The Non-Prophets, Episode 21.26 airing Sunday, June 26, 2022 featuring Cynthia McDonald, Kenneth Leonard, Teo el Ateo and Malty!This week we have a power house panel. Leading off we have Cynthia McDonald. That means a Step in the Right Direction cannot be far behind! She is joined by friend and the Talkiest of Heathens Kenneth Leonard. Everyone's favorite cartoon Teo el Ateo, and the facts man himself, Malty! Let's get into the show.First up, or is it fists up![insert ASCII fist here] *it looked better on facebook...We talk about Juneteenth. What it is, why it is important, and how it started. Would you believe there is a Texas connection to our latest federal day off? Makes it sad that due to bad policy decisions 15 states are not able to even teach about it!Up next, what happens if you get a Catholic school that wants to put up a BLM or Pride flag? Well you get the Catholic Church saying you cannot be a Catholic school anymore. The Bishop says seem me after class and then gave a Massachusetts school detention. Maybe it was all that note passing with that cute progressive ideas. Talk about two steps forward and one giant leap behind!Now, what if I told you faith can lead you to being pro-abortion? Sounds crazy right? Well in our next segment a rabbi explains why their faith leads them to the idea that abortion is ok. This might seem like a stretch for many, but it dose show that one person's faith can lead to a different conclusion compared to another person's faith. Let's hope those ideas take off.Lastly, we Step in the Right Direction. How low can it go? Public belief in a god is limboing further and further. We are now at the lowest point in the history of the United States. Yay! We're doing it! Belief is still very dangerously high, but comeon! Can we have just a little good news in the sea of sh*t?That will do it for this week. Keep it right here for the next next article dump and maybe more ASCII art! (shakes head vigorously)Segment 1: Juneteenth is Sunday. What's the significance behind the federal holiday?USA TODAY, By Chelsey Cox, June 15th 2022 http://tiny.cc/juneteenthhoidayWhat Is Juneteenth?Juneteenth commemorates the effective end of slavery in the United States.ELIZABETH NIX UPDATED:JUN 17, 2022 ORIGINAL:JUN 19, 2015http://tiny.cc/whatisjuneteenthHow to properly celebrate Juneteenth in the age of commercializationJune 20, 2022 5:03 AM ETHeard on Morning Edition By Destinee Adamshttp://tiny.cc/howtojuneteenthSegment 2: Massachusetts school can no longer be called Catholic after flying Black Lives Matter and pride flags, bishop says CBS News JUNE 16, 2022http://tiny.cc/cathschoolnomoreSegment 3: My Religion Makes Me Pro-abortionThe Atlantic, By Danya Ruttenberg, June 14th 2022 http://tiny.cc/proaborttheistSegment 4: Public's belief in God drops to historic low: Poll MSN, By Luke Gentile, June 17th 2022 http://tiny.cc/lowbeliefingodGallup: Only 81% of Americans believe in God, an all-time lowOnly Sky, by HEMANT MEHTA, June 17th 2022 http://tiny.cc/81andfallingDon't like ads? Consider becoming a patron for commercial-free episodes: http://tiny.cc/patreonnp We welcome your comments on the thread for this show. ► http://tiny.cc/fbnp► Contact us with questions or news stories at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Support our work through: Our courses at Talk Python Training Test & Code Podcast Patreon Supporters Special guest: Gina Häußge, creator & maintainer of OctoPrint Michael #1: beanita Local MongoDB-like database prepared to work with Beanie ODM So, you know Beanie - Pydantic + async + MongoDB And you know Mongita - Mongita is to MongoDB as SQLite is to SQL Beanita lets you use Beanie, but against Mongita rather than a server-based MongoDB server Brian #2: The Good Research Code Handbook Patrick J Mineault “for grad students, postdocs and PIs (principle investigator) who do a lot of programming as part of their research.” lessons setup git, virtual environments, project layout, packaging, cookie cutter style style guides, keeping things clean coding separating concerns, separating pure functions and those with side effects, pythonic-ness testing unit testing, testing with side effects, … (incorrect definition of end-to-end tests, but a good job at covering the other bits) documentation comments, tests, docstrings, README.md, usage docs, tutorials, websites documenting pipelines and projects social aspects various reviews, pairing, open source, community sample project extras testing example good tools to use Gina #3: CadQuery Python lib to do build parametric 3D CAD models Can output STL, STEP, AMF, SVG and some more Uses same geometry kernel as FreeCAD (OpenCascade) Also available: desktop editor, Jupyter extension, CLI Would recommend the Jupyter extension, the app seems a bit behind latest development Jupyter extension is easy to set up on Docker and comes with a nice 3D preview pane Was able to create a basic parametric design of an insert for an assortment box easily Python 3.8+, not yet 3.11, OpenCascade related Michael #4: Textinator Like TextSniper, but in Python Simple MacOS StatusBar / Menu Bar app to automatically detect text in screenshots Built with RUMPS: Ridiculously Uncomplicated macOS Python Statusbar apps Take a screenshot of a region of the screen using ⌘ + ⇧ + 4 (Cmd + Shift + 4). The app will automatically detect any text in the screenshot and copy it to your clipboard. How Textinator Works At startup, Textinator starts a persistent NSMetadataQuery Spotlight query (using the pyobjc Python-to-Objective-C bridge) to detect when a new screenshot is created. When the user creates screenshot, the NSMetadataQuery query is fired and Textinator performs text detection using a Vision VNRecognizeTextRequest call. Brian #5: Handling Concurrency Without Locks "How to not let concurrency cripple your system” Haki Benita “…common concurrency challenges and how to overcome them with minimal locking.” Starts with a Django web app A url shortener that generates a unique short url and stores the result in a database so it doesn't get re-used. Discussions of collision with two users checking, then storing keys at the same time. locking problems in general utilizing database ability to make sure some items are unique, in this case PostgreSQL updating your code to take advantage of database constraints support to allow you to do less locking within your code Gina #6: TatSu Generates parsers from EBNF grammars (or ANTLR) Can compile the model (similar to regex) for quick reuse or generate python source Many examples provided Active development, Python 3.10+ Extras Michael: Back on 285 we spoke about PEP 690. Now there is a proper blog post about it. Expedited release of Python3.11.0b3 - Due to a known incompatibility with pytest and the previous beta release (Python 3.11.0b2) and after some deliberation, Python release team have decided to do an expedited release of Python 3.11.0b3 so the community can continue testing their packages with pytest and therefore testing the betas as expected. (via Python Weekly) Kagi search via Daniel Hjertholm Not really python related, but if I know Michael right, he'll love the new completely ad free and privacy-respecting search engine kagi.com. I've used kagi.com since their public beta launched, mainly to search for solutions to Python issues at work. The results are way better than DuckDuckGo's results, and even better than Googles! Love the Programming-lens and the ability to up/down prioritize domains in the results. Their FAQ explains everything you need to know: https://kagi.com/faq Looks great but not sure about the pricing justification (32 sec of compute = $1), that's either 837x more than all of Talk Python + Python Bytes or more than 6,700x more than just one of our sites/services. (We spend about $100/mo on 8 servers.) But they may be buying results from Google and Bing, and that could be the cost. Here's a short interview with the man who started kagi. Gina: rdserialtool: Reads out low-cost USB power monitors (UM24C, UM25C, UM34C) via BLE/pybluez. Amazing if you need to monitor the power consumption/voltage/current of some embedded electronics on a budget. Helped me solve a very much OctoPrint development specific problem. Python 3.4+ nodejs-bin: by Sam Willis: https://twitter.com/samwillis/status/1537787836119793667 Install nodejs via pypi/as dependency, still very much an Alpha but looks promising Makes it easier to obtain a full stack environment Very interesting for end to end testing with JS based tooling, or packaging a frontend with your Python app See also nodeenv, which does a similar thing, but with additional steps Joke: Rejected Github Badges
Benji Banks is a man that truly lives his life to inspire. He is a serial entrepreneur. Follow Benji and learn more about what he does by checking out his link tree. Benji's link Tree This week's takeaways *Being you may not be accepted by everyone. Be you anyways *God will heal you when you get out of His way. This is how the lost are found *When you live your truth people may get offended *Conginative dissonance is when you learn that a lot of what has always been true to you is no longer true. Makes sure you check out my episode of Benji's podcast The FiyahSession Podcast Join the text community Text heal (951) 336-1540 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tuesdaywithtamika/support
Clint Emerson returns to The Protectors Podcast™. Clint talks about his new book THE RUGGED LIFE, his show YOU CAN'T SURVIVE THIS PODCAST, and a ton more! @100deadlyskills In this clip, Clint talks about being your own Protector. Gotta say, this was one book I could not wait for. It was like the ole Black & Decker “How To” books my dad had when I was a kid; except it isn't how to build a deck, it is how to survive and thrive! Really cool info within these pages…. From being your own protector to raising livestock! It has everything you need, seriously. PS. Makes a great Father's Day book!This episode brought to you by Big Tex Ordnance. You know what I absolutely love about Big Tex Ordnance? Is their shipping! They have what I need/want in stock, and it ships ASAP. Not shipping from a warehouse in Denmark or Mongolia, nope, from Texas to you! Make sure to use code PROTECTORS for a discount of most everything! BigTexOrdnance.com !Support the show
Professional Sales Tips you'll learn today on The Sales Podcast... Lessons from billionaires They all have a process They have a startup they bootstrapped They threw themselves into their businesses for 12+ hours/day for 2-7 years Focused on customer acquisition Followed "The E-Myth" They saw themselves as the entrepreneur from the beginning They are visionaries Their explicit goals were to build a business so valuable they could sell it They do three things Does something better, faster, cheaper than the competition Makes people feel better, easier to use, less frustration Quicker ROI Earning more than they spent Related episodes and posts The E-Myth Copywriting 101 They sell once they build a solid business Transition into being a meta-entrepreneur Now they buy and run multiple businesses in the same space and has one acquire the other Buy a business run by an owner/CEO who runs it like they are an employee They are excited, fast talkers They are not doing things that keep them stuck They are not answering customer support emails They are not filling out paperwork They are not tweaking the logo Legacy, emotional value About 85-90% of us "have a book in us" Gain "first-author advantage" Become the expert, the authority, the expert Mail an autographed copy of your book to your ideal prospects People have good attention spans for good content Books that get finished can become best-sellers Create flow Get the headline right Open the loop, open another, open another, close the most recent, then the second, then the opening loop Gain first-author advantage." Be leery of tactical advice...it loses context Functional, emotional, economic Get 100% clear on your promise of value Title Subtitle Make a bold claim Overwhelm readers with functional value despite making a big claim Cultivate the feeling of overwhelm in the reader Offer them a CTA to learn more or get additional support or hire us Existing customers are much more likely to buy from you than a new prospect When they buy your book they have self-identified as someone who invests in their own growth Make four offers from low to high Book Course, masterclass, guide, community Coaching, consulting so you can engage with my team Done for you "Become Immune to Manipulation," by Noah Revoy Dr. Philip Ovadia, "Stay Off My Operating Table" Sales Growth Tools Mentioned In The Sales Podcast Book a call with Joshua Lisec Get Joshua's courses on copywriting
Pharrell originally pitched this song to Prince, and we can confidently say, we're glad Prince said no! This song rules! Makes you think, maybe Prince should have said no to more things! Negin Farsad returns to the pod bringing some personal history with this Pharrell feat. Jay-Z classic, and frankly more personal history than we needed as she recounts some shocking schoolyard taunts. Evan spends way too much time talking about cupping melons in the grocery store, and eventually punches Frontin up to much applause. Guest: Negin Farsad (Fake The Nation, Birdgirl) Walk-in music: 'Rock Your Body' by Justin Timberlake; 'Boasty' by Wiley (Ft. Stefflon Don, Sean Paul, & Idris Elba) Support the show, make requests, and get all the pure, uncut punch-ups on Patreon Follow Punch Up The Jam on Twitter and Instagram Like the show? Rate Punch Up The Jam 5 stars on Spotify and Apple Podcasts and leave a review for Andrew and Evan. Advertise on Punch Up The Jam via Gumball.fm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
I must say - I thoroughly enjoyed today's movie. I thought it made fun of how the world in this country is today, but also made me think - yeah there's a good chance that's how the world really would react. What made this movie more fun is that part of it was filmed in Massachusetts at the beach I take my dog to in the Fall and Winter. I went down there when I knew they were filming, and although it was after the fact there were still some remnants of the production. There were these huge tents that I assume they used for the cast and crew, and then there some things I saw that made it on camera. I this scene, where people are watching a rocket launch....Well that was all digitally added - but the countdown clock screen was very real... And with all the reports and news vans there - you get a glimpse of one on camera. That was one of three prop news vans I saw there that day. Cast wise it looks like it was mostly extras - but maybe some of the actors who spoke were actually there, but it looked like a lot of work went into something that was only on screen for a couple minutes. Makes you realize just how much goes into movies. And again this movie - I really liked....#JustLookUp
In this weeks show I have the pleasure of sitting down with Rosie Cutter, Astrologer to the stars, to lean all about Human Design. A complex and accurate ancient wisdom that can be used to help navigate life. I'll be honest, until I met Rosie, I really knew nothing about Human Design, but I know people all around the world have embraced it as a highly effective tool to gain insight into their personal lives to be more productive, happy and in alignment. Human Design is a synthesis of modern genetics and ancient wisdom. Think of it like mix Myers-Briggs, astrology, I Ching, Kabbalah, and quantum physics using your birth chart. It can be used to help you make better decisions by understanding your unique and true nature. It can be used to help bring our your true gifts and live a more abundant and happy life by choosing the path that is really for you. There is so much more to it, and in today's episode we barely scratch the surface, but hopefully it give you an idea and you can dive deeper or get a reading for yourself if it sounds interesting. Basically, Human Design is another important piece of the puzzle to life. I hope you enjoy. Rosie resides in Aspen Colorado and is currently available for readings via Zoom. Makes a great gift too! If you like this show, please subscribe/download and help spread the word by sharing it with your friends and on social media. The more light we can get out into the world, the better it will be. Resources: Today's Guest Rosie Cutter. https://rosiesreadings.com/ (https://rosiesreadings.com/) Goop Article https://goop.com/wellness/mindfulness/human-design-were-we-coded-at-birth/ (https://goop.com/wellness/mindfulness/human-design-were-we-coded-at-birth/) Rosie's last appearance on Destiny Cards https://player.captivate.fm/episode/ffc33563-6e1d-48bf-bab9-f8d76a85a1a5.%C2%A0 (https://player.captivate.fm/episode/ffc33563-6e1d-48bf-bab9-f8d76a85a1a5. ) Host Michelle Schoenfeld https://www.michelleschoenfeld.com/ (https://www.michelleschoenfeld.com) Upcoming Events Michelle's 2022/2023 Beach Pray Love Retreat at The LifeCo, Bodrum Turkey, date TBD, please email me to be in the list for more info. https://www.thelifeco.com/en/centers/the-lifeco-bodrum/ (https://www.thelifeco.com/en/centers/the-lifeco-bodrum/) Coming to Turkey, Washington, DC or San Antonio Texas and want to be part of my live show or studio audience? Shoot me a message or send me a pitch. Michelle@MichelleSchoenfeld.com I hope you enjoyed the show, and if you did please share the love with your friends and write me a review. Also, check out my other episodes with some engaging guests discussing Energy healing, Chakras, The Law of attraction, SelfLove, CBD, mushrooms, manifesting, Tantra and more. You are worthy, you are enough, and you were born to be happy. ~ namaste In addition to being a wellness expert and spiritual teacher, I also cover: best tips on, meditation, happiness, sound bath, healing crystals, how to manifest, best new podcast, abundance, best retreat, holistic, CBD, how to find self love, love, reiki, astrology, acupuncture, Ayurvedic, yoga, CBD health benefits, The Law of attraction, vegan, how to balance your chakras, spiritual awakening, spirit guides, what is a Lightworker, Starseed, Tantra, Tantric sex, kundalini, EFT, Tapping, what is an empath, eastern medicine, wellbeing, best detox, juice cleanse, sound bath, Dosha, and shadow work. Written and Produced by Michelle Schoenfeld Original Score by Bryce Cashman Sound Engineer and Technical Consultant, Dan Letchinger PROMOs and Discounts: Alcohol Free Wine I SUJA JUICE Try Surely crisp and refreshing alcohol-free wine, made from California premium grapes. Click the link and use code[ NAMASTE] to save 15%! https://www.hisurely.com/?dt_id=34988...
