This week, some Genie details, what will be available in the cost, and what will be an upcharge, Web Slingers going standby….. sometimes, what is going on with the trams, new cast members of all kinds, Muppets take over, we talk about the end of our trip, and more! Please support the show if you can by going to https://www.dlweekly.net/support/. If you want some DLWeekly Swag, you can pick some up at https://www.dlweekly.net/store/. Book your travel through ConciEARS at no extra cost to you! Be sure to mention that you heard about ConciEARS from DLWeekly at booking! If you want some awesome headwear or one of a kind items, be sure to visit our friends over at All Enchanting Ears! You can use the promo code DLWEEKLY10 to get 10% off your order! News: This week, we got some more details about the Genie service coming to the parks soon. Over in Walt Disney World, the service will launch on October 19th. No date is set for Disneyland yet, but Disney says it will be announced soon. The Genie+ service, which is an additional cost, will be available at a number of attractions and works just like MaxPass from before the closure. Individual Lightning Lane selections will be an additional purchase on top of Genie+ and Lightning Lane, and will be priced from $7 to $15 per attraction, per guest. At this time, only Radiator Springs Racers, WEB Slingers, and Rise of the Resistance will be on the Lightning Lane+ service. – https://www.ocregister.com/2021/10/08/disneyland-reveals-new-disney-genie-details-heres-how-the-itinerary-planning-app-works/ and https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2021/10/disney-genie-launching-at-walt-disney-world-resort/ At Disneyland, the following attractions will feature Lightning Lane as part of the Genie+ paid service. To be clear, these are part of the $20 per guest, per day Genie+ service, and not part of the Lightning Lane additional charge. Autopia, Big Thunder, Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, Haunted Mansion, Indiana Jones, it's a small world, Matterhorn, Smuggler's Run, Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and Star Tours. Over in DCA, Goofy's Sky School, Grizzly River Run, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission Breakout, Incredicoaster, Monsters, Inc., Soarin', and Midway Mania. – https://www.ocregister.com/2021/10/08/disneyland-announces-22-rides-where-you-can-pay-to-skip-the-lines-heres-how/ and https://disneyland.disney.go.com/genie/ Guests that have been to Disney California Adventure this past week on rainy days may have been able to ride Web Slingers by waiting in a standby queue, instead of getting a boarding pass. Disneyland is switching to a standby queue on days when the attendance are lower for the new attraction. Guests who get a boarding group at the 7am window will have their boarding group honored, but there may not be a need for the noon boarding groups, and switch to standby only. The standby queue usually becomes active around 4-6pm. – https://www.ocregister.com/2021/10/12/disneyland-pauses-web-slingers-virtual-queue-on-slow-days-and-switches-to-standby-line/ One of the big questions guests have been asking a lot recently is what is going on with the trams? The Orange County Register thinks that it is still related to the COVID-19 health and safety regulations that have been in place since the parks reopened. There were some posts online this week that said the trams were needing repairs after not being run for nearly a year and a half and maintenance teams are already overloaded. So, the real answer to when the trams come back is anyone's guess. – https://www.ocregister.com/2021/10/11/when-will-disneyland-parking-lot-trams-return/ Joffrey's Coffee & Tea Company has finally made it to the west coast from Florida. The coffee stand that sits at the entrance to Pixar Pier and Paradise Wharf was recently converted to a Joffrey's, along with adding mobile ordering and some food offerings. Breakfast offerings are abailable until 11am, with a burrito available after. A chia fruit salad, sugar cookie, chocolate chip cookie, and chocolate croissants are offered all day. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2021/10/photos-joffreys-coffee-tea-company-makes-disneyland-resort-debut-at-the-gourmet-coffee-stand-at-disney-california-adventure/ Disney+ has been an excellent source of information and entertainment about the parks since it launched in 2019. A new movie, which will focus on the creation of Disneyland, will be debuting on the service in the future. The movie will be written by Evan Spiliotopoulos, who worked on The Jungle Book 2 and Beauty and the Beast. David Gordon Green is set to direct. He worked on Halloween and Halloween Kills as the writer and director. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2021/10/movie-focusing-on-disneylands-creation-coming-to-disney/ The Disneyland Resort has been hiring quite a few new cast members recently, although not a lot with more than two legs! The Circle D Ranch has recently received 5 new horses for Disneyland. The new horses are Dublin, a four-year-old Belgian and Percheron cross, Champ and his half brother Chip, who are 5 years-old and are Clydesdales. Lily is 5 years-old, with no breed mentioned. Finally, there is Pumpkin, who is one-and-a-half years old, and is a Percheron. The training to get horses from the ranch to Disneyland can take from 6 months to a year, depending on the horse. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2021/10/meet-the-new-disneyland-horses-at-circle-d-ranch/ After three long years, the current Disneyland Ambassadors Justin and Rafa, who would normally have held the position for two years, but because of COVID, their term was extended to three years, will retire to other positions in the parks. The new 2022-223 Ambassadors were announced last week, making their titles official. Mark is currently a stage manager in Disney California Adventure, starting with the company back in 2013. Nataly is a guest relations VIP hostess, starting with the company back in 2010. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2021/10/meet-the-next-disneyland-resort-ambassador-team/ Weeklyteers who are like Tage and love building models of Disneyland, there is a new 3D model book coming out soon! “Build Your Own Disneyland Park: Press Out 3D Model is now available for preorder on Amazon for $14.99. The book has 35 press out pieces and instructions to build a 3D model of Disneyland. There is also some information about each of the lands in the book. The book will be out on December 7, 2021. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2021/10/shop-new-build-your-own-disneyland-park-3d-model-fact-book-available-for-pre-order-on-amazon/ For Weeklyteers who watched the Muppets Haunted Mansion Halloween special on Disney+ this week, the Disney Parks Blog has released some wallpapers, stickers, and more! Some of the wallpapers include Miss Piggy as Madame Pigota, Animal, and Muppet versions of famous locations from the Haunted Mansion. There are some GIPHY stickers when you search Disney Plus Life on Instagram, and more. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2021/10/celebrate-muppets-haunted-mansion-with-all-new-digital-wallpapers-stickers-and-more/ The Haunted Mansion exhibit at Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln has been updated to include some of the props that were used to film the Muppets Haunted Mansion special. Some of the items include a “2 DIE 4” license plate, the crystal ball from Madame Pigota, the maids spray bottle from that same scene, coffins, and more. There are even notes from the Muppets themselves about some of the items! – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2021/10/08/photos-you-can-see-props-used-in-muppets-haunted-mansion-in-disneyland/ Uva Bar in Downtown Disney has some new drinks on the menu for Halloween. The Beetlejuice contains vodka, melon liqueur, and blue curacao, the Vampire Bite has Nolet's gin, rosemary simple syrup, pink grapefruit, and soda water. The Trick or Treat has High West bourbon, pumpkin spice syrup, lemon juice and soda water. Finally, the Black Cat has vodka, raspberry liquor, and lime juice. Each cocktail is $15 and should be available through the Halloween season. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2021/10/12/halloween-peeps-assemble-theres-a-beetlejuice-drink-in-downtown-disney/ Discussion: Our last couple of days for the Oogie Boogie Bash trip.
