Roderick on the Line

Ep. 234: "Boo Hoo Hoo"


00:00:00   [Music] [TS]

00:00:06   hello and I John I'm Merlin has gone [TS]

00:00:09   it's going pretty good [TS]

00:00:12   happy Monday happy Monday [TS]

00:00:15   hmm well I wish that I had beds here to [TS]

00:00:19   really make this a happy monday [TS]

00:00:21   yeah hype man everybody's hype man right [TS]

00:00:25   that's right [TS]

00:00:27   uh-huh uh-huh is the front outside frame [TS]

00:00:32   in the trunk ride [TS]

00:00:33   yes is that happy mondays lineup for the [TS]

00:00:36   wheels big what I know that I don't know [TS]

00:00:40   about o.o is that the that's the vine [TS]

00:00:43   lady [TS]

00:00:44   yeah that's the binary I'm sorry to [TS]

00:00:45   bring her back man if you know other [TS]

00:00:48   great things i should know about before [TS]

00:00:49   they're going away let me know about [TS]

00:00:51   them ok i will how about uh American [TS]

00:00:57   democracy wall clock mike del Morro [TS]

00:01:01   tired I'll I'm I'm where I'm wearing [TS]

00:01:04   noise-canceling headphones which ipad [TS]

00:01:07   before probably can't hear anything I'm [TS]

00:01:09   saying it's wrong it's all I can hear is [TS]

00:01:13   what you're saying get any other sort of [TS]

00:01:15   background noise and boys it [TS]

00:01:18   disconcerting it's disorienting just a [TS]

00:01:20   you know not to go too far behind the [TS]

00:01:23   wizard curtain but you are you're [TS]

00:01:26   broadcasting remotely from ya family's [TS]

00:01:29   in southern california i'm in i'm in [TS]

00:01:31   southern sunny Southern California where [TS]

00:01:33   it is pouring rain and and so I i always [TS]

00:01:38   try and forget one thing you know you [TS]

00:01:40   know me and no excuse me out one and [TS]

00:01:44   only one thing I try to forget one key [TS]

00:01:47   thing I don't want I don't want to [TS]

00:01:49   forget multiple things because that [TS]

00:01:51   would seem like I was such as careless [TS]

00:01:53   yeah careless are unprepared didn't know [TS]

00:01:56   what you'd like to keep it Lively [TS]

00:01:58   yeah so a lot of times we all forget is [TS]

00:02:00   my power cord this time I forgot my [TS]

00:02:04   headphones sometimes I forget just the [TS]

00:02:06   simple like USB cable that goes between [TS]

00:02:10   things [TS]

00:02:11   but yeah so anyway I'm borrowing these [TS]

00:02:14   noise-cancelling headphones and its [TS]

00:02:17   really either as far as i know they're [TS]

00:02:19   like ambulances going by right here in [TS]

00:02:21   the room and I wouldn't be able to hear [TS]

00:02:24   because the noise has been cancelled [TS]

00:02:26   you sound down a thoughtful son not [TS]

00:02:29   muted would be a term of art but you [TS]

00:02:31   sound very circumspect is not wise [TS]

00:02:35   thank you for saying that i'm i'm [TS]

00:02:36   debating about how to reply to someone [TS]

00:02:40   on ebay 0000 it's what's going on you [TS]

00:02:45   something troubling happen happen i've [TS]

00:02:47   had a couple of you know I I shouldn't [TS]

00:02:49   be on ebay and you know [TS]

00:02:51   nope don't belong there is it's a [TS]

00:02:53   variety of reasons that it is not an [TS]

00:02:55   ideal use of your time and attention [TS]

00:02:57   know and the thing is it's not my [TS]

00:02:59   culture you know I don't understand the [TS]

00:03:01   cultural mores there and I'm I'm an [TS]

00:03:05   interloper i'ma time traipsing through a [TS]

00:03:08   very complicated social environment and [TS]

00:03:13   so a couple of things have happened [TS]

00:03:16   right there was one time I ordered two [TS]

00:03:19   things from a person and ask them to [TS]

00:03:21   combine them in one package ever tell [TS]

00:03:25   you about this mm I know this is [TS]

00:03:28   probably too fascinating for this show [TS]

00:03:31   but i'm going to dive into it anyway [TS]

00:03:32   wanted to combine two things in one [TS]

00:03:35   package and they sent me an email back [TS]

00:03:37   that said I set you a revised invoice [TS]

00:03:42   and so I looked in my email and there [TS]

00:03:47   was a something from this person that [TS]

00:03:52   said pay here and i click on the button [TS]

00:03:56   and I paid for one item plus the [TS]

00:03:59   associated shipping of that one item and [TS]

00:04:03   then I wrote him back and said well i [TS]

00:04:04   paid for the one item can you send me [TS]

00:04:07   the revised and they said well i did [TS]

00:04:09   send you it's in your email and I said [TS]

00:04:12   and I wasn't clear like [TS]

00:04:14   exactly what they were getting at but [TS]

00:04:17   then after two exchanges they said well [TS]

00:04:19   I'm done dealing with this and hadn't [TS]

00:04:23   helped me at all and i ended up having [TS]

00:04:27   to pay for both items and ten dollars [TS]

00:04:30   each shipping for two things that would [TS]

00:04:32   fit into a single envelope and so then [TS]

00:04:35   when it was time to give the the [TS]

00:04:37   feedback the stars if you will a boy I [TS]

00:04:40   wanted to give them zero stars for the [TS]

00:04:43   shipping because they had done nothing [TS]

00:04:45   they'd been not only had they not help [TS]

00:04:47   me but they've been like really rude but [TS]

00:04:50   I noticed that they had 99 percent [TS]

00:04:52   approval rating so I thought you know is [TS]

00:04:54   this something about me [TS]

00:04:56   mm so again is your problem you're into [TS]

00:04:59   living with the mores yeah I didn't know [TS]

00:05:01   what might look at what I've done wrong [TS]

00:05:02   so I'm going back and was like hey I [TS]

00:05:04   don't know about this i don't know what [TS]

00:05:06   happened i tried to be nice i was just [TS]

00:05:09   like you could put both of these in one [TS]

00:05:10   envelope and only charged me 10 instead [TS]

00:05:12   of twenty bucks no reply as does it [TS]

00:05:16   delhi so he's done with it after two [TS]

00:05:18   emails because he'd sent me a revised [TS]

00:05:20   invoice he said which I explained to her [TS]

00:05:22   you got the revised invoice he's done it [TS]

00:05:24   so it wasn't revised it was just like [TS]

00:05:27   here's my revised invoice fuck you my [TS]

00:05:30   revised invoice says fuck you so but I [TS]

00:05:34   didn't want to leave zero stars because [TS]

00:05:36   i actually like went to leave negative [TS]

00:05:39   feedback and ebay threw up a like a sign [TS]

00:05:42   like are you sure you want to leave [TS]

00:05:44   negative feedback you should try and [TS]

00:05:46   resolve this with the person this is a [TS]

00:05:47   serious matter [TS]

00:05:49   yeah I was like a shit ok and then I [TS]

00:05:53   figured like he's at five thousand [TS]

00:05:55   transactions he's got 99 percent [TS]

00:05:56   positive how you're dating yourself [TS]

00:05:58   you're the weirdo [TS]

00:05:59   well yeah and not only that but my [TS]

00:06:01   rating isn't going to affect my brother [TS]

00:06:04   zero stars is going to affect his rating [TS]

00:06:05   but what if he retaliates [TS]

00:06:08   I don't even know if they can retaliate [TS]

00:06:10   but what if he gives me zero stars [TS]

00:06:12   I don't have that many transactions his [TS]

00:06:15   0-star you get a five-star blowback he [TS]

00:06:18   hasn't got to keep our phony baloney [TS]

00:06:20   puffed-up system of useless ratings [TS]

00:06:23   going that if you have screwed things up [TS]

00:06:24   with zero stars but yeah I don't even [TS]

00:06:26   know what I'm doing I'm just something [TS]

00:06:28   like guy like you know bounding in with [TS]

00:06:30   a bullet a bearskin code arm and I'm [TS]

00:06:33   like zero stars and they're like you [TS]

00:06:34   want to c 0 stars bush and then I'm like [TS]

00:06:37   and then all of his all the people that [TS]

00:06:40   wears like satin jackets with his gang [TS]

00:06:42   name on it all 0 starring me [TS]

00:06:44   ya know it's like an episode of [TS]

00:06:46   blackness totally black mirror yeah so I [TS]

00:06:49   didn't know what to do so I was like I [TS]

00:06:51   gotta just random guy got to think about [TS]

00:06:53   it and and I still haven't acted well [TS]

00:06:57   then a couple of times i ordered stuff [TS]

00:06:59   in our lives or not you know that's the [TS]

00:07:01   thing you're not ordering stuff you have [TS]

00:07:02   delayed at night thing goes by I'm like [TS]

00:07:04   help it on that shirt you know [TS]

00:07:06   30 bucks here a bit on that POW a bit on [TS]

00:07:10   it and then it's like you won a [TS]

00:07:13   thirty-dollar thing but it's fifty [TS]

00:07:16   dollars shipping on come on [TS]

00:07:18   because the thing is actually in kuala [TS]

00:07:21   lumpur kawal alone [TS]

00:07:23   work and you know how water times it in [TS]

00:07:27   ebay if something's in England the the [TS]

00:07:32   amount of money will be in italics [TS]

00:07:34   because you know its foreign if it's in [TS]

00:07:36   canadia it'll be an italic but somehow [TS]

00:07:39   you can sell a thing in kuala lumpur but [TS]

00:07:42   if you put in american dollars [TS]

00:07:43   [Music] [TS]

00:07:45   it just comes just so I'm up I'm bidding [TS]

00:07:48   on this son-of-a-bitch but now it's now [TS]

00:07:50   I 1 and I look at the shipping that's [TS]

00:07:53   more than what i paid for the thing and [TS]

00:07:55   and I want there to be a thing on ebay [TS]

00:07:58   where I can be like whoa whoa you didn't [TS]

00:08:00   say I didn't see that it was a flaw [TS]

00:08:03   lumpur if there's no there's no like [TS]

00:08:06   whoa whoa button right right right i [TS]

00:08:09   already committed [TS]

00:08:10   yeah he's actually value sign a contract [TS]

00:08:12   I signed a binding contract with these [TS]

00:08:15   like multi-star people so one time I [TS]

00:08:20   paid it the other this most recent time [TS]

00:08:22   I you know I paid the shipping it takes [TS]

00:08:24   a month to ship their from kuala lumpur [TS]

00:08:26   because they put it into like a raft i [TS]

00:08:30   just checked on ebay today and they said [TS]

00:08:32   oh yeah we delivered that package from [TS]

00:08:34   paul and perform days ago and we handed [TS]

00:08:36   it to an individual that's what the [TS]

00:08:39   signs [TS]

00:08:39   well you know let's be true there's no [TS]

00:08:42   individual at my house that they could [TS]

00:08:43   have handed it to my neighbors wouldn't [TS]

00:08:45   pick I don't want Randy to have it [TS]

00:08:48   this is this is a real thistle here's [TS]

00:08:52   the latest problem yeah here's the thing [TS]

00:08:54   i'm trying to solve a guy sell sold me a [TS]

00:08:57   Fame and when I got it it had a big x [TS]

00:09:01   over he had documented some damage on on [TS]

00:09:04   the item but when i got it at a big X in [TS]

00:09:08   sharpie over the tag of the item over [TS]

00:09:12   the that tag you know like the little [TS]

00:09:15   UPC scanner code know the brand name [TS]

00:09:18   Oh which I recognized as an article of [TS]

00:09:22   apparel [TS]

00:09:23   yes it is oh so it's like a cutout a [TS]

00:09:25   remainder exactly it's a factory second [TS]

00:09:28   but he had failed to document that la [TS]

00:09:31   germany and so I just so this is another [TS]

00:09:36   one of these like in ninety-eight [TS]

00:09:37   percent prove reading so i stood on it [TS]

00:09:40   for a couple of weeks and then I was [TS]

00:09:43   sitting and I was thinking about this [TS]

00:09:44   like I gotta give the Oh what it was was [TS]

00:09:47   i had bought something else obviously I [TS]

00:09:48   have to have a problem here and and the [TS]

00:09:51   other person that I bought something [TS]

00:09:52   from was sending me emails like 3a week [TS]

