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The James Altucher Show
849 - Is the Fed playing footsies with The Inflation? and What is TALENT? with Tyler Cowen

The James Altucher Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 53:15


It's been almost 6 months now, what is The Fed doing?  How should we tackle the inflation issue? Is there a recession coming?I had a theory about what is The Fed doing, and Tyler agrees with me!Tyler Cowen, an American economist, columnist, blogger, and author, was supposed to come on to talk about his new book, but before that, we had to talk about the pressing issues on hand. The Fed, the inflation, and possibly the recession! Of course, Tyler is cautiously optimistic about all of it!Then we went on and talk about his new book, Talent: How to Identify Energizers, Creatives, and Winners Around the World! What is talent, and how do we identify one? Talent is no longer just better at something than anyone else. Nowadays, talent is more than that! Talent is as Tyler put it, able to identify the social structure that you're in, and figure out how to fit in!Listen to this episode, and hopefully, you'll find the new definition of Talent!Visit Notepd.com to read more idea lists, or sign up and create your own idea list!My new book Skip The Line is out! Make sure you get a copy wherever you get your new book!Join You Should Run For President 2.0 Facebook Group, and we discuss why should run for president.I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast.Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts:Apple PodcastsStitcheriHeart RadioSpotify Follow me on Social Media:YouTubeTwitterFacebook

TechnoRetro Dads
Enjoy Stuff: Anniversary of the Clones

TechnoRetro Dads

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 83:09


Journey across the stars on the anniversary of Star Wars Episode II - Attack of the Clones. Jay and Shua remember what it was like in 2002 when we returned to the galaxy far, far away for another prequel and why we still love it.    Soon, we will get to see Hayden Christiansen reprise his role as Anakin Skywalker, ne Darth Vader, in the new Obi Wan series. But this week we remember when we met him for the first time in the sequel to the prequel Attack of the Clones.    News The Quantum Leap series gets a series order at NBC Cobra Kai season V will be here before we expected Mike Myers returns in a new series on Netflix called The Pentaverate The Blockbuster Video series is making progress at Netflix What we're Enjoying Shua has been keeping up with movies at the Alamo Drafthouse by using his newly purchased season pass. It's been a nice way to spend time with his wife and see great movies at the same time. Jay also visited a movie theater to experience the wild, controversial new Marvel movie, Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.    Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout Be sure to check out Jay's articles on Retrozap.com. This week he looks at the 1994 Ray Liotta movie No Escape. And make sure to check out MCULocationScout.com for some Moon Knight locations and soon, more Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.    Enjoy movies! It was 20 years ago today, Yoda made Count Dooku pay! Star Wars Episode II - Attack of the Clones premiered in May of 2002 and continued the story of Phantom Menace ten years later.    Even then the film got mixed reviews, but there is no doubt that there are some absolutely incredible accomplishments made by George.    Jay and Shua remember all the hype and fun that was to be had during this summer. Plus, we discuss some of the things we love about the movie.   Where does Attack of the Clones rank on your list? Can you find ways to enjoy the film? Did you read all the way to the bottom? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Sand isn't so bad” will get a special mention on the show.  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to podcast@enjoystuff.com

Where Streams Come True
44. LEGO Star Wars the New Yoda Chronicles: Race for the Holocrons (2014)

Where Streams Come True

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 38:50


The last one recorded at Studio 76. It's been an honor Contact us at WhereStreamsComeTrue@gmail.com @WSCTpod on Twitter Anchor.FM/WhereStreamsComeTrue

The Adam Dunn Show
TADS051322- Adam Dunn Show 05 - 13 - 22 - LED Battle Royale

The Adam Dunn Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 157:06


Fight , fight , fight ! This week we have our long awaited LED BATTLE ROYALE betweey local (David) @blackdogled with its Phyto-Genesis Spectrum lighting precisely delivering exactly what particular spectrum the plant needs and nothing else. Up against industry ( Goliath) @fohse.inc which puts out full spectrum white LED's that cap out at 1500 watts per fixture and weigh 75 pounds these lights put out some impressive numbers and luckily we will have some experts on hand to help figured out this Micromole madness! Refereeing the event Eric from our incredible in house LED sponsors @iluminarlighting will help us field questions and delve into the hardware from each of our participants. If there are deeper issues or questions we will consult in the Canna industry lighting guru Mr Wolf Segal aka @therealfarmerinthesky Wolf has been there from the beginning of the indoor growing scene from writing for Sinsemilla Tips, to being part of the original design team of the first parabolic hood and he was also responsible for creating the growing style of “sea of green” he spent some extended break time after having the honor of being busted with the “largest indoor garden” to date with over 12,000 plants ….he is our lighting Yoda. So if your in the market for a LED or you just like a good fight tune in this Friday the 13th YouTube.com/adamdunnshow 4:20ish - 7:10 MT #LEDBATTLE #iluminarlighting #seedsherenow #sagemastaselect #davesstillhere #herbanhouse #warpt4life #flickinbeans #culturedbiologix

Star Wars Theory
ANAKIN KILLS OBI-WAN AND EVERY JEDI MASTER TO MEET PADME (CANON)

Star Wars Theory

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 11:33


Darth Vader goes through the gates on Mustafar and meets Padme...but not without fighting his enemies along the way (Obi-wan, Mace Windu, Yoda, Plo Koon etc..) Star Wars Theory Comics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

ForceCenter
YODA'S FORCE LESSONS- The Clone Wars Report - EP 72

ForceCenter

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 125:16


The Clone Wars Report Chronological rewatch continues! This episode: Episodes 611, 612, 613 - Voices, Destiny, and SacrificeFrom the minds of Ken Napzok (comedian, host of The Napzok Files), Joseph Scrimshaw (comedian, writer, host of the Obsessed podcast), and Jennifer Landa (actress, YouTuber, crafter, contributor on StarWars.com) comes the ForceCenter Podcast Feed. Here you will find a series of shows exploring, discussing, and celebrating everything about Star Wars. Subscribe on Acast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts. Listen on TuneIn, Stitcher, Spotify, and more!Follow ForceCenter!Watch on YouTube!Support us on PatreonForceCenter merch!All from ForceCenter: https://linktr.ee/ForceCenter See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

16:1
Teachers in Talkies

16:1

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 53:26


In this episode, Katie and Chelsea develop a very complex and completely ridiculous teacher evaluation system in order to put some of their favorite educators from nostalgia-inducing movies and tv shows to the test. Chelsea makes a compelling argument against Yoda, while Katie firmly supports Miss Honey from "Matilda" with ten out of five pencils (it will make sense if you listen)! Katie shares what she learns from the mothers in her workplace, and Chelsea covers a bad combination of birds being and algae. We know teachers across the US are dealing with the stresses of the end of a school year, so we're keeping this one light. Make sure you are taking care of yourselves!Sources:Wikipedia - YodaWikipedia - "The Birds" FilmWikipedia - "Mean Girls" FilmWikipedia - "Dead Poets Society" FilmWikipedia - "Matilda" FilmJohn Spencer - "Was Yoda a Good Teacher?"Boy Meets World Fandom - Mr. FeenyWikipedia - Teacher in Space Project 

Star Wars & Scotch
Episode 82: Disney's Multiverse In A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Star Wars & Scotch

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 50:11


With only 15 days left till Obi-Wan, keep up with Kevin & Tim as they dive into the Obi-Wan trailer, if Star Wars is in the Marvel Multiverse, and whether or not Darth Vader is an anti-hero!0:01:01 Intro0:03:04 Kings Coast & GCX0:05:49 Obi-Wan & Celebration0:07:19 Last Week's Episode  0:08:34 Disney Money0:09:44 Obi-Wan Trailer Reaction0:11:34 Grand Emperor Zerg0:12:34 Dr. Strange Star Wars Link0:13:54 Does Star Wars Exist in the Marvel Multiverse0:15:34 Kevin Motions with Dr Strange Ride0:23:56 Dr Strange (Wrong Movie)0:24:34 Disney Buying DC  0:26:34 Amalgam Comic Crossover0:29:04 Ahsoka Filming Begins0:33:19 The Emperor Returns0:38:54 Vader Commentary0:41:34 What do you think?0:44:14 Obi-Wan Bounty Poster0:46:34 Yoda is Insane0:48:04 Lighting Rounds in Batuu0:49:22 Wrapping Up Gaming Community Expo '22 Tickets and Information: https://www.gcxevent.com/ Love Coffee? Check out the Kings Coast Coffee Co.:https://kingscoast.coffee/Join the Loot Pool:https://patreon.com/raredropVisit us at:https://raredrop.co/Watch the streams:https://fb.gg/darkness429https://twitch.tv/RareDrophttps://twitch.tv/OldFashionedPodcasthttps://twitch.tv/GCXEventFollow them on Twitter:https://twitter.com/kevinxvisionhttps://twitter.com/Darkness429https://twitter.com/RareDropCohttps://twitter.com/OldFashionPodhttps://twitter.com/GCXEvent 

Pixie Dust Twins Podcast
You Will Be a Jedi. I Promise.

Pixie Dust Twins Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 74:34


It's time to dive into the Star Wars prequels, Pixie Dusters! Honestly, these are not Ashley and Sammi's favorite movies, so these episodes should be interesting....today they look at The Phantom Menace, who introduced us to baby Anakin, Jar Jar, and the awesome Padme. Of course, Dan is back to share some key insights into the making of the film, and to keep things on the lightside when Ashley and Sammi wander off into a bit of a rant. What do you think of Episode I? Share your thoughts on their social media! Next week: Attack of the Clones! Another show favorite....haha.Follow the Pixie Dust Twins on Instagram and TikTok: @pixiedusttwinspodcastFollow Dan the Man on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DanTasticEntertainmentand on Instagram: @dgcinemaSimplify your next Disney vacation by contacting Magical Travel by Brian today at 716-983-2637. You can also reach out through email at Brian@magicaltravel.com or on Facebook or Instagram Messages. Remember without a travel agent, you're on your own! Support the show

Tickets Please
79: Kathryn Watches Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Tickets Please

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 70:15


In part two of our three part series on the original Star Wars trilogy, Kathryn watches The Empires Strikes Back for the very first time.Topics include the absolute VIBES of snowy Hoth, Han and Leia's sexual tension, Yoda being iconic, and a detour about whether Aidan was a good guy to Carrie or not. Oh, and something about somebody's father.If you enjoyed this episode, share it with someone you think might like it too.  And support the show by leaving us five stars on SpotifyHave a question or suggestion? Just want to say hey?Email: ticketspleasepodcast@gmail.comInstagram: @ticketspleasepodTiktok: @ticketspleasepodTwitter: @tixpleasepod

IVM Likes
May The 4th Be With You!

IVM Likes

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 49:24


May the 4th be with you!That's exactly how we start our episode as we wish all our listeners a very happy Star Wars week. On this week's episode Snayhil and Antariksh are joined by Abbas Momin to talk everything Star Wars. Abbas is a proud Star Wars fan and he tells us tales about how he got into the mania of arguably one of the greatest franchise in world cinema. The Bollywood connection of Star Wars, India's attempt to recreate it, and the probable cast if we actually make a big budget Bollywood Star Wars rip-off!!!For all this and much more, tune into this week's episode of IVM Likes.Recommendations:Snayhil recommends Biswa Kalyan Rath's new stand up set, Strong Pessimist that is being performed live at comedy studios. Abbas Momin recommends "Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood," a movie that you can stream on Netflix. Antariksh recommends a Youtube channel that goes by the name, Comic Breakdown. Tune in for all this and much more.Follow Antariksh on Instagram: https://instagram.com/antarikshtFollow Snayhil on Instagram : https://instagram.com/snayhilFollow Abbas Momin on Instagram: https://instagram.com/abbasmomin88?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=Have topics or things that you'd like for us to cover on the show? Reach out to us at talktous@indusvox.comYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

The Weekly Planet
Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones - Caravan Of Garbage

The Weekly Planet

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 47:16


Star Wars: Episode II Attack Of The Clones is largely believed to be the middle film in the prequel trilogy. Dealing with the genesis of the clone army and wars it has us witness forbidden love blossom between Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala, a new Sith Lord in Count Dooku, an assassination whodunnit and Yoda's first on screen lightsaber battle. Oh and the origin of Jango/Boba Fett and those bombs that go bwooooaaaaarrwwwww which is pretty cool. Thanks for listening to our Caravan Of Garbage review!SUBSCRIBE HERE ►► http://goo.gl/pQ39jNVideo Edition ► https://youtu.be/epsZW4amaI0Help support the show and get early episodes ► https://bigsandwich.co/Patreon ► https://patreon.com/mrsundaymoviesJames' Twitter ► http://twitter.com/mrsundaymoviesMaso's Twitter ► http://twitter.com/wikipediabrownPatreon ► https://patreon.com/mrsundaymoviesT-Shirts/Merch ► https://www.teepublic.com/stores/mr-sunday-movies The Weekly Planet iTunes ► https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-weekly-planet/id718158767?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 The Weekly Planet Direct Download ► https://play.acast.com/s/theweeklyplanetAmazon Affiliate Link ► https://amzn.to/2nc12P4 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Love Your Work
278. Summary: The Elements of Eloquence: Secrets of the Perfect Turn of Phrase

