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TAC Liverpool Sermons
Growth Track | God's Promise of Restoration (Part 1): God's Jealousy and Pity | Pastor Joseph Ola

TAC Liverpool Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 21:04


Series Title: The Judgement of Locust Invasion Focus: We are reminded that God has feelings, He always keeps His end of the deal and He restores satisfactorily. Text: Joel 2: 18 -19 Preached on: 05/06/2022 https://www.tac-lawna.org.uk/

Be-YOU-tiful Adaptive Warrior

Pity Party For 1, That Is.     Yep, it happens to us all and this past Monday I got myself into that mindset. However, looking back now, and even that evening, I realized how lucky I am for all the good in my life. Then I had a good laugh at myself and moved on. You could say that character building happened that day for me and I wanted to share with you what can happen in my life to show you that we all struggle. No one is exempt from struggles. No one is exempt from feeling sorry for themselves. It's what we do with those moments that make or break us. As an amputee we can easily fall into a “poor me" attitude and milk it for all it's worth, mainly because our wounds are very visible to the world. But that is not a good way to live and quite frankly will only disable us further. If we feed our brains negative images and comments then it'll believe what we are saying and thinking. And if we fuel our brain with positivity and happy images it'll believe that too. What are you speaking to yourself? Are you in the middle of your own pity party of 1? If you are, only you can get yourself out of it. Start by finding things in your life you are grateful for and go from there. Once you realize all that is good in your life you will be able to step away from the moment and put your life back into perspective. Learn from these moments. Be a warrior and conquer negativity, don't let it consume you. Pity parties are bound to happen, and that's ok. It's NOT ok to dwell there for days at a time. It won't be good for you, your health, or the people around you. Find what's good, right, and what makes you happy in your life. Thinking of the people and things you are grateful for and move your negative mindset into positive. Begin today or tonight. Each night before going to bed (or first thing when you wake) write down, in a journal, at least 5 things you are grateful for. It's as simple as that. Sometimes we lose sight of the big picture and all that we have. When that happens we need to step back, stop looking at our life under the microscope, and realize all that is good in our life. When we can appreciate our life for what it's worth, we can handle the moments that test us, and push our buttons, a little bit better. Will that stop the pity parties? No, but you may find you are not dwelling in that headspace as much and you will also see the health benefits if you continually practice a positive way of thinking. Give it a try for the next 7 days, until we meet again. Tell me how you feel after practicing positivity for a week, I'd love to hear how it made you feel, any benefits you saw from it, or what happened in your life that pushed you to that pity party breaking point. Don't be ashamed that you went there. Own it and then move on. You'll be grateful you did! And as always, Be healthy, Be happy, Be YOU! Much love, Angie

Kind Connections
Let's Connect Thursday (83)- Self love is never pity

Kind Connections

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 8:30


The phrase "You have to love me JUST the way I am!" Is toxic and here's why.

Mully & Haugh Show on 670 The Score
Fire Tony Chants Explode: Was the La Russa hire out of pity?

Mully & Haugh Show on 670 The Score

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 11:35


Shane shares his experience being in the stands of the game when the "Fire Tony" chants erupted. Gabe makes a take on the real reason the White Sox hired Tony La Russa. Subscribe to South Siders HERE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Laurence Holmes on 670 The Score
Fire Tony Chants Explode: Was the La Russa hire out of pity?

Laurence Holmes on 670 The Score

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 11:35


Shane shares his experience being in the stands of the game when the "Fire Tony" chants erupted. Gabe makes a take on the real reason the White Sox hired Tony La Russa. Subscribe to South Siders HERE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Bernstein & McKnight Show
Fire Tony Chants Explode: Was the La Russa hire out of pity?

Bernstein & McKnight Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 11:35


Shane shares his experience being in the stands of the game when the "Fire Tony" chants erupted. Gabe makes a take on the real reason the White Sox hired Tony La Russa. Subscribe to South Siders HERE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Lit Up
Abi Morgan on This Is Not A Pity Memoir.

Lit Up

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 34:07


This week on the podcast, Angela talks to Abi Morgan, BAFTA and Emmy award-winning playwright and screenwriter best known for The Iron Lady, Shame, The Invisible Woman and Suffragette. Most recently, she's also created the hit series The Split. Now, Abi has released 'This Is Not A Pity Memoir,' and it's all about what happens when the person you love most no longer recognizes you. Angie and Abi talk about the extraordinary, traumatic, and funny moments of her harrowing memoir. They touch upon the glimmers of hope that got Abi through, and how writing this book helped her hold onto her identity, and her relationship with Jacob. Next time: Lisa Taddeo, again! See you in two weeks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Lit Up
Abi Morgan on This Is Not A Pity Memoir.

Lit Up

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 34:07


This week on the podcast, Angela talks to Abi Morgan, BAFTA and Emmy award-winning playwright and screenwriter best known for The Iron Lady, Shame, The Invisible Woman and Suffragette. Most recently, she's also created the hit series The Split. Now, Abi has released 'This Is Not A Pity Memoir,' and it's all about what happens when the person you love most no longer recognizes you. Angie and Abi talk about the extraordinary, traumatic, and funny moments of her harrowing memoir. They touch upon the glimmers of hope that got Abi through, and how writing this book helped her hold onto her identity, and her relationship with Jacob. Next time: Lisa Taddeo, again! See you in two weeks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Creating Social Impact Podcast with Kat Luckock
S3 Ep100: Celebrating 100 episodes

Creating Social Impact Podcast with Kat Luckock

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 10:09


So here it is episode 100 of the podcast. Not like our usual episodes this is just a quick reflection and celebration on the journey so far.  Here are some of our most popular episodes: 5 ways to embed social impact in your business  Create your social impact story  Different ways to present your social impact  #38 Possibility vs Power & Pity in Volunteerism with Breauna Dorelus #1 When & how to measure social value with Heidi Fisher #10 Social Value in Corporates with Danielle Aberg #84 Your Values based brand strategy with Ashlee Sang

Scalzo & Brust
Benny's Pity Invite

Scalzo & Brust

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 15:59


Ben asked Gabe Neitzel for a plus one less than a week before the wedding.

Checkered Past
Cancelled Comic Cavalcade (All-American Men of War 117/ Mystery in Space 110)

Checkered Past

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 81:33


Pity poor Ultra the Multi-Alien - no sooner has he found a way to change back to Ace Arn at will (all the better to woo sweet Bonnie Blake!) than he single-handedly gets Mystery in Space cancelled! Johnny Cloud doesn't fare much better on his road to Loser-dom, as the bell also tolls for All-American Men of War. Join us for this somber celebration!

The Perspectives Podcast
111 - Compassion vs. Pity. What is God's heart?

The Perspectives Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 29:56


What up Ya'll! Hope life has been well. Something that Josue and Chase have started doing once a month or so is sharing a conversation about questions that they've been sitting with the Lord with recently. Something just to help us process thing with God and give ya'll a little insight into what's going on in our lives. We won't have all the answers, so we'll be making a post on Instagram asking this question and giving ya'll a space to answer!   As you see from the title, in this episode, the guys share what the Spirit has been speaking to them about a question that Josue and Chase has been bringing to the Lord over the last few months, “What is compassion versus pity? What does the Father desire when it comes to us caring for others? What unhealthy habits does having pity rather than compassion create?”   Be looking on our Instagram over the coming days for us to post a reel with this question, and we would love for you to share what the Holy Spirit speaks to you about it!   YouTube: The Perspectives Podcast Website: perspectivesworldwide.org IG: @PerspectivesWorldwide Josue IG: @ButtermanJosue Chase IG: @Whereischasebrown Grayson IG: @GraysonHuskey

Fescoe in the Morning
06/03 7AM Royals make a move/Someones eating poop/No pity for Eric Bieniemy/Go to movie snacks

Fescoe in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 46:27


Stocks And Jocks
I Pity The Fool

Stocks And Jocks

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022


Chicago attorney, Brendan Cournane, leads off discussing President of European Central Bank, Christine Lagarde, bonds and interest rates, and the upcoming primary election. Joel Elconin of Benzinga talks his outlook on the S&Ps, airline buyouts, and inflation. Kenny Polcari, Managing Principal at ButcherJoseph Asset Management, LLC and a contributor to Fox Business, joins us to talk trends in the market […]

MAML Talk
Episode 13 - Spike! Magazine Trophy II Week 4

MAML Talk

Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 49:47


In this episode, we're talking about the fourth week of the Spike! Magazine Trophy!Episode Segements: Intro (0:00) Game 1: Pity the Ghoul @ Play it by Nuffle (1:10) Game 2: Pips Pippy Fan Club @ A miner matter (9:28) Game 3: Take da Wood, Take da Bad @ Tracksuit Mafia (20:54) Game 4: A Reptile Dysfunkshun @ Tainted Cocktails (32:38) Outro (47:11) You can watch all of the action in the Mid-atlantic Mauling League at: https://www.twitch.tv/evaunito2You can check us out on the Web at: https://www.maml.club/You can follow the MAML on Twitter at @BloodBowl_MAML and on Facebook at @BloodBowlMAMLArchives of past games can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyx317NzkFBwDcUyM0BfBcw

Sadler's Lectures
Epictetus Discourses - Not Wanting Pity - Sadler's Lectures

Sadler's Lectures

Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 13:39


This lecture discusses the ancient Stoic philosopher Epictetus' work, the Discourses. It focuses specifically on his discussions stemming from the topic of pity and people who become upset at being pitied (or imagining themselves being pitied) by others To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/ReasonIO You can find over 2000 philosophy videos in my main YouTube channel - www.youtube.com/user/gbisadler Purchase Epictetus' Discourses - amzn.to/2NOiKng

Morning Watch Prayercast

Through the LOrd's mercies, we are not consumed, because His compassion fail not. Jeremiah the prophet - Lamentations 3:22-26, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 

Leadership Behind the Scenes
[EP 48] When women brag: 3 ways to uplift all your female relationships

Leadership Behind the Scenes

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 26:55


What happens when women brag?Have you noticed how women often connect around the lowest common denominator? Even underplay and undersell themselves to each other? There's a good reason for that. Throughout history, woman have needed each other for safety and survival. So outshining other women never felt like a good idea – it seemed safer not to shine than be fully in our power. But by doing the three things I talk about in this episode, we can all be in our power and build stronger female relationships as a result.1. Have a bragging session! Things become real when there are witnesses to our accomplishments – especially things we wouldn't normally celebrate. 2. See the strength in another person's pain and struggle. Pity makes us feel weak, so practise seeing the strength in the other person instead. 3. Listen and filter from love. Be present and actually listen – without criticising, judging or making it about you! Your energy matters more than anything you can say, so send love.Listen now.If you enjoy this episode, check out the Female Inner Power Club – it's a magical space, with many different resources to strengthen your inner power, and a safe space to connect with other women looking to uplift themselves and each other. Members of the Club report increased happiness, better job offers, stronger intuition, more ease and better quality lives.And remember, now is a good time to breathe. Register for the Plan from Female Inner Power Workshop 30th May here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/plan-2022-from-female-inner-power-summer-edition-tickets-341675690187

Life is a Treasure
Feeling like a Failure?

