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Christian and Caitlin are getting their podcasting gamefaces on, which involves copious amounts of bright green blood. The Cryptkeeper's AirBNB issues kept him from this episode so Christian is joined by a first-time guest, Caitlin Grant (Plug It Up Podcast). First up we talk about the complete reimagining of the Predator franchise, PREY. Then, we dig into Caitlin's Horrigin Story and he about some of her early spooky media memories. Finally, we continue the Planes, Trains, and Automobiles series and talk about the bonkers, B-Movie romp, SNAKES ON A PLANE. We also discuss quicksand, how big bears are, and how sucking venom out of someone actually isn't very sexy. Check out Caitlin's other poodcast work at Plug It Up Podcast, Films at First Sight, and Bloody Good Horror. We'd love to hear your thoughts, questions, or any requests you have. You can contact us at: ItsOnlyFeedback@gmail.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd.
On today's show, Canada's ban on importing handguns will come into effect this month. We'll hear from both sides of the argument with Dr. Wendy Cukier, president of the Coalition for Gun Control along with Rod Giltaca, president of the Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights. Plus, does Canada need a bullet train? We ask Aaron Wudrick, the director of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute's domestic policy program. And when it comes to economic policy, interest rates and inflation, are we taking the wrong approach? We ask Jim Stanford, an economist and director of the Centre for Future Work.
Are you looking to go from Toulouse to Marseille on the train? Kelly Young has some tips for you, including what to do when the train takes a very brief stop somewhere! This was a bit of a whirlwind trip going to 5 cities in 11 days. Kelly would also like to move to France some day, so they are looking at possibly moving to France at some point. The family of 5 decided they're more interested in the south of France than in Paris. It's great (and unusual) to hear someone who hasn't been to Paris several times before visiting Toulouse! Things you need to know about taking trains in France If you've never taken the train in France, be aware that they don't post the number of the train track until about 20 minutes before the train departs. If you arrive at the train station early, look around at the different tracks and how to get to them. Listen to the episode for details on how to handle trains stations for your first time in France. About Marseille Marseille is a large city. It feels like a European New York, it's a big city, it's loud, there are ambulances, etc. But if you're looking for a city with diversity, Marseille is perfect and everybody was really friendly. If you are looking to explore France using public transportation, be aware that taking the bus between Marseille and Aix was really easy. The bus is also a great way to get around in France if you're willing to go out of your comfort zone which clearly Kelly and her family were! Recommended in this episode Hôtel des Grands Balcons in Toulouse Hire Elyse to give you a tour of Toulouse Best Western in Carcassonne Table of Contents for this Episode [00:00:00] Intro [00:01:49] Main interview [00:02:30] The group and how they planned the trip [00:03:13] Hoping to move to France [00:04:33] Didn't visit Paris at all [00:05:19] Toulouse [00:05:44] A determined person [00:06:02] Flew into Toulouse [00:06:34] Mirror Doors [00:06:58] Careful when you arrive and are jet lagged [00:07:54] La Place du Capitole [00:08:11] Tour of Toulouse with Elyse [00:09:12] A lot of walking [00:10:09] Archeological Museum [00:11:22] L'Entrecote [00:12:19] Apple Maps vs Google Maps [00:14:13] Breakfast near the hotel [00:15:31] Tolouse is quite empty in the summer [00:16:00] Montpellier [00:17:04] Adventures in the train [00:21:20] Trains get cancelled a lot [00:26:45] Carcassonne [00:29:24] Château Comtal de Carcassonne [00:30:21] The torture museum [00:31:50] Narbonne [00:33:10] Les Grands Buffets in Narbonne [00:36:02] Montpellier [00:37:37] Musée Fabre [00:42:34] Marseille [00:43:11] Some issues in Marseille [00:45:22] Aix-en-Provence by bus [00:49:45] Legal notice
A new MP3 sermon from Christ the King Reformed Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: The Rewarding Lord Who Saves and Trains His Afflicted People Psalm 18 (Part 2) Subtitle: Summer in the Psalms Speaker: Brandon D. Myers Broadcaster: Christ the King Reformed Baptist Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 7/10/2022 Bible: Psalm 18 Length: 36 min.
Van Gogh tragic, Rachele, talks about the Van Gogh Alive Experience, and the true crime series The thing about Pam and Dr Death. Lewis brings in some streaming shows based on true stories, Inventing Anna and Angelyne, and reviews Brad Pitt's latest action comedy Bullet Train. They also take a look at what's up with DC pulling Batgirl? Tax write off? Cheap marketing? Will it see the light of day?
Despite the best efforts of an overzealous federal marshal, the whole episode ended in nothing more than a stern lecture from the bench for 424 unemployed members of “Coxey's Army,” who tried to “borrow” an eastbound train. (Portland, Multnomah County; 1890s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1309b-coxeys-armys-march-on-washington.html)
Mark interviews S.W. Millar about his new book - How to Write Brilliant Beginnings: Crafting Your Novel's Opening Chapters Made Easy. Prior to the main segment, Mark shares a brief personal update, comments from recent episodes, and a word about this episode's sponsor. You can learn more about how you can get your work distributed to retailers and library systems around the world at starkreflections.ca/Findaway. In their conversation, Mark and Shane talk about: Shane's background as an urban fantasy writer and a certified Story Editor Writing his first novel back in 2010, pulling it out of a drawer in 2015 and realizing how much it was lacking, and then engaging in a long period of study to better his craft and understanding of the business Wanting to write the kind of books he needed when he was first starting out and wanting to learn How reading Jim Butcher's Harry Desden files novels inspired Shane to want to write similar tales Realizing that he wanted to train as a writer-friendly editor with Kristina Stanley from Fictionary The importance of having a degree of distance when you are taking in feedback from editors or readers Shane's preference for the type of fiction he prefers to edit: Urban fantasy, Thrillers, and Science-Fictio How to Write Brilliant Beginnings, Shane's new book, and why it is such an important element to help with sales The invisible/subtle question that you set up so that, in the reader's mind, they are compelled to keep reading to find the answer to it Why it is equally compelling to end your chapters, particularly the first two or three chapters, which as much of a hook as possible That "just one more principal" The idea of a character "going about their current 'flawed' existence" How everything a character sees and experiences is filtered through their wound and scar Giving your main character something very unique to them as an identifier The five top things that you should give your character for them to be three dimensional and compelling to readers The value of opening the novel with some type of conflict or action beat When ending chapters or cutting scenes, the element of cutting it off BEFORE the resolution that can compel the reader to keep reading The way that old television programs, such as Batman that always cut to a commercial break with a hook that would make the audience want to keep watching to find out how it was resolved That "know, like, and trust" thing which can be so important when engaging in social media The importance of open-ended questions that can lead to engagement and detailed answers Shane's books: How to Write Brilliant Beginnings, How to Plot Your Novel and How to Write Novels Fast And more... After the interview, Mark reflects on distance and objectivity as well as that end of chapter "cut to commercial" hook. Links of Interest: