Roderick on the Line

Ep. 261: "Two Swords in Da Nang"


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00:00:20   hello hi John hi Merlin man how's it [TS]

00:00:25   going John Roderick good does anybody [TS]

00:00:28   ever call you Merlin mang mang you know [TS]

00:00:32   I don't get that one too much yeah I was [TS]

00:00:34   telling my daughter that you're one of a [TS]

00:00:36   very small handful of people who still [TS]

00:00:39   call me Merle oh and she's heard that [TS]

00:00:41   name like twice ever [TS]

00:00:42   she thinks it's really weird Merle [TS]

00:00:45   because we've been to the comic shop and [TS]

00:00:47   talked to the guy at the comic shop the [TS]

00:00:49   that's not he doesn't he's not [TS]

00:00:51   technically the owner although he's kind [TS]

00:00:53   of the owner you know it's co-op but the [TS]

00:00:55   donors name is Christian and and so he's [TS]

00:00:58   a little bit younger than me but he came [TS]

00:01:00   up at a time where people go oh like a [TS]

00:01:04   sister Christian hmm [TS]

00:01:07   so as soon as he discovered that night [TS]

00:01:09   Ranger was coming out with a song called [TS]

00:01:11   sister he preemptively told people to [TS]

00:01:13   calm Chris oh and that got us talking [TS]

00:01:15   about the name thing he knew that he [TS]

00:01:17   knew that even then he knew to say I'd [TS]

00:01:22   better get it I'd better get ahead of [TS]

00:01:23   this yeah yeah I got in front of his [TS]

00:01:24   skis on that which I think it's kind of [TS]

00:01:26   smart don't tell me love me no I'm [TS]

00:01:27   saying yeah exactly and so who called [TS]

00:01:31   you Merle you uh my lady friend [TS]

00:01:36   sometimes she's really refer to me by [TS]

00:01:38   name it doesn't come up very much it's [TS]

00:01:42   kind of a it's kind of like a familiar [TS]

00:01:43   familial familial familiar front Familia [TS]

00:01:50   cheese from you yeah Familia yeah it's a [TS]

00:01:57   little you know it's a it's a diminutive [TS]

00:01:59   it's like a I I knew a kid in elementary [TS]

00:02:02   school named Clark and his mother called [TS]

00:02:05   him Clarkie oh I think that's sweet [TS]

00:02:07   what is sweet but it's a but that's a [TS]

00:02:09   tough name to put a to put a little like [TS]

00:02:12   e on the end clunky it makes it extra [TS]

00:02:15   clicky collecti it is clarkey I there [TS]

00:02:17   was a girl in my high school named [TS]

00:02:19   sharky sharky sharky like ch ch a R kie [TS]

00:02:27   turkey that was her name her the gorilla [TS]

00:02:31   goonz named Sharkey [TS]

00:02:33   oh that's right Sharkey he just started [TS]

00:02:35   a new service where a touring band can [TS]

00:02:37   rent a van from him [TS]

00:02:39   that's a profitable business anyway [TS]

00:02:42   charkie well you remember Sharky's [TS]

00:02:46   machine starring Burt Reynolds yes I [TS]

00:02:48   sure do [TS]

00:02:49   Sharky's machine so there's more than [TS]

00:02:51   one person named Sharkey hmm I've never [TS]

00:02:53   met another person named Sharkey I still [TS]

00:02:56   know charkie turkey at the time in high [TS]

00:03:00   school you would never have thought that [TS]

00:03:01   charkie and I would know one another [TS]

00:03:04   thirty years later mm-hmm but she lives [TS]

00:03:08   in Seattle and she sometimes comes to [TS]

00:03:11   comes to my shows and she's very [TS]

00:03:13   supportive that's so nice I don't know [TS]

00:03:15   anybody anymore yeah well I barely know [TS]

00:03:19   you keep up with a lot of people I guess [TS]

00:03:21   I do you really do first great first day [TS]

00:03:25   of fourth grade 1976 back when school [TS]

00:03:28   started in September like a normal thing [TS]

00:03:33   started off for the days I started in my [TS]

00:03:36   new class his hair was my teacher [TS]

00:03:38   and his hair with an e said I'm gonna [TS]

00:03:42   read your name and if there's anything [TS]

00:03:43   you prefer to be called instead of that [TS]

00:03:45   let me know and I don't know why but [TS]

00:03:48   this is a couple years after my father [TS]

00:03:49   had passed away [TS]

00:03:50   I've been Merlin the whole time and for [TS]

00:03:51   some reason I said I would like to be [TS]

00:03:53   called Merle I kind of took it as a way [TS]

00:03:56   to honor my father and I thought it was [TS]

00:03:57   a cool name and that's what I went by [TS]

00:04:01   Rob Lee until into college that's what I [TS]

00:04:05   was known as really you know yeah now it [TS]

00:04:08   seems kind of weird yeah right so but if [TS]

00:04:11   you ran into some old old pal from the [TS]

00:04:13   neighborhood that I would call you Merle [TS]

00:04:16   probably I mean do you think about your [TS]

00:04:18   name very much I don't think about my [TS]

00:04:20   name that much I've seen where people [TS]

00:04:21   assume because they call you by your [TS]

00:04:22   name they think about it but like I [TS]

00:04:24   don't think about my name very much you [TS]

00:04:27   have a Merlin man is like one of the [TS]

00:04:29   all-time greatest names of all time [TS]

00:04:30   that's a pretty good name a lot of [TS]

00:04:32   people assume it's a made-up name I mean [TS]

00:04:33   I guess yeah clear all names are made up [TS]

00:04:35   but no it's Mike it's my birth [TS]

00:04:36   certificate name yeah I mean it's really [TS]

00:04:39   it's really extraordinary and yeah John [TS]

00:04:42   John especially somebody my age I mean [TS]

00:04:45   they named every fourth [TS]

00:04:46   boy John so it doesn't really ring out [TS]

00:04:49   and plus of course I mean the proof is [TS]

00:04:54   the proof is in the fact that you and I [TS]

00:04:56   in our immediate social circle know like [TS]

00:05:00   11 John's [TS]

00:05:01   right I mean there are a lot of job I [TS]

00:05:04   have two ongoing regular podcasts with [TS]

00:05:08   people named John mm-hmm I frequently [TS]

00:05:10   podcast with other people named John and [TS]

00:05:12   then I know I know some Jonathan's as [TS]

00:05:14   well yeah and then there the lar there's [TS]

00:05:17   the wider not even much wider circle of [TS]

00:05:19   John's and also I am for whatever reason [TS]

00:05:23   have always been very very nickname [TS]

00:05:27   resistant no self or others no no no no [TS]

00:05:31   I I would I always wanted a nickname I [TS]

00:05:33   thought a nickname was was great but you [TS]

00:05:35   know for a nickname I've had super good [TS]

00:05:37   name [TS]

00:05:37   I know my uncle called me the kid which [TS]

00:05:40   I thought was kind of a cool nickname it [TS]

00:05:42   was a little bit you know diminutive but [TS]

00:05:44   that's kind of the idea of a name like [TS]

00:05:45   the kid I like that okay I mean but the [TS]

00:05:49   thing is a lot of nicknames come from [TS]

00:05:50   stuff like wetting your pants you know [TS]

00:05:53   or one day you don't wear a jacket you [TS]

00:05:55   know everybody's just calling you [TS]

00:05:56   snotboogie yeah some tribal stuff yeah [TS]

00:05:59   tribal stuff in my family is is well I [TS]

00:06:05   mean the people in my family are late [TS]

00:06:08   breeders and late breeders all the way [TS]

00:06:11   back so you know my dad was 47 when I [TS]

00:06:16   was born but his dad was in his 40s when [TS]

00:06:20   he was born now that's weird and his [TS]

00:06:23   father before him and looking through [TS]

00:06:25   the records there are people in my [TS]

00:06:28   family in 1750 who had a child who had [TS]

00:06:33   one of my forebears in their 40s was it [TS]

00:06:37   sometimes the first child because that [TS]

00:06:38   that's the weird part [TS]

00:06:39   so did you get miracle babies but I [TS]

00:06:42   think at least in my mother's age and [TS]

00:06:45   really into our time it was considered [TS]

00:06:46   pretty weird to have no first kid in [TS]

00:06:49   your 30s [TS]

00:06:49   off on a first child and more unusual a [TS]

00:06:52   lot of the MA [TS]

00:06:53   were in their mid-30s too even late 30s [TS]

00:06:57   as far back as as the 18 whatever's [TS]

00:07:01   early 18 and so we have no idea how far [TS]

00:07:04   back that goes because it it fades into [TS]

00:07:07   the into the fog of time yeah but so [TS]

00:07:12   what that means is that my people are [TS]

00:07:17   less evolved if you go back 50 thousand [TS]

00:07:21   years and you can you have a group of [TS]

00:07:23   people that are breeding that much [TS]

00:07:25   you're saying over time that accumulates [TS]

00:07:28   there's fewer time for your forebears to [TS]

00:07:30   be alive in some ways yeah I am I am [TS]

00:07:33   fewer generations removed from her [TS]

00:07:36   humans than anyone else and in fact okay [TS]

00:07:39   I dated a girl whose mother was 22 when [TS]

00:07:42   she was born and her grandmother was 22 [TS]

00:07:44   when her mother was born and her [TS]

00:07:45   great-grandmother was 22 and we we just [TS]

00:07:48   sat and calculated it and even back just [TS]

00:07:51   to the 19th century we it was very easy [TS]

00:07:54   to see like she was already like two [TS]

00:07:56   generations ahead of me based on the [TS]

00:08:00   number of relatives it took to get back [TS]

00:08:03   to 1805 got it got it and so what that [TS]

00:08:06   means is that within my family there are [TS]

00:08:09   all these anachronisms all these strange [TS]

00:08:14   verbal tics and the weird preferences [TS]

00:08:17   like you having exposure to so much like [TS]

00:08:20   big band music or me having like way [TS]

00:08:24   more exposure to the comic style of the [TS]

00:08:28   1930s then say the 60s mm-hmm you know [TS]

00:08:32   I'm saying like you know like you know [TS]

00:08:34   my dad was really into the Marx Brothers [TS]

00:08:36   and the Ritz brothers and Evan Costello [TS]

00:08:37   and all this kind of stuff so that stuff [TS]

00:08:39   was always in Jimmy Durante that stuff [TS]

00:08:40   was just always around like to the point [TS]

00:08:42   where when I was in a talent show when I [TS]

00:08:44   was like eight I was doing it Jimmy [TS]

00:08:45   Durante impersonation 75 that doesn't [TS]

00:08:49   make any sense [TS]

00:08:50   I dressed as Groucho Marx for the for [TS]

00:08:53   Halloween in like 1980 Wow [TS]

00:08:55   a grouch was still a lot but yeah but [TS]

00:08:57   you know it's it's related all the way I [TS]

00:09:00   mean I hear it in a lot of the things a [TS]

00:09:02   lot of the affectations of my people I [TS]

00:09:03   may have even mentioned this to you [TS]

00:09:04   before but [TS]

00:09:05   mom refers to Napoleon as Bonaparte [TS]

00:09:10   derisively yeah [TS]

00:09:12   because if you trace her family back [TS]

00:09:16   like she her people were on the [TS]

00:09:19   receiving end of Bonaparte ISM in a way [TS]

00:09:23   that she and not and not just with she [TS]

00:09:26   doesn't just say it with contempt she [TS]

00:09:27   says it with AD admiring contempt like [TS]

00:09:31   except out General Sherman or something [TS]

00:09:34   yeah he's the bad guy but also like you [TS]

00:09:37   know he's well I mean yet enough that [TS]

00:09:40   you refer to him by his by his patch and [TS]

00:09:44   often enough that your son notices it as [TS]

00:09:46   kind of an odd bit yeah right or my [TS]

00:09:48   mom's complete contempt for Appalachian [TS]

00:09:51   people well which is because her what [TS]

00:09:56   was it her great-grandfather was a Civil [TS]

00:09:59   War veteran and and she knew him and you [TS]

00:10:02   know we're high winds let's be honest [TS]

00:10:05   we'd like to believe that we are at the [TS]

00:10:07   top of the Appalachian food West [TS]

00:10:11   Virginia give me a break [TS]

00:10:12   but my people call me my my older [TS]

00:10:16   relatives called me John John from the [TS]

00:10:19   time I was born [TS]

00:10:20   John John and they still call me John [TS]

00:10:22   John to this day which feels like an [TS]

00:10:25   which feels like a nickname from another [TS]

00:10:27   time yeah you know like nobody really [TS]

00:10:30   calls people John John John Hodgman gets [TS]

00:10:34   called John John I don't think he'd have [TS]

00:10:35   it no I don't think so my sister decided [TS]

00:10:37   at some I don't know if she decided her [TS]

00:10:40   maybe I decided but we started calling [TS]

