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I'm sorry did I break your concentration somewhere between science and superstition such sigh to show you strange aeons. Welcome strange aeons radio. That's Eric over there. Hello. That's Vanessa over there. Hello. That makes me Kelly we are doing another zoom recorded episode. Partially because we are still snowed in. But also partially because guys, I got COVID No made sense that we should not do this in person, at least until the next time we would normally record when I should be completely free of all of this bullshit. It was it was you know, the Christmas gathering just about everybody has come down with it now and we're all showing the same symptoms and it's basically just a you know, the worst cold you would want to have. I had a fever for a little bit it broke. And now I've got a scratchy throat. So you're gonna see and hear me coughing and I'm going to try and mute when that happens. So nobody has to actually deal with it and Eric doesn't have to edit it all out. But that is the situation so a lot of very smart people say this is the only way we get out of this thing is by everybody cashing it and us getting antibodies and getting past this finally so guess what? Motherfuckers I'm up on YouTube. I know our time will eventually come it is it's not it's not if it's when it's more like flu or cold noxa For I've heard COVID is not mixed with the flu. So that could be a new weird thing that could be on the TVs up. It's always kind of been there's never really going to be a a vaccine that takes care of it. So we should either all get used to getting a shot every year and dealing with it or we're just fucking dealing with it. I'll tell you this as miserable as this week has been the reaction I had to my shot was much much worse. So I'll go through this again. I'll be honest with you, I'll go through this again. Then that shot. I had no reaction to the shot other well, a lightheadedness for about an hour. Yeah. So yeah, well what this has allowed me besides just being completely snowed in Danny Wilford made a crack about misery, but Danny is more like the shining. I can't go anywhere. It has allowed me to watch a bunch of shit. And when I say shit, I mean that in the absolute sense of the word. But one of the things I watched, and I want to argue with Eric about is the big one book of Boba Fett. Oh shit. Not much of an argument gonna happen here. You hated it. I thought it was fine. So I didn't hate it. I just was so there's a point I realized. Eric, I have always said the people who hate Star Wars most are Star Wars fans. Because all they do is bitch constantly and I don't feel like I've really ever done that. But as you might know, I am a big Boba Fett fan. And I'm just like, how did you turn this guy into the biggest worse on the planet? Planet had to eat? I mean, you didn't enjoy his origin story. It's like I don't want to know my origin story. I'm so pissed off about that. I'm just like, look, this is part of his Mystique, right? He somehow survived the sarlacc pit and then they just show us Oh, I guess it wasn't that big a deal. Turned on a fire drug out of the sand. I'm great. Right and now they're gonna show us that you know his whole thing of how he rises through the ranks of the Tuscan Raiders. I don't need to know any of that shit. I know that it happened and that's what makes it cool is that somehow it happened now when you explain it all away it no longer is cool. That's the problem with Star Wars is like what more stories are you going to tell about the most beloved characters other than explaining why the Millennium Falcon has like a fuckin thing on either dangling from the the mirror like Yeah, it's like they don't know. I have been 0% excited about this. I'm not like a huge Boba Fett fan. And it was much like how I how Eric felt it was fine. I don't know I want better storytelling. I want a new story. Like that's why Mandalorian so great is it's not treading ground. It's a new sure And then when when boba showed up in the Mandalorian, and he's carrying the gafi stick, and he's doesn't have his armor and all that. You're just like, holy shit. Awesome. because something happened. I don't need to know what happened. This guy fucking had something go on and now he's the baddest motherfucker in the galaxy. Once you explain why he's the baddest motherfucker in the galaxy, he's a little less bad. Yeah, well, the Star Wars suffered from that a lot like everybody losing their shit when Darth Maul got killed off quickly. Well, what's his backstory? Or the red dude that got killed? And like last Jedi? Who was sort of like in the Emperor seat? I don't remember. Oh, yeah, it's I was what does it matter? You know, he's the biggest villain there right now. And now he's dead. So it's a real problem. Again, fucking tea. You know, in the Sarlacc. Pit he he cuts that Stormtrooper saying and sucks his air out to everything so he can live really cool scene. We all realize there were no star stormtroopers on Javas thing right so that's done Trooper came from some time before then. We'll get a fucking prequels. Fucking here. Joe, was that found? See Threepio and yes, see do a get their spin off show. Star Wars. You're making me fucking hate Star Wars. I think Vanessa had the best point. Do note take the world and do new stars. They tie into the world that we already know. You can have Boba Fett show up. You don't have to have them have a spin off series. Yeah, just have them show up occasionally. wide universe like it's huge. You can do all kinds of stories you can do, you can revisit planets that we've already seen, which is again, something the Mandalorian did really well, or species that we've already seen. But you don't need to fucking revisit like classic characters and explain every foot How do you get the debt in his skin? How do you get that burden mark? How do you get that tear in his jeans? Let's go on a two hour adventure. Or if you want to do that, too, with the comics of the books, her Yeah, you'd have to dump 100 million dollars in a retread character. Unless you make it really, really frickin cool. And so far. Han Solo movie wasn't exactly a homerun the best part of him was the guy who showed up in the middle. And with Lando, and didn't, you know, wasn't the main character but was the coolest guy on the screen. Or Atlanta movie where Han Solo shows up for 10 minutes. That would have been fucking great. Yeah. Something like that. I will argue your point Vanessa, though, argue against your point that it's a big universe. It is. Clearly not everybody is somehow related to this universe. It is a very small universe barely five planets we know of and that's it. Everybody's got a family member or somebody who killed their family member on one of those planets. Yeah. So anyway, all right. But that's what I saw. Well, I equally saw something kind of disappointing to bring in the new year. I watched Disney's in Kanto. Which I've been hearing a lot of positive things about. It's Lin Manuel Miranda, animated family. Magic families movie, yet the magic family who live in a magic house and they have magic powers. And I was like, Okay, well, I know what it's going to be about. It's going to be about like the one daughter who doesn't get magic powers from the magic house and she has to figure out what her worth is. And when everyone else loses their powers. She's the one with the worst because she knows how to do basic shit. No, that is no definitely. That was I know, they lose their powers for maybe three minutes in total. It's like missing an act somewhere in there. It's like part of the second act and part of the third act is just not there. It felt really, really short. It felt incredibly truncated. The songs were like fine. I just everything resolved so fast in such a weird way that I was like, Wait, what happened in this movie? So I'm really glad I didn't pay for it. I will say that. Is it free? unbusy it is free on to snare. I still might skip it sounds weird? It was weird. I will I thought from all the hype that it was going to be really really good and it was just incredibly subpar. Like I don't have high expectations for Disney movies. They're not typically my thing. But you know like Pixar is typically incredible. And you know, Disney usually even what was it in? Is it not enchanted, but the one with the blue people in the dungeons and dragons style world. Yeah, that had like a good heart. I like that one. Yeah, I teared up I got a little cry. I didn't expect anything from that and this was like, nothing could not hold a candle to it. So is this that? Is this a the animation style Pixar or Disney? Disney? Okay, I gotta admit, I kinda like seeing that old style animation. I'll check it out. Yeah, I'll probably love it, and then I'll accept it. I look forward to it. I would love for you to tell me at what point it becomes a real story. With like, an actual like progression. That'd be really cool. One of the things I learned working at Suncoast is their Disney fans that love everything they do. It doesn't matter what it is, or how crappy it is. They still love it. And so that's probably why there's a lot of reviews out there for it. I would say it's usually it's got to just be humans with children, right? They're like, I need content for my notice. Though I like natural. Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. Huh. I'm not one of them. And now, we do several of them by at least by sight. Whenever a new Disney movie came out, we know it would be showing up. Oh, my God, so could continue the disappointment level of films. I'm going to chime in full throated Lee with Vanessa amblers being really bad. Yeah, you didn't like it either. No, it's boring. So man, I am so glad that I have not watched this because Vanessa says it. I'm like, I'm probably gonna love this. But then also Mike Davis from the Lovecraft easy. He was like my short review, skip. I was like, oh, and then they hear Eric who? Who as you know, I was completely. But wow. So what do you guys think? So holding it back as long as they did, then that must have been a contractual thing. Yeah. They told her to have a theater. Exactly. Because her Yeah. because I kept thinking man, they must really believe in this movie to keep pushing it back this long. They're they're like, We want this in theaters. But you're saying pass. It was just right. I watched it. But a week, week and a half ago, maybe. And I'm sitting here looking at the IMDB trying to remember what happens beyond like a moment or two. There's just nothing significant and Keri Russell's. Good. She does what she does, but the actors seem to really good. Yeah, but do you remember the shed scene Eric? Because it happened three times. Oh, yeah. Yeah, yeah. It's it's just sheer it's is this is trying to find out is this A to form now? Okay, it's it's somebody it's produced by somebody that wish they worked for a two four by thought the the real interest on our end was like the director or the writer something What had he done before this so quickly? Scott Cooper recognize the name he did? Out of the furnace. Similar style movies. Crazy heart. I don't see anything on his list that makes me go wow, that was this done. Good. And if I remember Vanessa, you said that like the creature design was pretty cool. Oh, yeah, sure. Yeah. Alright, so I'm reading this and I'm fast forward into what 78 minutes in and see it like two or three times so yeah, just keep keep the visual on as you're fast forwarding, so you can like pause. It'll be pretty clear when it's coming up. Yeah. It showed up earlier than I was expecting but it is. Yeah, that part's cool as hell yeah. It's like it's shot in such a strange all the storytelling in it felt really I can see what you said boring. Eric because there's the there's no real drama and the way that the story is portrayed. It's like why is this chick always with her brother on all of his police investigations? Why is she allowed to be on both sides? I'm an elementary school teacher I must be here for some reason. Okay, cool. He's arresting somebody outside the store. You should probably not be here right now. Go go. I still hear a rattlesnake friends. So whatever that is still coming through. So funny. So one of the other things I got into was, okay, so if you heard our our live show at Emerald City, you know that I'm a big X Men fan from that. That time period. I started reading X Men with issue 100 And I kept reading until like issue 200. So a big chunk of time. and artists and everything came through there. And I've been trying to kind of go back and read you know, via Kindle and Comixology versions new X man and trying to catch up on what the hell's going on and it's a lot of is really bad and everything I finally had decided, fuck it, I give up. I'm going back to the old comics I used to have and I'm just gonna start reading those again. And that has been really cool but I just want to point out right now that the X Men masterworks which collect like 10 issues at a time and and the miniseries that were going on at the time they put it all right stuff. Those are a buck 99 apiece right now. So for the digital versions, so I just went through and bought like, you know, the entire 100 issue run that I had back when I was reading it to good, and I've been reading it since I've been sick. And, man, I love it. I just got into Eric, I know you were a fan. I just got into the first issue of Paul Smith's run on the X Men. Yeah, that's pretty good. That guy? Oh, boy. I mean, everybody loves John Byrne. Everybody hears Gradius Paul Smith. When I when he came on, I was just in love. And then he was gone. Like he was only on there for 10 issues. So was that it? Yeah. Holy crap. So but he made a big, big mark. At that time, you know, they got whoever they wanted for that particular book. You know, yeah, I'm just trying to figure out still there. Yeah, they were just trying to figure out, you know, who, who the fans were going to stick with as burn was such a heavy hitter. And then, and then it brought Dave Cockrum back in who was the one who helped create Phoenix and all of that stuff, and I forgot Cockrum and Claremont, they created the brood, they create the ER they did all the stuff that I love. So I really been enjoying going through all of that. Nice. Comic books yo. Tell you about it. I a part of my New Year's resolution for January is not buying more comics, or hopefully anything if I can help it online, and just enjoying what I've got, because they're probably 50 comics. I've tried to support small businesses, and it's gotten out of control. Well, I'm going to talk about another film that I saw that was kind of disappointing. That also has singing in it. Did either of you guys see Westside story? No, but I'm a big fan of the original. So I don't think I want to see this one. I think that is probably in the top three of movies. I can't believe I've never seen Oh, the new or the old. The original. Yeah. Never seen my awesome have not seen the original. Oh, okay. And you went straight to remake? Come on. Theaters. Why not? Um, well, I don't sound like you were very impressed. I don't the I think the problem is that, but so this has been kind of a flop right? A lot of people are very, very surprised because Spielberg is involved. And it's got like a huge, like set pieces, beautiful numbers, music, blah, blah, blah. But it feels so out of touch with our current world. That it was really, really a it felt like a weird thing to adapt. Like, I'm like, I don't know how we're supposed to be able to relate to this or feel like, nostalgic about this. It's a depressing fucking story. Is it period piece or is it? Okay? Yeah, it's basically kind of trying to write some of the wrongs of the original by casting like, actually people from Cuba and actually trying to have people who were, you know, the right nationalities in the right roles. That the costume for the most part is really good, except for the lead male, played by ansal. Last name I forgotten from Baby driver. I go Horner I told her, yeah, he's remember that. He is god awful. Is he? Oh, no, I know. Which sucks. Because I was really excited because I love baby driver. And I was really giving him the benefit of the doubt through most of the movie, but it is dancing is great. But his singing is every time he opens your mouth, his mouth, you're like, oh, no, please don't. Please don't like everyone else is going to outpace you by miles. And then at the end of the movie, my boyfriend looks over me and he's like, yes, so too bad about an IRA. And I was like, what? And he's like, Oh, you didn't hear about the me too with ansal and I was like, no, what happen? And then Googled what happened and was like, well, now I really don't like this movie. And they cast him and filmed with him after they already knew about this thing that he was involved in this accusation around him and tried to cover it up and pretend like everything was fine. And that made me even more mad. And I was like, You guys deserve exactly what you get. Anyway, that's my that's my soapbox. I'll be here all night. I'm not familiar with his me too. But I think that it's interesting that after working in a movie with Kevin What's up Stacy spacey and baby driver that you would go I should probably my p's and q's. You