Life is a Treasure

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 14:32


Do you feel like a failure?  Do you feel alone and that must be why?  I want to share with you my truth through a difficult time in my LIFE.Because some of my truth may be yours also.  However, I didn't always believe the truth.I chose to believe the lies that my mind, thoughts, and others were telling me.The lies keep us in the darkness feeling like we are dying alone!However, the truth will set us free!!My vision is that if you are feeling like a failure and down in the pit of pity.You will be able to hear and believe for yourself and YOU TOO can changeYOUR LIFE also.My goal is that you will be encouraged and inspired to start taking STEP 1in the direction of your dreams for your future ANDthat you will be able to TREASURE each and every moment of your LIFE!Where do you want to see yourself in 2030?Please reach out and let me know!https://lifeisatreasure.comLook UP, your RAINBOW is on the HORIZON,xoxo, Michelle D.Support the show

Film Deviant
GTHOWR EP6 May 2022 | Pompino

Film Deviant

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 76:16


Welcome to another episode of GTHOWR…with a very very special guest…my dear friend Derrick Carey. I met Derrick many years ago during an Oshkosh screening of our mutual friend John Pata's short film Pity. I remember just being attracted to this lovely soul that night and we've been really good friends ever since. This one's a heavy episode and twice as long as the usual GTHOWR episodes…but totally worth a listen. Also…Chicago potholes are the fucking worst. Anyway…thanks so much for listening!

Chiney & Golic Jr.
Canty & Carlin 'Greeny' Takeover: Pity The Fool

Chiney & Golic Jr.

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 44:32


Canty & Carlin (in for Greeny) continue to take calls from Heat fans defending their team and look ahead to tonight's Mavs/Warriors game. Who takes their shoes off on an airplane? Plus, Bubba's Who Ya Got? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Greeny
Hour 2: Pity The Fool

Greeny

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 44:32


Canty & Carlin (in for Greeny) continue to take calls from Heat fans defending their team and look ahead to tonight's Mavs/Warriors game. Who takes their shoes off on an airplane? Plus, Bubba's Who Ya Got? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

It's The Bearded Man
192. Ben Nemtin : Small Decisions Create Change, Using a Bucket List Journal & Balancing Our 10 Pillars Of Life

It's The Bearded Man

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 58:27


Ben Nemtin is an author, keynote speaker, creator & entrepreneur. He's the author of #1 New York Times belling book What Do You Want To Do Before You Die? and he was a star on MTV's show The Buried Life. He was recently ranked 3rd best motivational speaker in the world by Global Gurus, and he's the founder of The Bucket List Journal; a journal to help turn your dreams into a reality. For all the OG Bearded Man followers, he was Ep. 141 of PITY podcast (Aug 7, 2019)     Topics : - Focusing on the Important - Maximizing Our Short Time - Balancing the 10 Priorities  - Feeling Like The Best Version of You - Your True Self - Make It Non-Negotiable - Celebrate the Benchmarks - Live For You     Connect with Ben Nemtin! Instagram: @bennemtin BenNemtin.com BucketListJournal.co (Discount Code: LIVE22) *All Caps Free Shipping PITY Ep. 141     Get hydrated with Liquid I.V.! Use my promo code “THEBEARDEDMAN” for 25% off every order Liquid-iv.com     Check out the Stay Dialed In App! Sign up for the Stay Dialed In Newsletter! You wanna help blow this podcast up? GREAT! Here's how: Leave a 5 star review on the podcast app with your hot take of the show Share out the episode on your IG story tagging me @Bobbbaaaay —- Follow The Bearded Man! TikTok : @Bobbbaaaay Instagram : @Bobbbaaaay YouTube : @BobbyHobert Twitter : @Bobbbaaaay Website : ItsTheBeardedMan.com 

G I R L Y P O P C A S T
Ep 14. I Got Catfished, Romanticizing Relationships & A Pity Proposal

G I R L Y P O P C A S T

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 38:01


This week, Ally is preparing for some hometown friends to come visit her, and she shares the story of how she met her best friend. In a submission, a girlypop is feeling like her boyfriend only proposed to her out of pity because he knew she was upset. Ally gives her input on if this was ACTUALLY out of pity, or if he was just ready all on his own. This episode also deals with romanticizing relationships and being catfished, which then leads to Ally sharing her personal experience with being catfished. submit to: girlypopcast@allyyost.com FOLLOW ALLY: https://beacons.ai/allyyost

MAML Talk
Episode 12 - Spike! Magazine Trophy II Week 3

MAML Talk

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 46:46


In this episode, we're talking about the third week of the Spike! Magazine Trophy!Episode Segements: Intro (0:00) Game 1: Play it by Nuffle @ Tainted Cocktails (1:24) Game 2: Take da Wood, Take da Bad @ A miner matter (17:24) Game 3: Genus Chaos @ A Reptile Dysfunkshun (27:40) Game 4: Pity the Ghoul @ Tracksuit Mafia (35:34) Outro (44:35) You can watch all of the action in the Mid-atlantic Mauling League at: https://www.twitch.tv/evaunito2You can check us out on the Web at: https://www.maml.club/You can follow the MAML on Twitter at @BloodBowl_MAML and on Facebook at @BloodBowlMAMLArchives of past games can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyx317NzkFBwDcUyM0BfBcw