00:10:41   her Sousou oh that's sweet yeah and it [TS]

00:10:44   becomes its own little you know it [TS]

00:10:47   becomes kind of a name as you Su Su Su [TS]

00:10:51   but no my friends have tried to nickname [TS]

00:10:54   me a thousand times [TS]

00:10:55   and it usually bounces off there was a [TS]

00:10:58   there was a little period in high school [TS]

00:11:00   where I was called a rad dog rat dog [TS]

00:11:02   just just to be clear these are [TS]

00:11:04   nicknames that were given to you by [TS]

00:11:06   others yeah it's my bone type situation [TS]

00:11:09   know or like when my dad when my dad [TS]

00:11:11   tried to write at some point in his life [TS]

00:11:14   tried to convince me that in college [TS]

00:11:16   he'd been cult spider I was like nobody [TS]

00:11:18   are [TS]

00:11:19   no no I was me I was nicknamed spider [TS]

00:11:22   uh-huh by my fraternity brothers I was [TS]

00:11:24   like that no one called you spider a [TS]

00:11:26   single time don't don't kid that's a [TS]

00:11:28   retcon you know yeah but there were some [TS]

00:11:31   there were some kids in my you know I [TS]

00:11:33   went partly in high school to a school [TS]

00:11:36   within a school mm-hmm that one over you [TS]

00:11:38   had to go down the hallway right yeah [TS]

00:11:39   and there were some kids in the school [TS]

00:11:41   within a school that I think later as a [TS]

00:11:43   group of people as a group of like five [TS]

00:11:46   friends all became born-again oh my but [TS]

00:11:49   but they were they were pretty hilarious [TS]

00:11:52   and they were a year ahead of me right [TS]

00:11:54   so they were juniors when I was a [TS]

00:11:56   sophomore and they were like funny dudes [TS]

00:11:58   and nerds funny nerds and one day one of [TS]

00:12:03   them called me rip-roarin rad dawg [TS]

00:12:11   radical rock and righteously rascal and [TS]

00:12:14   reefer and Roderick and somehow this [TS]

00:12:19   group of nerd dudes took this up and [TS]

00:12:23   could all say it and it was an honor [TS]

00:12:30   that this group of five older funny like [TS]

00:12:35   school within a school nerds had this [TS]

00:12:38   long complicated nickname for man that [TS]

00:12:42   takes some effort yeah yeah well but it [TS]

00:12:45   was the type of it was the type of [TS]

00:12:47   people they were right I mean I they [TS]

00:12:49   also had a thing where at one point some [TS]

00:12:51   AV person was trying to get a filmstrip [TS]

00:12:54   to work or trying to get some movie to [TS]

00:12:56   work in a class they were in and all of [TS]

00:12:59   a sudden I seen somewhere in the middle [TS]

00:13:01   came screaming on with the volume full [TS]

00:13:05   up of some woman saying no mustard and [TS]

00:13:09   then you know they would each say no [TS]

00:13:11   mustard probably 32 times in a typical [TS]

00:13:14   school day even how these things work [TS]

00:13:15   it's early no no it's it's a thing and I [TS]

00:13:19   mean that's an age where you're more [TS]

00:13:21   intensely aware of memetic things and [TS]

00:13:24   you know I got bits today I got stuff [TS]

00:13:26   I'm still staying as saying today that [TS]

00:13:27   like I started saying in like junior [TS]

00:13:28   high high school it's very it's a very [TS]

00:13:30   me me time ya know mustard [TS]

00:13:32   haven't said it in a long time but I'm [TS]

00:13:33   sure that it a long time ago no mustard [TS]

00:13:35   and it would be a reaction to anything [TS]

00:13:37   that to anything really these things I [TS]

00:13:41   got tons of these in my house we have so [TS]

00:13:43   many of these just between the three of [TS]

00:13:45   us in our house that are not very [TS]

00:13:46   interesting to other people but like I [TS]

00:13:47   love those I mean it's it's there's [TS]

00:13:50   certain things where if one person says [TS]

00:13:51   something like a certain word or phrase [TS]

00:13:54   everybody else will automatically say [TS]

00:13:57   something sometimes in a funny voice [TS]

00:13:58   more like there will be like like a [TS]

00:14:00   certain cadence to how you say something [TS]

00:14:02   that makes everybody didn't say the [TS]

00:14:04   catchphrase I love that stuff mm-hmm [TS]

00:14:06   somehow rad dog rad dog red dog [TS]

00:14:11   percolated out of this rip-roarin rad [TS]

00:14:14   dog business and it got shortened to [TS]

00:14:18   that and then it went let's just say it [TS]

00:14:22   went viral and in my high school among [TS]

00:14:24   people who knew me not everybody called [TS]

00:14:27   me that obviously like my girlfriend [TS]

00:14:30   didn't but but they're aware of it yeah [TS]

00:14:33   everybody was aware of it and people did [TS]

00:14:34   call me that and I think there are still [TS]

00:14:37   people in the world who might say that [TS]

00:14:39   to me if it popped into their head I'm [TS]

00:14:42   not gonna say it I respect the mean in [TS]

00:14:46   this case that's an important mean but I [TS]

00:14:47   that doesn't suit you not that you're [TS]

00:14:51   not red nor a dog it just doesn't it's [TS]

00:14:54   not on-brand for John 2017 no it's some [TS]

00:14:58   it's the nickname of somebody that every [TS]

00:15:00   time he goes off a mogul he does a [TS]

00:15:02   backscratcher [TS]

00:15:03   hmm see I'm thinking like I I like the [TS]

00:15:06   anchorman I think that that's one that [TS]

00:15:07   could definitely it's good it's good but [TS]

00:15:10   but it feels like something that people [TS]

00:15:12   who were talking about me would say to [TS]

00:15:15   each other [TS]

00:15:15   nobody's gonna come up to me and say [TS]

00:15:17   like hello the anchorman have you seen [TS]

00:15:19   have you seen the anchorman today yeah [TS]

00:15:21   are like oh yeah he was talking to the [TS]

00:15:23   anchorman mm-hmm and I don't think it's [TS]

00:15:25   I don't think it's that sticky that it's [TS]

00:15:27   gonna turn into that most people I have [TS]

00:15:30   found and I bet this is true [TS]

00:15:33   well maybe not of you but most people [TS]

00:15:35   call me by my full name yes I have known [TS]

00:15:38   I have no I see I hate to say names [TS]

00:15:40   because then people gonna be able to [TS]

00:15:41   come up but I have friend in college his [TS]

00:15:42   name was Patricia frou and her [TS]

00:15:45   her name her Kenny was paddy fruit and [TS]

00:15:47   you never call her paddy even wouldn't [TS]

00:15:49   call her freak our paddy fruit cuz it [TS]

00:15:50   feels great to say paddy fruit paddy [TS]

00:15:52   fruit don't you don't look at petty [TS]

00:15:54   petty fruit and John Roderick is just [TS]

00:15:57   it's still it's a lot of syllables to to [TS]

00:16:00   get out but it's just it's what makes [TS]

00:16:02   sense to people that's got a nice rhythm [TS]

00:16:05   to it though yeah John Roderick and I [TS]

00:16:09   guess that somewhere somewhere recently [TS]

00:16:11   somebody oh oh yeah I've told you this [TS]

00:16:14   before my first my first email address [TS]

00:16:16   was hotrod at Capitol Hill dunno get [TS]

00:16:18   read that's a little cafe there yeah and [TS]

00:16:21   there are a lot of people that would [TS]

00:16:22   still call me hot rodder I've referred [TS]

00:16:24   to you as hot you know I want to put [TS]

00:16:25   that on the list I've called you hot rod [TS]

00:16:27   yeah hot rod huh I've called you that [TS]

00:16:29   that's that's what you are in my when I [TS]

00:16:32   get a text from you that's the nickname [TS]

00:16:33   I've given you in the Apple contacts out [TS]

00:16:35   oh that's wonderful hot rod well they [TS]

00:16:37   I'm glad that survives yeah that's a [TS]

00:16:39   good know that one kind of works that's [TS]

00:16:41   you guys that's got that's got aspects [TS]

00:16:43   to it to it you know what I mean yeah [TS]

00:16:45   yeah yeah it does it's it it it does [TS]

00:16:48   still work but it doesn't feel like [TS]

00:16:49   something I would want somebody younger [TS]

00:16:52   than me who doesn't know me to come up [TS]

00:16:54   to me on the street and call me that [TS]

00:16:58   yeah it's a little bit of a friend [TS]

00:17:00   nickname but I wouldn't want somebody to [TS]

00:17:02   come up and be like hi hey hot rod I [TS]

00:17:03   really loved your show I'd be like hmm [TS]

00:17:06   I'd give a little bit of a gasp face to [TS]

00:17:09   that whereas rad dog if somebody if you [TS]

00:17:14   know if like somebody came up and was [TS]

00:17:15   like a rad dog all the great shows I'd [TS]

00:17:18   be like okay alright I'd give them the [TS]

00:17:20   finger guns you're making that an [TS]

00:17:23   opening here saying if somebody sees you [TS]

00:17:25   at the mall they can say that to you is [TS]

00:17:28   that okay I mean I it's not like I'm [TS]

00:17:30   saying do it mmm-hmm I'm not [TS]

00:17:32   recommending it I'm just saying like [TS]

00:17:33   don't call me hot rod what I'm saying [TS]

00:17:37   don't call me all right [TS]

00:17:38   and and then joke joke Oh Joe [TS]

00:17:42   Joko turned all of us into Joe rose and [TS]

00:17:45   Joe hose and you know what I mean like [TS]

00:17:48   when because we're all sort of Joe and [TS]

00:17:53   John Scalzi is easy just call Joe skull [TS]

00:17:56   I don't think it goes that far [TS]

00:17:58   Jesse Joe Kojo Roe and Joe ho those [TS]

00:18:02   three but that is sounds kind of [TS]

00:18:06   scooby-doo a little bit it does and it's [TS]

00:18:08   all it's all Joe co-dependent I'm you [TS]

00:18:12   know I'm never gonna be Joe ro outside [TS]

00:18:15   of yes that although I did have a [TS]

00:18:18   girlfriend they call me Johnny rod [TS]

00:18:21   [Music] [TS]

00:18:28   that's the kind of nickname that you got [TS]

00:18:31   to have it you got to have a cool car if [TS]

00:18:32   you're called Johnny rod [TS]

00:18:34   I just remembered one there was a local [TS]

00:18:36   chain of barbecue restaurants in Pasco [TS]

00:18:39   County and a guy in my English class [TS]

00:18:41   decided that I was fat and so he called [TS]

00:18:44   me fat boy BBQ that boy barbeque pepper [TS]

00:18:47   barbecue it he'd say the whole thing [TS]

00:18:49   that boy hey fat boy BBQ how's it going [TS]

00:18:52   John these names like John Watson he had [TS]

00:18:54   like a real plain name yeah John Watson [TS]

00:18:56   there was a kid named John Watson in [TS]

00:18:58   Anchorage but he was a member I think he [TS]

00:19:01   was either a member or the brother of [TS]

00:19:02   one of the guys in a punk band called [TS]

00:19:06   the exhumed and the exhumed were famous [TS]

00:19:11   in Anchorage for being like really [TS]

00:19:14   really bad dudes who know I mean they [TS]

00:19:18   would like find dead cats and nail him [TS]

00:19:22   to a cross real stuff yeah real stuff [TS]

00:19:27   and they were they were the you know [TS]

00:19:29   they were the real deal but they you [TS]

00:19:32   know they were just like some they were [TS]

00:19:34   just some kids they weren't they weren't [TS]

00:19:37   the they weren't like whatever the real [TS]

00:19:38   deal is but and I have no way of knowing [TS]

00:19:41   whether or not they nailed the dead cat [TS]

00:19:43   to a to a tree I just heard that sure [TS]

00:19:45   that's all you need [TS]

00:19:46   I mean that's right once you get the rap [TS]

00:19:49   yeah well that's crazy Dan sorry might [TS]

00:19:52   might you Bennifer my echo device [TS]

00:19:54   talking I did what did you what did your [TS]

00:19:56   Alexis aim well see today is a fraud day [TS]

00:19:59   John I hope that by the time that this [TS]

00:20:00   airs something will have been fixed but [TS]

00:20:02   there's a huge problem right now so [TS]

00:20:05   right now I'm leaving this in right now [TS]

00:20:08   the encryption that secures [TS]

00:20:11   Wi-Fi husband has been mostly hacked [TS]

00:20:16   kind of mostly so pretty much it's [TS]

00:20:19   unclear what the full extent of this is [TS]

00:20:21   but it's safe to assume right now that [TS]

00:20:22   anything you're doing over Wi-Fi can be [TS]

00:20:25   unencrypted so this is actually an [TS]

00:20:28   opportunity for you to rewrite the [TS]

00:20:30   encryption this episode of Roderick on [TS]