would think so? I think this might have happened before baby driver and it just came out later. It's some really really bad behavior with I think a girl who might have been underage. And you know, he's underage he can be old enough. Yeah, anyway, it left me with a bad has already had a bad taste in my mouth from the film. It felt like completely pointless. I would love to see the original though. I think that'd be really fun. But it felt like pointless on top of pointless. My mom introduced me to the original and then would get a kick out of me wandering into the kitchen, you know, crouched down snap. Thing and what's your shock? You're always sharing shark shark? Oh, let's see. I think I'll do a comic book since we started that because I've been reading really freaking weird one. I don't know when it was published. But as I'm reading it using hoopla borrowing movie on library books on the phone as the immortal Hulk are sure where he goes to hell. Oh, and you know, like he can't be killed is I mean, he's immortal. It is crazy. It's almost a horror comic for the first 20 some odd issues. Chef have gone to hell and how long is it? It's it's an ongoing, it looks like an ongoing series. I'm in volume six of the Collected editions. And it's five to seven per book, I think. So for a while, there's still at least four more collected columns at least. So I don't know why they went on. But it's, it's, but it's actually dipping a little right now. I'm not sure. Hopefully it'll sustain before a while when it was just crazy. It's sort of like I don't know Lynch or somebody like that. Let's write a whole story. Well, you have my attention just to derail you a little bit. Because I know you're a huge fan. There's a Beta Ray Bill mini series A six issue series by Donnie Cates that I really fucking love that. I think it just came out I I just read it digitally but I meant to tell you about it while I was reading it and and it's just fucking great. The art is really weird. It's a really kind of like that Wonder Woman after math story or whatever that was after he has really gritty art. Definitely. Oh, cool. I will check that out for sure. And I'll be checking out that immortal Hulk for sure. Once they get through the next 90 issues of old x men out there digitally no rush Okay, well how about we take a little break guys and we've got my topic next which is movies from Earth set in Los Angeles. Focus, discipline, respect, realistic self defense. If you want to know why our wing chun kung fu program is the best around for kids, teens and adults. All you have to do is call the California Academy of martial arts open seven days a week but they have evening classes. Call now for free consultation. Wing Chun Kung Fu, the style of Hitman and Bruce Lee. We have returned. This was my topic and I like kind of blowing out these wide ranging topics where Get whatever genre you want. I just wanted it to be set in Los Angeles. And with that in mind, I picked a really groovy little movie I'd never even heard of called Blue sunshine. 1967 and doctors and scientists predicted it. Blue sunshine. Did you ever hear the words blue sunshine? I remember name of Blue sunshine got to hold his hands down slow and steady blue sunshine. A good heaven to you anybody I recognize the name I'm not. I think you might recognize the poster, which has got a bald woman with her eyes wide open lying sideways. Oh, yeah. And then these, and it's like blue with these white lines going through this? Yes. It's pretty striking poster. Yeah, it's from 1977 a budget of $550,000 I could find no box office for this. Rotten Tomato critics have this at 80% and the audience at 46% Whoo. Yeah, that's a pretty crazy difference, considering which way it goes, hmm. It starts Zalman King, you guys probably would recognize him from galaxy of terror. But he's done a ton of television work. And then he is directed 28 things including Wild Orchid to moon junction. He's he's got 20 producer credits, including nine and a half weeks, the Red Shoe Diaries, and a ton of documentaries. This guy is like in the industry. And it also stars Deborah winters, who has a bunch of TV movie credits, like tarantulas, the deadly cargo and the Winds of War, little girl last stuff like that. And then a bunch of, you know, no name actors that this is a very low budget thing. So it starts at this groovy party in a nice house on the outskirts of LA. And this place is very rustic. It's almost like a, like a log cabin. There's a there's a big fireplace with a roaring fire in it. And, and that is important, Charlie. And it's a it's an adult sail party. So it's not a rage or anything like that. It's a bunch of adults that are standing around and chatting with each other and having cocktails and all that stuff. And this one dude decides he's going to impress his chick by singing a Frank Sinatra song. And, and I can tell you that that works get a 1.1 of his buddies is kind of messing around with an ad. He grabs his hair, and he pulls it off and it's a wig. The guy is like shockingly bald underneath. And I say shockingly, because everybody in the party is just like, what so you can tell they've known this guy for a while it had no idea it was bald. And he wigs out. And he he runs out. He's, you know, super embarrassed and freaks out and runs out, runs down the street. So as the party is versus our hero, Jerry he says goodbye to his buddies and his girlfriend, and says he's going to go look for the dude who ran off. He's very worried about him. He's like, you know, had no idea that he was going through whatever he's going through and you seem very embarrassed, and I feel really bad about so he goes off looking for him inside the house or three women who are sorry, I just got a new cough drop in my mouth. I'm feeling very lubricated right now. And there's three women in the house they're talking about, you know, wow, did you have any idea he was bald, and I was like, I I've known him forever. And he's not bald. This is something that happened just recently. But while they're in there, the bald dude shows up again, and he is pissed. And in a pretty insane scene. He brutally attacks them and though they're all fighting him, he grabs one of the chick and literally shoves her headfirst into this roaring fire and holds her there while she's screaming and the other two girls are beating on him every day. Then he manages to kill the other two girls also Jerry comes back just in time to see, you know, he's like, Oh, my God, he said, pulling this dead girl out of the fire and he sees the other that women, and then the ball do jumps out at him and chases him out in the street, they have a little tussle. And Jerry is able to kind of push him away from him. And he gets run over by a big delivery truck. And to the delivery truck driver. It looks like Jerry just pushed this guy out in front of him. He starts saying, you know, hey, what are you doing and all this stuff. And Jerry, in a very bad moment of decision making decides to make a run for it. So the police show up there, they find the dead dude inside, then they also find the dead women and they pin Jerry as their murder. Suspect. Right? So the hunt is on. The rest of the movie is Jerry on the run. He's trying to put together all of these weird clues that are starting to explain what might have happened to his buddy. And he hears this news report about a similar thing happening the other night. Some some dude, out of nowhere brutally murders his family and everything, they show a picture of the dude, he is also shockingly bald. So I need you to put this connection together. Keep going, Oh, I'll get there. So he's, he's, he's on the run. He's talking to his girlfriend who is saying, you know, you need to turn yourself into the place. And he's like, No way. He's talking to his buddy who's a doctor friend, who knew the guy that that killed the three women. He knew him from school. In fact, everybody knew him from school, they all went to Stanford together. Alongside this candidate who is running commercials through the movie, who is running for Congress. So they start putting this stuff together. And like what is what's the clues here that everybody here at Stanford knew this guy, then it turns out that the guy who killed his family, they also know him. Jerry didn't know him. But they also knew him, he went to Stanford with him. So putting together the pieces of this bizarre little puzzle, and it turns out that it all rotates back to Stanford. And this, this batch of LSD, they all called Blue sunshine. And this is, you know, 10 years ago, so whatever is happening, has has suddenly reacted inside them, and it's making them