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    The Mistress Carrie Podcast
    The Mistress Carrie 'Sit Rep' 08-12-2022

    The Mistress Carrie Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 5:08


    This is the Mistress Carrie Situation Report! The 'Sit Rep' your daily Entertainment headlines, Industry Info, and everything ROCK, all in under 5 minutes! 08-12-2022. The Mistress Carrie Podcast, a proud member of the Pantheon Podcast Network!  South ParkTommy LeeAnne HecheGlobal Citizen ConcertMegadethJon BatisteThe EaglesAretha DocSpotifyRage Against The MachineOzzyNew films in theaters this weekNew Releases This Week Hard Rock and Metal ReleasesFind Mistress Carrie online:Official WebsiteThe Mistress Carrie Backstage Pass on PatreonTwitterFacebookInstagramYouTubeCameoPantheon Podcast Network

    Off The Script w/JDfromNY
    AEW Dynamite 8/10/22 Review w/JDfromNY | Quake By The Lake, CM Punk Returns To Confront Jon Moxley, Darby Allin & Brody King Coffin Match, AEW Announces Full Trios Tournament & Young Bucks Want Hangman But He Wants Dark Order

    Off The Script w/JDfromNY

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 155:50 Very Popular


    AEW Dynamite 8/10/22 full show review, results, highlights, and livestream post show with JDfromNY on Off The Script. JDfromNY reviews AEW Dynamite "Quake By The Lake" for Wednesday August 10th, 2022. CM Punk is BACK before AEW All Out! CM Punk returns to AEW after breaking his foot a few weeks back, and now CM Punk vs Jon Moxley is upon us.  Jon Moxley defends the AEW Interim World Heavyweight Championship against Chris Jericho. Darby Allin challenges Brody King to a "Coffin Match". Jade Cargill defends the AEW TBS Championship in an Open Challenge against Madison Rayne. Ricky Starks takes on Aaron Solo, and The Lucha brothers battle Andrade & Rush in a Tornado Tag Team Match.  Join the Off The Script VIP Club: https://www.youtube.com/c/JDfromNY206/join Socials 

    Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald
    Bama Rush, Britney's Sons and Ariana Grande Favoritism

    Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 90:32 Very Popular


    Big announcement! I am coming to see you! Get tickets at heathermcdonald.net How can Pete Davidson alter his tattoos, and what to do with his career? Britney goes after her teenage boys, calling them rude and hateful. Comedian, Dane Cook, had parties at his home where teenage girls were in constant attendance. Did Melissa of RHONJ cheat? Jennette McCurdy's book is out, and she tells of her jealousy toward Ariana Grande. Anne Heche's and other recent deadly car crash in LA. Gabby Petito's parents are suing for $50 Million. Alabama Rush is here, and I share my sorority secrets. I predict Nene Leaks will never work at Bravo again. The Armie Hammer documentary is here. Did he and Erika Jayne date? Victoria Beckham's beef with her daughter-in-law will never happen with me.  Get extra juice on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/juicyscoophttps://heathermcdonald.net/Support our sponsors:https://www.betterhelp.com/HEATHERlivingproof.com/juicy bestegg.com/juicyMedterracbd.com/JUICYhttps://sleepnumber.com/JUICYworthy.com/JUICYUse code JUICY for 15% off on theouai.com

    Total Spotfest Wrestling Podcast
    CM Punk Returns! Dynamite: Jericho-Moxley, Madison Rayne, plus Dexter Lumis back in WWE?

    Total Spotfest Wrestling Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 84:22


    JJ and Jamie discuss the past week in wrestling, including the return of CM Punk on AEW Dynamite!  They also talk about the Lionheart, Chris Jericho giving Jamie ANOTHER Liontamer in his fight with Jon Mexley, Madison Rayne's AEW Dynamite debut, Brody King and Darby Allin's Coffin Match, Lucha gloriousness with the Lucha Bros, Andrade, and Rush, plus, is WWE making enough positive changes to it's programming to win back JJ and Jamie?Check out this week's Independent Wrestler Spotlight, Shazza McKenzie:Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Shazza_McKenzieALL her links:  https://linktr.ee/ShazzaMcKenzieAlso, please sign the petition to keep the Missouri Athletic Commission out of Pro Wrestling:  chng.it/v8ZJCBSZXL

    The Don Tony Show / Wednesday Night Don-O-Mite
    Wednesday Night Don-O-Mite 8/10/22 (Punk Returns!)

    The Don Tony Show / Wednesday Night Don-O-Mite

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 131:17


    Wednesday Night Don-O-Mite (08/10/2022) hosted by Don Tony and presented by Blue Wire and Pro Wrestling TV Some Topics Discussed: AEW Dynamite: Quake By The Lake Recap: CM Punk Returns, Moxley v Jericho, Coffin Match CM Punk returns to AEW TV & next week will set up Unification Match vs Jon Moxley at All Out Chris Jericho goes full blown 1996 Lionheart on AEW Dynamite, and it was awesome (pics) AEW World Trios Championship Tournament Brackets revealed Tony Khan's gets away with another verbal gem addressing lack of TV time for many stars AEW All Out 2022 PPV: Updated lineup, news and rumors Clarifying Dustin Rhodes' comments about AEW considering running two nights for PPVs Santos Escobar v Tony D'Angelo set for NXT Heatwave with a much too predictable stipulation? NXT Heatwave (8/16/22) Preview & Predictions (Five Matches announced) NXT 2.0 8/9/22 recap and TV rating We love Roderick Strong, but he has to be one of the most unintimidating legit wrestlers in NXT Solo Sikoa, Kris Statlander and Jamie Hayer injury updates Tai Conti undergoes in-ring name change (and for obvious reasons) Will Von Wagner join NXT 'Invasion' on Raw/SmackDown? AEW Battle Of The Belts III scores dismal rating AEW Rampage (8/12/22) & AEW Dynamite (8/17/22) previews ==== CLICK HERE to listen to WEDNESDAY NIGHT DON-O-MITE 8/10/22 Episode 140 online RIGHT CLICK AND SAVE to download the AUDIO version of WEDNESDAY NIGHT DON-O-MITE 8/10/22 Episode 140 CLICK HERE to access previous episodes for all shows ====

    Single Smart Female
    263 How To Date When You Are In A Rush Or Are Too Busy - Dating Help With Single Smart Female

    Single Smart Female

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 6:01


    Smart, successful, single women may find it challenging to find the time to date. But it may not be as difficult as you think if you are willing to address these pieces of your life. Find out in this episode of Single Smart Female   LISTEN HERE:   Important Links and Mentions in this Episode: […] The post How To Date When You Are In A Rush Or Are Too Busy – Encore Single Smart Female appeared first on Have Him Your Way with Jenn Burton.

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    Nostalgia Me This
    S6 Ep15: "Angels We Have Heard on High"

    Nostalgia Me This

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 51:56


    Cindy's back and Rush drops a bomb. It's a Holiday Episode!

    RNZ: Morning Report
    Rush on nominations as window closes for local government elections

    RNZ: Morning Report

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 3:12


    RNZ has learned that yesterday, hundreds of people put their name forward to become mayors, councillors, or local board members. Chief returning officer Warwick Lampp spoke to Guyon Espiner about what he describes as a "manic day" of receiving nominations.

    Geologic Podcast
    The Geologic Podcast Episode #775

    Geologic Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 46:48


     The Show Notes  IntroMusikfest is in full swing and rock and polka Geo's Unofficial Musikfest Bootleg: LOVE      1. Atlanta      2. Where Have You Been      3. Remora      4. Asked To Dance (Getting Grace)      5. Fifty Stories      6. My Thief (Costello/Bacharach cover)      7. How Do You Do?      8. Small Comfort      9. Happy Birthday Baby   Show close  Mentioned in the Show Musikfest gigs ...................................  SUBSCRIBE! You can sign up at the Geologic Podcast page or at Subscriber.GeorgeHrab.com where you can learn more about the perks of being a Geologist or a Geographer. If you've already subscribed, stop by Subscriber.GeorgeHrab.com to check out the archived content which we at the Geologic Universe are rolling out in phases. As always, thank you so much for your support! You make the ship go. ................................... Sign up for the mailing list: Write to Geo! A reminder that the portal to the Geologic Universe is at GeorgeHrab.com. Thanks to Joseph Kolasinski, our webmaster. Check out Geo's wiki page thanks to Tim Farley. Have a comment on the show, a Religious Moron tip, or a question for Ask George? Drop George a line and write to Geo's Mom, too!

    The Turnbuckle Tavern
    AEW Dynamite: CM Punk Returns! | Coffin Match Bloodbath!

    The Turnbuckle Tavern

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 181:20


    It's Thursday morning, and you know what that means! The Two Bad Chads are back to take you on a wild ride through the world of professional wrestling reviews. This week we are discussing AEW Dynamite: Quake by the Lake where we saw Darby Allin and Brody King in a Coffin Match, FTR joined Wardlow to take down Jay Lethal and crew, saw action from Jade Cargill, Lucha Brothers, Andrade, Rush, Luchasaurus and more, and to top it off we had Moxley and "Lionheart" Chris Jericho for the interim AEW Championship with the return of CM Punk to cap off the show. We also bring a brand new Freemz Fab 5 and Call The Hoch. As always, follow theturnbuckletavern.com for all your Tavern needs!

    WhatCulture Wrestling
    AEW Dynamite Quake By The Lake Preview - Jon Moxley vs. Chris Jericho! Darby Allin vs. Brody King! FTR's Return!

    WhatCulture Wrestling

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 33:39 Very Popular


    Check out our #AEWDynamite #QuakeByTheLake preview!Jon Moxley Vs. Chris Jericho for the #AEW Interim World Title!Darby Allin Vs. Brody King: Coffin Match!Rush & Andrade Vs. Lucha Bros: Tornado Tag!Jade Cargill Vs. Madison Rayne for the TBS Title!The return of FTR!Ricky Starks Vs. Aaron Solo: Battle between former partners!@WhatCultureWWE @AndyHMurray @MSidgwick See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Giggly Squad
    Giggling about bama rush, butthole bleaching, and the green line test

    Giggly Squad

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 58:26 Very Popular


    Hannah apologizes in advance for all the singing.NEW MERCH HERE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    All Things Covered with Patrick Peterson & Bryant McFadden
    Patrick Peterson offers Vikings Training Camp updates on Andrew Booth Jr, pass rush duo, Kirk Cousins, Week 1 preseason expectations and more

    All Things Covered with Patrick Peterson & Bryant McFadden

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 25:25


    Patrick Peterson is here to offer all that you need to know on Vikings Training Camp through 2 weeks. He discusses the early vibes around the team, what challenges him entering Year 12, his observations of rookie Andrew Booth Jr as well as the rest of the Minnesota secondary, what the team needs from Kirk Cousins and what to expect in the team's first preseason game this Sunday. 'All Things Covered' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Visit the All Things Covered YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/allthingscovered Get 20% off All Things Covered merch at the CBS Sports Store: https://store.cbssports.com/collections/all-things-covered?utm_source=podcast-apple-com&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=buy-our-merch&utm_content=all-things-covered-collection You can listen to All Things Covered on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of the All Things Covered podcast" or "Hey Google, play the latest episode of the All Things Covered podcast." Like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AllThingsCoveredPod Follow Pat on Instagram and Twitter Follow BMac on Instagram and Twitter Follow All Things Covered on Instagram and Twitter Produced by: @E_DeBerardinis For more NFL coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Dukes & Bell
    Who will step up for the Falcons pass-rush?