Love Your Work

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 11:48


There are some invisible structures in language, and using them can be the difference between your message being forgotten or living through the ages. These are The Elements of Eloquence, which is the title of Mark Forsyth's book. I first picked this up a couple years ago, and have read it several times since then. I think it's one of the best writing books, and has dramatically improved my writing. Here is my summary of The Elements of Eloquence: Secrets of the Perfect Turn of Phrase. How powerful could this stuff be? Can hidden patterns in language really be the difference between being remembered and forgotten? The technical term for the study of these patterns is “rhetoric,” and yes, it can make a big difference. Misremembered phrases While it's hard to find data on what has been forgotten – see 99.9% of everything ever said or written – there are examples of things that have been misremembered. You've heard the expression, “blood, sweat, and tears.” That comes from a Winston Churchill speech. He actually said he had “nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.” Remember when, in The Wizard of Oz, the Wicked Witch of the West said, “Fly, my pretties, fly!”? Well, it never happened. She actually merely exclaimed “Fly!” four times in a row. The line remembered as “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”, was actually "Heav'n has no rage, like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury, like a woman scorned." I'll get into some theories about why these phrases were misremembered in a bit. Non-sensical expressions You can also see evidence of the power of rhetoric in expressions that have spread through culture. Sometimes they don't make literal sense, but have appealing patterns. It “takes two to tango,” but why not “it takes two to waltz”? People go “whole hog,” but why not “whole pig”? Why “cool as a cucumber”? Why “dead as a doornail”? Alliteration You may have noticed these phrases all have alliteration, which is the simplest of rhetorical forms. You're probably already familiar with it. All you have to do to use alliteration is start a couple words in a phrase with the same letter. I've noticed some evidence of the power of alliteration looking at expressions across English and Spanish. For example, if you directly translated “the tables have turned,” which is said often, nobody would know what you were talking about. But they would understand if you directly translated “the things have changed,” which nobody says. In Spanish, that's “las cosas han cambiado.” See? Alliteration. Tricolon So, why was Winston Churchill's quote misremembered as “blood, sweat, and tears.” Forsyth thinks it was probably because the tricolon is more appealing than the tetracolon. A tricolon is when three things are listed, a tetracolon, four. Famous tricolons include, “Eat, drink, and be merry,” and “It's a bird! It's a plane! It's superman.” Barack Obama's short victory speech in 2008 had twenty-one tricolons. Forsyth points out that tricolons seem to be more memorable if the first two things are short and closely-related, and the final thing is longer and a little more abstract. Like, “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Isocolon Tricolon is three things, tetracolon is four, so is isocolon just one? In a way. An isocolon is not one thing, but one structure, repeated two times. For example, “Roses are red. Violets are blue.” Epizeuxis When you do repeat one thing, that's called epizeuxis. So, when the Wicked Witch of the West said, “Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly!,” that was epizeuxis, but it didn't turn out to be memorable. Diacope People think the Wicked Witch of the West said “Fly, my pretties, fly!” That structure is called a diacope, which is essentially a verbal sandwich. It's one word or phrase, then another word or phrase, then that same word or phrase once again. So “Burn, baby burn,” from the song “Disco Inferno” was diacope, and so was one of the most famous lines in film, “Bond. James Bond.” Why do people think the Wicked Witch of the West said, “Fly, my pretties, fly!”? Probably not only because diacope is a more memorable form than epizeuxis, but also because there's other diacope in the film, such as “Run, Toto. Run!” Zeugma So, why did the phrase “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned,” live on? I notice there's some alliteration in the phrase (“Hell hath...”), but Forsyth doesn't attribute any rhetorical structures to the phrase. However – besides the sweeping generalization about women that can't help but tickle the tribal human mind – the actual, original phrase came in the form of zeugma. Zeugma is using one verb to apply action to multiple clauses. So if you write “Tom likes whisky, Dick vodka, Harry crack cocaine,” you're using the verb “likes” one time for all three clauses, instead of repeating it. So the original phrase was from a seventeenth-century play called The Mourning Bride, and, once again, went “Heav'n has no rage, like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury, like a woman scorned.” The having is attributed to both heaven and hell, which makes it a zeugma. Ironically, Forsyth points out, there's a few phrases using zeugma that aren't remembered as such. So zeugma is memorable, but it's not. My personal theory is zeugmas take more attention to process. They make you stop and read it again. That extra attention helps us remember, but our memories are simplistic. This is something I get to see firsthand when people tell me they've read one of my books. You'd be amazed the different variations the human mind puts on simple titles such as The Heart to Start or Mind Management, Not Time Management. Chiasmus We've established that alliteration is pretty powerful for creating memorable phrases, and we've talked about why some short phrases are misremembered. But what about longer pieces of prose? The most powerful rhetorical form for a full sentence has to be the chiasmus. The word chiasmus comes from the Greek letter, “chi,” which is shaped like an X. So, chiasmus is when language crosses over. For example, when the three musketeers said, “One for all, and all for one,” that was chiasmus. The structure is ABBA, which happens to also be the name of a band that didn't do too poorly. Politicians use chiasmus a lot. Hillary Clinton said, in her bid for president, “The true test is not the speeches a president delivers, it's whether the president delivers on the speeches.” Forsyth points out that JFK's inauguration speech was “chiasmus crazy.” Having watched it on YouTube, I have to agree, there's enough chiasmus to make you dizzy. But at least one of those phrases lived on: “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” One chiasmus I've noticed – on a more granular level – is in the title of The Four Hour Work Week. It's a chiasmus of assonance – assonance being the repetition of vowel sounds. It goes, E-O-O-O-E: The Four Hour Work Week. Mix that in with a little alliteration (“Work Week”), and a promise you can't ignore (working four hours a week), and you've got a book title with a chance to be a hit. Anadiplosis, Epistrophe, Anaphora A few more rhetorical forms that have to do with the order of words within clauses: anadiplosis, epistrophe, and anaphora. Anadiplosis is repeating the last word or phrase of a clause as the first word or phrase of the next. Yoda used anadiplosis when he said, “Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” Malcolm X used anadiplosis of phrases when he said, “Once you change your philosophy, you change your thought pattern. Once you change your thought pattern, you change your attitude.” That's also anaphora, which is starting each sentence or clause with the same words. Anaphora was also used in the Bible: “A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted,” which just sounds wrong if you're more used to the adaptation of this in the song, “Turn! Turn! Turn!”, by The Byrds. Now, if you end each clause, sentence, or paragraph with the same word or phrase, that's something different. That's called epistrophe. Dean Martin used epistrophe, singing, “When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, That's amore. When the world seems to shine like you've had too much wine, That's amore.” Honorable mention There's of course much more to The Elements of Eloquence. The terms for these rhetorical forms are intimidating and hard to remember, but Mark Forsyth weaves together his descriptions with incredible, well, eloquence. Some other forms that deserve honorable mention: Syllepsis: using a word one time, but in two different ways. “Make love not war,” is a subtle syllepsis. Polyptoton: using a word twice, as both a noun and an adjective. “Please please me” was a polyptoton. Hendiadys: using an adjective as a noun, such as if you were to say, “I'm going to the noise and the city.” Merism: referring to the parts, rather than the whole, such as when you say, “ladies and gentlemen.” Metonymy: using a thing or place to represent something that thing or place is connected to, such as if you were to say, “Downing street was left red-faced last night at news that the White House was planning to attack the British Crown with the support of Wall Street.” There's your Elements of Eloquence summary There's my summary of The Elements of Eloquence. There's a lot more in the book about bringing eloquence to longer passages of text, such as through rhythmical structures like iambic pentameter. Will using these structures automatically make your writing great? No, in fact if you practice these structures, your writing will probably be a little strange at first. But you're probably already using some of these concepts, and with some knowledge and practice, you can use them more adeptly. The Elements of Eloquence is a fantastic writing book. I read it over and over. I highly recommend it. About Your Host, David Kadavy David Kadavy is author of Mind Management, Not Time Management, The Heart to Start and Design for Hackers. Through the Love Your Work podcast, his Love Mondays newsletter, and self-publishing coaching David helps you make it as a creative. Follow David on: Twitter Instagram Facebook YouTube Subscribe to Love Your Work Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Stitcher YouTube RSS Email Support the show on Patreon Put your money where your mind is. Patreon lets you support independent creators like me. Support now on Patreon »     Show notes: http://kadavy.net/blog/posts/elements-of-eloquence-summary/

Moore Time
May the 4th

Moore Time

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 22:20


Here's the season 5 opener. As the youngest say we "nerded out" on this one. May the 4th be with you is all we'll say. Support the show

Mostly Rational
Mostly Rational - Episode 25 - Star! Peace! Now!

Mostly Rational

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 86:23


Welcome to our 5th annual Star Wars Day episode of Mostly Rational! Today, we have special guest, Shayan Diamond, on to help us answer the MYRIAD Star Wars questions our listeners sent in this year. We also have a very knowledgeable--yet silent--peanut gallery helping us out along the way. Please enjoy, and May the Fourth Be With You! P.S. This was a really tricky episode to edit, so there are a few sound issues. I tried, Aston! I tried! And don't you quote Yoda at me!! P.P.S. To say it's been a rough week or so for my family would be...an understatement. So please just appreciate that it's going up on the correct day (instead of in July like last year)! 

Debbins On Demand Podcast
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Debbins On Demand Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 6:04


Yoda's original name in the Star Wars screenplay, Rochester came in 2nd place for most snowfall, why the Rochester airport is better than you think, and more! 

Movies, Films and Flix
MFF Final Fights - Episode 41 (Star Wars: Episode III - The Revenge of the Sith - The Skirmish in the Senate)

Movies, Films and Flix

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 19:30


Mark and Megan discuss the fantastic brawl between Yoda and Darth Sidious in Star Wars: Episode III - The Revenge of the Sith. In this episode, they talk about high ground, beating up guards, and evil cackling. Enjoy!

Dermot & Dave
Did You Know These Facts About Star Wars?

Dermot & Dave

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 7:29


May the 4th be with you guys! [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/04121135/DavesWorld_MayTheFourth_0405.mp3"][/audio] This one is a Dave's World Star Wars Special and it doesn't disappoint. Dave has some very cool Star Wars facts for the date that's in it (4th of May - May the 4th be with you. Get it? Get it?) Dave has facts like, what was Yoda's name before he was called Yoda? Click Play above to hear all the facts.

Children of the Adams
#141 – Star Wars Machete Order: Revenge of the Sith & Return of the Jedi

Children of the Adams

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 88:45


A review of the iconic films of the Star Wars franchise, but using an unconventional method. For those unfamiliar, the Machete Order aims to streamline the viewing experience and to make it more enjoyable; by removing Phantom Menace and watching the films in the following order: A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, and Return of the Jedi. But as a treat, we included (and started with) Rogue One.  And so, this show is about the last two films in the order, Revenge of the Sith & Return of the Jedi. These movies feature some of the greatest lightsaber battles of all-time, a few confounding plot holes, Yoda's similarity to Roger Murtaugh from Lethal Weapon, and more.

