#655 – Checking In With Brad Blanks/
- March 31, 2020
Brad Blanks is back and live from New York! We chat about what the feeling has been like recently in New York City, job security, how entertainment has been impacted, and the silver linings in a time like this.
On today’s episode of The Daily Talk Show, we discuss:
– The feeling in NYC right now
– Brad’s chat with Urban survivalist Brian
– Job security
– How entertainment has been impacted
– Donald Trump and Andrew Cuomo
– Silver linings
– The if you know, you know guy
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It's the daily Talk Show Episode 655 what's happening guys what's going on? Welcome Brad blanks to the shine. Nice. Haha. Tommy Josh, Mr. 97. How I felt was great to be here. It's been a long time.
Last time we were right next to you. We can't be as close as we once were. We're now 10,000 miles away. But you're, you're in the epicentre of where it's all going down in New York City. I mean, you're Where are you right now? Well, I'm actually out on Long Island. I have a place out here and there. 18 days ago, we locked down wife kids, we came straight out here buckled down pretty early. And yeah, just just we're in the lockdown. So in terms of even if I was in New York City, I'd still be locked down so I wouldn't be able to know too much of what was going on on the outside streets. But the news, I'd say
And everyone's getting back back in Australia. And yeah, all around the world is from the hospitals. And they look pretty, pretty dire at the moment. So I'm getting the same footage that you guys are seeing too. And so Brad, when did you decide to actually move out of Manhattan?
It was the Friday the Friday afternoon. The kids have been out of school. The kids are still in school on the Friday, New York school. That's going to give you the data that was like the 10th 10th of March, I think. And we just made the decision were out and would let the we pull their kids out of school, but then by the Sunday night schools got shut down, which I think might have been the same thing in Melbourne, as well where people say, yeah, so what happens? Really, it's a real trickle effect. It hasn't been that clear. Like some states were saying schools have done Victoria close schools on a Tuesday It was like it's all been very strange. So 18 days ago, the the 19 days ago.
That day before it got locked out, what's the vibe? What are you feeling? What's going on? Y'all see? Yeah, I do morning radio breakfast radio in New York on CBS FM and I went in, it was a Thursday morning and I could fit the sensor changed. You know, I've been on the streets. I went out in the streets Wednesday afternoon said in an interview you'll, you'll hear soon that I've given you guys and met some great new yorkers, but everyone was carrying, you know, sprays you know, like they call it Lysol, spray themselves down and hand hand sanitizers in the back pocket. But people were clearing out the train. I went down Madison Square Garden where Penn Station was and people were just leaving the city and leaving and it was quite becoming quite spooky even on the Wednesday so that that's I think we've got it then that's give you the date then that was like the that was actually probably the year the ninth 10th 11th everyone was getting a bit dodgy and then on the Thursday I did radio but no one would touch your company distance.
already sort of started, did the radio and then left and then pretty much didn't leave the house until we got in the car and went out to Long Island where we've been ever since. How have you kids taking it all? Now? Good. They're fine. We're having a good time. Like the the positive side of it is that we've sort of your reality is that we're quite a busy family in Manhattan rushing. Everyone's got their jobs even I've got a 10 year old, a eight year old and a six year old but everyone's moving quite independent. We got to get him to come after school classes and stuff. He were quite regimented. The homeschooling started pretty much straightaway at 9am. Last Monday, so what's at the sixth of March, the schooling started at home. And then the schooling really ramped, homeschooling really ramped up with the apps and the teachers zooming in on Monday last Monday. So we're waking to the official homeschooling and that's going really well and where we're gathering is a family
We're having nice dinners and laughing and you know watching plenty of the office and finding some old movies to watch and now in that way it's a positive but but we know that the kids probably don't get the the craziness of what's really going on in the outside world but we know it's you're sad and a lot of hardship happening. I thought you said they were doing jobs like they had to make some money to survive in New York City.
what's the what's the vibe financially because that city there's a lot of people hanging on just paying rent. Yeah, what's the vibe? Yeah. So right now I yeah, the end that done completely done. A lot of friends I know, have small businesses, restaurants, Will. The Ozzy cafe community is so strong in New York City. I know a few of them and there is no cash flow. And a lot of these I mean, the businesses don't
have cash in the bank, they rely on that cash flow to pay their staff and keep the business ticking over and and they still gotta pay rent New York, most businesses are leveraged up or hanging by the balance anyway because of the rent. You know, it's a, you know, it's a lifestyle choice and hopefully you make a good living out of it. But they're, they're hanging on If not, you know, on their way to being done. So it's that's heartbreaking all from this, this mystery that sort of envelope the world. The healthcare system in the US has been criticised a lot over the years in a time.