PART 2: The stunning conclusion of a 3-hour gab session about frickin' bats with America's favorite chiropterologist, Dr. Merlin Tuttle. Learn about bat conversations, their close friendships, surprising dongs, where they keep their nipples, how to go bat spotting after the sun sets, more myths and misconceptions about bat danger, perhaps the grossest thing Merlin has ever put in his mouth, how to hang up a bat house for maximum bat party funtimes, the latest on white nose syndrome and how it feels to get slapped by a bat. Once again: Indiana Jones can get bent because Dr. Merlin Tuttle is the hero this nation needs. Learn more about bats & Dr. Merlin Tuttle's photography & work in conservation:www.MerlinTuttle.orgDr. Merlin Tuttle's bat books: www.merlintuttle.org/category/books/Social media links:www.instagram.com/merlintuttlephotowww.twitter.com/merlinsbatswww.facebook.com/MerlinTuttlesBatConservationSponsor links: kiwi.com/ologies; calm.com/ologies; hellofresh.com/ologies9, code: Ologies9; mytruition.com/ologies;More links up at alieward.com/ologies/chiropterologyBecome a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: www.Patreon.com/ologiesOlogiesMerch.com has hats, shirts, pins, totes and STIIIICKERS!Follow twitter.com/ologies or instagram.com/ologiesFollow twitter.com/AlieWard or instagram.com/AlieWardSound editing by Jarrett Sleeper of MindJam Media & Steven Ray MorrisTheme song by Nick Thorburn
“People fear most what they understand least." Words of wisdom from explorer/American treasure/bat expert, Dr. Merlin Tuttle. As your internet dad/host takes care of her surgically recuperating husband this week, we revisit her visit to Austin. In 2019, Alie headed to the bat capital and sat down with the legendary chiropterologist to discuss wild field stories and close calls and caves and comebacks and bat chatter and what a bat actually is and how big they get and what's up with their smushy noses, why folks are so frightened by them, the evolution of flight, echolocation, getting a bat out of your house, how they sleep upside down, which ones guzzle blood, and the latest on white nose syndrome -- which is not a drug problem. Sit back with a cup of tea or something stronger and get ready for adventure. Indiana Jones can get bent because Dr. Merlin Tuttle is the hero this nation needs.More Spooktober episodes! alieward.com/ologiesLearn more about bats & Dr. Merlin Tuttle's photography & work in conservation:www.MerlinTuttle.orgA donation was made to: www.MerlinTuttle.orgDr. Merlin Tuttle's bat books: www.merlintuttle.org/category/books/Social media links:www.instagram.com/merlintuttlephotowww.twitter.com/merlinsbatswww.facebook.com/MerlinTuttlesBatConservationSponsor links: alieward.com/ologies-sponsors More links up at alieward.com/ologies/chiropterologyBecome a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: www.Patreon.com/ologiesOlogiesMerch.com has hats, shirts, pins, totes, masks and STIIIICKERS!Follow twitter.com/ologies or instagram.com/ologiesFollow twitter.com/AlieWard or instagram.com/AlieWardSound editing by Jarrett Sleeper of MindJam Media & Steven Ray MorrisTheme song by Nick Thorburn
This years marks the 40th Anniversary of Indiana Jones and Raiders Of The Lost Ark! To celebrate we are doing a commentary track. Twitter @StarWarsCast Instagram BCApodcast Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts!! Reviews T-Shirts and other show merchandise! http://tee.pub/lic/BCA
After debating the culpability of strangers looking in your living room window, we discuss at length our streaming selection for the week, something we are often liable to do. Dan enjoys the continuing lessons of Sex Education, and literally sings the praises of The Chestnut Man. James becomes a Jodie Comer fan after watching Help, and figuratively sings the praises of 28 Up: Millennium Generation. In the rumour and fact mill: Phoebe Waller-Bridge as the new Indiana Jones, and Russians winning the new filmmaking space race. Back in June, we each made our predictions for the UK summer box office top ten. Now it's time to find out who is the winner, while a brutal punishment awaits the loser. The Guilty is Netflix's big film, or it's at least big enough to merit an in-depth review in the absence of big cinema releases. We talked about watching Jake Gyllenhaal shouting on the phone for a good while. And now you can listen to us talking about watching Jake Gyllenhaal shouting on the phone. If enjoy listening to us talking about watching Jake Gyllenhaal shouting on the phone, please tell your friends about listening to us talking about watching Jake Gyllenhaal shouting on the phone. Follow us: instagram.com/intheaislespodcast Email us: email@example.com Like us: facebook.com/intheaislespodcast
Photo: An early Christian depiction showing Noah giving the gesture of orant as the dove returns CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The Mesopotamian City of Noah's flood wiped out by an earthquake. Charles Pellegrino, author. Return to Sodom and Gomorrah Paperback – December 1, 1995 by Charles R. Pellegrino (Author https://www.amazon.com/Return-Sodom-Gomorrah-Charles-Pellegrino/dp/0380726335) A brilliant author, scientist, and adventurer who has been called "the real Indiana Jones," Dr. Charles Pellegrino takes us on a remarkable journey from the Nile to the Tigris-Euphrates rivers—crossing time, legend, and ancient lands to explore the unsolved mysteries of the Old Testament. Return to Sodom and Gomorrah is an epic saga of discovery that interweaves science, history, and suspense—the first book ever to bring archaeologists, scientists and theologians together to examine the same evidence. In this enthralling, revelatory adventure, Pellegrino introduces us to dedicated pioneers like Benjamin Mazar, Leonard Woolley, and T. E. Lawrence, who retraced the steps of Moses to demystify the Exodus and the Flood. In the process, he enables us to view ancient relics in an extraordinary new light—as both fascinating windows on the past and vivid signposts to the future. .
Bourbon expert Tom Fischer visits Fuchsia Tiki Bar in New Paltz, New York, and hangs with owner Anton Kinloch They discuss the parallels between Rum and Bourbon whiskey, the revival of Tiki bars, and new Rums to check out. The bar is lush and a transportive. There are even old movie props from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom that adorn the ceiling. "Tiki is the greatest way to escape from everyday life and enjoy things on a much greater level," says Kinloch. The bar currently houses 209 different rums and holds the record for one of the largest rum libraries in the state of New York. Kinloch shares some Holmes Cay Single Cask Rum, a brand created by Hudson Valley native Eric Kaye Check Anton's podcast Something to Drink About on this link or everywhere you stream your podcasts. They highlight beverage professionals in New York and in the Hudson Valley. Also, visit FuchsiaTikiBar.com Subscribe to this podcast channel and also find us on YouTube.com/BourbonBlog. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bourbonblog/support
It's a special, but it has nothing to do with Christmas episode art that evokes a strong Indiana Jones vibe. In contrast, the episode doesn't push anyone's narrative forward, but what a fun ride it was.2009 Special - Planet of the DeadFor this first special, I'm joined by my original expert, the special in his own right, Eric Sweetman.To support the show, visit my Patreon site at:www.patreon.com/daniellevainYou can also support the show by checking out our merchandise at:https://www.cgbeast.com/first-time-lord-merchSubscribe to First Time Lord using your favorite podcasting software or use the links below:Apple PodcastSpotifyGoogle Podcast
Orlando: More tales from the road as we debate the merits of the Emilios Estevez film "Men At Work" and Indiana Jones vs. DinosaurDisneyPilled: Jeff is trying to not admit it, but by the end of the trip he was DISNEYPILLED. How could you not when you're on Thunder Mountain while fireworks are going off.FITS: Jim is having a fit at Animal Kingdom, BURN IT DOWN.RIDICULOUS!, COMPLETELY RIDICULOUS!, NORM MACDONALD!, DIRTY WORK!, TRIBUTE!, TENACIOUS D!, JACK BLACK!, KYLE GASS!, ROAD TO 700!, THE DELTA 8 NIC CAGE!, PUT THE BUNNY DOWN!, STORY!, CORN POP!, BIDEN!, RESTORE THE SNYDER VERSE JIM!, 40 PLUS HOURS!, RESTORE THE KING!, VENOM 2: LET THERE BE CARNAGE!, QUEER CODED!, SYMBIOTE AND A MAN!, FALLING IN LOVE!, COMING OUT PARTY!, TITANE!, CKY!, WRESTLING BELT!, ORLANDO!, VRBO!, FROG!, SQUIRREL!, GATORS!, MEN AT WORK!, CHARLIE SHEEN!, EMILIO ESTEVEZ!, MARTIN SHEEN!, THEME PARKS!, HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS!, ANIMAL KINGDOM!, MAGIC KINGDOM!, EPCOT!, SAFARI!, EVEREST!, DINOSAUR!, INDIANA JONES!, FEATHERS!, THUNDER CHICKENS!, GALAXY'S EDGE!, RUNAWAY RAILWAY!, HALF A BEAN!, MODERN MICKEY AND MINNIE!, REN AND STIMPY!, SPACE MOUNTAIN!, SLINKY COASTER!, TOWER OF TERROR!, AEROSMITH COASTER!, THREE CABALLEROS!, DONALD DUCK!, MEXICAN!, MAGIC MOMENT!, BIG THUNDER MOUNTAIN!, FIREWORKS!, NO LINES!, ONE GUY IN A CART!, THRASHED!, GET A DRINK!, SPIDER-MAN RIDE!, UNIVERSAL!, VIP TOUR!, HALLOWEEN KILLS!, DESSERTS IN ONE BITE!, BE OUR GUEST!, RASPBERRY!, PARKING!, SO FAR!, DIRECTING CARS!, RIGHT SIDE!, STEAMING!, FUCKED!, ANGRY!, HORNGRY!, AVATAR BABY!, MONKEY!, BACON EGG AND CHEESE!, TAMARIN!, TOY STORY BULLY!, YELLED AT!, CHASING!, RED PILLING!, VACCINE!, SPACE 220!, COVID!, FACTS!, BONDING!, FIRST CLASS!, LOUNGE!, FREE FOOD!, ICE CREAM!, BUSINESS GUY!, SOUTHERN!, BREW BOY!You can find the videos from this episode at our Discord RIGHT HERE!
“Choose Wisely” said the Knight in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. How do you choose what is good for you? Host David Hopkins explains.Powered by supporting partners OneDay, Propel Insurance, Enquire, LTC REIT, Solinity, and The Bridge Group ConstructionYouTube Instagram Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Tune in each Wednesday for a new episode of the Contributor Wednesday series! Visit our website for more episodes and information at BTGvoice.com.