Accountability in Your Land Investing Adventure (LA 1783) Transcript: Steven Jack Butala: Steve and Jill here. Jill K DeWit: Hi. Steven Jack Butala: Welcome to the Land Academy Show. Entertaining land investment talk. I'm Steven Jack Butala. Jill K DeWit: And I'm Jill DeWit. Broadcasting from the Valley of the Sun. Steven Jack Butala: Today, Jill and I talk about accountability in your land investing adventure. This has been... I belong to a group. The way that a lot of Land Academy members are members of Land Academy, I'm a member of a mobile home park group. And accountability was a real hot topic this week because, and the guys that run this mobile home group are 10 times more cranky than I am and they're... Well, I'll get into it in the show. Before we get into it, let's take a question posted by one of our members on thelandinvestors.com online community. It's free. And I hope you know by now that Jill and I run a small crew, every quarter, consulting slash, what would you call it? Class. It's a masterclass, Jill K DeWit: Exactly. Steven Jack Butala: Called Career Path. If this is your career, or you want it to be, let us know. Support@landacademy.com. Jill K DeWit: David N wrote, "I just sent my first mailer out. I was wondering if on future mailers, I should include a picture of my wife and I, plus our dogs, just to add a little more personal touch to it. Makes it look a little more personal, and less like junk mail. What are your thoughts?" Not a fan of that, but definitely on your website. That's what I personally think. Steven Jack Butala: David got obliterated on Discord on this. Jill K DeWit: Oh no. Did everybody say the same thing, like "Don't do that?" Steven Jack Butala: The reason I put this in here is not to make fun of you, David, at all. Because I think it's great that you're questioning everything, and you should, all the way through this. But please do me a favor and everybody else a favor, and stick to exactly what goes on in Land Academy 3.0. Just do what Jill and I say to the letter, make a bunch of money, and then start to make it your own. People in Career Path, this is what they've done. They did it our way for a year, made a bunch of money, proved the concept to themselves and their spouses and whoever else. And then they said, "You know, I'd really just like to do info lots." Or, "I'd just like to do ranches." Or, "I'd just like to buy and sell recreation property, and I'd like to only do it over here." Or, "I'd like to send." We have got a person in our advanced group. I love this. And I think it's nuts. I would never do it, but I'm probably going to do it now, just because he said it. He downloaded a dataset, a long time ago. It was a huge dataset, 50, 60, 70,000 records. And he just keeps mailing the same area over and over and over again with the same dataset. And for years he's been doing it. Jill K DeWit: He's just picking up, and he's been hanging on for two years in that area. Steven Jack Butala: And he just keeps buying property on the same dataset. Jill K DeWit: 'Cause every time you just pick up more. No one remembers that you're the one that sent the letter the last time, for him. And you skip, because you're just hitting those people. It's the situation now. Steven Jack Butala: Am I recommending that you do that? Absolutely not. Jill K DeWit: No. Steven Jack Butala: He did it because, he did it our way for a while, it worked great, and then he made it his own. Jill K DeWit: You and I said that, remember a long time ago when we were doing LA county. I'm like, "We could hang out in LA county and probably retire with property in LA." Steven Jack Butala: Yeah. Jill K DeWit: Just keep working the area, changing it up a little bit, doing a little bit this zip code, that zip code, this size, that size. That could be what he's doing, too. He could be going, "I did all the five to tens. Now I do the ten to twenties. Now I'm doing the twenties and above.
Today I am joined by Lauren to discuss one of my most anticipated books of the year, Something Wilder by Christina Lauren. The first half of the episode is spoiler free so you can tune in even if you haven't had a chance to read the book yet. Lauren's YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/Laurenlovereads Lauren's Instagram https://www.instagram.com/laurenlovereads/ Suns Out Books Out Readathon https://youtu.be/URCaRzktUDg Christina Lauren's website https://christinalaurenbooks.com/ >>purchase Something Wilder on Amazon https://amzn.to/3x5rvO9 >>purchase Something Wilder on Bookshop.org https://bookshop.org/books/something-wilder/9781982173401 Signature Cocktail >> Sage Gold Rush Cocktail Ingredients: For the Honey Sage Syrup: 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup water 1 ounce fresh sage leaves, stems removed For the Sage Gold Rush Cocktails: 4 ounces bourbon 3 ounces honey sage simple syrup 3 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 2 lemons) Directions: To make the syrup, combine honey, water, and sage leaves in a medium saucepan over medium heat. As soon as mixture starts to steam, turn heat off. Steep sage leaves for 10 minutes. Strain into a jar or bottle with a lid, pressing leaves firmly to release liquid. Makes about 1 cup. Leftover syrup will keep well sealed in the fridge for about 1 month. To make the cocktails, combine bourbon, honey syrup, and lemon juice in an ice-filled shaker. Shake for 1 minute. Strain into ice-filled Old Fashioned glasses; garnish each with a twist of lemon and a few sprigs of sage. - - - - - - - - - Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/talkbookishpodcast Email: email@example.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/talkbookishpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/3tx08dR YouTube (personal): https://www.youtube.com/user/BeautifulBooksbyGwen --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/talk-bookish-to-me/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/talk-bookish-to-me/support
dattrax: HIYA Fellow House Fiends!! Welcome new and our regular visitors from around the globe!! Thank you for taking the time to scan through some of our mixes to see if you'd like to listen to a full mix. We appreciate you visiting us here. Started this mix near the end of March. This is my 11th attempt at this final version. I hope that you enjoy this mix because it was made with much love. All the happy and negative energies that were pent up got released into the making of this mix. I start or bounce to a few different mix projects once I'm stuck, not feeling it, or need a break. So many mixes that I want to make, but not enough time. For the first three versions of this mix, I just chose the 1st two tracks of this new mix and started mixing out of the batch of 150-200 tracks [organized within 18 folders. See here: https://prnt.sc/e_YYxUmRCfas ] that were possible for this mix. The first two tracks always set the mood and expectation of a mix. Then the folders divide the tracks out into categories of tempo and types of energy expressed. There are always enough tracks in each of the 18 folders to give me enough choices/possibilities for each combination. Not enough to overwhelm, because having too many choices doesn't make for a good mix either. I have in the folders the core two dozen tracks that make up the underlying feel or goal for any specific mix. Then after each mix attempt is completed - just listen and see if I like the feel and if I train wrecked any mixes or killed the vibe with a wrong track combination choice. If I don't like it, then delete it. Back to the drawing board for the next mix attempt. Then liked parts of each of the first three versions, so cobbled together, made some arrangement changes, and listened some more to a few more mix attempts. Keep trimming and changing the tracks, the orders, and a bunch to different spots to create the right feel. Then I fell into a trap of being too structured. LMAO!! This is the most planned-out mix that I've ever made. Then you add the fact that 90% of the mix are the new re-rubs that I've made over the last few months, there's another entire layer of dattrax choices that changes the feel/vibe/groove of the mix. There was one slight mistake, but I couldn't do the 12th attempt. LMAO. Sorry. ["Re-Rub" - don't know if there's an actual definition or name, but here's mine. I take a vocal track that I love that's old, or not in good quality to stand alone, or in a version that I have that don't really love. Then I go through a bunch of instrumentals or dubby tracks (tracks with vocal snippets) to find one that works well with it. Then I sync the speeds and mix the two and EQ out the instruments and EQ in the vocal and other parts that I like. Record them together and use them as separate tracks. Then let the new or recent house instrumental be the base for this vocal's Re-Rub. Then I use these Re-Rubs in new mixes or live DJ events. Just quick and dirty refreshes of favourite vocals to make them sound more modern and gives you the reminder of how great the original vocals are. Or you can say, the poor man's version of a bootleg for someone with ZERO producing talent, dedication, or equipment. Ha ha ha ha. Although, one Re-Rub can take as fast as 20mins to make or an hour, depending on the constraints of the chosen combination.] This mix has the majority of the house vocals in classic house vocals ('classic house' to me is from 1980-2008) and 80's pop tunes + maybe a dozen recent tracks. 49 Tracks in 2hrs and 34mins!! --------------- [If you're reading this on mobile, then everything is jumbled up. The writer's intended spacing to make these show notes readable is nonexistent. You'll have to open this up on your laptop/desktop to be able to read this correctly. 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Makes us all feel young, vibrant, and extremely happy!! --------------- 49 Tracks in 2hrs and 34mins!! *Re-Rubs naming convention: Name of Vocal and Name of Instrumental, both with main artists' names I Wish I Didn't Miss You - Angie Stone (DJ Tears PLK Special Bootleg) Echo Crazy P Can't Stop-Plez and Interloper-Bob Moses - Re-Rub Seein You (Saison Remix) Eli Escobar, Saison Patria Mia (Lumc House Remix) Carlos A, Lumc House Connected (Original Mix) Walker & Royce Things That Make You Feel Good - Robert Owens and Dirty Son - Rampa - Re-Rub A Path - Fingers Inc and Journeyman - Aimo - Re-Rub Better Day-Presence and Shaded-Compuphonic & Kolombo and Cari Lekebusch - Re-Rub I
A town with a strange secret, ripe for the picking by three petty criminals. Sounds a bit too easy, doesn't it? Written and produced by Julie Hoverson Cast List Claude - Shawn Connor Lenny - Cole Hornaday Charlie - Risa Torres Host - Bob Noble Bank Teller - Beverly Poole Little Girl - Krystal Baker Waitress - Angela Kirby Music by Kevin MacLeod (Incompetech.com) Editing and Sound: Julie Hoverson Cover Design: Brett Coulstock "What kind of a place is it? Why it's a cheap fleabag motel, can't you tell?" ******************************************** AN HOUR TO KILL Cast: [Opening credits - Olivia] Claude, a thug Lenny, a dumber thug Charlie, Claude's greedy wife Host Bank Teller Little Girl Waitress OLIVIA Did you have any trouble finding it? What do you mean, what kind of a place is it? Why, it's a fleabag motel in the early 50s, can't you tell? MUSIC SOUND DRIPPING OF BAD SINK, DISTANT RADIO TALKING LENNY [hushed, excited] I tell you, Claude, it's a done deal! It was Artie told me, and-- CLAUDE [resigned] And Artie's never wrong. Yeah, I know. [up] Whatchoo think, Charlie? CHARLIE Zip it. I'm listening. CLAUDE To what? CHARLIE Whoever's next door has a radio, [barbed] unlike some, and they got the stories on. If youse two mugs can keep yer traps shut, I can just barely make out what happens to be transpiring. LENNY [quiet] It's just over the hill, Claude. Hop skip and a jump. CLAUDE [quiet] Good thing, too, Lenny. That car we nabbed ain't good for much but skipping. LENNY [quiet] And jumping. CLAUDE [chuckles halfhaertedly] So Artie said this town was ripe for the picking? LENNY Yeah, he said it was real weird, but-- CHARLIE [upset] No! What is wrong with this world? CLAUDE [flat, uninterested] I don't know, what's wrong with it? CHARLIE Them on the other side, they turned it off!! And just when Cynthia was about to reveal the name of the guy who ran off and left her with two kids, then changed hs name and married someone else. LENNY What a bum! CLAUDE [undertone] Don't encourage her. [up] Can we talk normal now? CHARLIE Makes no nevermind now. CLAUDE Apparently Artie told Lenny something in stir last week. LENNY And Artie's never wrong! CHARLIE [hard sarcasm] If he ain't never wrong, why's he in the joint? CLAUDE [snorts] LENNY That ain't the point. He found the perfect score. CHARLIE And he told you about it? CLAUDE Yeah, that does seem a little cuckoo. Artie never did like you much. LENNY But he still likes Cherlie there just fine. I think he told me cuz he knows I'd tell you, and that would help her get some of the nice things she deserves. CHARLIE [cutesy] Really? That big a score, then? Artie might have something going for him after all. Maybe I shoulda married him. CLAUDE You said you didn't like monkeys. CHARLIE I was joking. Just cuz he's kinda short and shriveled and stuff don't mean he might not make a good husband. Ugly guys don't run off so often. LENNY Nobody wants 'em. CHARLIE You would know. CLAUDE [long suffering sigh] Let's get back to the job? LENNY It's this town, see? He says the whole town is like loopy, cuz one day a year, for an hour in the middle of the day, the entire town [slow, with import] just falls asleep. CLAUDE [snort] You're loopy. Artie's throwing you a knuckle ball, knucklehead. LENNY No, he was serious - I could see it in his face. CLAUDE The whole town? LENNY Yeah! CLAUDE And how does Artie know this? LENNY He says he was there. Couple years back, said he was hiding out and saw it happen, so he went back again the next year to see, and it happened again. CLAUDE Why ain't he in there robbing the place? LENNY Says he meant to, this year, but he's gonna be sporting stripes for a nickle. [5 years] CLAUDE It makes no damn sense! Why would everybody fall asleep? CHARLIE Maybe it's something in the water. Or get this-- [ramping up] Maybe it's a curse or something, like in that episode of One Step Too Far!! CLAUDE You've gone one step too far if you're gonna believe Artie and this idiot. [to Lenny] Nuttin' personal, Lenny. LENNY Gotcha. CHARLIE What can it hurt? If it's so darn close, why don't we drive over there and see? We can be ready, and if this "see-ester" [siesta] thing happens, then we take advantage. If not... what's it gonna hurt? CLAUDE What day's it supposed to be, Len? LENNY Tomorrow. Or I should say the longest day of the year, since that's what it is - tomorrow is, I mean, but Charlie, you can't come! CHARLIE And why pray tell not, ya big goon? LENNY Artie only told me on account of I promised I'd see to it that you don't go. I think he wants you to come and visit him instead. CLAUDE That's crazy talk. But you shouldn't come, babe. You'll just get in the way. CHARLIE [incensed] I'll just WHAT? CLAUDE I mean-- there might be guns. I wouldn't want you getting shot or nothing. CHARLIE They gotta be pretty talented in this town to shoot ...in their sleep! Besides, you need someone along who can actually tell time, if all you got is just one hour! [fades out] And if this is supposed to be tomorrow, since I have it on good authority - meaning the morning news - that tomorrow is the longest day of the year - then we had better get our sweet little selves ready to move! LENNY [over her diatribe] But I promised Artie-- CLAUDE [over, too - miserable, to Lenny] Just drop it. Trust me. Once she starts with this, she can't even hear no more. CHARLIE You hear me? LENNY [really quiet] Maybe you shoulda let Artie have her. MUSIC AMB IN CAR CLAUDE Whadda we do if it's all a big put-up job? LENNY It ain't - Artie is-- CHARLIE Stifle! If they don't sack out, you mean? In that case, we're just honest, but weary travellers going on our merry way. Zat so hard to buy? CLAUDE We gotta do something. This flivver's on its last legs. CHARLIE There's always something. LENNY You believe in magic, Charlie? CHARLIE Like Houdini stuff? Hah! Back when I was on the stage, the only thing them clip artists could make disappear was my hard earned simoleans. LENNY But this-- CHARLIE [loud] BUT! Dontchoo interupt me there, Lenny. It ain't polite! [quieter] Hmph. I was tryin to say I could maybe believe in magic like miracles and genies and stuff. Just always figured maybe it was all run out in the world, like the electricity in the meter when you're outta slugs. Ya know? CLAUDE [amused hmph] Oh, that's a nice turn of phrase you got right there, Charlie. CHARLIE [smug] And you thought you only married me for my legs. MUSIC AMB OUTSIDE, RURAL SOUND ONE SET OF STEPS ON GRAVEL CLAUDE [relieved and tired] Finally. [sighs] SOUND DOOR OPENS WITH A JINGLE CHARLIE [already arguing] I don't care what kind of hokey-pokey yer pullin here! I want a room and I want it pronto - savvy? CLAUDE [quiet] Oh, lord. [up, weary] What's the noise, sweetcheeks? CHARLIE This fellow says ain't no rooms to be had, not today tonight or any time soon. CLAUDE Yer full up? Out here in the middle of squat all? HOST [old rustic] The young lady misunderstood me. I was trying to explain that this is just a bad day to be here in Lafayette. We got rooms, ayuh, but I wouldn't feel right about just putting you up without warning you folks first. CLAUDE Warning us? Where's Lenny? LENNY [off] I'm pretending I'm somewehre's else. CLAUDE Some help you are. You was saying, pops? HOST [cheerful horror] It's the day we run the hogs. CHARLIE That's disgusting! CLAUDE Hold on, dearest. Let's hear the man out. Hogs, you say? HOST Ayup. Local tradition. Them hogs gets loose all over the town. [self-satisfied] Raise a lotta havoc. Tranple anything that moves, pretty much. CLAUDE It'd be safe in the room, wouldnit? HOST Well, 'spect it oughtta be, but you have to shut the doors and not move an inch. Don't want to call no attention to yerselves. [ominous] Folks round here don' like strangers watching our ways. CLAUDE [sigh] Well, pops, I dunno if you noticed it, but we rode in in the grease monkey's tow. Our heap ain't taking another step, and neither are we. HOST [a little too smug] One room or two? CHARLIE Just get one. Lenny can sleep in the bureau drawer for all I care. HOST [chuckles] CLAUDE Since it's looking we'll need to get a new car soon, I guess one room's all we can spring for. MUSIC SOUND DOOR SHUTS, BAG THROWN DOWN CHARLIE Artie better damn well be right. CLAUDE [hushed] Charlie! Keep it quiet. LENNY [hushed] Even if it works, how we gonna get out of town? CLAUDE We get a new car-- LENNY How? CLAUDE How'd we get the last one, pea-brain? LENNY Oh, right. There must be one or two, even in a boondock like this. CHARLIE The landlord says we got a couple of hours before we gotta hole up [aping his speech] "just enough time to get around some flapjacks". Flapjacks, my eye. They better have a hootch parlor in this flyspeck. CLAUDE Just enough time to case the place. LENNY Oughtn't we to bring the heaters, Claude? CLAUDE Hmm. Nix on that. Don't wanna get caught on the street heeled. CHARLIE Whaddaya mean? So what if someone suspects something? CLAUDE You may hate these chuck towns, Charlie, but their jails ain't nothing to write home about neither. They make our first digs look like the ritz. CHARLIE [disgusted] Oh! MUSIC AMB OUTSIDE. RURAL [note - they're all talking out the side of the mouth] LENNY There's the spoon where the clerk said we could get us some-- CHARLIE Flapjacks? Puh-lease. We got more important things-- LENNY But he got me all hungry, with all his flapjack jabbering. CLAUDE [under his breath] Flapjabbering. [up] Look, we need to split up anyway, cover the ground. Lenny can pick up the skinny at the diner as well as anywhere else. CHARLIE Where you wanna ronder-voo [rondezvous] later? CLAUDE Well... [consdiering] Guess the motel's as good as any place. CHARLIE In forty-five minutes. No more, you big moose! LENNY No sweat - sides, they ain't gonna give me no forty-five minutes worth of flapjacks. Not for what I got on me. SOUND WALKS AWAY CLAUDE And you? CHARLIE I say you and I take the-- [softening] I mean, make a visit to the bank. CLAUDE Who'm I to argue? MUSIC SOUND DOOR OPENS, DING, A COUPLE STEPS LENNY Hello? SOUND FLAP OF DOOR, HEELS WAITRESS Goodness! I guess I really wan't expecting to see nobody in here today! LENNY Guess not. [pitifiul] Zat mean you're out of food? WAITRESS Mercy, no! We been cooking all day! They'll go through plenty later on, but we can spare a bite or two. What you want? LENNY Flapjacks? WAITRESS [chuckles] You came to the right place. My momma's recipe has taken blue ribbons at the fair for thirty years. Set yourself down, and I'll sling you a stack. SOUND DOOR FLAPS, MUFFLED COOKING NOISES WAITRESS [off some] You want some Java with that? LENNY That'd be real nice. SOUND DOOR FLAPS OPEN, QUICK STEPS WAITRESS Here's your joe, the jacks will be out lickety split. LENNY Hey, uh, the goon at the hotel was saying something about something going on today? WAITRESS Oh, yes. It's the strangest thing, but nothing you gotta worry about - you're just passing through, right? LENNY Oh, no, we're staying at the hotel. WAITRESS [a bit upset] Oh. "We?" Nevermind. You should stay inside, then. It ain't safe being out. LENNY Oh, yeah, he said-- WAITRESS I mean, they're just frogs, right? But they are some vicious slimy little devils. LENNY [baffled] Frogs? WAITRESS Course. Every year they just fall from the sky. No one knows why. Oops-- [sniffs] that's your jacks. Be right back. MUSIC AMB OUTISDE CLAUDE [undertone] Take a peep at the cadillac. CHARLIE That brown heap? CLAUDE Dat ain't brown, ya gob, dat's cham-payne colored. CHARLIE Who you calling a gob, you mug? LITTLE GIRL [off] Hey lady? Would you like a kitten? CLAUDE [[startled] Huh? Oh, Hello little girl. [really false hearty] No, thanks. No kittens for us. You have a real nice day, there. CHARLIE [whispered] Do I look like the kind of chickie who wants some damn animal hanging around? Apart from you, anyway, darling? CLAUDE Watch yer language, there's a kid present. CHARLIE She's probably heard it all. CLAUDE People got manners out in the country. Here's the bank. Stick to the script, babe. CHARLIE Have I ever done you wrong? SOUND DOOR OPENS, SLIGHT ECHO CLAUDE This is nice. CHARLIE [sweet and fake] Oh, honey, maybe everything will be o-k after all! CLAUDE We'll see, dearest. TELLER Can I help you? CHARLIE I'll just have a seat while you handle all that financial mam stuff. CLAUDE [annoyed sigh] You do that. [hearty again] Hello. Sorry about that. TELLER No problem, sir. What can I help you with? CLAUDE We had some car trouble coming into town, and I need to find out if we can arrange to cash a check here. TELLER Do you have an account with our bank, sir? CLAUDE No, I'm afraid I don't. We're with the Merchant Chinatown Association Farm Worker's Union Branch out of Miami. TELLER That's pretty far away. CLAUDE Yeah. TELLER That's going to have to go through my manager. He won't be back until this afternoon. CLAUDE Really? Well, that shouldn't be a problem - we're kinda stuck here. TELLER [strange] Are you over at the motel? CLAUDE You bet. TELLER Ohhh. CLAUDE What? TELLER Nothing. He'll be back in about four hours. CLAUDE Is he part of this whole thing you got going on today? TELLER [nervous] What do you-- whatever do you mean? CLAUDE The clerk was telling us-- TELLER [urgent] Just stay inside and you'll be safe! CHARLIE [coming on] Safe? From-- TELLER THEM! CLAUDE Them? The runners? TELLER The ghosts. CLAUDE AND CHARLIE WHAT? TELLER I'm not from around here, and I'm scared to death. I get to lock myself in the vault for the whole thing, or else I wouldn't even'a come to work today! CHARLIE In the vault, eh? TELLER Yes! CLAUDE Wait a dang minute. Ghosts? TELLER Yes. A bunch of soldiers from back in the civil war. They run through town on this day every year, and destroy everything in their path! CLAUDE Have you... seen the ghosts? TELLER Of course not! I stay shut up tight! CLAUDE Right. [heavy thinking sigh, the working to sound chipper again] Well, maybe we'll see you later then. When your manager's back. TELLER Okey-doke. You stay safe now! MUSIC SOUND EATING SOUND [OFF] FEET APPROACH CLAUDE [outside] wait til we-- CHARLIE What's that smell? SOUND DOOR SLAMS OPEN CHARLIE You! LENNY I brought you some! CHARLIE I'm watching my figure, you mope! CLAUDE More for me. Pass that. LENNY Trudy at the diner, she gave me some extra butter too. She did it up right fine. CHARLIE Don't eat so much you slow down! We'll leave you behind. LENNY [talking around a mouthful] Oh, come on, they're real good. CLAUDE [licking his fingers] They are. Look, Lenny, there's something real hinky here-- LENNY You don't need to tell me, Claude! I heard all about-- CHARLIE The ghosts? LENNY The what? CLAUDE According to the girl at the bank, it ain't pigs, it's ghosts. LENNY That don't make no sense! There ain't no such things as ghosts. CHARLIE But you do believe that there might be a town where everyone falls asleep for an hour. LENNY Anyway, it ain't ghosts, it's Frogs. CLAUDE Like frog frogs, or french folks? LENNY Like ribbit, ribbit. They rain down, like in the old weird part of the bible. CHARLIE Yeah, ghosts is lots more nuts than frogs. CLAUDE Why would everyone have a different story? CHARLIE Are you just a moron or what? They're all covering up! Anything to scare us who ain't part of it into keeping shut up for the time they all fall asleep, excepting that they forgot to get their damn story straight. I'd almost'a bought the one about the pigs, but FROGS? LENNY And ghosts. CHARLIE Oh, don't even. CLAUDE It still feels hinky. Like we should-- SOUND TAP ON THE DOOR CLAUDE Stifle. [up] Yes? LITTLE GIRL [off] I have to tell you something! LENNY That's some sneaky girl scout. CLAUDE Shh! Just keep quiet! SOUND DOOR OPENS SOUND MEWING OF KITTENS CLAUDE Yeah? LITTLE GIRL I have to tell you this. You have to listen! CLAUDE I'm listening, little girl. Watch out for your kittens, there. LITTLE GIRL You don't get one. CLAUDE Just tell me what you wanted to--? LITTLE GIRL [solemn] In 15 minutes, the monsters come out. If you leave your rooms, they will eat you. CLAUDE [almost laughs, stops himsefl] Monsters? LITTLE GIRL Yes. CLAUDE What kind of monsters? LITTLE GIRL [exasperatied] The kind that eat people. I have to go home now. CLAUDE Before the monsters get you? LITTLE GIRL Oh, they won't get me. They'll be too busy chasing you. SOUND SHE WALKS AWAY CHARLIE Little street rat! Get her back here, I'll show her what for! CLAUDE No! Let the kid go. LENNY Claude? You think maybe she's right? CLAUDE It's not like she'd make something up like that. CHARLIE Someone told her to tell us. CLAUDE The same someone who couldn't get their stories straight? That don't make no sense. There's something behind all this. CHARLIE So what now, you want to give this all up and sit on your face like an ostrich or something? CLAUDE I never said nothing like that. We should-- we just gotta keep our eyes open is all. MUSIC SOUND CLOCK CHIMES CLAUDE Ready? LENNY [a little shaky] Yeah. CHARLIE Hmph. Yes. CLAUDE Keep cool. If this is all some kind of joke, we need to be ready to act like there ain't nothing going on. CHARLIE Keep your gun handy, Lenny, in case of frogs. SOUND WALKS AWAY LENNY [muttered] Same to you. I would say in case of pigs, but I know how you feel about family. CLAUDE [almost laughs] CHARLIE [sharp] What? LENNY [trying to keep a straight face] Nuttin. SOUND DOOR OPENS, PAPER CRACKLES CLAUDE What's this? CHARLIE Aah - Must be the bill. Give it. We can look it over later. SOUND PAPER SHOVED INTO PURSE MUSIC AMB OUTSIDE, BUT MUTED. LENNY Weird, ain't it? Everything so quiet. CHARLIE So everyone's gone to sleep. Or they're messing with us. CLAUDE [shocked] No! Look at this! LENNY Oh, gee! Think we should move her? CHARLIE What are you--? Holy knots! The kid! LENNY And all the kittens! Are they ok? CLAUDE [grunt as he kneels] Well, I ain't gonna hold a mirror up to all them tiny little noses, but they look like they're just sleeping. LENNY They're so cute - you shoulda took one. CHARLIE Are you done yet? LENNY Shouldn't we move her, though? What if the pigs hurt her? CHARLIE Leave the stupid kid! She's the one decided to take a nap in the middle of the street. We got a bank waiting! LENNY I'll-- I'll catch up to ya. I wanna lug the little tyke up onta the porch. CHARLIE Aargh!!! [exasperated noise] Fine! Pick uppa car while you're at it, potater head! MUSIC SOUND BIG DOOR CREAKS QUIETLY OPEN SOUND OUTDOOR NOISES, OFF SLIGHTLY; VOICES HAVE MODERATE ECHO CLAUDE [whispering] The lights are all on. CHARLIE Why are you whispering? CLAUDE I still got that weird feeling about this - like it's all gonna turn out to be a big joke or something. There's a hook somewehres. There gotta be. CHARLIE We'll ditch it when we see it. For now, let's go to work on that vault. SOUND [OUTSIDE] WEIRD ANIMAL