Like the current situation. What's the vibe as someone who's leaving and will have to rely on the healthcare system? How are you feeling?
Well, firstly, from the I don't know how it'll go financially. The other thing was insurance and having insurance to cover your medical needs along those lines.
But I don't know how that will go.
I'm pretty sure that if you're dying I'll take you in and you might not have to pay in this scenario if you have coronavirus. But
what I'm from what I'm hearing and how I'm looking at it as being in New York for 20 years, the hospitals in New York City just can't handle the the people that are coming in, and then you're getting people that are coming that maybe shouldn't be coming in, but they don't know. So normally they would be coming in but in this scenario, they they're ripped with anxiety as well as a coffin a sniffle. So, you know, New York City that when there's a little bit of snow in the city can shut down. Yeah. So when when you have a virus sitting on there that's pumped into your brain, you know, 24 seven, there's a lot of fear. So these hospitals are full and inundated and packed. And I mean, I can only say what you guys are saying as well but people living around that I know that are living around
On this one epicentres Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, and they've already put up the, you know, the last week they built tents, which essentially will be the morgue in the carpark so
yeah, which is you know, crazy. And then yesterday the tents went up in Central Park where you throw a frisbee and you have picnics that you guys probably did when you were over in the East meadow. And that is now filled with those, you know, those tents that you've been, you'd probably all first saw when we saw the the movie at you know, like these tents from diabolical world ending movie so yeah, right in the madness of it. I feel like when when we caught up in New York, I sense that you'd sort of inherited or sort of taken on some of the New Yorker traits with a bit of the fuzziness, so there's more likeable and more sort of loving to random. What do you think, like the traditional New Yorker who doesn't have time
For anyone walking in front of them that kind of stereotype You see, how is that New Yorker dealing with something like coronavirus which they can't say
well I think guys from that that period because I was out there doing man on the street interviews and mostly they were all right up for a check. I did my interviews from a distance
but people were in a hurry that people for the three days that I was out on the street watching people get on, you know, go and always hover around train stations because high traffic area with plenty of crazy people to chat to
that people were moving pretty quickly there. There wasn't any anger. A lot of people were saying feedback from friends and then on the streets in New York was very similar. And I was I arrived in New York a month after 911 in 2001. And a lot of the vibe in the feeling was similar, you know, before people were clearing out similar to after 911 where there was actually a bit more compassion and a bit more matrix.
Might ship from people looking at you on the streets and giving you a knob or nod or having a chat. So now the vibe was good in that. Yeah
yeah deoxy very
excited sexual town. I wonder how that
when those last few days before the lockdown really kicked in. And so you gave us a
grab from a guy named Brian. Can you set this up for us? Yeah, he's a self proclaimed urban survivalist. There's some fruity language in this very passionate man. This was outside Penn Station on a little seat. We sat down and had a nice chat and I wanted to delve into how he was going to survive the coronavirus.
Brad blanks and I'm here with brunch without him in head what is going on here today in the streets of Manhattan. This is urban survival brother told me through the
Corona virus and how it's affecting you. Corona virus fucking Corona virus right in the subway is worse than the corona virus you breathing in 401 deadly chemicals every fucking minute so he does both things that you're worrying about at the moment. You damn Skippy Oh, what advice do you have for the people out here in New York? Not a damn thing most of the people ignorant as hell they got on these masses. Just thinking go through your eyeballs you know fucking well it go through your ears. Oh, really? So why the fuck are you were to mass and you got your eyes you blinking in Lincoln? You know what I'm saying? So how are you preparing here today for some urban survival and lots of vitamin C in orange juice. Yeah, that's how you survive. So you told me for your orange juice, the way you get your orange juice and you and you take it with about maybe 15 20,000 milligrammes of vitamin C boost to boost your immune system. Have you been telling a lot of people this is what you've got.