Make Your Life Magnificent with Jackie + Mimi

May the 4th be with you!May 4th has become a high holiday for Star Wars fans. But for those of us that don't know Luke Skywalker from Luke Perry or think Yoda is a new kind of yogurt, you still want to celebrate. Why? Because humans are made up of energy and it's available to us to co-create our lives.  In this episode, we're going to talk about how you can access your energy and the force within you.  The eXpert Factor Are you a coach or service-based business owner who's ready to stop wasting time and start making money? Then you need The eXpert Factor, which is our one-on-one business coaching that will take you from invisible to in demand. You can learn more by going to moderngenxwoman.com/expert In this episode, we're talking about…How we can use our own personal energy to change the vibrational frequencies of particles in motion, which makes up the matter and we are made up of matter! How to use our emotions as a way to recognize the frequency of our energy  The difference between higher and lower frequency energy Mentioned in this episode: Know thyself heal thyself (article) E-Squared (book) The Emotions of Change (podcast) Are you a Modern Gen X Woman? Get the Modern Gen X Woman Manifesto. Send Me the Manifesto! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Google Podcast / Stitcher

Drink the Movies
75 - The Empire Strikes Back

Drink the Movies

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 62:18


May the 4th Be With You! We are making our way into Episode V of the Star Wars saga to celebrate, and talking one of the great sequels in movie history. This week we are mixing up 3 cocktails as we journey with Leia, Luke & Han as we try to evade the Empire, and thinking back on one of our favorite film franchises. Join us for tauntauns, Yoda, betrayal in Cloud City, John Williams being robbed of Oscar wins, and a chat about The Empire Strikes Back! This week's cocktails come from Summer Fruit Cup! https://www.instagram.com/drinkthemovies/ https://twitter.com/drinkthemovies https://www.facebook.com/drinkthemovies https://www.drinkthemovies.com

I AM Goddess Collective Podcast
223: One Woman's Nomadic Expedition into Self-Discovery with Melissa Jennewein

I AM Goddess Collective Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 87:48


Welcome back to a new season of NÜ EARTH podcast! Nixie Marie welcomes back the show with an incredibly inspiring interview with world traveler and author of Shadowed Soul, Melissa Jennewein. Melissa took a courageous journey traveling to 23 countries to find her internal compass and go within. On today's episode she shares a piece of her voyage including how she met her very own wise Yoda-teacher that helped assist her in re-shaping her old limiting beliefs and healing her past. An adventure filled with fear, loss, excitement, and ultimately discovering her true nature and relationship to abundance. What we chat about: Getting comfortable in uncharted waters Navigating fear while traveling the world How to heal and dance with your shadow self Limiting beliefs and stories that often subconsciously shape our lives The journey into the shadow Learn more about Melissa Jennewein and get a copy of her new book here: https://melissajennewein.com/ Follow Melissa's journey on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onenomadwoman/ *********** Special thanks to our sponsors! CLARYTI CLARYTI is the complete zero waste home cleaning solution made with all-natural ingredients provided by Mother Nature. Founded and created by Nixie Marie. Raise the vibes of your home with CLARYTI! www.claryti.com Get 20% off using code: HERBS Tribe love: Intro music created by Deya Dova

Prog-Watch
Episode 918 - Variety

Prog-Watch

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 89:26


Be on the lookout for a plethora of fabulous progressive rock music on this week's Prog-Watch! We'll hear from Luca Di Gennaro, Tiger Moth Tales, Checking For Echo Project, SomeWhereOut, Kaprekar's Constant, Twelfth Night, Yes, The Flower Kings, Christopher Libertino, Ben Craven, and The ESP Project! As Yoda would say, “Miss it not!”

Bleav in Wizards
Mock Draft Madness! Breaking down the entire lottery and potential targets for the Wizards

Bleav in Wizards

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 93:52


Kevin Broom (@so_wizards) of the #SoWizards Podcast and BulletsForever.com joins the show to go through the consensus lottery picks across all major mock drafts. Kevin uses his stat-based draft analysis tool (YODA) to evaluate the prospects and Matt provides an overview of their games, strengths, weaknesses, and additional context about their seasons. They also give a few more of their favorite players who may not show up in the lottery portion of most mock drafts and other players they think the Wizards should be keeping an eye on. If you're remotely interested in who the Wizards are going to end up drafting, this is a can't-miss episode for you! Presented by betonline.ag!

Gold Squadron Gays
Star Wars Vintage: Clone Wars 2-D Micro Series - Chapter 25 Review

Gold Squadron Gays

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 53:59


Star Wars Vintage: Clone Wars 2-D Micro Series - Chapter 25 Review We take a look at Chapter 25 of this amazing series directed by Genndy Tartakovsky. Follow along from when Yoda and Mace Windu realize the Chancellor is in danger, too when the series comes to a conclusion, setting the stage for Revenge of the Sith. Follow Us: @GoldSquadronGays on Instagram @GoldSquadGays on Twitter @GoldSquadronGays on TikTok Subscribe to our Youtube for Exclusive video content! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYwo19xoP81KNfxX-4Zi_hw Contact Us: Goldsquadrongays@gmail.com Theme Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/stardust License code: GNBFGWAK0CXN3KG2 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/goldsquadrongays/support

The Star Wars Skinny
Legacy of the Jedi by Jude Watson

The Star Wars Skinny

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 29:58


Get the skinny on how Yoda trained Dooku, how Dooku trained Qui-Gon, how Qui-Gon trained Obi-Wan, how Obi-Wan trained Anakin, and the goofball that has beef with all of them. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thestarwarsskinny/message

Jim and Them
Elon Buys The World - #724 Part 1

Jim and Them

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 91:46


Elon Musk Buys Twitter: It's over! A literal fascist has purchased Twitter and the WORLD is FUCKING OVER.Netflix: Hot off losing a bunch of stock money and subscribers, we now have layoffs and a new trailer for Mike Myers's The Pentaverate.Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: A blind spot for Jim and Them is the Amber Heard/Johnny Depp controversy, let's do a little catch up on the grumpy.BLOWFISH!, ILLUSION!, AIR!, BREAKING BAD!, ELON MUSK BUYS TWITTER!, 42 BILLION DOLLARS!, BIRD APP!, WORLD IS ENDING!, IT'S OVER!, SPACEX!, JOURNOS!, MY LIFE!, MY PRE-LIFE!, INCORPOREAL!, MATTER IN THE UNIVERSE!, FRANKENSTEIN!, MARY SHELLEY!, SPECTRAL PRESENCE!, JACK THE RIPPER HEADLINES!, FASCIST!, DISTRAUGHT!, LAST BASTION!, RESISTANCE!, AAVE!, VOICE!, PATREON!, REACHER!, NBA JAM!, HE'S HEATING UP!, ONEUP CABINET!, TERMINATOR 2 THE ARCADE GAME!, TIME CRISIS!, AFTER BURNER!, AEROSMITH!, REVOLUTION X!, STEPHO!, DEMI LARDNER!, JORDAN!, PIZZAGATE IS REAL!, ELON MUSK!, WHO'S LEAVING!?, TRUMP!, TRUTH SOCIAL NETWORK!, CELEBRITIES!, ALEX JONES!, DEPLATFORM!, QUIBI!, CNN+!, NEW MEDIA!, NETFLIX!, SUBSCRIBERS!, LOSS!, CANCELLED!, LAY OFFS!, ANIMATION!, BONE!, TUDUM!, TOTAL NUMBER OF TWEETS!, HALLE BERRY!, MATTHEW BRODERICK!, FERRIS BUELLER!, VEHICULAR HOMOCIDE!, BRECKIN MEYER STAND YOUR GROUND!, REBECCA GAYHEART!, NOXZEMA GIRL!, CLUELESS!, MIKE MYERS!, THE PENTAVERATE!, SERIES!, AUSTIN POWERS!, WAYNE'S WORLD!, ILLUMINATI!, FREEMASONS!, KLUMPS!, BOB ODENKIRK!, CHRIS FARLEY!, VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER!, ADAM SANDLER!, SCHMITTS GAY!, LORD OF THE RINGS!, GOLLUM ACCEPTANCE SPEECH!, DOBBY!, YODA!, CURSING!, ROCKS!, JOHNNY DEPP!, KENTUCKY!, GRUMPY!, SHIT IN THE BED!, PUBLICIZE!, AQUAMAN 2!, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN!, CINEMACON!, TOP GUN!, TOM CRUISE!, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE!, TEENAGE CRUSH!, EPIC ROMANCE!, FAN EXPERIENCE!, SNYDER CUT CULT!, ZACK SNYDER!, REBEL MOON!, STAR WARS!, LIBSOFTIKTOK!, LGBTQ FLAG!, TAYLOR LORENZ!, DOXXED!, WASHINGTON POST!, RUSSIAN BOTS!, SEEDS OF DISCONTENT!, SKYPE STARSKIPPER!, STAR WARS!You can find the videos from this episode at our Discord RIGHT HERE!

Die Stefans reloaded
Jedis, Jeburtstach und Jeschmackloses aus Darmstadt!

Die Stefans reloaded

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 44:04


+++ Wir sind nominiert für den Deutschen Podcastpreis und freuen uns sehr. Jetzt brauchen wir eure Hilfe: Bitte stimmt für uns ab, wenn euch unser Podcast gefällt. VIELEN DANK https://www.deutscher-podcastpreis.de/podcasts/die-samstagscrasher +++ Stefan Kreutzer feiert seinen Geburtstag mit schwäbischen Flamingos, mit Boris Becker und natürlich mit Sebastian Schaffstein. Der schickt nach den vielen flachen Witzen in der Sendung ein Stoßgebet zum Himmel: Im Namen der Jedis und des Yodas und des heiligen Lichtschwerts. Amen!

Kottke Ride Home
Fri. 04/29 - Books That Kill: Arsenic-Laced Covers & Other Poisonous Pigments

Kottke Ride Home

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 15:45


How an innocent trip to the library could give you arsenic poisoning. Plus, a new pterosaur fossil seems to confirm the prehistoric reptiles had some pretty cool feathers. And, how would you like to meditate with Yoda and Chewbacca? Sponsors:I Am Bio, Subscribe at bio.org/podcastMunk Pack, Use code KRH at Munkpack.com for 20% off your first purchaseLinks:Poison Book Project (Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library) These green books are poisonous—and one may be on a shelf near you (National Geographic)Prussian blue and its partner in crime (Journal of Art in Society) When We Cease to Understand the World by Benjamin Labatut and Adrian Nathan West Pterosaur discovery solves ancient feather mystery (ScienceDaily)This ancient creature developed feathers long before the dinosaurs (Inverse)Fossil of Sick Pterosaur Crest Reveals Clues to Feather Color (Gizmodo) Star Wars and Headspace let you practice mindfulness in a galaxy far, far away (Mashable)Best Star Wars Day Deals: Early Discounts Available Ahead Of May The 4th (Gamespot)Gene Wilder Documentary in the Works at White Horse Pictures (Collider) It's Always Something a book by Gilda RadnerJackson Bird on TwitterSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Steebee Weebee Show
263: Awol One on The Steebee Weebee Show

The Steebee Weebee Show

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 61:32


Awol One joins The Steebee Weebee Show for the 1st time!!! We talk about: the cover art to the Shapeshifters album-Adopted By Aliens, being contacted by Lucasfilm for using Yoda art, how the LA group Shapeshifters was formed, his crew-CBS, early 4-track recordings, him playing the Soundset Music Festival in Minnesota, how he met Kool Keith from Ultramagnetic MC's, his bandmate-Circus: finding a notebook filled with alien symbols, the impact of visual art in his trajectory, The Cloaks performing at an upcoming festival: Back To Basics, Awol's- Speakerface.store, the term "All City" ,the late and talented musician-Eyedea , and much more !!!!Go to: https://www.youtube.com/steebeeweebee to watch. *Go to: Nutrafol.com and use code: STEEBEE to save $15 off your first month's subscription...Stand up for your strands and get Nutrafol!!! More: Awol https://www.instagram.com/awolone Scissor Bros YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/scissorbros ** Now on iTunes:  https://goo.gl/CdSwyV ** Subscribe: https://goo.gl/d239PO Little Ray promises a Karma Boost if you join our Patreon: https://goo.gl/aiOi7J Or, click here for a one time Karma Boost. https://www.paypal.me/steebeeweebeeshow/2 More Steven: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/quangou Bandcamp: https://steebeeweebee.bandcamp.com/ Itunes: https://goo.gl/PSooa0 WEBSITE: https://www.steebeeweebeeshow.com Send stuff to: 1425 N. Cherokee Ave P.O. Box 1391 Los Angeles, CA 90093

Star Wars Theory
WHAT IF ANAKIN BEAT OBI-WAN AND PALPATINE BEAT YODA? - FAN FICTION

Star Wars Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 21:47


In Revenge of the Sith, Obi-Wan went to Mustafar in Padme's ship to confront Anakin and defeat him, as per orders from Yoda. Yoda went to the emperor to do the same and hopefully put an end to the Sith.  Now, if it weren't for Anakin's arrogance, losing his fight with Obi-Wan, and if it weren't for Sidious unable to find Yoda to finish him off, the galaxy would be a different place for sure. No Jedi would have survived, and Padme would have been taken with Anakin to give birth to Leia and Luke. Things would surely look differently, let's begin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Great Disturbances
Yoda Gollum

Great Disturbances

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 41:41


Paul and Rich, having not been able to find a decent stash of Yoda-centric comics, decided to do a Yoda-defining arc of Clone Wars episodes.  In this three episode arc, Yoda searches for answers to the question "is there individuality within the Force," but he also fights a Yoda Gollem or some shit. Find GREAT DISTURBANCES on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at greatdisturbances@gmail.com  We'd love a review, too!  Tell us what you think by leaving a few words on the podcast app of your choice! 

