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On this after dark episode we continue our conversation and going into different topics rapid fire style (movies, games, and top 5 actors 2.0) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thenoholdsbarredcrew/support
1. Options expiration is this Friday. The markets sold off yesterday and remain very volatile today. We also have the start of earnings season kicking off tomorrow. JP Morgan Chase (JPM), Delta Airlines (DAL) and Blackrock (BLK) will report earnings tomorrow. 2. The August JOLTS - Job Openings were 10.4million. There are plenty of job openings, now where are the workers? I was away this weekend and I saw so many places that needed help and could not find people to work. No truck drivers for you. 3. Jamie Dimon says Bitcoin is worthless, but people still want it. You have to appreciate his honesty. So are US dollars. What does Jamie know. Bitcoin is approaching its old all time high. It broke its psychological resistance point and has defied gravity. Signs point to more gains. $56k4. Gold/Silver is doing well today for a change. Silver futures a little on the weaker side. SLV is up today a few cents. 5. Natgas is now consolidating. Nick had a put option and banked 28%. It's a good pullback. Some more backing and filling. One or more major resource hedge funds could be on the rocks. High leverage and getting caught on the wrong side of the trade. Is Natgas another Gamestop?
On this episode: The ”Poddin' Next Door" crew hits on their usual opening banter, Pandora Papers, Why the guys missed last week, Coke Cola's impacts on the Mexico culture, PFAS impacts on the human population, Dallas shooter coming home celebration, Issues with podcast recording without headphones, and Squid Games review. Listen on most Digital Streaming Platforms. Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Google…… Follow + Subscribe: Instagram - @poddinnextdoor YouTube - Poddin' Next Door
In the season 2 episode 1 of the Stocks and Sandals Podcast, Mike and DJ talk to Hunter Archibald, a Hedge Fund Manager, who predicted the GameStop squeeze. We talk about ways to identify a short squeeze, and if its worth doing. New episodes are released on Tuesday mornings and can be found anywhere you listen to podcasts! Join the Stock Dads Discord and gain exclusive access to: 1. FREE Personalized Financial Planning with a Financial Advisor from Perspective Wealth Planning Complete access to our exclusive Stock Dads Academy education program for beginner, intermediate, and advanced traders. A wide variety of educational resources and tools. Real-time alerts and ideas for stocks, options, crypto, forex, and real estate. Live Stocks and Sandals® podcast recordings and Q&A sessions with expert guests. The support of an entire community filled with like-minded dads. A heavily moderated, clean, spam-free, safe environment to learn, ask questions, and grow. An opportunity to network with other dads, entrepreneurs, small business owners, investors, etc. Tons of other awesome dad tips and tools (parenting, personal/professional development, entrepreneurialism, lawn care, home improvement, and more!). Raffles, cash prizes, giveaways, and so much more! For a free stock, use the links below. Robinhood App: http://join.robinhood.com/davidb831 Webull App: https://act.webull.com/pm/hzvYJLM8KHhr/crd/inviteUs/ If you would like to leave us a review, you can do that here: https://ratethispodcast.com/stocksandsandals
Don Anders explains what a meme stock is and why people should be especially careful when considering meme stocks as a part of their retirement plan portfolio. Whether it's GameStop, AMC, Bitcoin, or some other investment that is popular for popularity sakes, you need to make sure you take precautions before investing.
Bitcoin is overbought on RSI14 and a reaction back to $50.000 is likely. However, that will just be a natural correction down before further pushes toward $75.000. Apple Inc is establishing a falling trend and markets are balancing on a thin thread as everything indicates a huge fall soon. Will it be this week?. You need to pay attention to Wednesday's CPI numbers and the quarter season is here with all its trading opportunities. With oversold RSI and support below, we see a trading opportunity in GameStop for this week hunting a 10% potential profit gain. Tune in to get all the details.
Tyler and Mike have another mailbag episode! Topics include Gamestop, Kirby, GTA III, Spider-Man Unlimited and Skill Based Matchmaking. The theme music is by RoccoW. The logo was created by Dani Dodge.
Sasha and Peewee talk about flipping thrift store, retail and garage sale items and all the bumps they experience along the way. Whether you're brand new to reselling or just looking to gain some additional knowledge, listen to Flips and Bumps and lets help each other make some money!This week:-Cheers?-Gamestop and DKOldies-Identifying Counterfeit Pokemon Video Games-A Huge Funko Pop Score-Garage Sale Talk-Flip or Bump of the Week-Well, well, well...New episodes every Monday at FlipsAndBumps.com or wherever you get your podcasts from@FlipsAndBumps on Twitter and InstagramEmail us any questions or comments you have at FlipsAndBumpsPodcast@Gmail.com#goodwill , #goodwillfinds , #resellercommunity , #resell , #reseller , #flip , #flipper , #flipping , #savers , #thrift , #pawn , #pawnshop , #garagesale , #garagesales , #estatesale , #fleamarket , #fleamarkets , #auctions, #bolo , #ebay , #ebaysales , #ebayseller , #ebayreseller, #videogames, #pokemon, #gamestop, #funko, #funkopop
There have been huge new developments from court filings that could impact markets in unknown ways, so tune in as we look at how the GameStop Saga is heating up! If you have been out of the loop, then this will get you caught up to speed.The GameStop Saga is Heating Up! - GME Stock | VectorVestUse this link for a FREE Stock Analysis Report ➥➥➥ http://bit.ly/2KsZlqzTry VectorVest Risk-Free for 30 Days ➥➥➥ https://www.vectorvest.com/YTVectorVest mobile app ➥➥➥ http://bit.ly/2UjF6y6 SUBSCRIBE To The VectorVest Channel ➥➥➥ https://www.youtube.com/user/VectorVestMB/?sub_confirmation=1
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Vlad Tenev is the co-founder and CEO of Robinhood. In this conversation, we discuss financial markets, reducing friction for accessibility, payment for order flow, crypto wallets, the Gamestop saga, and much more. ======================= If you haven't started building your crypto portfolio on Okcoin, there's no better time. They're one of the fastest growing global exchanges around and they have some promotions happening right now to help even more people be part of the future of finance. If you have an account already, you can split $100 in BTC with a friend when you invite them to sign up for Okcoin if they buy $100 of crypto in the first month. The more friends who sign up and buy, the more BTC you get. And I always recommend dollar-cost averaging as a way for investors to have more control over their average price when building their portfolio. Now you can automate dollar-cost averaging with completely fee-free daily, weekly, or monthly recurring buys on Okcoin until November 1. That's no fees at all on your purchases until the holidays. Get started on the web or on their new super easy-to-use app at okcoin.com/pomp ======================= MiamiCoin is the first token to be released by CityCoins, a community-driven project built on Bitcoin. CityCoins aims to give people around the world a new way to support their favourite cities. The protocol has already generated over $7 million dollars in donations to the city of Miami and continues to grow every day. If you want to get involved Follow @minecitycoins on Twitter to stay up to date with the project. Visit chat.CityCoins.co to join the community discord and contribute to the movement. =======================
If Ben Mezrich's title ”The Anti-Social Network” sounds familiar, there's a reason. He wrote the book that led to the standout film ”The Social Network.” He also wrote the nonfiction basis for the card-counting heist drama ”21” and many other books. His newest work recounts a daring raid on Wall Street by everyday investors, on track to become yet another movie. Listen in to better understand the story about GameStop's soaring stock value that became huge news in early 2021—as well as the work of one of today's most influential story-tellers. ... To support The Spaniard Show: Get this book here: The Anti-Social Network Purchase all your books here: Spaniard Show Reading List For speaking information, click here: Spaniard Website
A Chat with Diamond Hands, Jaime Rogozinski of Wall Street Bets Earlier this year, it was impossible to turn on the news without hearing about Gamestop, Wall Street and Wall Street Bets. The rogue group of investors in the infamous Reddit group turned the markets on their ear as traditional investors were left scratching their heads. In episode 555, we welcome the original Diamond Hands of Wall Street Bets to the show to discuss the traditional financial markets, his view on cryptocurrency and how the people have the power to take back their power. Jaime Rogozinski is the founder of the group and he's got a lot to say on the topic. Whether your hands are made of diamonds, titanium, plastic, cardboard or flesh, we welcome you to episode #555 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full show notes: badco.in/555 SUBSCRIBE, RATE, & REVIEW: Apple Podcast: http://badco.in/itunes Google Podcasts: http://badco.in/google Spotify: http://badco.in/spotify FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter: @BadCrypto - @joelcomm - @teedubya Facebook: /BadCrypto - /JoelComm - /teedubyaw Facebook Mastermind Group: /BadCrypto LinkedIn: /in/joelcomm - /in/teedubya Instagram: @BadCryptoPodcast Email: badcryptopodcast[at]gmail[dot]com Phone: SEVEN-OH-8-88FIVE- 90THIRTY DONATE CRYPTO TO THE SHOW: If you'd like to donate a bit of cryptocurrency to The Bad Crypto Podcast, feel free to send copious amounts to the following locations: $BTC: Bitcoin: 3GMgCH4dFUHSLdrPnLwEsfKPVnLnoGbzGZ $ETH Ethereum: 0x1ccE8A04fa6743eD1D24cA063c7543D43B42F328 $LTC Litecoin: LavXqTWVHebEgVhBXdg3Hue3xEAmgtxLgr $DOGE Dogecoin: DMngvNMX1U8Sg8PkDjCC3UTS8Mmn9RqTP5 DISCLAIMER: Do your own due diligence and research. Joel Comm and Travis Wright are NOT FINANCIAL ADVISORS. We are sharing our journey with you as we learn more about this crazy little thing called cryptocurrency. We make NO RECOMMENDATIONS. Don't take anything we say as gospel. Do not come to our homes with pitchforks because you lost money by listening to us. We only share with you what we are learning and what we are investing it. We will never "pump or dump" any cryptocurrencies. Take what we say with a grain of salt. You must research this stuff on your own! Just know that we will always strive for RADICAL TRANSPARENCY with any show associations. Support the show: https://badcryptopodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Vladimir Tenev is the co-founder and CEO of Robinhood, the revolutionary investment app that changed the face of investing. Robinhood has become the most talked about investment platform over the past year. It made its stock market debut in July and has a valuation of over $40 billion. Vlad is 34 years old and has a net worth of $2.6 billion. In our conversation, we covered how he started Robinhood, the idea of revolutionizing trading through no-commission trades, and the process of taking a company public. We also went in depth about criticism that the company has faced over its handling of the GameStop controversy, we talked about criticism of inexperienced investors taking risks, and we spoke about his new plan to help people invest in companies in their pre-IPO stage. #robinhood #vladtenev #GameStop EYL University: https://www.eyluniversity.com Host IG: https://instagram.com/bankgreenwood?utm_medium=copy_link Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Hello, Indie Creatives! In this episode, we have a conversation with Filmmaker, Entrepreneur, and Podcaster Alex Ferrari. In addition to his best-selling books, 'Shooting for the Mob' and 'Rise of the Filmtrepreneur,' we talk about his latest film 'On the Corner of Ego and Desire,' his childhood growing up in Jamaica Queens, NY, where and how he developed his "Hustle" mentality, his infamous Hollywood Video and GameStop arbitrage stories, why he decided to retire from Post Production work, and so much more. Enjoy! Listen+Subscribe+Rate = Love Questions or Comments? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on social and the web at https://linktr.ee/BonsaiCreative Love Indie Film? Love the MAKE IT Podcast? Become a True Fan! www.bonsai.film/truefans www.makeit.libsyn.com/podcast ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ More About Alex Ferrari ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ www.indiefilmhustle.com IFH Academy www.ifhacademy.com IFHTV: www.indiefilmhustle.tv (The World's First Streaming Service for Filmmakers and Screenwriters) Author of Rise of the Filmtrepreneur: How to Turn Your Indie Film into a Moneymaking Business Shooting for the Mob (Based on the Incredible True Filmmaking Story) Become a Fan: www.facebook.com/indiefilmhustle Follow us @indiefilmhustle Instagram @ifilmhustle Listen to the IFH Podcast: iTunes Listen to the Bulletproof Screenplay Podcast: iTunes Listen to the Filmtrepreneur® Podcast: iTunes #MAKEIT
Killian Brackey is the CTO at Sezzle, a Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) payments tool working with global brands like Discover, Target, Lamps Plus, GameStop, Barstool Sports and more. Over the last few years Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) has exploded in popularity, especially during the peak of the pandemic when online spending saw record levels. Now that stores have fully reopened across the country, consumers are looking to get a fix of the in-store shopping experiences. However, many still want to have the option to finance their purchases with BNPL payments platforms. Additionally, BNPL will only improve the touchless experience at the register, with tap-to-pay tools, improving the overall contactless experience. Killian discusses what Sezzle is doing to move the needle on that front with its own tap-to-pay technology, as well as Apple's move into buy now, pay later, whether big tech is set to take over the space (and why that may not be a good thing for innovation), and more.