Do to beat Corona? No, because they wouldn't listen anyway, he's a New Yorkers. What about the stock market? Fuck it. They don't find a way to take your money and it's just a more convenient way to take your money is the world ending? Hell no. It's gonna be fucked up today's fucked up tomorrow. What should we do? We should pray to God that the people in power stop this bullshit out of my eyeballs. Look, your eyeballs look crystal clear. Any Corona getting in there? You better get out of Manhattan and it's spreading like hell. Thank you, sir.
And sorry, that was after so you'd actually left and come back at that point. Was it? Yeah, yeah. So I had to come back and get some supplies. So that was you know, March 18. I did a run that was like I felt like I was in walking dead when you know a to do the supply run. So I turn up to my apartment, grab everything as much stuff as I could and packed up the minivan. And before I did that, I went for a walk around. You know, there's train stations in Times Square. And that's what
I ran into Brian and
yeah, good guy. Yeah. Good guy had some great lines there. He Colby Skippy Didn't he
went away with one leaf. Do you know did he leave on Monday? Yeah. Yeah, I don't know. Yeah. I hope he's all right now, Brian. I just Yeah, I just hope he's all right. The poor guy was ready to fight fight Corona. The thing like being in New York, you all the people there during the weekdays or weekends, there's so many blow ins or so many people from off the island when I was one of the blow ins, one of the tourists. But I mean, where are all these people? Like, we're all the homeless. Are they still on the street? Yeah, no, no, that's that's the thing on that day on March is the windows after St. Patrick's Day, and I walked around Times Square and they were it was it was fascinating in the areas that we could switch seats. They're all around Herald Square, which is near Macy's. Everyone know just down from Empire State Building on 34th
straight and you can walk up bro by and I did that walk. And there were homeless everywhere just seated and it was a beautiful day. It was a warm day too. And they were all seated. Everyone was happy, everyone was fine. And the people that were hanging out with them were delivery guys, which was an interesting thing to watch though you had the people who were making a lot of money doing deliveries, and you had the homeless and then you get to Times Square and in Times Square. There was one of those, you know, a person painted his Statue of Liberty one of those ones, it's just one of those you pay them $1 a night you take a photo with them. And there was a person dressed as the Incredible Hulk as well. those annoying ones you know, the annoying ones I commended their their work ethic in Times Square where there were no tourists and no one it was a ghost town. Brad, are you worried about job security?
Yeah, on all levels. Yeah. And in from a radio perspective for sure. I mean, this is
Doesn't say, yeah, we've been living on the fat for 10 years, as you know, in New York, and I don't know where else but, you know, the stock market's been the whole way pointing up and everything's been pretty good. But, you know, they all said a bubble was about to be burst in all ways. And Naaman radio and you're worried that maybe that could be the end of you know, you're just how would you set a recalibration of budgets and
yeah, and changes and yeah, and then it just shifts into the next industry, whatever it is, yeah. podcasting streaming or whatever. But yeah, for sure. Yeah. You're always you're worried about that. Definitely. What fat are you cutting? I remember you telling us that you're more expensive in Europe than your actual lease. That's right. Yes. Yeah. Yeah. Well, that's that's the thing our pay people are actually going to their landlords and saying, you know, what, can you
Do for me and landlords have to go Well, yeah, I've got my own movie supply. So you got this amazing domino effect going on. But then if you want to keep that tenant you probably got to give him some leeway you know it this is this is diabolical what we're probably in Yeah. Which we are a not probably Yeah, we're definitely in is this just massive knock on effect that we won't know we sitting here now and I say like, you know, you wake up you think about yourself Alright, what am I gonna do today? Where's my ambition? What am I trying to achieve? Or then you like, Oh my goodness, that's very selfish because this whole world is sort of all under the same umbrella
of these knock on effects. Yeah. What is it gonna be the same in three months when this is all all? Yeah, that was about to say the word sorted but maybe we live with Corona forever. Yeah.