Podcast Stardust
Episode 405 - Attack of the Clones, Part 4 - Meet the Kaminoans

Podcast Stardust

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 66:30


Obi-Wan Kenobi arrives on Kamino and discovers the clone army while Anakin and Padmé consult with the Queen of Naboo and head for the lake country. This discussion of Attack of the Clones covers the segment of the movie that runs from 36:03 to 47:47 on Disney+. In this fully armed and operational episode, we discuss: Obi-Wan Kenobi consulting with Yoda and the younglings on the location of Kamino, Anakin and Padmé's arrival on Naboo and their confrontation about security, The reveal of the Clone Army on Kamino and the introduction of the Kaminoans, Arrival at the Lake Country on Naboo and Padmé and Anakin's kiss, and Lama Su's description of the clones. If you enjoyed this discussion of Attack of the Clones, check out our last discussion of the movie in episode 390. Thanks for joining us for another episode! Subscribe to Podcast Stardust for all your Star Wars news, reviews, and discussion wherever you get your podcasts. And please leave us a five star review on Apple Podcasts. Find Jay and her cosplay adventures on J.Snips Cosplay on Instagram. Follow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | YouTube. T-shirts, hoodies, stickers, masks, and posters are available on TeePublic. Find all episodes on RetroZap.com.

LMNOP
Episode 46 – Hey Yoda!

LMNOP

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 127:10


Genetics. Anesthesiology. Formula 1 drama. Playing 5,000 hours on Runescape and earning no points. These are all things Val learned about this week, from friend of the show Joe "Bulldozer"! We watched season 2, episode 22 of Elementary, Paint It Black. Joan has been kidnapped! Will the rich little Holmes boys save her? Will she save her captor's cousin? What's Val's cousin up to these days? Also, is torture bad? These are all questions we dive into answering this week as we take a trip to everyone's least favorite Ren Faire, Demonic Times. Joe (he/him) @thetallestjew Intro song by Noah Geist Outro song is Watching the Detectives by Elvis Costello Join our discord!

Your Brain on Facts
We Can't Have Nice Things - Radio Contests (ep. 193)

Your Brain on Facts

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 33:48


It's the return of our ocassional series, We Can't Have Nice Things.  This week, we look at radio contest and promotions that went badly wrong, often at the draft stage.  Free nude wedding anyone? 1-star review shirt! and shirt raising money for Ukraine Red Cross at yourbrainonfacts.com/merch 02:45 Radio Luxembourg's Ice Block Challenge 06:02 Bait & switch 10:12 Rules are rules 17:36 Review and news 20:40 No accounting for taste 22:15 Library of Chaos 27:27 Good, better, breast 30:08  Playing matchmaker  Links to all the research resources are on the website. Hang out with your fellow Brainiacs.  Reach out and touch Moxie on Facebook, Twitter,  or Instagram.  Become a patron of the podcast arts! Patreon or Ko-Fi.  Or buy the book and a shirt. Music: Kevin MacLeod, Bobby Richards . Canadian radio station AMP Radio in Calgary, caused a lot of buzz with a promotion called “Bank it or Burn it” which asked listeners to vote whether they should #BANK C$5,000 and give it away to a listener, or #BURN the money, literally. With 54% of the votes, the option to #BURN emerged victorious, and AMP Radio burned C$5,000 and put it on YouTube.   A YouTube video was posted of the station's morning show hosts throwing the bills into an incinerator.  AMP Radio defended their actions noting that businesses can easily spend C$5,000 on marketing in a week, and that their promotion has garnered a lot of talk, but at what price?  While this promotion received a lot of attention, the vast majority of it came from outraged Calgarians claiming that they would no longer be listening to station. However, that hasn't stopped AMP Radio from continuing the promotion.  The second phase is currently underway, and this time C$10,000 is at stake.   Radio stunts, and their shifty cousins, radio hoaxes, have been with us since the early days of broadcasting as a favorite marketing tool to gain listeners and advertising sponsors. Orson Welles' 1938 "War of the Worlds," caused widespread panic among listeners, who actually believed Martians were invading.  The fallout can range from disappointment to embarassment to property damage, crimes against the person, and even deaths.  You probably recall the incident in California in 2007 where a contest called Hold Your Wee for a Wii, where contestants had to drink a large volume of water and the last person to go to the bathroom would win a video game console, resulted in a woman's death from acute water intoxication.  New Yorkers are unlikely to forget the day "shock jocks" Opie and Anthony finally went too far with a contest that encouraged people to have sex in public, with one couple opting to have their dalience in St. Patrick's Cathedral.     Today's topic was voted on by our patrons, including our newest member Paul D and Pigeon and our All that and Brain Too supporters, David N and EmicationLikely, who just got a bonus mini dealing specifically with radio pranks while I struggle, and struggle it is, to confine this episode to promotions and contests.  The pranks go way, way worse.  Patrons get early, ad-free episodes, but you can also get a glimpse of next week's show and what it's like hanging out in the booth with me by following my tiktok; I've start live-streaming *some of the recording process.     There's nothing new under the sun and that applies to radio contests as much as anything else in life.  Take Radio Luxembourg's and the ice block expedition of 1958.  The challenge: to transport three metric tonnes of ice from the arctic circle to the equator, without the benefit of any form of refrigeration.  The prize was set at 100,000 francs per kilo of ice that made it to its destination as a solid, or about a million bucks per tonne in today's money.  Radio Luxembourg felt they could put their money where their mouth is since who could transport ice that far without refrigeration?  The contest drew fewer hopefuls than your average ‘say the phrase that pays' call-in, but the Norwegian company Glassvatt took them up on it.  A company that produced fiberglass insulation, incidentally, and is still in business today.     Ice was cut out of the Svartisen glacier in 200kg blocks, flown to the nearest town, and melted together into a single 3,050kg block of ice.  It was then wrapped in the company's signature glass wool and placed in an iron container on a truck donated by the Scania company and fueled with with gas donated by Shell.  This was an opportunity for publicity for everyone involved, not just the radio station.  Together with a film crew and a van full of equipment, they  expedition set off from the Norwegian city of Mo i Rana on February 22, 1959, stopping in Oslo to pick up over 600 lbs/300kg of medicine to schlep along to a hospital in Lambarene, Gabon, because when else was so much cold storage going to be going that way?   They made stops in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, which was the comparatively easy bit, then on to Algeria, Niger, and finally Gabon.  That's when the going got tough.  Not a lot of paved roads across the desert, plus Algeria was in the midst of a civil war for independence from France.  Getting stuck in the sand was a frequent occurrence that cost them hours of digging-out time in the 120degF/50C heat, and their supply of water ironically rather limited.   It took a month a day, but they did it!  And the giant block of ice had only lost about 11% of its weight to melting, so even if Radio Luxemborg didn't pro-rate for partial tons, Glassvatt was still looking to collect about $2mil.  Except.  Radio Luxembourg had withdrawn the offer.  When an insulation company stepped up to their ‘move ice without refrigeration' challenge, Radio Luxembourg got cold feet, npi.  The cancellation wasn't the jerk move it sounds like; they actually called it off before the Glassvatt truck even set out.  Glassvatt decided to continue anyway, because even without the prize, it still seemed like good publicity.     That's really the name of the game, the whole reason radio stations do these things.  It's the aural equivalent of butts in seats.  You've got to entice the public to listen to your station over all their other options.  They can be cheaply run, these contests.  Folks my age probably won a bumper sticker, which costs the station very little, or some concert tickets, which often cost the station nothing since they come from the promoter.  But a constant need for contests means you've got to keep them interesting while not blowing through the promotions budget.  This leads some DJs to get creative and not in a good way.  Oh and a word about DJ.  My mom really wants me to refer to radio DJs as “on-air radio personalities” such as when I reference her background in FM radio in NY and FL in the 70's, because these days “DJ” means Skrillex types, but I can't be asked, so for today, they're all DJs.   In 2005, a Bakersfield, CA station announced they were giving away a Hummer to the person who could correctly guess the number of miles that two Hummers the station had had supposedly driven around the town during the course of a week.  The answer was 103.9, the same as the radio station's frequency, which one Shannon Castillo cleverly guessed.  She must have been on cloud 9 to have won herself a $60k vehicle, which if I were her I would sell because it would cost $60k in gas, so you can imagine her disappointment when she went to collect her prize and was handed a remote control car.  Castillo hired an attorney, and I don't blame her, who pointed out that the station had indicated that the vehicle had 22” rims, so either they were claiming it was a real vehicle or that was one jacked-up RC car.  Castillo sued the station for $60k, but as if often the case, lot of news outlets carry the initial story about the lawsuit, but nobody cared to report how it came out.  That's my research bug-bear.  Well, one of them.   A similar but 166% worse frustration was felt by that same year by Norreasha Gill, a KY woman who was the to the lucky tenth caller in a contest to win “100 grand.”  This was going to be life-changing!  She told her kids how they could finally buy a home of their own and have financial stability, so she probably saw red when she turned up at the station to collect her prize, only to be handed a 100 Grand candy bar.  I like caramel, rice crispies, and chocolate as much as the next person, probably more than a lot of next persons, but I totally agree with Gill suing the radio station for 100,000 actual dollars.   Pulling the wool over peoples' eyes is not only mean-spirited; it can also land businesses into all manner of trouble.  You can't say “it was just a joke” and go about your business.  A FL Hooters, not a radio station, I grant you, learned that lesson in 2001 when they held a contest among their waitstaff for most drinks sold, with the prize being a Toyota.  The winner was blindfolded and led out into the parking lot to discover her Toyota was a toy Yoda, a foot-tall figure of the puppet from Star Wars.  She quit and sued the owners of the franchise, settling out of court a year later.   Radio stations operate under the auspices of the Federal Communication Commission, and they have some pretty firm opinions about what shenanigans you can get up to if you want to do it on the broadcast airwaves.  The rules require a radio station fully and accurately disclose the material terms, aka the relevant details of the contest, which cannot be deceptive, misleading, or patently false, and then to follow through with those terms.  If you're talking about a contest on the air, you have to give the material terms on the air.  It's not good enough to say “we're giving away a hundred grand, see the website for more info” and on the website, admit that it's a candy bar, no siree.  No claiming it was just a joke if you made it out to be a legit contest.     The FCC fined a Kansaa station $4,000 for failing to announce all material terms of a contest, even though it was on the website, and for failure to comply with the terms for their Santa's Sack contest.  Listeners were to call in and guess what was in Santa's Sack and you'd win what was in the sack plus a teddy bear; seems simple enough.  A listener who guessed the sack held $1,000 was told she was wrong, but the next day, she heard someone else guess $1k and that person was proclaimed the winner.  The first caller complained to the station and when that went nowhere, filed a complaint with the FCC.  With the feds breathing down their necks –don't forget, the FCC isn't just about issuing fines, they can yank your broadcast license– the radio station claimed it was an innocent mix-up among the staff, some of whom included the value of the $10 teddy bear and some didn't, and that the rules were on their website.  The radio station then sent a check for $1,000 to the complainant, meaning they were out $5k over a $10 teddy bear and for want of a memo.     The FCC issued KDKA in Pennsylvania with a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture, a scary-sounding document that says “Look what you did!  I should take away your license for that.”  On Thanksgiving day 2007, a DJ, I assumed bored or annoyed at having to work a holiday, said that he'd give away $1,000,000 to the thirteenth caller and he'd do it once an hour.  A listener called and was told he was the thirteenth caller and was then placed on hold for 43 minutes before being put through to the DJ and immediately hung up on.  The station claimed that the on-air contest rules did not apply here because listeners should have realized it was a joke.  The FCC disagreed, since the DJ never said anything to indicate he wasn't serious, at one point saying it was “the real deal,” and he announced the “contest” *several times during his 3-hour show.  After finding that the on-air contest rules applied, the FCC smited them–smote?-- for the tag team of failure to announce the material terms *and failure to comply with said terms, i.e. pony up the dough, and fined the station $6,000.   An LA station got their own Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture and $6k fine after they held a contest online with a drawing for tickets to the musical Les Miserables.  Their web site said the contest would run from 3:50 pm on May 29 to 8:50 pm on June 2.  A listener complained to the FCC after the station awarded the prize to three people at only 3:00.  Yer man must really have wanted to see Les Mis.  The radio station responded that the on-air contest rules didn't apply to its contest because the contest was exclusively online.  The FCC disagreed.  The rules apply to "all contests conducted by the licensee and broadcast to the public" and since the radio station had announced the contest several times on-air and told listeners who entered the contest to stay tuned, it was an on-air contest.   You don't necessarily need the FCC in your stable to hold a radio station's feet to the fire.  Just ask the folks at Singapore's Gold 905 after their big-money game “The Celebrity Name Drop.”  They made a montage of 14 celebrity voices, edited so that each celebrity said one word of “Gold 9-0-5, the station that sounds good, and makes you feel good.”  I couldn't find a clip of it, but if you do, hit up the soc meds or post it in soc.   To win $10,000, the caller had to correctly identify each voice in order.  It took a skilled ear, as well as listening out for other people's right and wrong guesses.  Muhammad Shalehan thought he had it after a month of puzzling and repeatedly trying to get through the phone lines, but when he read his list of names, the DJ said he got one wrong.  A few weeks later, Gold905 declared they had their winner, one Jerome Tan, and that was a wrap.     Except.  Listeners jumped on the station's FB page, pointing out that Shalehan had given the right answer more than two weeks earlier.  Mediacorp, the station;s parent company, said that Shalehan's attempt was invalidated because he failed to pronounce the string of celebrity names accurately, specifically that of Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet.  So Muhammad went to the mountain or in this case, the internet, whereby Shelahan was able to locate Hadley's management and ask if they could help.  He then got a video from Hadley himself, confirming that, while Muhammad Shalehan has a “slight accent,” he had, in fact, “pronounced my name absolutely correctly.”   Armed now with some pretty bitchin' evidence, Shalehan went back to the station again.  After viewing Hadley's video, Mediacorp …. still refused to pay out. [sfx]  But they offered to make a “goodwill gesture” of $5,000.  By then, the online community, a barely-controlled and badly-tempered beast on the best of days, was having none of it, making for some long work-days for the PR department.  Finally, Mediacorp relented and paid Muhammad Shalehan the full $10k.     MIDROLL  don't forget ad sting   If these stories haven't made you face-palm and ask “what were they thinking,” I'd bet my mortgage one of these will.  Strap in, kids.  The tragic Hold Your Wee for a Wii contest wasn't the first or only radio station promotion to involve urine.   In 1999, KOMP 92.3-FM of Las Vegas DJ Greg McFarlane was trying to think up a novel approach to give away some Mötley Crüe tickets.  His first idea was to have contestants re-enact the Pamela Anderson-Tommy Lee sex tape live on-air, fully clothes of course; wouldn't want to be in bad taste.  Idea number 2: make contestants drink their own urine.  Y'all 1999.  What was the value in seeing Motley Crue in 1999?  That cheese had been moldy for years.  Three die-hard fans actually came into the studio, then lost their nerve when confronted with the fact that McFarlane was in no way kidding.  Then, in McFarlane's own words, “The fourth guy walks in, pushes everyone out of the way and throws it down like it was Pepsi.”  So concert tickets for guy #4 and an empty cardboard box to McFarlane, to gather his personal effects because he's just been sacked.   Hey, remind me to check my stats and see how many people jumped ship in the last 60 seconds.  For those still with me, we go now to a library in Ft Worth, TX, where the staff suddenly found themselves terrorized by crowds of people ransacking the stacks.  Unbeknownst to them, a KYNG DJ thought it would be a keen idea to announce that he had hidden $100 in $5 and $10 bills between pages of books in the library's fiction section.  Even adjusted for inflation, that's just under $200 to try to outcompete hundreds of other people for.   "People started climbing the bookshelves; they started climbing on each other, and books became airborne," library spokeswoman Marsha Anderson said, adding that 3k books had been thrown on the floor and some ended up ripped and with broken spines.  Count the books on your nearest bookcase or shelf.  How many of those would need to get to 3k?  That's a lot of damage!   Do I need to say that the library has an amount of heads-up from the radio station and that amount was none, or did you just assume because what librarian would agree to that?  More than 500 people stampeded through the Fort Worth Central Library looking for the money.  There was money in the library – the station claimed it was $100 and that was the only amount it was ever said to be, whereas a number of people in the money-mob thought it was as high as $10k.  A KYNG spokesman said the DJ was only trying to boost public interest in the library by giving away about $100, and they had no idea where people got the $10k idea.  That was after the fact of course.  In the moment, it was the librarians who had to handle the situation...because they couldn't get ahold of anyone at the radio station.  They told the crowd the only thing that could possibly make them stop looking – that someone already found the money and had just left.     Sometimes it's not judgment that's wobbly; it's taste, subjective as that may be.  BRMB in Birmingham, England ran a contest where they would pay for the winner's wedding, which as anyone less clever than my hillbilly butt getting married in my own yard both times can tell you can really run into money.  There was, of course, a catch.  The station reserved one creative right for the wedding that the station paid for.  This wedding had to be conducted au naturale.  In the buff.  Nude.  At a minimum, the happy couple had to be in all their glory; don't know if there was a maximum.  The lucky couple, who won by listener vote, had been together for eleven years, attributing their long engagement to the cost of the wedding.  Again, back yard, it's free.  The station paid all the expenses and the bride and groom held up their end…as it were, though the bride had her veil and the groom used a top hat as a fig leaf.   Your other why-is-this-so-expensive life event would come just after the end of your life, your funeral.  It costs as much as a decent used car and you don't even get to enjoy it.  Half of that would be handled if you won the contest offered by Radio Galaxy in Germany – they'd pay for your funeral, provided your funeral cost less than 3000 Euro and a modest one could.  Listeners sent in their own epitaphs, that being the words on their tombstone, like how Winston Churchill's says “I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.”  But you can't have a party without a party-pooper and the radio station was hit was a lawsuit from the Association of German Undertakers.  Also in Germany, station RTL 89.0 wanted to give away a Mini Cooper, but couldn't apparently be asked to put a lot of effort, or forethought, into it.  They just said, pull off the most amazing stunt.  Because that's safe.  Whatever the other entries were paled in comparison to the stunt submitted by the eventual winner – he would have the word mini tattooed on … how to put this delicately?... onto an appendage which most gentlemen would find distressing to have labeled “mini.”  The winner, Andreas Muller, went through with it, live on air with the female host looking on.  Can you imagine if the station refused to give him the car though?   That kind of personal touch would have been right up the alley of the folks at WDVE 102.5 in Pittsburgh.  Every year, for the festive holiday season, they hold a "Breast Christmas Ever."  Yep, they foot the bill for breast enhancement surgery.  To the surprise of no one, the event has come under fire from both feminist groups and health care advocates, who should like us to remember a boob job is surgery and surgery carries risk.  But sometimes, even the tackiest contest isn't as bad as it seems - there's always a silver lining if we look for it.  A Calgary station did a similar give-away and the winner, by popular vote, was a 19 year old trans-female listener who was quotes as saying having breast implants would mean she wouldn't "have to face so much bigotry on a daily basis."   Ottawa radio station Hot 89.9 looked at all that and said Hold My Molson's.  They put on a “Win a baby!” contest.  Specifically, they would pay for up to three rounds of in-vitro fertility treatment up to $35,000.  The contest drew criticism like jellowjackets at a cook-out, but it wasn't without redemption – it brought attention to the issue of IVF funding in Ontario just before voters head to the polls to vote if the provincial government should be required to pay it like other health care.   Said Beverly Hanck, executive director of the Infertility Awareness Association of Canada, “The station is clearly, clearly capitalizing on vulnerable patients that are desperate to have a family.”  The fact that couples have to turn to a radio contest at all points to a “sad state of affairs” in Ontario, she added.   Morning show host Jeff Mauler said the contest was intended to appeal to the station's 24 to 54 year old demographic, but that it has opened up a dialogue about an issue that is “more common than you think.”  “Anyone who complains is lucky enough to have kids or doesn't want kids,” Mauler said. “Anyone in the struggle doesn't slam the contest.” Common enough that more than 400 couples applied for the contest, which they launched on Labor Day.  Because of course they did.   If babies aren't your thing, how about a full-grown human woman?  Edmonton's the Bear FM also poked the bear with their contest to win a Russian bride.  The Bear partnered with an on-line matchmaking service that connects Russian women with foreign husbands.  Problem the first: eww.  Problem the close second: it's not uncommon for women you can meet through such services being exploited.  Employment and Immigration Minister Thomas Lukaszuk found the contest so offensive, he pulled his ministry's advertising from the station.  The prize included a free two-week trip to Russia, and $500 spending money.     New Zealand radio station The Rock FM sponsored their own contest in which the winner would be flown to the Ukraine to pick a bride from an agency, originally called “Win a Wife.”  When people complained, they changed it to “Win A Trip To Beautiful Ukraine For 12 Nights And Meet Eastern European Hot Lady Who Maybe One Day You Marry.”  Well, does what it says on the tin.  This is the same station that, when they needed a contest for Valentine's Day 2012, crab-walked around love and instead offered to cover all the costs of one lucky couple's divorce.  Asterisk, you had to drop the Big D bombshell on them live on the air.  Who says romance is dead?  No one who's watching OFMD on a binge loop for the last 9 days…not that I know anyone like that.  It's just a hypothetical.  An offly specific hypothetical   If you're thinking to yourself, it can't get worse than that, you haven't been paying attention.  Again in Canada (it's always the quiet ones), a Halifax radio station q104 put on a foreign bride contest.  The contest, which would send the winner to Prague, closed on March 8, International Women's Day.  The program director JC Douglad said firmly that there was no sexual connotatioin to the contest.  The men are promised dates with women in the Czech Republic, but they station made no warranty, express or implied, as to how those dates will go.  Okay, sure, but you've kind of undermined your position by calling it the "Male is in the Czech," didntcha?   And that's…AMP Radio defended their actions noting that businesses can easily spend C$5,000 on marketing in a week, and that their promotion has garnered a lot of talk, so it was kind of the same thing.  While a lot of Calgarians vowed to stop listening, then went on to do it again, this time with $10,000. this podcast remember thanks  