    Dukes & Bell

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 35:18


    (Hour 3 8-10-22) Dukes & Bell hit THE DAWG REPORT ft Connor Riley, discuss what the Falcons need to do to up their pass-rush, and we have some GUY TALK! 

    Conversations with a Wounded Healer
    194 - Charles Small - Debunking Misconceptions About CBT And Other Evidence-Based Practices (Plus there's singing!)

    Conversations with a Wounded Healer

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 69:16


    I do not like CBT. Don't worry; I won't break into a salty Dr. Seuss-esque rhyme deriding cognitive behavioral therapy (although I could). But then Charles Small, LCSW, would kindly call me and my objections to CBT in rather than out. I know this because that's how he's handled my grumbling in the past. He's one of those rare souls who can debate without derision, urging folks (like me) to hit pause long enough to trust his professional experience, reconsider the reams of evidence, and assess their (my) personal resistance through a more transparent lens. And you know what? Sometimes* I get it wrong about CBT.   Alright! Let's get ready to rumble! But not really. Our conversation isn't a CBT vs. NARM cage match. In fact (and I would only say this to you because we're friends), there are points along the healing trajectory where these two modalities intersect. "Where our actual locus of control is, for the most part, is in our behaviors,” says Charles. This mindfulness component is just one example. Another is CBT's non-judgemental approach. "It's not that there's this moral right or wrong. Instead, if I'm gonna choose the sort of person I wanna be in the world, what do my behaviors have to look like?"  *I still hate CBT, though. GUEST BIO Charles Small, LCSW, is a social worker providing therapy for adults at Cognitive Behavioral Associates of Chicago. Prior to private group practice, Charles worked with veterans of the US Armed Services at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center and the Road Home Program at Rush, where he provided evidence-based psychotherapy for the treatment of PTSD, Military Sexual Trauma, and Moral Injury. Charles is also a lecturer at Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice at the University of Chicago, offering courses on Social Work with Veterans and Evidence-based Therapies for treating PTSD. For full show notes, resources, and links to connect with our guest, visit: https://www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast *** Conversations with a Wounded Healer is a proud member of @mhnrnetwork. Let's be friends! You can find me in the following places... Website: www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WoundedHealr/ https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartTherapy/ Instagram: @headhearttherapy Twitter: @WoundedHealr @HeadHeart_Chi

    Eagles 360 Podcast
    August 10, 2022: Pass rush making progress

    Eagles 360 Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 3:42


    Ranked 29th in the NFL in 2021 at sacking opposing quarterbacks, the Eagles invested in improving their defensive pass rush. As the preseason opener against the New York Jets nears, edge rusher Haason Reddick says he is pleased with the progress that part of the defense has made to date.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Rabbi Sinclair Podcast
    The Power Of Prayer - Parshat Va'etchanan

    The Rabbi Sinclair Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 2:50


    Praying every day isn't easy. But if you've ever prayed well - even once - it leaves you a different person. In 1972, Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair opened SARM Studios the first 24-track recording studio in Europe where Queen mixed “Bohemian Rhapsody”. His music publishing company, Druidcrest Music published the music for The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1973) and as a record producer, he co-produced the quadruple-platinum debut album by American band “Foreigner” (1976). American Top ten singles from this album included, “Feels Like The First Time”, “Cold as Ice” and “Long, Long Way from Home”. Other production work included “The Enid – In the Region of the Summer Stars”, “The Curves”, and “Nutz” as well as singles based on The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy with Douglas Adams and Richard O'Brien. Other artists who used SARM included: ABC, Alison Moyet, Art of Noise, Brian May, The Buggles, The Clash, Dina Carroll, Dollar, Flintlock, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Grace Jones, It Bites, Malcolm McLaren, Nik Kershaw, Propaganda, Rush, Rik Mayall, Stephen Duffy, and Yes. In 1987, he settled in Jerusalem to immerse himself in the study of Torah. His two Torah books The Color of Heaven, on the weekly Torah portion, and Seasons of the Moon met with great critical acclaim. Seasons of the Moon, a unique fine-art black-and-white photography book combining poetry and Torah essays, has now sold out and is much sought as a collector's item fetching up to $250 for a mint copy. He is much in demand as an inspirational speaker both in Israel, Great Britain and the United States. He was Plenary Keynote Speaker at the Agudas Yisrael Convention, and Keynote Speaker at Project Inspire in 2018. Rabbi Sinclair lectures in Talmud and Jewish Philosophy at Ohr Somayach/Tannenbaum College of Judaic studies in Jerusalem and is a senior staff writer of the Torah internet publications Ohrnet and Torah Weekly. His articles have been published in The Jewish Observer, American Jewish Spirit, AJOP Newsletter, Zurich's Die Jüdische Zeitung, South African Jewish Report and many others. Rabbi Sinclair was born in London, and lives with his family in Jerusalem. He was educated at St. Anthony's Preparatory School in Hampstead, Clifton College, and Bristol University. A Project Of Ohr.Edu Questions? Comments? We'd Love To Hear From You At: Podcasts@Ohr.Edu https://podcasts.ohr.edu/

    Right-Side Up Leadership Podcast
    320 - Alan and Jonathan "Redefine; Go fast, but don't rush, knowing the difference"

    Right-Side Up Leadership Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 30:10


    What's the difference between going fast and rushing? How do you know when you need to speed up or when to slow down?  Moving fast isn't bad. As a leader you are probably accustomed to moving fast, it's part of leadership. However, there are times when moving fast turns into rushing and that's unhealthy.  On today's episode of our RE series Alan and Jonathan guide you though how to identify when to speed up, when to slow down and how to tell the difference between going fast and rushing.

    Sports Rush with Brett Rump
    Sports Rush 8/8/2022- Hour 2

    Sports Rush with Brett Rump

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 42:21


    In the second hour of Monday's edition of The Sports Rush, Brett breaks down the Colts' offensive recent offensive struggles in training camp, the Padres getting swept by the Dodgers and the big series that lies ahead for the Tincaps at Lake County this week. Later, he chats with Tincaps manager Brian Esposito about that series, the pitching performances of Jackson Wolf and Jose Espada and the recent form of Joshua Mears and Matthew Acosta. He also speaks with Dylan Sinn of the Journal Gazette about last week's Tincaps series against South Bend as well Notre Dame's starting quarterback battle. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Horn Austin
    Tyler McComas Host Of The Rush On 94.7 In OKC talks OU with B&E

    The Horn Austin

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 12:41


    Tyler McComas Host Of The Rush On 94.7 In OKC talks OU with B&E by The Horn 104.9 & AM 1260

    Sportstalk1400's Podcast
    Episode 1719: Bob Stoops joins The Rush to talk Cale Gundy's resignation

    Sportstalk1400's Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 13:41


    What the Health?!?
    What Is Sports Performance? (with Dave Heidloff ATC and Patrick Pauley ATC)

    What the Health?!?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 42:01


    Trying to dunk like LeBron but falling short? Striving to pace like Pre but lagging behind? Are you just attempting to do a decent downward-facing dog and your hamstrings WON'T STOP SCREAMING?Maybe you'd benefit from a Sports Performance specialist! Good thing we've got two of the best in the biz. Dave Heidloff, ATC and Patrick Pauley, ATC of the Sports Performance Center at Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH are here to fix what ails ya. They work with athletes of all shapes, sizes, and ages, and help folks understand how to optimize their athleticism. Whether you're training for the Chicago Marathon, or simply trying to prevent your 5th ankle sprain, Dave and Patrick can provide insight on performance enhancement and injury prevention.  Check it out and move easier :)Find more info at:https://www.rushortho.com/specialties/sports-performance-servicesAnd check them out on social:@morsportsperformance on Instagram/FB@MOR_SPC on TwitterALSO, we tease our new NAME CHANGE/REBRANDING to "Your Doctor Friends" and give you a heads up for TRAILER 2.0 which drops later this week! Keep an eye out and make sure to SUBSCRIBE so you don't have to go looking for us next week with our new name! No need to worry, LISTEN TO YOUR DOCTOR FRIENDS! ;)For now, find us at:Website: http://www.whatthehealthpodcast.comEmail: whatthehealthpodcast1@gmail.com (DON'T FORGET THE 1!)Call the DOCLINE at 312-380-5005. Leave us a message, we will listen and maybe answer/play it on the show!(Disclaimer: we will not answer specific medical questions or offer medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional with any and all personal health questions.)Social:Join our Facebook group- The Health Nuts!https://urlgeni.us/facebook/wthpod@what_the_health_pod (IG, TikTok)What the Health?!? Podcast (YouTube)@JeremyAllandMD (IG, FB, Twitter)@JuliaBrueneMD (IG)

    Music Lessons and Marketing
    How to Prepare Your Music School For the Fall Rush | EP 178

    Music Lessons and Marketing

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 25:13


    PARENTS AND KIDS ARE READY—ARE YOU? Every fall is a boom time for music schools. This fall could prove to be a boom like no other. Parents and kids are ready to get back into the groove of life with COVID becoming a more manageable crisis and schools dropping protective mandates. Is your music school in good shape to handle a sudden rush of new business? In this episode of Music Lessons and Marketing, I share an easy way to whip your music school's administrative systems and processes into shape in no time. davesimonsmusic.com

    Something for Nothing: A RUSH Fancast
    Ep. 154: Top 5 Rush Lyrics

    Something for Nothing: A RUSH Fancast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 48:45 Very Popular


    This week, philosopher Liz Swan returns to discuss our favorite Rush lyrics. You might remember Liz from episode 33, when we talked to her about a piece she wrote for Psychology Today about Neil Peart and how his words shaped her life. She was the first person we thought of to talk lyrics with, and we're thrilled to have her back on the podcast!