Nerd heaven
Stargate Universe ”Seizure” Detailed Analysis& Review

Nerd heaven

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 24:54


Who doesn't love a good crossover? In this episode, we get to see not one, but two beloved characters from Stargate Atlantis (both of whom got their start on Stargate SG-1). Richard Woolsey and Dr. Rodney Mackay assist the crew of Destiny in their attempt to convince the Langaran government to let them dial Destiny from their planet. The only thing missing is Jonas Quinn. But are they putting the people of Langara at risk? While all that's going on, we also get more insight into what life is like for Perry and Ginn as disembodied data structures. Rush goes on a journey that ends in heartbreak. I have a lot to say about both plots in the episode, so let's dig in. ----more---- Transcript Welcome to Nerd Heaven I'm Adam David Collings, the author of Jewel of The Stars And I am a Nerd. This is episode 86 of the podcast   Today, we're talking about the Stargate Universe episode “Seizure”   And if you'd like to check out my original science fiction books, head on over to AdamDavidCollings.com/books   The description on GateWorld reads Homeworld Command tries to convince an ally occupying a naquadria-rich planet to let them try to dial Destiny, but suspects that they have already been infiltrated by the Lucian Alliance.   This episode was WRITTEN BY: Rémi Aubuchon It was DIRECTED BY: Helen Shaver And it first aired on 27th February 2012   The episode opens with a very familiar face. Richard Woolsey, played by Robert Picardo. No longer in his Atlantis uniform, he's back in suit and tie. He's negotiating with an ambassador from the planet Langara. That's Jonas Quin's world. The place where Naquadria was first discovered. This planet has a naquadria core. The perfect place for dialling Destiny.   It's a bit of a shame that Jonas doesn't appear in this episode. It would have been cool to bring back Corin Nemmick, but then, there's already so much in this episode that I don't think they would have done him justice. It would probably have been little more than a cameo.   It seems word got through from Senator Michaels. Chloe convinced her that they should go ahead with trying to dial Destiny so as to provide supplies and personnel.   But this is a big risk. The last two planets they dialled destiny from were destroyed. Langara is a populated world with millions of humans. If this goes badly, the loss of life will be catastrophic.   Telford argues there were mitigating circumstances in both of those cases. Personally, I'm not so sure. I wouldn't be inclined to try doing this from a populated world.   But Woolsey assures the ambassador - Ovirda, that they have a new solution for dialling the gate. And with that, the door is opened, and in walks Doctor Rodney Mackay.   Okay. We need to pause for a minute so we can scream with nerdy glee. Two popular characters from Stargate Atlantis are appearing in this episode. And both of those characters got their start on SG-1. So this is a huge crossover event. I'm fanboying all over the place.   Before Mackay can say more than a few words he's interrupted by Ovirda. He isn't a scientist. He's not interested in hearing Mackay's speech. He'll let his own science people decide. If they think it's safe, then he'll consider allowing Earth to use his planet to dial Destiny. He's not going to risk his world on the hearsay of people from Earth with their own agendas.   And quite frankly, I don't blame him. If I was in his position I'd be saying the exact same thing.   But there's a catch. The Lucian Alliance still want Destiny. That's speculation, but well-educated speculation. They know there are few worlds where the dialling can be done. They'll be coming for Langara, and they won't care if they destroy the planet or not.   Ovirda says it sounds like Earth's protection is becoming conditional. And Woolsey doesn't exactly deny it.   Mackay is very sure of his science. But then that's always been his problem. He's overconfident in his own abilities and superiority. Remember that time Mackay accidentally destroyed a solar system?   Telford thinks the Lucian Alliance have already gotten to Ovirda's people. I find that an extraordinary statement. I mean, it's probably true, knowing how story-telling works, but as I've said, I feel that Ovirda is acting just the way you'd expect somebody in his situation to act.   But Telford has further evidence the others don't know about. Something about satellites. Honestly, what he says is a bit vague and the episode rushes through it very quickly. The point is, it's looking like Langara has sided with the Lucian Alliance in this war, undeclared though it may be. That means the Alliance can launch an assault on Destiny at any time. Without Mackay's solution. But my question is how. Are we to believe they've come up with their own solution? How have the alliance convinced Ovirda's people that they can safely dial without destroying their world? This seems quite unbelievable to me.   Young, who is visiting Earth with the stones, says they're launching a fact-finding mission to Langara. Call it a proof of concept. Mackay is delighted when Young wants him to go through his presentation. But before he can start, Young says, not here.   Now, there's a big elephant in the room of this episode. We don't know what happened to Atlantis. Is it still on Earth? Or did they take it back to Pegasus? What are Woolsey, Mackay, Shepherd and the rest doing when they're not helping with this project? We don't get any answers to these questions, and maybe we never will. Back on Destiny, Rush is playing chess with Perry. Of course, he has to move the pieces for her, since she has no physical substance. And we learn that Perry may have been the only person who Rush could never beat at chess.   Things are actually looking really good for these two. Perry is no longer trapped in a broken body, and Rush gets to have the woman he loves around all the time. Previously, he only got to see her occasionally when she visited the ship using the stones.   It turns out, in her new non-corporeal form, in the ship's computer, Perry can concentrate on multiple things at once. She is also studying the ancient pattern and reviewing the ship's sensor readings. Rush argues she is more now than she was. She is better than a human. I think Rush may actually be jealous.   But Perry dreams of having a flesh and blood body. And he dreams of that two. Because then, well, they could be closer physically, in a number of different ways.   Perry surprises us all by saying “there is a way.” So Mackay arrives on Destiny. He's in Brody's body, but he was expecting Rush. The plan was that Rush would go to earth and look over Mackay's notes while Mackay explained his theory, not to Rush, but to Eli. If Eli is convinced, then Young is convinced.   But apparently, Rush has taken the day off. He's in the interface chair running a program.   I'm sure most viewers were expecting a lot of interaction between Mackay and Rush in an episode like this. Certainly I think that would have been intreresting.   I wonder how that conversation would go. In some ways, Rush and Mackay are so similar. They are both insanely intelligent, but they also both have very similar personal flaws. And yet, they have just drastically different personalities.   If anything, I think Mackay would want to try to prove that he was the smartest, whereas Rush would even lower himself to that. He'd see such petty competition as beneath him.   Anyway, TJ says that Rush is basically in a sleep-like state in the chair. He's actually in what Perry calls an immersive simulation. It was already in Destiny's database. Perry just had to find a way that they could experience the program together. So…what are they doing in this simulation? Well……I'm sure you can guess what they'd be doing. They appear to have just finished making love.   So the chair is now basically Stargate's holodeck. They can create any simulated scenario  with hyper-realistic sensory input. and experience it. Maybe The Matrix is a slightly more accurate analogy.   Greer just donated a kidney, and he's already running around the ship, trying to get some exercise. C'mon mate. This is a bit silly   Mackay and Eli are arguing passionately. They can't seem to agree. But not about the dialling program. They confirmed that was good and moved on a while ago. We don't actually get to learn what they were discussing. Probably something wonderfully nerdy. Rodney actually likes Eli. Says he reminds him of himself at that age. He's about to make a disparaging comment about Eli's weight but before he can finish, Eli mentions Rodney's hair.   Young says Rodney can go back to earth now. He's a little disappointed, but if this works, he can always come back in person.   And when he appears back on earth, the first thing he says is “He didn't eat any citrus while in my body did he, because I don't feel great.” Ah, classic Rodney Mackay. He is, of course, allergic to citrus, which is a serious matter, but Atlantis and SG-1 often took delight in making jokes about it.   So it's time to talk about the plan. Woolsey has reservations. And frankly, so do I. The first few times I watched this episode, I was focussed on how cool it was to have Woolsey and Rodney on the show. This time around, I'm really thinking deeper about what they're doing. They're going to go to another planet, and enact this plan against the will of the inhabitants. And no matter how much Rodney and Eli say the plan is safe, I don't think I'd be willing to risk this on a populated world - at least without their consent. If it goes wrong, they murder billions of people. And let's not forget, there are three main countries on Langara. Stargate Command are probably negotiating with the Kelownans. Even if they agree, Terrania and Andari are at just as much risk.   Woolsey wants to make some kind of peace offering. According to intelligence, the alliance are likely to make their move on Langara in a few days, invited or not. So O'Neil believes the Langarins would prefer to side with earth rather than the alliance. The idea is to prove that Rodney's dialling program is safe, to make Earth's said more palatable. Woolsey won't support a mission to take the Langaran stargate by force, but Young says they won't be doing that, and they do have a peace offering.   Greer is fighting another fever. He says he'll fight harder, but TJ explains it doesn't work that way. Greer remains unconvinced, which is unfortunate. I think Greer's unwavering belief in his strength is his greatest weakness. A certain pig-headedness is probably advantageous for a marine, but Greer is so afraid of losing his macho image, not just in other people's eyes, but in his own eyes, that he's making unwise decisions. Doing stupid things. Greer's smarter than that. But he's blinded by his desire to be strong at all times.   Eli has figured out that Rush has uploaded his consciousness into Destiny's computer. Amanda finds life as an incorporeal thought pattern lonely. I wonder where Ginn is in all of this? Have these two tried interacting with one another at all?   Amanda wants Rush to keep their little simulation a secret. Rush was actually open to making it public. But it's not gonna stay a secret. Eli is already on the case. Rush is being pretty responsible about this whole thing. He knows there's a real world out there where he's needed. He can't just lose himself in this simulation.   When Rush tries to wake himself up, it doesn't work. Amanda taps away at a console, but Rush reminds her that nothing she does in here means anything. These are not real controls. They're in a simulation that is isolated from the real ship. The only option is for her to appear in the real world and talk to someone.   Meanwhile, Eli is trying to get a hold of Ginn, who doesn't seem to want to appear. He knows what Rush has done. He just doesn't know how to fix it. He and Ginn actually had the exact same idea. But Ginn didn't want Eli to try it because uploading a human consciousness into a computer and back again is pretty dangerous. Which makes perfect sense.   Eli points out that on their way toward ascension, the ancients did a lot of work into transferring human consciousness. The communication stones were one example of that. And that makes a great deal of sense to me.   The reason Ginn is hiding is because she got annoyed at Eli when he tried to convince her he should take the risk.   Amanda says the problem was that Ginn's disapproval manifested in preventing Rush's wake-up from working, but it should be good now.   This time, when he tries, Rush wakes up surrounded by Eli, Brody, and Park.   Evidently, they have convinced Woolsey to go along with their plan. He gates to Langara and presents a gift for the ambassador. A carved ancient artefact. When the soldier touches it, he is immediately body-swapped with Scott. Because, of course, the artefact is the communication stone.   Young takes over the administrator Halperin's body in much the same way.   Young and Scott give a decent performance. Not all of the Langaran's are entirely convinced. But they've prepared the way for the team from Earth to come. They are going to attempt to dial the gate.   I'm gonna say it again. It's awesome to see Mackay in SGU.  He's busy being Mackay about everything. And Young just says, “Shepherd's right.” Oh what  I would have given for a big crossover event stories with characters from SG-1, Atlantis, and Universe, as a way to finish off the story when this show was cancelled. Pity that never eventuated.   Whoolsey has a second objective. He's searching the commander's office.   Telford really wants Rodney on the new team that travels to Destiny, assuming they successfully dial the gate. Rodney is excited by the possibilities, of course, but he's hesitant about the whole maybe never getting home thing. But he's taken that plunge before. He knowingly left Earth for Atlantis, knowing less about the place than he does Destiny, with the very real possibility they may never come back.   Rodney picks up on some of the tension between Telford and Young. Not so much personal tension anymore, but there's still professional tension. Telford would like to be the one calling the shots. Then again, he was the first in line to come home when Eli was running his dialling program from within the star.   I think what it comes down to is that Young has Rush. Telford wants his own socially inept genius. But Telford asks the question “what is it with genius and lack of social skills?” And that has me wondering. It's a cliche in fiction, but is there a correlation in the real world? Is it common for real geniuses to lack social skills? I have a feeling that is the case, but is that just because I've been exposed to this trope so often in my fiction?   Woolsey has found evidence that the Langarans have refused to work with the Lucian Alliance, for fear of jeopardising their relationship with Earth. Time after time they've been offered more, and each time they've refused. It looks like their spy satellites were wrong. The langarans are not working with the enemy. Telford thinks this changes nothing. Woolsey is not so sure. Young gets a phone call for Administrator Helperin. There are concerns from the higher ups. They're on their way. Perry appears to Rush, to make sure he got out okay. Then she vanishes. We cut to Eli. Ginn appears and tells him she's performed an emergency shut down of the FTL drive. She needs a distraction. Rush is still in the chair. What he thinks the world is not actually real.   Perry made a mistake and there is no way out of the simulation. Ginn doesn't think Perry did it on purpose. She's deceiving Rush to buy time until she can solve the problem. But if this isn't deliberate, why doesn't she reach out to Eli like Ginn did? And why suppress Ginn was reaching out?   Anyway, Rush is not easily fooled. He figures out he's still in the simulation and sets the ship to explode. This is Rush's way out. If this doesn't work, nothing will. Perry insists that this is real. He'll kill everyone on the ship.   Young says they need to reconsider. Telford is going by the adage “It's better to ask forgiveness than permission. It'll all be okay once it's done and their point is proven.”   This is about to turn into a disaster. Armed guards enter. So they have two options. They stand down, or they defend themselves, with force, until the gate is dialled. That means they fire on their allies. They kill innocent Langaran soldiers. Young is not prepared to do that. Telford is.  It's a very tense moment as they wait for the countdown to the 8th chevron. In the end, it's Rodney, of all people, who speaks the voice of reason and convinces Young to shut it down. This mission is already a failure and it's only going to get worse.   But the observed data so far suggests it probably would have worked.   Eli has everyone working on the problem. Which is good because Rush's plan didn't work. Destroying the ship didn't get him out, but it did prove that he's in a simulation. Now Perry has to face Rush's disappointment that she lied to him.   Then we get the bombshell. Perry programmed a parameter into the simulation. Rush can come and go as long as he and Perry love each other. She loves him but she has concluded that he doesn't love her. Because he can't leave. Rush insists that he does love her.   This was all very unfair of Perry, which she admits to. Love is a complex thing. It can't be quantified as simply as Perry is trying to do. Perry is head over heels for Rush. She's been in love with him most of her life. The feelings Rush has for Perry are different, because he is different. His feelings for her are much newer.  He is a more self-sufficient and selfish person by nature. And he is still filled with grief over the death of his wife. All of these factors, and probably many more, are causing the software to return a false value, rather than a true, to whether Rush loves her. But you can't encapsulate love in a boolean value like that. Relationships start very shallow. And they grow. They continue to grow over a lifetime. The love my wife and I share now is different from the love we shared when I asked her to marry me. It's stronger now. More mature. Deeper. Perry is writing Rush off because she's further along in her feelings than he is. And that's not just unfair, it's stupid and naive. I suspect Rush could love her in the way she wants. He was well on the way to that. Right now, he's in the infatuation stage. But you can see it growing.   But there's an even bigger bombshell. The only way to get Rush out of this simulation now, is for Eli to delete the area of memory where it's all stored. The area of memory where Perry and Ginn are stored.   For Rush to escape, both Perry and Ginn have to die.   So Perry plays Juliet, and childishly kills herself rather than live without the love she perceives Rush doesn't have for her, and in the process, she murders Ginn.   Rush may be selfish, but he's got nothing on Amanda Perry.   You can tell by the look on Rush's face as she vanishes, that Perry was wrong about him. Young and Scott are back. The Langarans have agreed to release Earth's people in exchange for defence against the Lucian Alliance. And the removal of the stargate from their power generation facility. I guess they want it somewhere else, nowhere near their naquadria.   This has been an episode of massive screw-ups.   The one good decision made in this episode was by James. She showed her Langaran prisoners around the ship. Let them have a glimpse of the life those stranded crew are experiencing.   Rush wakes up from a coma after a few days.   We get one little bit of good news. Perry and Ginn aren't gone forever. Not deleted, but quarantined. Cut off in a part of memory where they can no longer interact with the crew. So while Ginn is not technically gone, she and Eli can't see each other any more. Maybe they can find a way to bring them back some day. It's a small sliver of hope.   Eli made a huge sacrifice for Rush. He's not going to be able to forgive Rush quickly for this, if ever.   In the last moment of the episode, we realise Greer has finally started listening to TJ, as he urges Rush to do the same.   So I bring you back the question I asked at the end of last episode. Ginn and Perry are now gone.   If you could bring your loved one back again, to speak with them one more time, but then have to go through the pain of losing them a second time,  would you do it? It's an even more difficult question to answer now, isn't it.   This was a powerful episode. I always remember this for the Langaran stuff. The coolness factor of seeing Rodney and Woolsey in Stargate Universe. But in reality, I think that element is almost overshadowed by the emotional intensity of what has just happened, with the Amanda Perry plot.   We all feel insecurity at times. I certainly have, but Perry's insecurity has taken everything from Eli, Ginn and even Rush.   I think the biggest takeaway from all of this is simply this. In your insecurity, don't do stupid things.   Next time, we're getting into some old fashion Stargate planetary action, in The Hunt.