do this stuff. You know, it's just, it's just a bunch of this now as you start realizing what's going on, and he's going to try and talk to other people, and you start seeing people acting weird, and then having no hair and there is a pretty great scene, a bald mom, who is chasing her children to the house with a butcher knife. You guys know how much I dig child endangerment. So I was just like, This is fucking great. And there's also a pretty decent climax where Jerry needs to defeat the person who's trying to kill him, but he also needs to keep the guy alive, so that he can give the police proof that he wasn't guilty of the murders in the first place. So he can't just because every time he comes up against one of these guys, they end up dead. So he's like, you know, I've only got this one guy left, but also has an amazing text at the end of the screen. That says that a government task force has discovered that there are still 250 doses of blusa accounted for that might fuck yes, there are. So for an ultra low budget little shocker, it's actually pretty good. It has got tons of Los Angeles streets in the 70s. And you know how much I love that shit. So I'm just like, Oh my God, look at how sleazy this city is. It was just in heaven. Have some trivia. This is available on prime you guys. You know, so well watches. The street that was used for the first neighborhood would later be the same street used for A Nightmare on Elm Street. It is not the same house or anything. But that is the same street. According to Jeff Lieberman, I didn't even get into Jeff Lieberman. It Was Written and directed by Jeff Lieberman. He did squirm remote control the Neverending Story three Satan's it'll help her. Oh, what's, what's our connection to Satan's little helper? owners? A scarecrow video produced it. Okay. Yeah. I knew that we somehow had some kind of in. Okay. So according to director Jeff Lieberman, New York music clubs, such as CBGBs would often screen the film screen the film as backing visuals during performances of punk bands such as the Ramones, particularly one scene where there is an attack at a discotheque. He thinks that this was a way for these performers to shed on and express their overall disdain for the discussing. Stephanie's two children in the film had to be dubbed by Lieberman's three A year old daughter. The reason for this was the parents of both the child actors pulled them from the shoot after seeing the disturbing attack scene being shot and taken before they could be looped for any audio. Originally, Lieberman wrote the film to be set in New York City, but the setting was changed to Los Angeles when the film's budget had to be cut. And that's all they could afford. I thought this was super interesting. So this was 1977 I think so shot in 76. Or maybe even earlier since it's a low budget. The disco in the film's climax was actually a country western bar in Los Angeles that was converted to look like a discotheque at the time of the shooting the film. The Disco craze hadn't yet reached the West Coast. Oh wild Yeah, so that's why you set it in you know, wrote it set it in New York because of all this stuff going on had to film in LA. He's like shit, there's not even a discotheque here. So I thought that was crazy. And Cooper, the actress who adorns all the posters as the bald woman, also was in the cast of blue thunder, as well as the sunshine boys. Shine. Thunder voice and then finally in the commentary director Jeff Lieberman said he directed Zamin King to act strange throughout the movie. zollman is Jerry tech strange throughout the movie so that viewers might think he could be the next killer. He said he wished he hadn't given him that direction, especially since kings character didn't graduate from Stanford, like all the other. Oops. This is one of those movies that you hear about a lot. You see, it's like playing a midnight showing or something. And I've always been like, I don't want to see this. And this was a great chance for me to see it. Big, big thumbs up from me. But you know, take that with a grain of salt. I love these kind of bad movies with a lot of 70s architecture. Did this movie feel more like a horror film or like a suspense movie? What was the sort of genre that fall under it? Little column a little column B because when the people are bald, they're like, crazed. They're like a weird zombie thing that they're like a rage zombie. Wow. So they're just completely monstrous. Wow, well, that doesn't sound like anything I super want to check out. I'm excited. All people the 70s. Great. Okay, well, I think we should stop torturing you and let your voice rest for a hot minute. And I'll jump into my LA movie, which is something that you guys have both seen, and probably everybody on planet Earth except for me has seen its West Side Story all over again. And that movie is the 1993 film Demolition Man. At the end of a century, ravaged by violence, a society of perfect order will arise. Criminals will be frozen and reprogrammed in cryogenic prisons. Skills, the criminal incidents are being reprogrammed as they sleep. aggression and deviant behavior will be totally eliminated is criminal the likes of which you have never seen a bad time? It was the worst component of running this place. But in the year 2032 It's morning salmon Phoenix escaping this cryo facility in New York quite frankly not equipped to deal with the situation. Mr. World of peace and calm. Police officers want to trigger this kind of violence. I was the fiendish Simon Phoenix apprehended back in the 2001 man. John Spartan. Give me the Demolition Man. Condition conditions of your parole our full reinstatement into the sapd and immediate assignment to the apprehension of Simon Phoenix to mortal enemies to jump in and say hi, the time time for something new be unleashed on a future that isn't big enough for the both of Sylvester Stallone Wesley Snipes Demolition Man Yes, yeah, so I've been hearing for years to like go and check this out and And like I always got it mixed up with repo man. I don't know why I mean, I haven't seen either of them. Like me, whatever some movie with man in the title I haven't checked out that's crazy LA. I flew I almost I wish I'd seen it sooner, actually insane film for anyone who has not seen it. It's got a 60% from critics and 66% from audience, which I think is an believably low, especially especially for audience because the budget was somewhere between 45 and 77 million. It's hard to pin it down. I'm not sure why those numbers are so wildly diverse. But the box office was 159. So it was a big hit. I saw that one in the theater. Well, well worth it. If it's yeah, if it's such a big hit, why, why the lower, you know, 66% audience I feel like it should be more like a at least an ad, if anything, but director Marco brand below. He has 18 films under his belt. He only has one other feature film, this was his first feature. It was the other ones called excess baggage. And he also did a miniseries called Dinotopia. And the rest are all short films. He never did another feature film again after this. And excess baggage, I should say. The writers there's actually a lot of writers movie. It passed through many hands, I believe it was it was an early pitch script by one of them. I can't remember who. But that being said, I'm Peter and Lynn cough who has 21 credits. He's a writer producer kind of combo he did son in law, the CRO Stairway to Heaven, Universal Soldier two and three. And then a lot of La Femme Nikita. In his newer stuff. He's responsible for a lot of those horrible remakes like Hawaii Five Oh, he did 240 episodes, MacGyver 94 episodes and Magnum Pei 60 minute episodes, all of those the new versions. We also have on the writing stuff, a robber ranu, who has four films under his belt including Action Jackson, the HITCHER and Tales from the Crypt one episode. And then Daniel waters who has 12 writing credits, he's the most well known heavy hitter here he did Heather's Hudson Hawk Batman Returns and Heather's TV series. This film is starring a lot of people. A lot of incredible incredible people. Sylvester Stallone, little up and coming star he's in an 88 things, mostly films but have a lot of sequels. Three pools for pools involved. Rocky one through nine if you include belvo and the three Creed's Rambo one through four Expendables one through four I know some of these you're like wait a minute, there's for Expendables, a lot of these are coming soon. Escape Plan one through three Judge Dredd Cobra Suicide Squad, he was the voice of King Shark and not realize did a great job and we will see him soon. And Galaxy guardians of Galaxy three. Wesley