00:09:54   saying hey I noticed you haven't given [TS]

00:09:56   me any feedback yet would you please go [TS]

00:09:58   on and give me some feedback about the [TS]

00:10:00   thing that you bought from me that I [TS]

00:10:02   sent you [TS]

00:10:03   I was like yeah I bought it from you [TS]

00:10:05   send it to me and leaving any feedback [TS]

00:10:07   sorry but I don't and he's did this [TS]

00:10:09   person is just like really really [TS]

00:10:11   desperate present it feels like it even [TS]

00:10:14   happens on amazon like if you buy [TS]

00:10:15   something through what turns out to be a [TS]

00:10:18   third party you know marketplace vendor [TS]

00:10:21   you get this surfeit of emails about how [TS]

00:10:23   they hope you really have your ramekins [TS]

00:10:24   and how this feels like it's just shy of [TS]

00:10:27   not paying to not go and give a [TS]

00:10:29   five-star review that is what it feels [TS]

00:10:31   like this person was like I don't like [TS]

00:10:33   that system John that's not a good [TS]

00:10:34   system they weren't they weren't hurt [TS]

00:10:37   they were like offended and starting to [TS]

00:10:40   get rude about it i bought a thing from [TS]

00:10:42   you for $90 at it's been a week and a [TS]

00:10:46   half and I didn't give me any feedback [TS]

00:10:47   and it's just really like live from [TS]

00:10:49   older time maybe when we were kids we [TS]

00:10:52   always want to thank you note anything [TS]

00:10:53   like no matter what somebody gave you [TS]

00:10:55   could just be bullshit that the did not [TS]

00:10:56   make your life better you still have to [TS]

00:10:57   write a thank you note it seems [TS]

00:10:59   analogous here where it's like how you [TS]

00:11:01   know I mean obviously the stakes are [TS]

00:11:03   higher in the one case grandma's going [TS]

00:11:05   to get her feelings hurt but in this [TS]

00:11:06   case these these jackals can't keep up [TS]

00:11:08   to five star rating if you weren't there [TS]

00:11:09   pumping mom and well the thing is like [TS]

00:11:11   sometimes you order something like a [TS]

00:11:13   craft or something that someone clearly [TS]

00:11:16   found in a thrift store and manage to [TS]

00:11:19   sell for fifteen dollars and they send [TS]

00:11:21   you a little note they send your little [TS]

00:11:23   handwritten note a little boy toy ly [TS]

00:11:25   with some writing on it in your bag like [TS]

00:11:27   hey thanks a lot hope you enjoyed thing [TS]

00:11:29   but this one item that the person was [TS]

00:11:32   passing me about was just a thing they [TS]

00:11:35   bought a [TS]

00:11:35   at a like factory second sale and then [TS]

00:11:39   sent to me like this there's no [TS]

00:11:41   personality to it it's not something [TS]

00:11:44   cute just like they bought in for your [TS]

00:11:46   windbreaker [TS]

00:11:47   yeah they wanted for $90 sold to me for [TS]

00:11:49   ninety-four dollars and what they're [TS]

00:11:50   like where's my feedback so i was on [TS]

00:11:52   there giving this person feedback [TS]

00:11:54   because i was browbeaten into doing it [TS]

00:11:56   and then I looked at this one the the [TS]

00:11:58   person that had sent me the the thing [TS]

00:12:00   with the X on the and i went back and [TS]

00:12:02   looked at the ad no mention of the [TS]

00:12:04   accident and really it's a very [TS]

00:12:05   prominent feature and so I wrote him and [TS]

00:12:09   I said hey you i'm giving them i'm here [TS]

00:12:12   at my hair my office giving everybody [TS]

00:12:13   feedback to him I haven't given you any [TS]

00:12:15   because you know I've been kind of likes [TS]

00:12:18   that kind of stood on this you sent me [TS]

00:12:20   this thing I mean I got a good price on [TS]

00:12:22   the thing but I wouldn't have bet on it [TS]

00:12:24   if i had seen this because i have a [TS]

00:12:26   policy about factory seconds it's just [TS]

00:12:29   something that gets sticks in my craw [TS]

00:12:31   it's not it's not in this is a nerdy [TS]

00:12:34   comparison but like it's not that [TS]

00:12:36   different from being a book collector [TS]

00:12:38   and unless you were collecting a given [TS]

00:12:41   addition because it contained this an [TS]

00:12:43   error that was rare you would reject [TS]

00:12:45   that you would say no this is crazy like [TS]

00:12:47   this is this is not what it appears to [TS]

00:12:49   be no I'm would buy a magazine with the [TS]

00:12:52   cover cut off it says it's exactly like [TS]

00:12:55   being a book collector and it turns out [TS]

00:12:57   you get it down a tiny fine print says [TS]

00:13:00   all booked up among the Month Club [TS]

00:13:02   oh yeah like it now like RCA records the [TS]

00:13:04   month types that you know that's not a [TS]

00:13:06   collectible first edition that's the [TS]

00:13:08   garbage first edition steerage you know [TS]

00:13:11   so i write him and he writes back and he [TS]

00:13:13   goes oh I you know I wondered what that [TS]

00:13:15   was but I didn't even know what it meant [TS]

00:13:18   maybe it means the article of clothing a [TS]

00:13:20   straightedge yeah right or maybe it [TS]

00:13:23   means that somebody soda crew grand into [TS]

00:13:25   the lining of it but i doubt it [TS]

00:13:28   it seems like when you're identifying [TS]

00:13:30   features of a thing and the tag is like [TS]

00:13:34   very visible in it and it has a huge X [TS]

00:13:36   through it anyway so I running backs [TS]

00:13:38   like okay I accept that explanation but [TS]

00:13:40   you know I do feel like I [TS]

00:13:43   a little bit cheated and he's like well [TS]

00:13:46   how can I he said i'll refund the [TS]

00:13:48   purchase price and I was like why would [TS]

00:13:51   she buy what she meant like send it back [TS]

00:13:52   to me [TS]

00:13:53   mm I was like well you know I don't want [TS]

00:13:55   to go all that a whole hog on it a but [TS]

00:13:58   you know like I don't give me no give me [TS]

00:14:02   twenty bucks off we go back and forth as [TS]

00:14:06   this is i'm just in time [TS]

00:14:08   this is it is in more interesting than I [TS]

00:14:09   expected but this is this is a taking a [TS]

00:14:12   lot of time to describe the general no I [TS]

00:14:16   actually enact this whole no no no i'm [TS]

00:14:20   not i'm not being matter i'm saying like [TS]

00:14:22   first of all if everything goes [TS]

00:14:23   flawlessly on ebay you're spending too [TS]

00:14:25   much time on ebay and now in addition to [TS]

00:14:27   that the post-mortem that you have to [TS]

00:14:29   perform on your purchases is mental [TS]

00:14:31   yes this is a crazy use of your time yes [TS]

00:14:34   it is and your but you are aware of that [TS]

00:14:36   right but who knows [TS]

00:14:37   ok cool knows you're going out are we [TS]

00:14:40   talking to still work shopping who's [TS]

00:14:42   talking to me that's really a lot i'm [TS]

00:14:45   talking to me [TS]

00:14:46   mm-hmm so I so those holds the [TS]

00:14:50   respondents anyway so then he says I'm [TS]

00:14:52   in the hospital I can't talk right now [TS]

00:14:54   because I'm zba writing everyone on the [TS]

00:14:58   other every single person on the other [TS]

00:15:00   end of the line was getting his dialysis [TS]

00:15:02   he's doing follow-ups and all the people [TS]

00:15:04   who have not started yet [TS]

00:15:06   oh no he's he said he said I'm sorry I [TS]

00:15:10   have to interrupt this conversation [TS]

00:15:11   because i have to go to the hospital [TS]

00:15:12   like he wasn't talking to me initially [TS]

00:15:14   from the hospital but there's like three [TS]

00:15:16   days that we that wasn't interrupted [TS]

00:15:18   time because he was in the hospital then [TS]

00:15:21   we got back and I had to be like oh are [TS]

00:15:23   you okay i'm worried about you and he's [TS]

00:15:27   like no I'm fine now thanks anyway let's [TS]

00:15:30   get back to this back-and-forth [TS]

00:15:32   back-and-forth and then eventually he [TS]

00:15:34   says Oh actually you know what [TS]

00:15:36   ebay terms of service are that since you [TS]

00:15:39   mentioned feedback that i cannot refund [TS]

00:15:45   you any money because that is extortion [TS]

00:15:48   you didn't know it you're on [TS]

00:15:49   double-secret probation the whole time I [TS]

00:15:52   had that's right i had no I was just and [TS]

00:15:54   then I was like oh [TS]

00:15:54   well that makes sense right what you got [TS]

00:15:59   what do you do now big shot [TS]

00:16:01   yeah of service feedback like eBay is [TS]

00:16:04   gonna be baby is gonna do a Google here [TS]

00:16:06   and there reading our emails yeah [TS]

00:16:08   without us even knowing sure they're [TS]

00:16:10   they're born an uber and they know where [TS]

00:16:12   we are even when we're not using their [TS]

00:16:13   app they're sending you a final letter [TS]

00:16:15   that you're not allowed to receive yeah [TS]

00:16:17   that's exactly right [TS]

00:16:19   they're filing an injunction and they're [TS]

00:16:21   gonna in jumped me because I mentioned [TS]

00:16:25   feedback and now I'm extorting this [TS]

00:16:28   twenty dollars out of this kind of [TS]

00:16:30   system they got so so he writes me back [TS]

00:16:34   and says you know student same cherry [TS]

00:16:37   language he says well why don't we just [TS]

00:16:39   leave it the way it is [TS]

00:16:40   yeah maybe we can all agree and cheese [TS]

00:16:42   yeah and i wrote back there's like the [TS]

00:16:44   oh you mean leave it the way it is where [TS]

00:16:47   you like failed to tell me what the [TS]

00:16:51   thing was that you were selling me and [TS]

00:16:53   now you know now I've got a little bit [TS]

00:16:55   of Justice going here [TS]

00:16:56   ok little got my justice ackles it's at [TS]

00:16:58   that point you just walked away right [TS]

00:16:59   well no so that at that point right [TS]

00:17:02   before you called I was composing and [TS]

00:17:05   justice based email to him that was [TS]

00:17:08   going to set this record straight and [TS]

00:17:12   the ppl was BB was reading it over his [TS]

00:17:15   shoulder then they were going to know to [TS]

00:17:17   how things were going to be but but [TS]

00:17:19   mercifully you interrupted me with your [TS]

00:17:21   call man and i haven't sent the email [TS]

00:17:24   yet you know and it's like so far [TS]

00:17:27   there's been a lot he died talk with [TS]

00:17:29   between us we've probably spent 12 [TS]

00:17:33   emails on come on [TS]

00:17:35   so for the twenty dollars right I'm [TS]

00:17:37   getting pretty good value that's like [TS]

00:17:38   that's you know that's a dollar and [TS]

00:17:42   change per email you explore principle [TS]

00:17:44   here but the total amount that you are [TS]

00:17:46   out including shipping is how much [TS]

00:17:47   hundred dollars no okay so twenty [TS]

00:17:53   dollars is twenty percent yeah but not a [TS]

00:17:56   lot of percent yeah yeah yeah [TS]

00:17:59   I'm so glad I don't have a surpassing [TS]

00:18:02   number of transactions like that in my [TS]

00:18:05   life [TS]

00:18:06   mhm you know maybe not bail in general [TS]

00:18:08   I'm i mean like specifically i think one [TS]

00:18:11   of the things when you look at when you [TS]

00:18:13   look at these different I'm really [TS]

00:18:16   avoiding the word community because I [TS]

00:18:17   think that's not the right word for this [TS]

00:18:18   but whether it's a ride-sharing service [TS]

00:18:20   grocery delivery you at sea [TS]

00:18:24   ebay where you are on some level you may [TS]

00:18:28   be dealing with a person but like what [TS]

00:18:30   if so if i go to safeway and I by half a [TS]

00:18:34   gallon of milk like that's that's a [TS]

00:18:36   really clear transaction I get a little [TS]

00:18:37   receipt for it and like how how well the [TS]

00:18:41   cashier did does not factor that heavily [TS]

00:18:43   into the purchase as long as it's not [TS]

00:18:44   rancid i take it home for you know as [TS]

00:18:46   long as they didn't like grossly mr. [TS]