S. W. (Shane) Millar's Website Instagram TikTok Fictionary EP 260 - Mood, Atmosphere, and Worldbuilding with Joshua Essoe Buy Mark a Coffee Patreon for Stark Reflections Best Book Ever Podcast Lovers Moon Podcast The Relaxed Author Buy eBook Direct Buy Audiobook Direct Publishing Pitfalls for Authors An Author's Guide to Working with Libraries & Bookstores Wide for the Win Mark's Canadian Werewolf Books This Time Around (Short Story) A Canadian Werewolf in New York Stowe Away (Novella) Fear and Longing in Los Angeles Fright Nights, Big City Lover's Moon The Canadian Mounted: A Trivia Guide to Planes, Trains and Automobiles The introductory, end, and bumper music for this podcast (“Laser Groove”) was composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of www.incompetech.com and is Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Vous n'avez pas pu y échapper, soit parce que vous en avez entendu parler aux infos, soit parce que vous y avez été confronté directement, le prix des billets de train grimpe en flèche au point d'atteindre des sommes difficilement accessibles pour un certain nombre de personnes. S'il est en effet plus écologique que l'avion ou la voiture sur les moyens et longs trajets, le train est tout de même en passe de devenir un moyen de transport réservé à une partie aisée de la population si les prix continuent d'augmenter. Mais saviez-vous que plusieurs applications permettaient de faire baisser le prix du billet ? En voici quelques exemples dans cet épisode. Tout d'abord, vous pourriez vous laisser tenter par la mission de « livreur du rail » grâce à WePost. Lancé à l'été 2021, ce service permet de voyager en TGV, tout en gagnant de l'argent. Concrètement, il vous suffit de transporter des objets dont un particulier a besoin en urgence jusqu'à votre destination. Il peut s'agir de clés, de documents, de vêtements etc... Bref, rien de bien encombrant, puisque l'on parle ici de livraisons dites « légères », les colis ne pouvant pas peser plus de 6 kilos. Compter entre 20 et 25 euros la course, ce qui vous permettra de faire baisser d'autant la facture de votre billet. Pour l'instant, l'appli ne fonctionne que pour les trajets entre Paris et Marseille, même si à terme, 25 autres lignes devraient se rajouter au réseau WePost. Aujourd'hui, plus de 9000 personnes sont déjà inscrites sur la plateforme. Petit conseil des fondateurs que je cite, n'hésitez pas à « vérifier le contenu de l'envoi avec l'expéditeur et lui demander une pièce d'identité » si vous avez peur de servir de mule en transportant des produits illicites comme de la drogue, voir même en cas de doute à refuser le transport. Autre petit boulot pour rentabiliser votre voyage : devenir Kid-Sitter, ou en bon français, accompagnateur d'enfant. Cela rappellera sans doute à certains le système « Junior et Cie » mis en place par la SNCF dans tout le pays, à la seule différence que la start-up KidyGo propose d'accompagner des enfants non seulement dans le train mais aussi en bus et même en avion. En contrepartie, ce sont les parents de l'enfant accompagné qui vous payent une partie du billet. Petite condition, s'acquitter d'un abonnement mensuel de 9€90 sans engagement et avoir un casier judiciaire vierge (et oui, les enfants ne sont pas mis entre les mains de tout le monde). À noter que si vous ne voyagez pas, vous ne payez pas. À ce jour, 50 000 personnes sont déjà inscrites et proposent un dédommagement minimum de 30€, même si dans presque 7 cas du 10, les utilisateurs payent l'intégralité du billet de l'accompagnateur. Je cite KidyGo, « si vous accompagnez des enfants sur un aller-retour tous les 2 mois (donc seulement une douzaine de trajets par an), vous pouvez gagner ou économiser environ 240 euros au total. Outre les petits boulots, il est aussi possible de faire des économies en utilisant des comparateurs de prix comme Trainline, Omio, Kombo ou Tictatrip, ce qui vous évite de passer par la controversée application SNCF Connect. Sinon, n'hésitez pas à essayer l'échange de billets comme sur zePass, Troc des Trains et Kilbillet. Ceci dit, soyez vigilent, les seuls billets réellement revendables sont ceux qui sont cartonnés et non nominatifs. Oubliez donc les e-billets, mais a priori, les trois services que je viens de citer contrôlent ces différentes caractéristiques ainsi que la validité des billets avant leur mise en ligne. Si l'un des services vous intéresse, retrouvez tous les liens dans la description de cet épisode. WePost : https://www.we-post.fr/ KidyGo : https://kidygo.fr/ TrainLine : https://www.thetrainline.com/fr Omio : https://www.omio.fr/ Kombo : https://www.kombo.co/fr Tictatrip : https://www.tictactrip.eu/ zePass : https://www.zepass.com/ Troc des Trains : http://www.trocdestrains.com/ KelBillet : https://www.kelbillet.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dan Dossa joins us from Eden Prairie, Minnesota to tell us about his Minnesota Commercial HO scale switching layout. Dan shares his progression in the hobby and how the prototype aligned perfectly for model railroad operations. Dan also talks about his involvement in the Twin Cities Division of the NMRA and their outstanding podcast, TCD Crossing Gate. Listen to Dan and the crew at the TCD Crossing Gate here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1429390Learn more about the Twin Cities Division of the NMRA: https://tcdnmra.org/Check out our website: www.aroundthelayout.comFollow us on Facebook: facebook.com/aroundthelayoutSend us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Working closely with the likes of John Hughes, Michael Mann, Howie Deutch, Joel Schumacher, Kathryn Bigelow, Steve Martin, Jim Carrey and Brad Pitt, Script Supervisor Pamela Alch's career is littered with diverse A-List strewn credits. She talks about working on Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Ferries Bueller, The Cable Guy, Showgirls, Miami Vice, Up in Smoke, Strange Days and more, giving great insight into what is a vital role in the movie-making business. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Listen to this episode to run in someone else's shoes: The host duo talks to runners in three decades--teens, 20s, and 30s--with these women offering their unique perspective of running in the particular age and stage of their lives. Highlights include: -the teenage runner sharing her big dreams; -the Disney-loving 20-something detailing going strong even while studying for her PhD; and, -the 30-something revealing the challenges and triumphs of being a new adoptive mom. First, though, co-host Sarah WF shares her big goal for Twin Cities Marathon. The conversation continues with women in their 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s on the August 5 episode of the Another Mother Runner podcast with Sarah Bowen Shea. Check it out here! When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Cheers! Get 20% off all Nuun products with code NUUNAMR20 at Nuunlife.com Shop Rothy's summer shoes! Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/AMR Heat things up: Enjoy an extended 30-day free trial by going to Dipseastories.com/amr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Salvo lo nuevo de Ben Sidran, el resto del repertorio de hoy son rescates de discos perdidos en el tiempo, olvidados. Maravillas, delicias para el alma y las orejas. Y los artistas son de máximo nivel. ¿Cómo fue ese dúo de Tony Joe White y J.J.Cale? ¿Y aquella producción de Ray Parker Jr. Y David Foster para Deniece Williams? ¿Cuál fue el disco más popular de Boz Scaggs en España? ¿Qué fue de Terence Boylan? DISCO 1 BEN SIDRAN Swin State (1) 6’11 DISCO 2 JIM MESSINA & Pauline Wilson Stay The Night (7) 6’14 DISCO 3 DENIECE WILLIAMS Are You Thinking (2) 4’17 DISCO 4 TONY JOE WHITE & JJ CALE Louvelda (4) 7’33 DISCO 5 TERENCE BOYLAN Trains (4) 5’18 DISCO 6 BOZ SCAGGS Some Change (2) 6’11 DISCO 7 WOLFGANG HAFFNER Nacho (1) 6’08 DISCO 8 JAZZAMOR Ain’t No Sunshine (8) 4’11 DISCO 9 THE BLUE NILE Stay Close (9) 7’46 Escuchar audio
FTB podcast #520 features 2 new albums, Emerald Blue by Andrew Duhon and Trains, Rivers & Trails by Monica Taylor. Also new music from Lucy Kaplansly, The Brothers Comotose, John Moreland, The Broken Spokes and more.