Snipes has been in 71 things including white men, White Men Can't Jump Major League blade one through three. He actually started off in all my children would have done a several year stint in prison. Yeah, yes. He did kind of fall off the map for a while. Not sure where he was. Yes. Was that for embezzlement? Or what did he do? Tax evasion tax evasion. Sandra Bullock it I did not realize who's in this movie. I guess I was the only one. It was one of the ones that sort of shot her in the fame. Yeah, she's adorable too. She's so good in this just so sweet. And she has 59 credits to her name but this is definitely an early one. This is right around the time of Love Potion number nine which was first movie I saw her and and I loved that movie. Do not rewatch it is not good. And this comment um she's also well known first speed while you're sleeping than that. And more recently Ocean's eight I thought she was great in she's been a couple other things that have come out recently that I haven't seen yet but I will. She's fucking awesome. And Nigel Hawthorne is in this he's been in 116 things he is a stiff UK guy in a lot of stuff. UK things. Mostly a move UK movies and TV series including a lot of yes minister and madness of King George Benjamin Bratt, isn't this 67 credits 95 episodes of Law No That's what I knew his face from. Don't worry about the rest. All you have to know is that he's in law and order. Denis Leary is in this movie, weirdly, as the leader of an underground movement, he's been in 73 things including he's in the Denis Leary show, but there was like no IMDb credit for it, which was really weird. It's been scrubbed from his record, I guess. He has been in a lot of rescue me and in Amazing Spider Man as Captain Stacy. Bob Gunton isn't this you would remember him as Warden Norton from Shawshank Redemption. Glen shakes, who's Otho from Beetlejuice. Rob Schneider. Isn't this as a random police officer who stands near Sandra Bullock sometimes, and Jack Black is in this as a wasteland scrapper who's sometimes standing near Denis Leary. I jacked like, blew me by like, I did not notice him. I did notice Rob Schneider but nuts. Magic like the story we are in the future. The year of 1996. La is in extreme disarray, is falling into a dystopian society and much of it is ruled by signing Phoenix a crime lord, aka Wesley Snipes. The cops don't even go there anymore. They've literally just written it off. However, John Spartan is a renowned cop. And he must go to LA because there's a bunch of bus hostages that he has to go and save them. Phoenix and Spartan are longtime rivals to the fight kind of takes this massive head as he goes down to LA and to his like hub, and kills everybody trying to get at him. They're playing a dangerous game of chess, where everyone makes one move and the other person's kind of like working out what to do next. So there's a lot of gasoline involved in this this particular test game. Phoenix, Phoenix kind of gets the best of Spartan lights up the scene blows up the gasoline, but the lone manages them somehow grabs stipes and checks them over his shoulder and like runs down the hall as explosions are happening behind him. And I'm like, You're literally like firemen carrying snipes out of this scenario, this is ridiculous. jumps out of the building just as it explodes. So he manages to get his man but what he doesn't manage to do is say the hostile hostages, which were apparently in the building. So all these people are dead. And as a punishment, he is frozen. And he is meant to be unfrozen at a later date, maybe 40 years down the road where he can perhaps get parole. But this this is his punishment. 36 years later, however, Phoenix is up for parole. For some reason, he's up for parole sooner than Stallone, I don't know, I guess he had good behavior in there while he was unconscious. However, while while they're asleep, they're supposed to be getting this retraining. They're supposed to be finding, you know, these ways of like getting their brain to be reworked. So they're less violent. The reasons they've been put behind are supposed to be being re networked. But with Phoenix, instead, he was given a bunch of computer hacking and Kung Fu while he was asleep, among many other skills. So as soon as he gets defrosted, and he's in the middle of his meeting in front of the future Warden, he's just like, Yo, I know how to get out of this. Says the secret password has cuffs Come on. Then he kills everybody in the room steals the wardens eyeball, his escape out of the building, and he is on the loose. He is out and about in the year 2032. In the future, that is basically a virtual utopia. There's no violence, there's no crimes, there's no murders. So he is pretty much immediately spotted. There's a signal that's going off inside the police units that's like this code and everyone's like, what is this code mean? And they discover it means murder, and they're like, No, it's been murdered here and like five years this is what do we what are we supposed to do? All the cops are basically ball cops at this point. They have no real authority. They have no real training, they really don't know what they're doing. Nobody ever crosses the line in this this future world. It's illegal to do all kinds of things, including drink alcohol, eat meat, engaging context sports, use bad language, eat chocolate, spicy foods, have an abortion or pregnancy without a license, or that escalated quickly. No spicy foods and no abortions. But in the same order, they set it on screen. So there you have it. Um, so the police are completely ill equipped to deal with Phoenix. In fact, they do manage to surround him in a scene. And they have this robot that they're talking to. They're like, what do we what do we say? And the robots like, tell him to, like pause and put down his weapon. Stop, but then your weapon he's like, no, they're like, No. Tell him with more force. Really put your weapon though. So Sandra Bullock, who is one of the police officers who's really been gunning for action, she finds this world very terribly boring. She's obsessed with the 20th century and 20th century culture. And she gets this great idea that perhaps they should maybe figure out who took down Phoenix in the first place and unfollowed them. So they bring Spartan out of the freezer, they unthaw him, and they get him to come out to try and take down Phoenix. However, he doesn't really fit in this new world. He's pretty out of sync with it, considering he cusses all the time. He smokes, he likes me. He likes women, he's hot tempered. And so basically, the modern cops have to figure out how to work with him. And he has to figure out how to work with them in this new society where he does not fit at all. And this movie is it's awesome. It's so good. I I was really worried. I was like, I'm not gonna enjoy it. Everyone's gonna be like, how did you not love this movie? It's incredible. And like, I don't know, cuz I have no sense of humor is fucking funny. It knows what it is. And it takes the piss out of itself constantly. The characters and the situations are so satisfying this future utopia is such a wet rag. And like it, they're just such great moments where you just see how awful their life is. For example, when they listen to the oldies station, it's just jingles. It's just commercial jingles. So like the Oscar Meyer hot dog song or whatever they're like, Ah, this will be you'll love this a little to do we know that your people were obsessed with the song and it's just like for dryer sheets or whatever. It just it has such good writing. There's a moment where like every, there's an ongoing joke where every time somebody swears, especially Stallone's character, a little machine, just there's one on every wall in every room, it just spits out a piece of paper as a citation for swearing. And there's a point in which he doesn't know how you use your restrooms, because there's no toilet paper. There's the three shells, which is some joke that everyone else knew about. If not, that's fine. And so he just goes into her room and she just starts wearing you're like what is going on? He just grabs all the citations. He's like, I'll be right back. Okay, good writing you guys. Um, I would say one of the roles that I found really enjoyable was Benjamin Bratt who's who's play. He's, he's one of the he's the guy from law and order, who's just kind of a background police officer. He's super naive and super like a believer of the system. And so every time the word like when he takes a turn, and starts to like, dive into like, things that are a little bit different, and often not part of the culture, it's just really, really