00:18:48   charge me but they did grossly mr. [TS]

00:18:49   charged me I going to say hey look this [TS]

00:18:51   is an error he accidentally charged me [TS]

00:18:52   twice for this and go hey no problem [TS]

00:18:54   take it off right there's there's so [TS]

00:18:56   much hubris personality humanity [TS]

00:19:01   involved in buying a jacket online from [TS]

00:19:05   somebody it's it's so strange i get i [TS]

00:19:08   mean like i say like I i well I do a lot [TS]

00:19:11   of amazon shopping and I tend to prefer [TS]

00:19:13   buying things directly from amazon not [TS]

00:19:16   least because you get the prime shipping [TS]

00:19:18   right so like I get a little psychic i [TS]

00:19:20   I've seen what you're talking about [TS]

00:19:22   here's a set of fancy pencils and if you [TS]

00:19:24   click the wrong link on the wrong buyer [TS]

00:19:26   you're getting fancy pencils that are [TS]

00:19:27   going to be $22 and it's thirty dollars [TS]

00:19:30   shipping know you like you gotta be [TS]

00:19:32   careful it's in parentheses it's not [TS]

00:19:33   necessarily kuala lumpur but you really [TS]

00:19:35   do want to watch that but then I don't [TS]

00:19:37   randomly finally get some USB cable and [TS]

00:19:40   i get done by this by some third party [TS]

00:19:43   seller who sends this generic email [TS]

00:19:45   obviously through some kind of CMS [TS]

00:19:47   that's like bugging me for CMS content [TS]

00:19:51   management system I don't know that [TS]

00:19:52   amazon zone system or some kind of [TS]

00:19:53   third-party thing but they all look the [TS]

00:19:55   same and it's like hey I hope you [TS]

00:19:57   enjoyed your candle that smells like a [TS]

00:19:59   new macintosh computer make sure to go [TS]

00:20:01   in and give us a five-star review of [TS]

00:20:03   Beatle ed ed and so you know you know [TS]

00:20:06   how like in and out burger has a secret [TS]

00:20:07   menu and they're always about what's not [TS]

00:20:10   secret anymore [TS]

00:20:11   amazon word on the street is that amazon [TS]

00:20:14   has a secret menu to know any more about [TS]

00:20:16   it [TS]

00:20:16   well for example and change the topic [TS]

00:20:18   because it is actually on topic but for [TS]

00:20:20   example if as in my case with all due [TS]

00:20:23   respect to the united states postal [TS]

00:20:24   system you know my history but the post [TS]

00:20:27   office and yes my deliveries are just I [TS]

00:20:30   mean Donald Trump should have a tweet [TS]

00:20:31   about about the disaster the flaming [TS]

00:20:33   inner city that is my history with just [TS]

00:20:36   think just not appearing at the house [TS]

00:20:37   suppose there's a secret menu where he [TS]

00:20:39   know the NOC you can contact amazon and [TS]

00:20:42   ask them to at the very least I guess [TS]

00:20:46   changed the cascade of how deliveries [TS]

00:20:48   are made to always put the postal [TS]

00:20:49   service at the bottom but I've heard [TS]

00:20:51   noises cascade well you know how it [TS]

00:20:53   works like it used to be everything was [TS]

00:20:55   ups and it was awesome right in [TS]

00:20:57   yes you you have to know yeah i do not [TS]

00:21:00   know how it works like at all why I i [TS]

00:21:04   was wondering about this before is [TS]

00:21:06   everything to me you won't just bring it [TS]

00:21:08   comes from three different services what [TS]

00:21:10   happened it used to be ups and when [TS]

00:21:12   everything work I don't want it straight [TS]

00:21:14   but I'm the cascade is something that [TS]

00:21:17   I'm imagining and cascading i'm [TS]

00:21:19   referring here to a term they use in [TS]

00:21:20   doesn't matter but cascading is this [TS]

00:21:23   idea that there's this this default way [TS]

00:21:25   that things will happen unless for some [TS]

00:21:26   reason that one is not optimal or is not [TS]

00:21:29   available in which case it falls back to [TS]

00:21:31   the second choice etcetera etcetera are [TS]

00:21:32   imagine that amazon has optimized this [TS]

00:21:35   within an inch of its life to where I [TS]

00:21:38   think one I don't know the exact history [TS]

00:21:41   i think one thing that happened was yes [TS]

00:21:42   they used to use UPS for everything and [TS]

00:21:45   it was the glory days like it has worked [TS]

00:21:47   everything was fine but from my point of [TS]

00:21:49   view as a consumer I don't you know I [TS]

00:21:51   don't have a dog in this fight but you [TS]

00:21:52   know it really worked and the floor [TS]

00:21:55   dirty brown trucks coming around Lord [TS]

00:21:58   days and then I think they cut some kind [TS]

00:22:01   of a deal with the failing US postal [TS]

00:22:04   system where I guess they got a special [TS]

00:22:06   deal plus things like sunday delivery [TS]

00:22:08   which nobody else was doing something [TS]

00:22:10   delivered but you know there's this [TS]

00:22:12   thing that happens if your name is on [TS]

00:22:14   user where at [TS]

00:22:15   you don't track my deliveries I'm a [TS]

00:22:16   tracker and i'll see like oh good [TS]

00:22:18   UPS like we know or like FedEx leaving [TS]

00:22:21   memphis you like ah awesome and you see [TS]

00:22:24   that dreaded like transferred to carrier [TS]

00:22:27   facility and you're like oh I think that [TS]

00:22:29   means people that means it is now into [TS]

00:22:33   the leaky ma of the usps and we just [TS]

00:22:36   don't know if it'll show up common [TS]

00:22:38   service all I learn more about this [TS]

00:22:39   report back on the service of saying one [TS]

00:22:42   supposed secret many thing you can do is [TS]

00:22:44   you can contact amazon and tell them [TS]

00:22:46   look I don't want things delivered by [TS]

00:22:48   postal service anymore sir possibly i'm [TS]

00:22:51   so there's true but that's what there's [TS]

00:22:52   like that there's a you have a profile [TS]

00:22:55   that's not visible to you that's [TS]

00:22:59   maintained somewhere in the commands and [TS]

00:23:02   lewd yeah and your profile is alterable [TS]

00:23:06   you're saying by a by a special ops team [TS]

00:23:11   in a windowless room and amazon and if [TS]

00:23:14   you can get to them [TS]

00:23:15   yeah and say listen I want you to change [TS]

00:23:16   my profile I want you to put it I want [TS]

00:23:20   your gold star [TS]

00:23:21   I want you to give me an extra level of [TS]

00:23:24   access and they can just be like you're [TS]

00:23:27   good customer we like you your name is [TS]

00:23:29   Merlin man huh [TS]

00:23:31   my my desk mate has heard of you used to [TS]

00:23:34   be famous [TS]

00:23:35   yeah you're the guy with the wallet what [TS]

00:23:37   happened to shoot yeah okay we'll put [TS]

00:23:40   that gold star and then all of a sudden [TS]

00:23:42   all your troubles go away is another one [TS]

00:23:45   that I've utilized right heard there's a [TS]

00:23:48   secret menu where you can contact amazon [TS]

00:23:50   and say hey I don't want to receive [TS]

00:23:53   these requests for feedback anymore [TS]

00:23:56   wow I did that they took care of it and [TS]

00:24:00   I wasn't getting them anymore until [TS]

00:24:02   recently when I started getting them [TS]

00:24:03   again so it's time to go back in and try [TS]

00:24:05   the secret menu again I at the kuala [TS]

00:24:10   lumpur problem i actually went onto ebay [TS]

00:24:13   and asked a question of the ebay [TS]

00:24:17   community I went on to their message [TS]

00:24:21   board [TS]

00:24:22   and i asked the question of the ebay [TS]

00:24:24   community and someone replied and said [TS]

00:24:27   if you don't want to see items from [TS]

00:24:31   kuala lampur all you have to do when [TS]

00:24:34   you're searching for items go down to [TS]

00:24:36   this menu screen go over to this menu [TS]

00:24:38   screen pull down this screen and select [TS]

00:24:41   this option and your problems are solved [TS]

00:24:44   it's like well yeah except that i would [TS]

00:24:47   have to do that for each individual [TS]

00:24:49   search that I did it end at four o'clock [TS]

00:24:51   in the morning i'm on there searching [TS]

00:24:53   for Pendleton blankets Hudson Bay [TS]

00:24:55   Company jackets Native Alaskan Parker's [TS]

00:25:00   and all the things that you need you [TS]

00:25:04   know zippo lighters from Adak Island and [TS]

00:25:10   each one of those i have to pull down at [TS]

00:25:12   six men used to get so it also cuts off [TS]

00:25:15   your your supply chain there might be [TS]

00:25:17   stuff we're willing like it could be [TS]

00:25:19   your once you don't know i'm not trying [TS]

00:25:20   to belittle like John right here if [TS]

00:25:22   you've got your white whale if there's [TS]

00:25:23   something that shows up that you've been [TS]

00:25:25   looking for for years [TS]

00:25:26   that's right it's only available in [TS]

00:25:27   kuala lumpur you not made of stone [TS]

00:25:29   you might consider that I might pay [TS]

00:25:31   fifty dollars shipping if it's the right [TS]

00:25:32   zippo lighter from from you know a tack [TS]

00:25:35   Coast Guard Station avalanche brands [TS]

00:25:38   rights to say your feedback is important [TS]

00:25:39   ! we just want to say thank you for your [TS]

00:25:42   recent purchase with avalanche brands [TS]

00:25:44   through amazon.com we hope you're [TS]

00:25:46   enjoying your gun pusheen 18 sticker [TS]

00:25:49   sheet but that's company we strive to [TS]

00:25:52   provide our customers with quality [TS]

00:25:53   products as well as complete customer [TS]

00:25:55   satisfaction your opinion is extremely [TS]

00:25:57   valuable if you have not already a comma [TS]

00:25:59   splice if you have not already done so [TS]

00:26:01   we invite you to take a few moments and [TS]

00:26:03   help your fellow shoppers make their [TS]

00:26:04   purchasing decisions by providing a [TS]

00:26:06   review of the products you purchase it's [TS]

00:26:08   very simple to do this just more [TS]

00:26:09   comments places just follow the links [TS]

00:26:11   below and follow the on-screen [TS]

00:26:12   instructions and I can click on gun [TS]

00:26:15   pusheen 18 sticker so pushing pushing is [TS]

00:26:20   a cat a car cat from sure net and this [TS]

00:26:23   is a sheet of stickers about my daughter [TS]

00:26:24   not realizing that I wouldn't have [TS]

00:26:26   homework [TS]

00:26:27   yeah well I get so might the first 1i [TS]

00:26:29   can find here is [TS]

00:26:30   from try searching for your recent order [TS]

00:26:33   this this one says chok Dee 2016 that's [TS]

00:26:37   their username so they their username [TS]

00:26:40   actually has the year 2016 in it which [TS]

00:26:43   seems like a but seems like a dumb way [TS]

00:26:45   to have pretty simplistic approach to [TS]

00:26:47   your brand [TS]

00:26:48   yeah and also can i call in 1933 but [TS]

00:26:53   then they have 526 feedbacks i guess or [TS]

00:26:57   transactions which is not very many and [TS]

00:27:01   they have a purple star next to them [TS]

00:27:02   which I don't know what that means but I [TS]

00:27:04   know that it's not a gold star em and [TS]

00:27:07   they say and so i bought from them a [TS]

00:27:09   Gurkha leather pouch is a gorgeous on [TS]

00:27:13   indian sword [TS]

00:27:14   well there saw a Gurkha is a kind of [TS]

00:27:18   Indian soldier [TS]

00:27:20   mmm that is drawn from was that there is [TS]

00:27:24   a hindi machete dingus [TS]

00:27:25   well that's their distinctive knife look [TS]

00:27:28   at that thing look at the Gurkha but the [TS]

00:27:30   Gurkhas were like it's called the quarry [TS]

00:27:33   the signature weapon of the Gurkhas yeah [TS]

00:27:35   the girls are up are like a tribe of [TS]

00:27:37   people who are very very good fighters [TS]

00:27:41   and they were enlisted into the British [TS]

00:27:43   Army like during the colonial period as [TS]

00:27:47   like ferocious Special Forces people [TS]

00:27:50   almost too who fought for the British in [TS]

00:27:53   their various colonial wars so [TS]

00:27:54   interesting [TS]