It's a full crew this week as Lorelai, Solon, and Maverick sit down with Scott to talk about all the fun they've been having this week. Solon's been living his lawn perfect lifestyle with Lawn Mowing Simulator and Maverick's been playing Sleeping Dogs. Scott finally finished the super hard Inscryption challenge and then had some time with Norco and Pathologic 2. Lorelai's been digging into a lot with Rogue Legacy 2, Live A Live, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and has been working her weekend in Final Fantasy XIV's in game convention LunarCon. In the news, Roblox is now oofless, Meta is jacking up it's prices, you can't see John Cena in Fortnite, and Rockstar Games seems to be cleaning up it's act in regards to it's workplace culture. I guess Grand Theft Auto 6 is a thing now too. In other workplace news, Vox media sucks and is laying off employees. Scott then goes deep into the week of weird Nier church videos and everything around that. As always, you can support us on our Patreon, and follow us on Twitter @VGChooChoo, @ChorbySP, @Mavsplaniamania, @scottblah and @JudgementScythe Also, don't forget to rate and review us on iTunes, and tell a friend about the show! If you want to send in questions send them to our ask box at videogamechoochoo.tumblr.com/ask. You can also join our Discord channel at thegamezone.zone! Our theme song is “Crush” by Melt Channel, from the album Magic is Real.
NMRA Nutmeg Division Superintendent Jeff Hanke stops by to tell us about the upcoming Connecticut Yankee Regional Convention. Jeff previews the events that will be taking place September 15th-18th at the Marriott Hartford/Windsor Airport Hotel in Windsor, Connecticut. For more information or to register, visit https://ner-conventions.org/connecticut-yankeeCheck out our website: www.aroundthelayout.comFollow us on Facebook: facebook.com/aroundthelayoutSend us an email: email@example.com
Two excellent guests on this week's podcast, plenty of Train chat, and quite a surprising amount of Vin too. Go see Ed on tour! edgamble.co.uk Keep each other safe. Thanks for downloading the podcast – remember, you can be an Early Worm and catch the show live on Radio X every Sunday 8am – 11am. Get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org @EdGambleComedy @matthewcrosby
Bridger Winegar (I Said No Gifts! podcast) joins Jordan and Jesse to discuss riding the Pacific Surfliner train to San Diego, Bridger's trips to auto shows growing up, and how Emma Thompson ended up on Bridger's podcast. Check out Bridger's podcast I Said No Gifts!
Segment from the AMUSE 126 episode, full episode available on our Patreon: http://patreon.com/angelandzpodcast AMUSE 126 is a graffiti writer native to the city of Chicago; a city that banned spray paint in 1992 and is known for its fierce buff. In 2010 he was caught painting trains and two months after that was busted on other charges. These two incidents helped AMUSE 126 see things from a clearer vision and since then he has been able to use his experiences of over 20 years in graffiti to his advantage, moving forward both physically and mentally in a way which has opened all of the doors for him and advanced his artistic practice. AMUSE 126 speaks deeply about the roots of Chicago graffiti history, his purpose for painting, racking, mental health, upbringing and more. http://artprimo.comhttp://instagram.com/artprimo
Mark interviews editor Joshua Essoe about the elements of atmosphere, mood, and world-building. Prior to the main segment, Mark shares a personal update, comments from recent episodes, and a word about this episode's sponsor. You can learn more about how you can get your work distributed to retailers and library systems around the world at starkreflections.ca/Findaway. In their conversation, Mark and Joshua talk about: How Joshua got into being an editor twelve years ago The limitation of only being able to work 1:1 with so many clients at a time and how that led to Joshua deciding to release books (Essoe's Guides to Writing) to assist writers with some of his knowledge/experience The way Joshua divides up a typical day of work, which involves a lot of burning the midnight oil Joshua's unique way of combining two subjects into a single double-sided flip book as a special Kickstarter exclusive project The first flip book - Action Sequences / Sex Scenes The second flip book - Worldbuilding / Mood & Atmosphere The problem with trying to release a flip-book format in the traditional print book market. (Where does the bar code that's supposed to be on the "back" of the book go?) Original artwork from James A. Owen that is part of these books, and this special Kickstarter project The 6 major areas where writers usually have issues in Worldbuilding, including Info-dumping, which is also broken down into 6 types: world-building info dump the back-story info dump the technical info dump dialogue info dump thought info dump emotion info dump How Kevin J. Anderson does a great job of setting up his world in the first several pages of the Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. novels Three big things that you need to do in your world-building: broadening it, deepening it, and involving it How writers need to shackle their impulse to share too many details about their world all at once to readers A discussion of Tolkien's world-building, which involved a combination of intriguing teaser moments, but also some longer segments of info-dumping What are we talking about when we're talking about Mood and Atmosphere? How there aren't that many books in existence on the topic of mood and atmosphere The way that every aspect of your writing that can contribute to mood How atmosphere is a part of mood, but is a big enough element that it can be understood and explored on its own An excellent example of atmosphere from A Wrinkle in Time How you want to be purposeful when creating and sharing mood in your writing Some of the rewards that are going to be available in Joshua's Kickstarter And more... After the interview, Mark reflects on a couple of things from the discussion. Links of Interest: Joshua's Website Joshua's Worldbuilding, Mood & Atmosphere Kickstarter EP 137 - Action Sequences and Sex Scenes with Joshua Essoe Kobo Writing Life Podcast - EP 76 - (Mark's first interview with Joshua) Findaway Voices The Emotion Thesaurus on the Writers Helping Writers Website Other Episodes Mentioned in this podcast EP 247 - My Mom's Influence on Me As A Writer EP 258 - June 2022 Reflective Hangout Highlight Clips Buy Mark a Coffee Patreon for Stark Reflections Best Book Ever Podcast Lovers Moon Podcast The Relaxed Author Buy eBook Direct Buy Audiobook Direct Publishing Pitfalls for Authors An Author's Guide to Working with Libraries & Bookstores Wide for the Win Mark's Canadian Werewolf Books This Time Around (Short Story) A Canadian Werewolf in New York Stowe Away (Novella) Fear and Longing in Los Angeles Fright Nights, Big City Lover's Moon The Canadian Mounted: A Trivia Guide to Planes, Trains and Automobiles The introductory, end, and bumper music for this podcast (“Laser Groove”) was composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of www.incompetech.com and is Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
While Kirsty is enjoying her Summer of Trains, Naomi is taking over at FAB HQ! This week she is talking about her experience at her first ever festival: the good, the bad and the culturally appropriative. To check out her vlog of this experince head over to her Youtube Channel (Majestic Mayhem). And don't forget to follow along with all things FAB on Instagram, Tik Tok and on or website! Please subscribe, share and leave us a review.