Yeah, I hope not. Yeah, the the you mentioned redundancies, you're you're already saying saying them
What sort of businesses communicating in this time there's that classic thing of like, don't blame Christmas, you're fat in August with this businesses that weren't doing well. Before Corona. And now this is really just tip them over. Well, that's right. Yeah. And this is, I mean, it's so ruthless when you're here. Yeah. Just following on social media people getting fired, what you're by phone calls, or just messages when they log into their work. You're now fight. But this is this is the time where they've, we've sped up maybe people were gonna get caught in certain industries in June, July, and it was all mapped out, but it's just been sped up. So it's, yeah, exactly what you said, Yeah, businesses were wilting anyway, just from the changing of technologies and old school becoming new school and that but but it's all going to come at once, right. If it hasn't started already, it will keep going. You're ready
But as you know red carpets right out in the street but I've been reporting
the vibe in entertainment land Hollywood yet stopped you know what's going on? Yeah. Stuffed like I actually like how will another red carpet happen? Tell me like and it's so funny cuz I'm sitting here analysing going look I'm gonna be alright I'm gonna survive we'll be good and you'll be at eight and have a few beers and it'll be good but I've said that yeah it's so what is the word trying I'm looking for what I meant to say is that we all love what we do and you guys love what you do and when you can't get to do what you love you've got a pivot and I know that's on the higher than now scenario and people you know, completely lost their jobs and you can financially bamboozle but like the going out and having a chat to someone in an intimate chat with a microphone, though. How will that return? Will it return? Yeah, will you know someone like Dell
Good day one my big sweaty forehead in front of her as I'm trying to interview her. Yeah, like, I don't know. And it's still there. I've still got some hair. Yeah.
What about bread? The movies that have been pushed back? Like what some sort of insight like the stuff that y'all can shoot, you know you're needing to do for work and talk about this sort of entertainments. Yeah. What are some stuff that as gronk could could learn about the future of movies being released in the entertainment industry? Ah, yeah, I think it's, this could be the again, this could be the beginning of movie cinematic movies being released.
A few days after the similar release this I'm sure they could do the stats on the Pixar movie onward. That was in the cinema for maybe a week. And then they released it. And I bet you the numbers were really good when they really sit in charge $20 to be shown in your house. You had invisible man who was
Which was the number one movie in America for two, two weeks in a row? This hits and they release it straight away. I bet you the numbers were big I think it'll change how movies are released
more quickly, they'll have date I mean they're gonna have the data will be skewed because there's more people at home watching button. Yeah, it won't take much for them to go are we're onto something here. Yeah, obviously Netflix have already
the new masters of maybe rolling something like the Irishman out for seven days in the cinema just to get the Oscar qualification they put it straight on Netflix, but maybe every major studio will pick and choose maybe if a shondra movie like Invisible Man is the type of movie you can keep in the cinema for 10 days and then put direct to director households. Fast and Furious so fast in the furious is pushed to next year. James Bond has been postponed like this. Yep. This is going to like Josh and I were talking
about like, the bigger businesses was at Disney Josh the the ones that were like you'd think a sound the brands that you think will make it through this but then they're completely rooted.
Yeah, you look at the, I guess especially like accommodation and all the theme parks and they were they were crying Paul within like a couple of weeks of this happening. Donald Trump has obviously been having a lot of conversations. He's streaming a lot. He's, uh, he's talking about his writings. He's saying he's getting that highest highest ratings.
But he's also giving a lot of cash by by the looks of things like over 6 trillion bucks of you know, stimulus. What is the vibe on the ground in regards to the governor? Ah, yeah. How I found for people, friends and people out there that I've chatted to on zoom and calling up the
Got one friend who says, I hate Donald Trump, but I want to get back to work. Now. He's a friend of mine, who is a business owner. So he wants his business to keep going because he's worried about itself. Yeah. And then you have other people who don't own their own business and just don't like Donald Trump. So it's, it's, it's it well, so I've given you two examples of people that don't like Donald Trump, but one guy, and Chris agrees of the fact that Donald said Easter Sunday, which and i think i think on Twitter, the hashtag was Easter Sunday massacre was the line that if everyone went back to work Easter Sunday
very got fired godfather four sorry. Anyway. Yeah. So yeah, but when he said that day of Easter Sunday, but if you if you continually or we all know what Donald Trump is, he's gonna say things about ratings and it's very distasteful. But he said distasteful things many, many times in the past, so it's nothing new, but it's just it's just heightened by the fact that people's anxiety