00:27:55   they're like you know they're kind of [TS]

00:27:57   like the sikhs they are and they're [TS]

00:27:59   Indians but of a separate ilk look with [TS]

00:28:03   a very identifiable sort of set of [TS]

00:28:06   characteristics that in this case where [TS]

00:28:08   were used in the in the wars clone wars [TS]

00:28:11   you'll see the Gurkhas like in world war [TS]

00:28:13   one you'll see them you know fighting in [TS]

00:28:16   the trenches what school would you mind [TS]

00:28:18   a wallet [TS]

00:28:18   what are you so no it's not a wallet so [TS]

00:28:20   great but Gurkha the the leather goods [TS]

00:28:23   company [TS]

00:28:25   is a new york company and the legend is [TS]

00:28:29   that there was some guy the new york's [TS]

00:28:33   rich smartypants who was bidding on that [TS]

00:28:37   an auction at Sotheby's and was bidding [TS]

00:28:41   on the complete luggage collection of a [TS]

00:28:43   former officer in the British [TS]

00:28:45   Expeditionary Forces and he had to sell [TS]

00:28:49   some nice bags [TS]

00:28:50   yeah and he had this beautiful set this [TS]

00:28:53   is many years ago in the seventies you [TS]

00:28:54   have this beautiful set of luggage that [TS]

00:28:56   was kind of like kind of like the bags [TS]

00:28:59   that louie vuitton bags and Kundalini [TS]

00:29:00   express or whatever talking about Marley [TS]

00:29:03   Hodgson back in the early nineteen [TS]

00:29:04   seventies must have been Miz's only shot [TS]

00:29:06   himself in an estate sale in the UK we [TS]

00:29:08   encounter recollection of campaign gear [TS]

00:29:09   once belonging to british commander [TS]

00:29:11   station yes that was oh I see so the jog [TS]

00:29:15   my memory now I that you're familiar [TS]

00:29:16   with the story [TS]

00:29:17   sure my Hodgson yeah so anyway Marley [TS]

00:29:19   mr. Hodgman we columns he decided to [TS]

00:29:23   reproduce these instead of because he [TS]

00:29:25   lost this auction instead he decided to [TS]

00:29:27   reproduce these bags at in New York City [TS]

00:29:30   and so it was a very fancy line of bags [TS]

00:29:34   and it was one of the first sort of sets [TS]

00:29:36   of bags that were met it was like the [TS]

00:29:38   patina of the used bag was worth more [TS]

00:29:41   than a new bag but then Merlin as so [TS]

00:29:45   often happens in these heritage brands [TS]

00:29:47   at some point in the nineties the [TS]

00:29:51   company was sold to a to an offshore [TS]

00:29:54   conglomerate 42 holding company [TS]

00:29:57   yeah basically was sold to Mitt Romney [TS]

00:29:59   yeah and being capital and they changed [TS]

00:30:03   it and they started making bags in China [TS]

00:30:06   and they started making garbage bags and [TS]

00:30:11   all the people that care about these [TS]

00:30:13   things which I am embarrassed to say I [TS]

00:30:15   am not one but I'm adjacent right it's a [TS]

00:30:19   cocktail party and I'm standing [TS]

00:30:21   it's a cocktail party at the red line [TS]

00:30:24   you've ever heard the rumors of the [TS]

00:30:25   disappointed [TS]

00:30:26   sure i'm walking it's the red line in [TS]

00:30:29   wenatchee washington i'm walking through [TS]

00:30:31   the halls [TS]

00:30:32   i hear ya and look in it's a big [TS]

00:30:34   everybody's got name tags on I poked my [TS]

00:30:36   head in there talking about heritage [TS]

00:30:39   brands i'll put my foot in the room up [TS]

00:30:42   you know maybe I'll take a drink off of [TS]

00:30:44   which i'm passing tray [TS]

00:30:45   hmm i'll spend the afternoon there let's [TS]

00:30:48   be honest yeah i'll talk to those people [TS]

00:30:50   I want to know what they're all about [TS]

00:30:51   hmm maybe always you're always seeking [TS]

00:30:54   to learn you want to educate yourself [TS]

00:30:56   yeah and maybe I'll take a brochure [TS]

00:30:57   maybe i'll think about filling it out [TS]

00:30:59   yeah anyway then someone and this [TS]

00:31:04   happened to my own beloved filson [TS]

00:31:05   company of three or four different times [TS]

00:31:07   someone bought Gurkha back from being [TS]

00:31:11   capital and restored the glory [TS]

00:31:15   so we're talking about the CBS offender [TS]

00:31:18   exactly right now we're talking about [TS]

00:31:20   were talking about the Japanese strats [TS]

00:31:22   here with all due respect that's exactly [TS]

00:31:24   right we're talking about it it's very [TS]

00:31:26   its characteristic of of the era so yeah [TS]

00:31:29   I mean the thing is you can't just say [TS]

00:31:31   there's this before and after day you [TS]

00:31:33   have to have some clarity about certain [TS]

00:31:35   models certain years produced and their [TS]

00:31:37   cemeteries and subtlety to that you've [TS]

00:31:38   learned by being adjacent there isn't i [TS]

00:31:40   think there are people out there all the [TS]

00:31:42   time who order a Gurkha bag on the [TS]

00:31:46   internet and then they arrived and there [TS]

00:31:49   and it's made in china but they don't [TS]

00:31:50   know it and so they're perfectly happy [TS]

00:31:52   so they think i have a fancy bag that's [TS]

00:31:56   right somewhere buried down inside an [TS]

00:31:58   inside pocket like tucked in the lining [TS]

00:32:00   is a little made-in-china tag but they [TS]

00:32:03   never see it and so the the the spell is [TS]

00:32:06   never broken for them but you know for [TS]

00:32:08   me I'm the type of person that [TS]

00:32:10   immediately goes looking for the tag [TS]

00:32:12   I can't I would be able to sleep at [TS]

00:32:14   night if it sent made in china and I [TS]

00:32:16   would know I'd been rocked and I had an [TS]

00:32:18   inferior thing anyway so i dunno how to [TS]

00:32:21   find good work of idea how to not buy a [TS]

00:32:24   garbage bag and so i bought this [TS]

00:32:28   that's a nice little pouch it's not a [TS]

00:32:31   purse pouch [TS]

00:32:34   it's not a wallet because it's the size [TS]

00:32:38   of a piece of you know you can put like [TS]

00:32:41   a notebook in it it's like a pouch [TS]

00:32:43   definitely not a person but not a person [TS]

00:32:47   it's a package folio yeah let's call it [TS]

00:32:50   a folio um I discovered not very long [TS]

00:32:53   ago that instead of packing my suitcases [TS]

00:32:56   with by just rolling up my clothes and [TS]

00:32:58   packing them in the suitcase that if I [TS]

00:33:01   rolled up my clothes and pack them in a [TS]

00:33:03   pouch and then packed the pouch in my [TS]

00:33:06   suitcase [TS]

00:33:07   it gave me more gratification so I this [TS]

00:33:11   is this huge for me i know i'm on purim [TS]

00:33:14   bags and bags [TS]

00:33:15   I've got it I've don't done that one is [TS]

00:33:18   not Columbia but one of those companies [TS]

00:33:20   makes those bags and I gotta bolt goes [TS]

00:33:22   eagle creek [TS]

00:33:24   yeah and so ya know for me everything [TS]

00:33:26   you to me the idea of putting your [TS]

00:33:28   clothes directly into suitcases [TS]

00:33:29   monstrous yeah I use like five or six [TS]

00:33:31   different bags for all the different [TS]

00:33:33   constituent parts and I've got down to [TS]

00:33:34   it down to a science at this point let's [TS]

00:33:36   be honest but at some point along the [TS]

00:33:38   way you do have it down to a science [TS]

00:33:39   I've seen in action but I decided at a [TS]

00:33:42   certain point that I was no longer going [TS]

00:33:44   to use nylon 0 and so little reason [TS]

00:33:49   no just because because dollars in [TS]

00:33:53   arbitrary aesthetic not arbitrary but a [TS]

00:33:55   personal aesthetic decision [TS]

00:33:58   yeah as I because i have so much free [TS]

00:34:01   time where my mind doesn't have enough [TS]

00:34:04   to occupy it which is not true i'm [TS]

00:34:09   actually carving time away any projects [TS]

00:34:12   to think about this but i decided that [TS]

00:34:14   all the bat all the bags were going to [TS]

00:34:18   be made out of either jute or hemp or a [TS]

00:34:24   email like woven grass and attended like [TS]

00:34:27   you get a bamboo bag or wall know and [TS]

00:34:32   all the always be kind of fiber you have [TS]

00:34:34   financed a Noah's Ark there's there [TS]

00:34:35   should be something there that's organic [TS]

00:34:37   the in the way it's creating your [TS]

00:34:38   clothes in a group [TS]

00:34:39   right or like sail cloth canvas [TS]

00:34:42   that's nice a-and then leather right so [TS]

00:34:46   so now i'm carrying these leather i'm [TS]

00:34:49   turning my socks and underwear crammed [TS]

00:34:51   into a leather pouch inside my canvas [TS]

00:34:53   and leather and brass bag punish male [TS]

00:34:57   and the whole that's right it was gonna [TS]

00:35:02   be sleeping with the Native American [TS]

00:35:03   soon there was the best of times it was [TS]

00:35:05   i'm looking to my Pocahontas who isn't [TS]

00:35:07   that's right perhaps but what got you in [TS]

00:35:09   a minute but the bag and now weighs [TS]

00:35:14   about 60 parents [TS]

00:35:17   whereas if I had it all in you know [TS]

00:35:19   nylon ripstop if I was made in china it [TS]

00:35:22   would be half the price would be half [TS]

00:35:24   the way to be 30 pounds probably i'm [TS]

00:35:27   carrying around all this extra brass and [TS]

00:35:29   leather and I don't even know why you're [TS]

00:35:31   probably steampunk look I'm i am outside [TS]

00:35:34   much Circuit cases with gears and [TS]

00:35:37   whistles yeah yeah I don't know what I'm [TS]

00:35:40   trying to do but I'm gonna take you get [TS]

00:35:42   a bespoke leather goggle case when I but [TS]

00:35:46   when i pull up into a hotel and I and [TS]

00:35:48   you know I throw my bag down and it's [TS]

00:35:51   full of all these other bags and inside [TS]

00:35:52   those banks are little bags none of them [TS]

00:35:54   purses [TS]

00:35:56   um you know then when then down at the [TS]

00:35:59   very bottom there's like a sow's ear [TS]

00:36:01   with a pair of couplings and it's I feel [TS]

00:36:05   like I really living mm it's believe [TS]

00:36:10   this you know let here so anyway here I [TS]

00:36:12   am at anyway so chalky 2016 wants me as [TS]

00:36:17   gender & and he or she [TS]

00:36:19   Ryan's could you please leave this is [TS]

00:36:22   there's no pretense of like I'm I'm [TS]

00:36:25   hoping you enjoyed your product just one [TS]

00:36:29   sentence could you please leave me [TS]

00:36:31   positive feedback when you get a chance [TS]

00:36:32   ? and then second sentence [TS]

00:36:38   Thank You period not even thank you ! a [TS]

00:36:43   chilled you know you'd expect a little [TS]

00:36:45   bit of an exclamation point there if [TS]

00:36:47   you're if you're gonna but wait i'm [TS]

00:36:50   going back here [TS]

00:36:52   Chucky has sent me multiple emails the [TS]

00:36:54   first one was just confirming you [TS]

00:36:56   receive the item i sent if so I would [TS]

00:36:58   appreciate receiving positive feedback [TS]

00:37:00   when you chance [TS]

00:37:01   happy new year again no explanation [TS]

00:37:04   happy new year period happy new year [TS]

00:37:07   what kind of monster is this a be your [TS]

00:37:10   period you're right below 90 years going [TS]

00:37:12   obviously very interested in how you're [TS]

00:37:14   doing well wait a minute now between the [TS]

00:37:16   time they sent me that first email the [TS]

00:37:18   first email they had 518 purple stars [TS]

00:37:22   then the second email they sent they [TS]

00:37:26   still at 518 purple stars but now the [TS]

00:37:28   most recent one they have 526 purple [TS]

00:37:32   stars [TS]

00:37:32   hmm so it seems to be working right [TS]

00:37:36   they've got they've gotten eight more [TS]