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00:20:52   money's a good thing but it also happens [TS]

00:20:55   that I am a huge fan of Mack Wheldon's [TS]

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00:21:01   American money I had an order last week [TS]

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00:21:09   makes stuff like shirts doing pants [TS]

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00:21:14   these pieces are each all just insanely [TS]

00:21:18   comfortable they're sturdy and they're [TS]

00:21:19   well made they fit great they look [TS]

00:21:21   handsome they feel amazing today I want [TS]

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00:21:24   this is a special interest of mine [TS]

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00:21:30   first off they make something I adore [TS]

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00:21:35   magnifique [TS]

00:21:36   I'm making a chef mouth right there you [TS]

00:21:38   can see that I guess well I'm not [TS]

00:21:41   comfortable admitting how many of these [TS]

00:21:43   I actually own I will tell you that they [TS]

00:21:44   are literally my daily go-to top layer [TS]

00:21:47   unless the occasion demands otherwise [TS]

00:21:49   you will find me wearing one of these [TS]

00:21:50   boys every day they are just the best [TS]

00:21:52   also I know this one sounds weird but I [TS]

00:21:53   love their plain white t-shirts I know [TS]

00:21:56   it's an underrated garment they are [TS]

00:21:58   hearty well tailor they have a nice long [TS]

00:22:00   tail keeps your shirt tucked in like [TS]

00:22:02   you're a big boy I switch to these last [TS]

00:22:04   year full time all the way in I never [TS]

00:22:06   looked back they're the best I threw [TS]

00:22:08   away all my other t-shirts Mac Weldon [TS]

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00:22:25   first pair you keep it and they will [TS]

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00:22:55   supporting Roderick on the line and all [TS]

00:22:57   the great shows livin large yeah no I [TS]

00:23:06   know I'm in full lockdown mode I I [TS]

00:23:08   turned off Wi-Fi on everything that I [TS]

00:23:10   have I've turned off my Wi-Fi routers [TS]

00:23:12   I've turned Wi-Fi off on my devices and [TS]

00:23:15   that was my Amazon echo telling me that [TS]

00:23:19   it can't find the internet I got my [TS]

00:23:22   security camera bleeping red right now [TS]

00:23:23   my lights are off so I can't say Alexa [TS]

00:23:30   yeah what is the average rainfall in the [TS]

00:23:32   Amazon basin hmm what does she say when [TS]

00:23:35   you ask her that she's gonna have some [TS]

00:23:37   witty retort that's one of her really [TS]

00:23:39   retort question it's already retort but [TS]

00:23:41   sometimes you know she just it's you [TS]

00:23:43   gotta say it a certain way but you know [TS]

00:23:46   you can say stuff like how much does the [TS]

00:23:48   president way and don't usually get it [TS]

00:23:49   so yeah that's a that's a huge deal this [TS]

00:23:51   is a big deal I hope that gets happen [TS]

00:23:53   what's the Russians I don't know I maybe [TS]

00:23:55   got hacked [TS]

00:23:56   supposedly yeah this is this is an [TS]

00:23:59   exploitation that's out there in the [TS]

00:24:00   wild it has to do with the four-way [TS]

00:24:01   handshake it's the four-way handshake is [TS]

00:24:03   the problem Holly if anything weird [TS]

00:24:05   happens that just write it down to that [TS]

00:24:07   so is this a situation where like a la [TS]

00:24:11   Matt how're your garage doors going up [TS]

00:24:13   and down and your it could be a Vladimir [TS]

00:24:16   Putin opening your garage door you know [TS]

00:24:19   I'm saying you imagine the insanity if [TS]

00:24:24   the Russians opened every garage door in [TS]

00:24:26   the country at once that would wake some [TS]

00:24:28   people up yeah dogs and cats sleeping [TS]

00:24:30   together yeah sure no one change the [TS]

00:24:32   body politic if you didn't control your [TS]

00:24:33   own garage door anymore he who controls [TS]

00:24:35   the garage door controls the destiny you [TS]

00:24:38   can have somebody come in steal your [TS]

00:24:39   cordless drill you know I'm saying he is [TS]

00:24:41   your density mm-hmm I want to ask you [TS]

00:24:47   something and you you can feel free to [TS]

00:24:50   ignore this you can feel free to tell me [TS]

00:24:52   to cut this out but I wanted to share an [TS]

00:24:54   anecdote about something that happened [TS]

00:24:55   yesterday because I feel like it's [TS]

00:24:56   something we need to explore can I share [TS]

00:25:00   what happened yesterday yeah I know I'm [TS]

00:25:01   dying to hear it well at some point [TS]

00:25:05   better record this it's Monday October [TS]

00:25:07   16th Wi-Fi is not working I think it was [TS]

00:25:11   on probably I guess I could go look back [TS]

00:25:13   I think probably on Saturday night maybe [TS]

00:25:18   you texted me and oh yeah here we go [TS]

00:25:23   here we go okay so yeah so on the 14th [TS]

00:25:27   which would be Saturday I was telling [TS]

00:25:30   you some offline administrative things [TS]

00:25:32   you said that's exciting he said and [TS]

00:25:34   then he said yes yesterday at 9:00 a.m. [TS]

00:25:35   being Sunday you said on at 10:00 and I [TS]

00:25:38   said you bet and then a certain time [TS]

00:25:41   later I believe around 1001 he say [TS]

00:25:44   except today is Sunday yeah and then I [TS]

00:25:47   felt bad cuz I thought oh my god like I [TS]

00:25:50   would net I would personally I'm not [TS]

00:25:52   dying bragging but I would never if [TS]

00:25:54   there are any two days I would never [TS]

00:25:55   confuse it's sad it's Sunday and Monday [TS]

00:25:58   but somehow you had an alarm set you you [TS]

00:26:02   were planned and ready to go and you [TS]

00:26:04   thought sunday was Monday Saturday night [TS]

00:26:07   at 11 o'clock at night or whatever I [TS]

00:26:10   leaned over and grabbed my phone and was [TS]

00:26:12   like better set my alarm for for the [TS]

00:26:15   show tomorrow we should tell our [TS]

00:26:18   listeners we're trying an experiment [TS]

00:26:19   inside the experiment which is going [TS]

00:26:20   back to our tanning and recording time [TS]

00:26:22   going back to 10 because 9 wasn't [TS]

00:26:23   working for now yeah that's that's a [TS]

00:26:25   wrinkle [TS]

00:26:25   mm-hm and what happens with me and this [TS]

00:26:29   show is that I set my alarm for 9:45 [TS]

00:26:31   because I know that I have 15 minutes [TS]

00:26:33   after I wake up to microwave one cup of [TS]

00:26:36   coffee and open my computer yeah and [TS]

00:26:41   that's all I need all I need is 15 [TS]

00:26:43   minutes to like come come awake and [TS]

00:26:46   sometimes I don't come all the way awake [TS]

00:26:47   you may have noticed until you start [TS]

00:26:50   talking to me and then I'm like [TS]

00:26:52   what and then that then I am there it's [TS]

00:26:55   like yeah you know it's its ambitious 15 [TS]

00:26:57   minutes is ambitious but you some of the [TS]

00:27:00   time have been here at 10 a.m. yeah [TS]

00:27:03   absolutely the case and I like to fly a [TS]

00:27:05   little close to the Sun just enough that [TS]

00:27:07   the wax in my wings softens without [TS]

00:27:10   melting you can soften wax without it [TS]

00:27:14   melting it's a lot like you jumping on [TS]

00:27:15   the plane at the last minute jumping off [TS]

00:27:17   the Muni at the last minute that's right [TS]

00:27:20   if you're always Telegraph your [TS]

00:27:22   movements a couple of days ago I flew to [TS]

00:27:25   San Francisco for 24 hours and as I was [TS]

00:27:28   leaving for the airport I said I'm only [TS]

00:27:31   gonna be in San Francisco for 24 hours [TS]

00:27:34   what should I pack and I thought about [TS]

00:27:37   it and I was like I'm going to I didn't [TS]

00:27:39   have a hotel arranged yet oh my god I [TS]

00:27:42   talked about close to the Sun she's I [TS]

00:27:44   said I'll get a hotel on my phone while [TS]

00:27:46   I'm at the airport and then I was [TS]

00:27:49   sitting there and I'm thinking like what [TS]

00:27:51   do I bring I'm gonna be there for 24 [TS]

00:27:53   hours and then I said oh I know the [TS]

00:27:56   answer nothing I'll bring nothing so I [TS]

00:27:59   put my coat on and I walked out the door [TS]

00:28:02   and I went to the airport and at the [TS]

00:28:04   airport I thought I did something I [TS]

00:28:07   never do which is download an app which [TS]

00:28:10   was some kind of app that was that said [TS]

00:28:11   last minute hotels because all of the [TS]

00:28:13   hotels that are like a hotel tonight a [TS]

00:28:16   hotel tonight type of thing most of the [TS]

00:28:19   hotels that I normally stayed at stay at [TS]

00:28:21   in San Francisco when I went to their [TS]

00:28:23   websites and said what's the chance of [TS]

00:28:26   me getting out tell rim tonight that's [TS]

00:28:30   an open table type situation where it's [TS]

00:28:32   like ma'am sorry nothing well well well [TS]

00:28:34   the answer was that chances are great [TS]

00:28:37   $600 and I'm like uh no $600 is the same [TS]

00:28:42   as no hotel but I went on this thing [TS]

00:28:46   which was something like hotels tonight [TS]

00:28:48   and I got a hotel in what they describe [TS]

00:28:51   this the great thing about San Francisco [TS]

00:28:53   they describe it as Union Square [TS]

00:28:57   [Laughter] [TS]

00:29:02   really good bargain she's like it's [TS]

00:29:05   great it's likely the Ambassador Hotel [TS]

00:29:07   and you square with a Commodore or [TS]

00:29:09   something like never get anything with [TS]

00:29:11   the with like a military title like [TS]

00:29:13   never get anything it sounds fancy that [TS]

00:29:15   says Union Square yeah do not get the [TS]

00:29:37   one neighborhood in America that has not [TS]

00:29:40   changed one iota since 1972 like you [TS]

00:29:45   still go down in the Tenderloin and it [TS]

00:29:47   looks like an arc rum drawings yeah of [TS]

00:29:50   people just like I mean that's bad it's [TS]

00:29:52   just it's not funny and it has gotten [TS]

00:29:55   super schmooper bad it's not shocking to [TS]

00:29:58   people who come to town now in the last [TS]

00:30:00   - even in the last two years like what [TS]

00:30:03   what is happening on sixth Street is [TS]

00:30:04   like unbelievable [TS]

00:30:06   it's extraordinary it really is like [TS]

00:30:08   it's not like it's not we're saying oh [TS]

00:30:09   it's really sad there's lots of people [TS]

00:30:10   sitting on the street like I can't I [TS]

00:30:12   don't even want to tell you on a family [TS]

00:30:13   podcast what kind of stuff is the [TS]

00:30:15   extreme hieronymus bosch s human misery [TS]

00:30:19   that is happening at a scale in order of [TS]

00:30:22   magnitude greater than you think right [TS]

00:30:23   now where there are literally people [TS]

00:30:26   shitting publicly like up and down the [TS]

00:30:29   street shooting up screaming and crying [TS]

00:30:31   it is really it's very Bosh speaking of [TS]

00:30:34   someone who just stayed there [TS]

00:30:35   attack what in the u n-- Square area in [TS]

00:30:38   the Union Square area what's incredible [TS]

00:30:41   is that right there on market are the [TS]

00:30:43   headquarters of medium and uber and with [TS]

00:30:46   Twitter and a dozen of the darkness yeah [TS]

00:30:51   a dozen other tech companies the hotel [TS]

00:30:53   the Bisou that I stayed in has in the [TS]

00:30:56   downstairs a craft cocktail bar where [TS]

00:31:01   the bartender had a handlebar mustache [TS]

00:31:03   and was playing Tupac but when I went up [TS]

00:31:09   to the to the desk to check-in [TS]

00:31:11   [Music] [TS]

00:31:13   the receptionist said would you like it [TS]

00:31:15   quiet room or a normal room that's [TS]

00:31:22   that's an unusual level of candor it was [TS]

00:31:26   an ice you know what I said would you [TS]

00:31:28   say I'll take a normal room oh she [TS]

00:31:31   didn't see that coming but on a high [TS]

00:31:33   floor and so she put me on the top floor [TS]

00:31:36   where I was able to hear in the course [TS]

00:31:39   of the night at least one person who [TS]

00:31:43   screamed almost continuously for two [TS]

00:31:45   hours you could tell it was the same [TS]

00:31:47   person for two hours and then at some [TS]

00:31:51   point around 4:00 in the morning six [TS]

00:31:52   shots fired into the air or what I [TS]

00:31:54   presumed to be the air and this is like [TS]

00:31:58   two blocks from market where the next [TS]