Please note that I there may be some adult content in this episode as I discuss different reasons for film ratings. The second half of this episode is purely subjective -- I fully expect my listeners to have differing opinions, and that's okay. These are just the guidelines I go by when choosing to show my kids certain movies. Welcome to season 4 of Life Through the Big Screen. Typically I've been keeping my seasons six episodes long, so being 4 seasons in isn't as impressive as it sounds. I do think that I'm going to start expanding the length of episodes per season eventually. I just love creating new introductions - and speaking of, which one has been your favorite so far? Give me some feedback. A little update about my personal life, because I let you in on it on my last solo episode: my open heart surgery is no longer scheduled for late in July - it's been pushed back to September or October. I'm not thrilled that it might overlap with the holidays - but it is what it is. It was pushed back because there's fluid in my lungs from possible COVID that needs to completely clear out before they cut me open. So I do appreciate that the doctors are taking extreme precautions. I also got a job! It's my dream job of marketing and content creation. It's for a super cool retirement firm who seems to always want to be on the cutting edge of unique ideas and new ways of reaching their target demographics. I start a week from the time of this recording. And if Zach, Dylan, and Larin are listening to this, my highest gratitude goes out to you for taking a chance on me.And thank you, listeners for continuing to take a chance on this podcast. I know your time is valuable and you dozens of other podcasts you could be listening to right now, so I am honored that your spending your time with me. I do my best with the tools I have available to bring you the best quality podcast I can. And with time I hope to continue to get better. I'm also open to hearing your feedback and any suggestions you may have, so feel free to email me at email@example.com or leave a comment in Apple podcasts. As you know, I open up each season with me gabbing about a particular topic that I feel I want to discuss for a little bit. As you know my kids are seven and eight at the time of this recording and that means that they're becoming of age to start watching more movies that fall outside of the Disney catalogue. This also means that my wife and I can find more common ground on what we can show the kids - or at least that it's easier for her to allow more space for me to show them what I think might be appropriate, because they're no longer tiny children. They're growing kids, who, as long as they know what's on screen is fabricated with great skill and masterful imagery and film magic, they can take in what I allow to be placed in front of them. They know too that movies are meant to be vessels of enjoyment and pleasure. And Sarabeth knows that movies are my best way of connecting to the kids. The same way that Tim Taylor was obsessed with his tools and wanted to pass that love on to his boys, that's how I am with movies and my kids. It's also fun debating with them, for instance, which of the Star Wars movies are superior. My daughter claims that Kylo Ren is a great villain, but I get a little overzealous when I try to explain to her how he started off as a great character, but went downhill quickly as Disney executives started listening to the angry mobs rather than focusing on telling a great story, thus his character was ruined for time immortal. I'm looking at YOU Kathleen Kennedy and Ryan Johnson, and whosever idea it was to make Ray-lo a disgusting reality. But I do thank you on behalf of my daughter. Yesterday my son said that The Empire Strikes Back is his least favorite Star Wars movie. When I pressed him, he said it was because Yoda was boring. I'll be interested to see if and when his opinion changes on that. So what is the MPAA? You'll know it as soon as I say one color: Green. That's right, when you go the theater and that green screen with a bunch of random words nobody has ever read pops up on the screen - and if you were cool like me, you yelled "Green!" when you were in high school. The words state that the following preview - or trailer - has been approved for all audiences by the Motion Picture Association of America. The MPAA. These are the people who have been telling parents which movies they can or cannot take their kids to see. You already know by the title of my episode that I'm not going to speak very favorably about the MPAA, and I'll explain why they're full of crap, and always have been. But first, a little history on the MPAA. According to motionpicture.org, the MPAA was, and I quote: "Established in 1968, the film rating system provides parents with the information needed to determine if a film is appropriate for their children." This sounds like it had good intentions. "Ratings are determined by the Classification and Ratings Administration (CARA), via a board comprised of an independent group of parents."Before I read a little about the history of the MPAA, I'm going to breeze through a quick refresher course of what the individual rating are today: If a film is rated G, that means it's approved for general, or all, audiences: Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.A PG rated film stands for Parental Guidance. Where parents are "urged to give “parental guidance.” May contain some material parents might not like for their young children." A PG-13 film is not only the most common film rating, but it's also the newest. This means that parents are strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13, so parents are urged to be cautious. An R-rated film means "Restricted." This type of film contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. And finally NC-17 means that no one under 17 is admitted. I can't recall a mainstream film being given this rating and being shown in a local movie theater. So we're not going to touch on this one for the purposes of this podcast.Now MotionPictures.org makes this beginning part sound much moralistic than it really is, and for a good video on what went on to REALLY inspire the formation of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA), check out a video called The History of Hollywood Censorship and the Rating System by Filmmaker IQ. I'll put a link to that down in the show notes. But this organization was formed in 1922, basically to protect the rights of corrupt elitists in Hollywood. In 1945, the organization changes its name to what we now know it today as the MPAA. In 1968, the film industry sought artistic freedoms and the removal of strict limits on certain content. The result? The MPAA created the film rating system (G, PG, PG-13, R) we use today. I got a little curious about the rating system, so I looked up some interesting stats. I looked up the most inappropriate G-rated movies. Screencrush gave me a list of 15 suggestions. I'm going to list just 10 of them. 2001 A Space Odyssey - I haven't seen this movie yet, so no comment. But according to the description it has some pretty violent deaths it it. And 3. 1968's Planet of the Apes, and 1970's Beneath the Planet of the Apes. These I haven't seen, either but apparently Charlton Heston gets shot in the throat and bleeds to death, Tarrantino-style, and entire planets of people die. Sarabeth cannot stand blood, but these movies did not traumatize her as a child, so I'm sure it's fine for kids today. 4. Dracula has Risen From His Grave (1968). I promise you I've watched movies before, but I also have not seen this. Maybe I just tend to stay away from G-rated movies as a rule. But I'd think any Dracula film rated G is a little suspect, unless it's those Adam Sandler cartoons. 5. Romeo and Juliet from 1968 is also rated G. Not sure I'd care to watch a G-rated version of this story - and yes, that was my adolescent self talking. 6. The Andromeda Strain (1971) - Didn't see this either, but I read the book. The book was bull crap with 0 suspense. Can't imagine the movie being any different. 7. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971). Sure it was a little unsettling when Violett turned into the blueberry, but I don't think this film is outside the range of being G-rated. My kids like it. 8. Gone with the Wind - I can get on board this one not being G-rated. This is a dark, dark movie, filled with corpses, attempted abortion, child death, racism, a lot of traumatizing stuff here. Still one of the greatest films ever made, to be clear. 9. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - I'm in the middle of reviewing this for an episode. So far, nothing very unsettling. 