00:37:37   purple stars just in the time between [TS]

00:37:40   the two emails something you get from a [TS]

00:37:41   german sex worker purple star purple [TS]

00:37:44   star [TS]

00:37:44   yeah um what's the purple from from eyes [TS]

00:37:48   wide shut [TS]

00:37:49   what is the purple commentate is busy [TS]

00:37:52   bay right this is the problem I don't [TS]

00:37:54   knowwe don't know what sickens me [TS]

00:37:57   okay um I'm not enough in this culture [TS]

00:38:00   that I can decipher the curious [TS]

00:38:04   languages star is shorthand to let you [TS]

00:38:07   know the number of ratings that person [TS]

00:38:09   is received [TS]

00:38:10   yeah yellow blue turquoise purple red [TS]

00:38:12   green purple as you can probably guess [TS]

00:38:14   500 999 they're working on the red star [TS]

00:38:16   ok just bumped up they just bumped up to [TS]

00:38:19   purple because they were 518 right there [TS]

00:38:22   now they're going for the green belt now [TS]

00:38:24   you get ready 2002a 1499 you get red [TS]

00:38:28   oh they know then you get shooting stars [TS]

00:38:30   John you should look at this this is a [TS]

00:38:32   lot like your interest in what they call [TS]

00:38:34   that the the generals have on their [TS]

00:38:35   chests the ham salad salad [TS]

00:38:38   this is a yellow shooting star that's [TS]

00:38:40   10k 2499 turquoise purple red green if [TS]

00:38:44   you get over a million you get a silver [TS]

00:38:46   shooting star [TS]

00:38:47   well a million transactions number of [TS]

00:38:50   ratings a million ratings [TS]

00:38:53   mhm whoa whoa wait that somebody five [TS]

00:38:58   stars does that mean that's 5 rating [TS]

00:39:00   no no no no I think that means i think [TS]

00:39:02   that's a rating [TS]

00:39:04   what that would mean you'd have a [TS]

00:39:06   million transactions at least tell me [TS]

00:39:08   how you do that I don't see how you [TS]

00:39:10   could have a million transactions that's [TS]

00:39:12   hmm i don't know i'm just here on ebay [TS]

00:39:15   page for feedback score stars and your [TS]

00:39:18   reputation [TS]

00:39:19   oh there they just come right out and [TS]

00:39:23   say it [TS]

00:39:24   he was selling ratings you know people [TS]

00:39:27   used to commit suicide because they [TS]

00:39:29   because their reputation had suffered a [TS]

00:39:31   thing of it I bet they still do [TS]

00:39:34   oh yeah yeah i mean they used to doing [TS]

00:39:36   more should be here you go here you go [TS]

00:39:39   improved detailed seller ratings item is [TS]

00:39:41   the item as described how was the [TS]

00:39:43   communication the shipping time and then [TS]

00:39:45   the shipping and handling charges i [TS]

00:39:47   think i don't know i'm i'm not a need a [TS]

00:39:49   lawyer but I think you have a lot of [TS]

00:39:51   grounds on which to call these people on [TS]

00:39:52   the carpet [TS]

00:39:53   yeah i know but what what they're not at [TS]

00:39:56   what they're not telling you is to those [TS]

00:39:58   people then this is the uber rating this [TS]

00:40:00   is where the prisoner's dilemma part now [TS]

00:40:02   yeah with this game looks like guys oh [TS]

00:40:05   did they are they [TS]

00:40:07   withholding their rating until I write [TS]

00:40:10   my writing and then they're going to [TS]

00:40:11   give me a sec a pal [TS]

00:40:13   yeah when they give you the paypal [TS]

00:40:14   giving your smaller number of [TS]

00:40:15   transactions that's a hard kapow that's [TS]

00:40:17   good that's gonna do you hard that's [TS]

00:40:19   just one John I don't want to bear that [TS]

00:40:21   insult to my reputation my ebay its [TS]

00:40:26   reputation Merlin yeah yeah yeah no I [TS]

00:40:29   let me but let me take a look at my ebay [TS]

00:40:31   account and i'll tell you what my [TS]

00:40:32   reputation is ok thank you I knew you [TS]

00:40:35   wanted I knew you wanted to hear it yeah [TS]

00:40:37   i got a lot on my mind [TS]

00:40:39   let me see here ok so aku boy [TS]

00:40:42   this doesn't look good oh no well I have [TS]

00:40:44   a blue star blue stand i have 60 [TS]

00:40:49   transaction so I've actually got more [TS]

00:40:51   than rooster sales rooster sales who [TS]

00:40:55   don't know he has 64 that 756 1599 get [TS]

00:40:59   blue starts the second the second lowest [TS]

00:41:00   level [TS]

00:41:01   well it's no no it's not like i say [TS]

00:41:04   level I mean it's like experience points [TS]

00:41:06   in D&D you know you play more you get [TS]

00:41:07   more points about some of these boots [TS]

00:41:10   this says [TS]

00:41:11   I have a hundred percent positive [TS]

00:41:12   feedback what I saw a little difficult [TS]

00:41:16   to believe it says so right there [TS]

00:41:18   quid pro quo clarice what a weird system [TS]

00:41:22   this says I have a hundred and [TS]

00:41:23   eighty-six followers who are these [TS]

00:41:25   people [TS]

00:41:26   I can tell you you made a big show this [TS]

00:41:29   I don't know seven or eight years ago [TS]

00:41:30   about how you're going to sell [TS]

00:41:31   everything you have on ebay and we [TS]

00:41:33   talked about whether you should have [TS]

00:41:34   museum should there be like a curated [TS]

00:41:36   like pamphlet for it and use you made a [TS]

00:41:38   big thing on here about how you're gonna [TS]

00:41:39   go on ebay you're starting an entire [TS]

00:41:41   store on ebay you're selling everything [TS]

00:41:43   to the right people and and yes people [TS]

00:41:46   to follow you on ebay because that's not [TS]

00:41:48   where you would be doing it [TS]

00:41:49   no I didn't I didn't tell anybody what [TS]

00:41:51   my BB handle was quite figured it out [TS]

00:41:53   what it will [TS]

00:41:55   how did you figure it out I think you [TS]

00:41:57   can search on somebody's name i'm [TS]

00:41:59   guessing i don't want to have people [TS]

00:42:01   triangulating here but that's why you [TS]

00:42:03   get the followers people are excited [TS]

00:42:04   they're dying to find out like are you [TS]

00:42:06   gonna sell you know which panties and [TS]

00:42:08   whatnot [TS]

00:42:09   icic there are a lot you know what I've [TS]

00:42:11   got a lot of eggs [TS]

00:42:13   was there a lot of people it was the [TS]

00:42:15   equivalent of an egg [TS]

00:42:16   it's just a just a shadowy cameo of a of [TS]

00:42:20   a person's head and shoulders into [TS]

00:42:21   shopping back and frankly I have to say [TS]

00:42:24   the shadowy cameo appears to be a [TS]

00:42:27   short-haired person which seems a little [TS]

00:42:29   bit [TS]

00:42:30   gender normative em but button i have a [TS]

00:42:36   lot of eggs here right people that have [TS]

00:42:38   never put in any kind of starting [TS]

00:42:40   account just so they could follow you on [TS]

00:42:42   this important social network [TS]

00:42:44   oh but wait here's the problem i'm an [TS]

00:42:45   egg to she's no I know that you were [TS]

00:42:48   supposed to put a picture and it's [TS]

00:42:49   coming from inside the ebay picture up [TS]

00:42:52   there too sweet [TS]

00:42:53   all right now let me i'm just going to [TS]

00:42:54   say this right now yeah i'm going to [TS]

00:42:57   tell everybody my ebay because now [TS]

00:43:00   well no showers every other program no [TS]

00:43:02   now I realize that if you have a hundred [TS]

00:43:04   and eighty-six followers that you could [TS]

00:43:06   have liked more than that boy [TS]

00:43:09   and he's going started out with the [TS]

00:43:11   feeling that maybe you were having [TS]

00:43:13   realization you were spending too much [TS]

00:43:14   time on things related to ebay didn't [TS]

00:43:17   feel like this gets us closer that [TS]

00:43:18   direction or a different way [TS]

00:43:20   well so there's never one followers on [TS]

00:43:23   ebay there is a new is just what you [TS]

00:43:27   need [TS]

00:43:27   just what you need you need a new [TS]

00:43:29   project alright so I'm just going to [TS]

00:43:31   drive [TS]

00:43:32   hey guys i am I even handle is Morgan [TS]

00:43:34   rides free Morgan rides free all one [TS]

00:43:37   word all lower case but it but here's [TS]

00:43:40   where here's what the thoughtful because [TS]

00:43:41   I I'm because here i'm going to tell you [TS]

00:43:44   why [TS]

00:43:44   yeah i deleted twitter from my phone to [TS]

00:43:53   get twitter like sisters hundred percent [TS]

00:43:57   five or six days ago [TS]

00:43:58   oh ok i did some just kind of dawning on [TS]

00:44:01   me now okay I you you put up a [TS]

00:44:04   photograph of me on your Instagram and [TS]

00:44:07   then you retweeted that on your tweeter [TS]

00:44:08   is this before or after that so I got [TS]

00:44:12   lots of really nice remarks on that [TS]

00:44:13   thank you everybody thank you very much [TS]

00:44:14   for your comments on personal appearance [TS]

00:44:16   that's super sweet of you [TS]

00:44:17   oh thanks Josh on i am still on [TS]

00:44:21   Instagram who but and the Instagram [TS]

00:44:26   ports over to the Twitter yeah sure does [TS]

00:44:29   but i'm not using I'm not tweeting and I [TS]

00:44:33   see it's a subtle such a fine line [TS]

00:44:35   ok I mean I haven't like dynamic I don't [TS]

00:44:38   even know how I would go in and actually [TS]

00:44:39   like delete twitter / from my life i [TS]

00:44:44   don't know how i would do that what I [TS]

00:44:45   log off is that how it happens [TS]

00:44:47   they'd still have the user know on the [TS]

00:44:49   phone i just deleted the app and he also [TS]

00:44:51   just go into settings and you would you [TS]

00:44:53   know delete doesn't don't tell me don't [TS]

00:44:55   tell me how to do it all right I won't [TS]

00:44:56   want to know but I'm but i'm not using [TS]

00:44:59   it and this is really the the first time [TS]

00:45:01   i have said i'm not using this anymore [TS]

00:45:04   in the whole time since i first joined [TS]

00:45:06   it back in whenever 2008 have some and [TS]

00:45:12   so it's really been very complex [TS]

00:45:15   emotionally complex interesting because [TS]

00:45:18   so well you know I was a regular user [TS]

00:45:21   then I had thoughts in the course of a [TS]

00:45:26   day and I would have a flag those [TS]

00:45:30   thoughts as tweets and most of the time [TS]

00:45:33   I would just immediately pull over to [TS]

00:45:35   the side of the road and tweet if I had [TS]

00:45:37   a tweet if I thought a tweet [TS]

00:45:39   uh-huh or I would you know I would hear [TS]

00:45:41   market as a tweet and then later on in [TS]

00:45:43   the day try to try to remember it and a [TS]

00:45:45   lot of times like be unable to remember [TS]

00:45:47   it as as happens right like I had a [TS]

00:45:51   great tweet but i but I was interacting [TS]

00:45:55   with twitter and have been since 2008 [TS]

00:45:59   almost well yeah nine years and I got my [TS]

00:46:04   news from there I kept in touch with [TS]

00:46:06   people there and I just finally couldn't [TS]

00:46:10   be there anymore and I deleted it and [TS]

00:46:13   for the last several days I've had [TS]

00:46:16   tweets [TS]

00:46:17   I've thought tweets and there wasn't [TS]

00:46:19   anywhere to put it [TS]

00:46:20   huh and I just let the I just let the [TS]

00:46:24   tweet go right like if you if you have a [TS]

00:46:28   tweet set it free if it if it comes back [TS]

00:46:32   to you it was yours I heard a recent [TS]

00:46:34   dumb analogy for thinking about [TS]

00:46:36   meditation and mindfulness and the guy [TS]

00:46:38   described it as learning to stand by the [TS]

00:46:40   side of a busy highway without feeling [TS]

00:46:42   the need to get into any of the cars and [TS]

00:46:47   that reminds me a little bit of what [TS]

00:46:48   you're saying is like you're so used to [TS]

00:46:49   jumping into every car that goes by or [TS]