levels are so huge now. And if you don't like Donald Trump anyway, and you see him been comparing his press conferences to the bachelor, I mean, that was how many guys he would say he was a huge, huge, huge, huge, which is funny because Donald Trump actually got about 14 million viewers back in the days when we all did watch live to your television, your primetime television, he was getting 14 million viewers on the apprentice, he had a he had a hit show, but now he's averaging eight and a half million on his press conferences and he's very proud of that. So we understand or we understand all that but I think the politics has come into people that are saying today when do we return to work is this is the big the big debate was will the poor economy hurt more people than the corona virus but yeah, you know, I'm I'm more of like you can only operate and what you know the data of the coronavirus and and
Death of 100 year old person is, is terrible. Yeah, we're not in we're not as ruthless. We care for everyone. But there we are. That's the political divide more than what Donald Trump is, you know, obviously saying stupid things. There's a bunch of people kind of looking at silver linings of something like this and one of them being the the slowing down of society just that rat race that fast pace that we've all had and I definitely feel it you know, when you go out there it's much quieter shifting perspective of what the future for jobs and you know what your priorities are for you What is there been any new thoughts like just brand new? Oh, yeah, yes. Yes. It philosophic Yes. For sure. Like it's, I you know, I said it before your ambition. You know, we all get up and we want to move ahead here in this media game and you want to keep moving forward and you're gonna create the next moment you want to interview the next person and make it great and then get
on radio or get it on, whatever you're in television or get it on your show and, and and make it better and, and then you sit there and your map your map what your ambition was a month ago. And you're like, hold on that mapping doesn't work now it doesn't. I mean, it's still in you because you still want to do a good job and you're passionate about what I'm passionate about what I do, but it's a different mapping now and you've got a it's taking me a couple of weeks to get under. Yeah, well, I'm homeschooling the kids and, you know, trying to hold hands with my missus and go for a walk. And, you know, yeah, we're in this stage now where what I wanted to achieve and what I was setting out to do a month ago is a lot different to today. Yeah, talking about that business as usual for this guy. This is the Is it the naked cowboy? Is that his name? Yeah, that's right. Yeah. So free my word for my walk through Time Square. Again, social distancing. Don't worry
Waiting for a supply run everyone I got. I did get a bit of flack that I was in Time Square on March 8, you know, the town had started to be shutting down.
I did a walk. I was very careful. But I saw the naked cowboy And apparently, if you can somehow find a Time Square webcam, he's still walking in Time Square. That's the rumour on the street.
Why is he
naked cowboy? Mrs. Ego 65 by an enemy.
Yeah, I mean, it's pretty, pretty hot, right? Like anti ageing, anti ageing shakeout
geographies got to be 65 he has to be some sort of crazy age. Yeah, man. Yeah.
Would you say he started when he came over? Yeah. And in 2012 I mean, he's good. Yeah.
The last time I actually saw him was, I'll tell you what it was. It was the beginning of 2008. It was fashion week in New York City. And it was,
who was Jennifer Hawkins with? Was she with David Jones or Maya, one of those two universe, Maya, Maya, Maya. So Maya had flown home that Maya had a little cocktail party and I went along to this cocktail party. And it was in honour of Jennifer Hawkins being in New York for Fashion Week. And the naked cowboy was one of the props they hired to stay. I tell you, there would have been 40 people at this party, and the naked cowboy just stood in the corner playing all night. And I saw that I'd been interviewing him since about 2001. But I was just like, well, what a cool moment for him. But that was early Oh, eight at the height of well, even before Jennifer or she won the title and she was on her ascent to be, you know, to be this superstar that, that we know who term it seems like a good
Time to do some streaming. Have you watched Tiger King yet? Yeah, so one episode into that. Loved it. Unfortunately my 10 year old son wants to bit of it so he had a lot of questions
anyway, he won't be watching the next
episode to Brad it's just it even goes so deep and RJ What are you up to JJ? Up to see we've got a font we thought it was a final episode last night that we're watching but we've six we've got one more episode seven oh that's got to be the Chucky cheese
but you guys are like you guys love you media. You know what's going you know what's hot at the right time in this
you know True Crime series couldn't have come at a perfect time for the world. NET Netflix executives heads must be spinning.
What they show is sort of the fan favourites caption. Well, I think also, you know, it doesn't feel to True Crime me like, I feel like I'm not a huge fan of true crime but this, it's really an observation of just characters, isn't it? Yeah. And do you feel? Do you look at his tech setup, but he, he, like this guy was ahead of his time, like his tech gurus like working out.