RTÉ - The Business
Pity the Billionaire?

RTÉ - The Business

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 5:50


Our news feeds are constantly full of the latest musings of Elon Musk - whether he buy Twitter this week or not - as well as blether about Jeff Bezos and other billionaires. But author and journalist Patrick Freyne is not convinced that their lives are all that they're cracked up to be...

Chew the Bible
I Pity the Fool

Chew the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 14:08


Your words were found and I ate them

Collective Noun Podcast
Collective Noun Community Meeting – May 11

Collective Noun Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 35:08


Join us in the local town hall for this week's Collective Noun Community Meeting! On this week's agenda: -The tale of the primary school magnet bandit -Should we be concerned by how much Bear Grylls loves urine? -Pity political pitch for Pauline Hanson -What happened to A Murder Of Dom's? -Dom's burner emails 

The Shift (on life after 40) with Sam Baker
Abi Morgan on embracing catastrophe and rebuilding just about everything in your 50s

The Shift (on life after 40) with Sam Baker

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 49:50


Today's guest is a woman I've admired for the longest time: stage and screenwriter Abi Morgan. Throughout her thirty year career Abi has written some of our most memorable drama: Shame, Sex Traffic, The Queen, Iron Lady, The Hour (for which she won an Emmy), Suffragette and, most recently, the BBCone hit, The Split. In her work, female characters took centre stage long before that became the fashionable thing to do.But now, Abi has been forced to take centre stage herself. Four years ago, she returned home one lunchtime to find her partner of 20 years, Jakob, collapsed on the bathroom floor. It was the start of a sequence of events that would upend their family forever. And it's the subject of perhaps the most extraordinary memoir I have ever read - This is Not a Pity memoir. And it isn't. It's about love, trauma and ultimately - weirdly! - about hope.Abi joined me to talk candidly about the cataclysmic impact of Jake's illness, the long - and ongoing - journey to rebuild their family and how, in the midst of all that, she coped with her own breast cancer diagnosis. She also told me about being a lone woman in a world of white men in leather jackets, budging up to make room at the table and why she's done with being “user-friendly”.You can buy all the books mentioned in this podcast at Bookshop.org, including This Is Not A Pity Memoir by Abi Morgan and the book that inspired this podcast, The Shift: how I lost and found myself after 40 - and you can too, by me!And if you'd like to support the work that goes into making this podcast and get a weekly newsletter, please join The Shift community. Find out more at https://steadyhq.com/en/theshift/• The Shift (on life after 40) with Sam Baker is created and hosted by Sam Baker and edited by Emily Sandford. If you enjoyed this podcast, please rate/review/follow as it really does help other people find us. And let me know what you think on twitter @sambaker or instagram @theothersambaker. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Brain Candy Podcast
EP612: Captive Audience, Pity the Fool, & Dance Marathons

The Brain Candy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 63:48


Hear why Sarah risked her life to get a new desk. Susie describes a documentary about a kidnapping victim whose brother became a criminal, and it makes us wonder what causes sociopathy. We learn about a study about roadside warnings, and why they actually make roads more dangerous. It leads to a crazy discovery about Mr. T. and Sylvester Stallone, and Susie's mind is blown. We discuss a study from MIT about Oreo cookies and Sarah learns how to win the wishbone contest. Susie and Sarah might breakup over cereal milk. We learn the history of dance marathons. Plus, Susie has a crazy update about her own body. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Get 10% off their first month at Get 15% off your first order by going to Get 20% off your first order at More podcasts at WAVE:

Bloody Elbow Presents
GUEST POD Let's Talk About Why Pity Is a Waste: That and MMA On The Eugene S. Robinson Show Stomper!

Bloody Elbow Presents

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 63:43


This guest video podcast is a compelling MMA Podcast that touches on all aspects of the sport inside & outside the octagon with a smattering of social commentary & ramblings, & some colorful anecdotes from your host's life... Your talented guest pod host is none other than the astounding, Eugene S. Robinson. He is the Author of the ‘Eugene S. Robinson Substack', the fight book: “Fight: Everything You Wanted to Know About Ass-Kicking but Were Afraid You'd Get Your Ass Kicked for Asking”, host of the ‘Eugene S. Robinson Show Stomper!' Podcast of course, Co-Host of the 'Care/Don't Care Podcast', Co-Host of the ‘If The Shoes Fit' Podcast, frequent guest of the "Crooklyn's Corner' Podcast, Host of the 'JJB! - Jiu Jitsu Breakdown!' show, former host of the 'Knuckle Up Podcast" (which can be found in this channel's playlists). He is also a practicing Jiu Jitsu Artist and the Lead singer and founding member of the alt metal band: OXBOW, which has achieved a substantial international cult following. Some of his music is in the intro and outro of the pod each week. "Sorry not sorry. Each and every other way. And Jonny Boney Joney? And Gaethje and Olivera? Suuuureeeee....why not?" - Eugene S. Robinson, 5/1/2022 ____________ Subscribe to eugenesrobinson.substack.com, follow Eugene on twitter @EugeneSRobinson, on Insta @eugene.s.robinson, PAY here at his Patreon IF you wish: https://www.patreon.com/thestomper Give the LIVE video broadcast of ‘The Show Stomper! Podcast' a “thumbs up”, subscribe on The Stomper's YT page every Sunday at: https://youtu.be/SBjjL1lTRaY OR: Give the premium video production of the show a “like” and share on The Stomper's Facebook every Monday at: https://www.facebook.com/stompville/ OR: Listen to premium audio on his... * SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-914736745 * Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/353qdjKsABTte8zQVZCwyd?si=OJjhBfBfTYyYiSZSE5RV0g, * iTunes & Apple TV: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/eugene-s-robinson-show-stomper/id1340723629?mt=2, * iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-eugene-s-robinson-show-sto-30674882/, * OverCast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1340723629/eugene-s-robinson-show-stomper, * PlayerFM: https://player.fm/series/eugene-s-robinson-show-stomper, TuneIn: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Eugene-S-Robinson-Show-Stomper-p1190934/, * Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-eugene-s-robinson-show-stomper?refid=stpr, * blubrry: https://www.blubrry.com/eugene_s_robinson_show_stomper/ * or at Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/31b526af-ea19-4022-ba38-202b583cf8d3/Eugene-S-Robinson-Show-Stomper ________________________________________ Show distribution, graphics & logos via – June M. Williams: https://www.sbnation.com/users/June%2520M.%2520Williams ______________________________________ Here's a look at the UFC Vegas 53: ‘FONT VS VERA' fight card with full results & updated fight records — MAIN CARD | SAT. APR 30 11. 135lbs: Marlon Vera (21-7) DEF. Rob Font (19-6) — via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46) 10. 265lbs: Andrei Arlovski (34-20) DEF. Jake Collier (13-7) — via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 27-30) 9. 145lbs: Joanderson Brito (13-3) DEF. Andre Fili (21-9) — via TKO (strikes) at 0:41 of round one 8. 155lbs: Grant Dawson (18-1) DEF. Jared Gordon (18-5) — via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:11 of round three 7. 145lbs: Darren Elkins (27-10) DEF. Tristan Connelly (14-8) — via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 6. 185lbs: Krzysztof Jotko (24-5) DEF. Gerald Meerschaert (34-15) — via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Eugene S. Robinson Show Stomper!
V.214: Let's Talk About Why Pity Is a Waste: That and MMA On The Eugene S. Robinson Show Stomper!