NOISE CLAUDE What was that? CHARLIE [snide] Not a pig, for crying out loud. If you're so damn worried, shall we promenayde to the vault? CLAUDE It was really - strange. I ain't never heard no animal like it before. CHARLIE That just rules out the zoo and Mel Blanc. They're the only animals you ever heard in your whole stupid life. SOUND [OUTSIDE] WEIRD ANIMAL NOISE CLAUDE I just wanna take a look, see if Lenny's coming. CHARLIE Fergit him! I'm your wife - you should be here, lookin after me! CLAUDE [sharp] Did you see that? CHARLIE I see a grown man scared of some owl or something. CLAUDE [on edge] No, there was this dark shape, went behind that buildign over there. Watch! CHARLIE [putting her foot down] No! I want to go inside! [hissed] And I plan to lock the door, whatever side you happen to be on. SOUND DOOR SLAMS AMB OUTSIDE SOUND RUSTLING CLAUDE [calling quietly] Lenny? Zat you? SOUND WEIRD ANIMAL NOISE CLAUDE [gasp] Dammit Lenny! SOUND RUSTLING NOISE, OFF RIGHT SOUND GUN READIED CLAUDE [moving right] Come out, whatever you are. MOMENT OF SUSPENSE, A COUPLE OF FOOTSTEPS CLAUDE [gasp] LENNY [gasp] What's wit the heater, Claude? I ain't done nuttin! SOUND PUTTING GUN BACK CLAUDE Nah, Lenny, it's-- did you hear something weird out there? LENNY Birds. Something. I guess. CLAUDE Charlie's inside. Come on. LENNY Why do you put up with her? CLAUDE What? We're married. LENNY If she was my wife, I'd'a smacked her to kingdom come years ago - I wouldn'a been able to help myself. CLAUDE I love her. [shrugs] And I hate her sometimes too. What can you do? SOUND BIG DOOR STARST TO OPEN SOUND [CLOSE] WEIRD ANIMAL NOISE SOUND BOTH MEN TURN, DRAW GUNS SOUND DOOR SWINGS SHUT AGAIN LENNY That's the noise you was talking about? CLAUDE Yeah. Shh. [whispered] Can you tell where it is? LENNY Nuh-uh. MOMENT OF JUST CAUTIOUS BREATHING, THEN SOUND DOOR SLAMS OPEN BEHIND THEM LENNY and CLAUDE [gasp] CHARLIE Get your keisters in here, you nitwits! Time's a-wasting! MUSIC AMB INSIDE BANK, ECHOEY SOUND COMBINATION LOCK BEING TURNED CHARLIE [whispered] Hurry! LENNY [whispered] That ain't gonna help! CLAUDE Zip it! I'm almost there! SOUND A COUPLE OF CLICKS, HANDLE CLAUDE [angry noise] Agh. Nope. Damn. Charlie, give me something to write on. CHARLIE What do I look like, your secretary? CLAUDE Just find me something, or I'm gonna forget the numbers I already got! SOUND FEET GO OFF SOUND ROOTING AROUND IN A PURSE CHARLIE Here's some paper. LENNY [coming back] I got a pencil from the desk. It's getting kind of dark outside. CHARLIE Great - a storm. CLAUDE Good thing you got that kid under cover. She don't need to catch penumonia. CHARLIE Oh, listen to Mary Curry over here. CLAUDE [sighs] SOUND WRITING SOUND DISTANT ECHOEY WEIRD NOISE CHARLIE What the hell? CLAUDE That's what I've been trying to tell you about. Cept now it sounds like it's inside here with us. CHARLIE Get that vault open, before they find us. LENNY They? Don't you mean it? CHARLIE It's got to be some sort of Okie joke. These hicks are messing with us. SOUND CLOSER ECHOEY WEIRD NOISE CHARLIE [shrieking] Get it open! CLAUDE My hands won't stop shaking, Charlie. I can't concentrate-- CHARLIE I can NOT believe I am hearing this! CLAUDE [voice rising to a yell] --and you ain't helping! SHUT UP! CHARLIE huh! [affronted] Hmph. CLAUDE [long deep breath, trying to calm down] SOUND CLICKING of DIAL BEGINS SOUND DISTANT ECHOEY WEIRD NOISE SOUND CLICKS TURN WILDLY CLAUDE Yah! LENNY [nervous, but trying to be helpful] I-I could go and look? CLAUDE No, I think-- CHARLIE Yeah, you do that, knucklehead. Go and kick some heads on these nutballs. CLAUDE [definitive] No. SOUND DIAL TWIRLS QUICKLY CLAUDE We're getting out of here. CHARLIE [angry] Don't you chicken out on me now, Claude! [wheedling] Come, on baby! We're this close to the big score. I can taste it! The only thing in our way is this door. SOUND ECHOEY WEIRD NOISE COMES AROUND CORNER, SKITTERING LENNY And th-th-th-that! [a shriek] Them! SOUND RUNNING FEET MUSIC ALL PANTING BREATHING IN A CLOSE SPACE LENNY What the hell? What were they? CLAUDE I dunno! All I saw was teeth and fur. CHARLIE They're like shrews or something. CLAUDE Nah, they was more teeth than anything else. Even shrews ain't like that. These ain't nothing natural. CHARLIE Well they ain't ghosts, frogs, or pigs. LENNY That just leaves monsters. CHARLIE [after a beat] What? LENNY The little girl, she said it was monsters. SOUND SCRABBLIONG AT THE DOOR BEGINS, GETS LOUDER THROGUHOUT LENNY Oh, holy crap! CHARLIE Sounds like they're eating their way through! CLAUDE And there ain't excatly a dozen ways out of this closet here. CHARLIE There gotta be something! I ain't going out like this. Boost me up! CLAUDE Boost? CHARLIE I think I see something up there. Just like in gramma's attic. CLAUDE [grunt of boosting] Lenny, give me a hand here, wouldja? LENNY Yeah, here - uh! Careful! [he has a kitten in his coat] BOTH [grunt as they push her up] CHARLIE Yeah! I thought so! SOUND GRIND OF WOOD SHIFTING CHARLIE This probably goes to a roof access. [ugh! As she climbs up] CLAUDE Don't kick! Damn! LENNY Watch out! Uhhh! SOUND HER SCRAMBLING STOPS CHARLIE [calling down] Big help you two are. I see cracks of light - bet there's a vent and I can get out onto the roof. CLAUDE And then what? CHARLIE Well, they don't look much like climbers, do they? We can wait it out up there! CLAUDE How the hell are we supposed to get up there? LENNY Whatever we do, we better do it quick! Sounds like they're getting through! CLAUDE Here, I'll boost you. LENNY Nah, Claude - If you get killed, then I'm alone with her, and I can't take that. CLAUDE You dumbo! LENNY Besides, you can pull me up better. Okay? CLAUDE Let's do this. SOUND GRUNST, RUSTLES, THUMPS CLAUDE [long grunt, pulling himself up] SOUND MOVES UP TO THEM ABOVE SOUND DISTANT WOOD CRACKING LENNy [distant] Claude? Come on! My turn! [continues under] CHARLIE oh, Claude! [kisses him] CLAUDE MMm! [surprised, but enjoying the kiss] SOUND WOOD QUIETLY SHIFTED, LENNY CUTS OUT CLAUDE What was that for? CHARLIE Just happy. LENNY [off, screams!!!] CLAUDE shit! You closed the hatch! CHARLIE It's too late for him! LENNY [Scream cuts out] CLAUDE How could you do that? CHARLIE If I didn't you woulda died wit him! I'm protecting you, ya bastard. CLAUDE Where's this damn vent? CHARLIE Say you love me. CLAUDE There it is. CHARLIE What the hell's gotten into you? CLAUDE You're my wife, and I'll get you out-- CHARLIE Out of what? CLAUDE Out of here. Out of this town. But don't expect to ever see me again after that. CHARLIE [freaked] Cluade? How can you even-- SOUND KICKING OUT THE VENT MUSIC AMB OUTISDE CLAUDE [cold] Give me your hand. CHARLIE [meek] all right, Claude. SOUND SCRABBLING CLAUDE and Charlie [grunt as he pulls her up onto the roof] CLAUDE [breathing hard with exertion] [runs his hand over his face] CHARLIE You still got the combination? Just in case? CLAUDE I don't even care no more. CHARLIE Can I see it? CLAUDE No. Where's that pencil? Ah. SOUND PAPER RUSTLES CHARLIE What're you doing? CLAUDE Writing my will. CHARLIE Will? What you got to leave? CLAUDE I dunno, but there must be something I can-- whoa. CHARLIE What? CLAUDE Where'd you get this paper? CHARLIE That? Oh I think that was the note on our door. CLAUDE Damn. CHARLIE What? CLAUDE This woulda been good to know. "So sorry to put you in harm's way, but the boggins is hungry, and if it ain't an outsider, then it's someone in town, and we can't have that. But we did warn you, as tradtion demands, and you had every chance to leave. Thank you for staying!" CHARLIE So it must be over, right? CLAUDE Are you flapping your lips for a reason? CHARLIE [whine] Claude! The note makes it sound like it's just one they need. One outsider. So Lenny-- CLAUDE [cold, hard] You need to shut your trap. Now. CHARLIE [sweetie again] You gonna forgive me, arentcha? CLAUDE [not quite sure] No. CHARLIE Oh, come on, Claudie. We're better off, ain't we? Just you and me, like the old days? LENNY You want old days, I was his friend first. CHARLIE [gasps] SOUND SHE LOSES HER BALANCE A BIT, FEET SLOWLY APPROACH CLAUDE Len! [pleased] I'll be damned! What... happened? It sounded like-- LENNY [freaked out] They were...everywhere. I dunno why they didn't just take me down. They took some chunks out of me, man, but they... stopped. SOUND MONSTER NOISES START SNEAKING IN, UNDER CHARLIE [insincere] What a relief! LENNY Don't you start! I heard everything. CLAUDE Can you forgive me, Lenny? LENNY Yeah, probably. Jeez I hope Peahces is OK. SOUND UNZIP WIDNBREAKER CLAUDE What? LENNY You think we're safe up here? CHARLIE [spiteful again] Apparently, you're safe anywhere. Must taste bad. LENNY Oh, look, he's still asleep. CLAUDE [laughing a little] A kitten? You took you a kitten? CHARLIE You did what? You are SUCH a shit-for-brains. LENNY Leave off, Charlie, or I swear I will-- SOUND NOW BECOMING OBVIOUS, THE MONSTERS ARE DOWN BELOW CLAUDE Shh! It's those things! CHARLIE The shrews? CLAUDE Whatever they are. CHARLIE Can you see them? CLAUDE The roof slopes wrong, I can't get close enough to get a look down. CHARLIE Well, crawl out there! Surely you don't expect me to do it! LENNY I can't leave Peaches. CHARLIE Peaches? SOUND SNATCH, THUMP AS SHE THROWS THE KITTEN AT A WALL CHARLIE [uh! As she throws] There's your damn Peaches. LENNY Peaches!! SOUND SCRAMBLE ACROSS THE ROOF LENNY You killed him! He was justa baby kitten! He never din't do nothing to you! CHARLIE Stop bawling and start helping! LENNY I'll help. Yeah, I know what I can do to help. SOUND MOVING CLOSER LENNY [unh! Shoving] CHARLIE Lenny? What are you doing? Ahh!!! Claude! LENNY Stay back, Claude. CLAUDE I'm just a bit too damn tired to stop you. CHARLIE Claude?!? Ahhhhhhhhh [scream as she goes off the roof] SOUND ROAR OF MONSTERs, grinding chewing CHARLIE [Horrible screaming.] LENNY [calm again] Sorry you had to see that. SOUND MONSTER NOISES DISSIPATE CLAUDE Sorry about your Peaches, Lenny. We'll get you another kitten. LENNY Okay. [pause] Claude? Let's not get you another wife, though, okay? SOUND CLOCK CHIMES 1 O'CLOCK CLOSER OLIVIA Now that you know how to find us, you'll have to come back. Maybe next week? Don't be a stranger - we have enough of those already... __________________ LENNY Funny thing, though - Why'd Artie tell me about this? CLAUDE I have a feeling he... well... meant for us to come to a bad end. LENNY But he carries a torch for Charlie! CLAUDE Yup. And he said she shouldn't come. LENNY Oh! [musing] Artie's never...wrong. _________________ CLAUDE If anybody who's asleep is safe, I think maybe Peaches saved your life. By sleeping. LENNY [wailing] Peaches!!! CLAUDE Lenny, just hold on to the good times. THE END
Comedy Night Podcasted Right is taking a summer hiatus and we are proud to present to you our special summer spin-off: TV Makes Sense.Every other week, Gus, Sam, or Matt will pick a great episode of television and the three will break it down. The plot, the cast, the behind the scenes info, or even how the episode has affected their real lives. Because life is messy and unstructured, but TV Makes Sense.Gus got the first pick, and he chose an all-time classic from an amazing series: Arrested Development, Season 3, Episode 2, "For British Eyes Only".You know this episode. All the Bluths show off their chicken dances, even though none of them have ever actually seen a chicken before. George ends up on house arrest and is ready to do anything to escape Lucille's libido. GOB and Tobias team up for a "prostate-tickular", er, a "protest-tacular" called "Free Bird", or, er, "Free Chicken". Tobias ends up getting "buy-curious" about wigs, and settles for getting 4,000 hair plugs. After George claims he's really been set-up by the Brits, Michael takes a trip to a curious street in the OC called "Wee Britain", where he meets the lovely Rita, played by Academy Award winning guest star Charlize Theron. But there's more to Rita than meets the eye; and Michael needs her eyes to check the paperwork to see if George is lying, since it's "For British Eyes Only".So, grab a whole thing of candy beans, and listen to the gang talk about how you need to cut toxic people out of your life: the kind of people that don't watch Arrested Development. Especially if you're going to quote Tobias in public, because people will think you are confessing some deep truths. E-mail us and we'll read it on a future episode: firstname.lastname@example.orgTwitter: @comedynightpod1IG: @comedynightpodcastedrightReddit: reddit.com/r/comedynightpodrightSam's IG: @sam_thistleGus' other show, Primos Primeros, on IG: @primos_primeros
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https://youtu.be/Buv4Z1vA2-g The focus for this blog is why does my baby wake so early? Why, why, why, why, why, why? I know what it feels like myself because when my eldest was little, this was a big problem for me, in fact he's a little bit wired that way. So I know firsthand what you're going through if you have an early riser on your hands. In this blog I'm going to go through everything to explain why this happens, to give you the insight and ability to overcome this problem once and for all. Starting at the beginning, why does your baby wake so early in the morning? When I say early, I'm talking pre 6:00 AM. In our general culture that we live in, where people work a nine-to-five job, we have our school hours etc, we're talking 6am or beyond is actually perfectly acceptable. I know some people might not like to hear that. But, if it's pre 6:00 AM, it's still nighttime and you do not need to start the day that early. So why is your little one waking up at that time? If you're getting wake-ups before 4:00 AM, then it's a night waking and that's another kettle of fish. Wake-ups at 9:00 PM, at 11:00 PM, 2:00 AM, they could be for all kinds of reasons. But the typical early waking time is usually between 4 and 5:00 AM, maybe 5:30, but roughly between 4 and 5:00 AM. That's what we call early waking. If your little one is doing that, then the reason is they are overtired. Now, think about that for a minute. They're overtired, so they're waking early? Makes no sense, does it? You'd think they're overtired, they're tired. They need to sleep in. They need to sleep longer. That's what you would think. But like most things with sleep, it's completely counterintuitive, which is why our lovely instincts and intuition when it comes to this, lets us down because what actually is going to work for a little one's sleep is usually counterintuitive. And that's why it's the hottest topic among parents. So yes, early wakings are caused by being overtired. It's to do with how it reacts in the body and how over tiredness creates actually a bigger influx of hormones that actually keep you going and keep you stimulated. And that's why we wake up more. You may have had this yourself when, if you've been traveling, maybe long haul and multiple countries and you've got to an airport and you're like, "Oh my God, I just need to sleep." But you can't. And I've got to get that next flight and you power on and you power on. And then all of a sudden you feel, "I'm not tired anymore." And you haven't slept, but you're thinking, "I'm over it. I don't even feel tired anymore." That's because your body has released these hormones to keep you going and you push past that tired window and you're actually overtired, but you feel wired. Little ones will often do this. They will zone out to sleep. They will have a certain amount of sleep, but then they're awake and they can find themselves awake and wired because they're overtired. But why? Where's this overtiredness coming from? That's the first thing you need to look at. I want to run through a few examples for you right now, so that you can start to understand, why is my little one overtired because it might not be obvious. Sometimes it is, but sometimes it isn't. First of all, let's look at naps. How many naps a day did your little one ought to be having? And for how long should each nap be? Because sometimes you might think they're napping a lot, but actually they're napping very short like cat naps, so the quality of the nap isn't great. So it's about the length and the quality. Also, motion naps, so naps that are induced by motion or kept going by motion can often, not always, but often be less of a quality nap as well because they going into deep sleep and it's like the motion is just keeping them down and keeping them dozing. Like when you nod off in a car or on a plane, as a passenger. You do that whole head thing and it's like, you're sleeping,