Cecil wants Pat Shurmur to use his running backs more and Nick goes over how this Broncos loss can be an excellent pivot point. Also, Cecil says Vic Fangio is at a crossroads and Javonte Williams is the Indiana Jones boulder. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Yea. It's been a long couple of weeks, but we're always ready for the next adventure. This week, Paul and Alex talk about doing your job to fit into your environment and translating the needs and decisions of others into holistic action. Also, there are alot of jokes about James Bond and Indiana Jones. Vibe with this week's strip Here. Follow the Podcast on Twitter or Instagram Follow the Paul on Instagram Follow Alex on Twitter or Instagram Mystic Lasagna is a Member of the Missing Sock network. For other great shows like this one, check out https://www.missingsocknetwork.com/ or search Missing Sock in your favorite pod catcher. Also we have Merch!! Follow the network on Instagram. To support us and all the shows on Missing Sock, here's our Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/missingsock Lasagnaste´
The guys get a refresh with a makeover and a new SEASON! The guys start season 2 finishing up the Indiana Jones Franchise and arguing over how these films stack up. Tune in! Follow us on all of the things here: https://linktr.ee/Aaronandjustintalk
Photo: In the same region, but many centuries later: Artist's impression of Assyrian palaces from The Monuments of Nineveh by Sir Austen Henry Layard, 1853 CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The Mesopotamian city of Noah's flood wiped out by an earthquake. Charles Pellegrino, author. Return to Sodom and Gomorrah ; Paperback – December 1, 1995 by Charles R. Pellegrino https://www.amazon.com/Return-Sodom-Gomorrah-Charles-Pellegrino/dp/0380726335) A brilliant author, scientist, and adventurer who has been called "the real Indiana Jones," Dr. Charles Pellegrino takes us on a remarkable journey from the Nile to the Tigris-Euphrates rivers—crossing time, legend, and ancient lands to explore the unsolved mysteries of the Old Testament. Return to Sodom and Gomorrah is an epic saga of discovery that interweaves science, history, and suspense—the first book ever to bring archaeologists, scientists and theologians together to examine the same evidence. In this enthralling, revelatory adventure, Pellegrino introduces us to dedicated pioneers like Benjamin Mazar, Leonard Woolley, and T. E. Lawrence, who retraced the steps of Moses to demystify the Exodus and the Flood. In the process, he enables us to view ancient relics in an extraordinary new light—as both fascinating windows on the past and vivid signposts to the future. .
EPISODE #632 ADVANCED CIVILIZATIONS IN PERU Richard speaks with an explorer/author about mysterious ruins found in the mountains of Peru and Bolivia in his search of ancient technology and the secrets of megalith building. Guest: David Hatcher Childress, known as the real-life Indiana Jones to the many fans of his books, is a captivating speaker and the author or coauthor of over 20 books. He has traveled the world several times over, seeking adventure and the answers to the mysteries of mankind's past. After more than 30 years of investigating these arcane subjects, David finds his unique views and ideas gaining popularity. He has appeared on Fox-TVs Sightings and Encounters, two NBC-TV specials, The Conspiracy Zone, and segments for the Discovery Channel, A&E, The Sci-Fi Channel, The History Channel, The Travel Channel and others. He is currently a co-star on the History Channel Show Ancient Aliens. SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS!!! C60EVO -The Secret is out about this powerful anti-oxidant. The Purest C60 available is ESS60. Buy Direct from the Source. Buy Now and Save 10% – Use Coupon Code: EVRS at Checkout! Strange Planet Shop - If you're a fan of the radio show and the podcast, why not show it off? Greats T-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, and more. It's a Strange Planet - Dress For It! BECOME A PREMIUM SUBSCRIBER FOR LESS THAN $2 PER MONTH If you're a fan of this podcast, I hope you'll consider becoming a Premium Subscriber. For just $1.99 per month, subscribers to my Conspiracy Unlimited Plus gain access to two exclusive, commercial-free episodes per month. They also gain access to my back catalog of episodes. The most recent 30 episodes of Conspiracy Unlimited will remain available for free. Stream all episodes and Premium content on your mobile device by getting the FREE Conspiracy Unlimited APP for both IOS and Android devices... Available at the App Store and Google Play. To become a subscriber CLICK HERE or go to www.conspiracyunlimitedpodcast.com and click on Get Access to Premium Episodes
It's time again for the spookiest month of the year and Doug's happy as anything. On this episode, Jamie doesn't want to hear a damn thing about Caroline in the City, Doug tries so hard to get that Zelda Rubenstein voice but it just comes out sounding like Dolly Parton, and we both kinda want to live in this Spielbergian/Hooper mashup suburbia. Take your kid's bike out to get some beer, stack your kitchen chairs on the table, and join us as we discuss a film that we can only imagine had parents at the time wondering just exactly what a movie needed to do to earn an 'R' rating, Poltergeist!We begin the episode with an introduction from Felissa Rose and end with a Sleepaway Camp tune from Poltergeist OD! Check out his music and videos on YouTube.Consider supporting the show on Patreon Full episodes are available on: Blame it on Rio The House on Sorority Row A He-Man and She-Ra Christmas The Hollywood Knights The Great Outdoors Silver Bullet One Magic Christmas The Cabbage Patch Kids First Christmas Under the Cherry Moon Haunted Honeymoon CommandoBeverly Hills Madam Happy Birthday to Me A Christmas Dream A Garfield Christmas SupergirlGarlic is as Good as Ten Mothers Who's Harry Crumb Missing in Action 2: The Beginning Revenge of the Stepford Wives Evil Dead II DuneA Claymation Christmas CelebrationHoward the DuckHow to Beat the High Cost of LivingThey LiveThis House PossessedMonkey Shines& more.. Including our 80's Handshake 5, 90's Handshake 5, Questions and Answers, Interviews & covering/ranking all movies in the Friday the 13th Franchise! Merch on TeePublic Visit our WebsiteVisit our YouTube ChannelFollow us on TwitterAnd on InstagramFind us on Facebook
This week's guest is Matt Curione (@TheRealMattC) and he's here to talk about his Top 25 Films of All Time! Let us know your Top 25 for our TFS100 poll: TalkFilmSociety.com/TFS100 Here's Matt's ranked Top 25: 1. Alien 2. Hannah and Her Sisters 3. Apocalypse Now 4. Blade Runner 5. Michael Clayton 6. The Insider 7. Casino 8. Cloud Atlas 9. Eyes Wide Shut 10. All the President's Men 11. Vertigo 12. Close Encounters of the Third Kind 13. Ghostbusters 14. Sleepy Hollow 15. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 16. Magnolia 17. Jurassic Park 18. Akira 19. Frances Ha 20. Halloween 21. Batman Returns 22. The Purple Rose of Cairo 23. Lilo and Stitch 24. Blue Velvet 25. Ocean's Eleven
The overdue, the overblown, the underperforming and the underwhelming. Josh Brown presents 8 Movies Released Way Too Late To Make Sense... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week Frankie and Scott put in some ear plugs and watch Temple of Doom! What will they think of this prequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark? Will they be able to handle Willie Scott? Tune in to find out, as they Shoot the Flick!!!!!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/shoottheflick/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shoottheflick/support
Katie and Bridget destroy ancient Egyptian artifacts as they re-watch the movie: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark! It's an action adventure movie all about Indiana Jones - a sometimes adventurer, sometimes college professor, sometimes Fast and Furious stunt driver, who really needs to get more practical clothing. Follow along as he travels the globe to find the mystical Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis do. Why are the Nazis so hell-bent on finding this thing? We're really not sure! Released in 1981, it was directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Harrison Ford!