Eugene S. Robinson Show Stomper!

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 63:43


Sorry not sorry. Each and every other way. And Jonny Boney Joney? And Gaethje and Olivera? Suuuureeeee....why not? ______________________________________ Subscribe to eugenesrobinson.substack.com, follow Eugene on twitter @EugeneSRobinson, on Insta @eugene.s.robinson, PAY here at his Patreon IF you wish: https://www.patreon.com/thestomper Give the LIVE video broadcast of ‘The Show Stomper! Podcast' a “thumbs up”, subscribe on The Stomper YT page every Sunday at: https://youtu.be/SBjjL1lTRaY OR: Give the premium video production of the show a “like” and share on The Stomper's Facebook every Monday at: https://www.facebook.com/stompville/ OR: Listen to premium audio on his... * SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-914736745 * Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/353qdjKsABTte8zQVZCwyd?si=OJjhBfBfTYyYiSZSE5RV0g, * iTunes & Apple TV: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/eugene-s-robinson-show-stomper/id1340723629?mt=2, * iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-eugene-s-robinson-show-sto-30674882/, * OverCast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1340723629/eugene-s-robinson-show-stomper, * PlayerFM: https://player.fm/series/eugene-s-robinson-show-stomper, TuneIn: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Eugene-S-Robinson-Show-Stomper-p1190934/, * Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-eugene-s-robinson-show-stomper?refid=stpr, * blubrry: https://www.blubrry.com/eugene_s_robinson_show_stomper/ * or at Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/31b526af-ea19-4022-ba38-202b583cf8d3/Eugene-S-Robinson-Show-Stomper ________________________________________ Show distribution, graphics & logos via – June M. Williams: https://www.sbnation.com/users/June%2520M.%2520Williams ______________________________________ Here's a look at the UFC Vegas 53: ‘FONT VS VERA' fight card with full results & updated fight records — ESPN/ESPN+ MAIN CARD | SAT. APR 30 11. 135lbs: Marlon Vera (21-7) DEF. Rob Font (19-6) — via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46) 10. 265lbs: Andrei Arlovski (34-20) DEF. Jake Collier (13-7) — via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 27-30) 9. 145lbs: Joanderson Brito (13-3) DEF. Andre Fili (21-9) — via TKO (strikes) at 0:41 of round one 8. 155lbs: Grant Dawson (18-1) DEF. Jared Gordon (18-5) — via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:11 of round three 7. 145lbs: Darren Elkins (27-10) DEF. Tristan Connelly (14-8) — via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 6. 185lbs: Krzysztof Jotko (24-5) DEF. Gerald Meerschaert (34-15) — via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) ESPN+ PRELIMS 5. 265lbs: Alexandr Romanov (16-0) DEF. Chase Sherman (15-10) — via submission (Americana) at 2:11 of round one 4. 125lbs: Francisco Figueiredo (13-4) DEF. Daniel de Silva (11-3) — via submission (kneebar) at 1:18 of round one 3. 170lbs: Gabe Green (11-3) DEF. Yohan Lainesse (8-1) — via KO/TKO (strikes) at 4:02 of round two 2. 155lbs: Natan Levy (7-1) DEF. Mike Breeden (10-5) — via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) 1. 125lbs: Shanna Young (8-4) DEF. Gina Mazany (7-6) — via KO/TKO (Punches & Elbows from Back Mount, aka: strikes) at 3:11 of round two

Collective Noun Podcast
#14 – We're Buying MySpace

Collective Noun Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 30:23


1.       Dom's doctor wants him to get a manicure 2.       Zach's attack ad against the Easter Bunny 3.       Elon Musk bought Twitter – can we buy MySpace? 4.       Zach's pitch for an Old Enough spin-off 5.       Pity political slogans 6.       Half-baked Headlines 7.       Can a psychic draw Dom's soulmate? 8.       Woolies new trollies

Talks from the Hoover Institution
Book Talk: Hitler's American Gamble

Talks from the Hoover Institution

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 60:49


Wednesday, April 27, 2022 Hoover Institution, Stanford University   The Hoover Institution hosts Book Talk: Hitler's American Gamble on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 11 am PDT. The Hoover Institution Library & Archives and History Working Group invite you to a book talk with co-authors, Brendan Simms, director of the Centre for Geopolitics at the University of Cambridge and Charlie Laderman, Hoover research fellow and senior lecturer at King's College, London. Simms and Laderman will discuss their book, Hitler's American Gamble: Pearl Harbor and Germany's March to Global War (Hachette Book Group, 2021). This event will be moderated by Niall Ferguson, Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a senior faculty fellow of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard. PARTICIPANT BIOS Dr. Charlie Laderman is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and senior lecturer in international history at the War Studies Department, King's College, London (KCL). His first monograph, Sharing the Burden (Oxford University Press, 2019), explored the American and British response to the Armenian Genocide. It was awarded the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era's H. Wayne Morgan Prize in political history. Brendan Simms is the director of the Centre for Geopolitics and professor of the History of European International Relations at the University of Cambridge. He is an expert on European geopolitics, past and present, and his principal interests are the German Question, Britain and Europe, Humanitarian Intervention and state construction. He teaches at both undergraduate and graduate level in the Department of Politics and International Studies and the Faculty of History.  Niall Ferguson, MA, D.Phil., is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a senior faculty fellow of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard, where he served for twelve years as the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History. He is the author of sixteen books, including The Pity of War, The House of Rothschild, Empire, Civilization, and Kissinger, 1923–1968: The Idealist, which won the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Prize.

She's Got Moxie
Pity or Power?

She's Got Moxie

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 20:46


In this episode, I talk about Pity vs. Power and how to recognize where you are right now. I also talk about what it means to “go for gold” and share some tough questions that we should be asking ourselves, like: “What am I pretending not to know?” Listen in as we set goals and take action together and practice an easy three-step process to visualize what you really want. Am I parked in my pity or am I accelerating in my power?" - Joy Chudacoff. Learn more about this episode of She's Got Moxie at joychudacoff.com/164

Funky Inspiration
42. Hope is a Powerful Weapon

Funky Inspiration

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 29:33


The ACOTAR Book Series. Book #1 A Court of Thorns and Roses Quotes: “We need Hope, or else we cannot endure.” “Pity those who don't feel anything at all.” “Don't feel bad for one moment about doing what brings you Joy.” “To the people who looked at the stars & wished. To the Stars who listened, and the Dreams that are answered. My Gratitude Journal https://www.amazon.com/s?i=stripbooks&rh=p_27%3AFunky+Inspiration&s=relevancerank&text=Funky+Inspiration&ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1 **You can also type in “Funky Inspiration” on the Amazon search bar and find them that way. Floating Therapy Video https://youtu.be/dcMrJG11DjA Other things I mentioned: Frida Kahlo Immersive Experience Tom Odell's Concert ***my favorite song from him at the moment is “I know” You can also dive into my latest Spotify playlist, I make one every month: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4mbhSKeo4wKhjlrEZokiHQ?si=fzwDj5ziQZCe75sP4vqijQ Is nice to be back! Sending you all a lot of good energy! May you forever stay wild dear child! @FunkybyDaniela --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

ReddX Neckbeards and Nerd Cringe
ReddX's Saga of MUDbeard Pt3.: Smelly neckbeard roommate gets kicked out... And starts crying! LOL

ReddX Neckbeards and Nerd Cringe

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 47:51


In this episode of r/NeckbeardStories we watch in horror as our OP invites an online neckbeard to come live in his house. Sometimes neckbeards end up on the street, and it isn't for no reason. There is no stopping this train-wreck, so let's just sit back and watch as our reddit author learns a hard lesson.YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/reddxyDiscord: https://discord.gg/Sju7YckUWuPayPal: https://www.paypal.me/daytondoesPatreon: http://patreon.com/daytondoesTwitter: http://www.twitter.com/daytondoesFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReddXD/Teespring: https://teespring.com/stores/reddx

BREAK/FIX the Gran Touring Motorsports Podcast
The Drive Thru #21 - I pity the April, Fool!

BREAK/FIX the Gran Touring Motorsports Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 122:42


The Drive Thru is our monthly recap where we've put together a menu of PT Cruisers, HHRs, bags of Mulch and Autonomous Driving Level 12. #aprilfools. Tune in for Episode #21: "I pity the April, Fool!" where we showcase Tania's favorite vehicles: Pick-up Trucks!  Showcase: TRUCKS! Audi's Luxury Minivan & Porsche's entry into F1 Mercedes MissionXX goes 620+ miles on single charge Stellantis is setting the record straight with the 3.0-liter inline-6, called Hurricane. Mustang Mach-E no longer available for order Introducing the 2024 Chevrolet Corvette Nomad SUV New DeLorean teaser photo - what do we think? Front end of the new Tesla's are "inspired"  Autonomous driving instructor? Barbasol Shaving Cream & Florida Men!  Community News, brought to us by CollectorCarGuide.net HPDEjunkie.com Track Day Report and much, much more!  Behind the Scenes content, along with video available through www.patreon.com/gtmotorsports. Check out the follow-on article for all the pixs and links to items talked about in this episode: https://www.gtmotorsports.org/b-f-the-drive-thru-21/

New Books in Intellectual History
Rachel Hall Sternberg, "The Ancient Greek Roots of Human Rights" (U Texas Press, 2021)