In this week's episode, I interview Jaime Rogozinski, founder of Wall Street Bets, the famous Reddit trading group which earlier this year organized to push up the price of heavily shorted stocks like Gamestop and AMC to create a short squeeze, which had the double benefit of amplifying the group's gains and screwing over big hedge funds. Jaime goes over what led him to create the subreddit back in 2012 and how it grew into several thousands and then millions of members. He started Wall Street Bets to make money, but also because he believed the financial system was broken and so-called retail traders should have a chance against the big guys. A lot of those sentiments mirror ideals that fuel the cryptocurrency community and so it's only natural that after his exit from Wallet Street Bets, he has found his way into crypto. Thanking our sponsors: Balancer, one of the leading DeFi automated market makers (AMM) for multiple tokens. Dive into their pools here! Enzyme provides an easy way to build, scale and monetize DeFi investment strategies Kraken, consistently rated the best and most secure cryptocurrency exchange, which can get you from fiat to DeFi Aave, an open source and non-custodial liquidity protocol where users can earn interest on deposits and borrow assets The DeFi Pulse Index, by Index Coop - DPI is the easiest way to capture the upside of DeFi with the benefit of diversification. Buy DPI today on your favorite DEX.
This is the seventh of Ben Mezrich's books that I've read, and it reads like the rest...awesomely. This is the real-life account of the Gamestop financial phenomenon that took place in early 2021. A fascinating story about the little guys sticking it to the big guys. ... To support The Spaniard Show: Get this book here: The Antisocial Network Purchase all your books here: Spaniard Show Reading List For speaking information, click here: Spaniard Website
Our friend Big Keven returns to tell us how he became fabulously wealthy through stock trading. Along the way we learn about how life is in Alaska, the struggles of bald men, and the joys of acting. Intro by auntie004. Outro by reiyashi.
Comedian Josh Wesson opens up about how he went from broke to a complete life change after educating himself on the financial markets and getting involved in GameStop. Josh has learned so much about the SEC and the corruption that is now being exposed in the markets. Tune in to hear more about how this comic went from staying up until 4am to now waking up at 4am to research the markets which have changed his life.
What happens when you combine two of the biggest brands of the early 1980s? You get RadioShack's TRS-80 Whiz Kids comics, with special guest stars from the DC Universe. Marvel at snarky teens sassing the Man of Steel, then laugh at how he makes them perform complex math with mediocre computers! ----more---- Episode 16 Transcript Mike: [00:00:00] I used to go into an office, and when I did that, I had a dog that everybody loved and I baked cookies every day. Hello, hello, hello, welcome to Ten Cent Takes, the podcast where we sell out as superheroes, one issue at a time. My name is Mike Thompson and I am joined by my co-host, the talk show host of terror, Jessika Frazer. Jessika: Bwahahaha! I like when you give me nicknames that are a little mischievous and/or villainous, by the way. Mike: I mean, villains are always the most fun. Jessika: They really are. They get to do all the cool shit. Mike: Yeah. You need a strong villain in order to have a good story. Jessika: Absolutely. Mike: The purpose of this podcast is to look at notable moments in comic book history. [00:01:00] They can be big or they can be small, but we always hope that they're interesting, and we like to talk about them in ways that are both fun and informative. Today, we are going to be going back back back to the eighties and talking about the time that Superman sold computers for Radio Shack. Jessika: Fucking sellout. Mike: Man, I don't. Can you blame him though? I mean, he was a reporter, like he needed the extra cash. Jessika: That's true. That does not pay all that much, from my understanding Mike: Uh, speaking as someone who worked as a journalist for a decade, I can tell you it does not. Jessika: Confirmed, everyone. Mike: Confirmed. Before you freak out and think that you've missed an episode or that things are airing out of order, we are actually still doing the Sandman book club series, but we have decided to break it up, so it's not just one giant slog for people who aren't interested in Sandman. So that way there's a little something for [00:02:00] everybody, even as we're doing that prolonged experience. So every other episode will be the Sandman book club. Before we get to that though. What is one cool thing that you have read or watched recently? Jessika: Just last night, I watched the first episode of the Amazon Prime, let me just say it's 18+, animated series, Invincible. Mike: Hmm. Jessika: Have you seen that yet? Mike: I haven't, I read the comic for a while and I really liked it, but then it just kind of felt very repetitive. And also, I didn't like how the comic got very women in refrigerator-y. Jessika: Oh, okay, fair enough. Mike: Like yeah. Um, I hear it's great. I just, it's kind of, it's kind of like The Boys where like, I read the comic and, and then when they announced they were making a TV [00:03:00] show, I went, eh don't know. I like, I'm not sure. I really want to see that translated to the screen and then it was great. And so I'm sure that Invisible will be great. Jessika: I will be talking about The Boys later, in fact. Mike: Oh okay. Well, then. Jessika: But for now, yeah, I know, spoilers. So for those of you who hadn't seen it yet, it's about a teenage boy whose father is a famous superhero and the kid himself has also potentially expected to get powers, which he, not spoiling anything, he does, and very early on in this episode. And when this happens, his father starts teaching them how to use them properly, even though he seems a little disappointed, even, that his really did have powers, which was kind of strange, but we'll see where that goes. But what I really liked about this series, is that they make fun of our well-known superheroes with a character like Batman and one that's very much like Wonder Woman, et cetera. And again, I don't want to give too much away, but the ending is [00:04:00] super intense, and I'll definitely be watching more of it tonight after we've finished recording this. Mike: Yeah. And I will say that the comic itself has moments that are shockingly intense too. And it's really interesting because there are these moments that feel very wholesome and playful, and then there are other scenes that are complete 180 and it's really, it's kind of whiplash. Jessika: That was how it felt in the show as well. So I mean, that translated definitely. Mike: Yeah, it's one thing that's actually really neat is that it's the guy who wrote the comic, Robert Kirkman, is also the guy who created the walking dead. Jessika: Hm. Mike: So, you know, dude knows how to write a hit. Jessika: Yeah.I guess so, huh. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: Well, what about you? What have you been reading or watching? Mike: You mentioned a couple of weeks ago that you had read the first issue of a series called Die, by Kieron Gillen. Jessika: Yeah. Mike: I'd heard about it. I thought it looked [00:05:00] interesting. And then you mentioning that, threw it back on my radar, and so I found the first three volumes on Hoopla and I wound up bingeing through all of them in a couple of hours. And it's really good. I really like how it matches up a bunch of D & D tropes along with other things. And I just, I really, really enjoyed it. And so I want to say thank you for putting that on my radar. Jessika: Oh, that's awesome. Yeah, absolutely. You're welcome. And I'll have to go on Hoopla and check out more myself because I'd been wanting to, I just haven't gotten around to it yet. Mike: No, shall we, uh, shall we mosey along? Jessika: Mosey let's do it. Mike: What do you remember about Radio Shack when you were growing up? Jessika: Good old Radio Shack. Radio Shack was huge, when I was growing up. It was [00:06:00] definitely a household name and it had a reputation that it carried most electronics related items that you may want or need to purchase. So just on my memory block here in particular, they used to carry a radio that was pretty easy to alter, to be a scanning radio, to use for ghost hunting. And for a while, it was a great cheap alternative to buying something made for that purpose. And it was priced really low and like affordable versus like buying something that was made for that purpose. Mike: Mm. Jessika: And I've trying to find one of those radios for years now, but honestly, it's probably a dead end at this point, and I should just pony up the money to buy actual ghost hunting equipment. I mean, honestly, I should probably, if I want it, like I'm a full ass adult, I can afford the expensive things, maybe. Mike: We have credit cards now, Jessika. Jessika: Just charge it.I say I can afford the expensive things, like I really can, which isn't actually true. Mike: All right.[00:07:00] Jessika: I can afford the mid-level things. Mike: Yeah. I dunno. We used to have money and then we got air conditioning, and we're poor now. Jessika: I'm safe. I'm squirreling it away, man. Trying to buy a house, it's expensive. Mike: Yeah. Especially where we live. Jessika: I don't recommend it. Folks. Mike: Yeah, no, just. Jessika: Just stay away. Mike: Yeah. Welcome to the Bay Area. The dystopian capitalist apocalypse. Jessika: Everything is overpriced, and on fire. Mike: We're not making this up. Everything is literally on fire these days. And, and over priced, but that's just California in general. Yeah. Well, I mean, I had a similar experience to you, in different ways, but like, you know, it was the same brand awareness of Radio Shack. I didn't realize until I was doing the research for this episode, that Radio Shack is actually a hundred years old [00:08:00] as of this year. Jessika: What? How? Mike: Yeah. It was founded in 1921 by these two brothers, Theodore and Milton Deutchman. They set up a mail order business and a single retail location that was focused on providing parts for ham radio, which was a field that was still pretty new back then. And they wound up doing pretty well for a while, but they basically were bankrupt by the early 1960s. But you know, like 40 years is not a bad run. Jessika: Yeah. Mike: And then they got acquired by the Tandy corporation in 1960 for $300,000. Up until this point, Tandy had been this leather goods company and they were looking to basically get into the business of appealing to hobbyists, which they felt Radio Shack would be able to do. So, in order to do this, Tandy basically performed a complete overhaul of the unprofitable company it had just acquired, and the Wikipedia page has a really solid [00:09:00] summary of what happened. Jessika: Tandy closed Radio Shack's unprofitable mail order business, ended credit purchases, and eliminated many top management positions eating the salespeople, merchandisers and advertisers. The number of items carried was cut from 40,000 to 2,500, as Tandy sought to identify the 20% that represents the 80% of sales and replaced Radio Shacks handful of large stores with many little holes in the wall, large numbers of rented locations, which were easier to close and reopen elsewhere if one location didn't work out. Mike: Yeah. So basically they were just going for a strategy that made Radio Shack into a much leaner, more nimble operation, which that's like the goal these days, those are kind of the golden buzzwords, but they were actually trying to do that. Charles D. Tandy, who was the guy who actually ran Tandy corporation back then, said that they were [00:10:00] basically not looking for the guy anymore, who wanted to spend his entire paycheck on the sound system, and instead they were looking for customers who wanted to save money by buying cheaper goods and then like improving them through modifications and accessories. So now they were really appealing towards nerds, and aiming at kids who are going to like work on stuff for the science fairs. And honestly it, it worked. I mean, when I was growing up Radio Shack was that store you went to, when you needed some small part a replacement, there was always one nearby. And even if they didn't have a name brand part, they usually had an off-brand version of whatever you needed. And, I never went there thinking that it was going to break the bank. It was always a fairly affordable thing. Jessika: Yeah. Agreed. I can think of like four different locations where they had a Radio Shack, just like in our area here. Mike: Yeah. And I mean, like, I grew up in San Francisco in the eighties, and they were all over the place.