Welcome to The Business Method Podcast listeners and today do we have a treat for you. One of the most iconic investors & entrepreneurs in modern history is joining us on the podcast. Jim Rogers is his name & we actually had him on the show a few years ago & are fortunate enough to get him back for another episode. If you don't know who Jim is I suggest you Google him right now & you will start to see why I am so excited to chat with him again. Jim is one of the most seasoned international investors on the planet & I'll give you a brief outline to give you an idea about his expertise. Jim was born in Alabama in 1942 & attended Yale in the mid-60's, then headed to Oxford to get another degree in Politics & Economics. Next Jim began his Wall Street career. In 1970 Jim apprenticed with Arnhold & S.Bleichroeder, which is where he met George Soros. In 1973, Jim started together with George Soros the Quantum Fund with only $600 in his pocket, one of the first truly international hedge funds. Over the next 10 years their fund went up 4,200% when the S&P500 only rose less than 50%. In 1980, Jim retired & traveled by motorcycle through China. Continuing to manage his own portfolio. Jim served as a guest professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. In 1990, Jim set out to fulfill a lifelong dream: motorcycling 100,000 miles across six continents – an achievement that landed him in the Guinness Book of World Records. In 1995, he wrote his first book Investment Biker: Around the World with Jim Rogers. As a private investor, he constantly analyzed the countries through which he traveled in search of investment ideas. He recorded his unique journey in that book. In 1998, Jim founded the Rogers International Commodities Index, predicting that the next commodity bull run had just begun. The index measures 35 different commodities from 11 different international exchanges & was up 170% over the first decade. In 1999, Jim embarked on a Millennium Adventure, traveling around the world for 3 years, passing through 116 countries & covering more than 152,000 miles – setting yet another Guinness World Record & giving him the title by Time Magazine as, The Indiana Jones of Investing. He recounted this journey in his book “Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Road Trip”. In 2005, Jim wrote Hot Commodities & the book A Bull in China. Also in 2007 Jim moved his family to Singapore to be closer to the hottest market in the history of the world saying, “In my view, China is going to be the most important country in the 21st century,”He is regularly featured in leading international media outlets, including Time, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Barron's, Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Business Times 03:53 Who is Jim Rogers? 07:03 Crisis & Opportunity Are the Same Thing 12:33 Jim Meets George Soros & Investment History Shift Begins 14:43 Jim Rogers' Money Philosophy 15:53 Why Jim Traveled Around the World via Motorcycle 18:53 What Jim Thinks of Location Independent Entrepreneurs 23:00 Jim Invested in All the Stocks in One Entire Country 25:23 Communist China Are the Best Capitalists in the World 28:03 Looking for New Investment Opportunities Since COVID-19 30:13 The Central Bankers Controlling a Correction 33:38 Positioning Yourself to End Up on the Winning Side of Modern Monetary Theory 35:28 CryptoCurrency Taking the Market from Gold & Silver 39:48 Jim on Focus & What He Would Tell His Past Self 42:08 Do Central Banks Know What They're Doing Today? 45:18 Jim on Getting Kids to Listen About Business & Money 48:08 Getting Commodities from Space 51:03 Short-Term Gold Prices 54:43 What Kind of Macro Economics Indicators is Jim Using When He is Vetting a Country Before He Even Starts Looking at the Broader Market? 1:00:23 Jim's Worst Investment Ever 1:02:48 Would Jim Go Back Into Investment Management? 1:04:33 Who Should We Keep Our Eyes On 1:06:08 Is it a Good Time to Invest in Travel & Tourism? 1:08:28 Where We Should Be Thinking About Living in the Next Decade? 1:13:00 What Jim Wants for His Legacy Contact Info: https://www.jimrogers.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamjimrogers BlliBili: https://space.bilibili.com/560909197 Subscribe to the Podcast:
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K: Go back to the original name. Yeah, it's funny because like, I think MacGuffin has like a negative connotation around it and I love it as a plot device where it's just like, there's this thing. And everyone wants it. In some cases we don't even really know what it does. There's like oh, the suitcase from pulp fiction. That's a great MacGuffin. R: That was going to be my example. K: In one of the Mission: Impossible movies, the one with Phillip Seymour Hoffman, you know, they're trying to get this, this thing from this guy. And Phillip Seymour Hoffman is this like the most terrifying crime lord in the world. And he can't get this thing. We literally never find out what it does, why they need to keep it out of his hands so badly and, and have it for themselves. But yeah we kinda conceived of this episode is talking about MacGuffin versus plot devices. So, let's be clear. All MacGuffins are plot devices, not all plot devices are MacGuffins. So as I always like to do a, you know, a little bit of history here, MacGuffin the terms often chalked up as being coined by, Alfred Hitchcock and his friend and screenwriter, MacPhail, but it actually goes back quite a bit before that there was an actress in the 1920s named of Pearl White, which I can only assume as a stage name. R: Her movies brought to you by Colgate. K: I genuinely hope that's a stage name. But she was in a lot of spy movies or action movies where everyone was chasing after something. And she was in so many of them that she started calling the items in question "weenies" because it didn't matter. And the, it was almost getting a little formulaic in her movies that it could have been, you know, like a roll of film, a document, a, a key that opens a certain, you know, safe or something. It really didn't matter what they were. It was just, you know, these suspense action inspired movies, everyone trying to chase down the same object. R: The reason that it doesn't matter is because no one actually ever really uses it. You just want to have it, right? K: Yeah. Yeah. It's frequently MacGuffin-related plots are resolved by "the real treasure was the friends we made along the way," which is one of the more infuriating endings. R: I like friends. K: Friends are great. Yeah. But like, okay. So I was going to get to this, to this later and the thing that, like one of my favorite examples of a MacGuffin that becomes un-MacGuffinned and is National Treasure That film is very rare in that they actually find and maintain hold of the treasure in the end of it, think of like, you know, like the Goonies or Pirates of the Caribbean, like Treasure Planet, they all find the treasure, but they don't really actually get to keep any of it. National Treasure really upended that by, by letting those characters not only find it, but then we find out how much money they got for it. R: And Disney's Atlantis. They did have the treasure at the end, too. K: That's true. R: They didn't tell anyone they had treasure. They just suddenly were all very wealthy. K: Yes, it was very good. So yeah, MacGuffins are by definition, it's a functionally meaningless interchangeable object whose only purpose is to drive the plot. The function of a MacGuffin is that there are characters or multiple groups of characters that want it, and they're all competing or outwitting or racing to get this object. R: The method by which it drives the plot. It creates the tension between different parties. K: Yes, exactly. Or it could be, you know, something like a treasure hunt where, you know, the MacGuffin is the treasure. So we know what its function is. It's going to make somebody rich, but it really is just there as an object to be desired. One of the fun things I learned while doing, you know, putting some notes together, researching this is it's generally accepted that one of the first MacGuffin in commonly accepted MacGuffin and literature was the holy grail, which is very common plot device for Arthurian legend. And then, you know, later tales where this is also treasure. Yes. It had religious significance, but therefore making it a worthwhile pursuit for these holy and sanctified nights. But yeah, it was functionally a MacGuffin because once you get the holy grail, what do you do with it? Well, it depends. If you're in an Indiana Jones movie or not, I know. The Arthurian knights were not not planning to make themselves immortal by that. They were planning to just get it and put it somewhere to look at it and go, it's the holy grail. Yay. So MacGuffins, like I said, it's got a negative connotation around it, I believe. And I do think that is that's very unfair. It's often treated like, well, it's just something that they had to put in there to get the characters, to act, to do something. And it's like, well, yeah, but that's a book. R: Yeah. You need a plot. K: That's how plot devices work. I think where MacGuffins get a bad rep so to speak is because they're meaningless and interchangeable. There are a lot of books, movies, TV shows where the MacGuffin is interchangeable. How many, you know, heist films have you watched where it's like, we need to get this thing in order to, you know, make this next step. And then it turns out that it's like, oh no, wait, things have changed. We need get this other thing. It doesn't have to be the same MacGuffin through the course of the story. They can change based on, you know, how the plot's moving or circumstances or the needs or wants of the characters. As I mentioned before, all MacGuffin are plot devices, not all plot devices are a MacGuffin. So that was kind of, you know, we wanted to talk a little bit about what a MacGuffin is and what it isn't thereby, what is a plot device and what its function is. K: Plot devices are basically a technique and narrative use to move the plot forward. It can be anything from, you know, characters and their actions to objects, to gifts of mysterious origins that we're not quite sure about. Now. It can be relationship, plot devices cover a lot of different things. One of them is MacGuffin. So, you know, saying like, well saying this object, it's just a plot device. Well, it might not be just a plot device. It might be a MacGuffin, but plot devices can be other things. Chekov's gun is of course a plot device. The Chekov's gun rule is if you're going to have a gun on the stage in the first act of a play, somebody needs to fire it in the third act of a play because otherwise it's just, you know, a decoration at that point. I don't like that. R: I don't think it's just that it's a decoration it's that your audience is going to wonder about it and that you don't want to distract or disappoint. K: If there's a play going on and there's a gun hanging on the wall and it's set in a hunting lodge that seems fairly normal. R: But for example, if I see somebody in a movie, pick a rifle out of their nightstand and tuck it into their belt, I know that, you know, something's going to escalate. K: Yeah, exactly. Or at least we're, we should be reading into that. Character is planning for there to be some kind of a conflict or a scenario in which they may need to defend themselves. Right. But let's talk a little bit about pot devices. As I mentioned, they're things that are intended to move the plot along. There's an endless list of things that are plot devices. And as I said, these can be anything from relationships. Like a love triangle is a frequently as plot device. Definitely one of my least favorites. First of all, they're very rarely actually triangles. They're more like two lines converging on a single point in order for there to be a triangle, all three people involved need to be having— R: So is the object of the other two's interest a MacGuffin? K: Could be, I've talked endlessly about what a ridiculous character Bella from Twilight is. And I mean, she's, she's borderline a MacGuffin. Like really, you know what, God, that's a really good thought experiment. I'm going to have to like find some kind of a summary now and go, go through this and see if like Bella is actually