10. Old Yeller. I mean, it gets pretty freaky when they show Old Yeller baring his teeth like he's about to rip Travis' throat out. Moving along with the stats: There used to not be a PG option. The rating system actually began with four categories: G, M (for Mature audiences, which changed in 1969 to PG), R, and X. I couldn't find the first PG movie, but the first Disney-released PG movie was the Black Hole, which came out in 1970. Most people know this, but I'll talk about the history of the PG-13 rating briefly here. This is the newest on the rating system, even though it's the most populated. In 1984, parents were outraged at the PG rating of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (remember, at that time it went from PG to R). And I believe Gremlins was also part of the outrage as it was PG as well, as a little holiday horror classic with bloodthirsty puppets ravaging the small town of Kingston Falls. (But I think the most traumatizing part of that movie is when Phoebe Cates talks about her dad suffering and dying in the chimney that might have justifiably resulted in the PG-13 rating.) So after the outrage from parents, the PG-13 rating was invented and thus Red Dawn, starring Patrick Swayze, was the first to earn the most popular rating in the system. A movie called Greetings, which was released in 1968, was the first film to earn the R-rating. The Wolf of Wall Street, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, held the record for the number of the uses of the F-word at a count of 569. It has been beat by two other films since then, but neither are R-rated. And finally, here is the list of the top 10 highest grossing R-rated films of all time as of July 2022: Number 10, is Fifty Shades of Grey, followed by The Hangover 2 (bad start). Then we get into better territory with The Passion of the Christ at number 8 and Logan at number 7. Number 6 is Defective Chinatown 3, whatever that is. Number 5 is appropriately It from 2017. Number 4, The Matrix Reloaded, sure whatever. And the top 3 are appropriately Deadpool raking in $78.6 million, followed by the superior Deadpool 2 at just about the same amount of earnings at just a few million more. And the highest grossing R-rated movie is also the only R-rated film that has earned its spot in the billion-dollar movie club, Joker, at just over a billion dollars. When we come back I'm going to talk about how to break movies down when deciding what to show my kids. *Commercial Break*One thing the MPAA has improved on is that now they'll actually list the reasons a film is rated what it is. That wasn't always the case. Our poor parents would take us to Blockbuster and see that Mr. & Mrs. Smith, for instance, was rated PG-13, but it wouldn't state why. Was it sequences for action/violence? Sensuality? Sexual references? So you see, the rating, without the reasoning, is pretty useless. Take for example The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Twister, two PG-13 movies that came out within a year of each other. Both have the same ratings, but for very different reasons and to extremely differing degrees. If you're the kind of parent who doesn't want their kids seeing people die on screen, The Lost World: Jurassic Park won't be the movie to watch with your kids. Peter Stormare gets savagely attacked by the compys, Arliss Howard gets toyed and played with by a baby T-rex before he's eaten by it and the mommy T-rex. My favorite character in the movie, played by Richard Schiff gets the worst death in the Jurassic Park trilogy when the two T-rexes flip him in the air and rip his body apart. Not to mention several deaths of people in the camp and in the *sigh* San Diego scene. It also has more blood than the first movie, but it's not nearly as scary. Twister, by contrast, has an unusually low body count, especially for a disaster film. Helen Hunt's dad dies his needless death in the movie's opening, and no one else dies except for Cary Elwes much later in the film, and it's sort of off-screen. Those are the only two deaths in the entire movie -- everyone else lives happily ever after, and completely bloodless. Yet, despite the high body count and flowing blood, I'll show The Lost World: Jurassic Park to my kids before I show them Twister. Why? Because Twister, as silly of a movie as it is (though don't knock it too hard, because it's my favorite natural disaster movie), is based off of real-life threats. Living in the mid-west, or south, we get tornado warnings pretty regularly. When I showed my kids the original Jurassic Park, they didn't go to bed afraid that they'd be attacked by dinosaurs. Real life disasters, however, might have a different affect on them. I could be wrong, but I know from experience when my parents had me watch Unsolved Mysteries or Eyewitness News, I sometimes had a hard time going to sleep because I knew the things were credible, though distant. Now let's compare a couple of R-rated movies to some PG-13 ones and I want you to tell me which one you'd rather have your young kids watch with you. Would you rather watch Swimfan with your kids, or Mel Gibson's The Patriot? If you said The Patriot, that's R-rated for "strong war violence." But that strong war violence is momentary and brief. But Swimfan is PG-13 for mature thematic elements, sexual content, disturbing images, and language. Would you feel more comfortable showing The King's Speech to your kids, or The Dark Knight? Can you believe that The King's Speech is the R-rated one, and The Dark Knight is deemed appropriate for children as young as 13? The King's Speech has a few F-words, which is always meant for humor. My kids have heard Sarabeth and I use much harsher language. But for those of you who've seen The Dark Knight, you'd agree that that movie could be scarring for young audiences. And the MPAA reasoning is only half-truthful. It reads that the Dark Knight is PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and some menace, but it makes no mention at all of terrifying imagery. I'm sorry, but Two Face is much scarier than any monster I've seen depicted in an R-rated film. Let's do one more comparison, shall we? Would you rather show your kids the PG-rated Poltergeist, or the R-rated Planes, Trains, & Automobiles? The MPAA has not bothered to go back and re-rate 1982's Poltergeist, despite the moderate use of violence, and severe and frequent use of frightening and intense scenes. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, however, is only appropriate for adults, according to the MPAA, because Steve Martin cusses out the car rental lady. So are you starting to see what I mean when I say ratings mean nothing? My kids' first PG-13 theater experience was Ghostbusters: Afterlife and it was for my son's 6th birthday and my daughter was 7. Felix got a little freaked out during the big climax, but I told him to hang in there, and before he knew it, it was over, and now he wants to own the movie and watch it again. Some people may say that the rating system is completely subjective, but I say it's not subjective enough. There's no board of parents anywhere that can predict or dictate what would be okay or not okay for my kids to watch. Sometimes it's not based off the content at all, but more about the message being delivered. I've told you that I've shown my kids the first two Jurassic Park movies because 95% of the human relationships are people helping people. There is very little human infighting. The struggle is between man and creature, and the overall idea is people depending on the kindness and bravery of others. That's a good message that I want to subconsciously sink into my kids' heads. But I'll skip the first beginning part of Home Alone where Kevin is a complete asshole to his mom. "Content-wise" and I'm doing air-quotes, it's acceptable, because it lacks violence or sexuality, but the message behind it is something my kids aren't ready to see because if they watch that part enough, they'll think it's acceptable to talk to their parents the way Kevin does. Also, he doesn't really get punished for that particular crime - his punishment, if you want to call it that, is unrelated to the way he treats and talks to his family. (Best Christmas movie ever, by the way.)I know this is sort of a lot, and I hope you're tracking with me. I hope this helps you see past just the rating system that the MPAA offers. Another example is this. The Lord of the Rings, compared to Jurassic Park, is relatively bloodless. However, it's going to be many years before I show that trilogy to my kids. Why? It's action and adventure and fantasy, you'd think it'd be a great candidate to show the kiddos. Well, it never let's up. Pretty much once the hobbits leave the Shire within the first 30 minutes of Fellowship, it's nothing but heartache and stress and nightmare visions until the last 30 minutes of Return of the King. And there's no comic relief to relieve the heavy tension. Also, it gets pretty convoluted and drawn-out. So even if the stress didn't get to them, I don't want them to get bored on their first viewing and not have an appreciation of the films from the start. I want to make sure their brains are developed and mature enough to be able to grasp the magnitude of the story beyond just the sword fights. In the previous episode about Spider-Man: No Way Home, Dean Letini brought up a great point that there are many movies in the MCU that he has yet to show his 9 year old, notably Winter Soldier because some guy gets kicked into the propeller of a helicopter. PG-13. You know what else is PG-13 in the MCU? Ant Man. That's right. The giant Thomas the Train bouncing off the tracks in the little girl's room warranted the same rating as Winter Soldier, or The Sixth Sense. Why? It's one word, and it'll come as no surprise: Money. You better believe that the studio execs at Disney know full well that if they release an MCU movie with a PG rating, it'll lose a lot of money. When's the last time a G-rated movie snuck into theaters? I don't know either. Frozen is PG. Ice Age is PG. Zootopia is PG. They're all PG because it's a chance that it'll get more butts int he seats - those kids teetering on adolences who might be skeptical going to see an animated movie. You know what's rated G? Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Pinocchio. All Dogs Go to Heaven. Those movies are nightmare-inducing! Pinocchio was banned in Germany for any child at the time of its release - it had an equivalent of an R-rating. But what kid do you know that got a single nightmare from Moana? So the rating system is stupid. Lightyear is PG, but I don't give a crap because I'm not taking my kids to see a movie where lesbians are normalized. That doesn't make me a bigot and I'll tell you why. Sexuality is complicated enough without a million different influences and ideas barraging our kids. Sexuality needs to not be discussed in front of or around kids for the simple reason that kids need to be kids. We need to keep their minds clear of all that stuff. They've got the rest of their lives to figure it all out, and wrestle with it and grapple with what sexuality is and what it means to them. If we're in such a hurry for our kids to grow up, why the hell not hand them over the keys to our cars? Put them to work in the factories? Take out a portion of their allowance for taxes? Actually, that last idea isn't half bad. But please understand what I'm saying. Once human beings are of age, where their brains are fully developed and they can reason on their own and take in entertainment with critical thinking and they've been properly educated on the basics of sexuality, then we can loosen things up a little bit.I'm not a bigot because Oscar is my favorite supporting character in The Office. Those two guys in Modern Family? They were hilarious. The fact that Negasonic Teenage Warhead has a lesbian lover in Deadpool and the way Ryan Reynolds plays it is awesome. Deadpool himself is practically bi or A-sexual or something, and I love him anyway. But my kids don't need to see any of that because they barely know how a mommy and a daddy make a baby. They're still at level one knowledge. There's absolutely no reason for them to know anything more than that at this age. And I understand that they're likely not going to turn to me and ask why two women are married and kissing in a cartoon movie, but the thought will stick with them, and it will grow overtime the more they see that. My religion teaches that it's wrong to be in a same-sex relationship, and I'll teach my kids the same, but when they're of age, it's ultimately going to be their choice. All I can do is teach them what I know to be morally right and to love those who don't see it that way. So the rating system is based off of 4 or 5 main elements. Violence. We spoke pretty extensively about violence so I won't go over it again except to add that there are different styles and different degrees. I'll let my kids watch people get eaten by dinosaurs (and keep in mind, they know that it's fake), but I won't be showing them any Tarrentino-style movies any time soon. That's a style of violence that I don't think would be good for my kids to see - with blood squirting out of arteries and flooding the ground. Not because it's realistic, but it's just a lot. And most of it is caused by human on human violence - that goes back to the message behind the movie. I don't want my kids thinking we applaud or glorify humans murdering one another. Just as there's different styles of violence, there's also different degrees of it. Yes, I'm okay with my kids watching dinosaurs or creatures eating people, but even that can be taken too far for them at this age. I wouldn't dare show them the bear attack in The Revenant, for instance, because that's way too realistic and could be traumatizing. Or even the pig-creature attack in Annihilation, or any of the Alien franchise just yet. Why? Because that's a level of gore and creepiness that's above Jurassic Park. It's also prolonged. When someone gets eaten in Jurassic Park, it's usually pretty quick and the movie movies on. I admit that this is all purely subjective. You may think Jurassic Park is too gory for your kids, and I won't tell you you're wrong. Only you know what your kids will be able to handle. We've talked about sex, in movies. It's not that my wife and I are sensitive to the subject. No, it's that we're unabashedly over-protective of our kids when it comes to it. And when they're ready to talk about it, we'll be ready to lead them in a frank and honest discussion that we're not afraid to have with them. The point here is that we want to be the first source our kids get that information from. Thankfully there are a lot of movies - PG, PG-13, or even R that don't mention or show anything sensual. But be weary of the PG movies from our youth. We turned on a random movie from Disney + not too long ago. It was a movie that starred Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Chevy Chase called Man of the House. Now to be fair, I remember watching it as a kid and it didn't affect me, but we turned it off 15 minutes in, first because it was boring, but secondly, it seemed like all they were talking about was how JTT didn't want Chevy Chase to sleep with Farrah Fawcett. It was just a little TMI in this JTT "family comedy." Air quotes again. And honestly, even when my kids do come of age, there's a ton of stuff I'll be uncomfortable watching with them. I'll never forget how awkward it got watching Friends with my parents on Thursday nights - especially the later episodes - and particularly when I learned how to *ahem* do certain things, and the show addressed that more and more. So, so awkward. As far as language goes in movies, this is sort of a funny story, and it's not to shame my kids, but to celebrate their innocence. They've seen plenty of PG-13 movies where there's cursing throughout - I even showed them the PG-rated Back to the Future films which are basically just damn and shit every other line (that's not a fundamentalist complaint, by the way, that's just an observation). But you know where my kids have heard the majority of cursing? That's right, from their mom and dad, during our dark days leading up to our separation and even a bit afterwards on some bad days. And we use every word in the book and then some. Thankfully it's not like that any more, but if any kid had reason to mimic curse words, it would be ours. But recently we asked them to list off some bad words they know - we did this with wry smiles and curiosity - they could only come up with "stupid" and "dumb." I wonder if they know more than they're letting on. I showed them Raiders of the Lost Ark not too long ago and Harrison Ford goes, "God Damn it," at one point, and of course my son laughs because of the line delivery and he goes, "He just said God damn it." Sarabeth promptly explained that that's not something we say, and he hasn't since. Every movie is going to have cursing. You're going to hear cursing when you take your kids to Taco Bell or to the beach. It's everywhere. Just remember, it's not a sin for them to hear it. And I believe when they're older, it's not even a sin for them to curse. I curse all the time, though I do try to limit it in front of the kids. Lastly, ratings can be determined on drug use, and now tobacco use. I've really got no reason to show my kids Pineapple Express or any stoner movie. And seeing Peter Pan smoking a bong never made me want to go out and try it myself. Nor did the racist depictions make me think racist thoughts against Native Americans. But really, are the Indians in Neverland REALLY Native Americans? Shouldn't they be called Native Neverlandians? All that to say, the MPAA can look like they're nit-picking things and trying to be more protective, but in my opinion, they're nitpicking the wrong things. It's up to each parent to decide what's important to restrict from their children, because only each parent knows their children. Not the MPAA, and certainly not Hollywood. Thanks for tolerating this little lecture about my thoughts on movie ratings. If you have different thoughts or opinions, I'd love to hear them. Drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment down below. You can follow Life Through the Big Screen on Instagram or Facebook or Twitter, all that stuff is in the show notes below. 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The podcast takes another stop towards 500, and ultimately Episode 600 (circa Sept 2023), the losers winners of #FanboySummer continue! This time, Mikey, Dave, and #TwitterlessDrEarl welcome in past and future guest, and Discord chatterbox Jacob Roth, aka, Roth from Wyoming, aka co-host of A Good Day for a Podcast to discuss 1-2 punches. First up, July Birthday Movies, including both Men in Blacks (mens in black?), a Katy Perry concert film, squealing like a pig, and the stacked July of 1987. Then, a quick chat about this past weekend's San Diego Comic Con, specifically the Marvel stage and all the upcoming titles and Phases. Roth from Wyoming brings the topic this time, with the best 1-2 punches from directors... the best back to back, non-franchised films from the same director across movie history. As usual, a little pretension but maybe not from #TwitterlessDrEarl... a John Landis love fest... which Spielberg do you choose... what is a Thanksgiving movie... forgetting George Lucas... and the best back to back to back Hitchcock... American Hustle (Starz) Animal House (for rental) Blade Runner 2049 (HBO Max; Netflix) The Blues Brothers (for rental) The Bridge on the River Kwai (for rental) Children of Men (for rental) The Dark Knight (HBO Max) Deepwater Horizon (for rental) Dune (HBO Max) E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial (for rental) Ferris Bueller's Day Off (Paramount+) A Few Good Men The Fighter Gone with the Wind Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban H8ful Eight Jurassic Park Inception (Netflix; HBO Max) The Last of the Mohicans Lawrence of Arabia Lone Survivor Misery The New World North by Northwest Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood Patriot's Day Planes, Trains, and Automobiles The Princess Bride The Prestige Raiders of the Lost Ark Rear Window Schindler's List Silver Linings Playbook Stand By Me To Catch a Thief The Tree of Life Vertigo When Harry Met Sally... The Wizard of Oz
Sean and Ashley return for a fifth popular podcast series where comedians discuss posts from Mumsnet and AITA forums.In the fifth episode of the series, we talk to Chris Forbes about; Killer Bitch (apparently a film Ashley was in), horrible hotel and Air BnB experiences, the hotel Cecil, Karens on a Train, Denise Welch, don't be a seat muncher, mystery drinking, the sadness that is Neighbours ending.Promote The Farm on BBC and show with Judy Murray at the fringeYou can find the stories we talked about here:https://www.mumsnet.com/talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/4586349-stuff-airbnb-hostsand https://knowyourmeme.com/photos/2403526-karenYou can see Ashley in Up For It on BBC iPlayer and hear her on The Ashley Storrie Show on BBC Radio Scotland at 10 pm every Friday or on the BBC Sounds App.You can also find Ashley and Sean's sketches from BBC Short Stuff and BBC The Social on the iPlayer, and the BBC Scotland Facebook and Twitter pages. You can find Ashley'Ashley's on twitch.tv/ashleystorrie You can find Sean and Ashley on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok @SitDownDad and @AshleyStorrieYou can follow Chris Forbes on Instagram here. And you can buy tickets to his Fringe show here. Our theme song is "Snap Happy" by Shane Ivers from www.silvermansound.com.If you want to sponsor the show, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or donate via buymeacoffee.Thanks for listening, and please take a moment to review our show on Apple Podcasts.