[00:11:00] So now, what's interesting is that the whole rise of personal computers happened to coincide with this period of success for Radio Shack. The late seventies was when personal computers with microprocessors started to actually be a thing on the consumer market, but typically if you wanted one, you had to build them from a kit. Like you, you physically had to, like, buy the kit and then assemble it, following the instructions, which, I mean, I'm not going to lie. That is terrifying to me. Jessika: That is terrifying. And it's total nerd shit too. They were right. Mike: Right. Fucking nerds. Jessika: Nerd bait. Mike: Radio Shack actually wound up introducing the TRS 80 in 1977. And it was a game changer for the company because it was one of the first pre-built computers. And it was simultaneously backed by a national retail chain. It was this super basic computer that sold for $600, which adjusting for inflation is like $2,700 nowadays. [00:12:00] Jessika: Holy shit. There's no way. There's no way the average family is like, let's get one of those right away. Mike: No, it was, I mean, you know, this was for people who were super enthusiast, or had a lot of disposable income, which the middle-class used to have back then. Jessika: Different times. Mike: The salad days. But yeah, so the TRS 80, even though it had a fairly high price point sold like hotcakes, like gangbusters. I found this book and it's called, Priming the Pump: How the TRS 80 Enthusiast Helped Spark the PC Revolution, by Teresa Welsh and David Welsh. It has this really interesting history about that point in time, which, I mean, I'm not going to lie, I was waiting for her to be really dry, but it's full of a lot of really personal stories and anecdotes and it's cool, I really dug it. Basically, when they started manufacturing this computer, they were only expecting to sell 50,000 units. There's this great quote, talking about how [00:13:00] much of a surprise the first TRS computer sales were. Jessika: Both Charles Tandy and John Roach may have been skeptical about such a large. But it turned out to be an underestimation. When the first anniversary of the products came, the company found the, had sold many more than the prediction and taken a whopping 250,000 orders for TRS eighties. Most of them still undelivered. Actually we've seen various numbers in different sources, so we can't verify this number, but they certainly sold considerably more than 50,000. Don French said they received a number of threatening phone calls from people who demanded delivery of their TRS 80 right away. Ooh! Mike: Yeah, so after this huge success, they then ended up following the TRS 80 with the TRS 80 Color in 1980. And basically the first TRS computer was kind of like a full, complete unit with a built-in monitor and everything. [00:14:00] The TRS 80 Color, in turn, was just the computer itself, and then you would plug in a color TV instead of using this built-in monitor. The TRS computers wound up selling well enough that Radio Shack really leaned hard into the computer business, and they even started offering computer camps for pre-teens in the early eighties, which was kind of an extension of that mission that they wanted to appeal to kids who wanted to excel at science fairs, because I mean, you know, those were the new nerds. So if you want to learn more about the TRS computers, by the way, there's this really great site called MatthewReadsTRS80.org. That helped me kind of learn about a lot of this stuff. I'll put it in the show notes, but it's really kind of an interesting walk-through, this particular venue of history. Anyway, this was the high point for Radio Shack, to be perfectly honest. By September of 1982, the company had more than 4,300 stores just in America and [00:15:00] more than 2,000 independent franchises and towns that were not large enough to have a company owned store. So, for comparison, there are fewer GameStops worldwide today than there were Radio Shacks in the early eighties. Jessika: Wow. Mike: Like, I realized that GameStop has been having a rough go of it lately, but there's still a lot of them around. Jessika: Yeah. Huh. Mike: And during this period of unmitigated success, that's when the Whizkid's started to show up in comic books. The early eighties were right around the time when computers were starting to get a lot of prominent, you know, quote unquote roles in media. If you're listening to this and you want to learn more, there is a site dedicated to media prominently featuring computers and storylines, and it's called Starring the Computer, that tracks stuff like this all the way back to the fifties. It's an incomplete list, but it's really interesting, and they have a whole section devoted to Tandy computers.[00:16:00] Like, I remember there was an episode of Murder, She Wrote very early on where she moves to New York and there's this whole plot about how she's gotten a computer to write her novels on. And then evidence is falsified with a modem. It's really interesting. And you know, the computer was this suddenly viable object that could play a part in people's everyday lives and could serve as a driving narrative device. But as far as I can tell the first time anyone made comics specifically focusing on educating people about personal computers was when Radio Shack started to do these comic books. And I think that's just because it was such a new thing, especially on the personal consumer market, because, you know, up until recently computers had been these huge things that took up buildings on their own. Jessika: Yeah. And they had to be, like cooled, professionally, and I mean, it was just this whole thing. Mike: Yeah. I mean, there [00:17:00] is a movie right now on Disney plus called The Computer That Wore Tennis Shoes. Jessika: Oh, yeah! Mike: A very early Kurt Russell, and it's one of those things where the whole he's in college and he winds up getting shocked, I think, and there's this whole thing, this computer gets basically downloaded into him. So he has the processing power and knowledge of this computer, but they show you the computer and it like, it is a giant monstrosity of a thing that takes up, I think, an entire lab. Jessika: It does. I remember that movie. Mike: And I mean, our phones, these days are more powerful than those. So RadioShack started making comics in 1971. They were putting out a series of educational comics called the science fair story of electronics via the Radio Shack education comic book program. But, then in 1980, they pivoted and they started giving away these new comics in stores. You could also, [00:18:00] if you were a teacher, you could send in a request to Radio Shack on school letterhead and get a free pack of 50. Jessika: Oh, wow. Mike: And yeah, like, you know, they were really pushing that hard because these comics were educational, but they were also advertisements. Jessika: Very much so. Oh, that was something I messaged you earlier, was like, wow. I was reading just an ad there, wasn't I? Mike: But, I mean, I will say they were, they were educational. Jessika: Yeah, absolutely. Mike: Yeah, so the Superman Radio Shack giveaway comics starred the aforementioned Whiz Kids, Alec and Shanna, along with their teacher Mrs. Wilson, but for the first three issues, which were published in 1980, 81 and 82, they also starred Superman and other characters from the DC Universe. Jessika: I need to correct you for a second, because you said Mrs. Wilson, and it definitely was Ms. Wilson. Mike: Oh, I'm sorry. That's right. Jessika: It was Ms. Wilson, and I think that will come into play [00:19:00] later. Mike: That is true. She did not have a ring on her finger. Jessika: She did not. She looked a little close to all the superheroes that waltzed right up in there, half naked into her classroom. Mike: I mean, can ya blame her? Jessika: No, she was hot too. Mike: Right? We're going to talk about each of these specific issues, but first up is the Computer That Saved Metropolis, which was published in July of 1980. So, even though this was a promotional giveaway, DC committed some pretty serious talent to the book. The first two issues were written by Cary Bates, who was this long-term writer for DC. He wrote a ton of action comics, Superman, and the New Adventures of Superboy, as well as being the head script writer for the live action Superboy series in the 1980s that we discussed a couple episodes back. Jessika: Totally. Mike: He also worked as a script writer for various cartoons, including Gem and Gargoyles. Jessika: Oh, hell yeah. Mike: Right. [00:20:00] But then also his name might sound familiar to some people listening to the show because we mentioned him on the New Guardians episode where, it turns out he wrote issues two through 12 of the New Guardians. The art for this issue, meanwhile, was handled by Jim Starlin and Dick Giordano. Both of them are pretty big deals too. Starlin became a big name in comics during the seventies. He garnered a lot of acclaim for his cosmic space opera stories. He co-created characters like Shang-Chi and Thanos. Giordano in turn was an artist who had recently come back to DC comics and was serving as the Batman editor at the time. He actually got promoted shortly after this to be the company's managing editor in 1981. And then he was promoted again to executive editor in 83, and then he stayed with the company until the mid nineties when he retired, after his wife died. And then, aside from being a giveaway issue, this comic actually ran as a backup story in the July, 1980 ssues for Action [00:21:00] Comics, Legion of Superheroes, House of Mystery and Superboy. So Superman schilling Radio Shack computers, and forcing children to perform complex math for him, and definitely, probably schtupping Ms. Wilson, like, I think we need to agree that, that those two totally smashed. Jessika: Oh, absolutely. And I have my theories about her and Supergirl as well. Mike: Yeah. Yeah. Jessika: They had a