I was so triggered actually. I don't want to spoil too much. But there was a potential. There was there was a scene where footage was lost. And when footage is lost, it makes my skin crawl. It's like right, it's not not ideal. Yeah. Hey, I want to throw the floor to Sam's sorry, Sam's came to LA he's first American experience. Last November he got a cheeky one in before this has gone down which we probably won't be able to get back over to see you.
In the flesh in New York probably for quite some time saves. Is there any questions that sort of you go to based on what you experienced in America and how you think they're handling it now? That is also my cue to go up and just put another movie on for my son because he's
like a king.
Now, I guess the I guess from like, what we've heard over here is the
the New York Governor, I can't remember his name. How much of an impact is he having on the stuff that's being implemented in New York because I think we've had a bunch of stuff from Daniel Andrews at Premier, sort of like having more stringent lockdown laws and all that sort of stuff compared to the federal stuff that's going on.
Yeah. Incredible. Andrew cumec Andrew Kima Governor Cuomo.
He's been incredible. He is how he's presented himself by with his live press conference. conference has been like this. Great.
point of difference to Trump's press conference. He's been Matter of fact, he hasn't had people standing behind him. Trump's come out and visually Trump's looks like it's a, you know, some, you know, something from 50 years ago where you walk out a dictator walks out with them, people behind them, just from a visual point of view. And
as well. Yeah, that's right. Yeah. Isn't that crazy, isn't it and but Cuomo sits up there. And he's very Matter of fact, he states the points. I mean, the big one that was quite striking was, yeah, it was Saturday, Saturday was when Trump came out and said, I'm gonna put New York New Jersey and Connecticut on a quarantine. And Trump Yeah, he loves to say things flippantly and he came out and said that and the idea is not crazy. It's not a crazy idea. But But legally, a president can't come out and in and put a ruling on states.
It's a legal thing and how the the country was set up. Yeah. 220 odd 30 or 40 odd years ago. And so Cuomo goes, this is the first I've heard of this. He cannot do that, that. I think Cuomo even got a little bit too dramatic and said it's an act of war war. But other than that Cuomo has done an amazing job. And he's daily press coverage. He's become quite a sex symbol to women. Have you commented that they find his he's power attractive. And from a longshot point of view, they've talked about, you know, maybe come the convention, the Democratic Convention, you know, who will be the democratic, the leader, the person to go up against Donald Trump in the election, your selection, that maybe they could do a backdoor role and TPM into the nomination, which would be very far fetched. But if you watch house of cards and you want to understand the American machinations
of how you get nominated to be president. People are cleaned a little bit to that hope in the fact that Joe Biden, the man that will probably surely win the nomination at this stage is not up to it as a 79 year old guy that screws these words up here and there is a nomination, meaning who take the presidency nomination to go up in the federal election where it said the democrats versus Donald Trump's Republicans, and so
I will at this stage, will it Donald's he'll be representing the republicans and it's up who is going to be against Biden's leaving leading Bernie Sanders, so Biden will probably win the nomination, but it's that whole you know, Cuomo has done such a great job, sort of from an optics point of view. He looks great. He's talked since he's got the biggest state or second biggest state in California, but he's got the episode
centre which they say if the virus is handling it well, he's begging the federal government to give them beds and ventilators. So he's putting his best foot forward. But But yeah, it's the whole, as I say, again, House of Cards. Can you tip this guy into the Democratic nomination? What's the day to day looking like for you now, Brad? Yeah, I get up. I do radio in the morning. And then from about 9am till noon, I sit with my kids and make sure they're doing their reading, writing and mathematics.
And just staying about it. My wife's working from home so she's busy on a typing emails and on the phone and working very hard. So we have a lot of
Great. My asking for that.
She See, then at lunchtime.
We have a failure.
lunch, which is rare, obviously a rare thing to do a weekday and we have a chat and and then we go back to all our jobs in the afternoon trying to get the kids to do a bit of fitness. Everyone's booming in like Taekwondo classes and now on zoom and all this so do a bit of fitness. I'll go for a run try to keep the pounds off because I'm freaking a lot locked down. So
that's the thing. Anyone else having a beer during this? Yeah, I just was on Justin's on at 4pm just
got on it. It's, it's all happening right? Yeah. What is what is what is the I mean, you don't know the future clock but in times they get tough. You kind of can have that moment where you're looking to another careers or looking where you consider Yeah, move to what is what is Brad blanks in
a dancer and be a good dancer.