Star Wars Theory
DARTH VADER HUNTS A NEW JEDI!!!

Star Wars Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 11:09


In today's podcast we learn of a NEW JEDI that has survived Order 66, in which Vader now seeks to find.  Who could this Jedi be? Mace Windu? Yoda?? Who remains from Order 66?? Why did Palpatine set a hit on Lord Vader? Who is his replacement? What if it is Mace Windu? Imagine if Mace survived, and ended up visiting Obi-Wan one day...maybe even seeing Luke Skywalker... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

FatGuyRadioShow
Blue Black Yoda Mail

FatGuyRadioShow

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 75:18


Summer of Soul. Slang words. Mexican Pizza. What did I say Suns? Bathrobe birthday surprise. Presented by our Swag Merch Store

Missing Real with Mike D'Arrigo
Season 6 Episode 9: The Last Jedi (with Special Guest!)

Missing Real with Mike D'Arrigo

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 72:55


   Not since the Death Star blew up Alderaan has there been such a great disturbance in the Force.  Having patiently waited 2 years for the latest Star Wars episode to follow up that annoying cliffhanger ending of Force Awakens, we faithful fans had this massive turd dumped on us.  Everyone was so optimistic about the return of Luke Skywalker...except Luke Skywalker!  He's so darn mopey in this movie!  Seriously, not even baby Yoda could perk him up.  The Last Jedi divided fans like Moses parting the Red Sea.  Speaking of Moses, here's a Commandment for Rian Johnson:  Thou shalt not desecrate Star Wars again!     Whatever you might think of this particular movie, you'll definitely enjoy our podcast.  Joining me to rule the galaxy this time around is Quan Ngo, and let me tell ya...he absolutely HATES this movie.  Much anger in him...but funny anger!  The very best kind.  Welcome to the dark side of comedy...

Star Wars Theory
BACK TO THE FUTURE - MACE WINDU'S GHOST VISITS VADER - ONCE UPON A THEORY

Star Wars Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 8:34


Once Upon a Theory is here! Let's go back to Return of the Jedi where Luke Skywalker saves Anakin Skywalker who defeated Palpatine and Vader to save his son. The circle is now complete and the prophecy has come true.  As Anakin begins to fade into the force, he is greeted by his fellow Jedi Masters as they teach him how to transfer his spirit into the force, when Obi-Wan, Yoda, Qui-Gon Jinn show up, he is so happy...until...Master Windu appears...and with him...the Younglings!! Vader is healed and he runs with Luke to a secret chamber that he's been hiding for years from the Empire, a secret that will make things right, again. Join us on this final adventure as we embark on the next season of endless possibilities, as these two go into different times and scenes where pivotal shifts need to be made to correct the future...however, sometimes...the butterfly effect creates a new tale of its own that must be corrected... Hope you enjoy this spoof! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Lit Lit
108 Little Lit - White Dudes in Space

Lit Lit

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 25:44


Andy and Dani discuss humans going to space. Did you know Yoda is not a human, humanoids partaking in space pleasure, Andy actually has watched a few movies, space baked brie, Titan A.E., and planning movie marathons.