New Books in Intellectual History

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 39:04


Although the era of the Enlightenment witnessed the rise of philosophical debates around benevolent social practice, the origins of European humane discourse date further back, to Classical Athens. The Ancient Greek Roots of Human Rights (U Texas Press, 2021) analyzes the parallel confluences of cultural factors facing ancient Greeks and eighteenth-century Europeans that facilitated the creation and transmission of humane values across history. Rachel Hall Sternberg argues that precursors to the concept of human rights exist in the ancient articulation of emotion, though the ancient Greeks, much like eighteenth-century European societies, often failed to live up to those values. Merging the history of ideas with cultural history, Sternberg examines literary themes upholding empathy and human dignity from Thucydides's and Xenophon's histories to Voltaire's Candide, and from Greek tragic drama to the eighteenth-century novel. She describes shared impacts of the trauma of war, the appeal to reason, and the public acceptance of emotion that encouraged the birth and rebirth of humane values. Rachel Hall Sternberg is an associate professor of classics and history at Case Western Reserve University. She is the author of Tragedy Offstage: Suffering and Sympathy in Ancient Athens and editor of Pity and Power in Ancient Athens. Jackson Reinhardt is a graduate of University of Southern California and Vanderbilt University. He is currently an independent scholar, freelance writer, and research assistant. You can reach Jackson at jtreinhardt1997@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @JTRhardt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/intellectual-history

New Books in History
Rachel Hall Sternberg, "The Ancient Greek Roots of Human Rights" (U Texas Press, 2021)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 39:04


Although the era of the Enlightenment witnessed the rise of philosophical debates around benevolent social practice, the origins of European humane discourse date further back, to Classical Athens. The Ancient Greek Roots of Human Rights (U Texas Press, 2021) analyzes the parallel confluences of cultural factors facing ancient Greeks and eighteenth-century Europeans that facilitated the creation and transmission of humane values across history. Rachel Hall Sternberg argues that precursors to the concept of human rights exist in the ancient articulation of emotion, though the ancient Greeks, much like eighteenth-century European societies, often failed to live up to those values. Merging the history of ideas with cultural history, Sternberg examines literary themes upholding empathy and human dignity from Thucydides's and Xenophon's histories to Voltaire's Candide, and from Greek tragic drama to the eighteenth-century novel. She describes shared impacts of the trauma of war, the appeal to reason, and the public acceptance of emotion that encouraged the birth and rebirth of humane values. Rachel Hall Sternberg is an associate professor of classics and history at Case Western Reserve University. She is the author of Tragedy Offstage: Suffering and Sympathy in Ancient Athens and editor of Pity and Power in Ancient Athens. Jackson Reinhardt is a graduate of University of Southern California and Vanderbilt University. He is currently an independent scholar, freelance writer, and research assistant. You can reach Jackson at jtreinhardt1997@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @JTRhardt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

New Books Network
Rachel Hall Sternberg, "The Ancient Greek Roots of Human Rights" (U Texas Press, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 39:04


Although the era of the Enlightenment witnessed the rise of philosophical debates around benevolent social practice, the origins of European humane discourse date further back, to Classical Athens. The Ancient Greek Roots of Human Rights (U Texas Press, 2021) analyzes the parallel confluences of cultural factors facing ancient Greeks and eighteenth-century Europeans that facilitated the creation and transmission of humane values across history. Rachel Hall Sternberg argues that precursors to the concept of human rights exist in the ancient articulation of emotion, though the ancient Greeks, much like eighteenth-century European societies, often failed to live up to those values. Merging the history of ideas with cultural history, Sternberg examines literary themes upholding empathy and human dignity from Thucydides's and Xenophon's histories to Voltaire's Candide, and from Greek tragic drama to the eighteenth-century novel. She describes shared impacts of the trauma of war, the appeal to reason, and the public acceptance of emotion that encouraged the birth and rebirth of humane values. Rachel Hall Sternberg is an associate professor of classics and history at Case Western Reserve University. She is the author of Tragedy Offstage: Suffering and Sympathy in Ancient Athens and editor of Pity and Power in Ancient Athens. Jackson Reinhardt is a graduate of University of Southern California and Vanderbilt University. He is currently an independent scholar, freelance writer, and research assistant. You can reach Jackson at jtreinhardt1997@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @JTRhardt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