    The Charlie Kirk Show
    Rush Limbaugh, Russian Prisons, and the Rise of the New Right with Jack Posobiec & Ric Grenell

    The Charlie Kirk Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 33:41 Very Popular


    With less than 100 days until Midterms and given the ongoing Identity Crisis that still exists in the Post-2020 GOP, Charlie spends time doing a deep dive into the roots of the so-called "New Right" alongside Jack Posobiec—from Rush Limbaugh to Andrew Breitbart, how did we get here, what is our purpose, and how do we ensure victory? All of those questions are answered throughout the course of their discussion. Charlie also draws from the wisdom of one of the so-called "Founding Fathers" of our movement, as Jack would say: Rush Limbaugh—playing back tape from Rush's last public speech, given at TPUSA's Student Action Summit in 2019—and highlights how prophetic those three-year-old words have proven to be. But before all of that—Charlie is joined by a great American Patriot, Ric Grenell: former Ambassador to Germany and Acting DNI under President Trump—to discuss the current state of diplomatic relations under the Biden Regime as it relates to Brittney Griner and her nine-year prison sentence in Russia. Should we trade a "Moscow Merchant of Death" for a WNBA player who hates America? Is Joe Biden properly utilizing American leverage? Do we even have any leverage to speak of in the first place? What would Donald Trump do? Charlie and Ambassador Grenell dive deep into all of that and so much more more as they kick off this action-packed episode of The Charlie Kirk Show.Support the show: http://www.charliekirk.com/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Todd Herman Show
    DeSantis Vs. Soros: I Love This Episode 251 - Hour 1 DeSantis Vs Soros I Love This

    The Todd Herman Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 56:09


    THE THESIS: Ron DeSantis may not know it, but he is stewarding his leadership in as godly a way as I have seen in these times of universal deceit. He has suspended a so-called State Attorney who has refused to enforce State law unless it serves to destroy people. He is the same sort of State Attorney that George Soros has purchased all around the Country. DeSantis isn't fighting against flesh and blood, he's fighting against spirits and principalities. We must pray for the Governor, because the enemy will attack him with great rage.   THE SCRIPTURE & SCRIPTURAL RESOURCES:  Isaiah 49:15-16 15 “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast     and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget,     I will not forget you! 16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;     your walls are ever before me. Psalm 82:3-4 3 Defend the weak and the fatherless;     uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. 4 Rescue the weak and the needy;     deliver them from the hand of the wicked. Matthew 18:6 Causing to Stumble 6 “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Matthew 18:10 The Parable of the Wandering Sheep 10 “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven. THE NEWS & COMMENT: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspends 'Soros-backed' state attorney who refused to enforce abortion ban. DeSantis says Andrew Warren refused to enforce numerous Florida laws and wouldn't work with police [AUDIO] - Gov. Ron DeSantis is suspending State Attorney Andrew Warren, a Democrat, for vowing to not enforce prohibitions on sex changes for minors or restrictions on abortion "When you make yourself above the law, you have violated your duty." DA Suspended By DeSantis Quoted The Bible To Justify Charging A Pastor For Holding Church Services During [So-Called] Pandemic This so-called AG also refused to enforce the laws against injecting kids with wrong-sex hormones [AUDIO] - DeSantis on gender dysphoria: “They talk about young kids getting [what liars call] gender-affirming care. They don't tell you what that is. They're actually giving very young girls double mastectomies. They want to castrate these young boys. That's wrong...You don't disfigure 10, 12, y/o kids." AND, the best governor in America has banned the ESG Score con game for fund managers DeSantis Won't Allow Florida Fund Managers to Use ‘Woke' Banking's ESG Standards; “So, the upshot of all this is, we want to stop these kind of ‘masters of the universe' from trying to do through economic power what they cannot achieve at the ballot box. And it's really an end-run around democracy, where they're trying to impose these things.” Other Republicans better come to understand the stakes of the game [AUDIO] - “Why would you let a police station burn to the ground and not send in the troops?” Governor Tim Walz doesn't answer and a staffer intercedes for him. Meanwhile, in the land of ice cream, dementia and meth: [AUDIO] - White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre declares that it was "unconstitutional" for the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.  . . . Direct violation of the Hyde Amendment, right here: Biden signs executive order to support travel for abortions in latest move aimed at protecting access BLOCK 2 Ethical Skeptic: Now that the CDC data is resuming at least in part, we see that our two manmade aspects of the Covid disaster are in hot pursuit of the Civil War for largest human-created disaster ever in our history. (No, this chart should not be crafted 'per capita' - so don't ask) Rep. Thomas Massie is the first GOP office holder I have seen call out the criminals at Pfizer and he did it be responding to a tweet some 26 year old posted for the Figurehead  [AUDIO] -  San Francisco Public Health Officer says "Latinx men...are disproportionately impacted" by Monkeypox. "We are trying to achieve vaccine equity," Dr. Susan Philip said. [AUDIO] -  A fully vaccinated Canadian senior was given a 14-day quarantine order because she did not use the Trudeau Government's ArriveCAN app. “I shouldn't have to go through this, no Canadian should," she said. (Footage provided to @TrueNorthCentre by @canmericanized) [AUDIO] - 'We should cancel these communists immediately and say get out of my private life' Political commentator Eva Vlaardingerbroek reacts to Dutch banking CEO suggesting 'carbon wallets' should be introduced to regulate citizens' carbon footprints. THE LISTENERS Sarah: Regular listener here! I'm a homeschooling mom, RN and Pastor's wife. Was disappointed to hear that the “alternative “ community is using the phrase “God doesn't make mistakes” in an effort to affirm the homosexual lifestyle. Just wanted to share what I teach my kids in addition to the fact that God does not make mistakes. That is that, all that God calls sin in the Bible is His way of telling us how he did NOT make. God knows the proper care and feeding of his creation. Because he is a loving Father, he would never make us one way and then call it “sin.” Thank you for this show ---   ---   ---  Patrick: Your conversation with Giana Jesson was inspirational as my dad was adopted as a baby because his birth mom died 10 days later .It makes me realize how many lives would have not happened had he been aborted in 1916. ---   ---   ---  Maria: I just finished your episode with Gianna. Very moving. She is such an inspiration. Thanks for all you do. I love your show and I have learned so much listening to you. I love how you put God in the center. You have helped me see things in a way I never saw them before. God bless you! ---   ---   ---   Tom from Ellensburg, WA: Rating your show as you asked for: Hi Todd today you asked for some feedback on your shows.I would say that they have of late been been improving. This is really a feat on your behalf as your shows have always been great and very good. Keep up the good work I/we really appreciate what you do. No one will ever be Rush and I know you know that. But you you have that same ability that Rush did of being able to connect with so many and tell the world what so many of us deeply feel and know to be true. Your positive show today that showed that we were winning somewhere ,was refreshing. Rush always pointed out when we were winning and I always liked that. Keep up the good work, good job.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Locked On Panthers - Daily Podcast On The Carolina Panthers
    2022 Carolina Panthers Training Camp Day 8 & 9 Reactions: Matt Rhule Still Not 'In A Rush' To Name A Starting Quarterback

    Locked On Panthers - Daily Podcast On The Carolina Panthers

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 27:01


    Following the Carolina Panthers first padded scrimmage on Saturday, Panthers head coach Matt Rhule reiterated that he's "not in a rush" to name a starting quarterback or any roster decisions. Rhule did reveal that he would like to have some clarity following joint practices with the New England Patriots next week. Will a starter be named prior to the preseason finale vs. Buffalo? The Panthers avoided a significant injury as defensive end Marquis Haynes is only out day-to-day with a knee injury as opposed to a significant period of time. Haynes' scare only highlights the Panthers need at edge rusher. Will Panthers GM Scott Fitterer address that need this week? The injury bug has hit the cornerback room hard as Jaycee Horn still is battling back from injury and others like Keith Taylor and recently signed DB Duke Dawson are on the shelf. Is it time to be concerned about the overall depth of the position group? Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Dave Download the Dave app from the App store right now for an Extra Cash account and get up to 500 dollars instantly. For terms and conditions go to dave.com/legal. Instant transfer fees apply. Banking provided by Evolve. Member FDIC. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Dukes & Bell
    How much better will the Falcons' pass-rush be?

    Dukes & Bell

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 35:47


    (Hour 5 8-8-22) Dukes & Bell hit the TOP 3 AT 6, hear from Adetokunbo Ogundeji during his appearance on The Midday Show, and ask what is the song that gets you hyped?

    The Stock Trading Reality Podcast
    A “No Rush” Trading Approach

    The Stock Trading Reality Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 74:34


    The world of trading is a crazy place for several reasons. It's amazing how much money can be made (lost) in such small amounts of time. It's amazing how you can make (lose) these amounts of money from anywhere in the world assuming there is an internet connection. An often overlooked reason is the vast scale of strategy approaches ranging from extremely intense to extremely laid back. Our guest from the community, Robert, shares his journey and how he has ended up on the end of the scale requiring a laid back approach. Robert was not always at this point in the scale, but upon deeper reflection, this is what a trading journey essentially is, right? We are taking a journey across the strategy scale and trying to determine where our personal risk tolerance and comfort level belongs. Some people have fun going sky diving while others have fun reading a book about sky diving. Neither person is wrong, they're both having fun; but, what it does illustrate is how we all have varying risk tolerances. Robert needed to go through several ups and downs to figure out his place on the scale, but he's found a great groove at this point! He was kind enough to share some of his journey with us and I am confident you'll gain great access from it. Let's learn from Robert and his pathway to finding his “spot” on the strategy scale. 

    Arc Junkies
    237. Weld Labs II w/ Nate Bowman and Rush Kane

    Arc Junkies

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 55:01


    This is my first in-person interview in the new studio and my guest are none other than Nate Bowman and Rush Kane with @weldlabs they hung out at my school all last week and we had a blast burning and learning. Arc Junkies Website: https://arcjunkies.com Arc junkies Merch: https://shop.threadmob.com/arcjunkie/shop/home   Friends of the Show: Rockmount Research and Alloys, Inc. Rockmountwelding.com Instagram: @Rockmountwelding Use ARCJUNKIES10 for 10% off all Abrasives and Consumables Levrack Instagram: @lavrack Online: www.levrack.com                                                                               Everlast Welders Instagram: @everlastwelders  YouTube: Everlast Welders         Online: https://bit.ly/37xJstI Use Codeword ARCJUNKIES at checkout to get upgraded to a free Nova Foot Pedal and TIG Torch with the purchase of any machine that comes with a stock foot pedal and TIG Torch.   O2 Armor https://www.o2armor.com Use ARCJUNKIES10 at checkout and save 10% on your purchase Strong Hand Tools Stronghandtool.com/arcjunkies Instagram @Strong_hand_tools ISOTUNES: Instagram: @isotunesaudio Online: https://bit.ly/36s7aFj  Use ARCJUNKIES10 at checkout and save $10 on your purchase     Arc Junkies Podcast: Instagram: @Arcjunkiespodcast TIKTOK: @Arcjunkiespod Email: Show@arcjunkies.com

    Radio 1's Screen Time
    Ron Howard on Thirteen Lives

    Radio 1's Screen Time

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 15:50


    Thirteen Lives is the latest from Ron Howard - our legendary guest on this particular Screen Time episode - a movie that tells the tale of the 2018 Tham Luang cave rescue, with Viggo Mortensen and Colin Farrell as British cave divers Richard Stanton and John Volanthen respectively. Look forward to listening to Howard remark upon Ali's much-loved Rush t-shirt, as well as underlining just how tricky it is to recreate and shoot complicated cave dives, especially when the actors themselves want to do the actual diving.