fun to watch. And also, as as Kelly mentioned, Sandra Bullock is really wonderful on this film, you can see all of the outlines of the kind of character that she will be taking on in future roles. The shape of her future performances starts to take shape in this but she's young and spunky and energetic and really funny and fun. Stallone and stipes are great duo. And it's just a weirdly accurate prediction of a lot of the future tech is Ruby. I just like wow, that's that's what iPhones are. Wow, that's like Amazon Echo. Wow, that's like a self driving vehicle, which we're very soon to have, but I'm sure by 2032 We will the bad things in this, um, due to stuff that we'll talk about here in a second. It doesn't answer certain question about he asks As soon as he gets thought, like what happened to my wife and daughter. They're like, well, your wife died and his daughter somewhere out there and he's like, Well, I don't think I want to meet her because I don't think I'll she'll be shocked by who I am as a person and in this world, it won't make a lot of sense and the whole time you're like is Sandra Bullock his daughter? And then like there kind of having virtual sex and you're like, ah, and then the movie ends and you're like, who was fucking daughter? Um, there's also a couple of moments where they, you know, make reference to other Stallone films, which I never enjoy. There's also an awkward Asian culture appropriation thing going on and I, it's it's cringy and it's of the time and it sucks. Trivia. A couple of fun things here. The tagline for this movie is The future isn't big enough for both of them. The title was originally taken from the police to song of the same name, hence, the use of sting to remake the song for the movie. The opening set was inspired from the Los Angeles riots that happened just six months before the filming began. This film is potentially stolen. Hungarian science fiction writer is stabbed in the mirror says that most of Demolition Man is based on his novel. Potok. Harka fight of the dead published in 1986. In the novel A terrorist and a counter terrorism soldier are cryogenically frozen than awakened in the 22nd century to find violence has been purged from society. The mere claims that a committee proves that 75% of the movie is identical to the book however, he chose not to sue because it would have been too expensive for him to hire a lawyer. So they got away. Be upsetting. Sylvester Stallone wanted Simon Phoenix to be played by Jackie Chan. chanin Stallone are actually really good friends. However, chan declined since Asian audiences don't like the idea of actors who've always been played as heroes suddenly playing evil characters. Sandra Bullock replaced Lori petty after a few days filming So originally, Lori Petty was supposed to be in that role. Adrian Barba is the computer voice in this much like in the thing, and Wesley Snipes, is kicks and punches sometimes they're cheap and awkward in the film. This is because he's an accomplished accomplished black belt in real life. And his kicks and punches were so fast that they blurred on camera. So the producers asked him to slow them down. How cool is that? Like my kicks are so fast, I had to slow them down for the camera. I was an old that was an old Bruce Lee thing to remember they had the they had to use the ideas faster film. Otherwise you can see what he's actually doing. Which makes me wonder why they didn't just do that with this. Probably. Yeah, that's a great question. I don't know the producers sound like they were a little bad to touch on this one, which again, we'll get to in a sec. Um, for some non non American releases taco. References to Taco Bell were changed to Pizza Hut since the former was virtually unknown in many foreign countries at the time. This included dubbing plus changing logos during post production, Wesley Snipes hated his blonde dye job and shaved his head as soon as filming was complete. However, NBA player Dennis Rodman loved look and began dyeing his hair different colors. Inspired by Simon Phoenix, Warner Brothers have a massively did a massive re edit using Stuart Baird, an editor after the initial cut came out, they took out several scenes including violent scenes and also a plot where spark needs his grown up daughter. In one scene, we see him protecting a woman in a shootout in the sewers, and that was meant to be his daughter. The cuts led to major continuity errors and the final act as several scenes of saloon fighting various war criminals I've been the thought were cut out. Also deleted was an infamous fight scene between Stallone and Jesse Ventura. And Stewart Barrett was also hired to do another major recut of the Stallone movie Tango and Cash. So Stallone must fucking hate this guy. And it was free on Showtime until yesterday, which is how I saw it. So till yesterday, I would have thought by this time Solon would have had enough clout to you know, often he had a he had director's choice and all of that stuff on his film, so I would think he'd have a final cut approval. I guess not for this I mean Warner Brothers maybe it was the budget was too high or they just yeah, I'm not sure what it was but on this one he did out because Yeah, he definitely did with things like Cobra Yeah, maybe that's what made them say no, you don't get Yeah, he did some fun busy work. At one point though. I can't remember what it was. But I remember He's just he just loves to be like, I don't know, whatever people do with this particular object. I'm gonna I was like, pizza and scissors all over again. I am just thrilled that you enjoyed this movie. Yes, because I saw this in the theater. Also, I also hated Wesley Snipes by job, and I hate the title. I think Emily here is a really bad title. And they don't reference it very often. And you're like, yo, it's like, let's get the Demolition Man, and I think it just never make sense. But otherwise, I think this is a very, very fun movie. Yeah. Yeah, it was a lot of fun. I'm glad you guys kind of shoved me in this direction. When I when I asked for your opinion on idea was, what was your other choice gonna be? Um, okay. No. Which is just not a good book. Federalist. Yeah, yeah. Tommy Lee. We'll get we'll get to him eventually. Oh, sure. The Tommy Lee episode. already. So I have gone with a definite cult classic. Not a hit at the box office. As you'll hear very soon. Farming. Yeah. 1984 repo map. Auto. He's a green kind of kid in a dirty business. He repossesses cars. He's a weasel man. Do you want to give me my car back? Or do I gotta go to your house and shave your dog's head down the toilet. His mission is to repossess a 64 Chevy. But hidden within its trunk. You don't want to look in there is the most important discovery in the history of our planet. Repo Man. It's a mystery. Suppose you're thinking about a plate of shrimp. Suddenly, somebody will say like plate or shrimp a plate of shrimp out of the blue? No explanation. It's a comedy. It's a chase. It's the forces of law. I'm on my coffee break against the representatives of discontented Youth Against the finest minds in government I had. Bottom is not for loonies. Not at all. In pursuit of a 64 Chevy Malibu from where I can explode. Buddy Dev, repo man. The story of the ultimate repossession. Repo Man, not just a job. It's an adventure this is a weird, weirder movie than I remembered. But I'm at the same time a lot more straightforward than I remembered. It's very weird. But it was rotten tomatoes has a 98 from the critics and 78 from the audience. Any whatever. Yeah. wealthier than the monster man. Yeah. The budget. If you look on IMDb, the budget says 1.6 million. But if you look at the Criterion Collection book about it. It says 166 $60,000 which sounds a lot more plausible. They actually have the budget of the film in the booklet flattered and $60,000 all the actor almost all the actors were paid were supposed to get paid. referred. Right? So that's why, you know, he'll look at the cast. There's some maybe there's some names, but there's always has his name. So it's like, wow, they get I would imagine their names that would have said you know what, this is a fun, goofy thing. I'll take my salary later. And of course, Emilio estimates really wasn't much he was right on that cusp when this was shot, you know, 84 that's a little bit before breakfast club and so far underground from breakfast club because the box office for this movie was 129,000 now and back in the 80s box office mattered. It was not just the festival release, it was a flop. Wow. The stars of the film, The frequently seen Harry Dean Stanton do 105 credits with TV shows ranging from the mid 