Patrick E. McLean
Nowhere Ch. 16 - A Temple to a Far Older God

Patrick E. McLean

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 27:24


Dr. Krupp was terrified. In all his years of selling snake oil throughout the frontier — a figure he often exaggerated, but in truth amounted to no more than three years — he had seen many remarkable things but never had he seen Dr. Bartoleermere the Second’s Magic Elixir actually work. But it had happened. He had seen the little girl’s wound heal! And Dr. Krupp had no idea what to do next. As townspeople rushed about, frantic with news of the attack, Dr. Krupp walked in a circle in the center of town talking to himself. First, he wanted a drink but then he turned sharply and walked towards the livery stable and his wagon full of elixir. Then he looked around him in terror, certain he was being followed. Grantham, like all frontier towns, was filled with desperate characters; gamblers, miners, drovers, and cowboys down on their luck. What he had was absolutely priceless. Worth more than silver or gold.The patter sprang into his mind unbidden, "the Elixir of life itself… Freedom from man’s age-old enemies, pain, and death. The lauded and once mythical Panacea now made available through the miracles of the modern age.” What a pitch! And all the better for actually being true. He smiled to himself, then he frowned and changed directions once again.His wagon had elaborately painted canvas tarps on either side that proclaimed the value and wonder of Dr. Bartoleermere the Second’s Magic Elixir. The idea was to make it so a passerby couldn't help but notice such a magnificent example of the sign-maker’s art. And that cinched the argument. In a fright, he hastened to the freight yard knowing he must remove the signs and disguise his wagon.Along the way, he passed the Preacher crying out to the people of Grantham as he stood upon an overturned bucket. He was telling the people that these strange happenings were the work of the Lord. These signs and portents were meant to call the faithful to arms. Dr. Krupp avoided the Preacher’s gaze as he pushed his way through the crowd, afraid that the man might call him out… afraid of what that man might say. He crossed the main street, ducked through a narrow alley, and emerged on the edge of the freight yard. Wagons of all shapes and sizes crowded the dusty lot, but from the street, he could not see his wagon and sighed in relief. For the first time in his life, he was grateful that his advertising was obscured from the public. He checked to see that he was not being followed and then hurried in among the wagons with surprising speed for a man of his girth. Behind two battered Conestoga wagons, he found his rig with its colorful signs. He had paid five dollars a side to get them done in San Francisco and they were worth every penny. In fact, he had paid more for the signs than he had to get the patent medicine brewed, bottled, and labeled. In truth, the contents of the bottles had never been important. Grain alcohol, some hop, and something bitter would do it. Bitter because everyone knew that good-tasting things never made good medicine. And that was the secret, no one ever bought or sold a chemical formula. They paid for the prospect of relief from their ailments. And luckily for Dr. Krupp, the western territories were an endless wellspring of ailments. Wrenched backs, aching teeth, consumption, dysentery, hangover, boils, the pox, snakebite, yellow fever, tuberculosis, argue, gout, la grippa –- if you name a man's pain in detail he will believe that you have the cure for him. The secret wasn't in the bottle and never had been. It was in the *salesmanship.*At least it had been. But now… He shuttered to think what a working formula meant. If the one thing he was certain was fake turned out to be real… then was anything real? Was everything fake? Had he been the one being conned all along. He was lost in his own understanding. He climbed up on the side of the wagon and started untying the painted tarpaulin. As he worked he heard a strained cough behind him. He turned in terror, nearly falling off the wagon, but caught himself and dropped awkwardly to the ground. Off-guard and looking more like a thief than a proprietor he stared wide-eyed at the figure before him.Jean DuMont tapped his heavy cane on the ground, coughed into his handkerchief said, “I believe you have the medicine that I require.”Dr. Krupp opened and closed his mouth several times, looking more like a fish straining water through his gills, than the sharp-eyed huckster that he had been. Finally, his instincts kicked in and he said, “Well sir, you have come to the right place. The miraculous properties of the long-lost Panacea can be yours, for a price, of course.”“I assure you, money is no object,” said DuMont, playing along, “I am as rich as Croesus.” He was overcome by a coughing fit, then continued, “And eager to pay. But there is but one consideration. What guarantee of efficacy do I have?”“You have not heard of the remarkable transformation that Dr. Bartloleermere’s Elixir effected in the young girl who was mortally wounded at the river?”“Yes,” said DuMont, “But I did not see it.”“I assure you, as a gentleman, that this marvelous elixir,” he said, patting the side of his wagon, “will cure what ails you, or,” and he cringed to hear himself saying the words, “Or your money back. Would that be acceptable?”“Usually, your terms would be quite favorable, but these are… unusual times… so I will need a demonstration,” said DuMont. And then shot Dr. Krupp in the stomach with his derringer.It happened so fast that, Krupp didn’t understand that he had been shot. The barrels of the gun went off with a sound that seemed a little louder than the popping of the cork from a champagne bottle. There was no pain, but he felt a wetness on his abdomen, and when he touched his hand to his belly, it came away covered with blood. Dr. Krupp grew light-headed and slumped to the ground, still confused.Jean DuMont looked down at the smoking gun in his hand. Its pearl handles and etched barrel glittered. He said, “One of a matched set. Pretty isn’t it?” he put the still smoking gun into his coat pocket. When Dr. Krupp didn’t rise, DuMont shook his head and said, “Ahch, must I do everything myself?” He stumped over to the wagon with his cane, opened the side panel, and removed one of the bottles of medicine. He opened it, sniffed it, then handed it down to Dr. Krupp. Dr. Krupp looked up at DuMont and said, “You shot me!”“Yes, we are past that,” said DuMont, “You need to keep pace with the moment.” Krupp looked at the bottle, then back at DuMont. Then back to the bottle. He sucked it down in two gulps. Before Archie could make it back to the mine, one of the miners spotted him and came running. The man, Jablonski was his name was wide-eyed with madness, “Dere you are! You gotta help us! He’s gonna kill us sure!”“What? Whatever are you talking about? Calm down man, what is it.” “He gonna beat me to death with that heavy black cane of his. And it’s not my fault. Nonna dis is my fault. You gotta help me. You gotta get it back somehow or I gotta get outta town.”Archie grabbed Jablonski by his shoulders and shook him vigorously. Then he slapped him across the face. “Get a hold of yourself, man.” Instead of growing angry, or coming to his senses, Jablonski’s face dropped and his eyes went blank with a passive hopelessness that Archie found more terrifying than his previous ravings. A tear welled in Jablonski’s eye and he looked fearfully around him, whispering something that Archie could not make out. “What is that?” Archie asked gently. “The mine is gone.”“What?”“Gone… it’s not there anymore. It’s… it’s…” A tear streaked down the red handprint that Archie had left on his face and he felt guilty for slapping the man. When they got to the mine, a crowd of flinty-faced men, pale from long hours in the depths, stood in clumps stealing glances at the mine entrance and muttering evil things in German and Polish. From the outside, the mine was clearly there. Archie turned to a few of the miners and asked, “What has happened here? Is someone hurt?” The men shook their heads sullenly and turned away. Jablonski said, “It’s just gone…”“What do you mean GONE!” said Archie. “You mean there’s been a cave-in? Is someone hurt?”“No, Mister, sir. It’s something else. Something else in there I mean. In its place. None of us want to go in there. It’s… an unholy place.”“What do you mean an unholy place? Have you lost your mind? For God’s sake man, start talking sense,” Archie asked, but he could see by the fear on the men’s faces that Jablonski believed what he was saying, and the men did too. “Not for God’s sake, Mr. Sir,” said Jablonski. “You go see.”“Superstitious b******s,” said Pulaski, the Foreman, as he burst out of his office, “You’d scarcely even call them civilized Christians if they weren’t crossing themselves all the time. Good workers, for the most part — more trustworthy than the Chinee we run on the second shift. But the damned Popery is what does it. All the costumes and incense and Latin mumbo jumbo.” “Ah Pulaski,” said Archie, happy to see a relatively sane man, “What is going on here?”“I can’t get ‘em to come to work, and when I do round enough of ‘em up to put together a shift, they go in and come right back out again.” “It does appear to be there to you, doesn’t it? The mine, I mean,” asked Archie.Pulaski looked at Archie like he was the crazy one. “The damn entrance is right there. Come on!” said the Foreman, “Let’s go see what Jablonski is so afraid of.” And he handed Archie a fine brass miner’s lamp. As they walked to the mine, the pale-faced men parted silently and let them pass.Archie followed Pulaski into the mine, stepping carefully along the minecart rails. For the first twenty feet it seemed like every other mine Archie had ever been in, but soon the walls changed composition. The bare rock gave way to huge blocks of greenish-grey stone set without benefit of mortar. The minecart rails stopped suddenly and he was walking on a floor paved with the same stone. “What the hell?” asked Pulaski.Archie, a fine Anglican, fought off an urge to cross himself. The passage they were in opened up into a gigantic, vaulted hall, that the lamplight could not reach the top of. “Jesus Christ,” said Pulaski.Archie said, “By the look of it, I would say this was a temple to a far older God.”They played their lamps along the walls, but the feeble light didn’t allow them to make out the carvings or decorations there. What Archie could make out disturbed him. Glimpses of hideous flying creatures snatching up tiny human figures.Pulaski muttered, “We need light.” He strode back to the hallway and yelled, “Jablonski! Bring all the lamps!”“No Mister, Sir!” came Jablonski’s voice echoing back through the tunnel.“I need light, you superstitious Polack!”“It’s not natural boss, you come out of dere.” Archie stepped further into the room and played his flickering lamp along the walls. In the gloom, he saw strange, bas-relief carvings. Human figures warring with bestial, ape-like creatures in one frieze. In the next, another band of humanoids were beset by creatures that seemed little more than masses of tentacles. The argument in the tunnel reached a fever pitch. “Jablonski, I swear. If I have to come out there and get those damn lamps…” “Lamps, amps, mps, ps…” the word echoed in the depths of the mine. Mine? Chamber? Temple? City? Whatever this was, it was built on a gigantic scale and with painstaking craftsmanship. What was it for? How did it come to be here? Feeling immeasurably ancient and yet… somehow. Archie’s curiosity drew him deeper into the darkness of the massive room.“Goddamn it Jablonski! If you don’t fill that minecart with lamps and wheel it in here right now…” cried the Pulaski. “Ow ow ow ow…” echoed strangely through the chamber. And underneath it, Archie thought he heard something else, An answering sound from deep in the darkness. He could not be sure because it was obscured by Pulaski muttering, “And if there’s not some goddamn silver somewhere in here, Jablonski is going break the news to DuMont.”Archie looked back towards the entrance. Pulaski was silhouetted against the last feeble remnants of daylight that struggled in from the mine opening. Behind him, he heard a hollow clomp from deep below, but when turned back around, the sound did not repeat. At the edge of the feeble light cast by his mining lantern, Archie made out a large, static shape looming in the darkness. Even as fear pulled him backward, his curiosity drove him forward. Shaking a little, he advanced into the darkness. There he found what he thought to be a large sarcophagus, or perhaps altar, in the center of the room. He moved closer and saw that there were chips and deep gouges in the surface of the ancient, evil-looking stone. Large rings were fitted in the sides which were covered with incomprehensible lettering and horrifying pictographs. A few threads of rotting hemp rope dangled from one of the rings. He walked around to the long end of the stone altar and it all became horrifyingly clear to him. He saw where the grooves in the top led to a single downspout. He saw where the container would have been placed to collect the blood of a sacrificial victim. What unholy god or demon was this place consecrated to?Even as his emotions recoiled from what he saw, his scientific training kept him asking questions and gathering data. In a bizarre act of crumbling sanity, he started counting the marks in the surface of the altar. There were hundreds. But surely every sacrifice hadn’t left a mark. Many, many people had died on this altar.He stood, swaying with the horror of it all, yet still curious. He tried to read the characters carved into the side of the altar. The runes and glyphs were unknown to him but seemed tantalizingly on the edge of his understanding. And the more of the carvings he saw the closer comprehension seemed to be. It was like a word stuck on the tip of his tongue that he wished to spit forth into the world with a scream. Archie broke out in a sweat, spiking a fever from nowhere. Then he heard a chant as if the entire room was filled with unseen worshipers. He looked around and no one was there. Yet he heard them, crowding in close around him, the chant little more than a whisper, yet massive from the number of people crowded around him, fervently praying. Praying to what? Praying for what? The sound surrounded him. Smothered him. He felt unable to move. “Hey, Mister. What you got there?” he heard the Pulaski ask him from a long, long way off. Then Archie went blind. He could feel the warmth of his lamp still burning in his hand, but all he could see was darkness. And, in the darkness, he had a vision of a monstrous creature, a power of the Earth before the time of Man. It was mostly bat, but among its leathery features, Archie could make out a glimpse of sentience in its strangely human eyes. Was it a chimera? Or a horrid beast that evolution had forgot? He felt the pull of this creature, its immense mind, its burning eyes, an ancient, undying thing that whispered the promise of secret knowledge, life eternal, and power in exchange for blood. “Mister are you okay?” asked Pulaski, shaking his shoulder. Archie struggled to answer the question. When he opened his mouth to speak he heard the sound of claws on stone and the rush of stale air across leathery wings. “I… I… I’m fine” lied Archie, “I think I just need some fresh air.“Archie was proud that he had not run screaming to the sunlight at the end of the tunnel. When reached the outside the world seemed bright and normal yet somehow smaller than the vast, hungry darkness inside the temple. He staggered through the dusty yard and the miners looked at him with fear and concern. He could still hear the sound of wings. He looked around him frantically and realized that this too was hallucination or vision — as the vision of the sacrifice had been. But knowing something intellectually and getting rid of fear are two very different things. He plunged his head deep into a water trough. It was still frigid from the high desert evening and he felt the bones in his skull pop with the cold. But the ache he felt was real and it blocked out the visions of death and leathery wings. He held his head under the water until his lungs screamed for air. He flung his head up, shaking and flinging water all around him as he struggled to regain his breath. Pulaski, Jablonski, and the rest of the miners watched him with fear.“Mr. Croyton, are you all right?” asked Pulaski.Archie ignored the question. He stared at the black hole of the mine entrance like a duelist and said, “Torches! We need torches. And men to carry them.”He saw many of the miners recoil in horror. And who could blame them? Horror was what lay beneath that hill. Ancient, unknown evil. But it was not the remnants of a bestial faith that Archie found terrifying, but The same irrational, superstitious, darkness that had held humanity back since the dawn of time. And now that he was faced with it in its purest, most powerful form, he decided that he would not be afraid. There was a truth to it and it could be brought to daylight. And he would do it. Archimedes decided that whatever the cost, he would rather know, than fear blindly. When Pulaski hesitated, Archie took charge. He pointed at the men and then to the shoring timber. “You men, split that wood into f*****s, three feet long should be enough, and find rags, fabric, anything we can soak with oil. Mr. Pulaski, no one goes into that mine until I get back.” Pulaksi looked at the terrified miners and said, “I don’t think that’s going to be an issue.” As Archie turned and walked away, Pulaski asked, “Where are you going?”“To assemble a company.”Archie walked across the street and into the staging yard where the teamsters were camped. A few of the teamsters had pitched tents, but MacAllister, true to his word, was passed out under his own wagon, still drunk from the night before. “Gentlemen,” Archie barked, the horror in him driven off by the joy of the words growing inside him, “And such unfortunate ladies as there may be. Stand and be counted. Adventure awaits.” He was greeted by a litany groans and of curses. From beneath the wagon MacAllister, said, “The horses are done in. The women have been rode hard and put up wet. The squadroon is in no condition to haul. Begging your poxy, arse-riddled pardon, sir.”“The only cargo I require to be moved is your insolent carcass across the street. I’ve need of men to explore a ruined temple.”“Ruined temple,” asked MacAllister, opening one bloodshot eye into the light of a new day. Is there treasure then?”Dr. Krupp was certain that he was going to die. Slowly, painfully, most likely when his gunshot wounds became infected, but certainly, it would be death. He drank Dr. Bartoleermere the Second’s Magic Elixir as a desperate man clutches at fragments of his wrecked ship. Even after he had seen the miraculous recovery of Penelope Miller on the riverbank, even though his life depended on it, the snake oil salesman could not bring himself to believe that his elixir actually worked. He swallowed the foul-tasting liquid and sighed hopelessly. Standing above him, Jean DuMont watched all this with detached fascination. “Why did you shoot me?” asked Dr. Krupp. “I need to know how much of a fraud you were.”“You coulda just asked,” said Dr. Krupp, almost breaking into sob at the end. “I prefer to take my chances with other people’s lives.” “Jesus, this hurts!” “Ah,” said DuMont, hitting Krupp in the leg with his cane, “So it does not work and you are a fraud after all.”Krupp nodded once, tears streaming down his face, but then his eyes grew wide. He felt a warming sensation in his stomach, and a light, euphoric feeling all over. He giggled, then tore his shirt open. He wiped the pooled blood away and found that the wound had healed. He laughed again and stood up, smiling at Jean DuMont.“I’m okay. I’m okay! I’m going to live.”“Quite remarkable,” said Jean DuMont. “What is the formula?”“I don’t even know. I just bought it from a brewery in San Francisco,” said Dr. Krupp, just giddy from being alive. “Ah,” said Jean Dumont, “Pity.”“But I still have plenty of bottles to sell you! Though I’m going to charge you more since you shot me.”DuMont produced his other derringer from his right coat pocket and shot Dr, Krupp again. This time in the head. Krupp died instantly and fell to the ground. Not giving Krupp another thought, DuMont removed another bottle of elixir from the wagon and drank it. He was immediately overcome with a coughing fit. He hacked and hacked and hacked, bringing forth hunks of diseased, black lung tissue and spitting them onto the ground like strange, foul-smelling mushrooms He fell to his knees, wracked with pain, and vomited blood into the dirt. Then he tried to rise, staggered a few steps, and fell down. He rolled onto his back and drew his coat sleeve across the bloody mess of his mouth. Then he took a deep breath, exhaled it, and smiled. His lungs were clear and free of consumption. He rose, laughing like a madman. Get full access to Patrick E. McLean at patrickemclean.substack.com/subscribe