    Fullyposeable
    Episode 341 Fullyposeable's “Cyber attack”

    Fullyposeable

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 55:32


    This week Scott goes over his pile of loot from BBTS, while Jef did it again and doubled up an order. In the news Chella Toys and Rush collectibles showed off their offerings. And the boys pulled some questions off the figs message that Steve Ozer clarified. In the nostalgia segment they go over WWE elite series 58. And they round it out with the listener segment.   Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Youtube, Snap chat and Facebook @Fullyposeable.  Instagram is @FullyposeableWFP.  You can email us any questions at Fullyposeablewfp@gmail.com.  Purchase our shirts and more at Whatamaneuver.net, Pro Wrestling Tee's and RedBubble.

    Nerd heaven
    Batman Begins - Detailed Analysis & Review

    Nerd heaven

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 67:21


    Batman Begins is my favourite standalone Batman movie. It set a precedent for the kind of grounded serious superhero movie that I would love going forward. So let's dig in an talk about it. Over the next three episodes, I'll be covering the Dark Knight Trilogy, but it all begins here with Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins. ----more---- (Player control to listen to this podcast at bottom of page) 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 92 of the podcast.   Today, we're talking about the movie Batman Begins.   The description on IMDB reads After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption.   The story for this movie was written by David S. Goyer The screenplay was written by Christopher Nolan. It was directed by Christopher Nolan And it first released in June 2005  In order to share my thoughts and reactions to Batman Begins, I need to very briefly talk about my past experience with Batman. Much like Superman, Batman has always been a part of my consciousness. I can't remember a time in my life before I knew about Batman. He was just always there.   The first version of the character that I actively remember engaging with was the 60s TV series, although I'm sure there was awareness before that. I wasn't alive in the 60s, of course, but I saw the show on repeats. Remember Saturday morning cartoons in the 80s? Our local TV station did their own Saturday morning show, and amongst all the cartoons, they always showed one live action show. At one point they showed the Beverly Hillbillies. At another point, it was Adam West Batman.   I enjoyed the show, but I think even at the time, I was aware that it was incredibly cheesy and silly. But to me, Superheroes were not silly. I took them very seriously.   When news of the 1989 Tim Burton movie came out, my ears pricked up. I didn't see the movie at the cinema. We just didn't really go to the cinema much when I was a kid. We watched everything on Video. And that's how I eventually saw this movie. But I remember seeing the marketing. And I had a hardcover book about the making of the movie. I remember looking at the darker aesthetic and thinking, wow. This is a gritter, more serious take on Batman. I was VERY interested. Would this movie take the character as seriously as I did?   When I finally saw the movie, I enjoyed it. It was more grounded. I liked how they explained the Joker's smile. He had to have his skin stretched after his accident, so he used makeup to make it less weird. At least, that's how I interpreted it. It wasn't until a few years ago that I realised that the normal skin tone was actually the makeup, and the white skin was real.   This movie was much closer to the kind of Batman I wanted, but it still had more campiness than I expected. Most of that came from the Joker. Seeing him prance about with his goons spray painting the museum, it felt like I was right back in Adam West land. But it was more than that. There was a thick veneer of un-realness over them, especially the second. It was the architecture, the people, the 1930s cameras, Penguin's father's monocle.   And the movies in that series got progressively more and more silly. I don't want to speak too disparagingly about that series, because there's lots of good stuff to like.   But when they announced that the Batman movies were getting rebooted, I was very interested once again.   And this time, they really were taking it seriously. Batman Begins was a more serious grounded Batman. This was a movie that took the character as seriously as I did. It treated him like a person and really fleshed out Bruce Wayne as much as it did Batman. This was EXACTLY what I'd been looking for. And to this day, Batman Begins is still my favourite stand-alone Batman movie. It'll be interesting to see if that still holds after I re-watch The Dark Knight, which I've only ever seen once. I say standalone because Batman V Superman was a multi-hero movie. But Batman Begins primed me for Zack Snyder's work. Batman Begins made me fall in love with the grounded serious Superhero movie. And I've never looked back.   So let's dig in and talk about it.   So the movie begins with a shot of the sky with bats flying everywhere, and Batman's logo revealed in the background. That logo is so recognisable that you really don't need any text. That's something the marketers knew even back in 1989.   Bruce is running around his garden as a child. Most Batman stories begin with Bruce walking through the alley with his parents at night, but this is a different take. This is Bruce before the tragedy. It's all bright colours and sunny. Bruce has a big smile on his face as he plays with his childhood friend Rachel. But he's a bit of a little ratbag. Rachel has found something cool, it's an old arrowhead, and he snatches it from her. It seems that child Bruce has developed a sense of, I can have what I want, because I'm rich. Not exactly the lesson his parents would want him to pick up, we'll see later that they're really good people. But this is an attitude that could easily develop in a child raised in an environment like this, unless much care was taken to help him unlearn that kind of stuff.   As Rachel chases him, Bruce falls through a hole into an old boarded up well. rachel runs to get help from her Mum, who is in Wayne Manor, which looks really cool. I'm surprised they didn't take more care to fence it off or something. This well connects to a cave system underground, and it is filled with bats. Young Bruce freaks out as they flap around his face, giving him a life-time fear of bats. This is an important element that will come back later in a way that I thought was really cool.   That's when we cut to Bruce waking up as an adult.   Now I've heard from some sources, some criticisms of this movie and it's realistic take. Pointing out that there are things in it that are far from realistic. Bruce's fall without apparent injury could be classed as one. Although we'll later learn that he did break his leg, but a bit more visible pain on his face would have helped.   For me, when I say I love this movie for its realistic take, it's not about every little moment being perfectly realistic. It's about the realistic take on the characters. It's about the world feeling like ours, rather than having that thick veneer of fakeness plastered over it like the previous movie series. As I said before, it's about this movie taking itself seriously.   This is a Bruce Wayne we've never seen. He's got a beard. He's lying in a foreign prison. Okay, What is going on here?   Most Batman stories do the parents' death and then cut straight to Batman fully costumed and operating in Gotham. But there's a big jump between those. How do you get from one to the other? That was the big promise of this movie. They were going to delve more deeply into Batman's origin story, a story that had never really been told on screen before. We see how Bruce as a young man goes off in search of his destiny, and finally finds it. Finds a way to deal with the pain of his parent's death, and ultimately, becomes the Batman we know. This was a story that was completely new to me, and I loved it.   We don't yet know what Bruce is in here for, but another of the prisoners has it out for him. Is bullying him. I quite like it when the bully refers to himself as the devil, and Bruce says, “you're not the devil. You're practice.”  That tells you so much about Bruce's mindset here. He's using everything around him, every experience, to learn and develop. To become what he wants to become. And that's very Batman.   We get to see a nicely done fight scene. It's fierce and brutal. When the guards drag Bruce away “for protection” and then reveal it's not for him, it's for all the thugs he beat up, I audibly laughed. A little humour, but not the kind of humour that pulls you out of the seriousness of the scene.   Somebody is waiting for him in his cell. A well-dressed Liam Neeson calling himself Ducard. He says something very interesting. “Are you so desperate to fight criminals that you get yourself locked up so you can take them on one at a time.” This gives us a lot of insight into who Bruce is at the moment, and what's going on in his head. Did he deliberately get himself locked up in here? I wouldn't put it past this version of Bruce Wayne.   Of course, Ducard has figured out exactly who Bruce is. And he says he works for Ra's al Ghul, a name I hadn't heard before I watched this movie the first time.   Bruce has been exploring the criminal underworld, but in the process, he's become lost. Rotting in a foreign prison. He may be learning about criminals here, but he's certainly not going to do anybody any good.   Ra's al Ghul can offer him a path. Something he needs but isn't yet convinced about. The path of the League of Shadows.   Ra's al Ghul shared Bruce's hatred of evil. He can provide a way to serve true justice. So a vigilante. Bruce isn't sure that's what he wants to be.   But Ducard sees al Ghul differently. A vigilante is just a man lost in the scramble for his own gratification. He can be destroyed or locked up. Kinda like Bruce right now. But if you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal, and if they can't stop you, then you become something else entirely. A legend. There's some good dialog in this film.   And now he's got Bruce's attention. Because he's offering a concrete way to become what Bruce really wants. A way to truly make a difference against the kind of evil, so rampant in his home city, that destroyed his life.   This is as good a time as any to talk about a theory I have. You see, the whole idea of a man dressing up as a bat to fight crime is absurd. It's ridiculous. You might even say, it's pretty stupid. So why does it work? How do you make it work?   When you're adapting a comic book to a movie, and you come across something in the comics that's silly, there's two main ways you can deal with it.   The first is to basically hang a lantern on it. This has become quite popular in recent time, but has been for a long while. The MCU did this when Hawkeye says “I'm fighting robots with a bow and arrow. None of this makes any sense.” I really don't like this approach. It's the acknowledgement, of, this is silly, we know it's silly, but let's just go with it, yeah?   Even Zack Snyder's Justice League does this a little bit, when Aquaman derides Bruce for “dressing up like a bat” and later says “I dig it.”   At the other extreme, you've got the approach that Batman Begins takes. When you find something that's silly, you either find a way to make it work, to make it less silly, or you eject it.   An example of this is the penguin. I believe Christopher Nolan has been quited as saying that The Penguin would never have worked in his trilogy because the character just wouldn't fit with the more realistic take he'd developed.   But right here, in this scene, we're seeing that Batman Begins is going to try to explain why an orphaned boy grows into a man who eventually wears a bat costume, in a way that doesn't feel silly. And for me, personally, it works really well.   Ducard has arranged for Bruce to be released from prison tomorrow. He's instructed to find a rare flower that grows on the mountain. If he can pick one, and bring it to the top of the mountain, he may find what he's been looking for all this time.   I'm liking the character development they're already doing with Bruce. He knows he's looking for something, and he's been stumbling around the world trying to find it, but so far he's failed. This is exactly the kind of person that Ra'as al Ghul would try to recruit. And yes, Bruce may have finally found what he's been searching for.   The scenery in this next sequence is quite beautiful. The grassy plains and the snowy mountains.   He makes his way up the mountain, past villages. They warn him to turn back. I guess there are stories about the questionable people who live up at the top.   Bruce is being put through a physical challenge to reach his destination. It's one thing to want to fight injustice, but it's another to have the strength of body and will to do so. Bruce first has to prove himself capable. Which he does.   Bruce finds an old asian man sitting in a chair when he finally reaches his destination. “Ra'as al Ghul?” he asks. And you'll notice the man doesn't answer. He speaks in another language, and Duard translates. I'm not sure exactly what country this is. I get the impression it's somewhere like Tibet or maybe Nepal.   Bruce is asked “What are you seeking?” “A means to fight injustice. To turn fear against those who prey on the fearful.” Bruce sounds like somebody who has already given a great deal of thought to the answer to that question. We know he's been seeking this for some time.   He presents the flower to Ducard.   “To manipulate fears in others, you must first learn to control your own.” Which seems to make sense.   Bruce can barely stand after his climb, but is still expected to defend himself. Ducard is testing him. He learns that Bruce is afraid, but not of him. Bruce has been in fights with thugs so many times before. He used to that. When Ducard asks him what he fears, we cut back to that childhood memory. Being rescued from that cave full of bats.   We learn here but Bruce did indeed break a bone, so points back for the realism thing. We also see that Rachel's mother works for Wayne as a maid. Importantly, we see Bruce hand the rock back to Rachel as they go past. It seems he's learned a lesson of sorts through this experience. Maybe life isn't all about having everything you want, and taking the things you desire from others.   His father is trying to impart an important lesson to Bruce. “Why do we fall? So we can pick ourselves back up.” That's a lesson that adult Bruce has really taken to heart, which is how he's survived so long in this lifestyle. But he'll have to re-learn it later.   In this scene, we get our first glimpse of Michael Caine as Alfred. Superhero movies are usually cast with unknowns. That makes a lot of sense, especially for the titular heroes. But Christopher Nolan deliberately cast a lot of big name stars in this movie. Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Katie Holmes.  Nolan's thinking was, why shouldn't a superhero movie deserve to have the very best actors available. Of ourse, star power isn't always directly equal to acting ability, but these actors all do amazing jobs in their roles in this movie.   I was a little sceptical about someone as famous as Michael Cain playing Alfred. Would I really be able to see the character through the famous face? But it absolutely worked for me. All these actors sold me on their characters, and after this, I couldn't imagine anybody else ever playing Alfred. Who could possibly top Michael Cain? Of course, then Jeremy Irons blew me away in Batman V Superman, but that's another story.   Bruce is having recurring nightmares about the bats. They've really scared him. His father explains that they attacked him because they were afraid of him. All creatures feel fear - especially the scary ones. This conversation will really shape who and what Bruce will become.   And then his father shows him a pearl necklace he plans to give Bruce's mother. That's ominous. We know what those pearls mean. Right?   The next scnene gives us some great insight into who Thomas Wayne is. He's not only a good father, he's a good man. The people of Gotham have been going through hard times. He's used his money to provide cheap transport for the city, and he's not above using it himself, by the way. He owns Wayne Enterprises, a big successfully company, but he doesn't take an active role in running it. Instead, he chooses to spend his time working in a hospital as a doctor. In his own way, Thomas Wayne is a hero. He instilled a lot of values into his son.   There's been one or two interpretations of Thomas Wayne where he's a corrupt businessman. Not a nice guy at all. And while I appreciate the grittiness of that approach, I prefer this version of Thomas. The idealistic nice guy who established a legacy for Bruce to follow.   And notice that Thomas is wearing a tuxedo, and Martha is wearing the pearls. We know what's coming.   The actors in the opera seem to be dressed as bats. It's freaking poor Bruce out. There's a little exchange between father and son. First of all, he says “Can we go?” And that just comes across as any restless child who is bored and wants to leave. My response to that would be a quiet firm “No.” But his face shifts and he says “please” in a pleading kind of way. And Thomas sees what's really going on inside Bruce. And being the good father he is, Thomas leaves the show, something he probably spent good money on, something he was probably enjoying himself. But for the sake of his child, there's no question.   Martha hasn't picked up on it the way Thomas did. She asks what is wrong, and Thomas covers for him. I'm not sure exactly why he felt the need to do that. Maybe so as not to embarrass Bruce over his fears. I got another chuckle when Thomas said “A little opera goes a long way, right Bruce.”   So they've left early and are walking through the alley, and that's when it happens. The inevitable moment that defines Bruce's life.   When the mugger appears, Thomas is calm. He's willing to hand over whatever this guy wants. Again this shows the man's values. He cares about his family far more than money. And he's trying to calm the mugger.   But when the wallet drops, the mugger gets jumpy. The mugger wants the jewelly as well. He raises his gun toward Martha. And suddenly it all happens so fast. The previously calm Thomas reacts on instinct. It's not about the pearls. Somebody is pointing a gun at my wife. I must protect her. He stands in front of her. The sudden movement spooks the mugger and he fires. It's all so tragic. They were so close to getting out of this without anybody getting hurt.   Somewhere along the way Martha is shot as well.   And the poor kid is left there in an ally all alone, next to the dead bodies of his parents.   And it's all because they left early. It's all because Bruce was afraid of the bats. That's got to hurt. This is a good addition to the mythology because it drives that knife even deeper into Bruce's heart. And it's that pain that pushes him to become Batman.    The death scene is done pretty well here, but I have to say, after seeing the version Zack Snyder did in Batman V Superman, well, this just can't compare to that. That haunting music! And the lack of blood seems to detract from the realism somewhat.   We get our first look at Commissioner Gordon, although he won't be a commissioner at all during this movie. Right now, he's just a uniform cop. Probably a constable. I don't know exactly how police ranks work in America. You can tell right away he's a good cop. He shows a lot of compassion and empathy for Bruce.   The detective delivers the good news. They got the guy who did this. But that's got to be very little comfort to a child who has just lost his parents.   One of the Wayne Enterprise executives promises they'll be watching over the empire until he's ready. Again, that's the last thing that Bruce cares about.   Bruce breaks down and admits the guilt he's feeling to Alfred. And we see the beginnings of the father figure that Alfred will be from now on. That's a dynamic that I really like.   Back in the present, Ducard asks Bruce if he still blames himself for his parent's death. He says that his anger outweighs his guilt. Honestly, I'm not sure which is healthier.   Bruce has buried his guilt with that anger, but Ducard is going to help him confront it and face the truth.   Next we get something of a training montage. Not quite a montage because there's snippets of dialogue through it.   Bruce has come a long way with his own training, but Ducard will take what he can do and take it to new levels. There are a lot of similarities between Batman, the way he operates, and a ninja. Both use stealth. This movie digs into that and outright makes ninja training a part of Batman's background. I imagine a lot of this is drawn from comics, but I'm not familiar enough to know exactly what. I'm still pretty early the comics-reading journey I recently started.   But it's all good stuff.   One little detail that I love is that during their sword fight, Ducard is wearing armoured spikes on his arms, these are a famous part of Batman's costume.    There is an emphasis on theatricality and deception. These also lead very naturally into what Batman will be and lend believability to the whole thing that I really appreciate.   When Bruce is shown a criminal in a cage, we get some insight into the zero-tolerance that the league of shadows have for crime. Ducard says “criminals thrive in the indulgence of society's understanding.” We'll see shortly the kind of justice that they believe in.   The next conversation explores this idea of guilt and blame.   Ducards says “Your parents' death was not your fault. It was your father's. He failed to act.” Bruce defends his father. “The man had a gun.” “Would that stop you?” “I've had training.” “The training is nothing. Will is everything. The will to act.”   So Ducard is placing the blame firmly on Thomas, for not having the strength of body and will to stop the mugger. This is a very interesting perspective.   The truth is, there are a thousand different things that contributed to them being there at that moment. Bruce's desire to leave early, their decision to go to the opera, Thomas's gift of jewellery to his wife, probably many factors that lead the mugger to choose that particular night, that particular alley.   But ultimately, the blame for his crime, in my opinion, has to fall on the mugger. He made the moral choice to steal from these people, and he made the moral choice to kill them. The responsibility for that crime rests on him.   There's another nice quiet character scene with Bruce and Ducard around a campfire. Ducard displays a keen insight into the kind of pain Bruce has at the centre of his life. The anger he has wrapped around the guilt. The way it has affected him. He shares a little of his own story. He knows Bruce's pain because he shares it, because of the death of his wife.   Then he says something important. “Your anger gives you power, but if you let it, it will destroy you.” And isn't that the truth!   When Bruce asks what helped Ducard, he says vengeance. And I'm going to have to dispute that one. From what I've observed, Vengeance rarely makes people feel better. It doesn't take away the pain. We talked about this in Stargate Universe when Rush took revenge on Simeon for killing Amanda Perry and Ginn.   Bruce says vengeance is no help to him. He asks why Bruce never took revence for his parents.   And that leads us to another flashback. Bruce is now a young man, probably just out of his teens. He's been attending Princeton, which I believe is a pretty high profile university, but he's back home with Alfred for a hearing. Related to the man who killed his parents. Justice works very slowly. But that's probably a good thing. If there's one thing where you don't want to risk making a mistake, it's the justice system. Sadly, of course, no matter how slow and careful they are, there are still mistakes made.    Bruce is not returning to Princeton. Apparently, he hasn't ingratiated himself to the staff there. But he can't see Wayne Manor as his home either. This is his father's house. A mausoleum. Alfred doesn't see it that way. This house has been home to six generations of the Wayne family. Many times, it has passed from parent to child. The child becoming the new master of the home. Moving into the master bedroom is symbolic of that. The only difference is, Thomas's death happened so young, and so tragically.   Bruce doesn't understand why Alfred cares so much. But Alfred cares very much about this family, and thinks of it as his own. We see the same thing with Jeremy Irons' Alfred too. Thomas made Alfred responsible for that which was most precious to him. Bruce. Alfred takes that responsibility very seriously.   And then we find out why Bruce has little regard for his future. We see what Bruce plans to do. He has a hand gun.   But there's a lot more to it than just wanting revenge for killing his parents. We learn that Rachel works for the DA, and the DA is letting the mugger, Chill, go free. He shared a cell with Carmine Falcone. He's testifying against that crime boss in exchange for early parole. So this isn't the sentencing after all. I Guess justice doesn't move THAT slowly.   This is hard one. I understand why the justice system needs to make deals like this. You reward the small fish for helping you catch the big fish. The truth is, Carmine Falcone is a much greater threat to the safety of the people of Gotham than Chill is. If they can bring down Falcone, then a lot of lives can be saved. A lot of crime can be prevented.   But what about Bruce? What about his parents? Where is the justice for them? That's why Bruce feels somebody should be there to represent his parents at this hearing. To remind the world that Chill's crime had consequences. That his crime broke Bruce's life in a way that can never be repaired.   And this is also why he's planning to take justice into his own hands with that gun.   I'm not sure I noticed this when the movie first came out, but watching it now, as a 44 year old, Rachel almost looks too young to be a lawyer. Katie Holmes was famous as a teenage actor in the TV show Dawson's Creek. I didn't watch that show at the time, but I saw a little of it with my wife some time later. I'm still very much seeing that teenager in her face here in this movie. Of course, this movie came out in 2005. It feels like it was just yesterday, but that's actually 17 years ago. My first child was born in 2005. Anyway, I guess the moral of that, which I'm trying to say is that Katie Holmes retained her youthful look, so good on her, and … well….I'm getting kind of old.   As the DA, makes his case, he mentions a depression. To my knoweldge, the only depression that has occured in the last few centuries, was the great depression between the two world wars. We've had a number of recessions, but that's a lesser thing, right? And depression isn't something that just affects one city. A depression affects nations. Multiple nations. So that's a departure from real-world history.   Chill speaks of his regret for his crime. Yes, he was desperate, but that doesn't change what he did. I believe his remorse. It comes across as genuine. After 14 years of paying for the crime, how could you not come to regret it?   We all know regret right. I've been torn up by regret over all sorts of things. But none of them close to the severity of what Chill did.   When the judge announces that a member of the Wayne family is present, and invites Bruce to speak, the actor playing Chill does some great stuff with his face, showing the emotion that the character is feeling in that moment. The shame and guilt. The regret. How do you face the living victim of your murder?   But Bruce doesn't speak. He stands and walks out. And gets his gun ready. Bruce walks toward Chill, gun hidden in his sleeve, but he never gets the chance. Somebody else shoots Chill dead. No doubt somebody working for Falcone.   Bruce and Rachel talk about the difference between justice and revenge. Bruce posits that sometimes they are the same thing. Rachel says that justice is about harmony. Revenge is about making you feel better. But Bruce points out her impartial system is broken, which, it is. We talked about that, the imperfection of humans.   So Rachel decides to give him a real lesson. She takes him into the slums. She shows him the people living in poverty. Falcone floods the streets with violence and drugs. He makes these people desperate. The real villain in Bruce's story may not be the man who pulled the trigger. It's Falcone, who made Chill desperate enough to want to steal. (Which obviously doesn't exonerate Chill for his terrible crime). Rachel knows exactly where Falcone hangs out. He's there in that bar every night. But through corruption and threats, he keeps the police at bay. Nobody will touch him. They're all too afraid.   This scene is foundational to Bruce becoming Batman. This movie shows there's so much more to it than just the death of his parents and training to be a ninja. There's some real depth to the story in Batman Begins, and I love it.   Bruce admits to Rachel that he's not one of her good people. Shows her the gun. She gives him the slap he deserves. And she's right. His father would be ashamed of him right now.    So Bruce storms right into Falcone's bar and walks up to the crime boss. I like how the first half of this movie uses Falcone as its primary antagonist. In the grand scheme of things, he turns out to be a minor foe for Batman, but at this point in his life, Falcone is an untouchable, insurmountable foe to Bruce.   The conversation between Falcone and Bruce is fantastic. More great dialog. Falcone has the kind of power where he wouldn't hesitate to shoot Bruce in the head, right here, in front of cops and judges. That's power. The power of fear.   