a MacGuffin. R: If the character themself doesn't have any agency, like the damsel in distress that you don't even see until you storm the castle in the third act. K: Yeah, exactly. Yeah. And we'll get to things that can be MacGuffin that you might not think would be a MacGuffin. So one of them that I actually stumbled across that I didn't think about as a plot device is the Deus ex Machina. So Deus ex Machina it's was a commonly used plot device, especially in Greek comedies and tragedies, primarily tragedies, I suppose where an improbable event is used to resolve everything and bring the story to a conclusion, usually a happy conclusion, fun fact about the Deus ex Machina, of course, you know, it's the Latin for "God in the machine." it was because that's because in a lot of great tragedies and plays, they'd have this mechanism by which an actor portraying a God was lowered into the stage, does god things, you know, changes whatever's happening, and then that's the end of the story. So God in the machine was what was coined for that. This one I will say generally is something that writers are encouraged to avoid. It's it's not great storytelling. Like if, you know, you're lining up for the big conflict and everyone's squared off and waiting to see what happens. And then an earthquake happens and kills everyone... R: Yeah. You know, the earthquake, wasn't something that had been foreshadowed or anything like that. It's kinda like the "Oh, and I woke up and it was all a dream." K: I always say like the T-Rex at the end of the first Jurassic Park movie. R: Just shows up and chomps. K: Just shows up and is like "Raptors! Mmm!" R: A lot of people were pretty satisfied by the T-Rex if, if it had been T-Rexes in the tragedies, we could've had a whole new view of the Deus ex Machina. K: Yeah. It was a, it was a very satisfying ending and it was certainly a "whoa, holy crap. Like, yeah, I forgot. There's also huge dinosaurs running around here. Right." R: And again, so like that was foreshadowed. It was Chekov's T-Rex for your T-Rex Machina. K: It is a little bit of an ex Machina because first of all, the last time we saw the T-Rex, it was very far from the visitor center. And also no one can explain to me how it got in there. So, but you know. It's fine. R: Hey, look. If you really want to nitpick Jurassic Park, let's just talk about how the Jeep fell into the T-Rex enclosure. They did not get to a fence. And yet there were brachiosaurs. Why were they in the T-Rex enclosure? K: I thought they were outside the T-Rex enclosure along a cliff. R: I didn't see a fence. K: The geography of this is, is definitely slightly slightly suspect. But also a plot device, the T-Rex in this is, you know, serving as, as a plot device, in that it is forcing the characters to act and make decisions really. We all know that if they just sat quietly in the cars, the movie would have been a lot different. R: But the MacGuffin of Jurassic Park would be the dinosaur DNA. K: Yes. in one aspect of the plot, definitely, the Nedry plot. I would argue that that is much more relevant to everything, but like, it is a weird little side plot where this chain of events gets kicked off because of yes, the dinosaur DNA, which is not meaningful for the story. Is it interchangeable? I don't know. I would say no on that, but it definitely, for that particular part of the plot serves as a MacGuffin. K: One of the examples I always use that, you know, people point to and say is a MacGuffin, but is absolutely not, is the one ring from Lord of the Rings. It's not an interchangeable object there, isn't another, you know, another thing that they could go take and throw into this volcano, the only reason they're going to throw in this ring into Mount Doom is because it has to be that specific ring. And it has to be thrown into Mount Doom. We lose the whole story of the one ring corrupting and torturing everybody that's holding it. You know, we lose the the character development that comes from the people who have to carry this ring and what it does to them. So that's one we're, you know, I see like people saying like, oh yeah, and the one ring, the MacGuffin. Like it's not, that is not a MacGuffin. It is a plot device, but it is not a MacGuffin. R: Right. It's an object that everybody wants, but it is a carefully crafted object in terms of the story that is the foundation of the story itself. K: Yeah. The one ring, I would say, even goes so far as to serve as a theme in that story, essentially. One of my favorite plot devices is a plot coupons. Rekka also loves these. R: Like you need the blue key card and then come back with the blue key card. And then, you know, you can open this blue locked door. The idea that you need this thing before the story can go any further and it has to be this thing. But that thing is not going to come around later. It's not like that key will open another door later. It will open this one door that we need to progress, but there's probably going to be another door later. K: And again, this is not a MacGuffin because it's not interchangeable. You need that specific key. The other way to sort of integrate plot coupons into your story is there's a certain number of objects you need to collect in order to get something else. My favorite one of these is Dragon Ball. You want to summon the dragon. I believe his name was Shen. You have to collect all seven dragon balls to do that. So the story is being driven by the quest to find all of these, some in the dragon and then summoning the dragon from there typically drives the plot forward even more. It's very rarely goes the way you want it to when you're collecting, collecting things for a larger thing. It's not like a carnival where you get enough tickets, you get the giant teddy bear and then you go home. That teddy bear might kill you. Yeah. Similarly to, to plot coupons is a plot voucher which is something that a character is given or, you know, picks up on a whim or just, you know, is particularly entranced by and goes, I'm going to take this object. And then it turns out to be incredibly useful or life-saving, or exactly the thing that they needed or didn't realize the value of it. Something like that. R: This is frequently a Star Trek: The Next Generation thing where Wesley is working on this school project and that school project saves the planet later when he connects it to the war coils. K: Yeah. There you go. Yeah. it's a very common thing in especially fantasy because you know, it's this there's a lot of concepts of hidden and mysterious objects where something that you have, you don't realize that's what it is the whole time you have it. And then suddenly it's magically revealed at the end. One of my favorites. I don't know if anyone listening to this or Rekka, I feel like you may have read like the, you know, the subsequent Wizard of Oz books. R: I have not read the sequels. K: Oh really? Okay. Yeah, and um R: I always meant to, but I just never got around to it. K: They're good. They're good. I got, I got really into them and I believe it's, is it in the second book? I can't remember. And one of them were Dorothy returns to Oz and they're trying to, you know, so Oz is now without a leader and she goes off on this whole quest with this boy that she finds who he's an orphan. And he doesn't have a lot of memories from when he was younger and they go in this whole thing and they're trying R: Well that sounds like a missing king. K: Better. It's a missing queen. Because they finally turn— their whole thing is they're trying to track down this witch who may know where the heir Ozma is. And they finally confront her and she tearfully breaks down and points to the boy and says, "I turned her into a boy." Dorothy's had the queen with her the whole time and didn't realize it. So yeah, that's a, you know, that's a good, I'm not sure that really fits the plot voucher, but I'm going to say that it does, because Dorothy does go out of her way to have this boy accompany her. I think the boy's name is Pip because of course it would be. You know, somebody who on a whim picks up like a bulletproof vest or has given a bullet professed and then get shot later. Or you know, there's always like the little meek character that they give like a knife or a gun to, and say here, hold this just in case. K: And then the main character is getting strangled to death and they use it. Those are plot vouchers. Another one— and then I promise I'll stop going through plot devices here, but I, I always enjoy this—is a good red herring. Very common in murder mysteries and thriller stories and even a spy novels. You know, this is trying to divert the audience of the reader's attention away from something and draw it to something else. You know, I mentioned murder mystery. So like this would be like, you know, the whole family's gathered for dinner and the grandmother suddenly dies. And the doctor of the family declare she's been poisoned, and who would have the motive for doing this? And while you, the reader trying to sort through all of this, there becomes a character who it's to you very clear has the best motives, the best opportunity and everything. But in the case of that, being a red herring, what it's doing is it's distracting you from something that's happening in the background, where there is actually a better candidate to be the murderer, but the author doesn't want you to know that yet. Red herrings are frequently used for another plot device, which is of course the plot twist, right? Very difficult to have a plot twist without a series of very well laid out red herrings. Yeah. R: And you have to be very balanced in how you use them. So you don't tip off that they are red herrings. Like they can't be so overtly obvious, although in certain genres they are tropes and people want the red herring and they want to be the smart one who figures out who the actual killer is before the detective realizes they are after the wrong person or whatever. K: Red herrings can actually be used within the book as well. Something that the you know, antagonist of the story does, to deliberately mislead our band of noble heroes and send them off on a wild goose chase so they can continue their nefarious plans undeterred, would be a red herring used within the context of the story. That's I hope kind of a good, "This is a plot device. This is a MacGuffin," but one thing I did want to touch on was things that can be MacGuffins, but don't seem like they would be MacGuffins. Because as we mentioned, MacGuffin is need to be, you know, functionally meaningless interchangeable and lacking agency. And these don't necessarily seem like things that would check off those boxes R: Just by their inherent nature. You're going to say people as your first one. So like you would see a character and you're going to think they're going to act with some agency. They're going to try to manipulate the world around them to get what they want. But sometimes... K: Sometimes they're just MacGuffins. You know, I mentioned, I am going to go back and try to figure this out. If Bella from Twilight is actually just a MacGuffin. My— I'm going to say in some books, yes. For staggeringly, large parts of the book. Baby Yoda is a MacGuffin for a really long time in the Mandalorian. Yes, it's a sentient functioning creature that in some cases does interact with and change the environment, but he really doesn't have a lot of agency. He's just sort of, kind of getting carted around by, by the Mandalorian. R: He wants to eat amphibians. K: He wants to eat amphibians and their eggs. And everybody wants him. Everyone is trying to get this child that—the viewer see some examples of his power early on, but most of the people trying to get him don't realize that. And even, you know, up to the very end, if not like at the, you know, the end of the story so far, he's suddenly become a very involved, interactive character, altering and changing the world around him. He's still, he's an object that's handed off. R: Right. Although technically by sending the Jedi signal homing signal, yes, he does get used. So therefore—. K: Yes, he becomes a plot device at that point. R: He is no longer a MacGuffin, but yeah, for most of the season, he is. K: He's kind of a Deus ex Machina there. R: Well, okay. Is he the Deus ex Machina or is Luke showing up to take him away the