00:32:02   morning when I woke up it was just a [TS]

00:32:04   swarm of like techy wiki's on their way [TS]

00:32:07   to work II work II on their little [TS]

00:32:10   hoverboards and and and it's just like [TS]

00:32:14   how how in the world does this work [TS]

00:32:17   importantly these are people who are one [TS]

00:32:19   might say commuting in they don't they [TS]

00:32:21   don't live in the Union Square area [TS]

00:32:23   no no they zoom in they zoom in on them [TS]

00:32:26   but but so I arrived and I and this is [TS]

00:32:32   you know there are big fires outside of [TS]

00:32:34   San Francisco the whole city is shrouded [TS]

00:32:35   in the like it looks like Tatooine [TS]

00:32:39   I mean it's everything's orange it's [TS]

00:32:41   super weird shrouded in the like in the [TS]

00:32:43   dashed hopes and dreams of a hundred [TS]

00:32:47   thousand or hundreds of thousands of [TS]

00:32:49   people like it's just the ashes of [TS]

00:32:53   Sonoma covering everything and the air [TS]

00:32:55   it smells like a campfire and it's [TS]

00:32:57   really weird so that's a very strange [TS]

00:32:59   time for you to be here it was strange [TS]

00:33:01   and you know Seattle had a big fires [TS]

00:33:03   this year too up in British Columbia and [TS]

00:33:06   that smoke kind of came down over [TS]

00:33:08   Seattle but those British Columbia fires [TS]

00:33:10   were happening mostly in like untouched [TS]

00:33:13   forest so our forest fires were like it [TS]

00:33:17   just smelled like a burning forest but [TS]

00:33:19   yeah your fires were like burning towns [TS]

00:33:22   yeah [TS]

00:33:24   which was some heavy heavy duty stuff [TS]

00:33:26   but this is all by way of describing the [TS]

00:33:29   fact that I went to my show and then I [TS]

00:33:32   woke up in the morning and I did a [TS]

00:33:33   podcast with a friend and I met another [TS]

00:33:37   one of our mutual friends at his man [TS]

00:33:38   cave for a little while nice and then I [TS]

00:33:41   got and I was doing when this was all [TS]

00:33:43   walking around and then I got on a train [TS]

00:33:46   and I went to the airport and at no [TS]

00:33:48   point did I have any kind of of there [TS]

00:33:53   was nothing even in my hands it was just [TS]

00:33:55   I was wearing a jacket [TS]

00:33:57   did you bring like a backpack or [TS]

00:33:59   something I brought zero you you brought [TS]

00:34:02   shut your mouth you can't go you are a [TS]

00:34:05   brave man you got on a plane and flew to [TS]

00:34:07   another state with the clothes on your [TS]

00:34:09   back [TS]

00:34:10   yeah with with not even a not even like [TS]

00:34:13   an overcoat but with a blazer you're [TS]

00:34:15   Batman [TS]

00:34:15   and it was so when it was time to get on [TS]

00:34:19   the plane it was like I I'm back to last [TS]

00:34:24   on the plane because what the fuck do I [TS]

00:34:25   care you can't do anything to you I mean [TS]

00:34:29   like you have you know nothing got to [TS]

00:34:30   tie you I don't need any I don't need to [TS]

00:34:32   put anything on I'm gonna go over to [TS]

00:34:33   borrow and get a lasagna just cuz I [TS]

00:34:36   can't yeah I'm gonna sit here right I'm [TS]

00:34:38   gonna sit here and just stare at the [TS]

00:34:40   gate agent while they call my name three [TS]

00:34:42   times cuz I mean those Hanyu still like [TS]

00:34:44   it didn't nothing mattered I was a truly [TS]

00:34:48   free yeah I was a free man just like you [TS]

00:34:51   know I think I probably told you about [TS]

00:34:53   my first trip to Europe I got robbed [TS]

00:34:57   about halfway through and I had a [TS]

00:34:59   backpack that had everything you go yes [TS]

00:35:01   I remember this amp and and it was [TS]

00:35:04   another situation where I was I spent a [TS]

00:35:07   week just in deep mourning over all my [TS]

00:35:10   lost socks and you know I lost a carton [TS]

00:35:14   of cigarettes and my Walkman and all [TS]

00:35:17   this stuff and then that period of [TS]

00:35:18   mourning ended suddenly when I realized [TS]

00:35:21   oh shit I don't have anything like I [TS]

00:35:24   don't have anything yeah and it was [TS]

00:35:26   really liberating right I traveled in [TS]

00:35:29   Europe with nothing for I don't know [TS]

00:35:32   three months I didn't have a thing [TS]

00:35:36   I I just washed my clothes in the sink I [TS]

00:35:38   mean I'm sure I smell terrible I'm sure [TS]

00:35:40   I look terrible [TS]

00:35:41   yeah but you know what you're a fucking [TS]

00:35:44   student like compared to the French [TS]

00:35:47   hippies that we're staying in the same [TS]

00:35:48   youth hostel as I was I looked pretty [TS]

00:35:50   pretty group [TS]

00:35:54   speaking of groom uh-huh listen listen [TS]

00:35:59   I'm processing this because I'm thinking [TS]

00:36:02   about as I'm sure I've mentioned to you [TS]

00:36:03   I did this thing when I packed where I [TS]

00:36:06   and Idol did this is much anymore but I [TS]

00:36:08   used to pack as though I were not only a [TS]

00:36:11   different person than I am [TS]

00:36:13   but I were that I was perhaps two to six [TS]

00:36:16   different people than Who I am [TS]

00:36:18   well I would I would like right now I [TS]

00:36:21   wear I don't see I wear the same clothes [TS]

00:36:23   every day I wear the same type of [TS]

00:36:25   clothes pretty much every day including [TS]

00:36:27   our sponsor for this episode thank you [TS]

00:36:28   Mike Walden I frequently will just all [TS]

00:36:32   wear jeans and a t-shirt and a [TS]

00:36:33   long-sleeve shirt over that and then [TS]

00:36:34   like a hoodie or something and somehow [TS]

00:36:36   when I'm preparing to go anywhere I to [TS]

00:36:40   quote some thought I turned it into [TS]

00:36:42   Diana Ross and I'm bringing evening [TS]

00:36:45   gowns for events that I have not been [TS]

00:36:46   invited to and I'm bringing changes of [TS]

00:36:48   socks that have absolutely no [TS]

00:36:52   association with how often I would [TS]

00:36:54   actually change my socks I've never [TS]

00:36:56   needed in the modern era to change my [TS]

00:36:59   socks more than once in a day right and [TS]

00:37:01   it's oh you're going on a four-day trip [TS]

00:37:03   and you take 11 pairs exactly right well [TS]

00:37:05   the only thing I fell short on when I go [TS]

00:37:06   to a warm climate because I'm so used to [TS]

00:37:08   not being in a warm climate I sometimes [TS]

00:37:09   forget that I need more bottom layer [TS]

00:37:12   shirts than I think that's the only time [TS]

00:37:15   I have less than I need but I weigh [TS]

00:37:18   overcompensate so the reason I'm saying [TS]

00:37:19   all of this is you're describing a dream [TS]

00:37:22   to me like what you did it was very very [TS]

00:37:24   brave and I'm very impressed [TS]

00:37:26   well it's phenomenal and also I think [TS]

00:37:28   one of the things that helped was I knew [TS]

00:37:30   that the two people I was going to see [TS]

00:37:32   on Friday were not people I was gonna [TS]

00:37:34   see on Thursday and unless unless [TS]

00:37:36   somebody drove past me on on Castro [TS]

00:37:40   after seeing me Thursday night they [TS]

00:37:43   weren't gonna see me Friday [TS]

00:37:45   the Red Dog wear the same clothes there [TS]

00:37:47   is and so not only did I wear one outfit [TS]

00:37:51   but I didn't even wear like a blue shirt [TS]

00:37:54   and a blue blazer I wore a bright orange [TS]

00:37:58   blazer with a like an orange plaid tie [TS]

00:38:01   so basically I was saying to the world [TS]

00:38:05   like if there's even a if there's even a [TS]

00:38:08   delay of my flight mm-hmm [TS]

00:38:10   I'm the guy in the two day old orange [TS]

00:38:14   blazer but as it as it was like I rolled [TS]

00:38:18   into my house more or less the same time [TS]

00:38:21   that I left it the following day and I [TS]

00:38:24   took my coat off and put it on a hanger [TS]

00:38:25   like fucking Mister Rogers [TS]

00:38:27   yeah yeah and I was like doo doo doo [TS]

00:38:30   what's next and it was pretty good [TS]

00:38:34   pretty that's really impressive I know I [TS]

00:38:39   know it felt it felt it felt like in the [TS]

00:38:42   next oh and I got the chance I was [TS]

00:38:44   sitting next to somebody on the plane [TS]

00:38:45   who was kind of unfriendly to the [TS]

00:38:49   stewardess and it's fairly Curt with me [TS]

00:38:52   and was actually transcribing things off [TS]

00:38:56   of his phone onto a notepad like we're [TS]

00:39:00   looking at his phone and then writing it [TS]

00:39:01   down on a notepad I was like interesting [TS]

00:39:04   and he's wearing a pole a polo shirt he [TS]

00:39:06   just sort of looks like a he's one of [TS]

00:39:08   those people that probably is my age but [TS]

00:39:11   when I look at him I'm like what's up [TS]

00:39:13   dad [TS]

00:39:13   I know I know I know the type yeah and [TS]

00:39:16   so and and like in the the the flight [TS]

00:39:21   attendant asks him what he wants to [TS]

00:39:23   drink and his reaction is what instead [TS]

00:39:28   of like how many things is she gonna say [TS]

00:39:30   to you right like be that guy yeah you [TS]

00:39:33   one nothing when you do that what do you [TS]

00:39:35   mean what anyway so he keeps working and [TS]

00:39:38   then I look at him again and I and he [TS]

00:39:42   said one other sort of Curt one word [TS]

00:39:44   replied to the stewardess and he hadn't [TS]

00:39:47   spoken to me in the entire first half of [TS]

00:39:49   the flight yeah except to kind of be [TS]

00:39:52   like what when I asked him some question [TS]

00:39:54   I looked over at him and I was like [TS]

00:39:58   minute and I said are you Dutch [TS]

00:40:03   he's a Dutch and he turned and he said [TS]

00:40:07   what's no he turned excited eyes wide [TS]

00:40:10   open he was like yes how can you tell [TS]

00:40:15   how can I tell [TS]

00:40:17   wow you're beautiful and then he [TS]

00:40:20   immediately could not stop talking and [TS]

00:40:23   talk to me for the entire rest of the [TS]

00:40:25   flight we talked about the political [TS]

00:40:27   situation in every single country in [TS]

00:40:29   Europe we talked about brexit we talked [TS]

00:40:33   about and his opinions of brexit from [TS]

00:40:35   top to bottom we talked about Trump from [TS]

00:40:38   top to toe just opened right up because [TS]

00:40:40   less I write nice I recognized him as [TS]

00:40:42   Dutch and it was it's just a little [TS]

00:40:44   something in his accent and then it all [TS]

00:40:46   came together I was like wow no wait a [TS]

00:40:48   minute it's all fits [TS]

00:40:49   of course he's done and he lives on the [TS]

00:40:53   coast he lives on in the coast in a town [TS]

00:40:55   that I've been to so we had all this [TS]

00:40:57   stuff in common [TS]

00:40:58   it's Dutch the place where you were in [TS]

00:40:59   the sand that's in the place where I was [TS]

00:41:01   in the sand yeah I'm pret in fact I was [TS]

00:41:03   a gravy boat of suffering yeah and I was [TS]

00:41:07   probably three miles from his house and [TS]

00:41:10   I'll be hornswoggled what are the [TS]

00:41:11   choices I didn't bring that story up to [TS]

00:41:14   him because it's always weird when [TS]

00:41:16   somebody especially from Europe is like [TS]

00:41:18   oh yeah I live outside of Castle and I'm [TS]

00:41:21   like I've been to your town and they go [TS]

00:41:23   really I'm like yeah well you know I was [TS]

00:41:26   passing through I leave it at that [TS]

00:41:29   because because if you're just meeting [TS]

00:41:31   somebody and you say yeah I walked [TS]

00:41:34   through your town on the way to Istanbul [TS]

00:41:36   it's sort of like you set up you pull up [TS]

00:41:40   next to somebody at a bar and you know [TS]

00:41:43   how you're going and the bartender says [TS]

00:41:45   you know what would you like and you [TS]

00:41:47   order some really really complicated [TS]

00:41:50   uncool drink and then you turn to the [TS]

00:41:54   person next year and like so woody [TS]

00:41:55   what's going on it's just like no you're [TS]

00:41:57   not gonna he turned to the guy next to [TS]

00:41:58   you he's got a boilermaker when you give [TS]