50s till 2017. Jesus, the man was in everything. Highlight for both which TV show it probably Twin Peaks, but he was also in pristine alien Escape from New York. Just tons of amazing films. Emilio estivesse is the lead in this and he play he was in Mighty Ducks one through three Young Guns and of course Breakfast Club. As also Tracy Walter is in the hand 70 from the hand caught in the destroyer Batman Silence of the Lambs Livia brash who was in a movie directed and written by the same person to the repo man she was in repo chick praying see game secrets, American hotwax and a man with what might be one of the better names I've run into an IMDB Dick rude. He was in neither the comment and Senate said and Nancy. This is an executive produced by Michael Nesmith, who's, you know, a little name and entertainment from the Monkees. And the idea man for MTV is kick off. So he's, he's done some stuff. And the movie is, it's not a plot driven film. It's a it's it's not quite a slice of life movie either. It sits in some weird area in between, it's not really a three act. But it's also not just like dazed and confused, where it's like, this is what happened that day when you're hanging out. It's, it happens over a series of time, but it's really just the story of SF as his character. Figuring out he's kind of a kind of a loser needs to get his shit together. But the movie starts with a cop pulling a guy over. And the police officer wants to look in the trunk and guy drives his Go ahead. So he opens the trunk. And it's like Pulp Fiction with the the glow coming out the trunk, and the guy disappears except for his boots. That's like, Oh, all right. And that is barely a factor until about the middle of act to maybe there's wild opening the chunk. So then it goes to Emilio's character, establishing what he's about, and he gets fired from his job. Now, one of the fun things about repo man, which is probably not relatable, if you didn't grow up in the 80s and may PB into the early 90s, there used to be an island, every supermarket that was the generic food aisle. And everything in that aisle was in a black and white box or camp. And this movie has a version of those, they're actually more like, they're blue and white, but it's the same kind of deal. And so he's, he's, they're stacking stuff. But while they're looking at this generic guy, the guy he's working with is singing a seven up jingle. Like, okay, that's kind of clever. Obviously, that film is a punk music attitude with a anti authoritative anti consumerism kind of band to it. millio pas goes to a punk scene with I think the circle jerks or a feature band in this, and here, suicidal tendencies, and Iggy Pop, wrote a song for it. But Milio after getting fired is kind of tricked into becoming a repo man, where the guy who pulls up and says, Hey, you want to help me get my wife's car back home after this? I can't believe it. So, but he's actually pretty good at it. The then the movie is, for a long time. And very entertaining, is about him, fighting against becoming a repo man. And then realizing, you know, I'm really good at this, I can make a lot of money. Because it sounds like repo, at least, according to this movie. I don't know the life of repo man that well, they were played on a percentage of what a car is worth. So like, if you repoed a $20,000 car, you got a $2,000 bonus. So you can make a lot of money if you're repoing the right cars. But, so that's why he joins in. Okay, well, while the guy is explaining to him, we get a nice little moment of him going home before he fully commits. And he goes home to his family for watching evangelical people on TV. And he grabs a can of food. Says food, opens it up. He took a spoon. I don't know it is later on. He buys a six pack of drink. really generic. But his family has given away all their money to this TV and evangelical so he can't borrow from them. So it's like I really am stuck stealing cars basically, legally stealing cars, runs into a lady in the middle who he starts flirting with and there's sort of an emotional thing. Kind of there. Later on. She called it a relationship on my grill. You hung out a couple of times I guess I But there's a great trust Tracee Walter Walter plays a really cool UFO theorist, shall we say, and this that he doesn't drive. You know why? Because the more you drive, the less intelligent you our story checks out. So it comes around now, where it ties back into the beginning is that Chrysler I think it is, comes up as a $20,000 repo. If you get it, it's not 10%, you get 20 grand. So, of course, all the repo guys, because there's two to two battling Repo Men. In there, there's the one group and the other group, and they race every once in a while and get in kind of car wrecks. And I said, there's not a lot of story. There's just a lot of fun stuff happening. Yeah, it's almost set up like they're bounty hunters, and that a bounty comes up and you've got all these repo hunters trying to get this car first. Yes, exactly. There's now comes in this weird shadow organization that is looking at the ones looking for the car that pulled out the repo amount. And the lady who is in charge of it has this wonderful Michael Jackson sequined glove that she wears. And she is the mother of the lady he's been in the relationship with. There's also a series of three thieves showing up at random times. And I think they're actually really cleverly used because they the first time they show up, they have absolutely no interaction with anybody other than the person they're robbing. And they're friends of Emilio. But they come into the place right after they've left robbing it. And then later on, they get closer and closer until they run into each other in a volatile situation. So it's cleverly done for what would be a, we have to have this violent scene at the end. For these, all these people are shot. Instead of just having a generic robbery going on, that they walk into, they actually build this series of these three thieves who have a whole other series of stuff going on. And as soon as that scene happens, they're all gone. But it builds up to that really well. And they interact with the truck a little bit. So it's, it's a really well written film. And of course, he finds the car by total accident, gets in a fight with his mentor gets kicked out of the car and is walking along the street goes oh, there it is. Like, okay, and the guy driving the car sees that Emilio's running after him. So he just stops and let him get lets him get in the car. Like, this is slower. And from that point on, the movie gets very strange. It's strange. I don't feel I should explain too much beyond it because it won't make any sense. And if you want to watch this film, which I if you like weird movies at all are familiar estivesse you should definitely check this film out. There's a lot going on that I watched it on the criterion release. So that is nice. It looks so good. The few things I'll touch on like when the car is finally seen. It glows like crazy, which looks hilarious, but comes up very interestingly in the notes and trivia about this thing. So I start with a taglines. A repo man is always intense, but only a fool gets killed for a car. Okay, not just a job. It's an adventure. It's and it's 4am Do you know where your car is? On solid? Yep. Yeah, there's a lot in the movie about the guys talking about Yeah, we did prank and cocaine stuff because you're always got to be awake because the repo man, you never know when you're gonna get that car. Okay. The three villains or the three thieves I mentioned earlier, contribute a little bit. Probably the most to the rough acting in the movie. Most of the acting is very good, because of the people I rattled off have all been in hundreds of things. But they're a little rough, but at the same time, it really works. You know when you see an actor is not doing but seems like good acting, but it works for the character. So that worked out right. I was okay with that. This is Director Alex's Coxsackie tox. Sorry, their second movie, and he followed it up with Sid and Nancy. So he hit big with his third film. And he was also one of the stunt drivers in the in repo man. No But here's the part time like I'm watching the movie go on. I think I believe you guys, but really, there were no special effects used to make the Chevy Malibu glow. Instead, the car was completely coated with three M Reflective paint at a price of $600 per bucket. Like, boy, if that's true, that ship really glows. It looks like yeah, glow sticks turned up to 10. And it is really really bright. Wow, that's, that's really surprising to me. Since I, I'll take their word for