In a few quick sentences, he reminds Bruce how much he actually does have to lose. Rachel, his butler. He thinks he knows pain, but he knows nothing of desperation. It's ironic that Falcone is the cause of so much desperation in this city, but he understands it. He lives amongst it. Bruce doesn't yet comprehend that type of desperation.   But as we've seen earlier in the movie - he will.  This encounter with Falcone is the impetus he needs to go and start learning about desperation and fear. To begin his long training toward becoming Batman. So he can be one of Rachel's good people. A good person who won't just do nothing.   I don't know if Bruce will ever think of himself as good. He's too morally gray. But he's going to stand against the evil that has infested his city. Like his father did before him, in a very different way.   As soon as he's thrown out of the bar, Bruce begins to shed the trappings of his privileged life. His wallet, his cards. His fancy clothes. He sells his nice coat to a homeless man, exchanging it for a ratty old one. His journey has begun.   During this training, he lost a lot of assumptions about the simple nature of right and wrong. But he never fully gave in to it all. He didn't become one of them. He stole, but technically, the things he stole belonged to his company anyway. He still had a moral line.   So back in the present, Ducard is using drugs to teach Bruce a lesson. He must become more than a man. He must become an idea. He must use fear against his enemies. The drug is from that purple flower that grows on the mountain. It has hallucinogenic properties.   Ra's Al Ghul is satisfied that Bruce has overcome his fear. He's ready to join the league of Shadows and lead these men. But first, he has to prove his commitment to justice.   He has to behead a criminal in front of them all. But this is one of those lines Bruce has set. He's not an executioner. He won't kill this man. That's not justice. That's what Rachel tried to teach him.   This is where he differs from the League of Shadows. He'll fight men like this in Gotham. But he won't kill them. Ducard brings up a classic objection. “You compassion is a weakness your enemies will not share.” And Bruce has a good comeback. “That's why it's so important. It separates us from them.”   Ducard makes a point that Bruce knows well. Legal systems are corrupt. They are often not fit to dispense true justice. Bruce has seen this first hand in Gotham. The League has turned their sights on Gotham. That city has become so corrupt, it's time for it to die. And Bruce, as their “Prince” as Falcone called him, “is the perfect one to deliver that justice.” They plan to destroy the entire city. As they believe, this is necessary.   And so is born this Batman's no-kill rule.    I have no problem with this Batman having a no-kill rule. I quite like it. This Bruce still has some idealism left. I like idealism. I also have no issue with Ben Affleck's Batman having no such rule. That's Bruce at a very different time of his life, in a very different situation. Batman has certainly killed before, in comics, and in other movies. Remember that time when Michael Keaton's Batman casually murdered a minor goon and then cracked a joke over his corpse?   Bruce attacks the league to make his escape, burning the temple, and saving Ducard's life. Because he's still a good person.   Now Bruce is ready to be Batman. It's time to go home. Alfred is very happy to see him as he arrives in a private jet. People need a powerful symbol to shake them up. He can't do that as Bruce Wayne. As a man, he can be ignored and destroyed, but as a symbol, he can be indestructible.   We get a nice little moment of humour as Alfred expresses some concern over his safety with Bruce's new endeavour. We also learn that Bruce was declared legally dead by the Wayne Enterprise shareholders. They wanted his majority share, but luckily, he left everything to Alfred, who is now a wealthy man in his own right. The overhead view of the Gotham skyline shows us a very realistic looking city. A place we can well believe exists. A far cry from the gothic cartoonish Gotham we've seen in previous Batman movies. This was a breath of fresh air to me. I could never really connect with the setting of the previous movies. The city just felt so overwhelmingly fake and non-real.   Now, before we see the birth of Batman, we need to meet a new character, One who will be an important villain in this movie going forward. Doctor Crane. The psychologist that gets all of Falcone's thugs declared insane, and transferred to his care, rather than facing criminal justice.   Rachel is onto him, of course, as probably everyone else is. But she's the only one with the courage to do something about it. Interestingly, Rachel seems to be taking on something of the role that Jim Gordon generally fills in the comics. The one brave good person who is willing to stand up when everyone else just looks away, either for money, or out of fear.   Of course, we see Jim Gordon doing that as well in this movie, but so far, he's been largely absent.   Rachel is warned to back off by one of her colleagues. You can't take on somebody like that. You just have to pretend it's not happening.   Bruce's first step is research. And that's a very Batman quality. Preparation. He needs to know if he'll have any allies out there. He finds some newspaper clippings about Gordon.   And that's when he sees the bat. And after all that Ducard taught him, he has an idea. He goes down the well that he fell into as a child, and finds the cave.   The cave is very rustic. It's not a habitable place, as caves generally aren't. I love the waterfall. As Bruce stands up, allowing the bats to flap all around him, he finds that he has overcome his fear of them. Now that he has it under control, it's time to share that fear with his enemies.   Despite his bravado, Rachel actually has Crane a little spooked. He has a deal with Falcone. He gets his thugs off the hook, and Falcone brings in a shipment of something for Crane. Falcone is more interested in favours than money, and for somebody like him, that makes a lot of sense. Falcone has plenty of money, but it's the favours, the connections, that make him who he is. That's the basis of his power. Other people doing what he wants so he remains untouchable. Anyway, Falcone is gonna take care of Rachel for him.   We see in the board meeting, that they are wrestling with the idea of going against the kinds of business practices that Thomas Wayne believed in. One of them argues that after 20 years they should be able to stop thinking about what Thomas Wayne would have done. And …. In part….. I think he does have a point. Thomas is no longer alive and hasn't been involved in this company for two decades.  They're the ones running this business. They need the freedom to take it in their own direction.   But, in terms of values, that's a little different. Thomas Wayne clearly set precedent for the kinds of moral and ethical values that Wayne Enterprises stands for. And those values are something that perhaps should endure. Especially when you're carrying on the legacy of your founder.   Bruce says he's not here to interfere with the company. He just wants a job to get to know the company his father built. He's interested in the applied science division. Of course, he has something of an ulterior motive here.   And this is where we get to meet Lucias Fox. Now as I understand it, this character was created for the movie, and he became so beloved, that they actually added him into the comics. This kind of thing has happened before. Batgirl was first created by the Adam West TV show, and later became part of the comics. Harley Quinn, as well. I think it was an animated series for her.   Anyway, I like Lucias Fox, and it's hard not to when he's played so warmly by the one and only Morgan Freeman.    Fox is surprised Bruce would want to be here. This division is a dead end, to keep Fox from causing any trouble for the board. A whole bunch of prototype technologies, not in production. Exactly what a young Billionaire needs when he wants to come a superhero vigilante.   This scene is great because it legitimises all of Batman gadgets. His suit is an advanced body armour, not used in active duty by the military because it's too expensive. But perfect for a vigilante who only needs one or two.   I've often heard the criticism that Batman can't have body armour any more advanced than what the US Military use in real life because they always have the best that has been invented. I think this scene goes some way to help address that.   This is what I was talking about earlier. You find something that's kind of silly in a superhero's story. In a movie like this, you either make it feel believable, or you dump it.   And that's the key. Making it feel believable, even if it's not strictly 100% realistic. That's not the point. It needs to feel sensible, not silly. It needs to give you enough to help you suspend your disbelief.   And for me, Batman Begins does that perfectly.   I love how Fox sees completely through Bruce's excuse. But all this stuff belongs to him. If he wants to use it, why not?   Alfred gives us another nice little bit of texture. Back in the civil war, Bruce's great-great-grandfather was involved in the secret railroad, helping free slaves. The caves under the mansion came in handy. There is already a passage down into them. Another nice touch that adds an extra veneer of believability to this whole thing.   Bruce is now making his suit. Painting the body armour and adding the arm spikes he learned about with Ducard. Alfred helps him figure out the logistics of ordering the materials he needs to assemble everything without raising suspicion.   We check back in with Jim Gordon. He's in an interesting situation. He's not that courageous good man standing against corruption yet. He refuses to take bribes himself, but he does sit idly by while his partner Flass collects his money. He even assures Flass that he's no rat. He won't tell anyone about the bribes. He's resigned to the fact that there's nobody to rat to.   Gordon is in a small way still part of the problem. He's definitely not yet a part of the solution.   But Bruce pays him a little visit.   I like how on Bruce's first time out, he doesn't have the full cowl. He's just wearing a balaclava. I kind of like it when origin stories do that. The slow build-up to the real suit.   Jim needs a little push. It's not until Bruce tells him about Rachel that he really considers taking a stand himself. Bruce wants to take Falcone down for the drug shipments he brings in each week. The shipments that nobody does anything about.   Bruce definitely lacks the elegance we'll come to expect from Batman as he clumsily falls and crashes around the city. He's gonna need more stuff from Fox.   The memory cloth that will form the basis for Batman's cape is pure science fiction. But couching it in science fiction terms once again gives it that sensible believability to me.   I like the exchange between Bruce and Fox. Fox is happy with the plausible deniability of it all. He knows Bruce is up to something. Bruce knows he knows. They don't have to keep pretending otherwise.   And that's when Bruce notices the tumbler.   I love the tumbler.   Designed as a bridging vehicle. They could never get the bridge to work, but the vehicle itself is fine. Perfect for Bruce's needs. I love how they introduce the batmobile in this way. I love how you first see it in Army cammo colours, but Bruce asks if it comes in black. I love everything about the tumbler. The batmobile is one of the silliest things about batman. That name especially. Thank goodness that term is never spoken aloud in this movie, or in the Synder movies. You don't need to call it that on screen, it just needs to be present. I always thought the idea of Batman driving around in a car was pretty silly. But this thing? Now you're talking!   Now, there are some issues with the tumbler in the second movie, which we'll get to. But just looking at Batman Begins in isolation, this is absolutely perfect.   You can see a defined difference between the way Bruce is approaching Falcone now, as opposed to how he did it as a young man. Back then, he was hot-headed. He burst into Falcone's bar armed with nothing but anger and emotion. And he was humiliated. Now, he's taking his time. Doing surveillance. No longer a child, Bruce has become a man. There's still a lot of emotion driving him, of course, but that emotion is no longer in the driver's seat. Bruce has learned to control it.   In reality, this isn't just a drug shipment. There are drugs, but there's also something special for Crane. Flass is actively helping Falcone protect the shipment. And he's all but offered to kill Rachel. And this is where we first see Batman in action. I love this scene. It takes all the tropes of a horror movie and inverts them. It's the bad guys that are being terrorised, and Batman is the monster. In a lot of ways, this scene defined for me, who and what Batman is. I remember playing the Arkham Asylum game. This scene was in my mind as I played that. It impacted how I played the game.   The crooks are vanishing one by one. Being taken by something in the shadows. It's creepy and it's cool. Possibly the best scene in the movie. I love when the crook screams “where are you you?” And then we hear that gravelling voice behind him, as an upside-down Batman says “here.”   They actually use the “hide the monster” trope here, but in the way I like, not in the way I hate. Because the crooks don't get a good glimpse of Batman. Not until right at the end, we finally see Batman in all his glory, as he pulls Falcone out of the car.   Bruce saves Rachel's life, and gives her the leverage she needs to get the judge to do the right thing.   It seems everything is all wrapped up. In one night, Batman has taken down Carmine Falcone, something the police in Gotham haven't been able to do in 20 years.   So Falcone is strapped to a massive floodlight. Making the image of a bat on the clouds. It's this movie's take on the bat signal.   This is a moment that gets criticism. Those floodlights get extremely hot. In reality, Falcone would be burned to a very dead crisp. And I can't argue against that. First of all, I'll point out that this light is hardly at full strength. You can tell just by looking at it that the light is pretty dim. But then, there's no way it'd be able to project that image up into the sky to be visible like that. This scene is a cheat. I'll admit that.   I always found the bat signal pretty silly. I never liked the idea that Gotham police had Batman on speed dial. Gordon, sure. But he needs a much more subtle way of getting in touch with him.   I'll admit this moment doesn't quite work, but given the overall tone of the rest of this movie, I kinda don't care.   