00:46:51   you know every 50th car that goes by [TS]

00:46:53   it's difficult to stop it's like that's [TS]

00:46:54   the way you use it if your interaction [TS]

00:46:56   model if I could you make up a term here [TS]

00:46:58   if the way you think about using that is [TS]

00:47:00   like here's where I jump in its it's [TS]

00:47:01   very difficult to stop [TS]

00:47:02   it's even difficult to watch if you know [TS]

00:47:04   you you're not going to participate it's [TS]

00:47:05   weird [TS]

00:47:06   timers whole different thing I'm [TS]

00:47:08   struggling with the analogy just because [TS]

00:47:10   I've stood on the side of many highways [TS]

00:47:12   and haven't ever really felt the desire [TS]

00:47:14   to jump in to a car then you might mean [TS]

00:47:16   more be a better at every 50th car [TS]

00:47:19   his name's Jeff Jeff down Jeff Foxworthy [TS]

00:47:22   Jeff did Jeff danbury he's got the [TS]

00:47:24   puppets the other job Daniel Justin just [TS]

00:47:26   dangle the guy the guy from that day Jim [TS]

00:47:28   Carrey movie is also president all those [TS]

00:47:30   movies [TS]

00:47:31   yeah puppets you might you might be a [TS]

00:47:33   Buddha you might be reassigned reserve [TS]

00:47:36   asking for the vegan option but when do [TS]

00:47:39   you dare to be productive [TS]

00:47:42   dude I'm so jealous right now of New [TS]

00:47:46   Wave songs i think stand the test of [TS]

00:47:49   time partly inspired by last episode [TS]

00:47:51   just you know i made this is what will [TS]

00:47:53   get back to your to your very long story [TS]

00:47:54   but he be in a minute but I I unless we [TS]

00:47:57   can get a playlist for our program of [TS]

00:47:58   lunch the songs that we prefer to be [TS]

00:48:01   referenced songs we read from the lot [TS]

00:48:03   about music last week that's a nice [TS]

00:48:05   feedback about that and so I i took a [TS]

00:48:07   moment to put together a playlist of [TS]

00:48:08   some of the things we mentioned [TS]

00:48:09   including sister golden hair surprise [TS]

00:48:11   oh I thought you were I thought you were [TS]

00:48:14   saying you were making a play list of [TS]

00:48:15   every song we've ever talked about on [TS]

00:48:17   the program which would be one hell of a [TS]

00:48:19   place yeah i know that's that's not a [TS]

00:48:21   thing I'm gonna do but i think i can put [TS]

00:48:23   together a music playlist [TS]

00:48:25   yeah so how do you feel about Adam and [TS]

00:48:28   and adam and the ants are you a trolling [TS]

00:48:31   me [TS]

00:48:32   ok might understand deliver was my [TS]

00:48:35   favorite song for about three years i [TS]

00:48:37   was about to say have you listened to [TS]

00:48:39   standard liver stand and deliver for any [TS]

00:48:42   time recently yes because yeah because [TS]

00:48:45   yesterday I listened to it on my phone a [TS]

00:48:49   couple of times and then I went and [TS]

00:48:50   listen to lots of Adam and I mean that [TS]

00:48:54   was mine that was my third place choice [TS]

00:48:56   for the atom ant song that i would say [TS]

00:48:58   stood the test of time but I add two [TS]

00:49:00   above it and I finally had to just pick [TS]

00:49:01   one and which was I was torn between I [TS]

00:49:04   think it was a with kings of the wild [TS]

00:49:06   frontier good job here are an hour or [TS]

00:49:10   and music both stand the test of time [TS]

00:49:13   better i think kings of the wild [TS]

00:49:14   frontier I still think Stan deliver is a [TS]

00:49:17   greater pop song it's an old number [TS]

00:49:19   don't know Dana and Eric Holder no [TS]

00:49:21   question but no I went to reach these [TS]

00:49:23   are something like okay echo am I gonna [TS]

00:49:25   go with you know Karen's huh that they [TS]

00:49:32   were really hard because they have a [TS]

00:49:33   bunch of good ones i'm going to cleanse [TS]

00:49:35   i don't wanna just pick the obvious [TS]

00:49:37   songs with I spent a lot of time on adam [TS]

00:49:39   and the ants cuz I like a lot of their [TS]

00:49:41   songs but honestly as much as I love the [TS]

00:49:43   prince charming album a lot of that [TS]

00:49:45   doesn't hold up [TS]

00:49:47   it's still good but it isn't something [TS]

00:49:49   where you could put this song on it [TS]

00:49:51   isn't like you could was the example I [TS]

00:49:53   gave the other day something like [TS]

00:49:54   overkill or something like give our ted [TS]

00:49:57   leo and the pharmacists cover everybody [TS]

00:49:59   wants to rule the world [TS]

00:50:01   I know it's they were on they were on [TS]

00:50:05   that you know the AV AV Club thing we're [TS]

00:50:07   going to do our song its yeah sure it's [TS]

00:50:09   such a rathole I end up just watching [TS]

00:50:10   dozens of those their cover of everybody [TS]

00:50:13   wants to rule the world is so good so [TS]

00:50:15   that's a song I think exclude great saw [TS]

00:50:18   lightly dated you know production sound [TS]

00:50:20   like that or even something like mad [TS]

00:50:22   world [TS]

00:50:23   I think you could put that on for [TS]

00:50:24   somebody did today and and they're not [TS]

00:50:26   gonna like turn the nose up at it as [TS]

00:50:29   well you know it stands up [TS]

00:50:30   I don't know if we've never really [TS]

00:50:31   discussed tears for fears on this [TS]

00:50:33   program [TS]

00:50:34   not that I can remember but there's [TS]

00:50:36   actually help you get back to your ebay [TS]

00:50:37   stuff in a minute but no it's all right [TS]

00:50:38   to mention in passing this is something [TS]

00:50:41   that I'm working on [TS]

00:50:42   mhm well I am I would just interject to [TS]

00:50:45   say that tears for fears is the classic [TS]

00:50:46   example of a band at the time for me at [TS]

00:50:50   least the keyboard drenched eighties [TS]

00:50:54   production and history onyx vocals and i [TS]

00:50:56   will say i will say they sound [TS]

00:50:58   histrionic because he's a pretentious [TS]

00:51:01   investigates the word potentials he's [TS]

00:51:04   very like post Morrissey but that tears [TS]

00:51:09   for fears record turns out when you [TS]

00:51:12   review it again the the hurting or chair [TS]

00:51:17   such are the big was the NICU along with [TS]

00:51:21   something picture picture [TS]

00:51:22   um uh there is no moss on it every song [TS]

00:51:27   is great [TS]

00:51:28   it's alright it's a great [TS]

00:51:30   album front to back and and you know [TS]

00:51:33   we're at the time I was like garbage but [TS]

00:51:37   then i revisited it and it's like tears [TS]

00:51:40   for fears quality rock group that's so [TS]

00:51:43   interesting I have to go in and race pls [TS]

00:51:45   i got so far i got overkill mad world [TS]

00:51:49   I'm torn on this because I will make [TS]

00:51:52   that I might end up going with six [TS]

00:51:53   months in a leaky boat but for split [TS]

00:51:54   ends I've got something I got you [TS]

00:51:56   of course tomorrow sometimes the bet [TS]

00:51:59   sometimes the best of the most [TS]

00:52:00   well-known song is actually the best [TS]

00:52:02   it's a tremendous song starts tomorrow [TS]

00:52:03   night by she was your time whenever [TS]

00:52:06   you're on my mind [TS]

00:52:07   marshall crenshaw it now very [TS]

00:52:09   controversial I had to pick a new order [TS]

00:52:11   song and this was very difficult for me [TS]

00:52:13   I just after the order profitable i'm [TS]

00:52:16   still not a hundred percent sure i'm [TS]

00:52:17   going to leave me alone from power [TS]

00:52:19   corruption lies but i would probably [TS]

00:52:20   change girl you want by Devo kids in [TS]

00:52:23   America miii yeah don't go by Yaz king [TS]

00:52:27   of the wild frontier out of control by [TS]

00:52:28   you to look of love by ABC hanging on [TS]

00:52:31   the telephone by blondie that's what I [TS]

00:52:33   got so far [TS]

00:52:33   look good no that's not no seriously [TS]

00:52:37   dude go back to that know me know it's [TS]

00:52:44   so it's so it's still so and it did the [TS]

00:52:48   production on it is so tight it sounds [TS]

00:52:50   so good Trevor Horn buddy really want [TS]

00:52:54   that comes on sometimes twice a year [TS]

00:52:55   than a store and I just started doing [TS]

00:52:58   bump finally I discovered that the band [TS]

00:53:00   it was really hard you know it's a [TS]

00:53:02   beautiful world is one that can really [TS]

00:53:04   introduced the novice to devo because [TS]

00:53:07   it's not that you it's not too wackadoo [TS]

00:53:09   yeah it's actually like yeah right [TS]

00:53:12   there's no like a distraction you go oh [TS]

00:53:14   that's clever that's one is always in [TS]

00:53:16   the YouTube videos of like wacky covers [TS]

00:53:18   but it's like that's fun as a [TS]

00:53:20   deconstruction of that song but it's not [TS]

00:53:22   like the song craft you getting some of [TS]

00:53:23   their you know people just thought of [TS]

00:53:25   those being this weird but their songs [TS]

00:53:27   are really good [TS]

00:53:28   yes there's something with their cover [TS]

00:53:30   of satisfaction still boggles me i know [TS]

00:53:33   i know it bobbles I don't understand [TS]

00:53:37   that was like it's like it's like rite [TS]

00:53:38   of spring it's like one of those things [TS]

00:53:40   where it's like this we first hear [TS]

00:53:41   you're like what is this now what do you [TS]

00:53:43   think [TS]

00:53:43   my youtube choice of out-of-control well [TS]

00:53:46   um you know that's a that's like i mean [TS]

00:53:51   i i've seen why I could have gone with [TS]

00:53:56   the ones that i am out of control is in [TS]

00:53:58   my top 10 favorite youtube songs of when [TS]

00:54:00   they were good i didn't want to go with [TS]

00:54:01   i will follow because that was the first [TS]

00:54:03   hit i was kind of conflicted about glory [TS]

00:54:06   out Gloria could be in there but [TS]

00:54:08   out-of-control to me is like kind of the [TS]

00:54:10   apotheosis of young like spunky to think [TS]

00:54:15   that i think still stands up is the key [TS]

00:54:18   part this is the this is the thing about [TS]

00:54:20   you and me and a few other units are [TS]

00:54:24   getting better and it got a B is a you [TS]

00:54:30   know everything [TS]

00:54:32   pre joshua tree seems real [TS]

00:54:37   yeah and everything post joshua tree [TS]

00:54:39   seems unreal the Hollywood but like you [TS]

00:54:47   know New Year's Day is how I mean it's [TS]

00:54:50   pretty good it's super good all even [TS]

00:54:53   something like 40 you take something [TS]

00:54:55   like you got your bad i really like a [TS]

00:54:59   sort of homecoming [TS]

00:55:00   I still might just a fantastic song my [TS]

00:55:02   sister was arguing the other day that u2 [TS]

00:55:05   u2 stadium rock which we which we [TS]

00:55:08   acknowledge started around around [TS]

00:55:11   well you could say you to invent you [TS]

00:55:13   know with stadium rock from the [TS]

00:55:15   beginning but it is then again she's [TS]

00:55:17   like no no those first two records the [TS]

00:55:19   songwriting is really complicated and it [TS]

00:55:21   got all stripped out and streamlined and [TS]

00:55:23   like simplified later for the big big [TS]

00:55:27   epics but like but the Accords and the [TS]

00:55:30   songs are all really like more [TS]

00:55:32   complicated in boy and warnings really [TS]

00:55:36   that's kind of not how I remember it [TS]

00:55:38   well I remember it all but maybe all the [TS]

00:55:40   control is basically a song i can hear [TS]

00:55:44   this to this day and when I hear out of [TS]

00:55:45   control [TS]

00:55:46   think about how it starts out good [TS]

00:55:48   didn't contended in bham bham bham you [TS]

00:55:51   know that is that's when you hit the [TS]

00:55:52   three primary harmonics across all the [TS]

00:55:54   strings on your guitar [TS]

00:55:55   it was written around [TS]

00:55:56   somebody go check it out if I had these [TS]