Deus ex Machina? K: Spoilers for Mandalorian season two, which— R: If you care, you already know. K: Yeah, Exactly. No, I would say he's the Deus ex Machina because by that point, Luke is a function of him. He only shows up for him. Okay. He's not a MacGuffin because he's not interchangeable if you know, Han Solo showed up that wouldn't have been very helpful for everyone. I mean, you know, extra gun, I guess, but Luke's the one we really needed in that situation, but yeah. And you see this you see this a lot in video games, like the escort quests, where, you know, you just have like some silly character that keeps trying to like run into dangerous situations and you have to prevent them from doing it. That's, they're serving as a MacGuffin at that point. You know, Rekka made the example of like the damsel in distress. People can be MacGuffins for a time and then change into plot devices or then even characters. R: Okay. But when you are looking over somebody or something from a story, how do you say here's where they change? And that changes them like before they weren't a plot device? K: Where, where is the crossover? R: Well, like when you're, when you're saying like, yes, that's a MacGuffin or yes, that's a plot device. Like if, as a plot device that meant that later they did something. So then were they ever a MacGuffin? K: Yes. MacGuffins do not have to stay MacGuffins. Hmm. You can graduate from MacGuffin to plot device and plot device to character. That's what typically is going to take a person from a MacGuffin to, you know, being part of the story, be it as a character or a plot device is them acting either on their own behalf or on the behalf of the people that were basically treating them as a MacGuffin at that point. Some of the common tropes with this is them suddenly gaining a power of some kind, you know, maybe this was like this you know, child princess that needed to be escorted across the galaxy. So she could go back and claim her throne. But basically we just had to keep her hidden and locked away and make sure, you know, people keep attacking the ship and trying to stop us from getting her home. K: But then she touches a crystal that she shouldn't have. And now she's going to get them all safely home she's then, you know, not a MacGuffin at that point, she is, you know, a character or maybe on some level, a plot device, usually in order for a person to be a true MacGuffin, they have to be completely helpless: babies, children that can't take care of themselves or, oh, here's a good one. Macguffins that will—like I mentioned with Ozma in, you know, the Wizard of Oz sequel books—MacGuffins that you didn't realize were with you the whole time. And they transform into something that transcends being a MacGuffin. You know, they were cursed to just be this rock. And for some reason, someone's got the rock with them the whole time and it's a MacGuffin, but then it's, you know, we broke the curse and it's actually a person. R: Or in science fiction, you might have somebody that's like in stasis, in cryo, and you don't know why you're transporting them or why everyone keeps attacking your ship to get them or something. K: Macguffins aren't static. They don't always have to stay MacGuffin. A good example of a MacGuffin that does not stay MacGuffin is an egg, anytime, you know, there's a, a precious egg or something similar that we have to, you know, be transporting and getting to wherever it needs to hatch or something. And then it hatches probably dragons are a really good example or trope here. And then it actually hatches and turns into a dragon. Well, that dragon is not a MacGuffin because it's a dragon. R: And at the very least it changes the plot by being a hungry, now-alive thing. K: Very much so, very much. So other things that can be MacGuffins. We talked about interchangeable objects a little bit, you know, the MacGuffin does not have to be the static standard object to the whole time. It can change. It can be, you know, it's whatever the character or characters desire or need at that moment. R: It could be a relay race of MacGuffins. K: Exactly. Really, honestly it could. It really could. And then the other one that I had made a note of here is a place. So, you know, we think of the MacGuffin as an object that you're trying to hold, but it can also be a place that you're trying to get to that is, you know, maybe not, we're not sure if it's real, if it's a fabled, you know, legendary location El Dorado is a good example of that. A lot of, a lot of treasure seeking-based stories have places that sort of serve as MacGuffins. And to the clear, the treasure being a MacGuffin and the place being a MacGuffin are two different things, because the treasure—like I'll go back to National Treasure—Um they very explicitly stayed in that, that it's been moved around a lot. So they're not trying to find a specific place. They are trying to find a specific thing. They just don't know where it is. R: And once they get it, they're going to remove it from that place. K: Yes. A MacGuffin that is a place is a specific spot that you've got to get to. Maybe it's a sacred temple where you could only perform this specific resurrection spell, or maybe it's a city made entirely of gold or like Treasure Planet was a good one because you had to get to that specific planet and that specific place on the planet in order to, you know, find and access all of this treasure. R: Or in the Mummy Returns, when they are trying to release the scorpion bracelet from their son's wrist, they have to go to this temple specifically to do that. K: Yeah. So places can be a little tricky. They, they verge a little bit more on, on plot devices, but there are definitely a place can serve as a MacGuffin, especially if it's like a legendary one that nobody can really prove exists. K: By the way, if there's a lot to read on a MacGuffin is out there and you know, why they're, they're really not actually a bad, a bad thing. But conflating them, you know, conflating all plot devices and saying it's a MacGuffin is not actually accurate. K: Because plot devices are a lot more dynamic than MacGuffins. And there's a lot of different types and how they can be replied. Plot devices are a writing technique. Macguffins are a component of the writing technique. So anyway, I like a good MacGuffin. I think they're a lot of fun. And I think plot devices can be really helpful for, for writing. Again, it's something that like, there are these things that I think like they just exist. They're things that we have and things we have to, you know, have in our stories, but we talk about them very dismissively for some reason. I'm never quite sure why that is. R: I think a lot of the dismissiveness comes from people who have more of a literary mind with regard to their storytelling. K: Possibly. R: So that either they are dismissive of genre fiction entirely, or they feel like it's their duty to elevate genre fiction by eliminating tropes, which would then eliminate the genre. K: Yeah. R: Um yeah, I think that that's the perception I get anyway from the discourse I see about these things, but yeah. I definitely got the impression as a, you know, emerging writer that MacGuffins, were a bad thing. But you know, as we pointed out, there's a lot of people's favorite movies, favorite stories, favorite movies, favorite plays that are just chock full of MacGuffins. K: All of the Indiana Jones, R: Pretty much, yeah. This belongs in a museum because it can just go behind glass and stay there. But in the meantime, let's fight over it. K: They Ark of the Covenant by the way, is one of my favorite MacGuffins: the Instakill MacGuffin. By the way, this is a trope is the MacGuffin that you get. And you're finally like, "Haha I have the thing." And then it kills everyone. R: The MacGuffin that you should not mess with. K: Yes. I like MacGuffins. R: Macguffins are good. And if the advice is, "I don't know what to do in the scene," "make something blow up." Like why not use a MacGuffin to keep your plot moving forward? K: Yeah. R: There's definitely a draw in like wanting an object. People can understand multiple people wanting the same object. This is the nature of humanity. So it's something we can identify quickly and relate to and understand without spending a whole bunch of time on it. K: If you just exist in your life, you're going to come across a lot of MacGuffins. My current MacGuffin is I really want a bagel. R: But it has to be a New York bagel. So it's not just a MacGuffin. K: It has to be the everything bagel with scallion cream cheese from the place around the corner from me. And the thing is, I don't have time to go get it right now, but I really want it. And for my life, it is functionally meaningless and interchangeable, because I could very easily just go get some toast out of the fridge and that will nourish and satiate me. But it's not the thing that I desire. R: But it's not. Yeah. It's not going to satisfy you. It's just going to feed you. K: Yes, exactly. Exactly. All right. Well, I think that's MacGuffins. Thank you so much, everyone for listening. R: And we'll be back with something else that we have opinions on in two weeks. K: We have a lot of opinions. R: Thanks, everyone.
Every sunset must have its twilight, and as Indiana Jones left into the sunset in 1989 and in the 2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull we pick him up in his twilight.As easy a target as Harrison Ford's age is, 19 years after the previous entry in the franchise, the actor shows that he still has what it takes to punch fascists, quest for relics, and get into some dangerous daring do.Indy is joined by Ray Winstone as Mac, Shia Le Beouf as Mutt, Karen Allen as Marion Williams née Ravenwood, John Hurt as Harold Oxley, and Cate Blanchett as Irina Spakov. The communists are trying to round up the mortal remains of travelers extraterrestrial to Earth, which have been venerated by human cultures as gods. Indy deals with being an abandoning father, trusting the wrong people, getting blacklisted during the Red Scare, and rescuing old friends from new enemies.The fourth and final (for now) episode in our Indiana Jones special promises chills, spills, groans, eyerolls, and sighs.
How do you bring your campaign world to life? It's a question lots of DMs and GMs ask from a lot of different angles. We're all looking for ways to make sure our players have fun, but also have new experiences in the game that make it feel more like characters living out a story and less like tabletop Diablo. Some of our best questions come from our listeners. That is once again the case this week as Thorin, Tony and Dave dig into three messages asking about different ways to make your RPG world a bit less hack-n-slash and a bit more immersive with interesting puzzles, rituals, and weather mechanics. 2:00 Listener question 1: Puzzles — the good, the bad, the ugly … and how we blew up Esmerelda's wagon in Barovia 4:00 Puzzles and riddles: What we try to do, not to do, and how we involve the whole party 10:00 The puzzles the party ignored in Curse of Strahd's Wizard Tower 12:00 The pros and cons of riddles 14:00 Should puzzles use character skills/talents or force players to rely on their personal knowledge? 20:00 How we design puzzles: If it's difficult for you to explain, it's probably too difficult for your players to solve 22:00 Puzzle ideas from Indiana Jones, The Fifth Element and The Lord of the Rings 26:00 The encounter mix: Where and when we use traps and puzzles 29:00 Listener question 2: Making rituals more immersive with tasks and skill challenges 39:00 If you made the players jump through a lot of hoops to do a ritual, don't let bad rolls ruin it 42:00 It's no fun to die (or have the story turn bad) due to bad luck 47:00 Listener question 3: How do you make weather a more impactful element in the game? 53:00 Ways we've used weather in different campaign settings, including Storm King's Thunder, Curse of Strahd and Rime of the Frost Maiden 56:00 How much game time do you want to spend (waste?) dealing with the weather? 61:00 Final thoughts Support this podcast
This episode we have an Indy 5 location report, new shooting locations for Indy 5, Official IndyCast correspondent Mitch Hallock is back with a Raider's Rant, more Indy trivia, an Indy outfit update and more of your great emails!