The point is, we've established just how powerful Bruce has become, in his new persona. Up until this point, Falcone has been the big bad of the movie. He was the primary villain. And he seemed a very powerful, very intimidating villain. How can one man bring down somebody like that?   But Batman has done what that young Bruce could never have conceived of. He's brought down Falcone, and it feels kind of effortless.   Bruce Wayne has come of age.  But they've already laid the seeds of a greater challenge that Batman will face. This movie actually has an escalating scale of villains, three different levels. Bruce has just cleared level 1.   And the way the movie has done it, taking all of this time to establish Bruce's journey, it convinces me. The idea of a man dressing up as a bat and running around with a cape at night no longer feels ridiculous and preposterous. The journey has sold it. That's really important to me.   I've always been primarily a Superman fan, but looking back, while I'd always liked Batman, I think it was this movie that really made me love Batman. This movie gave me a version I could believe in. This movie finally delivered on the promise that I first saw when they started advertising the 1989 movie on TV.   Rachel has a rock-solid case. Batman has given her everything she needs.   But the police chief wants Batman off the streets. This is the tension I like. Batman is doing the right thing, he's getting the job done, and Gordon sees the value in that, but officially speaking, Batman is a criminal, pursued by the police just as much as any of his rogues are. That's what Batman was designed to be.   Alfred has some good advice for Bruce. If he's going to live this double life, he's going to have to put some effort into his Bruce Wayne persona as well. Just as Supermam cultivates an akward nerdy Clark Kent, Batman needs to cultivate a frivolous playboy Bruce Wayne to throw people off his scent. Now we introduce a new but important element. A microwave generator has been stolen from Wayne Enterprises. Designed for desert warfare, it vaporises an enemy's water supply. This is more science fiction. But again, I'm okay with science fiction. This is still a superhero movie, after all. And that's what this movie does so right. You establish the silly elements of the story in a believable sensible way, and then you have room to suspect disbelief over things like this. I don't mind a little science fiction, in fact, I welcome it. What I don't want is silliness and cheese. That's why when people criticise the realism of elements like this, I think they're missing the point.   Bruce's appearance at the hotel, with the weird skinny-dipping ladies goes a good way to establishing Bruce as a frivolous playboy, the last person you'd expect to be Batman. Why those women decided to get naked and hop in the water feature I'll never comprehend. Maybe Bruce paid them to do so.   Bruce is willing to be seen in this light in order to protect his true self. But there's one person whose good opinion he doesn't want to lose. Rachel. He tries to tell her, without telling her. “Inside, I am more.” But she's not buying it. “It's not what you are underneath, it's what you do that defines you.” And this is a very thematic statement for the whole movie. I partially agree with what Rachel says here. While, I think we are defined by more than just what we do, What she's getting at is the whole idea of putting your money where your mouth is. You can have the best of intentions inside, but if your actions don't match your intentions, then those intentions aren't worth much, are they? It actually reminds me of James chapter 2 in the Bible. Faith without actions is dead.   Falcone wants Crane to get him off on the insanity plea, just as he has with his goons. But more than that. He wants in one whatever Crane and his mysterious boss are up to.   But this is the moment that Crane replaces Falcone as the primary villain. Crane gases Falcone and Falcone goes genuinely insane from whatever is in that gas.   It's obvious at this point, that Crane is the Batman villain Scarecrow.   And this is the moment it really becomes a comic book movie. Weird gas that makes people go crazy? But because everything has been established in such a grounded sensible way up until now, I'm willing to buy it, I mean fully buy into it.   We won't be seeing Falcone again. He's done with. But we've learned how sinister Crane is. He's doing experiments with his patients, using whatever was in that shipment Falcone brought him.   Bruce already knows some of the shipments went elsewhere. He wants to know where. He'll get it out of Flass. Which he does. Batman is a pretty effective interrogator. And Flass is a coward.   So he tracks the shipment to Crane. The shipment is what he uses to make that gas, not to mention the microwave generator. We see that the gas amplifies people's fears. Makes them see what they're afraid of.   Bruce jumps out of a window many stories up, while on fire. And miraculously survives the fall without even a broken bone. That's not realistic. I call valid criticisms on this moment. But the funny thing is, they have their explanation for that. The memory cloth can turn his cape into a glider. Why didn't this scene use that device?   Under the influence of the gas, Bruce becomes that scared helpless little boy again. He cries out to Alfred for help. And of course, Alfred is there for him.   Bruce recognises the hallucinogen. He's felt it before, but this is more concentrated. Weaponised.   Fox has invented an antidote.   Bruce is supposed to have a birthday party tonight, but Rachel is heading to Arkham Asylum to figure out what's going on with Falcone. And she's gonna need backup from Batman to keep her safe.   Why does Crane show Rachel the truth of his whole operation? I know he drugs her afterwards, but why show her what he's doing? He's pouring that hallucinogen into the city water supply.   Batman crashes the party and uses Crane's own gas on him. I love how he sees Batman as a weird human/bat hybrid creature. The gas allows this movie to do some crazy sci-fi/fantasy looking stuff that would otherwise not fit in a movie like this at all. And we learn that Crane's mysterious boss is none other than Ra's Al Ghul. But isn't he dead? Didn't he die when that temple turned?   Bruce calls in the bats presumably using pheremons to attract them, so he can get away wtih Racel, to give her the antidote. Not sure the bats would smell the pheromones from that distance, though.   This is when we first get to see the Tumbler in action. Bruce uses the bridging vehicle's ability to jump to his advantage.   There are a couple of moments of humour that work for me in the chase. It's a pretty cool action scene. Anyway, he gets Rachel to the cave in time to the cave, where Fox has left the antidote waiting.   Crane has dumped his entire supply of this stuff into the water supply. Been doing it for weeks. But it hasn't affected anyone because it needs to be absorbed through the lungs. So why dump it in the water?   Crane is in custody. Bruce uses Rachel to get the antidote to Gordon so he can protect himself and mass produce it.   Level 2 cleared. The final ultimate villain will soon be fully revealed.   Alfred is concerned that Bruce is losing himself in this monster. Bruce argues he's using the monster to help others. But this can't be personal or else he's just a vigilante.   The mansion is full of guests. Bruce wants to get rid of them. There's too much going on right now. Alfred doesn't want Bruce to destroy his father's name. It's all that's left of him. The playboy persona is one thing. But Thomas's legacy is important and shouldn't be tarnished. And, Bruce agrees, for now.   Fox figures it out. The microwave emitter would allow somebody to disperse the toxin into the air supply. He's just been fired for asking too many questions about it.   And now we meet the final boss. The true villain of this entire movie. Bruce is introduced to a Mr. Ra's Al Ghul. It's Ducard. He was Ra's all along. The man Bruce watched die was just a decoy.   Bruce wants Ra's to let the guests go. They're innocent. His only reply “You can explain the situation to them.” And so, in order to save their lives, he must offend them. Dragging his father's name through the mud. They'll never know what he sacrificed to save their lives.   Crane's toxin was derived from the blue flowers on the mountain. He wasn't a member of the league of shadows, just a pawn. Ra's plans to vaporise the toxin and watch Gotham tear itself apart. He said near the start of the movie that he planned to destroy Gotham. He was serious. The League of Shadows has been a check against human corruption for thousands of years. They sacked rome, released plague rats, and burned London to the ground. When a civilisation reaches the peak of decadence, they come in to return the balance.   But you can't fight evil with evil. They may think they're the good guys, but they've murdered billions of innocent people along the way. Bruce believes Gotham isn't worth saving. He wants more time. Ra's rgues the very fact they've been able to do what they're doing is proof of its corruption.   We're seeing here that everything from the start of the movie is coming full circle. It's almost poetic. I love it.   As his goons burn the mansion to the ground, Ra's drops another bombshell. They tried to destroy Gotham in the past, through economics. Create so much hunger that everyone becomes a criminal. See them rip themselves apart.   But Bruce's parents got in the way of that plan, by helping alleviate the poverty where they could. It was Ra's al Ghul who created the circumstances that lead to his parent's death. Falcone was only a piece of that.   We see here how alike Bruce and his father are. Both, in Ra's opinion, are misguided idealists trying to save the city that deserves to be destroyed. There's a lot of symmetry in this movie, and I love it.   Alfred saves Bruce from the burning house. Bruce feels he's destroyed everything his father left behind, but Alred reminds us what we've just learned. The Wayne legacy isn't bricks and mortar. It's that idealism that tries to save Gotham. Ultimately, Thomas failed, and now so has Bruce. And then that line from his childhood returns. “Why do we fall?”  “So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.”   I think Thomas would be proud to see what a fine father figure Alfred has become.   Ra's activates the microwave generator and the gas bursts out of the ground. Right under the narrows - the worst part of Gotham.   Fortunately, Gordon has the antidote.   Everything has gone to hell. All the riot cops are on the island already, and they've been affected by the gas. There's nobody left to send. And just as Commissioner Loeb says that, the tumbler bursts through the air behind him. That's a very effective shot. Love it.   The monorail follows the path of the water mains. They're gonna load the generator on the train and infect the entire city.   Batman is going into battle. He may die. Rachel at least wants to know his name. He replies with that same line “It's not what I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.” And this, of course, has a double meaning. In one sense, it means, it doesn't matter what my identity is under this suit. It only matters that I'm trying to help. But, of course, by using that phrase, he's letting her know exactly who he is.   The shot of Batman gliding in like a giant bat and landing is awesome.   A lot of people are getting infected while Bruce struggles to catch the train. More with every metre. This brings us to the climactic fight scene. It's suitably tense. I like it. Gordon uses the tumbler to take out part of the monorail. It's interesting that ultimately he's the one that saves the day. Bruce is there to make sure Ra's doesn't go on to cause havoc another day.   And now we reach that controversial moment. Has Bruce finally learned to let go of his compassion? Ra's asks. “I won't kill you, but I don't have to save you.” Many people feel this is a betrayal of the “no-kill” rule that Bruce established for himself early in the movie. And strictly speaking, it is. Bruce is cutting that moral hair mighty thin.   But I don't see this as a negative to the movie. Bruce is a morally gray character. This is when he really steps into that. This is why he and Superman never get on, because they are different. Yes, Batman may be an idealist compared to the likes of Ra's al ghul, but he's not as cut and dry as Superman. And even Superman is forced into some of those gray areas, which I'm also fine with.   The train is stopped, and Ra's al ghul is finally dead. But there's still a lot of people out there who will need that antidote. A lot are gonna get hurt and killed before they get it. It's Batman. It's messy.   The next scene is very satisfying. The company went public, but Bruce bought up most of the shares through various charities and trusts. He's placed Lucious Fox in charge as the new CEO, the previous one, who fired Fox, is out.   Rachel comes to see Bruce, who she has newfound respect for. Bruce thanks her for giving him that first lesson that started him on his journey of transformation.   Now that she knows the type of man Bruce truly is, she's started to hope. They grew up as childhood friends, but there's a lot more between them than just friendship. They've loved each other for years, in some form. The movie probably could have done a better job of portraying that romantic undercurrent of their relationship, though. But there's a problem. Bruce has changed. He's a good man, but the real Bruce that she remembered is gone. Maybe he'll come back someday when Gotham no longer needs the Batman. And that line perfectly sets up the primary conflict of the next movie.   Bruce is going to rebuild his father's house, but it might be a good opportunity to do some work on the foundations.   The bat signal re-appears at the end. Gordon is going to use it when he wants to summon Batman. There's a lot of trouble still out there.  Gordon teases the villain of the next movie by mentioning a thief and murdurer who leaves a calling card - a joker.   And the credits roll.   This movie changed everything. It created a new era for DC comics movies, and started the journey that would eventually lead us to the Snyder Cut.   Without Batman Begins, there would be no Man of Steel. No Batman V Superman.   This movie presented a new way of portraying superheroes. They were no longer something to laugh at or make fun of. They were something to take seriously.   This movie made realistic, those things it could, which made the speculative elements all the more easy to accept. It was a perfect balance.   It's like Christpher Nolan reached into my soul and said “Let's create the perfect Batman movie for Adam Collings.”   There was a lot in this movie. Heaps to talk about. And there'll be plenty more to talk about next time, in a movie I've actually only ever seen once. The Dark Knight.   Have a great two weeks, Live long and prosper, Make it so.  