00:55:58   three things you start out doing the [TS]

00:56:01   that little yes thing you know you don't [TS]

00:56:03   like round about you go team [TS]

00:56:05   what is that you get 12 is it 12 75 [TS]

00:56:07   right 1275 because bong bong bone so [TS]

00:56:12   anyway I I'm that's how I started [TS]

00:56:13   playing it anyway I don't have a point [TS]

00:56:15   here i just think that I I'm have to [TS]

00:56:17   pray on that connects guess I question [TS]

00:56:19   you took are tricky trip you visited [TS]

00:56:22   here and give me a cello when you're [TS]

00:56:23   driving arm to to the drop-off point [TS]

00:56:26   what kind of what we listening to where [TS]

00:56:28   you listen we talking or were you [TS]

00:56:29   listening to music or podcasts or public [TS]

00:56:32   radio we listen to on the long drive [TS]

00:56:34   we were talking a and then someone [TS]

00:56:38   remarked that that it where we had not [TS]

00:56:43   listened to a single song on the drive [TS]

00:56:45   and you know so the drive that might [TS]

00:56:48   Miami my road trip partners were my 82 [TS]

00:56:51   year-old mother and my 46 year old [TS]

00:56:54   sister and we rented a merchant's house [TS]

00:56:57   Susan is and we drove to just great [TS]

00:57:03   well yeah actually I don't get much [TS]

00:57:06   chance to say I really like her [TS]

00:57:07   iirc energy is is buoyant please places [TS]

00:57:10   with her point energy yes and she seems [TS]

00:57:13   younger than her tender years but if you [TS]

00:57:16   ever are on the highway with her and you [TS]

00:57:19   get into a confrontation with another [TS]

00:57:21   driver in your oregon who will see that [TS]

00:57:26   almost got a knife to a Susan fight [TS]

00:57:28   yeah that although she is a very boy and [TS]

00:57:31   every once a young seeming woman all 46 [TS]

00:57:35   of her hard road years can come out in [TS]

00:57:39   one encounter some women in rural Oregon [TS]

00:57:42   and that should say enough to anyone [TS]

00:57:44   from the West rural Oregon that's enough [TS]

00:57:47   its rural juror and even sounds likely [TS]

00:57:49   to hear ya [TS]

00:57:51   we're put will pour pulling into a [TS]

00:57:53   parking spot they're pulling out of a [TS]

00:57:54   neighboring parking spot they are miles [TS]

00:57:57   away from our car but somehow they [TS]

00:58:02   because of their like [TS]

00:58:04   met at old paranoid lack of depth [TS]

00:58:08   perception [TS]

00:58:09   oh it's dave called it the best [TS]

00:58:13   dependent closet to that setup it they [TS]

00:58:18   felt like I had come close to their card [TS]

00:58:21   swiping their car and you know i'm a [TS]

00:58:24   pipe the meth mobile don't swipe it and [TS]

00:58:27   their cars like a pontiac grand am [TS]

00:58:29   yeah and I I'm piloting my vehicles you [TS]

00:58:32   rolling no bends you know and I just I [TS]

00:58:35   mean I me Lorenzo in the benzo and we [TS]

00:58:37   pull into the parking spot and at no [TS]

00:58:39   point does any part of my car venture [TS]

00:58:42   out of the two lines defining my area [TS]

00:58:45   right I'm just like in my slot I just [TS]

00:58:47   slotted in there like a key in a lock [TS]

00:58:49   and she's not even she's not even in her [TS]

00:58:53   slot she's already backed out but she [TS]

00:58:55   didn't like something about it she [TS]

00:58:56   didn't like and so she honking sound [TS]

00:58:58   easy for her to just drive away so just [TS]

00:59:00   really easy your double she's going with [TS]

00:59:02   this transaction [TS]

00:59:04   I mean she's already out but she hawks [TS]

00:59:06   and then so I look at her in my rearview [TS]

00:59:08   mirror and she's like literally shaking [TS]

00:59:10   her fist and screaming like you almost [TS]

00:59:12   hit my car [TS]

00:59:13   fuckin pocket for mac and and I'm like [TS]

00:59:17   you know I'm shrugging at her like I [TS]

00:59:18   don't know what I got you know I don't [TS]

00:59:21   know what what your problem is I don't [TS]

00:59:22   know who you are why you even talking to [TS]

00:59:24   me [TS]

00:59:24   do I know you that's what I'm saying is [TS]

00:59:26   your mother's day yeah and she's like [TS]

00:59:29   that happened and she pulls up and my [TS]

00:59:31   sisters in the backseat my sister turns [TS]

00:59:34   around and looks at her and then puts [TS]

00:59:38   one hand up under her eye in a kind of [TS]

00:59:42   like fingers forward facing like light [TS]

00:59:46   fist right with her thumb pointing at [TS]

00:59:49   her face and she does the boo-hoo-hoo [TS]

00:59:53   cent sign of like like shaking the fifth [TS]

00:59:56   back and forth like wipes a little [TS]

00:59:58   imaginary tier out of the court [TS]

00:59:58   imaginary tier out of the court [TS]

01:00:00   variety and this and the and the and the [TS]

01:00:03   little fist gesture is so small this is [TS]

01:00:05   what this is what is so devastating [TS]

01:00:07   about it she doesn't go she doesn't do a [TS]

01:00:10   big elbow one she just puts her hand up [TS]

01:00:12   there under eye and just very very [TS]

01:00:15   slightly goes boohoo just a little like [TS]

01:00:19   no you notice and the woman like you see [TS]

01:00:25   the steam coming out of her ears and she [TS]

01:00:26   looks at my sister and my sisters [TS]

01:00:28   looking i can see this from behind right [TS]

01:00:30   I know I because I've seen this a [TS]

01:00:32   million times [TS]

01:00:33   my sister is looking at her with eyes [TS]

01:00:36   like the center of the North Pole like [TS]

01:00:40   her eyes are like the depth of of the [TS]

01:00:43   deepest glaciers in Greenland there's no [TS]

01:00:45   emotion of any kind and she's going boo [TS]

01:00:49   hoo and the woman the woman stops and [TS]

01:00:54   you just see her realize that she has no [TS]

01:00:58   there's nowhere to go now with this [TS]

01:01:02   issue it is it is resolved and she needs [TS]

01:01:07   to go away now and she just she just [TS]

01:01:10   turns and just drives and I was like a [TS]

01:01:14   boy and you know and I'm also like okay [TS]

01:01:20   well i'm just going to go into the store [TS]

01:01:21   now because i do not want to get [TS]

01:01:24   boo-hooed you know like that's not and [TS]

01:01:27   and and it's so it was so small just [TS]

01:01:30   such a smaller like wipe away a little [TS]

01:01:33   teeny pier and the only way that Susan [TS]

01:01:37   can the only way that she has that the [TS]

01:01:40   depth of the Greenland in her eyes is [TS]

01:01:43   the is the time that she spent in rural [TS]

01:01:47   organ and in rural everywhere all that [TS]

01:01:50   it's just like that the eyes are old you [TS]

01:01:54   know he's not the skin around the eyes [TS]

01:01:57   that still is young and and and and full [TS]

01:02:00   you know Rose nice nice safe [TS]

01:02:02   it's just deep leave inside deep in the [TS]

01:02:05   Blackbird all that wisdom [TS]

01:02:07   yeah it's deep in their general Oregon [TS]

01:02:10   no your s know you're mm and I end and [TS]

01:02:14   so ever since them a couple of times [TS]

01:02:16   I've caught myself when I'm alone just [TS]

01:02:21   practicing making that gesture and the [TS]

01:02:24   end but the problem is i'll do that to [TS]

01:02:26   somebody and then we'll be in a fist [TS]

01:02:28   fight it [TS]

01:02:29   ok right like she can do it in a way [TS]

01:02:32   that like the the issue is resolved but [TS]

01:02:35   for me it would just start it would just [TS]

01:02:36   start something right that the person be [TS]

01:02:38   like what what the but yeah right don't [TS]

01:02:41   cry what is it the is it the opening [TS]

01:02:44   salvo or the or the finishing blow [TS]

01:02:47   yeah yeah I don't know how to do it do [TS]

01:02:50   you remember do you remember the corgis [TS]

01:02:52   I'm going down i don't feel like i don't [TS]

01:02:59   know i don't talk about Val about very [TS]

01:03:01   early eighties and the song [TS]

01:03:04   everybody's gotta learn sometime oh yeah [TS]

01:03:07   of course [TS]

01:03:08   oh yeah I covered but you covered my [TS]

01:03:10   back oh I do remember they are they [TS]

01:03:13   other British ok but it's a it's a [TS]

01:03:17   wonderful wonderful he's all i had that [TS]

01:03:20   to the list very forgot on [TS]

01:03:23   yeah very often forgotten in the list of [TS]

01:03:25   80 songs because even though it was a [TS]

01:03:26   hit it was you know it didn't like make [TS]

01:03:30   it all the way to the cannon and I think [TS]

01:03:36   you know where those songs it's really [TS]

01:03:37   easy to like it sits there it collects [TS]

01:03:40   dust in the corner bring you like I know [TS]

01:03:42   I know this certain song and you don't [TS]

01:03:43   here for 25 years in here on the radio [TS]

01:03:45   and you're like oh yes this [TS]

01:03:47   yep exactly adding to the list [TS]

01:03:51   everybody's kind of some time on these [TS]

01:03:54   tough but I think hanging on the [TS]

01:03:55   telephone which i think is a cover is a [TS]

01:03:58   timeless quality to it [TS]

01:04:00   yep i agree how do you feel what your [TS]

01:04:02   flock of seagulls cut [TS]

01:04:05   I mean I don't have 1i thought about it [TS]

01:04:08   I I feel like I would need to go back [TS]

01:04:10   and read listen to the records so I [TS]

01:04:12   either hits as much as i enjoy them [TS]

01:04:14   I think are more of a punch line oh well [TS]

01:04:17   I mean you mean like spaces love song [TS]

01:04:19   some like that [TS]

01:04:22   no I mean I I find that I behind what [TS]

01:04:25   will you tell me what's your pick [TS]

01:04:27   what's my flock of seagulls but what I'm [TS]

01:04:30   on the list list is called new wave that [TS]

01:04:32   still stands up a playlist by Merlin [TS]

01:04:34   Mann if you're going to put a flock of [TS]

01:04:36   seagulls the USA somebody hates complete [TS]

01:04:38   your mind you have not heard this song [TS]

01:04:39   ever or you haven't heard it in over 30 [TS]

01:04:42   years [TS]

01:04:43   what what is your pic to say I can't [TS]

01:04:45   believe how well this song still sounds [TS]

01:04:46   still stands up alright it is wishing oh [TS]

01:04:51   if I had to both i have a review [TS]

01:04:53   something to remind me [TS]

01:04:55   yeah we'll spend my back to shoot down [TS]

01:04:58   no no it's got that drone it's got that [TS]

01:05:02   like the long the emotional lift and [TS]

01:05:05   then that--just deposits you in a state [TS]

01:05:07   of flying [TS]

01:05:09   alright and you know the other one like [TS]

01:05:11   Iran and especially love songs yeah [TS]

01:05:13   they're like it's a tease but I but [TS]

01:05:16   fishing is a tune that you know that [TS]

01:05:18   that I think survives [TS]

01:05:20   I think I think give me corgis and fucks [TS]

01:05:25   eagles are good choices because you're [TS]

01:05:27   part of this is I just don't want to go [TS]

01:05:28   with the obvious there's a part of the [TS]

01:05:30   rabbit hole started before i got the [TS]

01:05:31   deadly oh uh where was I was watching [TS]

01:05:34   because I got that I get youtube on my [TS]

01:05:36   apple TV now and so I watch a lot of [TS]

01:05:38   YouTube at night because i don't want to [TS]

01:05:39   watch some amount of TV shows and I'm [TS]

01:05:41   started making movies now have you have [TS]

01:05:43   you purchased youtube red keep trying to [TS]

01:05:46   sell this to me the best it will so what [TS]

01:05:48   happens on it [TS]

01:05:49   well the only part that there are lots [TS]

01:05:51   of benefits you get the latest hot [TS]

01:05:53   videos from their YouTube original [TS]

01:05:55   content partners which are mostly like [TS]

01:05:57   18 year old boys with Macklemore [TS]

01:05:58   haircuts [TS]

01:05:59   what you get is youtube without ads boom [TS]