00:42:00   you give one of those pregnant kind of [TS]

00:42:03   remarks that is basically begging people [TS]

00:42:05   to ask you questions about what he just [TS]

00:42:07   said it reminds me the second time I [TS]

00:42:09   sold a sword and Danai [TS]

00:42:11   oh really okay yeah yeah I just swords [TS]

00:42:14   and Vietnam what No [TS]

00:42:16   so anyway I usually say to people oh [TS]

00:42:18   yeah I was just passing through you know [TS]

00:42:19   I was a tourist and I was on my way [TS]

00:42:20   somewhere else they're like no anyway I [TS]

00:42:22   don't work that's that's your version of [TS]

00:42:24   like I'm a ceramicist right we'll just [TS]

00:42:27   lay this down this is fine if you want [TS]

00:42:29   ask more questions you can ask more [TS]

00:42:30   questions but I'm you are not on the [TS]

00:42:31   hook to ask me about sleeping on a beach [TS]

00:42:33   yeah that's right and we are not gonna [TS]

00:42:35   go there normally because most people do [TS]

00:42:37   not follow up right most people are just [TS]

00:42:39   like oh right well anyway more about me [TS]

00:42:41   and I was there I enjoyed this guy and [TS]

00:42:44   he was very he was very very Dutch he [TS]

00:42:47   was an executive at a at a company that [TS]

00:42:49   you would recognize the name on [TS]

00:42:52   international multinational company [TS]

00:42:54   Philips something like that although [TS]

00:42:57   headquartered not in the Netherlands [TS]

00:42:59   like rare's it's a the rarest occasion [TS]

00:43:02   where a multinational company with a [TS]

00:43:04   Dutch executive Gordon chakra I think of [TS]

00:43:07   Dutch companies I know well but this was [TS]

00:43:09   an American company they just had a see [TS]

00:43:12   he took him he turned it okay yeah he [TS]

00:43:14   took be turned it right it's not LG or [TS]

00:43:16   whatever it's like another thing and and [TS]

00:43:21   he had been trapped in San Francisco by [TS]

00:43:24   the fires because 80 flights got [TS]

00:43:26   canceled right and he was only flying to [TS]

00:43:28   Seattle with me in order to get on [TS]

00:43:30   another flight to Schiphol Airport in [TS]

00:43:32   Amsterdam the following day so he wasn't [TS]

00:43:35   coming he was like oh yeah Seattle's a [TS]

00:43:37   nice city but I'm I'm just I'm laying [TS]

00:43:40   over baby mm-hmm [TS]

00:43:41   anyway it was very it was very enjoyable [TS]

00:43:44   to interact with him but I did have the [TS]

00:43:48   one two swords in Danang moments where [TS]

00:43:55   because I had of course developed a good [TS]

00:43:58   rapport with the flight attendant [TS]

00:44:00   because when she said what would you [TS]

00:44:04   like to drink sir I said well I better [TS]

00:44:08   not have another ginger ale because I've [TS]

00:44:10   already had two and that's my limit or [TS]

00:44:12   whatever money whatever kind of dad [TS]

00:44:15   thing my dad would say that I say what [TS]

00:44:17   did I just eat Jack you late without [TS]

00:44:18   even hearing myself [TS]

00:44:21   to try I don't even remember what it was [TS]

00:44:23   just fall out of you it was something [TS]

00:44:25   like that it was like what a string I [TS]

00:44:29   don't know what would you recommend [TS]

00:44:34   what's the house special here crazy can [TS]

00:44:46   I give you an extra bag of peanut but [TS]

00:44:49   she said something to me at one point [TS]

00:44:50   and I said oh well you know I travel [TS]

00:44:52   without luggage so it won't be a problem [TS]

00:44:55   for me oh you you're like yeah I don't [TS]

00:44:57   know a TV guy yeah but I but the rare [TS]

00:45:00   occasion where you can be the I don't [TS]

00:45:02   own luggage guy and I even as I said it [TS]

00:45:06   I realized oh this is two swords and [TS]

00:45:08   done hmm but and they both looked at me [TS]

00:45:11   he turned and looked at me and she [TS]

00:45:13   looked at me but but again neither one [TS]

00:45:16   followed up on that and I didn't press [TS]

00:45:20   the issue I just sort of looked away and [TS]

00:45:22   was like wow wow I just I just I just [TS]

00:45:26   dropped that little bit of science on [TS]

00:45:28   them but then when it was time to get up [TS]

00:45:29   and get off the plane I stood up and it [TS]

00:45:32   was I mean I didn't make it gesture like [TS]

00:45:34   you know like wiping my hands off see [TS]

00:45:38   you later [TS]

00:45:39   but I did you know I just stood up and [TS]

00:45:41   walked off the plane what are you gonna [TS]

00:45:42   do nothing holding you down no I could [TS]

00:45:45   go down me if they plane had crashed I [TS]

00:45:47   could have gone right out the emergency [TS]

00:45:49   exit then right on the raft you what you [TS]

00:45:52   wouldn't hesitate because your windows [TS]

00:45:54   laptop is in the overhead no nothing [TS]

00:45:57   nothing a phone charger I had a phone [TS]

00:46:00   charger in the pocket of my blazer okay [TS]

00:46:02   I did do that I did have one thing did [TS]

00:46:05   you get a toothbrush at the hotel Bijou [TS]

00:46:07   the hotel because you provided a [TS]

00:46:09   toothbrush nice some other things but [TS]

00:46:12   you know toothbrush like a cheap one [TS]

00:46:13   wrapped in a piece of plastic that's all [TS]

00:46:14   you need is brush you know the hotel [TS]

00:46:16   please you when I walked in the door [TS]

00:46:18   there was a section of the carpet [TS]

00:46:21   that had been so I don't know I don't [TS]

00:46:25   even know what it was probably a blood [TS]

00:46:27   stain but what they done was they just [TS]

00:46:29   cut it out they just cut a square out of [TS]

00:46:31   the carpet and put another piece of [TS]

00:46:33   carpet in there [TS]

00:46:34   but that but the new carpet was a darker [TS]

00:46:37   shade than the old carpet because the [TS]

00:46:39   old carpet was either it impossible to [TS]

00:46:41   match or had faded so much maybe they [TS]

00:46:44   stopped making it they stopped making [TS]

00:46:46   that ma'am that's right and I walked in [TS]

00:46:49   and I looked at the room and it was [TS]

00:46:51   clean and it was nice and the bed look [TS]

00:46:54   nice oh you're talking about you got us [TS]

00:46:55   you had a fresh square carpeting in your [TS]

00:46:57   in your hotel room on the floor of my [TS]

00:46:59   hotel ooh [TS]

00:47:00   well but I think it was Lobby or [TS]

00:47:02   something so it's not a where spot it's [TS]

00:47:07   like it's like somebody yeah she's like [TS]

00:47:09   down here it's like somebody cleaned a [TS]

00:47:11   salmon in there I looked at the bed I [TS]

00:47:19   checked the bed it was it was nice it [TS]

00:47:21   was clean it was newish I called down to [TS]

00:47:25   the front desk and said I need some non [TS]

00:47:27   feather pillows and they scrambled they [TS]

00:47:31   said they didn't have any but I have the [TS]

00:47:34   feeling that the the service was good [TS]

00:47:36   enough there that I that some but [TS]

00:47:37   manager might have gone over to two [TS]

00:47:40   coals and bought two because eventually [TS]

00:47:43   someone came upstairs with two fresh [TS]

00:47:47   foam pillows and I and I realized in the [TS]

00:47:52   last several years most of the hotel [TS]

00:47:54   rooms I stay and have been paid for by [TS]

00:47:56   someone else who's like come to the [TS]

00:47:59   thing and here's your hotel and so those [TS]

00:48:03   hotels are of a class that I normally [TS]

00:48:05   wouldn't book for myself where I walk in [TS]

00:48:08   and I'm like oh la la [TS]

00:48:10   you know like ring ring Garcon bring me [TS]

00:48:13   a steak sandwich it's not a place where [TS]

00:48:14   you could ask for just a bucket of ice [TS]

00:48:16   and they would bring it to you and they [TS]

00:48:17   wouldn't groan right right or like what [TS]

00:48:20   we're like where I say you know what I [TS]

00:48:22   don't like everything would you change [TS]

00:48:24   it and they're like of course Wow so I [TS]

00:48:27   walked into this place and I realized oh [TS]

00:48:30   this is actually the class of hotel room [TS]

00:48:34   that I am uses your class yeah this is [TS]

00:48:38   not a hotel room that someone would buy [TS]

00:48:42   for me because they wouldn't they [TS]

00:48:44   wouldn't say like oh let's get him one [TS]

00:48:46   in Union [TS]

00:48:47   Square quote unquote they would say oh [TS]

00:48:50   we have to put him up somewhere you know [TS]

00:48:52   we have to put him up at the hotel [TS]

00:48:53   kabuki and so I was i I kind of felt [TS]

00:49:00   great I there was a feeling washed over [TS]

00:49:03   me of like yes this is for 20 years this [TS]

00:49:07   was the hotel that I stayed in and it [TS]

00:49:12   felt like coming home and so I sat there [TS]

00:49:15   and I listened to the people screaming [TS]

00:49:17   in the street and I looked at my little [TS]

00:49:18   patch of carpet and you know what it did [TS]

00:49:22   have was a bathroom that had not been [TS]

00:49:24   restored where the bathtub was taken out [TS]

00:49:27   and replaced with a stand-up fucking [TS]

00:49:29   shower it still had the bathtub with the [TS]

00:49:32   tile around it [TS]

00:49:33   it was like it still had wind Oh Merlin [TS]

00:49:37   it was on the sixth floor Linga stood [TS]

00:49:38   open windows open dog oh my god all the [TS]

00:49:42   way I opened him all the way out I [TS]

00:49:44   leaned out I could have smoked a [TS]

00:49:45   cigarette there was a fire escape like [TS]

00:49:50   look at the pictures of this place it's [TS]

00:49:52   a it's a hell of a place it felt like [TS]

00:49:54   coming home that's a good feeling it's [TS]

00:49:56   just pure John you didn't have any any [TS]

00:49:58   hindrances you just see right you got in [TS]

00:50:00   you got out I hung up my blazer on a [TS]

00:50:02   hook and then in the morning and I hung [TS]

00:50:06   up my tie on a hook and then in the [TS]

00:50:07   morning I got up I put the Blazer back [TS]

00:50:09   on and didn't even have to put the tie [TS]

00:50:12   back on good for you man and went out [TS]

00:50:15   into the world just like just like Willy [TS]

00:50:17   Loman you wear every part of the Buffalo [TS]

00:50:19   yeah yeah fucking yeah so good how'd [TS]

00:50:23   your gig go Oh a gig was great you know [TS]

00:50:26   it's lit quake down there right now oh [TS]

00:50:28   is that right having a set of my cards [TS]

00:50:33   there was a time I think you remember [TS]

00:50:35   several several years ago where I made [TS]

00:50:38   the commitment to myself to begin to [TS]

00:50:43   think of at least the West Coast as [TS]

00:50:46   essentially one contiguous urban area [TS]

00:50:51   like one long urban corridor right yeah [TS]

00:50:54   so if somebody in Portland said hey [TS]

00:50:56   we're having a literary festival will [TS]

00:50:58   you come down [TS]

00:50:59   I would never say that's like two hour [TS]

00:51:03   drive I just said yes mm-hmm and when [TS]

00:51:06   someone in San Francisco said will you [TS]

00:51:08   come emcee the World Series of poetry at [TS]

00:51:11   lit quake I said yeah it's an [TS]

00:51:14   hour-and-a-half flight that cost 150 [TS]

00:51:17   dollars yes I and if someone said I'm [TS]

00:51:21   your girlfriend and I live in LA will [TS]

00:51:22   you come down here 14 times a month it's [TS]

00:51:25   right on the corridor I would say yes of [TS]

00:51:27   course I will it's a two-hour flight it [TS]

00:51:29   costs a hundred and sixty dollars huh [TS]

00:51:31   and so I got in this habit well hang on [TS]

00:51:35   so Seattle to LA Seattle San Francisco [TS]

00:51:38   you those are both those are both [TS]

00:51:40   virginal they are they're Alaska [TS]

00:51:43   Airlines but you're still you're still [TS]

00:51:45   mobbed up with United right uh Delta I [TS]

00:51:48   will not go on United I wouldn't take [TS]

00:51:50   United if my city was on fire and I [TS]

00:51:52   haven't get out I wouldn't go on United [TS]

00:51:54   strat recruit free flight out of town [TS]

00:51:56   United nope nobody nope nope no I mean [TS]

00:52:00   I'm agnostic about American Airlines and [TS]

00:52:02   I like virgin but you know virgin was [TS]

00:52:04   purchased by Alaska yeah but we're still [TS]

00:52:06   in the in the in the period where it's [TS]

00:52:08   still it's still its own thing we [TS]