The Bike Shed
334: Name That Bike

The Bike Shed

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 42:24


Chris got a bike. Specifically, he bought a bike to use in a triathlon he signed up to participate in. Now he needs to name the bike, and speaking of naming things, a more technical topic that he talks about is the Crispy Brussels Snack Hour. Steph talks about Rescue Rails projects and increasing developer acceleration. They answer a listener question asking, "Why do so many developers and agencies, thoughtbot included, replace the default test suite in Rails with RSpec?" This episode is brought to you by ScoutAPM (https://scoutapm.com/bikeshed). Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy. Translate frustrations into professional corporate (https://twitter.com/MeanestTA/status/1509936432625897474) Learn Hotwire by Building a Forum (https://twitter.com/afomera/status/1512287468078264322) parallel_tests (https://github.com/grosser/parallel_tests) parallelsplittest (https://github.com/grosser/parallel_split_test) This episode is brought to you by Studio 3T (https://studio3t.com/free). Try Studio 3T's full suite of features for 30 days, no payment details needed. Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of The Bike Shed! Transcript: STEPH: Oh, but I recently learned that Robert Downey Jr. in the Marvel movies he's snacking a lot, maybe not Iron Man, but something...oh no, he's stacking a lot. And I'd read that he was snacking a lot on set, and so they just built it in to where like, sure, you can snack as your character while you're doing stuff. CHRIS: [laughs] STEPH: And I think that's so cool because I find that I am eating every time I show up to record with you. So I would like the same special star treatment as Robert Downey Jr., [laughs] and I just get to eat during each Bike Shed. [laughs] CHRIS: All right. [chuckles] My understanding is also that he was wildly the highest paid of all the actors, so I think that should also come along with this. STEPH: [laughs] CHRIS: Yeah, there's a lot that we can sort of layer on here, but it makes sense to me, and I'm fully on board. STEPH: You're an excellent agent. Thank you for fighting for my higher pay. [laughter] CHRIS: You are welcome. STEPH: What a good co-host you are. Hello and welcome to another episode of The Bike Shed, a weekly podcast from your friends at thoughtbot about developing great software. I'm Steph Viccari. CHRIS: And I'm Chris Toomey. STEPH: And together, we're here to share a bit of what we've learned along the way. One of these days, I'm going to say, "I'm Chris Toomey," and then I'm just going to see how you roll with it, although now I'm ruining it, I should have just gone for it. [laughs] CHRIS: Nothing can prepare me for this despite the fact that you're telling me in this moment. In that future moment when you do it, I will still be completely knocked out of whack. Just like for anyone out there listening, the thing that Steph would normally have said instead of what [laughs] she just said was, "What's new in your world?" STEPH: [laughs] CHRIS: And I contractually require that that is the only way she starts this question to me because I get completely lost. She's like, "How are you doing?" I just overthink it, and I get lost, and then we end up in a place like this where I'm just rambling. STEPH: Every podcast contract you have from here on out must begin with hey, Chris, what's new in your world? [laughs] I will still get to that question. I just also had to tell you my future joke. I'm going to play that. Hopefully, you'll forget, and one day I will resurface. CHRIS: I can pretty much promise you that I'm going to forget it. [laughter] STEPH: Excellent. Well, to make sure I stick within the Chris Toomey contract guidelines, hey, Chris, what's new in your world? CHRIS: What's new in my world? Now I just want to spend a lot of time putting together my rider. There can be no brown M&M's in the bowl. No eye contact, please. And I can only be addressed with this one question which is, to be clear, very not true, Steph. And I always record with a video because we actually like to have human faces attached to things. Anyway, I'm going to tighten this all up. When we get to the technical segment of my world, I'm going to tell you about Crispy Brussels Snack Hour, so just throwing that out there as an idea. But before we do that, I'm going to share a fun little thing which is I bought a bike, which is exciting. It's not that exciting. People have bikes. This is exciting for me. But the associated thing that is more exciting/a little terrifying is I'm going to try and run a triathlon. I'm going to try and run, swim, and bike a triathlon as they go, specifically a sprint triathlon for anyone out there that's listening and thinking, oh wow, that sounds like a thing. The sprint is the shortest of the distances, so that's what I'm going to go for. But yeah, that's a thing that I'm thinking about in my world now. STEPH: I know next to nothing about triathlons. So what is a sprint in terms of like, what is the shortest? What does that mean? CHRIS: I think there actually maybe even shorter distances but of the common, there's sprint, Olympic. I want to say half Ironman, and then Ironman are the sequence. And an Ironman, as far as I understand it, I think it's a full marathon. It's like a century bike ride or something like that. It's an astronomical amount of everything. Whereas the sprint triathlon being the shortest, I think it's a 3.6-mile run, so a little over a 5K run, a 10-mile bike ride, and a quarter-mile swim, I want to say, something like that. But they're each scaled down to the rough equivalent of a 5K but in each of the different events. So you swim, and then you bike, and then you run. And so I'm going to try that, or at least I'm going to try to try. It's in September, and now is not September. So I have a lot of time between now and then to do some swimming, which I haven't done...like, I've swum but not in a serious way, not in an intentional way. So I got to figure out if I still know how to swim, probably get better at biking, and do a little bit of running, and it's going to be great. It's going to be a lot of fun. I'm super excited about it. Only a little terrified. STEPH: I think this is where as your co-host coach, which you have not asked me to be, where I would say something about there is no try, to mimic Yoda. [laughs] CHRIS: Yep, yep. Yep. Do or do not. Sprint or sprint not. There is no trying. Oh, were you making a try pun there? STEPH: I didn't go that far, but you just brought it home. I see where you're going. [laughs] CHRIS: This is pretty much what I do professionally is I just take words, and I roll them around until I find something else to do with them. So glad that we got there together. STEPH: Well, I'm really excited to hear about this. I don't know anyone that's trained for a triathlon. I think that's true. Yeah, I don't think I know anyone that's trained for a triathlon. So I'm curious to hear about how that goes because that sounds intense, friend. CHRIS: I think so. None of the individual segments sound that bad but stitching them all together, and I think the transitions are some of the tricky parts there. So yeah, it'll be fun. It's something I find...I used to never run; that was the thing. Like, deeply true in my head was that I'm not a runner. This is just a true fact about me. And then I ran a 5K one year for...it was like a holiday 5K fun run with friends. And every bit of the training leading up to it was awful. I did Couch to 5K. I hated it. My story in my head of I'm not a runner was proven with every single training run. Man, did I hate it. And then something magical happened on the day that I actually ran the race, and it was fun. And I was out there, and there was the energy of being in this group of people. But it was competitive and not competitive in this really interesting way. And then it ended, and we were just hanging out in a parking lot, and they gave us beer. And I was like, well, this is actually delightful. Maybe I actually like this thing. And so I've run a bunch of different races. And I've found that having a race to train for, and by train, I just mean some structured attempt at running, has been really enjoyable and useful for me. So yeah, this is just ratcheting that up a tiny bit. I've done a couple of half marathons is the high watermark so far. It's a good distance. But I don't know that a full marathon makes sense; that's a real commitment. And I'm looking to move laterally rather than just keep getting more complex in my running. So we're trying the shortest possible triathlon that I know of. STEPH: I am such a believer that exercise should be fun, so I love that. Like, I'm not a runner, but then you get around people, and it's exciting. And then there's that motivation, and then there's a fun ending with beers that totally jives with me. Because sure, I can go to the gym; I can lift weights, I can make myself exercise. There's some fun to it. But I strongly prefer anything that's more of like a sport or group exercise; that's just so much more fun. Well, super cool. Well, I'm excited. I would ask you all the details about your bike, but I know nothing. Do you want to share details about your bike? There may be other people that are interested. CHRIS: Oh yeah, my bike. I went to the bike store, and I said, "Could I have a bike, please?" And then they toured me around and showed me all the fancy...they were like, "This is our most modest entry-level bike." And then they kept walking around and showing me fancier bikes. And I was like, "Can we go back to that first one? That one seemed great." STEPH: [laughs] CHRIS: Because it got all of the checkboxes I was looking for, which is basically it's a bike. So actually, the specifics on it are it's a hybrid bike, so like a mix between road, and I don't even know the other road bikes I know of, and maybe it's trail. But I don't think it's meant for going on the trail. But for me, it'll be fine for what I'm trying to do as far as I understand it. It's technically a fitness hybrid, which I was like, oh, fancy. It's a fitness bike; look at me go. But it was basically just like, I would like a bike. General-purpose hybrid seems like the thing that makes sense. So I got a hybrid bike. And that's where I'm at. Oh, and I got a helmet because that seems like a smart move. STEPH: Nice. Yeah, the bike I own is also one of those hybrids where it's like…because when I moved to Boston...and lots of people have the road bikes, but their tires are just so skinny; it made me nervous. And so I saw one of the hybrid bikes, and I was like, that one. That looks a little more steady and secure, so I went with that one even though it's heavier. Do you have a name for your bike? Are you going to think of a name for your bike? CHRIS: I didn't, and I wasn't planning on it. But now that you've incepted me with this idea that I have to name my bike, of course, I have to name my bike. I'm going to need a couple of weeks to figure it out, though. We're going to have to get to know each other. And you know, something will become true in the universe for me to answer that question. But as of so far, no, I do not have a name for the bike. STEPH: Cool. I'll check back in. Yeah, it takes time to find that name. I feel you. CHRIS: [laughs] Yeah, don't make up a name. I have to find what's already true and then just say it out loud. Speaking of naming things and perhaps doing so in a frivolous way, as I mentioned earlier, the more technical topic that I want to talk about, oddly, is called Crispy Brussels Snack Hour. [laughs] So, within our dev team, we have started to collect together different things that don't quite belong on the product board, or at least they're a little more confusing. They're much more technical. In a lot of cases, they are...our form handling is a little rough. And it's the sort of thing that comes up a lot in pull requests where we'll say, "I feel like this could be improved." And we're like, "Yeah, but not in this pull request." And so then it's what do you do with that? Do you put a tech debt card in the product board? You and I have talked about tech debt cards plenty of times, and it's a murky topic. But we're trying within the team to make space and a way and a little bit of process around how do we think about these sorts of things? What are the pain points as a developer is working on the system? So to be clear, this isn't there is a bug because bugs we should just fix; that's my strong feeling, or we should prioritize them relative to the rest of the work. But this is a lower level. This is as a developer; I'm specifically feeling this sort of pain. And so we decided we should have a Trello board for it. And they were like, "Oh, what should we name the Trello board?" [laughs] And I decided in this moment I was like, "You know, if we're being honest, I've named everything very boring, very straight up the middle. We don't even have that many things to name. So we have zero frivolous names within our team. I think this is our opportunity. We should go with a frivolous name. Anybody have any ideas?" And someone had worked on a team previously where maybe it was a microservice or something like that was called crispy Brussels, like, crispy Brussels sprouts but just crispy Brussels. And so I was like, "Sure, something like that. That sounds great." And then they ended up naming it that which was funny, and fun, and playful in and of itself. But then we were like, "Oh, we should have a time to get together and discuss this." So we're now exploring how regularly we're going to do it. But we were like, let's have a meeting that is the dev team getting together to review that board. And we were like, "What do we call the meeting?" And so we went around a little bit, but we ended with the Crispy Brussels Snack Hour. STEPH: That's delightful. I love the idea of onboarding new people, and they just see on their calendar it's Crispy Brussels Snack Hour, come on down. [laughs] CHRIS: It's also got an emoji Brussel sprout and an emoji TV on either side of the words Crispy Brussels Snack Hour. So it's really just a fantastic little bit of frivolity in our calendars. STEPH: [laughs] That's delightful. How's that going? I don't think we've tried something like that explicitly in terms of, like you said, there are discussions we want to have, but they're not in the sprint. They're not tech debt cards that we want to create because, like you said, we've had conversations. So yeah, I'm curious how that's working for you. CHRIS: Well, so we've only had the one so far; it went quite well. We had a handful of different discussions. We were able to relatively prioritize this type of work within that. But one of the other things that we did was we had a conversation about this process, about this meeting, and the board. And whatnot. So we identified a couple of rules of the road or how we want to approach this that I think will hopefully be useful in trying to constrain this work because it's very easy to just like; nothing's ever perfect. And so this could very easily be a dumping ground for half-formed ideas that sound good but aren't necessarily worth the continued effort, that sort of thing. So the agenda for the meeting as described right now is async between meetings. Any of us can add new cards, ideally stated as problems and not solutions. So our form handling could use improvement. And then in the card, you can maybe make a suggestion of I think we could use this library or something like that. But rather than saying use this library or move to this library, we frame in terms of the problem, not necessarily the solution. And then, at the start of the meeting, any individual can champion a card so they can say, "Here's the thing that I really want everyone to know about that I've been feeling a lot of pain on." So it's a way for individuals who have added things to this to add a little bit more detail. Then using Trello as voting functionality, we each get a couple of votes, and we get to sprinkle them across different cards, and then using that now allows us collectively to prioritize based on those votes. And so the things that get voted up to the top we talk about; we prioritize some amount of work coming into the sprint. If it's actually going to turn into work, then it'll go onto the product board because ideally, it's moved from