In the vast majority of cases, crate training is extremely beneficial. But is it necessary..? Many pup parents questioning the necessity of crate training are at their wit's end with their puppy whining and barking in the crate. And to that I say, trust the process. If you set out with a desire to have a crate-trained puppy, don't give up just yet. So to answer the question of whether crate training is necessary… the answer is no. At least according to the dictionary definition. Necessary is defined as; absolutely needed, required. Example: Food is necessary to survive. So under the literal definition, crate training a dog is not necessary. A dog doesn't need a crate to survive. It is not absolutely needed. BUT!
78 years ago today allied forced stormed the beaches of Normandy. It was a crucial day in the fight against Nazi Germany. Boyd chats about the defining days in our lives. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Once again we find our man Abraham sliding into his old ways. Familiar sins die hardest. We've said several times throughout our study that the Bible portrays its heroes as real people. They have moments of great success and moments of great failure. Makes them relatable. Shows us that in spite of our failures God doesn't abandon us and his love is not conditioned on our performance. It also reminds us that faith is a journey from immaturity to maturity as we grow in our understanding of who God is. There's an incredibly honest statement made by the apostle Paul in Romans 7:15, "For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.” This is the man who encountered the resurrected Jesus, planted many churches, faced countless dangers, and gave us much of the New Testament. Yet he has an inner struggle between the desires of his flesh and the desires of God working in him. When we sin, our sinful nature crawls back into the driver's seat and steers us away from God. We know what this is like. We have new life in Christ and we want to serve God well and know him more. We want to spend time in the Word and attend church every Sunday morning. We also have an old nature that dies hard and wants to sleep in. It's a war between the flesh and the Spirit. This war will never come to an end until we die and enter heaven. So what is the answer? Where do we find help? Paul spends a great deal of time in Romans talking about God's grace. Simply explained, grace is God's unmerited favor towards you and me. In spite of all the wrongs we do, God does not give up on us. Therefore, only God's grace can transform and redeem a stubborn, rebellious heart, and only Jesus can conquer sin in one's life. This is why Paul concludes the chapter by writing this in Romans 7:25, “Who will set me free from the body of this death?” The answer: “Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!” The good news is that we will no longer see Abraham faltering like this again. He presses on to maturity. He is learning he can trust God in all things. Finally, his fear of God is stronger than his fear of man and this brings him to new heights in his faith.
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In celebration of the Queen's 70th Jubilee we're making a British favourite – Yorkshire Puddings!Makes 12 large4 medium eggs200mls milk200g plain flourLarge pinch saltGrapeseed or rice bran oil1. In a large bowl, whisk up the eggs until broken up. Pour in the milk and add the flour and whisk together gently until combined. Avoid overworking the batter, any lumps will soften in the resting period so don't over-whisk the batter at this stage. Add the salt. Pour batter into a jug and rest in the fridge for at least 15 minutes, while you heat the oven.2. Heat oven to 190 C. Take a 12-hole muffin tin and pour oil into each hole, to quarter fill then place on a tray. Transfer to the oven and heat for 12-15 minutes. Remove and, acting quickly so the oil doesn't cool too much, pour batter into the muffin holes, filling to nearly the top. Return to the oven and cook for 20-25minutes.3. These Yorkshire puddings can be eaten with any roast dinner (not just beef) or even as a snack with other toppings – think basil pesto and showered in parmesan, sautéed mushrooms with horseradish, salmon sour cream and capers…endless options.LISTEN ABOVE
What make, model, and year is the car you drive? Thinking about buying a new one? Why? Consider all factors to make the right, not wrong buying decision. In this episode of the Finance For Physicians Podcast, Daniel Wrenne talks about why he drives an 18-year-old Toyota Avalon. The 2003 vehicle has heated leather seats and a 6-disc CD changer—it's still in good condition and comfortable to drive. Topics Discussed: • Car Buying: How to make a good, solid, level-headed decision • Practical Perspective: Base decision on purpose, need, safety, reliability • Mechanical Issues: Tend to trigger alternative options for an upgrade • Identity and Psychology: What drives car-buying marketing decisions? • Timeout: Do your priorities align with buying a new car? • Key Purposes: ◦ Get from Point A to Point B ◦ Comfort level ◦ Makes you look better ◦ Economic and environment friendly ◦ Consider alternatives link: www.WrenneFinancial.com
Host Anna Borges interviews guest Zachary Zane about platonic intimacy. Follow Mood Ring @moodringshow Follow Anna @annabroges Mood Ring is a production of American Public Media and Pizza Shark. Full Transcript Anna Borges: The first time I realized I was touch starved during the pandemic is when the world started opening up and one of the first things I did was go and get a wax for the first time. And as my wax tech was like painfully ripping the hair off my body, I thought, "Huh, it's so nice to be touched by another human again." It's not that I didn't realize that I was lonely or could really stand to have been fucked or cuddled — I live alone and I'm single, so during the height of pandemic lockdown, I was … very, very isolated. But it wasn't until I felt this visceral rush of relief when I typically felt excruciating pain that I realized, Oh, I needed this. Like, actually needed it. Because when I say I was touch starved, I'm not being cute or dramatic. Tough starvation is a real thing. It's also known as skin hunger or touch deprivation, but whatever you call it, we know that going for too long without human touch has real psychological effects. Starting with when we bond with our caregivers through touch when we're infants, we're wired to need touch, for our development and for our mental health. So what do we do when we're not getting any? Hey, I'm Anna Borges and this is Mood Ring, a practical guide to feelings, even when you're feeling so untouched like a 2007 pop song. Every episode, we'll explore one new way to cope—with our feelings, with our baggage, with our brains, or with the world around us. Anna Borges: Today we're talking about cuddling with your friends, which might seem like kind of a leap from a bikini wax. But that's because I didn't know until the last minute that I wanted this episode to be about cuddling your friends. Before that, I knew I wanted to do something on touch starvation, and, you know, ways to scratch that itch. We thought of massages, or loving self-touch and yep, getting waxed, but, you know, none of them really felt right. Because sure, all of that involves getting touched, but none of it is intimacy. And I was missing intimacy as much as I was missing the touch itself. And then I had this exchange on Twitter. SOUND OF KEYBOARD TYPING I was doing what I do—AKA tweeting about whatever thought comes into my head and conveniently forgetting that my family and coworkers follow me—and I was basically like, “Hey, show of hands, who else hasn't had real physical intimacy since the Before Times?" And lots of people chimed in and long story short, the tweet led to some talk about why platonic intimacy isn't more of a thing. Like, why is so much non-sexual touch still reserved mostly for sexual and romantic partners? And one of the people who chimed in is actually one of today's guests. I slid into his DMs like, “Hey, want to platonically cuddle?” and by that I mean, “Do you want to come on my podcast?” And thankfully, he said yes. Zachary Zane is a writer who mostly focuses on sex and bisexuality in his work. He's behind the erotic nonficiton zine Boyslut and is a columnist for Men's Health. And most importantly, he's someone who, quite frankly, seemed to have a lot of platonic intimacy in his life. So, I wanted us to learn from him together. Anna Borges: Oh, I'm so excited to chat today! Were you luckier than I was during the pandemic and, like, got plenty of touch? What, what was it like for you? Zach Zane: Um, I- initially, no, I did not get any touch whatsoever and that was not fun as I, as you can imagine. And then I actually, one of the few people that managed to find love during the pandemic, which I know is probably problematic to say. But uh- Anna Borges: I hate you. I'm so jealous. Zach Zane: And, and then, so we kind of cuddled up together. So I had a primary partner who I was able to see and cuddle with, towards the kind of end of it. Cause there was that lull kind of the middle, during the summer where I was like, okay, I feel safe meeting people, and that's when I met them. And then we kind of went back into lockdown and then we were with each other. So I was very lucky. Anna Borges: Ugh. Oh, and for our listeners who aren't familiar with, like ethical non-monogamy and polyamory, can you just give like a quick one liner on like what you mean when you say primary partner? Zach Zane: Sure. So primary partner for me, I … it, it just like, I actually practice, like, non-hierarchical poly, but so maybe saying primary is not the correct term. So essentially when you have multiple partners, this is kind of like, for me in the sense was kind of the, the main one that I was kind of hanging out with, the main one who I'm in love with, the one who I call my boyfriend. And then I kind of have more casual partners, which are almost like, honestly, friends with benefits. Although poly people just kind of love putting terms to absolutely everything, unnecessarily. But, so this was more the person who I'd spend my time with more consistently. Anna Borges: Got it. Got it. And I love, I love that you say friends with benefits because immediately my brain goes, okay, well, this episode is about cuddling your friends. First, I would love to just hear about your experience with platonic intimacy and how, and what that means for you and what it looks like in your life. Zach Zane: I think I'm very … lucky that I've been able to have it, but I'm able to have it because I am queer. And I recognize that, where cuddling with another man platonically, I feel like it's much more accepted in the gay community, in the queer community, than if I was completely straight. And then I think it would just be more challenging if, you know, if you're straight, you have to be really comfortable with your masculinity to be able to platonically cuddle another straight friend. Anna Borges: Hmm, absolutely. What kind of experiences have you had in this area? Zach Zane: Yeah. And I really think in that regard, it's more like relationship anarchy. Again, there are a million terms and I know it's annoying, but kind of relationship anarchy, one of the key … parts of that is the idea that you don't prioritize kind of romantic relationships over your friendships and your friendships can be equally as important and equally as fulfilling, even though you're not sexual, even if you're not in, in a romantic relationship. And I kinda love that about relationship anarchy. Anna Borges: But I'm curious how you, if you ever had the expectation that touch and physical intimacy was only for romantic partners and if you had to release the expectation of that and accept that it could be with platonic relationships, or if it's always been that way for you? Zach Zane: No, I think I definitely had this idea that … you know, touch, whether it's cuddling, or touch that extends beyond sex, was definitely still for romantic relationships or sexual relationships. I think the only exception is when you were, like, sad or crying. Is, if I'm looking back on it, it's when you're crying. That was the only time it was kind of more acceptable to have these elements of platonic touch as a means of comfort. Like why do I have to reach a point of such despair in order to, for it to be socially acceptable for me to have platonic touch. But I really think, the thing that changed was, again, I- was being queer, and just, I was part of this community where