00:52:10   flipped the summer it was terrific [TS]

00:52:11   okay look more you get one of those big [TS]

00:52:13   chairs with with with room in front of [TS]

00:52:14   you and I decide airline John I'm really [TS]

00:52:17   gonna miss that airline you know I went [TS]

00:52:19   to an event with Richard Branson earlier [TS]

00:52:21   this year me too which one did you go to [TS]

00:52:26   he was dick he was doing his Richard [TS]

00:52:31   Branson thing where he loon he arrives [TS]

00:52:35   at a balloon he for whatever reason he [TS]

00:52:37   travels well I don't know I mean I when [TS]

00:52:39   I say for whatever reason I know what [TS]

00:52:41   the reason is he travels everywhere with [TS]

00:52:44   eight stewardesses dressed in 1960s [TS]

00:52:48   stewardess outfits like super tight [TS]

00:52:50   pencil skirts and pillbox hat squad [TS]

00:52:53   goalie who just roll into a venue before [TS]

00:52:56   he gets there and just situate [TS]

00:52:58   themselves around the room and then then [TS]

00:53:00   he comes and I don't hate that idea [TS]

00:53:03   Wow geez but then he sat up on the stage [TS]

00:53:06   and had the kind of temerity to talk [TS]

00:53:09   about how many well yeah yeah and how [TS]

00:53:14   men in business need to get hip to [TS]

00:53:16   feminism and if promote women in there's [TS]

00:53:25   a cognitive disconnect because none of [TS]

00:53:26   these none of these air hostesses are [TS]

00:53:29   older than 26 years old they were not [TS]

00:53:39   chosen for their like superhuman ability [TS]

00:53:42   to serve drinks fast no I'll tell you [TS]

00:53:44   that right but so I met this man [TS]

00:53:46   actually I met a nice air hostess and we [TS]

00:53:48   had a wonderful time chatting she was [TS]

00:53:51   talking to the air hostess it's a joy of [TS]

00:53:53   my life and she said actually as I [TS]

00:53:56   quizzed her that her job was exclusively [TS]

00:54:00   to air hostess on Richard Branson's jet [TS]

00:54:04   when he flies around the world huh so I [TS]

00:54:07   follow her on Instagram now and her [TS]

00:54:09   Instagram posts are just like Here I am [TS]

00:54:11   by the pool of Dubai Here I am by the [TS]

00:54:12   tool in Johannesburg Here I am by [TS]

00:54:14   anywhere Richard Branson goes he carries [TS]

00:54:16   the this full complement of like 60s [TS]

00:54:21   attired [TS]

00:54:22   air hostesses five wouldn't be enough no [TS]

00:54:24   no no no sometimes I bet it's 14 of I [TS]

00:54:26   wonder if they know kung fu I wonder if [TS]

00:54:28   they each have like a special martial [TS]

00:54:30   arts skill this gal definitely knows [TS]

00:54:32   kung fu or is able to pick locks or can [TS]

00:54:35   throw a knife oh she could be like the [TS]

00:54:37   bomb guy I bet she I bet she no no no [TS]

00:54:40   the bomb guy would have a British act [TS]

00:54:42   did have a British accent wait a minute [TS]

00:54:44   oh my gosh accent oh man they all [TS]

00:54:48   British accents are from British when I [TS]

00:54:50   talk to the air hostess let's get [TS]

00:54:52   something straight [TS]

00:54:53   first of all well second of all yes I [TS]

00:54:56   wanted to be I want to be liked to be [TS]

00:54:59   liked by everyone the first thing with [TS]

00:55:01   the air hostess is though I want to let [TS]

00:55:04   them know I'm not gonna be a problem [TS]

00:55:05   that's right I'm out of my way to make [TS]

00:55:08   sure you know I'm not gonna be like [TS]

00:55:10   Dutch right I'm an I'm a nice guy but [TS]

00:55:12   I'm not a creep right and I mean this is [TS]

00:55:15   any kind of host or hostess but really [TS]

00:55:17   what [TS]

00:55:17   I go in there it's like a soup nazi [TS]

00:55:19   thing where I'm just like I just want [TS]

00:55:20   you to know I am I am NOT gonna be a [TS]

00:55:23   problem I'm gonna be grateful I'm gonna [TS]

00:55:25   kind of and be quiet I'm not gonna ask [TS]

00:55:27   for extraordinary things and if there's [TS]

00:55:29   a pinch you can count on me I got your [TS]

00:55:30   back yeah that's right that's right I [TS]

00:55:32   will help you and I hope my hope I hope [TS]

00:55:34   that does make you like me but like the [TS]

00:55:36   first of all first things first you know [TS]

00:55:37   eat your brain like I want you to know I [TS]

00:55:39   am NOT gonna be a problem here right [TS]

00:55:41   you're Merlin man you don't think she's [TS]

00:55:43   just a weight that's very good is that [TS]

00:55:50   right there's a new alive alive [TS]

00:55:52   replacements record from eighty five or [TS]

00:55:57   six no they're good it sounds good I saw [TS]

00:56:01   them in 1987 and it was that's when they [TS]

00:56:06   will just be drunk in public a lot yeah [TS]

00:56:08   I was terrible and in fact at the end of [TS]

00:56:10   the show little brother mm-hmm the last [TS]

00:56:15   thing he said into the microphone was he [TS]

00:56:17   quoted Johnny Rotten at the final Sex [TS]

00:56:20   Pistols show at the Cow Palace or [TS]

00:56:22   whatever when he said into the [TS]

00:56:24   microphone Gemma feel like you've been [TS]

00:56:26   cheated hmm because the show was so [TS]

00:56:30   awful and he said that into the mic [TS]

00:56:33   which was uh he was you know he was [TS]

00:56:35   referencing another shitty band as [TS]

00:56:38   levels to it yeah where he was just like [TS]

00:56:41   yeah if you ever feel like you've been [TS]

00:56:42   cheated but he said it in his [TS]

00:56:43   Minneapolis there's a good there's a [TS]

00:56:44   good nickname for you though his his [TS]

00:56:46   older brother was known as smokin Bob or [TS]

00:56:50   smoking and drinking Bob smoking and [TS]

00:56:52   smoking Bob smoking Bob is a pretty cool [TS]

00:56:55   nickname it is problems he had a lot a [TS]

00:57:00   lot a lot of things going on smoking but [TS]

00:57:02   yeah I I thought you were gonna say [TS]

00:57:04   cheater cheaters would be a killer [TS]

00:57:07   nickname cheater [TS]

00:57:09   what's up cheater cheater who is the guy [TS]

00:57:12   your guys Skeeter Skeeter yeah Skeeter [TS]

00:57:15   Skeeter died but cheater cheater our [TS]

00:57:18   local our local guy think my adoptive [TS]

00:57:20   local guys having a real rough patch [TS]

00:57:22   right now yeah see ya hit bottom bumping [TS]

00:57:25   along yeah yeah yeah you know we got on [TS]

00:57:27   the train for our daddy-daughter [TS]

00:57:29   afternoon we do on the weekends [TS]

00:57:30   and and our local guy was on there and [TS]

00:57:33   he had to they had to throw him off the [TS]

00:57:35   train Oh No yeah yeah well here's the [TS]

00:57:38   problem from like I say his name he's my [TS]

00:57:40   guy so here's the deal if there's [TS]

00:57:41   somebody in your area you adopt them and [TS]

00:57:43   that means every time you see them you [TS]

00:57:44   give them a certain amount of money [TS]

00:57:45   every time I see him I give him 20 bucks [TS]

00:57:46   I know it's not helping but it's helping [TS]

00:57:48   a little bit but like that'll make his [TS]

00:57:50   life a little less whatever it is for [TS]

00:57:52   like a little while I know email John [TS]

00:57:54   but he's my guy and we know each other [TS]

00:57:57   not for a long time he was [TS]

00:57:59   confrontational and violent like at the [TS]

00:58:01   time when my daughter was a baby he was [TS]

00:58:04   real scary and I was super sensitive to [TS]

00:58:06   his scariness and we had lots of yelling [TS]

00:58:08   matches I've seen this guy the guy with [TS]

00:58:10   the beard yeah we went out one time we [TS]

00:58:13   were going to your local Taco Bell [TS]

00:58:15   Kentucky Fried Chicken yeah we were not [TS]

00:58:18   going in there because I wouldn't let [TS]

00:58:19   you we were walking up to the dirty [TS]

00:58:21   hands dim sum place but we had a [TS]

00:58:23   confrontation was my second by the ATM [TS]

00:58:25   right he was sleeping by the ATM and [TS]

00:58:27   there was a little bit of like yeah and [TS]

00:58:30   he gave him a little bar oh yeah well so [TS]

00:58:33   then things got better he got something [TS]

00:58:35   happened he got picked up cleaned up [TS]

00:58:37   medicated and the heartbreaking part is [TS]

00:58:39   like we would have conversations the [TS]

00:58:41   heartbreaking to me as this dumb white [TS]

00:58:43   guy with a house but like we would me [TS]

00:58:44   and the dude would talk and he was funny [TS]

00:58:46   it has sense of humor and seemed a [TS]

00:58:47   little bit maybe even kind of literate [TS]

00:58:49   like like maybe like he had been a [TS]

00:58:51   professor or something like he was fun [TS]

00:58:53   to talk to [TS]

00:58:54   right it's just one of those things were [TS]

00:58:56   like you don't see him for a while and [TS]

00:58:57   you go like is this it you know right [TS]

00:59:00   did he not make it now he was on the [TS]

00:59:03   train yesterday being pretty rough and [TS]

00:59:05   confrontational and they dropped some [TS]

00:59:07   f-bombs and you know my daughter and I [TS]

00:59:10   you know you just kind of ignore it [TS]

00:59:11   because we're gonna do you're on a train [TS]

00:59:13   and I just turned her I said yeah Nima [TS]

00:59:16   guys having a rough day yeah [TS]

00:59:18   I'm not sure why I'm saying this but it [TS]

00:59:19   made me sad yeah that is that is sad I [TS]

00:59:23   mean my mom adopts people who are [TS]

00:59:27   struggling and does the same thing but [TS]

00:59:29   but also like tries to get them in touch [TS]

00:59:33   with their families and tries to find [TS]

00:59:36   them housing and so forth and she will [TS]

00:59:40   have you know she has a kind of string [TS]

00:59:42   of these guys that she [TS]

00:59:44   is sort of caring for in the course of [TS]

00:59:47   her daily and she brought people home oh [TS]

00:59:49   yeah okay oh yeah I thought I remembered [TS]

00:59:52   that you know she you know bottom plane [TS]

00:59:54   tickets like really trying to help [TS]

00:59:57   people and she'll lose them she'll lose [TS]

00:59:58   one every once awhile [TS]

00:59:58   one every once awhile [TS]

01:00:00   really die or they spin out or you know [TS]

01:00:03   or they go from clean with a job and an [TS]

01:00:07   apartment through a process through a [TS]

01:00:11   whole process of like getting them on [TS]

01:00:12   medication getting them back into the [TS]

01:00:14   world clean job and apartment all the [TS]

01:00:17   way back down to sitting in front of the [TS]

01:00:20   supermarket insensible doesn't recognize [TS]

01:00:24   people who've never been through a bad [TS]

01:00:27   thing I know everybody feels like [TS]

01:00:28   they've been through super bad things [TS]

01:00:29   but you look at that you go oh that poor [TS]

01:00:31   person they're always gonna be on this [TS]

01:00:32   you know one step away from everything [TS]

01:00:34   falling apart but I mean if there's [TS]

01:00:36   anything that we learn from Trading [TS]

01:00:37   Places one of the great movies I think [TS]

01:00:39   it's important to realize that like well [TS]

01:00:40   you know maybe you just haven't fallen [TS]

01:00:42   hard enough yet to now be vulnerable to [TS]

01:00:45   future Falls yeah do you know what I [TS]

01:00:47   mean well and everything about mental [TS]

01:00:49   illness is that there's no there's just [TS]

01:00:52   a lot of mental illness that there isn't [TS]

01:00:54   there's no cure you know there's just [TS]

01:00:58   there's just monitoring and there's like [TS]

01:01:03   monitoring management amelioration I [TS]

01:01:05   mean we should get Richard Branson on [TS]

01:01:08   this oh well the thing about Richard [TS]

01:01:11   Branson there's also where he back to [TS]

01:01:12   Sunday but go ahead uh it was very [TS]

01:01:14   interesting in this in the course of [TS]

01:01:15   this talk where he was where he was [TS]

01:01:17   saying he was chastising everyone in the [TS]

01:01:19   room for not paying women the same that [TS]

01:01:22   he was paying these air hostesses [TS]

01:01:28   followed followed him everywhere and [TS]

01:01:30   when he decided to go waterskiing they [TS]

01:01:32   all like tried to see how many of them [TS]