Photo: Nicholas Roerich's The Last of Atlantis CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The eruption of the Mediterranean legend of Atlantis. Charles Pellegrino, author. Return to Sodom and Gomorrah Paperback – December 1, 1995 by Charles R. Pellegrino (Author https://www.amazon.com/Return-Sodom-Gomorrah-Charles-Pellegrino/dp/0380726335) A brilliant author, scientist, and adventurer who has been called "the real Indiana Jones," Dr. Charles Pellegrino takes us on a remarkable journey from the Nile to the Tigris-Euphrates rivers -- crossing time, legend, and ancient lands to explore the unsolved mysteries of the Old Testament. Return to Sodom and Gomorrah is an epic saga of discovery that interweaves science, history, and suspense --the first book ever to bring archaeologists, scientists and theologians together to examine the same evidence. In this enthralling revelatory adventure, Pellegrino introduces us to dedicated pioneers like Benjamin Mazar, Leonard Woolley, and T. E. Lawrence, who retraced the steps of Moses to demystify the Exodus and the Flood. In the process, he enables us to view ancient relics in an extraordinary new light -- as both fascinating windows on the past and vivid signposts to the future.
Photo: Lot flees the burning cities. . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The asteroid that disappeared Sodom and Gomorrah. Charles Pellegrino, author. Return to Sodom and Gomorrah, Paperback – December 1, 1995 by Charles R. Pellegrino (Author https://www.amazon.com/Return-Sodom-Gomorrah-Charles-Pellegrino/dp/0380726335) A brilliant author, scientist, and adventurer who has been called "the real Indiana Jones," Dr. Charles Pellegrino takes us on a remarkable journey from the Nile to the Tigris-Euphrates rivers—crossing time, legend, and ancient lands to explore the unsolved mysteries of the Old Testament. Return to Sodom and Gomorrah is an epic saga of discovery that interweaves science, history, and suspense—the first book ever to bring archaeologists, scientists and theologians together to examine the same evidence. In this enthralling revelatory adventure, Pellegrino introduces us to dedicated pioneers like Benjamin Mazar, Leonard Woolley, and T. E. Lawrence, who retraced the steps of Moses to demystify the Exodus and the Flood. In the process, he enables us to view ancient relics in an extraordinary new ligh—as both fascinating windows on the past and vivid signposts to the future.
Photo: An artist's depiction of the construction of the Ark, from the Nuremberg Chronicle (1493) CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The Mesopotamian city of Noah's flood wiped out by an earthquake. Charles Pellegrino, author. Return to Sodom and Gomorrah Paperback – December 1, 1995 by Charles R. Pellegrino (Author https://www.amazon.com/Return-Sodom-Gomorrah-Charles-Pellegrino/dp/0380726335) A brilliant author, scientist, and adventurer who has been called "the real Indiana Jones," Dr. Charles Pellegrino takes us on a remarkable journey from the Nile to the Tigris-Euphrates rivers—crossing time, legend, and ancient lands to explore the unsolved mysteries of the Old Testament. Return to Sodom and Gomorrah is an epic saga of discovery that interweaves science, history, and suspense—the first book ever to bring archaeologists, scientists and theologians together to examine the same evidence. In this enthralling, revelatory adventure, Pellegrino introduces us to dedicated pioneers like Benjamin Mazar, Leonard Woolley, and T. E. Lawrence, who retraced the steps of Moses to demystify the Exodus and the Flood. In the process, he enables us to view ancient relics in an extraordinary new light—as both fascinating windows on the past and vivid signposts to the future. .
Episode Notes Preston Burt from Southern Fried Gaming Expo and the Wayback Attack podcast joins Glen in exploring the history of pinball. This nostalgic arcade game goes back arguably hundreds of years, but most of us are familiar with the digital age of pinball with themed games like The Addams Family, Indiana Jones, and Star Wars. Learn all about pinball and its rise to fame in popular culture during this episode! Find out more at http://www.thenagainpodcast.com
The Film Music of John Williams: Reviving Hollywood's Classical Style A Conversation With EMILIO AUDISSINO Hosted by Maurizio Caschetto and Tim Burden Featuring Special Guest Frank Lehman, music theorist Distinguished author Emilio Audissino talks about his acclaimed book The Film Music of John Williams - Reviving Hollywood's Classical Style, the first and only monograph book in English language dedicated to the music of Maestro John Williams, now updated and revised in a newly published second edition from University of Wisconsin Press. In this conversation, Audissino talks about the process that brought him to write a book on John Williams and the specific angle he chose, focusing on the composer's revival of Hollywood's classical symphonic style through the film scores of such movies as Jaws, Star Wars and Indiana Jones, adding his own thoughts on the burgeoning study work on John Williams' music by academic professors and researchers across the globe that happened in the last few years. Audissino also talks about updating the second edition with a new chapter dedicated to the film/music analysis of Williams' gothic score for John Badham's Dracula (1979). Joining the conversation is music theorist Frank Lehman, another distinguished scholar who devoted a lot of his field work to the music of Maestro Williams. For more information, visit https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2021/09/24/legacy-conversations-emilio-audissino/(opens in a new tab)
This week we talk about a sequel that is actually a prequel in 1984's Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. We dig into this darker outing and try to figure out why many people consider this one the 'bad one' of the original trilogy. Also, we talk a lot about apples and what we did this weekend.
In 1991, Walt Disney Pictures released a live-action comic book movie - decades before their Marvel films - based on the 1980s graphic novel The Rocketeer by Dave Stevens. Itself an homage to 1920s and ‘30s action serials, Disney hoped to jumpstart their own Indiana Jones-style franchise based on the high-flying adventurer. The film starred a relative unknown, Billy Campbell, in the lead role, and it also featured Jennifer Connelly as the love interest, Alan Arkin as the mentor, and two-time James Bond actor Timothy Dalton as the bad guy. Although director Joe Johnston, who later returned to comic book period action movies two decades later with Captain America: The First Avenger, brought a surprisingly comic-accurate Rocketeer to the big screen, the film was not a major hit and Disney scrapped plans for a sequel. But with a reboot from Disney+ on the way, we're strapping on our jetpacks and taking to the skies over Hollywoodland! For more geeky podcasts visit GonnaGeek.com You can find us on iTunes under ''Legends Podcast''. Please subscribe and give us a positive review. You can also follow us on Twitter @LegendsPodcast or even better, send us an e-mail: LegendsPodcastS@gmail.com You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.legendspodcast.com, www.legendspodcast.libsyn.com
Well, here we are, one week out from the biggest episode we've had since the last big episode we had. It's the Deucecast Movie Show and before we get to 500, we have to do 499. And in the spirit of the One Before, Dave, Mikey, and #TwitterlessDrEarl are celebrating ones before... or more specifically, movies that have a story before the story that you've already seen... Prequels. No, not THOSE Prequels... well, not just those Prequels. These are the origin stories, the lead ups, the ones that show us how the big movies got their own stories to tell. How Bumblebee met an unassuming Hailee Steinfeld and how Professor X ended up in the wheelchair and how Silent Bob met Jay and why is Indy 2 set before Indy 1? These are the questions that get answered! Plus, a new IMDb game, this one all about the Top Four... and paying off the summer, finally, the 2021 edition of DAVESPLOSION! Finally, all the news you need to know about the next episode, coming Friday, 8p Eastern, 5p Pacific... The Deucecast Movie Show Episode 500.
For this episode I have Gabriel Hardman. Now Gabriel and I got in touch over Twitter, thanks to good guy Duncan Fegredo. I didn't actually know much about Gabriel, but after some searching online I found that I was in fact aware of some of his work. He's a comic book artist and writer. And he's also a very sought after storyboard artist. So I got in touch with Gabriel and immediately it was obvious that he was a good guy and he said he was willing to come on the podcast to talk about his work.So we spoke a few weeks ago now, again over zoom. Having seen some of his storyboards I was keen to ask him about the process that he goes through to create them. When he's brought on board, when he finishes his job on a film and I was quite surprised with some of the answers actually. I also wanted to talk to him about his comic books, and as part of my research, I read one of his Aliens books, which was great. I thought he really had a good grasp of medium and was able to create a tense atmosphere for the reader. There's a great opening scene Aliens Dust to Dust which shows he's clearly adept at using the elements of cinema and comic book artistry hand in hand.It really had me on the edge of the seat.I hope you enjoy our conversation.Please share!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/jamiebenning)
Well hey there friends. It's another casual gathering around the old water cooler for a bit of movie news and opinions in the most chill way we can think to present it. This installment kicks off with some unfortunately sad news with the passing of a comedy giant, Norm MacDonald. Ron and Adam share their thoughts on some of his most notable appearances, roles and material he's left behind for all of us. But it's not all bad news. There's other things in store and even a bit of a peak at the upcoming Cinemasters Spooktacular which debuts at the end of September. So sit back with your tall glass of chilled spring water and listen in to this episode of the CINEMASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE!!!