01:06:01   end of story [TS]

01:06:02   I think if that means a lot to you as it [TS]

01:06:04   does to me that's pretty great and [TS]

01:06:06   somebody goes to the artist which is a [TS]

01:06:08   good thing [TS]

01:06:08   so this is that but this is an eel yeah [TS]

01:06:11   it's absolutely no but it'sit's an eli [TS]

01:06:13   take on very happily but uh so yeah I [TS]

01:06:18   watched a lot of name is Rob blah in [TS]

01:06:20   different guises and and what coming [TS]

01:06:22   down this rabbit hole [TS]

01:06:23   no containment 25th anniversary lame is [TS]

01:06:25   brother that's a thing they bring out [TS]

01:06:27   the foreign affairs at the end they do [TS]

01:06:29   that yeah they think about bringing home [TS]

01:06:31   some with four different job fairs often [TS]

01:06:33   different generations its glorious do [TS]

01:06:35   they do the the masquerade mask yeah the [TS]

01:06:39   price in pain was an adulterated know [TS]

01:06:43   that's a berlin berlin song give your [TS]

01:06:47   Berlin song necessary candy and that's a [TS]

01:06:49   good song or Berlin the thing is that [TS]

01:06:52   what your wii what no one takes into [TS]

01:06:55   consideration with Berlin the band is uh [TS]

01:06:59   is there actually like wonderful because [TS]

01:07:04   you want it you want to be with Berlin [TS]

01:07:06   you don't want to be with the Berlin of [TS]

01:07:08   the of the top gun [TS]

01:07:11   you want to be was way too late you want [TS]

01:07:13   you want that EP yeah you you want the [TS]

01:07:15   you know you want the metro you want sex [TS]

01:07:18   I'm out yep you want to know more word [TS]

01:07:21   and no more promises to explore player [TS]

01:07:25   was really good but the but their [TS]

01:07:29   records which one is it love life out [TS]

01:07:33   oh yeah the one which is like like a [TS]

01:07:35   chanteuse a it is it's it's cool i think [TS]

01:07:40   it's love like no it's like it's like [TS]

01:07:42   they're up there are 4 10 she looks like [TS]

01:07:45   a chanteuse right on the on Vienna a [TS]

01:07:47   cover and that's the one that has no [TS]

01:07:51   more words on it sounds like that but [TS]

01:07:53   that record is atop its top to bottom [TS]

01:07:58   great album it's like very rock and roll [TS]

01:08:03   there's a lot of like wiser and that's [TS]

01:08:05   what I'm thinking about thinking a [TS]

01:08:07   pleasure victim but like there's the [TS]

01:08:11   other what is that there when we make [TS]

01:08:13   love is on that now oh now it's my turn [TS]

01:08:17   that's my Berlin track ok now it's [TS]

01:08:19   matter is all right now these down now [TS]

01:08:21   it's Matt time right cut it up and then [TS]

01:08:25   nevermind that may hurt you again [TS]

01:08:27   uh-uh that's a that is a totally cool [TS]

01:08:31   rock jam corgis everybody's gotta learn [TS]

01:08:34   sometime everybody's so it all started [TS]

01:08:39   because it going down the AV ad club [TS]

01:08:42   rabbit hole when people come into every [TS]

01:08:43   year AV Club this is a huge rabbit hole [TS]

01:08:46   actually you know about this but AV club [TS]

01:08:47   does this thing for last few years where [TS]

01:08:49   at the beginning of some arbitrary [TS]

01:08:51   period of time they pick out with the [TS]

01:08:53   editors and I guess with some input from [TS]

01:08:55   readers they pick out 25 songs by 25 [TS]

01:08:58   bands and bands come to visit them at [TS]

01:09:00   their little tiny studio in Chicago they [TS]

01:09:02   come in and they can pick any song on [TS]

01:09:05   the list that has not been picked yet [TS]

01:09:06   and they and they cover and have some [TS]

01:09:08   fantastic and very creative ones they [TS]

01:09:11   cover it up just like they pick it in [TS]

01:09:13   the studio and then learn it in 20 [TS]

01:09:16   minutes and coming out a lot of [TS]

01:09:17   questions about this I i gotta feeling [TS]

01:09:19   to listen you know how I feel about Ted [TS]

01:09:21   Leo right of course I mean you really [TS]

01:09:23   know how I feel about to do know [TS]

01:09:24   I know that you feel very strongly felt [TS]

01:09:25   very strongly about Ted Leo trying to [TS]

01:09:27   let this out too much publicly its kind [TS]

01:09:29   of unseemly yeah but I got a hard-on for [TS]

01:09:32   Ted Leo just as nothing but like I mean [TS]

01:09:35   they knew every part yeah everybody [TS]

01:09:40   wants to admit it but evident mean and [TS]

01:09:42   like a course chris wilson has maybe one [TS]

01:09:44   of the greatest drummers in the world [TS]

01:09:45   the shit he's doing on the hi-hat it's [TS]

01:09:46   like how did you just come up with that [TS]

01:09:48   when you think about you think about [TS]

01:09:49   that weird rhythm and yeah everybody but [TS]

01:09:52   attacked but he seems unlikely but they [TS]

01:09:55   just pulled out whereas superchunk came [TS]

01:09:58   in and said well yeah sure we really [TS]

01:09:59   like in-between days and laura says well [TS]

01:10:01   yeah also is easiest song on the list [TS]

01:10:03   uh-huh neighborhood in between days no [TS]

01:10:05   problem right but there was a list that [TS]

01:10:07   they had in advance [TS]

01:10:09   I wonder it was this one comes in and [TS]

01:10:12   does shake it off and like anyway but so [TS]

01:10:14   and then every year they do this and put [TS]

01:10:15   them out there on YouTube and they're [TS]

01:10:17   all did you have done I've done shake it [TS]

01:10:18   off with deadly oh that's a great song [TS]

01:10:20   always you on the big boo screws [TS]

01:10:22   that's right so what led me there though [TS]

01:10:26   is something i returned to a couple [TS]

01:10:27   times year which is any contemporary as [TS]

01:10:30   in the last few years version of Colin [TS]

01:10:33   Hay covering overkill not covering [TS]

01:10:35   playing overkill academic very good song [TS]

01:10:38   great but lucky you know it's funny [TS]

01:10:40   because it's that the bones of that song [TS]

01:10:43   are really strong [TS]

01:10:45   yep you know about now with the crazy [TS]

01:10:48   gotta get the sax guy something to do [TS]

01:10:49   but like when just that bones of that [TS]

01:10:51   song which actually reminds me a lot of [TS]

01:10:53   developer in some ways it's got that [TS]

01:10:56   little ascending that little chromatic [TS]

01:10:57   walk down thing be good be good to put [TS]

01:11:00   be happy to be good [TS]

01:11:02   hold on loosely John is that many huge [TS]

01:11:06   fan of the chromatic walk down its had a [TS]

01:11:07   big role in my life you know you taught [TS]

01:11:09   me one the G f-sharp EDC you know know [TS]

01:11:13   you taught me the country and western [TS]

01:11:15   chromatic won't see delete the bar oh no [TS]

01:11:19   Bob I got use that all Alex Chilton and [TS]

01:11:23   from paul westerberg and and often young [TS]

01:11:25   does it in that song you like tell me [TS]

01:11:26   why don't on now [TS]

01:11:29   well yeah but the thing about it is that [TS]

01:11:31   as soon as you taught it to me you can't [TS]

01:11:34   I just do it I the time I put all I put [TS]

01:11:36   it ever [TS]

01:11:37   it feels so good to put in every damn [TS]

01:11:39   song you know this song means bounding [TS]

01:11:42   around the fall [TS]

01:11:43   yep so you don't send orgy and it feels [TS]

01:11:47   great [TS]

01:11:48   it's so easy to just add a little bit of [TS]

01:11:51   country western sassafras and you know [TS]

01:11:55   as you know every one of my songs in G [TS]

01:11:57   or she [TS]

01:11:58   that's the way to do it let's just get [TS]

01:11:59   the empirically and the thing you I [TS]

01:12:02   picked up from you I knew how to do this [TS]

01:12:04   but I didn't appreciate it until I heard [TS]

01:12:05   you do it is the sea with the added [TS]

01:12:08   logie all you gotta do that my god it [TS]

01:12:10   changes because I see now me I'm from [TS]

01:12:12   the old school i'm more of the 1i do a [TS]

01:12:15   see I'm gonna do the high g-o-d a little [TS]

01:12:18   bit more college rock you know you do [TS]

01:12:20   the sea with the low G the the rafters [TS]

01:12:23   are rattling understand be upset it'll [TS]

01:12:26   be a briefing [TS]

01:12:27   yeah and then i also am always doing the [TS]

01:12:30   I don't I don't argument as much as i as [TS]

01:12:35   i subtract you know I takeaway island I [TS]

01:12:39   let a I let any string in accord any [TS]

01:12:44   pose any chord position where i can take [TS]

01:12:46   one of the fingerings away and let that [TS]

01:12:50   string ring yeah I will play that chord [TS]

01:12:53   in its normal posture and then somewhere [TS]

01:12:55   within the within the bar i'll drop the [TS]

01:13:00   I'll drop a finger out and let a let us [TS]

01:13:03   a like a sympathetic string ring in open [TS]

01:13:06   positions in my experience that [TS]

01:13:07   generates a lot of nice pseudo maj7 it [TS]

01:13:11   does not do a little add onto that and [TS]

01:13:13   do a little wacky up with your with your [TS]

01:13:15   yeah if you have high strings [TS]

01:13:17   yeah it gives you some room and and now [TS]

01:13:19   you said you play like Steve how it [TS]

01:13:20   sounds like you're playing two things at [TS]

01:13:21   once began to sound like you're playing [TS]

01:13:23   two things at once that's especially [TS]

01:13:25   when you are especially when you're the [TS]

01:13:27   only guitarist in the band which [TS]

01:13:29   periodically I was periodically I was [TS]

01:13:32   the only guitar player in the one true [TS]

01:13:33   spirit for many years I've been the only [TS]

01:13:35   guitar player in my bag because I'm the [TS]

01:13:36   only person to be [TS]

01:13:39   just hit by price that's a it's that now [TS]

01:13:44   I'm yeah now I'm the only bass player my [TS]

01:13:46   band to and and so yeah you know you [TS]

01:13:50   gotta work with what you've got and of [TS]

01:13:52   course I'm not I'm not what you would [TS]

01:13:54   call a good guitar player [TS]

01:13:55   unlike your your good friend Ted Leo [TS]

01:13:57   please Harley ringing a bell [TS]

01:13:59   oh yeah he's except he's exceptional [TS]

01:14:01   guitarist I am NOT one and so I gotta [TS]

01:14:05   throw all the little gym chimes and Jing [TS]

01:14:07   Jing's that I can that i can find in [TS]

01:14:10   there [TS]

01:14:10   yeah I put it out put a chip John right [TS]

01:14:13   indistinct channel or Jim Jang yeah i'll [TS]

01:14:15   put it up put a gym Jang and then go to [TS]

01:14:17   a gym john i'm back to Jing Jing and [TS]

01:14:19   people are like whoa why that come from [TS]

01:14:22   was on there [TS]

01:14:23   jonathan coulton the course would listen [TS]

01:14:25   and say that he tell me what the cords [TS]

01:14:27   were and why they work together and what [TS]

01:14:30   a better court i could have thought of [TS]

01:14:31   but that's why I don't hang around him [TS]

01:14:34   because you know these the worst that [TS]

01:14:36   he's a bad person is mounting of [TS]

01:14:37   giftedness is it's off-putting [TS]

01:14:40   it's not a turn-on to thing is that [TS]

01:14:42   there are a lot of people that you and I [TS]

01:14:43   no problem between us who are very [TS]

01:14:46   talented we know a lot of talented [TS]

01:14:48   people we know a lot of people with a [TS]

01:14:50   lot of with a lot of talent and who have [TS]

01:14:52   who worked hard in addition to having [TS]

01:14:55   talent they have worked hard to to [TS]

01:14:57   fulfill their talent their promise and [TS]

01:15:00   those people are really infuriated any [TS]

01:15:03   operable I really don't like them a lot [TS]

01:15:05   and I wish they would shut up i wish [TS]

01:15:09   they would shut up with their talent i [TS]

01:15:11   wish they would go have some problems [TS]

01:15:14   that's good [TS]

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