01:01:34   could get up on his shoulders and that's [TS]

01:01:36   fun that's like the like the go-go's [TS]

01:01:38   cover the go-go's Rick it's all I ever [TS]

01:01:40   wanted at one point he digressed because [TS]

01:01:45   he's a very he's a very good dose or [TS]

01:01:47   he's not somebody that's gonna stick to [TS]

01:01:49   the script you know what I'm saying he [TS]

01:01:51   said yeah well you know Alaska Airlines [TS]

01:01:53   bought Virgin America from me earlier [TS]

01:01:57   this year for an undisclosed sum large [TS]

01:02:00   sum but they when they were negotiating [TS]

01:02:03   with me they promised that they were [TS]

01:02:05   gonna keep it virgin they were gonna [TS]

01:02:08   keep Virgin Airlines alive of all the [TS]

01:02:10   brands out there maybe even arguably [TS]

01:02:12   more than [TS]

01:02:12   see like a United buying a JetBlue and [TS]

01:02:15   turning it into basically like United [TS]

01:02:16   but especially with virgin the brand [TS]

01:02:18   equity in that is just bananas the [TS]

01:02:20   well-earned brand equity I have to say [TS]

01:02:22   and he said the same thing he was like [TS]

01:02:24   as soon as they completed the purchase [TS]

01:02:26   they were like oh sorry we lied we're [TS]

01:02:28   turning it all into Alaska sites and he [TS]

01:02:30   said she's nuts and Alaska's bad I would [TS]

01:02:33   put Alaska like probably right under [TS]

01:02:35   JetBlue which is right after virgin I've [TS]

01:02:38   had a lot of really good experiences [TS]

01:02:40   back in the day you could upgrade to [TS]

01:02:42   first class for 50 bucks do you remember [TS]

01:02:44   that yeah yeah yeah yeah I mean I was I [TS]

01:02:48   was in Alaska never a like a gold member [TS]

01:02:51   but I was an MVP until until Jason fin [TS]

01:02:55   got involved and told me that I needed [TS]

01:02:56   to be on Delta because Alaska didn't go [TS]

01:02:58   to to Bahrain for the long game [TS]

01:03:07   apparently that's not leonid brezhnev on [TS]

01:03:09   the tail no no no in fact I remember as [TS]

01:03:12   a kid Alaska Airlines the tails of [TS]

01:03:15   Alaska planes had like ten different [TS]

01:03:17   little things there was a totem pole [TS]

01:03:19   there was a little the little girl there [TS]

01:03:22   was a there was a lady there were there [TS]

01:03:25   was an eagle or whatever they're really [TS]

01:03:27   different things that were evocative of [TS]

01:03:30   Alaska it was all the problem is that [TS]

01:03:36   does not read as a hood no it doesn't [TS]

01:03:38   the whole thing does not translate to a [TS]

01:03:40   young Maudie [TS]

01:03:42   it looks like Brezhnev as the MGM lion [TS]

01:03:45   it's sort of like what happened to [TS]

01:03:46   Colonel Sanders he's become a thing [TS]

01:03:48   where you don't even recognize who that [TS]

01:03:50   he used to actually be a dude yeah but [TS]

01:03:53   in the 70s Alaska livery was very [TS]

01:03:57   evocative and I think he I think that [TS]

01:03:59   man in the hood had not been car tuned [TS]

01:04:01   to the degree he is now okay and you [TS]

01:04:04   could see that he was in a parka oh but [TS]

01:04:07   seeing you know this is cool okay I'm [TS]

01:04:09   looking at an Alaska Alaska's signage in [TS]

01:04:11   the 70s was much more to be honest much [TS]

01:04:14   more American I'm looking there looks [TS]

01:04:16   like they've got a Helvetica ish [TS]

01:04:17   typeface I see a hysto Nepal was that [TS]

01:04:20   the right word for that were we allowed [TS]

01:04:21   to say that yes we are okay and it's got [TS]

01:04:23   Brezhnev it's got some kind of a tower [TS]

01:04:25   it's got a minor KY I got with the [TS]

01:04:27   pickaxe there's a minor guide there was [TS]

01:04:29   a little there was a little girl in [TS]

01:04:30   there somewhere the minor oh the minor I [TS]

01:04:32   loved the minor was kept a thousand-yard [TS]

01:04:34   minor stair yeah he does but so Branson [TS]

01:04:39   says in his way where he's like look I [TS]

01:04:42   don't want to toot my own horn help [TS]

01:04:44   though that is 92% of what I do yeah [TS]

01:04:47   toot my own horn but he said virgin is [TS]

01:04:49   the is one of the great brands what was [TS]

01:04:51   Alaska thinking and then he does a big [TS]

01:04:55   comical shrug and he goes well you know [TS]

01:04:57   that's business and we're all meant to [TS]

01:05:01   be like wow he's really wise Wow he just [TS]

01:05:04   Ted talked to the shit out of us I'm [TS]

01:05:06   gonna go pay my female executives the [TS]

01:05:08   same I pay my mailings are there other [TS]

01:05:14   so was this an unusual thing for for [TS]

01:05:18   whatever reason you mixed up a Sunday in [TS]

01:05:20   a Monday is that an unusual thing for [TS]

01:05:22   are there other days of the week that [TS]

01:05:23   you will occasionally mix up with any [TS]

01:05:25   regularity there is very little [TS]

01:05:28   difference in my life between a Sunday [TS]

01:05:31   and Monday see okay this is the thing [TS]

01:05:33   that I don't understand it's like you do [TS]

01:05:35   kid things yeah and like yeah my life is [TS]

01:05:38   entirely described by the five day [TS]

01:05:41   school week pretty much a six in the [TS]

01:05:44   morning today to take to get to get baby [TS]

01:05:47   ready for school huh but here's the [TS]

01:05:50   thing because I have an unconventional [TS]

01:05:53   family relationship both with my mother [TS]

01:05:56   and my daughter's mother there is on any [TS]

01:06:01   given day I might be getting up at 6:00 [TS]

01:06:05   to get baby ready for school I might be [TS]

01:06:08   not doing that I might be the one that [TS]

01:06:12   picks baby up from school I might be the [TS]

01:06:15   one that goes to school because there's [TS]

01:06:17   a field trip that day and and there's a [TS]

01:06:19   parent that needs to go along with the [TS]

01:06:21   field trip or I might be left completely [TS]

01:06:24   alone and no one has no one asks [TS]

01:06:27   anything of me or I might have a meeting [TS]

01:06:31   that day at any hour from 8 a.m. to 8 [TS]

01:06:37   p.m. that I have to go [TS]

01:06:39   do like it's all everything comes out of [TS]

01:06:43   a blunderbuss mm-hmm like I have a [TS]

01:06:46   blunderbuss calendar and we all just [TS]

01:06:50   work around each other because her mom [TS]

01:06:53   travels for work her mom has things to [TS]

01:06:55   do after work mom wants time alone to [TS]

01:06:58   clean up her house and get her life back [TS]

01:07:00   in order her mom has all kinds of you [TS]

01:07:02   know normal human needs - yes [TS]

01:07:05   and my mom also is like right in the mix [TS]

01:07:08   because she gets up at 4:30 in the [TS]

01:07:12   morning so like 7 a.m. she's raring to [TS]

01:07:15   go mm-hmm if I would get up at 7 a.m. my [TS]

01:07:19   mom and I would get so much done before [TS]

01:07:21   noon like that's her dream son right who [TS]

01:07:24   gets up at 7 and it's like already [TS]

01:07:26   digging a hole by 7:45 that's I've done [TS]

01:07:34   that at times different times where a [TS]

01:07:37   variety different circumstances have [TS]

01:07:39   made it smart for me to get up super [TS]

01:07:40   early and it is incredible and you do [TS]

01:07:43   get so much done before sunrise but it's [TS]

01:07:46   also a lifestyle - 12 - what your mother [TS]

01:07:50   is not only committed but like that that [TS]

01:07:52   is her preferred lifestyle obviously [TS]

01:07:53   that is her preferred lifestyle that's [TS]

01:07:55   right she wants she wants a house that [TS]

01:07:57   looks East because she likes to sit in [TS]

01:07:59   the morning already halfway through the [TS]

01:08:01   newspaper and watch the Sun come up [TS]

01:08:04   anyway so this also this sort of like [TS]

01:08:10   randomness also continues on to the [TS]

01:08:13   weekends so there are Sundays where I [TS]

01:08:16   might get up in the middle of them you [TS]

01:08:18   know I might get up at the crack of dawn [TS]

01:08:19   to go have to do something because of [TS]

01:08:22   the flying everywhere for the show [TS]

01:08:24   business so all by way of saying that [TS]

01:08:30   there is no clear pattern in the course [TS]

01:08:34   of a week and when when my kid was very [TS]

01:08:37   little I was talking to her pediatrician [TS]

01:08:41   I mean she was little like a little just [TS]

01:08:43   a little pupae uh-huh [TS]

01:08:45   starting to her pediatrician and I said [TS]

01:08:48   here's the thing my life is is like [TS]

01:08:53   coming out of a blunderbuss and I have [TS]

01:08:56   sucked [TS]

01:08:56   everyone in my larger orbit into a world [TS]

01:08:59   where my thing is accommodated what is [TS]

01:09:05   gonna happen with baby and she said [TS]

01:09:09   children really love a dependable [TS]

01:09:13   reliable schedule where everything [TS]

01:09:17   happens the same everyday they want to [TS]

01:09:19   get up at the same time they don't they [TS]

01:09:21   don't know they want it they don't know [TS]

01:09:22   they want it but they want it they don't [TS]

01:09:24   know they want it but they want it they [TS]

01:09:26   want to have dinner at the same time [TS]

01:09:27   every day they want you know to do [TS]

01:09:30   homework at the same time every night [TS]

01:09:32   and I was there and I and I I thought [TS]

01:09:35   about it as I was talking to her and I'm [TS]

01:09:38   I'm taking it all and I'm thinking hard [TS]

01:09:41   on this and I did that thing that I do [TS]

01:09:45   which which people of our generation can [TS]

01:09:50   do which is think back to all the people [TS]

01:09:54   we knew who came home to a house where [TS]

01:09:58   the dad was an alcoholic who sat in his [TS]

01:10:00   in his chair in the living room like [TS]

01:10:04   with steam coming off the top of his [TS]

01:10:06   head and all the moms that that ash [TS]

01:10:11   cigarettes on their kids and had him go [TS]

01:10:14   get whatever get him another get him [TS]

01:10:16   another 7up out of the fridge while they [TS]

01:10:18   watch their shows and all the one all [TS]

01:10:22   the kids who got you know who one parent [TS]

01:10:24   died and they went to live with their [TS]

01:10:25   aunt and I thought yes kids want to have [TS]

01:10:32   dinner at the same time every night and [TS]

01:10:35   that is not a thing that my child is [TS]

01:10:39   gonna be she's just not gonna have that [TS]

01:10:41   option because it isn't because it would [TS]

01:10:43   require that I stopped doing what I do [TS]

01:10:47   and I can't do that and it doesn't [TS]

01:10:51   benefit her that I do that it's it's [TS]

01:10:54   it's there's things we're like yeah I [TS]

01:10:56   mean I imagine you have to ask at some [TS]

01:10:58   point like do I have [TS]

01:10:59   to do all of these things do these [TS]

01:11:00   things all have to be this way like all [TS]

01:11:02   the time it's like cuz that's not [TS]

01:11:03   tenable and anybody who thinks it's [TS]

01:11:05   against this you're teeing up this thing [TS]

01:11:07   that at least I know I suffer from all [TS]

01:11:09   the time which is the like I'm terrible [TS]

01:11:11   at this I'm you know but you're teeing [TS]

01:11:12   that up you're you're creating the [TS]

01:11:14   condition in which you've already set [TS]

01:11:16   yourself up for failure by thinking that [TS]

01:11:17   like there's no way I can save this yeah [TS]

01:11:19   right and so I was just like I took my [TS]

01:11:22   pediatricians hand and said or her [TS]

01:11:25   pediatricians hand I don't anymore have [TS]

01:11:27   a pediatrician good for you uh-huh thank [TS]

01:11:29   you [TS]

01:11:31   but my pediatrician sat me down at one [TS]

01:11:33   point my dad obviously said to him like [TS]

01:11:35   will you talk to him about the birds and [TS]

01:11:37   the bees because I tried to get him to [TS]

01:11:39   go to a brothel and he wouldn't so would [TS]

01:11:42   you tell him about it and the [TS]

01:11:44   pediatrician who was like boy talk about [TS]

01:11:45   swords in Danang what's something else [TS]

01:11:48   he was like John give any questions and [TS]

01:11:52   I was like no sir he was like I'm glad [TS]

01:11:55   we had this talk son hey he looked like [TS]

01:11:57   Norman Rockwell if Norman Rockwell had [TS]

01:11:59   been putting in my cards again that's [TS]