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If you want to level up your training, this one's for you. Jenna Louise is a multi-discipline athlete who trains for up to 3 hours per day, 6-7 days a week. In this episode, Katie takes a deep dive into Jenna's lifestyle to find out how she trains like an athlete and how we can think about taking our own training to the next level. They discuss: How Jenna structures her week of training with running, lifting and strength & conditioning sessions How to amp yourself up the night before a big session Warming up properly before a workout to make the most of it Recovering just as hard as you train And why you don't need to feel sore after every workout Follow Jenna on Instagram at @jennalouise_jl This is what we think you should be reading, watching & listening to this week: Katie recommends: Listen: 'Mind Muscle Project' podcast Listen: Jenna's podcast 'How Fitness Saved My Life' Read: Mental Fitness: 15 Rules to Strengthen Your Body and Mind - Ant Middleton Watch: Shona Vertue on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw3_asTSehMF-MbF1cluGCw/videos Jenna recommends: Listen: Jenna's podcast 'How Fitness Saved My Life' Listen: Abraham Hicks on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/AbrahamHicks/videos Read: Tarot cards Watch: The KardashiansSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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On March 4th 1994, beloved comedy actor John Candy was found dead in Durango Mexico, where he was working on what would be his final film, Wagons East. Candy rose to fame in over 40 films including Splash, Cool Runnings and Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Off-camera, John Candy had battled with his weight throughout his life. But what events unfolded in Mexico that could have contributed to his shocking fatal heart attack at just 43? World renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter will examine Candy's death certificate, along with first-hand accounts from those closest to him, in order to understand what ultimately caused the death of this Hollywood icon. Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/podcasts/
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On March 4th 1994, beloved comedy actor John Candy was found dead in Durango Mexico, where he was working on what would be his final film, Wagons East. Candy rose to fame in over 40 films including Splash, Cool Runnings and Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Off-camera, John Candy had battled with his weight throughout his life. But what events unfolded in Mexico that could have contributed to his shocking fatal heart attack at just 43? World renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter will examine Candy's death certificate, along with first-hand accounts from those closest to him, in order to understand what ultimately caused the death of this Hollywood icon. Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/podcasts/
Christian and Ian are passed out in the exit row. For our new release review we talk about Jordan Peele's hotly anticipated UFO movie, NOPE. We kick off a new series called Planes, Trains, and Automobiles and discuss Wes Craven's thriller at 30,000 feet, RED EYE. We also discuss Iowa, ICEE machines, and ascots. We'd love to hear your thoughts, questions, or any requests you have. You can contact us at: ItsOnlyFeedback@gmail.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd.
Shocking scenes over the weekend of passengers disembarking the Dart on to the tracks, because of the high temperatures. A spokesperson for Iarnród Éireann said a Dart was awaiting a clear platform at Bray before proceeding into the station just before 3pm when a number of people forced open the doors and walked on the track. Kieran was joined by Anne Graham, CEO of the National Transport Authority, to discuss the incident.
John's off this week but Solon and Lorelai are still here to sit down and talk about all things video games. Lorelai's still playing Monster Hunter Rise, Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, and of course some Final Fantasy XIV. That's when she hasn't been digging deep back into Rune Factory 5 now that it's out on PC and running like a dream rather than a glitchy frame rate dropping mess. Solon's been really enjoying his Tim Schaefer kick with Grim Fandango and then he get's 6 minutes to talk about the AI: The Somnium Files: nirvanA Initiative before he gets melted into goo. In the news, Cyberconnect announced a sequel to Fuga: Melodies of Steel, Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duels are coming, and the boys are back with some looks at Yakuza 8. With the heat wave here, Steam is letting people know they should keep their Steam Deck's inside for maximum performance. Lebron James and Rick & Morty are coming to Multiversus, the Sony purchase of Bungie has finally been finalized, and in potential great news Blizzard Albany is unionizing. Outside of that, the FaZe Clan lifestyle brand company who seems to employ a lot of crypto scammers are now a publicly traded company, and Square finally is showing off their NFT's by charging an extra $30 for digital versions of their action figures. As always, you can support us on our Patreon, and follow us on Twitter @VGChooChoo, @ChorbySP and @JudgementScythe Also, don't forget to rate and review us on iTunes, and tell a friend about the show! If you want to send in questions send them to our ask box at videogamechoochoo.tumblr.com/ask. You can also join our Discord channel at thegamezone.zone! Our theme song is “Crush” by Melt Channel, from the album Magic is Real.