problem space to more of solution space even if the solution, the work to be done is do a spike on XYZ library or approach to form handling or whatever it is. But so ideally, it then moves on to the other board. The other thing that I felt was important is it's very easy for this to be a dumping ground for ideas. So my suggestion is at the end of the meeting, we sort by date, and we prune the oldest things. So it's like, if it's still hanging around and we haven't done it yet, and it's not getting voted up, then yes, we might feel some pain but not enough. It's not earning its place on this board. So that's my hope is we're weeding the Brussel sprouts garden that we have at the end of the meeting. That's roughly what we have now. We really only had the one, so that idea of pruning will probably come in later on. And it may be that this doesn't work out at all, and this ends up being tech debt cards that get stale and don't capture the truth. But I'm hopeful because there's definitely...there's a conversation to be had here. It's just whether or not we can make sure that conversation is useful and capturing the right amount of context and at the right points in time and all of that. STEPH: Yeah, I like it. I like the whole process you outlined. You know what it made me think of? It sounds like a technical retro, not that retros can't be technical; we bring up technical stuff all the time. But this one sounds like there was more technical discussion that was still looking for space to bring up. So the way that you mentioned that people add their thoughts, that it can be done async, and then you vote up, and then as things get stale, you remove them and focus on the things that the team voted for, that's really cool. I've never thought of having just a technical-specific retro. CHRIS: Yeah, definitely informed by retro. But again, just that slight honing the specific focus of this is just the dev team chatting about deeply dev-y things and making a little bit of space for that. I think the difficulty will be does this encourage us to work on this stuff too much? And that's the counterbalance that we have to have because this work can be critically important. But it can also be a distraction from features that we got to ship or bugs that are in the platform or other things like that. So that balancing act is something that I'm keeping in mind, but thus far, the way we structured it, I'm hopeful. And I'm interested in exploring it more, so we'll see where we get to. And I'll certainly report back as we refine the Crispy Brussels Snack Hour over time. STEPH: I feel like the opposite is true as well, where you have these types of concerns and things that you want to bring up. And even if they're on the board, once you get to sprint planning, there's a lot of context and conversation there that maybe the whole team doesn't have. It doesn't feel like the right moment to dive into this because you're trying to plan a new sprint. So then that stuff gets bumped down to the bottom or just never really discussed, or it gets archived. So I feel like the opposite is totally true, too, where you have this stuff, but then it never gets talked about because sprint planning is not the right place. So yeah, I'm really intrigued to see how that balance works out for y'all as well. CHRIS: Yeah, I think it's an exciting time, and we'll see where it goes. But like I said, I'm hopeful on it. But yeah, bikes, triathlons, and crispy Brussels, that's my world. Mid-roll Ad: Hi, friends, and now a quick break to hear from today's sponsor, Scout APM. Scout APM is an application performance monitoring tool that's designed to help developers find and fix performance issues quickly. With an intuitive user interface, Scout will tie bottlenecks to source code so you can quickly pinpoint and resolve performance abnormalities like N+1 queries, slow database queries, and memory bloat. Scout also recently implemented external service monitoring, adding even more granularity when it comes to HTTP requests and API calls. 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So if you need a good laugh, I will make sure to include a link in the show notes. The slang is really funny, but it's actually the translation of frustrations into professional corporate-speak that that's the part that resonated with me. That was really good. [laughs] CHRIS: You shared this with me outside of this conversation, and I've read through them. Listeners out there, do not sleep on this. I highly suggest reading through this thread because it is fantastic. STEPH: The other thing that I saw is Andrea Fomera, who is a Rails developer and creates a fair amount of content...I haven't been through some of that content, but I know there's content around Rails. And specifically, there is a newer course called Learn Hotwire by Building a Forum. And she has made this totally free, and I just think that is so cool. And she shared that on Twitter, so I'll be sure to include a link in that to the show notes because Hotwire is something I haven't used yet. And so I saw this free course, and I think it would be fun to dabble and go through the course. And I know there are some other people at thoughtbot that have used it and seem really happy with it or interested in using it as well. Is that something that you've used? CHRIS: I have not. I skipped over Hotwire in my adventures. I'd found Inertia and was quite happy with that. And then, in that way that, I sometimes limit the amount of things that I'm allowed to explore on the internet in hopes of actually getting some work done; I have not spent much time. But enough folks that I deeply respect are very excited about Hotwire that it remains in the like; I would love to have an afternoon just to poke around with that. So I may take a look at this, although I don't know, I'm probably still in my moratorium. I'm not allowed to look at new frameworks for a little while time period. But I hear great things. STEPH: That's fair. That's also what I've heard. I've heard great things. So yeah, I just figured I would share that in case anybody else is interested in looking for a course that they could take and also dabble at Hotwire. The other thing that's on my mind is more the type of projects that I'm really getting a lot of joy from. Because I've known about myself for a while that greenfield projects are nifty, but they're not my thing. They're not the thing that brings me a lot of joy. It's just kind of nice. You got your own space, and you're building from the ground up, cool, cool, cool. But this one, I found that the projects that I'm really starting to gravitate towards are what I've heard someone else call Rails Rescue projects. So those are the projects where they have been around for a while, or they've just been built in a way that the data modeling structure makes it really hard to implement new features. Maybe there's a lack of test coverage that makes it really risky to ship new work or to make changes. There are lots of bug reports and errors that the team is fighting with. So then that type of work comes down to where you're trying to either increase stability for the application and for users and/or you're looking to increase developer acceleration. And I really, really liked those projects. That's the type of project that I've been a part of for...I think my last couple of clients have been in that way. I don't know that they would describe it that way, that it's a Rails Rescue project. But if I can see that opportunity where I see there's a stability issue or developers are feeling a lot of pain in one area, then that's the portion of the application, the portion of the team that I'm going to gravitate towards. Or like the current work that I'm doing where we're really focused on testing and making some improvements there or reducing that pain that the team is feeling around how long CI takes to run or the flakiness because then you're having to re-verify your CI runs. I like that work. It's a bit slow and frustrating, so it does seem to require a patient person. You also have to have lots of metrics that are guiding you because you can have a lot of assumptions around I'm going to make this improvement, but it's going to take effort to get there. And it'd be great if I can validate that effort upfront. So I feel like a lot of my time is spent more around metrics, and data, and excel sheets than necessarily coding. I don't know if that's great, but it's part of the work. There's a balance there. So I just found that interesting. I don't think I would have thought this is something I was interested in until now that I've been on these projects for a while. And I've started noticing a theme where I really enjoy them. Although I realize looking back at former Stephanie days when I was going through Launch Academy and learning to code, I really thought I wanted to be in DevOps. DevOps seemed like the cool kids' corner. They knew how the internet worked. They knew what was happening. They were making it live. And I just thought it seemed really cool. For the record, it is still a cool kids' corner. But I have also learned that the work-life balance isn't great with DevOps because you just never know when you're going to be on call. And that really stood out to me as something that I didn't want to do. And I do like building some features. But essentially, it's that developer acceleration that I really liked because they were the ones that were coming and often building tools and making it easier for then people to then ship their code and get it out into the world and triage. And so I liked the fact that their users were developers versus the people using the application as much, although, I guess, technically both. But the people they were often striving to help the most was the internal team, and that resonated with me. So I guess I have eventually found my way into that space. It wasn't through DevOps, but it is now through this idea of projects that need some rescuing. CHRIS: I love that you've spent enough time now to figure out what it is that draws you in the work and the shape of projects that is meaningful to you. Interestingly, I find myself not on the opposite side of things...you know, we're always looking for a disagreement, and this isn't a disagreement, but this is a thing on which we differ a surprising amount because I do like the early-stage stuff, the new, the breaking ground, all of that exciting whatnot. But how do I not make this a more complicated statement? I appreciate that you have the point of view that you do. I think the world needs more of what you're doing than the inclination that I have, like; I want to start something bright, and fresh, and new, and I can see so much progress immediately in front of me. And this is amazing. But the hard, meaningful work like maintenance, and support, and legacy, and rescue where necessary is such a critical aspect of the work. I see this in open source so often where there are people who are like; I made an open-source project; this is great. I hacked for a bunch of weekends, and look; I made a thing. And then the support burden builds up. And open source can be this wildly undervalued thing overall. And the maintenance of open source is even more so, and you have this asymmetry between the people that are using it and don't think that their voice is one of the thousands that are out there requesting a new feature or anything like that. The handful of people that I see out there in the world that come along later in the lifespan of an open-source project and just step in to do maintenance, my goodness, is that heroic work, just quiet, necessary heroic work. And what you're describing feels sort of similar but at the project level. And I don't know; I'm sort of like silent. I'm out loud on a podcast, not silently at all judging myself because I'm like, I feel like you're doing the thing over there. That seems like a good thing. But I also like my early projects... [laughs] STEPH: I think they're...I mean, we need each other. I need you to start the code, and the applications for them to then need some help down the road [laughs] to [crosstalk 24:30]. CHRIS: But I need to do a bad enough job that we have to be rescued by you. STEPH: [laughs] CHRIS: Hey, don't you worry, friend, I'm doing a terrible...no, I think I'm doing an okay [laughter] job. Hopefully, I'm avoiding those traps, but it's hard to know when you're writing legacy code, you know. STEPH: It is hard for the reasons we were talking about earlier. Like, those technical discussions build-up, and then if you don't really have a space to then address it, then it just keeps getting sidelined until you suddenly get to this point of it's either we come to a grinding halt because we can't ship work, or we find ways to start bringing this into our process. And so that's the other part of the Rails Rescue projects is often looking at the team's process and figuring out, okay, instead of hiring consultants to come in and then try to help with this, how else can they also integrate this into their own project? So then, once thoughtbot lives, they now have ownership of this, and they can carry it forward as well. There is an aspect of this work that I'm still working on, and it comes around to the definition of work because if you go into a team or a project that's like, hey, we really need help with X. We really need help with addressing all these errors. Or we really need help improving developer happiness or getting test coverage in place. Finding out exactly how you're going to tackle that, are you going to join a team of the other developers? Like, are you looking for more of a mentorship? Like, hey, we're going to work alongside your team to then mentor them to then bring this into their own process and their own habits, so then they feel empowered to address this in the future. Are we doing this more as a triage where then we have a specific goal or two that then we're going to meet? And then once we get stuff out of this on fire state, then maybe we start pairing with other people. Or are we going to work closely with the people who are fighting fires with the bug reports and the errors? There are a bunch of different ways that you can tackle that. And I think it really helps define the success of that engagement and then your outcomes because otherwise, I feel like you can get distracted by so much. Because there's so much that's going to try to get your attention that you want to work on and fix. So you have to be very upfront about there are different areas that we can work on. Let's figure out some metrics together that we're really going after to then help define what does success look like for this first iteration of our work? And then what's the long-term plan for this work? Then how do we keep it going forward? How do we empower the team to keep this work going forward? And that's an area that I've learned just from trial and error from being part of these projects. And I'm very interested in still cultivating that skill and figuring out what's the area that we're focused on? CHRIS: There's something that you said in there that I want to hone in on, which is the idea of you've learned from going on so many of these different projects, and you're carrying forward ideas that you have. But I think more generally, there's something interesting in what you were just saying there around you've worked on a bunch of different projects at different organizations with certain things that they were great at, with certain things that they struggled with at different sizes. And you're able to bring all that experience to bear on each project. But I think also taking a step back, as you were describing, you're like, I think I've figured out what it is that I like and the type of projects that I want to do. I cannot say enough good things about working in a consultancy for a while because, my goodness, you get to try out a bunch of different stuff. And A, you get to learn a ton about how to do the work, and how to communicate, and different technologies and all of that. But you also get to figure out what it is that you might want to double down on and lean into in terms of the work. That's definitely a big part of my story. Seven years at thoughtbot, I tried a lot of different stuff, worked at a lot of different companies. And I would describe it as I found a lot of things that I didn't want. And then there's that handful of