moment. Mike: Right? Jessika: We both took the same picture of that same shot and I sent it to you and you were like, no way. Mike: I thought that was so funny. Jessika: Don't worry, we'll post that one. Mike: I, oh God. Like, I just, that was great. It was like great minds think alike. But yeah, all of this is officially a canon part of DC comics lore, which is wild. Like [00:22:00] Jessika: It's bat shit bananas. Mike: Yeah. Now weirdly it looks like this is the only issue that actually made it into other DC comics. So, you know, the other two or their own standalone things. And aren't officially cannon, I guess. All right. How would you describe the 1980 issue? The Computers That Saved Metropolis? Jessika: Well, these were like both very advertisey and complex at the same time in their narrative, which was interesting. So, this first one, I'm going to give you a little bit of backstory about these bitches. I say these bitches, because I'm going to be talking about a whole classroom full of children. So I obviously really like children. I have a bachelor's in French and everyone's like, you should teach. And I'm like, no, I shouldn't. Mike: Oh, oh no. Let's talk about that for a sec. I majored in history my first time through college, and everyone also said I should teach. And I was like, I fucking hate [00:23:00] children. I worked at Disneyland it poisoned me again. And don't get me wrong. I have, I have two stepchildren now. I love them. I would die for them. They're great. But kids in general, not a fan. They're sociopathic little monsters. Jessika: Mm hmm. So the comic starts off with Superman doing patrols around Metropolis, and apparently he just does that. And he just jets off to a sixth grade classroom at the whim of Ms. Wilson. Mike: I have my own theory about this. Jessika: Oh my goodness. He's supposed to be a guest teacher about computers, apparently. Like, First of all, for some reason, along with his super abilities, he's also a super computer genius. And is he accredited? Like is he allowed to be teaching students? Mike: No. Okay. There, there are two things to discuss here. So you have [00:24:00] to remember that Superman from the Golden Age through the modern age was largely a weird sci-fi series where the main character was this alien who had all these powers that constantly changed. There wasn't really any editorial control until they streamlined it with Crisis on Infinite Earths. But on top of that, he was generally shown to be an amazing genius, like just whenever they needed it. But ,he built the Superman robots. He. I can't remember if he made the Phantom Zone Projector or if the Phantom Zone Projector was on artifact from Krypton, he was constantly trying to restore the city of Kandor, which was basically shrunk down to the size of a bottle, and it was a Kryptonian city, to restore it to its full size. Like in that issue of Super Boy, we read, he like put all those chemicals together and created the pools that granted the dogs, various powers. Jessika: Yeah, no, I guess you're, I guess he's always been [00:25:00] smart. Mike: Yeah. But then the other thing is that Superman is a little bit too earnest in this issue. Like, he shows up exactly on time. And then he is clearly trying to impress these kids to make a good impression with Ms. Wilson. And everything about this reeks of a dude who had a one night stand and is now desperate to hook up again. So what he's doing is he's trying to prove that A) he is reliable and B) he is good with kids. Jessika: Yep. No, that's totally how it felt. Mike: I'm not speaking from experience. Jessika: Oh, so anyway, Superman creepily knows all the students' names, I guess, because he used his x-ray vision to look at the teacher's seating chart, even though that's not how x-rays work. That's always bothered me. I'm sorry, we don't have time for this. Mike: [00:26:00] Thomas Edison would like a word. Jessika: Seriously. Also, I have to mention that the whole class was bored as fuck even after Sups flew in. And I don't know about you, but every kid I knew, wanted to know about computers and have a turn on the computer when we got them in the library at school or when someone got one at home. Mike: Oh, yeah. Jessika: So the idea that one of the kids in his class is being dismissive of the whole idea of not doing normal schoolwork and just doing computer class instead with fucking Superman of all people. It's just ridiculous. Mike: Oh yeah. And that kid actively shit talked Superman repeatedly. Jessika: Oh, he's a shit heal. Oh. And he still gets to be the fucking like, protagonist. Fuck. Mike: Oh, it was so funny. I like, my favorite was when he beats Superman at a math problem later on and like the shit talking starts immediately, and I'm like, my dude, this is possibly not a good move to irritate a guy who could literally vaporize you with a [00:27:00] glare. Jessika: That's just it. That is just it. Yeah. No. Why would you try to piss this guy off? And then Shanna's like, Ooh, Superman. You better tell him. I was like, dude, Shanna, you, you need to shut the fuck up immediately and not goad this situation. Mike: You know, that was probably the most realistic part of this entire comic, because speaking as someone that lives with an 11 year old, they are shit stirrers. Jessika: Oh my gosh. So, Supes takes the kids up to the roof because of course he does, and he proceeds to give the class some very long-winded exposition about the history of computers and their size and what they do and how they've evolved from the first computers, and moving into how they're used in society today from space travel to transistor radios, which what a time capsule of a callout. Mike: [00:28:00] Yeah. Jessika: This whole thing was a whole time capsule. Mike: Yeah. Very much is. Jessika: Of course, there was also some lovely product placement throughout and some not-so-subtle comments on affordability versus common household items. Tangent that always cracked me up to say, this computer is less expensive than a TV. Well, okay, but maybe I need a TV and I don't need a computer. They do vastly different things, or they did at that point. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: It kind of reminds me of saying like this China set costs less than a month of gross. Okay, well, I need to eat and I don't necessarily need a China set, so. Mike: Yeah, I mean, he was hard selling those kids. Jessika: Oh yeah. He was like, you should ask your parents to go out and buy you one. Mike: Yup. Jessika: So, of course, Supes hears with his super hearing a tornado and he like jets the fuck out of there. And, he defeats it by [00:29:00] blowing the wind or something like that. And then he feels all sick and shit, and comes across a villain named Major Disaster who, you know, just as his name implies, causes quote unquote natural disasters like there's floods and shit. It was a little ridiculous. Mike: Yeah, he was always kind of like a C- to D-list villain who would use weapons and equipment to make natural disasters. My knowledge of this character is hazy at best, but I think eventually he gained the ability to manipulate probability. He didn't appear a lot and he's been dead for a while, I think. Cause I remember him showing up as a zombie in Blackest Night. Jessika: Oh. Mike: But, I mean, I remember reading this stuff and I was like, this is kind of a cool, like off-the-wall villain. I dig him. You know, I certainly liked them a lot better than other villains that I've seen in Superman books where it's like, you know, generic alien warlord number five. Jessika: Seriously. Well, and when I read the name, Major Disaster, I was like, [00:30:00] same, girl. So, of course Superman needs the help of these children that he like, makes them perform these, like, high-stress situational calculations on the computer for him. Instead of like asking the adult he's banging in the room. Mike: I mean. Jessika: Honestly, come on, like, get the adults involved, like, Alec and Shanna don't need to save the day. They're supposed to be in sixth grade, even though they look way older than that. Mike: Like, yeah, they looked like kind of like eighth or ninth graders. Like they were a little bit older, it seemed. Jessika: The second one, they looked older than that, they looked like they were teenagers in the second one, for some reason, I was like, what's that? And then the third one, they got young again. And I was like, I don't know what's happening with you guys, but. Mike: Yeah. I mean, I will say that I was willing to believe that Alec was in sixth grade just because he had that awful fucking bowl haircut that like. Jessika: My brother had that. Mike: Right. Yeah. But [00:31:00] when did he stop having it? Jessika: No, no, you're right. Probably after he was like in, probably after middle school. Mike: Yeah. It's, you know, it's that thing where suddenly you realize, oh, I can go to a barber instead of having my parents cut my hair. Jessika: Oh. So the kids basically do a bunch of calculations, and they double check each other's work by doing the same calculation on two separate computers that Supes and flown in prior and just left there. Apparently. Mike: Yeah. And there's a whole thing about how Major Disaster had knocked out all the other computers in town, but he didn't know about these two personal computers because personal computers were a new thing. And that's the other reason that they're the ones who were performing the calculations and then they're on radio headsets with Superman providing this information. Jessika: I still say you're in a school that has way more adults than just the one standing in that room, and even that one's not involved. So. Mike: I mean, well, and the other thing is that the math equations that he's throwing at them are like this jet is falling out of the sky at this speed. [00:32:00] The wind is this fast. They're going at this angle. How fast do I need to go to catch them without doing damage to the plane or the people inside. And it's like, first of all, of course, yes, as you said, it's high stress, but second, like I still don't know how to do that math equation. I don't know how these sixth graders did because they looked like they were in a pretty shitty school that Superman made worse at one point when he liked tunneled up through the floor and just left a giant hole. Jessika: He was like, I'll fix that later. Mike: Sure you will, sure you will, Clark. Jessika: It's awful. Uh. So he finally of course finds the villain, defeats him, whatever. Then the kids are hailed as heroes and as a reward, I guess they get to be at a Radio Shack commercial about the computers they used. I mean, cool. I guess. Mike: Yeah. It was kind of a, a, meh ending, but, but yeah. Like, I dunno. Did you [00:33:00] like the issue overall? I'm curious. Jessika: It got really in the weeds playing up the computer aspects, which okay. I get it. You know, again, I get it. This is an advertisement, but dude, snooze fest, I put it down a few times and had to pick it back up, during those computer exposition parts. And you know, I'm slightly bothered by a vague plot line, but all in all, like it was, it was fine. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: To use your line. Mike: Yeah. I mean, reading through it, some of the computer history stuff I thought was actually pretty interesting Jessika: Yeah. Yeah. Mike: Like, when they went up on the roof and he was saying, you know, so the space that we're sending in actually is the size of what computers used to fill. And yeah, it does get a little too in the weeds because they're trying to get a little too much exposition in there at the same time. I felt like overall it walked a relatively fine line of providing action that was kind of [00:34:00] interesting. And, and the plot line of, oh, well, yeah, his powers were on the fritz because there was microscopic kryptonite particles in the tornado and he inhaled them when he was getting ready to blow it out. Like, I thought that actually was surprisingly well thought out for basically a licensed advertisement. You know, this was, this was effectively a full length version of one of those like hostess, Twinkies ads that they used to do. Jessika: Right? Mike: Yeah. But like, I didn't hate it. I found it charming. Jessika: It had its moments. Mike: Yeah. I'm not going to lie, I found the undeniable sexual attention between Superman and the kid's teacher really entertaining. Jessika: Yeah, definitely it was palpable. I thought it was even funnier too, that the kids were even, like Ms. Wilson, how do you know Superman? Mike: And she doesn't answer! Jessika: And she was like, She like side eyes.[00:35:00] How do I know Superman?…Biblically. Mike: Well, and that was the funny thing was when we were talking about this ahead of the episode, I was like, so yeah, they, they totally smashed, right? Like, like that's not up for debate. Jessika: No, it's really not. It happened. Mike: All right. let's move on to the next issue. So. Clearly, this was a successful marketing tool because in 1981, DC and Radio Shack released a brand new book that was called Victory By Computer. So this time the main story was illustrated by a couple of legendary artists. There was Curt Swan and Vince Colletta. Coletta started as an artist and anchor from the Silver Age of comics. He frequently collaborated with Jack Kirby who is known as, you know, the king of comic books, and a lot of folks considered their run on Thor to be the definitive take on the character. Kurt Swan's involvement, on the other hand, is especially noteworthy. [00:36:00] He is considered by many comic book artists to be the Superman artist. He started penciling Superman and Superboy comics in the late forties. And he didn't stop until DC put them out to pasture in the mid eighties because they were rebooting Superman via Crisis on Infinite Earths. Arlen Schumer, who's this major comic book historian, says Swan penciled over 19,000 covers and pages of interior art for Superman comics. Jessika: Whoa! Mike: Yeah. Like again, they were putting some serious talent behind these books. Jessika: They were pumping out a lot of content, to be fair. Mike: Yeah. How would you summarize Victory By Computer? Jessika: We find ourselves, yet again at the elementary school, I put in heavy quotations of kids that look like they're about 17 years old, this issue. So Shanna and smartass Alec are back at it. This time, Supergirl joins the class to [00:37:00] teach them about the pocket computer. What a fucking throwback. Mike: Like, that's something that we need to explain. Like the pocket computer was, basically kind of like a smart calculator that could perform basic functions and had a little keyboard in there. And I don't know how much they sold for, but they couldn't have been cheap. Jessika: I can't imagine so, yeah. Well, and by the way, at this point in the scene where Supergirl pulls out, her pocket computer, she pulls out of a pocket on her cape. So canonically, there are pockets in the capes. Mike: Yeah. They can't get them on the rest of their costume, but they can get them in their capes. Jessika: Which means that there's just stuff like weighing down the cape, so it shouldn't even be moving like it does. Mike: I remember in an early issue of Superman, the eighties series that John Byrne was doing, there is a bit where he stops by a balloon vendor because he's got a drone pursuing him and he winds up like [00:38:00] thinking, oh, it's lucky that I always carry a few spare dollars in like my belt buckle because he had that yellow belt back then, which side note I miss the yellow belt. I don't know if it's back, cause I haven't read any Superman comics for a while, but they got rid of it for quite some time. Like, I mean, you know, it's the Henry Cavill look now or it's the full blue suit. I miss the red trunks in the yellow belt. Jessika: Yeah. the good old days. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: So Supergirl decides to use her super powers to show the class they are able to find information on the TRS 80's as fast as she was able to find it, like physically with her super powers looking for it. And it was like, okay, sure. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: When an odd comparison, but fine. Mike: Yeah, it was really weird, there was a bit where they, like, it almost felt like they were hacking into the newsfeed of, I think the Daily Planet to get headlines, even though I'm sorry, but like, come on really, you think that a [00:39:00] print journalistic outlet is going to have top of the line technology back then come on. Jessika: No they're not putting any of that into a computer. They're still handwriting everything. Mike: Yes. I think back then they were still using, the electric typewriter that had like the built-in, it was quote unquote memory, but it was, you know, not really. Jessika: Not as we know it now, at least. And there was some definite sexual tension with Ms. Wilson at Supergirl as well. We will post the picture. Um. Mike: Right. It's this whole bit where Supergirl is like, oh, don't worry. I'm a school teacher in my secret identity. And I'm like, I don't know. Like, Are you just trying to impress her with this? What's the end goal of revealing this crucial information about your secret identity, Supergirl? Jessika: I know, right. She's just trying to connect with another human. She's like I'm also a school teacher. We should talk about it over dinner sometime. Mike: And then maybe move in together after three weeks of dating, and adopt three cats. Jessika: Oh, my gosh. So, Super girl basically [00:40:00] teaches the class and then she I'll bet she just left those fucking pocket computers too, because you know, just like Superman just left the computers there. He was like, have fun kids. Mike: Okay. Yeah, but here's the thing, like, you really think that some middle school kids or elementary school kids, however old they fucking are. You really think that they're going to sit there and try to steal the computers that the literal alien gods from other planets dropped off and taught them about? Jessika: Oh, I'm not, I'm not worried. Oh, that's funny. Yeah, no, I'm not worried about them stealing it. I'm just like Superman just apparently has like the extra spending cash that he can just like drop off two computers to a school and just like fuck off. Like really? Mike: No, I mean, I, I viewed it the other way of just like, they're like, they're not worried about it. They're like, yeah. We'll, we'll get those back. Don't worry. Jessika: Oh, so Supergirl apparently gets asked to go on [00:41:00] patrol by Superman and she spots something fishy. And so she goes to check it out, but it was a trap, of course. Mike: Yeah, but I mean, it wasn't even a very good trap. Jessika: Is a stupid trap. It was like, if you're a superhero and you happen to get curious, because you happen to be going near this location, maybe. And she like fell right into maybe a four foot by four foot hole in the ground. So I'm not really sure how that worked either. They just were like, nah, she's going to fall right here. Mike: Yeah. Like she fell through the skylight after getting hit with like a blast of red sun radiation, or whatever it is. Jessika: You know what it was, they used their TRS 80 to calculate where she was going to fall. So she gets stuck in what's basically like, it's like a lounge. It's like somebody's living room, and they have a computer there with a phone. So it's like, they weren't even trying that hard to keep her [00:42:00] there. Mike: No, it was, it was absolutely the, like what a seventies swinger house looks like in all the movies that we see now where you're just like, oh, oh, okay. Jessika: It basically had a conversation pit. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: Yeah. So of course, she remembers the phone number from Ms. Wilson's classroom. Mike: Yeah, because the rotary phone had the phone number printed on the front of it, because that was a thing that used to happen. Jessika: I feel like that's a little more explaining than she needed to give. I think she is making up for the fact that she just knows that number by heart. Mike: I was going to say, I think she really wanted to get Mrs. Wilson's phone number, and then it just happened to actually be helpful in a way other than getting her a date. Jessika: Gosh, Ms. Wilson, man. And canonically bisexual? Question mark? Mike: I don't see why not. I think we can, I think we can [00:43:00] officially declare it. Jessika: Someone's going to @ us, I hope they do. So at any rate, she gets in touch with the class. She makes them do all these weird wacky calculations, has some get in touch with Superman. And by the time Superman gets there, like she's gotten out of it because she also used the computer to find out that there were like underground tunnels. And so she's like, I'll just walk out of these tunnels. Mike: Yeah, basically it turns out it was like an old mob hide out and the students were able to look up some articles, which again, like, I don't know, because I was born in 81 and I don't have a good idea of what computer and internet adjacent technology was like back then. But they apparently look up articles about this hideout that got busted and they learned from the articles that there were underground tunnels that. Whatever, it was dumb, they don't even show her getting out. It was dumb. Jessika: No, she's just like walking out afterwards and Superman's, like, [00:44:00] oh, I was here to save you. And she's like, I just took the tunnels dude. And then like the bad guys are just, they just happened to be driving by. So they were like, well, let's just go get the bad guys. What do you think? It looks like, oh those are Lex Luther's dudes. Let's just go get the bad guys. Mike: Yeah. And there's a whole thing where like, Lex Luther has announced from jail that like Superman is going to break him out and it's a much looser plot than the first issue was. Like the first issue, there was like, I felt like a much tighter story, you know, in between the educational bits, this one, it felt like they were kind of stretching to figure out a way to connect all this stuff. Jessika: For sure. Yes. Mike: Yeah. Yeah. So I think we can safely say that this was not our favorite of three books. Jessika: No, this one was so ridiculous. I mean, I loved the heavy, heavy [00:45:00] gay overtones. Mike: I mean, when do we not love the heavy gay overtones? Come on. Jessika: It's the agenda after all: brunch for everyone. Mike: Yeah. So like, do you have any final thoughts on this, or should we move on to the last of the three books? Jessika: Ugh. That's just once mosey. Mike: Okay. All right. So 83 was when we got the final book, which is the Computer Masters of Metropolis. So, this time Paul Kupperberg wrote the script for the comic. Kupperberg, he's not exactly a