people were platonic touching. Being like, Hey, let's cuddle, let's get in a bed or just holding each other or in a way that was just the norm … or definitely more of the norm in a way that wasn't weird or necessarily sexual. Anna Borges: Absolutely. So it does sound like you have, like, no lack of channels for platonic intimacy. Zach Zane: No I 100% agree, but I also wanna be like, I'm in the minority and I'm very lucky to have this, and I'm lucky to have my friends and my community and my partners. And again, it's all part of the queer and poly world, and that's why I've been able to get this. After a break, we'll get some advice for listeners who might be ready to snuggle up with their friends but don't know how to ask, so stay tuned. MIDROLL Hey, welcome back to Mood Ring, I'm Anna Borges. Let's get back to my conversation with sex writer and activist Zachary Zane about cuddling our friends. Anna Borges: So, I'm curious if you would have any advice for listeners who aren't in these communities, but who might wanna take some of this wisdom to apply to their friendship. And they're like, I really want platonic intimacy, but as you called out, unless you're in a space where that's normalized and acceptable, it could be really awkward. Zach Zane: I'm, I'm always just a fan of asking for what you want and then being, the key about asking for what you want being okay with rejection and not being weird. That's the key to asking for what you want, is being super okay with rejection, not making it weird when they get awkward or uncomfortable. Cause they've never been asked that question before. And they might just say no, because like they're like, no, no. And then they might come back being like, actually that sounds really nice. So just, the key is in how you take their rejection or they might be like, Hey! Actually, yeah, I'm really touched starved, too. And especially now, I think because of the pandemic, it actually creates more of an entry point than potentially what you've had before, because you're like, I had no touch for two years completely and I'm starved for it. Makes it an easier entry point, I think. Anna Borges: Yeah. And, and that's on, even on the physical side, and on the emotional side, it does involve being vulnerable and admitting like, Hey, I'm seeking something because I lack it. And I'm lonely. Or I, you know, I wonder if, because this is so normalized in your circles, if you still deal with that or if you ever did, or if it's something that's come with practice. Zach Zane: I, I mean, I think it's scary. I think anytime being vulnerable or intimate or expressing, Hey, I, I miss being touched like, it is a challenging thing for a lot of people to admit. I mean, hopefully you're doing this with friends who you trust, who you feel. That's the point of friendship to be, you're allowed to be vulnerable. You're allowed to be intimate. You're allowed to share your darkest desires. They're here to support you. They're here to help you. So kind of let them do that. And I think it's one of those things that's actually, so everyone wins from this. Anna Borges: Absolutely. Oh! So before we wrap, because we've had such an emphasis on like the importance of communication and I'm loving all the takeaways, I was wondering if we could walk through, which we've touched on a little bit so far, but a script for listeners to take away, like, hey, they want to make an ask for the first time of one of their friends. What exactly might they say? Zach Zane: I think it's better to air on the side of being more blunt and direct. And I think, being blunt and direct is almost a learning curve, and then receiving someone being blunt and direct is a learning curve, but it gets easier. When you just kind of express what it is that you want very clearly where there's no ambiguity, and that way they know what they're getting into, they are fully consenting with the knowledge of everything that you've told them and what this is gonna be. So I understand that this sounds on the side of maybe blunter than you would like, and you can always soften it yourself. But I think something along the lines of like, Hey, I have a question for you. I've just been really starved for touch right now, and really all of COVID. And so I was wondering if you'd be open to cuddling a bit. I just miss being held and holding people. And I really trust you, and would love to do this with you. And then if you want, you can literally throw out at the end, I promise no funny business. Anna Borges: [laughs] The little kicker. Oh, I love that. That doesn't feel too blunt. That feels very vulnerable, compassionate and also complimentary. Complimentary? Complimentary. Zach Zane: Yeah, no, I think it's that. I think you're, you're expressing your vulnerability and, and desire for intimacy in a way that … again, 99% of us crave the same thing. So this is a universal desire. If you wanted something completely out there, okay, then it's a different conversation. But I think if anyone, you know, they can easily empathize, sympathize or odds are, are craving the same thing. So you're not alone in your desires. Anna Borges: Absolutely, ugh. And that, I think, is a beautiful note to end on. So thank you so much for this lovely conversation. Zach Zane: Awesome, thank you so much. Anna Borges: And where can people find you if they wanna see more of your work? Zach Zane: So, my website's always greatzacharyzane.com. Or Twitter and Instagram, both as zacharyzane_. So z-a-c-h-a-r-y-z-a-n-e underscore. Just know that I am extremely shadow banned on Instagram, so you have to type in my whole name and handle to be able to find me. But that is because I post hot and sexy photos along with hot and sexy content. So, so, hopefully you guys will enjoy it. Anna Borges: See, it'll be worth the effort spelling the whole thing out. Zach Zane: Exaaaaactly. Exactly. So how many of you listened to Zachary's script and can't imagine being that vulnerable and straightforward? Because I feel you. But the thing is, Zachary was so right when he said that this need for intimacy is universal, especially right now when so many of us are more disconnected than we've ever been. It might feel exposing to put yourself out there like that, but hey, when I think about getting that message from the other side of things? That kind of request is one I would be so thrilled to receive. So maybe we can all be a little braver about initiating the intimacy we want to see in the world? Because hey, someone has to be the first one to ask. CREDITS Thanks for listening to Mood Ring, a production of APM Studios and Pizza Shark. We're a new show, so it really helps if you rate, review and share this episode with your friends. You can even tag me if you're really into it. I'm @AnnaBroges on Twitter — that's Anna B-R-O-G-E-S, because Anna Borges was taken. We wanna hear from you! You can get in touch at Moodringshow DOT ORG and click contact us, or you can follow MoodRingShow on Twitter and Instagram. You can also call and leave a message at 833-666-3746. Mood Ring was developed by Kristina Lopez. Our executive producers are Maria Murriel, Isis Madrid and Beth Pearlman. Our story editor is Erika Janik. Mijoe Sahiouni is our digital producer. This episode was produced by Georgina Hahn. And as you know, I'm Anna Borges and I write, host and produce this show, too. APM Executives in charge are Chandra Kavati, Alex Schaffert and Joanne Griffith. And finally, our music is by Mat Rotenberg. Thanks again for listening, and I hope to see you next episode!
Dateline has sent their best southern man, Dennis Murphy to North Carolina for a case that authorities think they have all tied up in a bow. But, unbeknownst to them, their neat little bow tie is about to unravel due to a prison snitching circle of epic proportions. This tragic double homicide has all the hallmarks of an epic Dateline story- salt of the earth folk, land battles, fish fries, Spanish moss and a sliding doors moment that changes the course of a man's life. Kimberly and Katie do their best to get to the heart and soul of the case and come to realize that not all issues are black and white. And if you get those references then thank you very much for listening closely to this very special anniversary edition of A DATE WITH DATELINE: Blind(s) to the Truth Official Description from PEACOCK TV: An investigation into the murder of a beloved couple in South Carolina reveals a feud and divides a family. Dennis Murphy reports. This episode is dedicated to our amazing Patronus Steven W. from Florida! We appreciate you being so generous and supporting our podcast, as well as being a Florida Man that's not on the 7 o'clock news for trying to lasso a gator. Thank you, Steven! A great way to support ADWD is by checking out these deals from our sponsors! The father figure in your life has a story to tell that you haven't heard. Right now, for a limited time, you can save $10 on your first purchase when you go to StoryWorth.com/datedateline! Makes a wonderful Father's Day gift! Join Kimberly's Fiend Friend Squad! Go to the app store or Google Play to download Best Fiends for free. Plus earn even more with $5 worth of in game rewards when you reach level 5! Families can make weddings a nightmare. Make yours a dream come true instead with Zola! Start planning the wedding you want at zola.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today, you'll learn about why our ability to remember things seems to get worse with age—it's not memory loss, which animals could become the new dominant species in the event of our extinction, and how an unsupportive romantic partner can actually affect the way you think and feel about yourself.Maybe your mom was right about cleaning your room.“How Memory ‘Clutter' Makes it Harder to Remember Things as we Get Older” by Alexander Eastonhttps://theconversation.com/how-memory-clutter-makes-it-harder-to-remember-things-as-we-get-older-176767“Memory Issues for Older People Could be the Result of ‘Clutter'” by Sarah Sloathttps://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/memory-issues-older-people-result-clutter-rcna15133The next era for animals.“When humans are gone, what animals might evolve to have our smarts and skills?” by Joanna Thompsonhttps://www.livescience.com/what-animals-will-fill-human-niches“Can introduced animals replace extinct ones?” by Brigitte Osterathhttps://www.dw.com/en/can-introduced-animals-replace-extinct-ones/a-16937417Couples therapy may in fact help your brain.“Having an unsupportive romantic partner is associated with neurophysiological changes in error processing” by Eric W. Dolanhttps://www.psypost.org/2022/04/having-an-unsupportive-romantic-partner-is-associated-with-neurophysiological-changes-in-error-processing-62977“Unsupportive romantic partner behaviors increase neural reactivity to mistakes” by Erin N Palmwoodhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0167876021008886Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/a-clutterful-mind-heir-to-the-earth-partnership
My latest mix, Mango Mojito, has a tantalizing name. Makes you wanna kick off the summer properly and dive right in. 1. It's Something (Extended Mix) - Allen (IT) - This And That 2. Higher Ground (Sebb Junior Extended Dub) - Darren Regan - Double Cheese Records 3. No Love Lost (Simkid Remix) - DJ Yes - Guesthouse 4. Work (Original Mix) - Makito - MONOSIDE 5. Better 2 Believe (Original Mix) - T.Markais/HP Vince - Little Jack 6. Phantasize - Artone - Salted Music 7. Call Me Naive (Original Mix) - Nate Laurence - Nothing But 8. People Dancin' Everywhere (Re-Tide Remix) - Massimo Voci - Cut Rec 9. Be Funky (Extended Mix) - Dutchman Soul/Yogi - Tinted Records 10. Run It (Original Mix) - KACZ - Osaka Records 11. Get On Down (Original Mix) - Makito - Zero Eleven Record Company 12. Live Life (Original Mix) - The Space Knights - Shocking Sounds Records You can find all these songs and more at www.traxsource.com
This weeks questions include: What does the bible say about yoga? Moses died presumably around 1450 BCE, and Malachi existed around 400 BCE. During this period of 1000 years, hundreds of prophets must known to the Jews during this time period, but the Bible records the books of only 16 Hebrew prophets. What was the reason? The true interpretation of the "except for Fornication" clause in Matt. 5:32 and Matt. 19:9 is " except the marriage itself be unlawful," as was the case with Herod and Herodious, Philip's wife, and Phaltiel and Michal, David's wife. It is a repentance clause, not an excuse-to-commit-adultery clause as the body of Christ teaches. I can reach a few, but you can reach millions. Please teach this truth as millions are perishing for lack of knowledge. How many years was it between the birth of Ishmael and Isaac? God is all knowing and all seeing. He knew the outcome of the events even before he created the earth. Why did God create Adam and Eve knowing that both would sin after he created them? Please give me a summary life of Moses from birth to death and how old he was when he died? Does God care about how we feel? Does the Bible mention a special resurrection of some righteous before the Second Coming of Christ? You stated the soul ceases to exist after death I have to disagree with for the soul is our mind, will, emotions so if the body goes to the dust and the spirit goes back to God What is judged? Hebrews 9: 27 states once a man is appointed to die then there is judgement. So the soul does not cease to exist. it is our mind will emotions which is judged by God when people die If a person accepts Jesus and doesn't get baptized (submersion) , will that person have a chance to be in heaven with Christ I just read the reason why Jesus didn't resurrect John the Baptist. So what was the centurion's servant reason for being resurrected or Darius' daughter's reason for being resurrected?? Makes me feel that GOD favors people and picks and chooses who he wants to bless more. Do you believe that, at the culmination of God's centuries of work with and for man, all but a few of us (Mt.7:14) will be annihilated?
This Jersey Rasied Girl used her Bilingual Roots to give the streets of NY a Vibe that nobody will forget. With R&B mixed with Style And Attitude Nanii Acosta is somebody to look out for. Dope vibes and a conversation that's surely not meant to be missed, Nanii has a Sit Down with me The Drill Fairy to talk about what Makes a Fire Artist. Don't ask me where things went Left. Lol She's definitely not afraid to talk her shit and opens up to me about Men, relationships and being And Artist. I hope u guys enjoy..