things that I really did want, and I was able to then more intentionally pursue that. So for anyone out there that's considering it, working at a consultancy is fantastic, or at least it has fantastic elements to it. It also can be complicated as you talk about finding organizations and having to, you know, if you're brought in for a certain job, but when you get there, you're like, "Ooh, I know you want me to fix bugs, but actually, I think I just need to work with your team because they're the ones writing the bugs. And why are they writing the bugs" "Well, because the salespeople are selling things, and then we have timelines." Like, we got to start at the very top of this whole pyramid and fix it. And so it can be very complicated. But there's so much that you can learn about yourself in the process, in the work, and I adored that portion of my career. STEPH: Yeah, I totally agree. Anytime someone mentions, they're like, "Oh, consultancy work. What's that like?" And I remember it was a couple of years ago I mentioned I was working for a consultancy, and they were like, "Oh, you must travel a lot." I was like, "No, [laughter] I stay put. I just work from an office in Boston." But I remember that caught me off guard because I hadn't considered that I was supposed to travel, but that makes sense that you think of consultants that travel. But when I meet people or talk to people, and they're like, "Oh, you've been at thoughtbot for five-plus years, and how's that going? And what's it like to be at a consultancy?" And exactly what you just said, it's the variety that I really like and getting to try on so many different hats and see how different teams and processes work and then identify like, oh, that worked really well for that team, or this isn't working well for that team. I have really enjoyed that. And it can be a roller coaster because you have to get really good at onboarding. You have to go through that initial phase of like; I swear I'm smart. I will get up to speed quickly, and I will learn things. But it's a period that you just have to go through with each team that you join, but you do it twice a year, maybe three times a year. And so you get comfortable with that over time. So there are definitely some challenges that then have to fit your personality and things that work for you and bring you joy. And I completely understand that it's not for everybody, just kind of I really enjoy product work, but I also really enjoy being able to move around to different teams and help folks. CHRIS: I love the idea that as a consultant, your job is to just walk through airports and high-five every Accenture billboard in it and just go up to the wall and pay your respects. But no, no, that is not our version of consulting. [laughs] STEPH: That's why I have so much time for The Bike Shed. It's because I'm just, you know, I'm in different airports high-fiving signs. And then this is my real job; Bike Shed is my real job. CHRIS: Oh, that would be fun. STEPH: [laughs] You know, I have such a fondness of Bike Shed that now something interesting has happened where someone was like, "Oh, you're bike-shedding." And they're not being mean, but they're just like, "Oh, we're totally bike-shedding," or "This is dissolving into bike-shedding." And I'm like, oh, bike-shedding, hooray. And I'm like, oh, wait, bad. [laughter] And I have to catch myself each time. CHRIS: Yeah, we've taken away a lot of the meaning. Well, I mean, have we or do we live up to it every single week? Who can say? But I, too, have a fondness for this phrase, perhaps not aligned with what it is actually meant to signify. STEPH: On a slightly different tech-related note, there is a gem that I'm really excited to check out. I saw it mentioned on the paralleltests gem, which is what helps you run your tests in parallel, and it's what we're currently using. But you can group your tests in different ways. And right now, we're using the runtime strategy where essentially then we use the output from RSpec where we know how long each file took to run. And then paralleltests will then use that data to then figure out, okay, how should I split up your test file? So then try to balance them as evenly as possible. We're at that point, though, where we've talked about tentpoles, so we have certain files that, say, take 10 minutes; other files will only take two minutes. And that balance is really throwing off our ability to then bring down the CI build time. So on paralleltests, there's reference to another gem called parallelsplit_test, where then you can run multiple test scenarios that are in one file but then split them out across different processes or different machines. And that is exactly what I want in my life right now. I haven't checked it out yet, so I feel like I'm giving a daily sync update of like, I'm going to go off and explore this thing. I will report back and see how it goes. [laughs] In the past, I usually try to say, "I've tried this thing, and this is how it went," nope, opposite today. I am sharing the thing I'm going to try, and then hopefully, it goes well. CHRIS: Well, either way, we should definitely report back. That's the truth. I like that you're leading us into this and giving us a preview. But then yeah, we'll see where we get to. That does sound like the thing you want, though. So I hope it goes well. STEPH: Yeah, we've learned at this point where we are splitting work across different machines that until we address some of those tentpole concerns, adding more machines won't help us because then a machine's going to run as long as the longest file. So we've been doing some manual work to split up those files. That's not the best, but it does help you see some results. So then, at least you know you're making progress. So now we really need to find a way to automate that because we don't want someone to have to manually figure out where are the tentpoles, split those files up, commit that, and then keep track of, like, do we have another tentpole on the horizon? We really need a gem or something to help us automate that process. So yeah, I will be happy to report back. MIDROLL AD: And now a quick break to hear from today's sponsor, Studio 3T. When you're developing applications, it can often be a chore to work with your underlying data. 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And Steve wrote in, "Longtime listener, first-time thoughboter." Yay. Yay is my addition. Anything that goes up in voice is probably my addition, [laughs] just so people know. All right, back to what Steve said. "Why do so many developers and agencies, thoughtbot included, replace the default test suite in Rails with RSpec? Not only does Rails provide a fully functional test suite by default," looking at you Minitest, "but it's also well-documented and even provides the ability to run system tests. Rails is built on the principle of convention over configuration. And it seems odd to me that so many developers want to override such a fundamental piece of framework." Thanks in advance, [singing] Steve Polito. Steve, I hope it's okay I sang your name [laughs] because we're here now. That is an awesome question. I'm going to give what may be less of an awesome answer which is, well, one; Steve highlights that people will then replace Minitest with RSpec. I haven't done that. I haven't actually gone into a project and said, "Okay, we need to replace your test suite and bring in RSpec instead." But if I'm starting out a project, I do have a heavy preference for RSpec, and frankly, that's just from experience. Like, that's what I was raised on, to say it in that way. [laughs] RSpec is what I know; it's what I'm used to. It's what, even when I joined thoughtbot, was just the framework that we used for all of our testing and what we focused on so heavily. So frankly, for me, it's just a really strong bias. I know it's something that I'm really good at. I know it's something that works really well. I know it's well-documented. I know it's also very accessible for other people to use. But actually replacing it on a different project, I don't think I would do that. I'd have to have a really strong reason, or maybe if we haven't actually started testing anything yet, to then replace it because that feels a bit aggressive to me. But then it just depends on the situation, I suppose. But yeah, overall, I just default to RSpec because that's what I'm accustomed to, and it's the testing framework that I know. CHRIS: Yeah, I think my answer is largely the same. It's the thing that I've worked with by far the most. Similarly, I've been on projects that were using Minitest, and therefore I used Minitest because it's definitely not worth the effort to switch. But in a lot of...well, I will say this, I've much less experience, and this may be less true over time. But there were many things that drew me to RSpec, and that continues to be interesting to me in the RSpec world. Even things as small as the assertion syntax, assertequal is the method that's, you know, this is how you do an assertion in Minitest, and it's assertequal expected, actual. That's the order of the arguments. It's expected first and then actual. That makes sense, probably with the expected, but I would get that wrong constantly. I do get that sort of thing wrong. They're just positional arguments that there's nothing about this that tells me which way to go. And so it's very easy to get failure messages that are inverted, and so it's just this tiny little thing. But with RSpec, we end up with expect and then in parentheses, the thing that we are expecting to equal the other thing, and it just reads a little more honestly. It fits within the Ruby mindset in my world. I want my code to be as expressive as possible, and Minitest feels much lower level to me. It feels more, you know, assert as a word is just...I'm not asserting. That just feels so formal. And so these are, again, to be clear, very, very small things, but they all add up. And there's a reason that we're using Ruby overall. And there's a reason that we're using Rails is this expressiveness is a big part of it for me, so I'll cling to that. I'll hold on to that as something that's true. Also, Rspec's mocking support, rspec-mocks as the library, I found to be really fantastic, and I've grown very comfortable working with it. And I know how and where to use that. I also have so much built-up knowledge, like the idea of when to use let and not use let in RSpec. It's just this deep thing that I know about. I'm sure there's an equivalent in the Minitest world, but I would have to have a different understanding in argument, and that conversation would just feel different. I think the other thing that's worth saying is this is a default for us at this point that I personally have not felt the need to reconsider. When I've worked on projects that have used Minitest, I certainly wasn't called to it. I wasn't like, oh, this seems really interesting; I'm going to lean into this more. I was like, I miss RSpec. And some of that is, again, just familiarity. But at the end of the day, we only have so much time to do things. And so, I firmly stand by my not reconsidering my testing option at this point. Like, RSpec does the things that I want. It does it really well. Critically, I'm able to build a system and write a test suite and maintain that test suite over time and have it tell me the truth as to whether or not my application should be deployed to production. That is the measure. That's the thing that I care about. I think it's maybe a little bit slower than Minitest, but I'm fine with that. I have solutions to that problem. And the thing that I care about is when the test suite is green, do I feel confident deploying? RSpec has helped me for years on that journey. And I've never questioned whether or not I should go back to the drawing board and revisit that consideration. So initially, it was probably because it was the thing that we were all using, and then that is for me why it has stuck around. And I love RSpec. I think how many episodes have we just said, "Thanks, RSpec," as a little aside? So we do love it in a deep way. STEPH: Probably not enough episodes have we said that. [laughs] Yeah, I like what you said where you haven't felt the need to switch over or to move away from RSpec. And I wonder, looking back at some of the earlier projects that I joined that were using RSpec, I don't know if maybe they chose RSpec at that time because RSpec had more of those features built-in, and Minitest was still working on those. Maybe they were parallel at the time; I'm not sure. But I like what you said about you just haven't had a need to go back and change. At this point, if I switched over to Minitest, it would definitely be a learning curve for me, which is totally fine. But yeah, I'm just happy with it, so I stick with it. And I also appreciate that idea that, yeah, unless you're new in a project, I wouldn't encourage someone to then switch over to something else unless I feel like there's just a lot of pain for some reason with the current testing setup. There has to be a reason. There has to be a drive. It can't be just a personal bias of like, I know this thing, so I want to use it. There's got to be a better reason that benefits the whole team versus just a personal preference. But overall, I think it comes down to for us; it's just a choice because it's the familiar choice. It's the one that we know. But I think Minitest and RSpec are both so widely supported. I was thinking about that convention over configuration. And yes, Rails ships with Minitest, but RSpec is so common that I don't feel like I'm breaking convention at that point. They're both so widely supported and used that I feel very comfortable going with either option. And then it's just my personal preference for RSpec. So thanks, Steve, for sending in that question. And for anyone else that has a question that you would love to share with Chris and I, you can reach us in a couple of different ways. You can reach us on Twitter via @_bikeshed. You can also go to the website, bikeshed.fm/content. We will drop some links in the show notes. But if you go there, then you can send a question or also email us directly at hosts@bikeshed.fm. And we're running a little low on listener questions, so we would love to have a listener question from you. And we would love to talk about anything that y'all want to talk about, okay, within reason, you know, triathlons, Brussel sprouts, things like that. All of that falls within the wheelhouse. CHRIS: Normal stuff. STEPH: Normal stuff, yeah. CHRIS: And to be clear, despite the fact that Steve did recently become a thoughtboter, you don't have to be a thoughtboter to send in a listener question. [laughs] In fact, it's much more common to not be a thoughtboter when sending in a listener question. But we'll take them from anybody. We're happy to chat with you. STEPH: On that note, shall we wrap up? CHRIS: Let's wrap up. The show notes for this episode can be found at bikeshed.fm. 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Path 11 Podcast
389 Sensitivity is Your Superpower with Dr. Karen Kan

Path 11 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 48:26


Dr. Karen Kan is a Doctor of Light Medicine™, a #1 international bestselling author, visionary, and pioneer in the fields of healing, consciousness, and spirituality. Her mission is to empower spiritually-conscious people to harness their intuitive, healing, and manifesting Superpowers so that they can reach their highest vibration and help anchor in a brand new reality of love, joy, peace, and harmony for all. As the Founder of the Academy of Light Medicine™, Dr. Karen teaches students her 3-step TOLPAKAN™ Healing Method (TKH) which involves Aligning with the Source of Divine Wisdom, Asking quality questions through Divine Muscle Testing™, and Activating high vibrational healing frequencies. She is like Yoda® from Star Wars, training you to be a self-healing Jedi Master®. Website: www.KarenKan.com Gift to Path 11 Podcast Listeners: www.karenkan.com/path11 - The Sensitive Soul Typing Quiz - which includes the Sensitive Soul Empowerment Guide download option. ------------------------------- As of this moment, we have over 80 hours of premium videos available at path11tv.com, with new videos added regularly. Watch Path 11 TV wherever you want, on the iPhone, AppleTV, Android, Amazon Fire, and Roku Apps.