Today, I'll be speaking with Laura Grier about all of her favorite outdoor adventures throughout Western Los Angeles. We'll primarily focus on the span along the coast between Marina del Rey and Malibu, including stops in Venice, Santa Monica, Culver City, and Topanga. And then, before wrapping it all up, we'll also be taking a quick second-day trip over to Catalina Island! Join Laura and me as we paddle, bike, jeep, hike, wine taste, and even take an extra day island adventuring all in West LA! About Laura Grier Laura has lived in Venice Beach and Los Angeles for 20 years. Living abroad from a young age and working for the CIA at age 18, Laura turned her life of travel, adventure, and exploration into a profession as a photojournalist. She has been to all 7 continents through her work, shot weddings in over 15 countries, and has even been called the Indiana Jones of Adventure Travel Photography. Laura was also featured on Discovery Channel UK's “20 Richest People in the World List,” – highlighting people rich in life experiences. Passionate about mentoring, women's education, photography, and travel, Laura leads travel workshops and expeditions and serves as an ambassador for sustainable travel brands like Lokal and Impact Travel Alliance. The most satisfying work so far in Laura's career has been during the last 8 years with Novica, National Geographic's global artisan catalog that represents artisans from around the world who are practicing “Vanishing Arts.” With NOVICA, Laura has especially fallen in love with the culture and people of Peru. Currently, Laura has joined forces with Pats Krysiak to create Andeana Hats, a sustainable fashion company that sources alpaca wool hats hand-made by Quechua women in the Sacred Valley of Peru. The mission of Andeana Hats is to invest in women's skills, empowering them to continue their vanishing crafts by connecting them to global marketplaces and supporting their leadership to increase their income and transform their communities. Learn more about Laura Grier (and see more of her beautiful photography) at LauraGrier.com and learn more about Andeana Hats at AndeanaHats.com. What We Cover in This Episode What leads young people living in Los Angeles to move to the beach. What gives the westside more of a “little villages” feeling. What makes the westside of Los Angeles optimal for outdoors lovers. An urban bike path with art that should not be missed. How to get to the best 360-degree view of all of Los Angeles – from downtown to the beach! The best and worst times of year to visit west LA. The must-stay hotels. A new crowd favorite hotel with the most happening rooftop bar and marina views. Which neighborhoods on the west side allow Airbnbs, and which don't. The best spots for breakfast in west LA. Laura's favorite activities to do in the morning around the beach. The best area to do a little shopping and grab a bite for lunch in west LA. A hidden hike, 15 minutes from the beach, with incredible rock formations and caves. A spot where you can taste wine and see a wild zebra, all in one visit! Two excellent westside dinner options. A second-day adventure to Catalina Island! Including how to get there and what outdoors lovers can do once they get there, for all budgets. A brief tangent all about Mackinac Island, MI – and the activity missed most often on that island! A few best Instagram spots in the area from a professional photographer! The most overrated tourist spots in western Los Angeles. Quotables And then, as you get older, like 30 plus, usually people sort of migrate west to the beach, which is just a little bit more relaxed, like flip-flop lifestyle. Laura Grier And then the entire hike is just all the way up this red rock road to the top of the mountain with incredible views. And it's just, it looks like you're on a different planet, like parts of it. And it doesn't look like Los Angeles at all, and it's all wooded and rocky formations, and it's such a beautiful hike. Laura Grier The greatest part about living on the westside is that we have the best outdoor activity that people come from all over for, which is the beach. And I take it for granted at times because I live literally on the beach. Like I can walk out barefoot and be on the sand and, you can hear people like cheering at sunset for the sunset. Like it's actually an event that people want to sit and watch. Laura Grier What I love about Los Angeles is that there's all these hills and canyons. And there's all these windy mountain roads that are stunning. And there's hidden forests and canyons and like overlooks and waterfall hikes and all kinds of things that are literally 15 minutes out of the city. So I think that's the part that people don't realize. They like want to jam in all the city stuff, and I think you definitely need more time to see the natural wonders. Laura Grier Links to Places Mentioned in this Episode Where to Stay in the West Los Angeles, CA Area: Santa Monica Proper Hotel Hotel Erwin Residence Inn by Marriott Marina Del Rey West Los Angeles, CA Area Outdoor Activities Mentioned in the Episode: Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook Venice Fishing Pier Red Rock Canyon Park Saddle Peak Santa Catalina Island Catalina Express Tuna Canyon Venice Canals Muscle Beach Dockweiler Beach Venice Public Art Walls Abbot Kinney Boulevard Two Harbors Trans Catalina Trail Hermit Gulch Campground Wrigley Memorial and Botanic Garden West Los Angeles, CA Area Restaurants & Wineries Mentioned in this Episode: The Cow's End Cafe Zinqué Gjusta Great White Gran Blanco Mercedes Bar & Grille Cabo Cantina Baja Cantina Malibu Wine Safaris Malibu Wine Hikes Moonshadows Malibu Geoffrey's Wabi on Rose Descanso Beach Club Cafe Intelligentsia The Butcher's Daughter Gjelina Thanks for Listening! We love our listeners! 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Indy Year continues and it's about time we talked about the magical wizard Ben Burtt and his contributions to the sound of Indiana Jones! How is the sound of Indy like Star Wars? What sets it apart? How were some of the most iconic Indy sounds created? Join us as we listen to sounds from all 4 Indy films and share how they were created and why it's all about toilet bowl covers, irritated chickens and cheese casserole. So grab your fuzzy microphone, get on Big Thunder Mountain, celebrate the love and listen today! JOIN THE BLAST POINTS ARMY and SUPPORT BLAST POINTS ON PATREON! BAD BATCH REVIEW EPISODES! MANDO SEASON 1 & 2 REVIEW EPISODES!! BLAST POINTS Q&A EPISODES! Exclusive Commentaries! Extra goodies! and so much MORE! www.patreon.com/blastpoints new Blast Points T-SHIRTS are now available! Represent your favorite podcast everywhere you go! Get the logo in the BRAND NEW GREEN edition & other cool styles while supplies last! Get them here: www.etsy.com/shop/Gibnerd?section_id=21195481 visit the Blast Points website for comics, recipes, search for back episodes and so much more! www.blastpointspodcast.com if you dug the show, please leave BLAST POINTS a review on iTunes and share the show with friends! If you leave an iTunes review, we will read it on a future episode! honestly! talk to Blast Points on twitter at @blast_points leave feedback, comments or ideas for shows! "like" Blast Points on Facebook for news on upcoming shows and links to some of the stuff we talk about in the show!! Join the Blast Points Super Star Wars Chill Group here www.facebook.com/groups/BlastPointsGroup/ we are also on Instagram! Wow! www.instagram.com/blastpoints your hosts are Jason Gibner & Gabe Bott! contact BLAST POINTS at firstname.lastname@example.org send us show ideas, feedback, voice messages or whatever! May the Force be with you, always.
George Lucas's only dream as a teenager was to race cars, but he went on to create the most popular films in motion picture history. Along the way, while writing and directing Star Wars, Indiana Jones and American Graffiti, he learned life-changing lessons about humility, generosity, and the inestimable value of friendship…. as well as the secret to happiness. A not-too-subtle hint here: it has nothing to do with fame and fortune. *This episode was originally published in 2015.
Welcome to Episode 397! This episode we are joined by Kevin Shanks from Nobody Asked You, Kevin and Dose Makes the Poison: The Toxcast. This week we start with a HAWKEYE trailer breakdown and at the very end we talk about the leaked post-credit scene in VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE. In Good Pop Bad Pop for Movies we about the new Clint Eastwood movie CRY MACHO out now in theaters and at home on HBO Max. We also talk about PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND starring Nicolas Cage available on VOD. In TV we talk about the new series SQUID GAME on Netflix. We watched AMERICAN RUST starring Jeff Daniels on Showtime. Y: THE LAST MAN dropped on FX on Hulu and we talk about the series adapted from the comic. We talk about 2 new animated series: THE HARPER HOUSE on Paramount Plus and CHICAGO PARTY AUNT on Netflix. And we talk SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE on HBO. In News there's a rumor that Phoebe Waller-Bridge will be taking over the Indiana Jones franchise once Harrison Ford finishes the 5th film. Also, a new LOST BOYS reboot is in the works. In Marvel News the ETERNALS director Chloe Zhao made some interesting comments about the movie. And we've got some VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE reactions. See you in 2 weeks!!!
Adam welcomes Frank Grillo to the podcast next, and the guys talk about his new movie, ‘Copshop', and Adam asks Frank about his health regiment. They also discuss the spread of COVID, Frank's role in the upcoming Lamborghini movie, and filming a fun episode of Jay Leno's Garage. In the last segment of the show, Gina reads news stories about a brawl at SoFi stadium between Bears and Rams fans, more fentanyl-related deaths, Caesar Milan being sued, rumors that Phoebe Waller-Bridge is replacing Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, Dubai's record-breaking ‘observation wheel', and billionaire Mark Lore's vision for a $400 billion Utopian city. Please support today's sponsors: MDHearingAid.com enter ADAM SimpliSafe.com/ADAM Lifelock.com enter ADAM Geico.com PlutoTV
Adam opens today's show reminiscing about the good ol' days of first class flying. Bald Bryan then shares his latest health update… some good news just in time for Bryan's birthday. From there, Adam talks about his upcoming weekend travel for the wedding of Jimmy Kimmel's daughter, and they go on to discuss a vintage Coors commercial, how Subaru has changed their messaging over the years, and Bill Maher's thoughts on the death of language. Later, Producer Chris joins the studio with some Trending Topics including the importance of ‘grip' in our society, a cat saved from falling at a Miami Hurricanes game, ‘cricket dog', Patton Oswalt canceling tour dates because they wouldn't comply with COVID safety compliances, Howard Stern's thoughts on the pandemic, and Conor McGregor fighting with Machine Gun Kelly at the VMAs. Before the break, the guys discuss some other highlights from the VMAs. Please support today's sponsors: MDHearingAid.com enter ADAM SimpliSafe.com/ADAM Lifelock.com enter ADAM Geico.com PlutoTV