it, you know. Iggy Pop is interviewed on the criteria about the song he was asked to write. At the time he was approached to write the song. Punk in 84 was definitely a movie into the background style of film. He was almost completely broke, living in apartment a little bit away from the whiskey. And with a woman who's paying all the bills had no furniture. Like, wow, I did not realize he felt that hard. But this was kind of a big one for him. Because the director said go, hey, I want you to make a movie for this movie, or a song for this movies. Like what kind of song? Whatever you want to make. You do the song, I'll put it in the book. And it was a it did well, it was one of those soundtracks that is better than the movie. So see, Harry wanted to do a baseball signal to for SFS for a way to show what car to go after. And apparently, the director, he hates sports so much. He refused that suggestion completely. And in the commentary, Alex says that Stanton lost his temper that says, I've worked with the greatest directors of all time, Francis Ford Coppola Monte Hellman. You know why they're great, because they let me do whatever the fuck I wanted. Oh, I miss Harry. Yeah. I find that I find that a little more believable than the page. That could have happened. Oh, the one of the sponsors of the movie, one of the people who are afraid to budgets. Where's the makers of those Christmas tree air fresheners. So you see them everywhere. They're in every car. The cop that pulls them over at the beginning has been in his motorcycle. They show up in key moments like hanging off of a lock in one scene. There. There's a great line where one of the repo guys says yeah, one of those in every car, you'll see. And then for the rest of the movie. You sure do. One of the guys the one of the thieves Kevin the nerd was his character's name ended up joining the circle jerks after the production ended. Oh, and played as part of the soundtrack when they did the recorded the soundtrack for the movie he was on. He was with the circle jerks at that time. Final weird little note all the Repo Men except for autos, Emilio are named after beers. Not so as you notice though, there's no cores or anything like bud Miller Light. So, repo man, excellent view. If you like cult films, if you like Camille, yes. Tevez just like, weird, goofy films. It's definitely worth checking out. Yeah, I this was a really important film to me when I was 15 Oh, yeah. I went back and re watched it as an adult and I almost hated it. But I think that I think that, that music, and that rebellion and everything, just, you know, my brain was like looking for that kind of shit. You know, the, the other thing is, you know, when I when I sold everything moved to LA and then I had to move back and left a bunch of stuff there. One of the very few things I kept was very few numbers of my original vinyl. And that repo man soundtrack was one of them. And that was actually what got me on my new vinyl kick of buying a record player and all that because I had come across my repo man record, and I was like, damn, I don't even have anything to play this on. And so I was like, I'm gonna get me a record player again. And now I'm 1000s of dollars into vinyl. Yeah. The suicidal tendencies songs institutionalized was, you know, one that I liked a lot as a kid, and my dad heard me playing one time my dad was a psychologist specializing in children and teens. And he's like, I'm gonna use that song. he shared the song with apparently with several of his patients because it's very much about I'm the person I am because of your institutions, your churches, and it's a it's a fun song. I like that one. Another fun fact about that on that soundtrack is a Spanish version of secret agent man by band, the plugs, and the singer of the plugs would go on to form Tito and tarantula, which is the band and from dusk till dawn, the vampire band. So just one of those weird things quick asked me who the Secretary of State is. No fucking idea. I got no space for that kind of information. But I do know Do you know the trick? That's right, Tito, la Riva from Tito and tragedy. There you go. I hope you're listening, Carlos. Good choices, guys. I think that then that brings us to next week's choice era. Yeah, we'll keep it we'll keep it with this wide ranging idea of finding something you want to watch like blue sunshine, or something that you haven't seen him before in a long time. And a movie that's featuring reporters or journalists in some capacity. writers that do research to get stuff done. Kind of thing. I love it. Um, yeah, I like it. I like it. When we do these. Only do these really type things. And you're kind of stuck choosing between eight films. And there's three of us fighting over which one we want. And I like it. When it's wide open. It's like, well, this one has to take place on the continent of North America. Like okay. Well, this is where it's so funny when that rattling kicks in. It's just like, you never know when? Oh, God. You can't hear that at all. But that's no. That's fine. That's crazy. Okay, so that brings me to the part where I thank everybody for participating in the value for value model. It also brings me to a note Danny Wilfer to drop. Right after we had done our post stories episode he, the entire reason for the episode was because of the letter he sent me. And we answered all these questions, then he comes in sends a bunch of questions that don't show up until after we've recorded the way to go, Danny. But this one, this one actually ties into what we're talking about. He says value for value, in my honest opinion is a hit and a stroke of genius. Let me just say that was not my idea. The model is is on a lot of podcasts and all that stuff. So he says, I would like to maximize the effectiveness of my return to Sar. How could we as the strange aeons radio army communicate with you to achieve this? Well, liking and sharing posts is like the easiest way to do any of that stuff. When you see a post pop up and you hit like, somehow in the algorithm that means other people are going to see it. You know, and if enough people do it, more people see it. So that helps. And cost nobody a thing. Yeah. And it's honestly like, we've looked at and done a couple small Facebook ads. Somebody sharing the item, or sharing the post did more and does more than the effect of the paid ads and let's let's you know you got to spare five grand or something you want to jump on a giant campaign? Which Yeah, we don't. Right. And then another way is you can send donations our way to the what is it? Buy us a coffee? Yeah. I think we actually have an I buy a pizza on there. I have a note on buy me a pizza, which we'll be looking at reevaluating here just to make sure everything still works. 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Yeah, and somebody somebody's got to spend money at our Etsy store other than me. Buttons, pretty much everything on there except for maybe the tumbler. Get on that what that tumbler is good enough for you. Those shirts though those try blends. Top notch coffee. So yeah, that's part of why we had to go a little higher in the price, we decided to get good T shirts that you'd like to wear as opposed to trying to get you to give us $20 For a t shirt that watches four times right now worth it. Yeah, so So thank you, thank you, thank you to everybody who's doing that Thank you Danny for asking about that. You're the biggest sweetheart in the world. I talk to him almost well text him almost daily. So just a little thing to say hi. So I really appreciate that friendship and everything that everybody is doing for the show. So I believe that's it my nose is starting to get really stuffed up again and my throat is very scratchy and I'm ready to go sit on the couch and watch a bunch of bad movies again nice but a way to start 2022 You know what just another day just another day guys? I don't look at it that way because if I did I'd have to kill myself it's healthier the whole 2020 To everybody be nice to each other and we will see you probably will be recording in person next week right I should be past all this crap and my test should have come back to show that I am negative by then and and we won't have any hidden rattlers anywhere. Nice. Perfect. All right. I'll see you guys later and I'll see the listeners right after that. Good better. Happy New Year buddy strange aeons radio was artisanal quality podcasting, handcrafted, all natural ingredients and edited to perfection by Eric Margaret. Our blistery theme song is strange aeons part one by the band he is used to finishing. 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