It's Memorial Day Weekend, which means it's time to fire up the grills! Here to provide some of the best BBQ tips and tricks are the pair of chefs behind the popular Pig Beach restaurant in Gowanus, Matt Abdoo and Shane McBride. They share some grilling advice, and recipes, in their new cookbook, Pig Beach BBQ Cookbook: Smoked, Grilled, Roasted, and Sauced. WHERE'S THE MEAT BURGER (SMOKED PECAN, QUINOA, AND CHICKPEA PATTIES) Makes 5 As much as we are meat-centric, we do have to accommodate our customers who choose not to eat animal protein. After much trial and error, we came up with this mix, which has great flavor and takes to the regular Pig Beach fixin's just like our meat-based burgers do. If you choose not to smoke the pecans, you can either toast them on the stovetop in a heavy-bottomed pan over very low heat or roast, stirring occasionally, in a 300°F oven for about 6 minutes. However, we think that the smoke flavor elevates these meatless burgers in a most delicious way. Serve these as is or just as we do our regular Pig Beach Burger, with sauce and pickles or with a slice of cheese melted over the top while the patties grill. Another tasty mix is sliced tomatoes, butter lettuce, and our NYC White Sauce. ½ cup pecan pieces 1 tablespoon plus ½ teaspoon kosher salt ⅓ cup uncooked quinoa 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 large red onion, finely diced 1 tablespoon tomato paste 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1½ teaspoons Worcestershire sauce ¾ teaspoon finely minced fresh thyme 1 cup finely chopped cooked or canned chickpeas 1½ teaspoons Pig Beach All-Purpose Barbecue Seasoning (see below) ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper Using cherry wood, preheat your smoker to 250°F. Line a small rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the pecans in an even layer over the baking sheet and place the pan in the smoker. Smoke for 30 minutes or until nicely toasted and smoky. Remove from the smoker and set aside to cool. When cool, using a sharp knife, chop the pecans into small pieces and set aside. Place 2 quarts water and 1 tablespoon of the salt in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add the quinoa and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes or just until the quinoa is tender. Remove from the heat. Pour the quinoa into a strainer and set aside to drain well and cool slightly. You need to remove as much water as possible. Spread the cooked quinoa in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet and set aside to cool completely, then cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Heat the oil in a small heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. When warm, add the garlic and cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes or until light golden brown and very aromatic. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes or until well caramelized. Add the tomato paste, mustard, Worcestershire, and thyme and cook, stirring occasionally, for another 5 minutes. Line a small rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Scrape the onion mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and set aside to cool, then transfer to a large bowl. Remove the quinoa from the refrigerator and add it to the onion mixture along with the pecans. Add the chickpeas and rib rub and season with the remaining ½ teaspoon salt and the pepper. Using your hands, blend the mixture well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to blend and to ensure the mixture will hold together when formed into patties. Using your hands, form the chilled chickpea mixture into five 4-ounce patties. (At this point, if not cooking the patties immediately, you can place them on a parchment-lined plate or pan, cover, and refrigerate until ready to use, or place in the freezer until frozen, then transfer to a resealable freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost frozen patties before cooking.) Clean and oil the grill grate and preheat the grill to high. Grill the chickpea patties for 3 minutes, then flip and grill on the second side for 2 minutes. Serve immediately. PIG BEACH ALL-PURPOSE BARBECUE SEASONING Makes about 1 cup This is our basic seasoning, which can be used on almost anything. It is terrific on proteins but equally delicious on grilled or roasted vegetables. ¼ cup granulated sugar ¼ cup sweet paprika 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar 2½ tablespoons coarse salt 1 tablespoon ground black pepper 1 tablespoon granulated garlic 1 tablespoon granulated onion 2 teaspoons Hatch red chile powder (see BBQ Bits & Pieces) ½ teaspoon dried oregano ½ teaspoon ground cumin ¼ teaspoon dried thyme ⅛ teaspoon ground fennel seed Combine the granulated sugar, paprika, brown sugar, salt, pepper, garlic, onion, chile powder, oregano, cumin, thyme, and fennel in a medium bowl and stir to combine completely. Transfer to a spice grinder or food processor and process to a coarse blend. Transfer to a glass container, cover, and store in a cool, dark spot for up to 6 weeks. BBQ Bits & Pieces: Hatch chile powder is an earthy, slightly spicy, and deeply flavored seasoning made from chiles grown in the Hatch Valley of New Mexico. It comes in both red and green varieties and is available at specialty food stores or online. At Pig Beach, we use only the red variety. Worcestershire sauce powder is, just as its name implies, powdered Worcestershire sauce. It is available online. From Pig Beach BBQ Cookbook by Matt Abdoo and Shane McBride. Copyright © 2022 by Matt Abdoo and Shane McBride. Reprinted by permission of Harvest, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
Most of the time we focus on brands that are currently spending on sports sponsorships. Makes sense, they already see the value of those partnerships.But is there an opportunity to grab a sponsor that has NEVER spent in the space? And if so, how can we convince them to take a meeting with us?This week on The Inches we dive into why you should be looking at brands that don't spend on sports sponsorships and a few tactics to help get that meeting.-----The Inches Podcast is a podcast that looks at sports & event sponsorship and how digital is affecting the industry and landscape. Hosted by Rich Franklin, Sr. Director of Partnerships at the Coachella Valley Firebirds and Nick Lawson, Co-founder of SQWAD.
Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear. I'm Fred Fishkin. Lots of us use wireless charging for phones. How about wireless charging for electric vehicles. Momentum Dynamics is the name of a company that has made a lot of progress in being able to create wireless charging platforms...
We all have a voice inside of us that is continually either building us up with confidence or breaking us down with doubt and the feeling of inadequacy. I would say that most of the time it is the voice of doubt that dominates our thoughts. Whether it is trying something new, preparing for a presentation, writing a blog, reaching out to a potential client….. the list goes on and on. Why is it that we default to doubt? Is it that 10 year old inside of us that remembers trying to fit in because if we were different we would get teased or made fun of? And even if we were teased as a kid, why does that still dominate our thoughts? I think it does have a lot to do with how we were raised and if our parents taught us how to be confident and try new things. However I also think that kids that had very supportive parents still have that voice of doubt in their heads. That inner voice most likely started from one of four experiences in life. Those are trauma, drama, daddy, or momma. Can you name yours? Makes you think for a second, doesn't it? Spend some time on your own digging into that and there may be some freedom in there. So now that we are accepting that we all have voices in our heads, what are we going to do about it? How about we name it and call it out when it starts to get loud? What if we used it for motivation to move forward? What if we could take the power of those doubts and turn it into the fuel to try bold things? I think that when we are afraid but move forward anyway, there is a huge pay off and boost of confidence in the end.
The show starts out with a discussion about being out in public while not “dressed” for it. Terrance tells a story that is ridiculous as hell. Women want “yes men”. Makes sense though. The guys tell stories about getting caught cheating. And everyone in the room has paid for sex. These women have vices, Jack. Follow the show on Instagram: @nobusterspod Follow the hosts on Instagram: @osg_breeze @termil_mfc @dreyah_bangz Make sure you subscribe, rate, and review on all streaming platforms. Don't be a buster.
This week, please join author Sanjiv Shah, Editorialist Evangelos Michelakis, and Associate Editor Justin Ezekowitz as they discuss the article "Latent Pulmonary Vascular Disease May Alter the Response to Therapeutic Atrial Shunt Device in Heart Failure" and Editorial "Atrial Shunt Devices in Patients with Heart Failure and Preserved or Mildly Reduced Ejection Fraction and the Pulmonary Circulation: Promises and Concerns." Dr. Carolyn Lam: Welcome to Circulation On The Run, your weekly podcast summary and backstage pass to the Journal and its editors. We're your co-hosts. I'm Dr. Carolyn Lam, Associate Editor from The National Heart Center and Duke National University of Singapore. Dr. Greg Hundley: And I'm Dr. Greg Hundley, Associate Editor, Director of the Pauley Heart Center at VCU Health, in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Greg, I love today's featured article. It's all about heart failure with mildly reduced and preserved ejection fraction, talking about device therapy and the response to therapeutic atrial shunt device. Now, this is a very interesting discussion of how specifically selecting patients based on latent pulmonary vascular disease may hold some answers, but we're going to keep everyone hanging here. You've got to, got to listen to the discussion. But first, we'd like to tell you about some of the papers in today's issue. And I think Greg, you've got one to start us with, right? Dr. Greg Hundley: Absolutely. Carolyn, thank you so much. Well, this first paper comes from Dr. Eliot Peyster from the University of Pennsylvania. And Carolyn, the aim of this study was to leverage computational methods for analyzing digital pathology images from routine endomyocardial biopsies, to develop a precision medicine tool for predicting cardiac allograft vasculopathy, years before overt clinical presentation. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Ooh, interesting. Again, precision tools. So what did they find? Dr. Greg Hundley: Right, Carolyn. So there was a clinical predictive model that achieved modest performance on the independent test set, with area under the receiver operating curve of 0.7. But interestingly, a histopath- predictive model for predicting cardiac allograft rejection achieved good performance, with an area under the receiver operating curve of 0.8. Most importantly, however, a model, incorporating both clinical and histopathologic features, achieved excellent predictive performance, with an area under the receiver operating curve of 0.93. Dr. Greg Hundley: So in summary, Carolyn, these authors found that prediction of future cardiac allograft vasculopathy development is greatly improved by incorporation of computationally extracted histologic features. Their results suggest morphologic details, contained within regularly obtained biopsy tissue, have the potential to enhance precision and personalization of treatment plans for post heart transplant patients. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Aw, that's cool. Makes so much sense, but yet so novel. Thanks. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Well, for the paper I want to talk about, we are going to talk about dapagliflozin. Now we know the SGLT-2 inhibitor, dapagliflozin, improved heart failure and kidney outcomes in patients with Type two diabetes with or at high risk for cardiovascular disease, in the DECLARE–TIMI 58 trial. In the current paper, authors, led by Dr. Wiviott from the TIMI study group, aimed to analyze the efficacy and safety of dapagliflozin stratified, according to baseline systolic blood pressure. Dr. Greg Hundley: Ah, so an interesting question, since SGLT-2 inhibitors are known to reduce blood pressure. And given the concerns regarding the safety of SGLT-2 inhibitors, in patients with low to normal systolic blood pressure. So Carolyn, what did they find? Dr. Carolyn Lam: Nicely put Greg. So in patients with type two diabetes with, or at high risk of, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, dapagliflozin reduced the risk for heart failure hospitalizations and renal outcomes, regardless of baseline systolic blood pressure, with no difference in benefit for reduction in heart failure or renal outcomes, among patients with blood pressure from the normal range, all the way to severe hypertension. Moreover, there appeared to be no difference in adverse events of volume depletion, acute kidney injury, or amputations, across the levels of baseline blood pressure. So these results indicate that dapagliflozin provides important cardiorenal benefits in patients with Type two diabetes at high risk, the independent of baseline blood pressure. Dr. Greg Hundley: Oh, very nice, Carolyn. Well, my next paper comes to us from the world of preclinical science, and it's from professor Jeffrey Towbin and colleagues, at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. So Carolyn, as we know, arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy is an inherited genetic disorder of desmosomal dysfunction, and plakophilin-2 has been reported to be the most common disease causing gene when mutation is positive. Now in the early concealed phase, the arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy heart is at high risk of sudden cardiac death before cardiac remodeling occurs, due to mis-targeted ion channels and altered calcium handling. However, the results of pathogenic plakophilin-2 variants on myocyte contraction in arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy pathogenesis, really remains unknown. So Carolyn, these authors studied the outcomes of a human truncating variant of plakophilin-2 on myocyte contraction, using a novel knock-in mouse model, as well as evaluation of human subjects. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Oh, interesting. So what were the results from this plakophilin-2 knock-in mouse model? Dr. Greg Hundley: Right, Carolyn. So serial echocardiography, a plakophilin-2 heterozygous mice revealed progressive failure of the right ventricle, but not the left ventricle, in animals older than three months of age. Now next, adrenergic stimulation enhanced the susceptibility of plakophilin-2 heterozygous hearts to tachyarrhythmia and sudden cardiac death. Contractility assessment of isolated myocytes demonstrated progressively reduced plakophilin-2 heterozygous RV cardiomyocyte function, consistent with right ventricular failure, measured by echocardiography. Dr. Greg Hundley: And the next, Western blotting of plakophilin-2 right ventricular homogenates revealed a 40% decrease in actin. In contrast, plakophilin-2 heterozygous left ventricular myocytes had normal contraction and actin expression. Dr. Greg Hundley: And finally, Carolyn, Western blotting of cardiac biopsies revealed actin expression was 40% decreased in the right ventricles of end stage arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy patients. So in conclusion, Carolyn, during the early concealed phase of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy, reduced actin expression drives loss of RV myocyte contraction, and that contributes to progressive RV dysfunction. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Wow. Thanks, Greg. Well, also in today's issue, there's an exchange of letters among Drs. Whitman, Ibrahim, and Løfgren, regarding physics at the heart of the matter, referring to the article, “Anterior–Lateral Versus Anterior–Posterior Electrode Position for Cardioverting Atrial Fibrillation.” Dr. Greg Hundley: Right Carolyn. And also in the mail bag, there's an On My Mind piece, from Professor Taegtmeyer, entitled, “The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, The Spotlight On Cardiac Metabolism.” Dr. Greg Hundley: Well, how about we get onto that feature article, and learn a little bit more about atrial shunts, and how they may be helpful in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction? Dr. Carolyn Lam: Ooh, can't wait. Dr. Greg Hundley: Well, listeners, we have a very interesting feature discussion today related to hemodynamics pertaining to interatrial shunt devices, in those with and without pulmonary hypertension. And we have, gosh, a repertoire of speakers today. We have Dr. Sanjiv Shah, from Northwestern University in Chicago, Dr. Evangelos Michelakis, from Edmonton Alberta, and our own associate editor, Dr. Justin Ezekowitz, also from Edmonton Alberta. Dr. Greg Hundley: Well, Sanjiv, we're going to start with you. Describe for us, some of the background pertaining to your study, and what was the hypothesis that you wanted to address? Dr. Sanjiv Shah: Great. Thanks, Greg. Thanks for having me today. Well, the background of our study is that, it was a subgroup analysis, or a secondary analysis, of the REDUCE LAP-HF II trial. Now this trial has been in the making for over 12 years, almost 13 years. It started out as an idea that was David Celermajer. David is a pediatric cardiologist in Australia, who had this idea that, in mitral stenosis patients, it's well known that, if there's a concomitant secundum ASD, a congenital secundum ASD, in these patients with mitral stenosis do better. They have a way to unload the left atrium, and distribute that blood to the systemic veins and the right atrium, the right side of the heart. And so could this be helpful in quote, diastolic, heart failure or HFpEF? Dr. Sanjiv Shah: And so, I started working with him about 12 years ago. This started out as a concept. It was studied in animal models, and then in humans, in open label studies, and then, in a first randomized controlled trial. Where we showed, that an intraatrial shunt device, an iatrogenic ASD, so to speak, put in humans with heart failure with risk preserved EF, results in a lowering of exercise pulmonary capillary wedge pressure. And so based on that data, we designed a pivotal trial, a Phase III trial, the largest trial of its kind, of heart failure with preserved and mildly reduced ejection fraction, to see if interatrial shunt device would improve outcomes. And we published that trial earlier this year in the Lancet. Unfortunately, it was a totally neutral trial. And when you have a neutral trial in any condition, but as we see often in HFpEF, the question is, was it neutral overall? Or was there a subgroup that benefited? And what we found in that trial was that, there were three predefined subgroups that came out that seemed like there was a difference. Dr. Sanjiv Shah: First, there was a sex difference. Women did better. Men did worse with the device. Then, there was right atrial volume. Those with bigger right atrial volumes did worse. If you had a smaller right atrial volume, you did better. But the most significant interaction and subgroup was exercise pulmonary artery systolic pressure. Dr. Sanjiv Shah: If the pulmonary artery systolic pressure was greater than 70 at 20 Watts of exercise, so just with a little bit of exercise, those patients did worse. And if PA pressure stayed low, the patients did better. And so we sought to further explore this to say, "Okay, what's exactly going on?" In a post hoc analysis, what's going on with the pulmonary vasculature during exercise, and how does that differentiate how patients potentially respond to the device? And that's what we hope to figure out. Dr. Sanjiv Shah: We hypothesize, that if exercise pulmonary vasculature resistance is lower, then the shunt can actually work, and blood can flow from the left to the right, into the lungs, and the right heart doesn't get too overloaded. And we know, that the normal response of the pulmonary vasculature is to vasodilate with exercise. And so, if patients had retained that response, the ability to do that, that they may benefit. And so, we sought to figure that out with this subgroup analysis. Dr. Greg Hundley: Sanjiv, it sounds like a really elegant, well thought out hypothesis. So what was your study design? And describe your study population. Dr. Sanjiv Shah: Yeah. This was a randomized controlled trial. And so this was 626 patients enrolled at 89 centers across the world. And it was really, heart failure with mildly reduced, so an EF of greater than 40, or preserved EF, and 93% of them had HFpEF. And what was unique about this trial is that we, this is the first trial really, that confirmed that these patients actually had heart failure, with mildly reduced or preserved ejection fraction. Most trials say, well, you have to have an elevated BNP, and you have to have some sign of structural heart disease, and maybe, a history of heart failure hospitalization. In this trial, every single patient had to undergo rigorous noninvasive echocardiography. And then, on top of that, they had to undergo exercise invasive hemodynamic testing. And people thought that it wasn't possible for 626 patients, but we did it. And every single patient had had an exercise pulmonary capillary wedge pressure greater than, or equal to, 25. And so this really was HFpEF. So it's a randomized trial. Dr. Sanjiv Shah: And then, beyond that, we did a subgroup analysis. So we looked on various subgroups, focusing on exercise PVR, and we really looked to see the effect on three outcomes. Number one, a hierarchical endpoint, a combination of cardiovascular death, ischemic nonfatal stroke, recurrent heart failure hospitalizations, and the KCCQ. And then the other two outcomes were just the individual recurrent heart failure hospitalizations, and the KCCQ. We looked at all of these, and tried to figure out if there are certain subgroups that benefit. Dr. Greg Hundley: Great detail. So Sanjiv, what did you find? Dr. Sanjiv Shah: Well, we found that, there's this group of patients, that during exercise, the pulmonary vascular resistance at peak exercise stays above 1.74 Wood units. Now that seems like an arbitrary number, but in fact, in older individuals that are healthy, when you exercise them, the PVR upper limit, the exercise PVR upper limit, is about 1.8. So we're right about the upper limit of where the PVR should be. And if it was above that, the patients actually did worse with the shunt device. They had a lot more heart failure hospitalizations. Their KCCQ got worse, didn't benefit. And if they were below that threshold, meaning they were, sort of compliant pulmonary vasculature, and it stayed compliant, or they vasodilated effectively with exercise, then they benefited from the device. And what we call this concept of exercise-induced pulmonary vasoconstriction, or inability to vasodilate, is latent pulmonary vascular disease. Dr. Sanjiv Shah: And so, if you have that latent pulmonary vascular disease, your win ratio is 0.6. That means you do worse. And if you don't have this pulmonary, this latent pulmonary vascular disease, your win ratio is 1.31. And that means, you do better with the device. And we saw very similar findings with the KCCQ. We saw similar findings with the recurrent heart failure hospitalizations. Dr. Sanjiv Shah: And the final thing is, we found that, we looked at various other subgroups, and it turned out that if there was no latent pulmonary vascular disease and no history of pacemaker, which we found was kind of associated with sex and right atrial volume, those patients, for about 50% of the group, actually did the best. And that was what we called, the responder subgroup. Dr. Greg Hundley: Thank you, Sanjiv. Well, listeners, we're going to turn now to our associate editor, Justin Ezekowitz. And Justin, you have many papers come across your desk. What attracted you to this particular manuscript? Dr. Justin Ezekowitz: So Greg, this paper kind of stood out for a number of different reasons, as I sent you. You're to be congratulated for a variety of reasons. But the number one is, pursuing the data from a neutral trial overall, to understand who might benefit and who might be harmed from a pretty novel device and way to treat patients in such a scale, that's not being done like this before. So it stands out by just the magnitude of number of right heart catheterizations, number of patients enrolled, number of procedures done. And all of those things really lead to us to be able to understand the area much better than I think we can in a human population. Dr. Justin Ezekowitz: Where this sits with other devices that are very similar, is hard to really know, if all devices are going to be the same or different, but your population is quite unique is if they're not all end stage, but they're sick enough to get into your trials. So there's this population we treat actively. And I wondered if you could touch on that continuous nature. And so for readers, there's this beautiful figure, which shows a continuous nature of exercise PVR. And I wonder if you could touch on that. Is this mid group, the group that we should target for our future therapies like this, or this needs further study? Dr. Sanjiv Shah: Well, I think it needs further study. I think the listeners should be aware that this is a post hoc analysis. We did pre-specify exercise PA pressure. This is one trial. But it makes a lot of sense, pathophysiologically. What we're doing here is we're shunting this excessive LA, overloaded LA, shunting the blood from the LA to the RA and into the pulmonary vasculature. Well, if that pulmonary vasculature can't accept that increased flow, the patient's not going to do well. And how can we simulate that? Well, we can simulate it with exercise. As the patient's pedaling on the bike, on the cath lab table, there's increasing blood flow to the pulmonary vasculature, and we're seeing what happens with the pulmonary vasculature. Does it vasodilate, does it not? And so, I think that's why we were excited about this finding. Dr. Sanjiv Shah: I do think that, there are at least seven other companies making shunt devices, interatrial shunt devices or therapies. And I do think, they need to pay attention to this and really look at this. Not all trials are doing exercise and basic hemodynamics, that needs to be done, I think. So it'll be really interesting to see. Dr. Sanjiv Shah: Now, one thing I will say is that, and I've written about this, this is a really interesting trial. Because the BNPs were lower, and so you would think, okay, these are patients that are less sick. And yet, their heart failure hospitalization rate was at least one and a half times higher than pharma Phase III trials. KCCQ was way lower, like 30 points lower. So there are these patients out there that are really sick, and they're the ones that I think, are where their life, their sort of quality of life, their outcomes, are being driven by the HFpEF. And that's what we found in this trial. Dr. Greg Hundley: Very nice. Well, listeners, let's turn now to our editorialist, Dr. Evangelos Michelakis. And Evangelos, two questions. How do we put the results of this substudy, really in the context of the main trial? And then secondly, do you have any, with your expertise in endothelial function, and understanding the mechanisms of pulmonary hypertension, can you describe what you think might be operative as a mechanism here, and why Sanjiv observed these positive results in some patients? Dr. Evangelos Michelakis: Thank you. So the first point is that, I have to also repeat, that it was a remarkable achievement to do all this right heart catheterization on a treadmill in the cath lab. It's a very complex procedure. And it is, they have to be congratulated, the authors, for actually doing this. There is no question that, like Sanjiv said, ongoing trials for future trials will need to include the hemodynamics in the trials, before and after the procedure. Dr. Evangelos Michelakis: So another important thing is that, the authors brought up this, they called it latent pulmonary hypertension, we could call it latent pulmonary hypertension, or probably, early pulmonary hypertension, as an entity. Now that entity, it's newer in the heart failure field. It's not that old in the PIH, the pulmonary interior hypertension field, since it used to be in the guidelines for this disease, that exercise pulmonary hypertension was a diagnostic criterion for that. Because the idea is that, exercise pulmonary hypertension reflects early pulmonary hypertension. So you needed to intervene with therapies early. Dr. Evangelos Michelakis: Now, I'm not sure that this is a fact. But it is very likely that these patients, in Sanjiv's trial, that had the early, that had the sort of enhanced response with exercise, did have at least, endothelial dysfunction in the pulmonary arteries. Not only because this population has a number of endothelial risk factors, diabetes, smoking, you name it. But also, there are newer problems like SNPs polymorphism mutations, that will recognize more into the pulmonary arterial hypertension field, to be more unique to the pulmonary circulation. Dr. Evangelos Michelakis: But the reason I say that is that, the reason that you dilate with exercise, is mostly because of your pulmonary arterial endothelial cells, secreting vasodilatory factors. And also, allowing previously closed capillaries to open up with increased flow. However, the problem is that, if you have pulmonary arterial endothelial cells in vitro, and you expose them to high flow, like in this case, you can actually change their identity. Turn them into cells that are not endothelial cells anymore, are proliferative pro-inflammatory, and they can actually cause structural pulmonary circulation damage. Dr. Evangelos Michelakis: Also, there are animal models and people working in PAH and ASD, where they've shown that, if you have, if you're given endothelial toxin in animals, and then, you do an aortocaval shunt, then you get really severe pulmonary hypertension with structural disease, that is not even reversible if you remove the shunt. Dr. Evangelos Michelakis: So from this trial, the conclusion that patients with pulmonary hypertension should not get the device, is very clear. And probably, the ones with exercise pulmonary hypertension. My theoretical concern is, for those that don't have exercise pulmonary hypertension, or those that do have it, could they get worse after a number of years, and have structural pulmonary vascular disease? And unfortunately, we didn't have a follow up right heart catheterization to prove that, whether this is right or wrong. Which is a thing, is the most important thing to do in the future. So mimic the protocol for this trial from now on, but also add a follow up right heart catheterization, perhaps not just in a year, but longer. In other words, enough time to allow the structural pulmonary remodeling get established, but also, affect the right ventricle, these things don't. So maybe in a few years. It's a very demanding thing for these protocols, but I think, that's what needs to be done before we say this device can actually be beneficial for those patients, or for some patients, or not hurt others. Dr. Greg Hundley: Very nice. And so, a great segue, Evangelos, into what we think the next studies may need to be performed in this particular sphere of research. Dr. Greg Hundley: So Sanjiv, in just 30 seconds, could you share your thoughts first, and then we'll circulate back to Justin, and then finish up with Evangelos. Sanjiv? Dr. Sanjiv Shah: Yeah. I think the key thing is, to do a confirmatory trial. And that's what we're aiming for, is to do a confirmatory randomized sham-controlled trial, but focus in on these patients with an exercise peak PVR of less than 1.75, around there. And I think, that'll help answer the question. The Qp/Qs we get with this device is 1.2 to 1.3. So I don't think it's a high flow. And we actually have open label studies, where we've gone out to three years, with repeat invasive hemodynamic testing, echocardiograms, and we've had patients who've been implanted for seven years. We're not seeing, at least at that point, any sort of worsening of pulmonary vascular disease, or RV function, or anything like that. And so, it remains to be seen. Dr. Sanjiv Shah: The last thing I'll say, which I think is provocative, in the field of HFpEF, all pulmonary vasodilator drugs have failed. And though, we only measure pulmonary vascular resistance at rest. And what we saw in this trial, is that some patients have a high PVR and it comes down. Some people have a PVR that stays low, and is low and stays low. Some people have a low PVR and it goes up. You know? So I think what we need to think about in the field of PH‐HFpEF, is more exercise genotyping, to determine what's the dynamic exercise PVR? And maybe, those with exercise elevation of pulmonary vascular resistance are the ones that respond to pulmonary vasodilators. So that's another thing that I think we can think about taking away from this trial. Dr. Greg Hundley: Thank you, Sanjiv. Justin. Dr. Justin Ezekowitz: Yeah. So my thoughts are mimicking Sanjiv's. But one of the things that we desperately need is, ways in which we can noninvasively assess the exercise PVR, so that we can think about the large scale interventions that might come down the road, if interventions such as this work well. Because the noninvasive scans will really help us look at broader populations. Those are, that don't make it into trials, and those that aren't traditionally in our studies of HFpEF. So I think, that's another area where we can really grow the field, and then, grow our knowledge. Dr. Greg Hundley: Very nice. And Evangelos. Dr. Evangelos Michelakis: So, yes. Of course, like everybody said, we need trials that will have a follow up right heart catheterization, at least address, if not both, like the investigators did. But because the big question is, are these patients having an earlier stage pulmonary hypertension or not? These patients that the authors called, latent pulmonary hypertension, we need to phenotype more their endothelial cells, or their disease. And in the absence of biopsies, the only way we could do that, is perhaps, with molecular imaging, or at least, in some small populations. Or with analyzing pulmonary arterial endothelial cells in the blood, and their molecular phenotype, to see if they are a distinct group, which I suspect they may be. So further genotyping of this exercise induced pulmonary hypertension in this population, will be important as well. Dr. Greg Hundley: Thank you. Well, listeners, we've had a great discussion today, from Dr. Sanjiv Shah, from Northwestern University in Chicago, our editorialist, Dr. Evangelos Michelakis, from Edmonton, Alberta, and our own associate editor, Dr. Justin Ezekowitz from Edmonton, who brought us this study, demonstrating that in patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction, or heart failure and mildly reduced ejection fraction, the presence of pulmonary vascular disease, uncovered by invasive hemodynamic exercise testing, identifies patients who may worsen with atrial shunt therapy. Whereas, those without pulmonary vascular disease may, at least in the short term, benefit. And of course, as Evangelos has pointed out, the long term findings really warrant further study. Dr. Greg Hundley: Well listeners, on behalf of Carolyn and myself, we want to wish you a great week, and we will catch you next week on the Run. Dr. Greg Hundley: This program is copyright of the American Heart Association, 2022. The opinions expressed by speakers in this podcast are their own, and not necessarily those of the editors, or of the American Heart Association. For more, please visit ahajournals.org.
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