01:12:00   terrific look but yeah so when I wake up [TS]

01:12:04   in the morning it's anybody's guess and [TS]

01:12:06   I don't usually think that I'm gonna [TS]

01:12:10   record Roderick on the line on Sunday [TS]

01:12:11   morning but I don't it's not out of the [TS]

01:12:16   realm of possibility right right I just [TS]

01:12:20   you know there's some people like some [TS]

01:12:22   people have a sense of direction I think [TS]

01:12:24   probably you you have this I know my [TS]

01:12:25   wife has this there are some people so [TS]

01:12:27   like I see people who have a sense of [TS]

01:12:29   direction or I experience people with a [TS]

01:12:30   sense of direction and it might as well [TS]

01:12:32   be like a magic skill to me [TS]

01:12:34   we're like like you could just spin them [TS]

01:12:36   around and they're just gonna know which [TS]

01:12:37   way to go intuitively I've seen you have [TS]

01:12:39   this you just show up somewhere and you [TS]

01:12:41   have some intuitive sense of how to get [TS]

01:12:42   from here to there did I find absolutely [TS]

01:12:45   magical I have something much less [TS]

01:12:47   useful which is I can't stop thinking [TS]

01:12:49   about what time it is and what day it is [TS]

01:12:50   it which it's not it's not useful it's [TS]

01:12:53   not cool it's not really helping anybody [TS]

01:12:55   but like you mixing up a Sunday in a [TS]

01:12:57   Monday I'm not criticizing but you [TS]

01:12:59   making up a something in a Monday to me [TS]

01:13:01   is on the level of like how would you [TS]

01:13:03   not know how to walk one block to your [TS]

01:13:05   house like I am constantly it's it's is [TS]

01:13:08   it is a source of stress in our house [TS]

01:13:10   that you know you wake up and you say [TS]

01:13:11   what's the uniform of the day [TS]

01:13:13   right I wake up and I start walking [TS]

01:13:15   around the house and talking about what [TS]

01:13:16   day of the week it is and what that [TS]

01:13:17   means is that's someone's family meeting [TS]

01:13:27   and then somebody else says stand by I [TS]

01:13:29   mean y'all gather together if that's a [TS]

01:13:31   Howl's Moving Castle joke and so anyway [TS]

01:13:33   family meeting stand by but usually I [TS]

01:13:34   don't want to upset the the progress the [TS]

01:13:36   usually very slow progress because I'm [TS]

01:13:38   obsessed about what time it is and I [TS]

01:13:39   start walking around say good morning [TS]

01:13:40   it's Monday Monday tonight we have we [TS]

01:13:45   have to pick up at four o'clock and what [TS]

01:13:47   would everyone like for dinner and [TS]

01:13:48   they're like very busy trying to get out [TS]

01:13:49   of the house and I'm walking around [TS]

01:13:50   trying to talk about what day and time [TS]

01:13:51   it isn't like the principal you're the [TS]

01:13:54   principal of your high school [TS]

01:13:55   announcements but it's a little bit like [TS]

01:13:58   you know I don't I think I'd prefer to [TS]

01:14:00   be cremated but if someone to bury me [TS]

01:14:03   you could probably put its 7:21 on my [TS]

01:14:06   tombstone [TS]

01:14:07   because I'm the walking talking angry [TS]

01:14:10   morning clock he's constantly reminding [TS]

01:14:11   everybody and then whatever else is like [TS]

01:14:13   7:21 that's I feel completely crazy cuz [TS]

01:14:18   I'm like you know there's clocks my [TS]

01:14:20   daughter's wearing a Fitbit [TS]

01:14:21   there's clocks all over the house how do [TS]

01:14:23   you not know yes it is already seven 21 [TS]

01:14:26   and then then Sisyphean Pyrrhic Lee at a [TS]

01:14:29   Pyrrhic Sisyphean every morning I walk [TS]

01:14:31   around that I keep saying at 7:21 and [TS]

01:14:33   everybody's mad at me cuz I'm Johnny [TS]

01:14:35   clock mouth so that's my I mean I think [TS]

01:14:39   this is one of those things though where [TS]

01:14:40   people have these different sorts of [TS]

01:14:42   things where you can't imagine the rest [TS]

01:14:44   of the world not being the way that you [TS]

01:14:46   are about something well you story your [TS]

01:14:49   story of traveling without a bag I'll [TS]

01:14:51   bet there's people out there right now [TS]

01:14:52   that are like like sucking air out of a [TS]

01:14:53   paper bag because they're so freaked out [TS]

01:14:55   about the idea of not having three [TS]

01:14:56   suitcases and every conceivable dongle [TS]

01:14:58   for the three computers they brought [TS]

01:14:59   yeah I'm sure that's true [TS]

01:15:01   my equivalent in this family is that my [TS]

01:15:04   mother and sister both independently [TS]

01:15:06   follow the weather like it's a like it's [TS]

01:15:12   a constant emergency like a constant CNN [TS]

01:15:15   emergence it's like it's like hurricane [TS]

01:15:16   CNN hurricane time all the time for them [TS]

01:15:19   yeah they have they both have I mean my [TS]

01:15:23   sister has multiple apps [TS]

01:15:25   if you ask my mom at anytime what the [TS]

01:15:29   high and low temperature today will be [TS]

01:15:31   and what the seven-day forecast is she [TS]

01:15:34   will be able to recite it Wow and also [TS]

01:15:38   what the highs and lows will be for the [TS]

01:15:39   seven days my sister knows with the same [TS]

01:15:45   amount of of granular detail the not [TS]

01:15:49   just the regional weather but I would [TS]

01:15:52   say the hemispherical weather like I [TS]

01:15:55   don't think she knows what's going on in [TS]

01:15:57   the Bay of Bengal unless there's [TS]

01:16:00   something exciting going on mm-hmm but [TS]

01:16:02   she certainly knows American weather and [TS]

01:16:04   what's at what the highs and lows are in [TS]

01:16:06   Denver and and well you get the Irish [TS]

01:16:08   pseudo hurricane happening is there a [TS]

01:16:11   pseudo hurricane happens it's under it's [TS]

01:16:14   under hurricane force as we record this [TS]

01:16:17   I believe but yeah it's this crazy-ass [TS]

01:16:19   weather system there was lashing because [TS]

01:16:22   it has to lash yeah it was hitting the [TS]

01:16:28   Emerald Isle with winds up to 100 miles [TS]

01:16:30   per hour whoa talk about something [TS]

01:16:33   you're not ready for talk about an [TS]

01:16:34   unusual weather event and that's what [TS]

01:16:35   I'm saying well you know we're about to [TS]

01:16:37   see we're about to see the whole Gulf [TS]

01:16:41   Stream or whatever you know the the [TS]

01:16:45   Atlantic circulation of ocean currents [TS]

01:16:50   and weather we're about to see it flip [TS]

01:16:52   it's gonna flip Maryland it's gonna [TS]

01:16:54   switch around it's gonna flip it's gonna [TS]

01:16:56   be like when the when the poles switch [TS]

01:16:58   and all of a sudden South becomes North [TS]

01:17:01   except the the circulating Geyer is [TS]

01:17:04   gonna do a flip arou because of the the [TS]

01:17:07   melting polarizations and magnets well [TS]

01:17:12   it's not gonna change the magnets but [TS]

01:17:14   what its gonna do is right now though [TS]

01:17:16   the cycle comes up the east coast of the [TS]

01:17:19   United States hits Ireland with some [TS]

01:17:22   nice warmth that's why that that [TS]

01:17:23   southern goes to Ireland is it's like [TS]

01:17:25   almost tropical it's like Fiji [TS]

01:17:27   it's really nice there's a beachy yeah [TS]

01:17:29   you don't think of it because it's you [TS]

01:17:32   don't think of it but there it is right [TS]

01:17:34   and then it comes then it goes up there [TS]

01:17:37   and it brings some [TS]

01:17:38   they're down and then it cycles back [TS]

01:17:40   down along the east coast or along the [TS]

01:17:43   west coast of Europe and Africa and then [TS]

01:17:45   then it does it again spins that [TS]

01:17:47   direction spins it spins clockwise but [TS]

01:17:50   they're saying when the cold water [TS]

01:17:52   that's coming coming down from the poles [TS]

01:17:55   gets gets extreme enough it's gonna flip [TS]

01:17:59   the switch oh no and it's gonna make it [TS]

01:18:02   start cycling counter clock well not set [TS]

01:18:05   up for that [TS]

01:18:06   oh we're not it's gonna change [TS]

01:18:07   everything and what its gonna do is it's [TS]

01:18:09   gonna make these coasts freakin cold way [TS]

01:18:12   colder than it is Matt it's that right [TS]

01:18:14   yeah it's gonna change it all its gonna [TS]

01:18:16   screw it it's gonna screw the pooch no [TS]

01:18:18   I'm not liking this at all no it's a [TS]

01:18:20   pooch screw and who knows what that does [TS]

01:18:23   to everything else you know what I mean [TS]

01:18:24   yeah kind of knock-on effects I I don't [TS]

01:18:27   like these kinds of things I find this [TS]

01:18:28   very troubling no it's gonna be freaky [TS]

01:18:30   been my system the thing is when it [TS]

01:18:31   happens my sister will know all about it [TS]

01:18:33   a long time before anybody else I don't [TS]

01:18:35   know why they follow the weather so [TS]

01:18:36   obsessively I mean growing up in [TS]

01:18:38   Anchorage it was a thing I guess that [TS]

01:18:39   you did because the weather could kill [TS]

01:18:41   you but we haven't lived in Anchorage as [TS]

01:18:44   a family for a long time and yet they [TS]

01:18:48   it's just like just like you they not [TS]

01:18:51   only know it's not that they know what [TS]

01:18:53   day it is it's that they walk into the [TS]

01:18:54   house and they're like you know what the [TS]

01:18:55   seven-day forecast is my mom said to me [TS]

01:18:57   this morning at 6:30 in the morning she [TS]

01:19:01   said well I here's what I want you to do [TS]

01:19:03   today I want you to go outside and do [TS]

01:19:06   the following things because it's gonna [TS]

01:19:07   rain for the next seven days oh my god [TS]

01:19:09   that she's that is some ninja shit that [TS]

01:19:12   is a superpower did she join together [TS]

01:19:15   two different realms of her personality [TS]

01:19:18   razzmatazz to be able to combine her [TS]

01:19:21   amazing planning ability with her [TS]

01:19:23   amazing weather ability yep but actually [TS]

01:19:26   what she said was it's going to start [TS]

01:19:28   raining either late tonight or early [TS]

01:19:30   tomorrow giving me this sort of window [TS]

01:19:34   worth where where it's a little bit of [TS]

01:19:36   an out because I can say like well if [TS]

01:19:39   it's you know that probably means it's [TS]

01:19:41   gonna start raining midday tomorrow yeah [TS]

01:19:44   and she might have left the or early [TS]

01:19:46   tomorrow morning as [TS]

01:19:48   as a potential i-told-you-so well I told [TS]

01:19:50   you it could have started last night and [TS]

01:19:52   it did yep yep that's right [TS]

01:19:54   so that is I mean that's one part of my [TS]

01:19:57   world where I'm never at a loss for for [TS]

01:20:01   having outside information right I don't [TS]

01:20:03   have to go read the newspaper I don't [TS]

01:20:04   have to step outside I already know what [TS]

01:20:06   the weather is because it's been and [TS]

01:20:08   just because you're around people who [TS]

01:20:09   are constantly telling you what the [TS]

01:20:10   weather is it does not make you more [TS]

01:20:13   aware or more desirous of going out and [TS]

01:20:15   finding out on your own I say this [TS]

01:20:16   because it's kind of like me being [TS]

01:20:18   morning morning clock mouth well right I [TS]

01:20:21   mean but nobody walks around my house [TS]

01:20:22   saying it's Monday my name and name so I [TS]

01:20:27   go you know I'll go three days and not [TS]

01:20:29   know what where I am I don't know how [TS]

01:20:32   you could not feel that in your bones [TS]

01:20:34   it's not a criticism again I like a [TS]

01:20:38   legit like oh my god how am i broken [TS]

01:20:40   like this why is why am I like this I [TS]

01:20:42   mean I feel I feel like I feel true [TS]

01:20:45   north I believe in my bones like oxide [TS]

01:20:51   magnets in your nose you're like a hawk [TS]

01:20:52   or a falcon right if you put a blindfold [TS]

01:20:55   on me and spun me around thirty times I [TS]

01:20:57   just feel like my nipples would point [TS]

01:20:58   north what if what if it was air [TS]

01:21:00   hostesses that did that to you would not [TS]

01:21:02   be a hell of a thing [TS]

01:21:03   I would pay first-class prices for in [TS]

01:21:06   coach ticket fly the friendly skies is [TS]

01:21:10   Christ oh yeah yeah I caught dick [TS]

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