When I was a boy, I used to hear the train in the distance in the middle of the night. It broke the stone silence of my world like a knife, a long, lonesome whistle from over the hill next to the Aroostook River Valley, where the tracks ran. It was a sign of life, the Bangor and Aroostook. I never knew if it was headed north or south. I never saw the night train - I only ever heard its wail. It was reassuring. Even though my neck of the woods was lonely, there were train tracks connecting that loneliness to the wider world, somewhere out there. I had never been on a train. My parents had taken the B&A to Bangor for their honeymoon, but by the time I was a kid, no passengers rode the rails. Trains were a mystery to me, and I loved them. Once, my father took me to the Allagash to see something strange and wonderful - the ghost trains. In a place with nothing but untamed wilderness as far as the eye could see, we walked a path into the dense forest to discover two steam locomotives just sitting there rusting away as time ticked on. These are mighty machines from the golden age of steam and must have been worth a fortune in their day and yet, at some point in their history, someone left them where they sat, two behemoths of iron nearly a hundred tons each, a hundred miles from any discernible tracks. I think they serve as a reminder that once, real trains broke through the dense forest, intruding into a wild place that eventually shut them out and left them for dead. Sometimes trains can intrude upon our lives. We're trying to get somewhere in a hurry and the lights start to flash and the blockade arms go down and we're waiting for ten minutes while a freight train crosses our path. It's huge, longer than a skyscraper is tall, and it takes a long time to crawl past us so we can be on our way. The train I heard as a boy intruded on my sleep. But there are trains, some say, that run on their own tracks, on tracks that aren't even really there, on tracks that were abandoned years ago. These trains shouldn't even be there, and they intrude upon our reality, our perception of what is possible. I've never seen one, but they've been reported for well over a century, nearly since the invention of the train itself. From The New York Times, 1886 “An old story, which may be of interest to the students of psychical research, comes from Old Orchard. Before the Boston and Maine Railroad was extended to Portland, visitors reached Old Orchard by a branch of the Eastern Road. Since the building of the former road's extension the branch had been abandoned, and no trains have run over it for years. The rails are up, and in many places the roadbed destroyed. Last Summer, as a party of Canadian gentlemen, three in number, were walking along this deserted road, they heard distinctly the rumble of an approaching train. It came nearer and nearer, and yet nothing was seen. As it came close to them, they all involuntarily jumped from the track, and the invisible train passed them, going toward the beach, the sound growing fainter as it went on. The gentlemen were much frightened, and one was quite overcome by the occurrence. He could not shake off the impression that had been left, and declared that he knew something terrible was to happen. That very afternoon he received a dispatch from friends in Montreal telling him that his wife and only child had been killed by a railroad accident that very forenoon.” What are we to make of this tale? Given the lack of specific information it's likely it was one of the small stories buried in the New York Times in the late 1880s designed to give the reader a bit of a fright, to appeal, perhaps, to their appreciation of the unknown. Modern journalism isn't much better and often is written to appeal to emotion rather than to only relate the facts of a happening. It frankly defies belief, but then again, doesn't every ghost story, everywhere, at any time? Ghost trains are by no means a local New England phenomenon. In fact, anywhere railroads have been laid down, stories of phantom trains have been reported from all around the globe, from South Africa and India to South America and Canada. The Maine Woods, even today, are thick and cover a vast area. Maine retains the title of the most forested state in the country, surpassing even the states in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. For many, the Maine woods were a green spot on the map, a place they would never quite venture into, a no man's land of bog, thick undergrowth, sweeping vistas of tall trees, wild animals, and perhaps, something more. Perhaps there was something about the Maine woods that made them different, special in ways other woodlands were not. For thousands of years, the only people who lived here were the indigenous “People of the Dawn,” the Wabanaki Confederacy of many tribes with the Penobscot being the largest. They have their stories of beings who inhabit the woods, ancient beings of power and magic. They do not report to us anything like a phantom locomotive in their lore. The trains came to Maine almost as soon as they were invented. The lumbermen were already here, first looking for tall pines to use as masts for the tall ships and then the timber needed to build the great cities rising. These men were intruders and those who spent enough time in the deep woods had a respect for those places where no one ever goes. But they went to those places, nevertheless. The first train tracks laid in Maine were from Bangor to Old Town in 1836, only seven years after George Stephenson created the first viable locomotive in England in 1829. Though only 12 miles long, it was the first railroad in the state. From there, tracks were laid through forest and fen, areas were harvested, and then the men left, abandoning the tracks and taking the train to new areas, leaving them to be reclaimed by the woody root and forgotten to the memory of people. But something remained. A story is told of a Bangor and Aroostook train running on the Canadian Pacific's track near Moosehead Lake in the early 1900s. Those tracks cut across Maine running east-west, providing the quickest rail route connecting Montreal with Saint John, New Brunswick and Halifax. One spring night, a phantom train appeared and it seemed to have a purpose. The early spring is a time of ice breaking and flowing down the rivers, lodging in places, and often causing destruction. Late one night a B&A train was making its way up a grade near the southwest of Moosehead Lake when they heard the sound of another train's whistle in the distance. This wasn't all that strange. Passing trains, especially this far from civilization, often saluted each other as they approached and they reasoned that was what was happening. But the chief engineer looked behind and saw a light behind his own train, growing brighter and larger as it approached. Clearly, the following train's speed was great. The chief engineer had his mate telegraph ahead to the next siding so the attendant could throw the switch and allow them to get off the track so this train didn't run into them. In the meantime, the two railroad men increased their own speed so they would not be overtaken, but it was touch and go. For a few desperate moments, the trains sped into the night with the rear locomotive gaining on the front locomotive with every passing minute. Their anxious shoveling of coal into the firebox must have been accompanied by desperate shouting - was this train following them a special and if it was, why hadn't anyone told them? Closer and closer the rear train gained and it was only at the last minute that the two engineers successfully turned their train into the siding. As they did so, they watched as the following train passed them by. It was only an engine and its tender car - no other cars attached. They could see the cab, well-lit, was empty. The switchman ran to the two engineers whose train was now stopped and asked, “How did you fellas know to stop here? Did you know the bridge collapsed up ahead? The ice from the break up bound up against the supports and took her down! I just found out. How did you two know to stop?” The two engineers looked at each other in amazement, their faces white with fear. “We didn't,” they replied. “We pulled over to get out of the way of that damned special that was tailing us. Nearly ran us off the tracks!” The switchman gave them a puzzled look. “Special? What special? You're the only train on the tracks tonight.” He had neither heard nor seen the train that caused the two men to stop their own locomotive before they made it to the bridge. Not every example of a phantom train has occurred on an actual railroad. Many tales told by those who worked in the deep woods described phantom trains that ran amidst the trees themselves, far from any ‘ribbon of steel' upon which to ride. Sometimes, it's an entire train, but other times, it is merely a light. Ghosts usually are described as haunting a place, a static location that can be pinpointed on a map, but ghost trains are a different kind of apparition altogether. They move through the world and their purpose is unclear, though it seems that they might be a foreteller, a harbinger, of sorts. Lincoln's funeral train, the Lincoln Special, has been reported to appear on April 21st somewhere between Washington D.C. and Springfield, Illinois, near the anniversary of his death. There is a small train that precedes it, with a band playing silently as it passes by slowly. Then there's the train carrying the body of the president, all bedecked in black crepe with ghostly figures staring blankly into the night as it moves along toward a destination it never achieves. Whatever a phantom train is, it certainly is a part of the folklore of the modern world. We don't have as many tales of phantom planes, although some exist. So far, we don't have phantom spaceships climbing the skies, though we do have strange objects in the skies. We have stories of phantom cars, but that is fodder for another tale. It seems that moving from place to place has become an essential part of the human condition, something humans do as part of simply being alive. Alive? Perhaps we need to keep moving, even after we're done living? A poet from Orono, Maine wrote a poem in 1886. We only know him by his initials, B.B. In his poem his details seeing something otherworldly and wonders about its meaning. “The Railway” by B.B. (originally published in the Gospel Banner, Augusta, Maine 1850) I went one day, when very young Upon a railway ride, I thought there was another train Went with us, side by side. The shadow of our own went on Beside the railway track, And noiselessly and rapidly Kept on, and never back. I wondered at that other train That went so swift and still, And leapt o'er chase, lakes and streams, O'er valley, gorge and hill. And while I saw it gliding on, Forever by our side, Meseemed it was a phantom-train Went with our railway ride. My merry comrades laughed, but I In horror held my breath; I thought ours was the Train of Life Chased by the Train of Death. Since then, a very many years Full rapidly have sped, Yet with them all have I beheld The Railroad of the Dead. Death - Life's grim shadow - through them all With life has kept its pace, And I have sorrowed sore to see We gain not in the race. The world around me laugh at me Because I am not gay, And yet I know that in their glee They hurry all away. REFERENCES “Ghost Train”. Wikipedia.org. Retrieved 22 Jul 2022. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_train “Lincoln's Phantom Ghost Train: Night Switchman Describes Eyewitness Account in 1872”, Unmasked History Magazine, October 22, 2019. Michaud, Al, Fortean Forest, 2020.Antlerian Press, pp.11-30 Stansfield, Charles A., Haunted Maine, 2007, Stackpole Books. “The Phantom Train”, The New York Times, May 16, 1886, page 3
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