household name in terms of comic books, but he is actually pretty prolific. He's written over a thousand comics during his time as a writer, including the first appearance of He-Man and then he wrote the subsequent Masters at the Universities for DC. Yeah, like, you know, so I've read some of his stuff and I didn't even realize it. Also like, this is actually my favorite factoid about him. He served as the senior editor of the Weekly World News shortly [00:46:00] before it got shut down in 2007. Jessika: What? Mike: Yeah. And like that automatically makes me like the dude, because the Weekly World News was one of my favorite things when I was in college, and because I was so good at Photoshop in high school and college, and I was interested in journalism, but I also love the weird stuff, I actually wanted to apply to the weekly world news for a job just for like a little while. And be like, yeah, like I Photoshop pictures of bat boy. Like, I really was hoping that that would be a thing, and then they shut down right after I graduated college and broke my cold black heart. Jessika: It's a damn shame. Mike: But yeah. So, meanwhile, the art was handled again by Curt Swan and then he was also assisted by Frank Chiaramonte. Chiaramonte was Swan's regular anchor on the main Superman book from 1978 to 82. And then this is one of his last books that he worked on because he died really young in January of [00:47:00] 83. He was only 40 years old. Like. Jessika: Oh. Mike: Yeah, it's really weird too. I was trying to figure out what happened and all I could find was that just, he died young. But, he was regarded pretty well and he worked on a lot of stuff. So I think if he hadn't died, he probably would've, you know, gone on to great things. But the Computer Masters of Metropolis doesn't have a publish date other than 1982, which means it came out less than a year before his death, because he died in January of 83. Jessika: Oh, dang. Mike: Yeah. All right. So what happened in the Computer Masters of Metropolis? Jessika: So, those are some lucky kids studying at whatever outskirts elementary school this is. Cause it's not in Metropolis proper, it's like in the suburbs of Metropolis somewhere. Mike: Yeah. You know, it's superhero-adjacent to the city. Jessika: Yeah. Yeah. Right. And again, not sure why Ms. Wilson seems to be on really, really [00:48:00] friendly terms with all the superheroes in the area, but Wonder Woman shows up to take them to the World's Fair, which of course is being held in Metropolis. Mike: Yeah. Which I mean, okay. Why, why not? Jessika: Exactly. Meanwhile, Lex Luther was salty about being denied entry for an exhibit for the World's Fair because the organizers didn't want to encourage his villainy. Mike: It's so good. It's so good. Jessika: And so Luther decides to try to blackmail a way in, but that didn't work. So, of course he decides the thing to do is to threaten, to like completely destroy the fair, and ultimately creates another red solar radiation trap. This time, luring Superman into a room, rigged with explosives and bathed in red solar radiation, dun, dun, dun. So once again, there are computers in the room, I think, so. So he reaches out to [00:49:00] Alec and Shanna who are told that Wonder Woman should also be at the fair and to page page her. And she's basically like, okay, why are children paging me right now? But finds out that Superman is being held at the plantarium. She lassos the whole damn building and whips it around and it somehow deactivates the red solar radiation beam? Question mark? Mike: I don't know, man, I was pretty checked out when I was reading this. Like. They reused a lot of the same stuff, too. Like the same art where they were showing the computer chip, getting threaded through the needle, the bit where the kids are all walking on the giant demo version of the TRS, Jessika: Oh, and those kids were being very nice because they acted surprised and very impressed to see that same damn exhibit for a second time. Mike: Yeah. Which previously had showed up in the last issue. And I mean, like, it was a lot more exposition this time around too. Jessika: It was. Mike: [00:50:00] Anyway, sorry. Jessika: No, not at all. So Superman escapes and they catch Luther and the day is saved. And the end scenes were particularly silly. The mayor I'm assuming goes to thank Wonder Woman for saving the day. And she's like, but also these children, who just happened to be standing on the stage, like right behind her anyway, like the mayor, just, wasn't going to say anything about those kids on the stage, too, apparently. And they had a computer on stage with them? They were like, and this is the computer, let it hold the key too. And you got to know that like both Wonder Woman and Superman have to have entire rooms dedicated to the key to Metropolis that they get every time they save some damn building or something, they're all like, chuck another one in there. No, no, no. You kids keep that one. Mike: It's fine. I've got 12 at home that are much nicer. Jessika: They're hanging on a wall around in a study. Mike: They just use them as like coat racks. Jessika: [00:51:00] So Alec and Shanna, once again, saved the day, I guess. Mike: Yeah, I mean, this was actually my least favorite of the three comics, because again, it was recycling art or, or using very similar art. It was making a lot of the same points, but it felt a lot more telling, not showing. And while I was really happy to see Lex Luther being next level petty, which, these days, you know, Lex Luther is a billionaire CEO, scientist who also has like armies of underlings performing super science for him that he's able to utilize. He's basically he is a more- Jessika: Jeff Bezos. Mike: Yeah, He is He is a, I was going to say, he's just, he's a more nakedly transparent, Jeff Bezos. Jessika: Oh, you actually were going to say that. I'm sorry. I stole that right from out from under you. Mike: [00:52:00] No. I mean like it's, I'm sorry, like Jeff Bezos exploits his workers and use the money that he got from that to take a rocket ship and play astronaut, which side note, one of my favorite things about that entire story is that NASA at the last minute redefined, I think it was NASA, redefined what constitutes the definition of an astronaut, so he couldn't get an astronaut patch or pin. An astronaut pin, I think. Jessika: Which, again, the level of petty, but this is what I need. This is what I need to see, because it can't always be fucking Lex Luther winning. Mike: Yeah. But anyway, like I really appreciated that we got to see Lex Luther being a super villain goon, like very flamboyant, flying around with his own little personal jet pack or jet boots, whatever they were like, they were like, it was like little rockets that he had attached to like his. I'm I'm struggling to remember if it was on his boots or on his waist. It was one or the other, right? Jessika: Yeah, I think it was [00:53:00] on his, I think you're right about the boots. And then he also had those fancy power gauntlets. Mike: Yeah. And I mean, the other thing is back in this era, Lex Luther actually had a couple of different costumes that he wore that were very colorful and over-the-top, and it was like green and purple. So it kind of was that, that Joker color motif again, you know, it was really striking. And so he had that outfit of kind of the purple and green spandex that we saw in this issue. But then he also had this really baller set of green power armor that he used to really make Superman's life miserable for awhile. Like I said, after 1983, Radio Shack stopped with the Superman comics, but they didn't actually stop making comics. They kept on doing these comics with the Whiz Kids, but they instead moved over to Archie comic publications. I haven't been able to find out why the partnership's stopped. There's very little actual [00:54:00] documentation about these comics outside of a bunch of articles saying, oh yeah, they happened. Like they were a thing. They were dumb. And then pretty much all I've been able to find otherwise is people selling them. Cause there's still a lot of them around. And if you're looking for a fun piece of comic book history, these aren't very expensive, even in mint condition. That said the Tandy brand was starting to fall out of popularity by 83. For some perspective, it's estimated that Tandy controlled up to 60% of the personal computer market in the late seventies, which is like an astronomical market share. However, and this is from an article by a guy named Ron White, that he wrote for a magazine called 80 Micro in 1987, and you can now find it on a site called Vintage is the New Old, and we'll put this in the show notes again, Tandy's market share was down to 25% by 86. So it's a pretty fast fall from grace. Jessika: Yeah. Mike: And then, even though Archie was publishing the comics, [00:55:00] none of the Archie characters actually showed up in any of these books with the Whiz Kids, although Radio Shack did publish Archie in the History of Electronics separately. Jessika: Oh. Mike: Like, yeah. But based on that, my guess is that Radio Shack was looking to save some cash and Archie was probably a much better deal. I'm guessing it costs a lot more to license DC superheroes than it does to just make a comic without any big name characters. Jessika: Oh, I am sure. Mike: Yeah. And then shortly after Archie took over the publication duties, the TRS computer line got rebranded to the Tandy computer. So it makes sense that the comic was rebranded from the TRS Whiz Kid's to the Tandy computer Whiz Kids. And that's actually, when I first became aware of this whole venture, because Nostalgia Alley, which is the local retro game store up in Petaluma, has a copy of one of the Tandy Whiz Kids comics on the shelf behind the counter. And so I [00:56:00] spotted that one time and I was talking to Jason, the owner, and he let me check it out for a couple of minutes. And that's when I started looking into this whole thing, which, per usual, led us down a rabbit hole. Jessika: Love these rabbit holes of ours. Mike: Yeah, they're fun. Anyway, the Tandi Whiz Kid's comics kept on coming out until 1992. And based on what I understand, they featured the Whiz Kids solving crimes, using Tandy computers and other Radio Shack products. I haven't read them. I do really want to track down a copy of the Computer that Said No To Drugs though. Jessika: Who was offering computers drugs? They are expensive! Mike: I, I don't know. I'm really curious about everything about that. Jessika: Hey man, you want to hit this? It's just a fucking computer. And it's like, what are you talking about, dude? Mike: Oh, I'm having flashbacks now of that episode of, uh, Futurama where Bender gets hooked on electricity. Jessika: Oh, hahahaha. [00:57:00] Mike: They keep on referring to it as jacking on anyway. Yeah. But the early nineties were when things really started to go downhill for Radio Shack and they never really stopped, because stores like Best Buy and Walmart just started to really eat their lunch. And then, it got to the point where they've had to declare bankruptcy twice in the past five years or so. Like they also declared Nick Cannon as their chief creative officer around the time of the first bankruptcy. Yeah. And now they've been bought by some shady sounding company out of Florida. So the brand is still around, but it's not really the company that we grew up with. And I don't know, I'm honestly not sure what's worse, like partnering with Nick Cannon, or being this pale reflection of your former glory. They both sound pretty bad. Jessika: Yeah. Mike: But yeah, that's the story about Superman, and how he wound up acting as a computer salesman for [00:58:00] a couple of years. You got any final thoughts? Jessika: So I'm just shaking my head over here. Like my nostrils are flaring. Mike: How was that different from any other conversation I lead though? Jessika: I literally prepare myself for these, cause I'm like, all right, you can get angry, but don't get too angry. My secret is I'm always angry. Mike: Dun dun dun. Jessika: Hmm. So you know, it's really interesting to see how very far we've come since these issues came out in the early eighties. Like, we're sitting here on small laptops, I've got a phone and a tablet right here in front of me as well, and you and I are basically sitting across from each other, having a conversation, even though we're not even in the same physical location. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: It blows my mind how amazing things like high speed trains and basic information [00:59:00] searches seemed back then, when they're so commonplace now. Like, I seriously Google everything. I would be nowhere without Google. Mike: Yeah. My career is because of the internet. Jessika: Yeah. Yours, yours sure, is absolutely that's, yeah. That's a wild thing to think about too. And it's also wild to think about how much more advanced technology has become even in just, I had to do the calculations 40 years time, which I about had a panic attack when I mathed that out because. Ha ha ha. We're almost 40. Mike: Yep. Actually this episode is going to air right around the time that I'm going to be turning 40. Jessika: Yup. Happy birthday, to Mike. Mike: Thanks, I hate it. Jessika: No, Yeah. Right. At least you're not my mom giving my dad a [01:00:00] vulture piñata for his 40th birthday. Mike: No, Sarah has declared that she wants my 40th birthday to be a super soft birthday, which if you've ever watched Letterkenny. Jessika: Yes! I was hoping You were going to say that. There has to be a unicorn. Mike: I know, I think it's going to be put on hold until we're all vaccinated, but we might do a belated super soft birthday. Jessika: Yeah, okay. I figured you guys are going to have a family super soft birthday. But, if you want to have a super soft after birthday, when things clear up, I am, I am there and I will be eating some lovely pink frosted cupcakes with you. Mike: You're on, big shoots. So we are now at the point of the episode where we're going to wrap things up with our Brain Wrinkles, which is when we discussed the one thing that is comics or comics adjacent that we just can't get out of our head. So you want to start things off? Jessika: Oh sure. [01:01:00] As I promised, I just finished watching the latest season of The Boys, which is season two. Holy shit. Holy fucking shit. That show is bat shit wild. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: And what's been sticking in my head is the abuse dynamic between Homelander and mean, anybody he deals with, really? Mike: I was gonna say, everybody? Jessika: Yeah. And it's so interesting, cause as he was growing up, he was taught that not only is he more powerful than any person, he has been told that he is special and is entitled to do whatever pleases him. Which is really scary to see him manipulating others, using fear as a motivator to encourage them to comply. And honestly, the reason it scares me the most is just the powerlessness that these people, and most often women, are terrified into just following through with Homelander's whims. Mike: Yeah. yeah. There's a lot of really [01:02:00] uncomfortable moments in that show. But I like the show, which I didn't expect. Jessika: Well, I do like that it's putting a spotlight onto that dynamic, cause that's a dynamic that we show is very one-sided, usually a little victim blamey. Mike: Mmhmm. Jessika: You know, why didn't she just leave kind of a narrative, which we all know it's not that easy. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: And I think this is a really good example of why it's not that easy, in a very powerful way. And, it does remind me of people who are stuck in abusive households or relationships and are in different ways, powerless to leave their situations. So, hopefully it sparks some conversation. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: Well, but what about you? Mike: Mine is also TV related, but it's not quite as topical as your thoughts. So, I actually was trying to show my stepson[01:03:00] some X-Men cartoons the other day. And as we started to watch the first episode of Wolverine and the X-Men, he started to ask me all these questions about who the different characters were, because they basically start the show off assuming that the audience knows who all of the X-Men are, because at the time when it launched, the X-Men were a major brand, and then Disney acquired Marvel right before this. And then, they kind of made mutants personas, non grata, and, the mutants have not been featured in Disney programming up until the point where basically for the past 10 years, major media representation for kids of characters, like the X-Men, aren't all that common. And so it was just kind of a really thoughtful moment for me, where I realized I had to start them over from the beginning with an earlier X-Men cartoon, where he gets all these introductions. And I think there's going to be this generation that is going to grow up learning who the X-Men are a lot later than a lot of us [01:04:00] did. Like I knew all of the X-Men by the age of nine and I suspect. Jessika: Oh, yeah. Mike: Yeah. And so I think it's going to be really interesting to watch a generation of teenagers discover the X-Men really for the first time outside of, you know, Wolverine and Deadpool, because everybody knows who they are. Jessika: Yeah, of course. Hm. Mike: But yeah. Jessika: That's wild. Mike: Yeah. It's kind of one of those surreal moments of realization. Yeah. Jessika: Hmm. Mike: So, in two weeks we will be back with our next installment of the Sandman book club, which is going to be volumes three and four. And then until then we'll see you in the stacks. 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Link To Article: https://bit.ly/3iiLpihHow Long Would You Stand In Line For A PS5?Since the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S went on sale last fall, Best Buy hasn't sold next-gen consoles at its brick-and-mortar locations, citing safety concerns around covid-19. That changed on Wednesday, when the big box retailer said it would sell a limited supply at stores across the country today. Predictably, the whole thing has been A Lot.For the past ten months, it's been nearly impossible to get your hands on an Xbox Series X/S or a PS5, despite both outpacing sales records of their predecessor consoles. Typically, when stock for the Xbox Series X/S or the PS5 becomes available, it does so digitally, either via third-party retailers—Walmart, Target, and, if you pay for the premium membership, GameStop—or direct buys from Microsoft and Sony. There's usually almost no heads up for such availability. And when listings do go live, they go away in the blink of an eye, with products scooped up by bots, scalpers, and digital shoppers who are one with the Matrix.Support the show (https://bit.ly/2XdAlJC)
Ford has announced a $11.4 billion deal to build four new battery and EV factories through a joint venture with South Korean battery maker SK Innovation. Ford CEO, Jim Farley, spoke with CNBC's Phil Lebeau about Ford's ambitious electric vehicle plan and what it means for American jobs and the U.S. supply chain. Data analytics company Amplitude (AMPL) has listed on the Nasdaq via direct listing, rather than a SPAC or traditional IPO. Amplitude CEO Spenser Skates and renowned venture capitalist Bill Gurley of Benchmark discuss the debut, tech valuations, and the flaws in the IPO process. Senate Republicans blocked a House-passed bill that would prevent a government shutdown and a potential default on U.S. debt. As the deadline to avoid a government shutdown and a debt default approaches, lawmakers are on the clock to pass an appropriations bill and to suspend or increase the debt ceiling. Plus, Fed Presidents are stepping down and #KenGriffinLied is trending on Twitter as more GameStop drama unfolds.In this episode:Jim Farley, @jimfarley98Spenser Skates, @spenserskatesBill Gurley, @bgurleyPhil Lebeau, @LebeaucarnewsJoe Kernen, @JoeSquawkBecky Quick, @BeckyQuickAndrew Ross Sorkin, @andrewrsorkin
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Full Overwatch 2 Push Map Gameplay with Pro Players - GameSpotNext In-Store PS5 Restock Announced - ComicBook.comThe next in-store PS5 restock has been announced. More specifically, GameStop has revealed that it's following in the footsteps of Best Buy with its first in-store restock of the console. However, the GameStop in-store restock is going to be far more limited …Google could unveil new hardware on October 5, but probably not the Pixel 6 - Android CentralGoogle could hold an event on October 5 for new Nest speakers and smart home accessories. It's unclear if the highly-anticipated Google Pixel 6 will be unveiled on that day as well.Gallery: 15 Screenshots Of Switch Online's N64 And Sega Mega Drive Launch Titles - Nintendo LifeArriving "late" OctoberFinal Fantasy Fans Surprised With New Spin-Off Game - ComicBook.comFans of the Final Fantasy franchise were surprised this week when publisher Square Enix announced that a new spin-off entry in the series would soon be coming to Nintendo Switch. While Final Fantasy as a whole is a series that has its roots in the RPG genre, …