HOES BY ASSOCIATION
EP.15 PITY PU$$Y

HOES BY ASSOCIATION

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 63:18


Okay, so this is being uploaded weeks after it was recorded. We were joined by Khaos Klub leader BEV! We put the birthday dinner conversation to rest and so much more toxic yet healing shit. Follow The Host on IG Ivy: @IvyLikeBlu Nyj: @6gawddd SUBMIT AN ANONYMOUS HOE TALE! "HEUAX TALES" must consist of 1 or more things: - lessons learned from doing hoe sh#t. - some hoe sh*t you had no business doing - some hoe sh*t you did for the first time - some hoe sh*t that wasn't said above SUMBIT HERE: HBAHoeHotline@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hoesbyassociation/support

The Don't Quit Podcast
Choosing paths, stopping pity, and positive outcomes

The Don't Quit Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 17:33


Support The Don't Quit Podcast by visiting TyypoPrints, making dreamers into achieves through motivational art prints. Use promo code: Podcast at the checkout to get 10% off your next print. Email the Host, Nick Mann, at Nick@TyypoPrints.com Check out the official The Don't Quit Podcast: TDQPodcast.com Follow the show on Instagram: @TDQPodcast Follow the host on Twitter @MannDesigner If you enjoyed this episode, please give a review on Apple Podcasts. Thank you for listening!

Two for Tea with Iona Italia and Helen Pluckrose
Episode 124 - Oliver Burkeman - Time Management for Mortals

Two for Tea with Iona Italia and Helen Pluckrose

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022 71:35


Visit Oliver's website: https://www.oliverburkeman.com/ Follow Oliver on Twitter: https://twitter.com/oliverburkeman Oliver's most recent book ‘Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals': https://www.amazon.com/Four-Thousand-Weeks-Management-Mortals/ Oliver's book ‘The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking': https://www.amazon.com/Antidote-Oliver-Burkeman-author/ Oliver's book ‘HELP!: How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done': https://www.amazon.com/HELP-Become-Slightly-Happier-More-ebook/ References Samuel Johnson's 1751 essay on procrastination, ‘Idleness and anxious and miserable state': https://www.johnsonessays.com/the-rambler/no-134-on-procrastination/ Iona's Letter correspondence with Nir Eyal on technology and distraction: https://letter.wiki/conversation/266 Nir's book ‘Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life': https://www.amazon.com/Indistractable-Control-Your-Attention-Choose/ Visakan Veeraswamy's appearance on Two for Tea: https://soundcloud.com/twoforteapodcast/76-visakan-veerasamy-a-friendly-ambitious-nerd Ethan Strauss's article ‘Pity the Zoomer Athlete': https://houseofstrauss.substack.com/p/pity-the-zoomer-athlete?s=r ‘How to Live on 24 Hours a Day' by Arnold Bennett: https://www.amazon.com/How-Live-Hours-Day-Literature-ebook The Pomodoro Technique: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomodoro_Technique Timestamps 00.00 Opening and introduction. 1:47 Iona reads from Samuel Johnson's 1751 essay on procrastination, ‘Idleness and anxious and miserable state'. How it relates to Oliver's book ‘Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals'. 8:45 Procrastination as a timeless phenomenon, though technology and social media make it worse. Our desire to “not focus”. 9:46 A précis of ‘Four Thousand Weeks'. What leads us astray in our relationship with time? Do we try to avoid the unpleasantness of “finitude” - the knowledge that our time is limited? Are we just trying to avoid discomfort? 14:15 The feeling of “irreparable loss” when we waste time - and the cycle of feeling guilt at this, thus leading to more avoidance and procrastination. How do we navigate this cycle of distraction? 20:53 What is the escape from this cycle? Is there one? Or must we just accept its absurdity to gain liberation? 24:29 The pleasures of doing versus the pleasures of having done (dance vs academia). Do we vacate value from the present to the future? And: a diversion on the proprietary and Nir Eyal on distraction. How has our attention changed over the decades and centuries - has it gotten better or worse? 39:01 Is the self a “road to hell”? Self-improvement and efficiency vs absorption in something larger. Is the self overrated? 44:00 The problem with productivity hacks and self-improvement. The real route to freedom. One of Iona's mantras: you don't have to wait until tomorrow. 50:10 On neglecting the right things. 52:24 On FOMO, being a generalist vs a specialist, and trade-offs. 1:01:35 More on procrastination and how to beat it: theory vs practice. The Pomodoro Technique, setting maximums, and more. But beware: never think of such exercises as allowing you to transcend limitation - this is impossible. 1:07:47 Oliver reads a passage from ‘Four Thousand Weeks'. 1:10:42 Last words and outro.

The Jeff Ward Show
I Pity Ted Cruz

The Jeff Ward Show

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 15:37


Ted Cruz wasn't getting enough attention this week. So he picked a fight with Mr. T on Twitter after Mr. T tweeted about his second COVID-19 booster vaccine. While moving out of the White House, Donald Trump took something that he shouldn't have. He took several boxes labeled “Top Secret” to his home in Palm Springs. And he didn't even try to hide them. Thanks to Supreme Lending for sponsoring this podcast! https://get.johnmcclellan.com/austin-mortgage-1/ Thanks to Aura for sponsoring this episode! aura.com/jeff Thanks to Spec's Wines, Spirits and Finer Foods for sponsoring this podcast! https://specsonline.com/  Jeff Ward's experience, insight, and unique perspective on football is always in demand. The audience starves for his fearless, agenda-free, and irreverent take on the teams and storylines that matter most. Now, fans can get a steady diet of his football knowledge with regular segments titled “Six Minutes of Football." Follow The Jeff Ward Show on social media: Twitter Instagram Facebook   Jeff Ward is a highly decorated former NCAA football player with extensive ties to the University of Texas. He's been nominated as an Outstanding Young Texas Ex, and while a student at The University of Texas, he was a four-year Letterman in football, a football team captain, a member of the Athletics Director's Academic Honor Roll, a three-time all-conference football player, and a two-time All-American football player. He's among the top five all-time leading scorers at The University of Texas, and he's the NCAA record holder for game-winning field goals. He was selected in the 1988 NFL Draft to play football professionally. The podcast market is oversaturated with NCAA and NFL football content but with Jeff, you get the educated perspective of someone who's lived it.    Jeff has been appearing on both national news and local (Texas-based) news platforms to discuss sports, politics and economics for over 20 years. Jeff's time at The University of Texas provided him with knowledge of worldwide economics, marketing strategies and the economics of sports, particularly with NCAA Football. With the NCAA always finding itself involved in hot-button issues, Jeff Ward explains what's going on behind the scenes.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mama Bear Apologetics
MBA PODCAST 71: I Pity the fool: Intro to Why the Resurrection Matters for our Kids Faith

Mama Bear Apologetics

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 36:36


INTRODUCTION: Today's guest, Tricia Scribner, joins us to talk about apologetics and being a grandmama bear. Just in time for Easter, Tricia and Hillary dive into the a discussion about the resurrection. This is a topic of first importance. SUMMARY OF TOPICS DISCUSSED: A Reading from 1 Corinthians 15:1-9 (ESV) A Discussion of the Foundational […] The post MBA PODCAST 71: I Pity the fool: Intro to Why the Resurrection Matters for our Kids Faith appeared first on Mama Bear Apologetics.

Side Hustle School
#1910 - Failure Friday: “My first customer bought out of pity…”

Side Hustle School

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 7:51


In this week's Failure Friday segment, we hear from a Tasmanian seller of reusable cutlery. Business is going well now, but her early experiences at the local farmers market were discouraging.  Side Hustle School features a new episode EVERY DAY, featuring detailed case studies of people who earn extra money without quitting their job. This year, the show includes free guided lessons and listener Q&A several days each week. Show notes: SideHustleSchool.com Email: team@sidehustleschool.com Be on the show: SideHustleSchool.com/questions Connect on Twitter: @chrisguillebeau Connect on Instagram: @193countries Visit Chris's main site: ChrisGuillebeau.com If you're enjoying the show, please pass it along! It's free and has been published every single day since January 1, 2017. We're also very grateful for your five-star ratings—it shows that people are listening and looking forward to new episodes.