    Rhythms Radio Show
    RHYTHMS Radio Show (Aug.05.2022)

    Rhythms Radio Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 58:51


    Listen every Friday from 21 till 22 (Moscow time) Jazz FM (radiojazzfm.ru) Subscribe in iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ru/podcast/funk-and-beyond-weekly/id1063844118?mt=2 for more details please visit beyondfunk.ru tracklist: 1. Chassol - I figli morti 2. Robohands - String Feelings 3. Ikebe Shakedown - Dram 4. Mausiki Scales - Blue Collards (Daz-I-Kue Reparations Remix) 5. Olympic Cyclone Band - Horsepower 6. muva of Earth - High 7. Pure Colors - Ride On 8. Jazz Spastiks - Stoned Ape Theory 9. Eric Hilton - Lost Dialect 10. Kaidi Tatham - Don't Rush the Process (feat. The Easy Access Orchestra) 11. Jose Conde - Fallen from Eternity 12. Doctor Bionic - Black Ice 13. Thee Sinseers - Whats His Name 14. Booker T Jones - Progress (feat. Yim Yames) 15. Myele Manzanza - Two Chords the Truth (David Mrakpor Remix) 16. DJ Brace - Hear What I Say 17. Deborah Jordan & K15 - Change 18. Brandee Younger - Afro Harping 19. The Visitors - Naima

    Rush To Reason
    HR 2 Rush To Reason August 6, 2022

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    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 55:06


    HR 2 Rush To Reason August 6, 2022 by John Rush

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    HR 1 Rush To Reason August 6, 2022

    Rush To Reason

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 55:11


    HR 1 Rush To Reason August 6, 2022 by John Rush

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    Don't Rush To Catch The Ruku - Explanation of Sahih Al-Bukhari #14

    Abdul Wahab Saleem

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 45:57


    ITSPmagazine | Technology. Cybersecurity. Society
    A Conversation With Will Rush, CEO & Founder at Stack | The Founder Pack Podcast With Brendon Rod

    ITSPmagazine | Technology. Cybersecurity. Society

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 31:12


    As human beings usually get two to three recessions in our entire career. And so, what you do with them, I think can be incredibly powerful. They can be opportunities.Over the past twelve years, Will has worked with seven different billion-dollar banking and securities companies and today he shared with us his insights as a founder and how his company is navigating the current recession.Key topics:The RecessionRecession Strategy & AdviceRapid Fire Questions____________________________GuestsWill RushCEO & Founder at StackOn LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/will-rush/____________________________This Episode's SponsorsAre you interested in sponsoring an ITSPmagazine Channel?

    The Dungeon Run Podcast
    The Dungeon Rush! | Campaign 2 Episode 3

    The Dungeon Run Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 14:02


    We've got to hurry down this mountain before we freeze! Luckily we've got The Dungeon Rush to save us time so we can catch up before the next episode! Still freezing and missing one ally, the four remaining adventurers must work together in order to stay alive in the dangerous arctic landscape. But when a magical discovery reveals a new character, an elegant wizard named Cristobal, the party starts to wonder if there's something bigger and stranger going on here in the treacherous tundra of Tas.

    W2M Network
    Metal Hammer of Doom: Lordi - The Masterbeast from the Moon

    W2M Network

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 76:48


    Jesse Starcher, Robert Cooper and Mark Radulich present their Lordi The Masterbeast From the Moon Lordiversity 2021 Review! Lordiversity is a box set by the Finnish hard rock band Lordi. The box set contains their eleventh to seventeenth studio albums: Skelectric Dinosaur, Superflytrap, The Masterbeast from the Moon, Abusement Park, Humanimals, Abracadaver and Spooky Sextravaganza Spectacular. It is a follow-up to the band's previous release Killection. Lordiversity was released on CD and vinyl formats on 26 November 2021 via AFM Records. On The Masterbeast from the Moon, the band was influenced by Rush and Pink Floyd. Check us out on the player of your choice https://linktr.ee/markkind76 Mark Radulich and his wacky podcast on all the things: https://linktr.ee/markkind76 also snapchat: markkind76 FB Messenger: Mark Radulich LCSW Tiktok: @markradulich twitter: @MarkRadulich

    Dan Caplis
    Ryan's Riffs, 8/4: Blues Image, Violent Femmes, Rush, Tom Petty, AC/DC, Dire Straits

    Dan Caplis

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 27:45


    Ride Captain Ride - Blues Image, Gone Daddy Gone - Violent Femmes, Mission - Rush, Here Comes My Girl - Tom Petty, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap - AC/DC, Your Latest Trick - Dire Straits

    Geologic Podcast
    The Geologic Podcast Episode #774

    Geologic Podcast

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