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Ben Mezrich, the bestselling author of Bringing Down the House and The Accidental Billionaires (which was adapted into The Social Network), joins Zibby to discuss his latest thriller, The Antisocial Network. The book chronicles the GameStop stock scandal that took place earlier this year. Ben discusses why his stories often read very cinematically, his unusual path to becoming a writer, and the ways in which his young kids' internet habits reveal our society's economic future. Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/2XZtC8uBookshop: https://bit.ly/3znELgW See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week on the show, REvil Ransomware Victims Get Free Decryptor, and what happens with 61Million IoT records when they get breached? GameStop says it's moving beyond games and "Evolving," while we have a CIO Helping United Arab Emirates Hack into Phones and Computers. Our featured segment is all about Subscription Services and highlights a few of the unique subscriptions service that we will discuss in-depth. Finally, we have "Mike's Mesmerizing Moment" brought to us by StoriCoffee® along with our NFT and Whiskey Tastings, all of this on the first hour of the show. On the Second Hour, we have our [Steals and Deals] segment all about the iPhone to highlight the big iPhone13 News. Our feature segment [What We Found on the Web] focuses on technology myths that most people believe are true, and we are Highlighting the enormous Apple Breach along with a recap of the iPhone 13 Event that was put on by Apple this week. Welcome to two hours of TechTime, with your Host Nathan Mumm and Co-Host Mike Gorday."Welcome to TechTime with Nathan Mumm, the show that makes you go "Hummmm" technology news of the week for September 18th - 24th, 2021. The technology show for the everyday common person, that will impact your future with insightful segments, weeks ahead of the mainstream media." Episode 66: Hour 1--- [Loaded Question Of The Day]: Starts at 8:29--- [Live Caller] Starts 9:37 Crazy Fonts for LinkedIn --- [Top Stories in 5 Minutes]: Starts at 12:10ExpressVPN CIO Helped United Arab Emirates Hack Into Phones, Computers - https://tinyurl.com/jm8jnw4zApple Co-founder announces private space company - https://tinyurl.com/9xdy4hsk GameStop Says It's Moving Beyond Games, "Evolving" To Become a Technology Company - https://tinyurl.com/5wwwbm2z --- [Pick of the Day - Whiskey Tasting Review]: Starts at 22:20Old Weller Antique 107 Original Wheated Straight Bourbon | 107 Proof | $178.00--- [Technology Insider]: Starts at 23:42Subscription models have been around for a long time, but we have three of the craziest today. --- [Protect Yourself Today]: Starts at 38:10Good News: REvil Ransomware Victims Get Free Decryptor - https://tinyurl.com/3tdcs6zvResearchers say 61M Health IoT Device User Records Exposed - https://tinyurl.com/vkmnnhre--- [Mike's Mesmerizing Moment brought to us by StoriCoffee®]: Starts at 49:08--- [Pick of the Day]: Starts at 54:39Old Weller Antique 107 Original Wheated Straight Bourbon | 107 Proof | $178.00Nathan: Thumbs Up | Mike: Thumbs UpEpisode 66: Hour 2 - Starts at 1:00:49--- [Love Shack Question]: Starts at 1:09:13 --- [Steals and Deals]: Starts at 1:13:03This week we talk about the Deals and Steals on iPhones --- [What We Found on the Web]: Starts at 1:26:4913 Technology Myths uncovered and the Truth is toldUnidragon THE WOODEN JIGSAW PUZZLES Get a Special Discount Code for 10% Off your order with "DragonTech" until June 1st 2021
Welcome to episode #793 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #793 - Host: Mitch Joel. With a writing career spanning close to two decades, Ben Mezrich has authored over twenty books, including the wildly successful Bringing Down the House - The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions, which spent sixty-three weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, sold over 2 million copies in fifteen languages, and was adapted into the #1 box office movie, 21. His book, The Accidental Billionaires - The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal was adapted into the movie, The Social Network, and was #1 at the box office, won Golden Globes for best picture, best director, best adapted screenplay, best score, and was nominated for 8 Oscars, winning three including Best Adapted Screenplay. Ben is the only non-fiction author to have two number one box office movie adaptations, which has earned him the title of Sexiest Author on People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive List. Ben also co-writes a middle grade fiction series, Charlie Numbers, with his wife Tonya. Ben also recently joined the writers room for the hit TV show, Billions. Ben's latest book is, The Antisocial Network - The GameStop Short Squeeze and the Ragtag Group of Amateur Traders That Brought Wall Street to Its Knees. In short, Ben loves chasing the craziest stories that are rocking the headlines. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 58:56. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Ben Mezrich. The Antisocial Network - The GameStop Short Squeeze and the Ragtag Group of Amateur Traders That Brought Wall Street to Its Knees. Bringing Down the House - The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions. The Accidental Billionaires - The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal. Ben's other books. Follow Ben on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.
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In this second episode of the week, we're doing a roundup of earnings and news. We're talking about recent earnings of Lululemon, Restoration Hardware, Roots, Dave and Busters, Dollarama, Affirm, GameStop, Zscaler. We also discuss some recent news from Canada Goose. Tickers of stocks discussed: LULU, RH, ROOT.TO, PLAY, DOL.TO, AFRM, GME, GOOS.TO, ZS https://thecanadianinvestorpodcast.com/ Canadian Investor Podcast Twitter: @cdn_investing Simon's twitter: @Fiat_Iceberg Braden's twitter: @BradoCapital Buy us a coffee ☕️ ❤️: https://ko-fi.com/tcipod See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Author Ben Mezrich talks about his new book, The Antisocial Network, which documents the story of the GameStop short squeeze where Redditors took on Wall Street. We also touch on the Antisocial Network movie, crowd sourcing, Dogecoin, Crypto, Bitcoin Billionaires movie, and NFTs.Buy the Antisocial Network book - https://amzn.to/3ntN6wA
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in this episode we dicuss if metroid dread marketing has been too spoilery, new mario 64 lego set impressions, pokemon oreos and more. we also play a game segment based off retrologic's "the price is retro". we play the price is indie, where we try to guess the price of indie titels in the Nintendo Switch eShop right now. -INTRO Introduce ourselves welcome special guests Sam Wagers and John Cummins from Retrologic podcast! check out Retrologic! https://www.retrologic.games/ and follow Sam on twitter at https://twitter.com/MoleThird Please please please check out our twitch channel and help us speedrun to 100 follows! We ARE SO CLOSE TO 100 -Whatcha Playin? Here we talk about what games we are currently playing. -Nintendo News: Sonic colors switch port riddled with bugs Hand drawn game guides Phil summers cancels his very successful (and funded) Kickstarter before the campaign ends Metroid dread pre order bonuses available through GameStop and Target (pin set and stickers) Oreo and pokemon collab! Pikcachueos. Lego ? Block with Mario 64 themed levels announced. Wario took over Twitter! -The Rumor Mill: September 14th Nintendo direct? Aragami 2 Final smash bros character reveal Supposedly Pikmin 4 development got rebooted in 2019 Price cut to come to original switch model in wake of new OLED switch -Community Corner The price is Indie! From Mason: Here's my question, will you pick up the lego mario 64 set? And should they make a lego oot WW set? From SpiderShan: Question if you haven't answered it before…do you have a gaming regret? Maybe a game you never finished or could have bought but didn't. (Oh and @Micah (AKA Mitch) can't use playing OoT as a regret ) From Mason: Another question, would you two consider therapy about the terrible oot and ww dilemma? -Outro Thanks for listening! Follow us on the Social Medias: * Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/nintendo_pals * Discord: https://discord.gg/Zw6MfCsrHj * TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@nintendopalspodcast * Twitter: https://twitter.com/NintendoPals @Nintendopals * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Nintendopalspodcast/ * Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCetcvuiNd1zWD9pIkwjS9NA? Special Thanks to VGR (VideoGameRemixes) for the amazing Intro Tune used in the podcast, Check out more VGR on: Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/videogameremixes Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3pCoHlohSNQdXBNDxuWd12 * Itunes: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/vgr/1038344283 Twitter: @VGRemixes Instagram: @VideoGameRemixes
AMC In Talks With GameStop!?!? RISK WARNING: Trading involves HIGH RISK and YOU CAN LOSE a lot of money. Do not risk any money you cannot afford to lose. Trading is not suitable for all investors. We are not registered investment advisors. We do not provide trading or investment advice. We provide research and education through the issuance of statistical information containing no expression of opinion as to the investment merits of a particular security. Information contained herein should not be considered a solicitation to buy or sell any security or engage in a particular investment strategy. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.
AMC & GameStop Talk Partnership Potential AMC Breakout, GME Earnings & Dumb Money Update RISK WARNING: Trading involves HIGH RISK and YOU CAN LOSE a lot of money. Do not risk any money you cannot afford to lose. Trading is not suitable for all investors. We are not registered investment advisors. We do not provide trading or investment advice. We provide research and education through the issuance of statistical information containing no expression of opinion as to the investment merits of a particular security. Information contained herein should not be considered a solicitation to buy or sell any security or engage in a particular investment strategy. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.
Shares of Lululemon Athletica hit an all-time high after huge 2nd-quarter results. Boston Beer pulls its earnings guidance and shares fall 8%. Bill Mann analyzes those stories, discusses the lack of communication from GameStop executives, and calls for Congressional hearings to investigate “holiday drift”.
US futures are indicating a lower open as of 05:00 ET. This follows broad-based weakness in Asia overnight, while European equities are also down, though off worst levels. There has been little change to the underlying narrative overnight. China's regulatory crackdown continues. Companies mentioned: Caesars Entertainment, 888 Holdings, GameStop
Elizabeth Holmes put on her finest black turtleneck for the 1st day of the Theranos fraud trial. GameStop is rebuilding its team with more roster moves than the Mets. And Beauty Pie raised $100M as the “Costco of Cosmetics” because it has the most insane customer loyalty we've ever seen. $GME $LVMUY Got a SnackFact? Tweet it @RobinhoodSnacks @JackKramer @NickOfNewYork Want a shoutout on the pod? Fill out this form: https://forms.gle/KhUAo31xmkSdeynD9 Got a SnackFact for the pod? We got a form for that too: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe64VKtvMNDPGSncHDRF07W34cPMDO3N8Y4DpmNP_kweC58tw/viewform Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Scott Wapner is back with the Investment Committee to debate if this is as good as it gets for stocks and where to invest your money from here. Should you keeping betting on big-tech? Or, the cyclical trade? Adam Parker of Trivariate research weighs in with his thoughts. Plus, a stock that's up more than 40% in the past 3-months just got its price target raised to a new street high. The committee debate it in Call of the Day. And, the trade ahead of Gamestop and Lululemon's earnings after the bell.
GameStop could be added to the index. That's one way to slow down the index. The SEC could be targeting Robinhood's business, Paulson claims crypto is worthless and where should you put your down payment for a house? Plus gaming addicts in China are now being restricted and keep an eye out for a bill when you skip that wedding.
Ben Mezrich, author of The Accidental Billionaires (adapted into The Social Network, Bitcoin Billionaires, and The Antisocial Network: The GameStop Short Squeeze and the Ragtag Group of Amateur Traders that Brought Wall Street to Its Knees, joins The Realignment why he believes WallStreetBets represents the first shot in a revolution that could upend the entire financial system.