A lot of dancers
are dancing in the corner. No, it's a good question. What What did we start looking at? Yeah, I'll tell you what I've watched a bloody lot of the stock market in the last two weeks and and then the commentators on these shows geez a bullshit that they say. You get a job. Yeah, it's going up. It's going up. It's going it's going down. It's going down. It's going down. It's going up going up going up.
Stock pundits, there you go. Tommy.
You buy shares is a daily talk show. Those guys are awesome.
97 We are live streaming on YouTube. Have we got any people asking questions or comments? Yeah, Glenn's saying chemo for President. He's the only adult in the room right now.
Emily Bev says a second that Glen and the influencers and networks over here covering chemo as much as covering Trump which is great because it probably infuriates him. Oh my if you will.
Some entertainment watch is it Cuomo humour what's on my
mind yet watch Cuomo and his brother have it out is this right montage? It's funny because he's brother is an anchor for CNN. That's right Chris Chris Cuomo and and I have a great relight. It's a great brotherly relationship. There's a lot of years between them. But Chris has this. Chris has always had this real sense of arrogance. You're the younger brother. And, and Andrew is obviously very authoritarian, very powerful. But the arrogance and the power collide in this clip. It will be a lot of the eclipse together. So yeah, they are it is very good. It's very good stuff to see. Even and it's good that they can have a laugh in the middle of all this tragedy and madness going on around them. The best one is when when he says, you know, thanks for joining me this is to the governor, and he says, well, mom told me I had to
Yeah, it's and then and then you're right. This softening of
your governor cuomo would be at Trump, even though Trump's Trump's been quite good to him Trump's coming out and saying I love New York. Governor Cuomo I've had a good relationship with Toki very deeply to each other. So it's it's interesting good. Trump hasn't dropped the knife on him yet. Oh, yeah, the guillotine on him yet and I know and I'm sure he's getting told don't praise this guy Cuomo too much because, yeah, this could potentially be the guy that you know. 20 to one, the guy you may run against, yeah. We saw in California with lockdowns the places people were going to wood gun stores. Does that actually worry you the amount of people who own guns if she gets really mad, is for sure. Like they went for guns. I went for baked beans, and I tell you what, guns are a lot easier to get the biplanes.
I say what yeast yeast is very tough to get as well. I like to bake my own bread made some hot cross buns last night and yeast is very difficult to so zombies have yeast work
the bread to rise you got to get it to rise you gotta get the action How can you grow it isn't like ultra net like what do you used to come from? Yeah, that's a bloody good question. She's setting smart then until you drop the turd on my story.
Hang on, I'm just looking at us like it's a powder right? No, don't look up yeast infection just
bread is like a few little key things that are going on like put your teddy out. I just got seen one that was like follow the rainbow kids are drawing rainbows on their pavement. Anything in
Because it is so kind of close proximity even where you are Long Island there's a lot of population there is any cute thing. Well the big one I mean, New York's just started they copied London from last week when they did the you know the the big signal for terrorists that went out at 8pm I think it was on Thursday night and everyone in all of England put their head down the wing window and to the day horns or banged on pots and pans. And so New York has been New York City has been doing that every night at 7pm. So 7pm been everyone's gone out their window and banging their pots and pans for the first responders, doctors and nurses so that's quite a nice movement. But if you look I I love looking at the whole birthdays. When someone has a birthday. The street opens up for them and they obviously keep their distance but they celebrate kids birthdays in these suburban streets which has been
Something that's very heartwarming. Yeah, as you said before, the silver lining, you know, the human spirit always wins. And there's some wonderful stories just just coming out of out of this and what moments where we're getting to dig in with our family and, you know, have chats and have dinners and lunches and not be as busy. So they're my silver linings.
It seems like families are having to find a new normal, when you're speaking to your friends and stuff like that. What's the what's the common friction point for people?
Ah, well, the people I've been taught, but yeah, it's again, it gets back to politics. And is it you know, when to get back to work is it just gets back to that whole economics versus science, you know, is does the flatten the curve work? And, yeah, that's the divide I'm seeing at the moment that that's the friction point. Yeah. If government's going too far, or they're not going far enough or
And we can only trust the scientists on this one is how I feel. But, you know, and I understand from an economic point of view, it's devastating, but I mean, I don't know I, you know, I'm not a very political person, but, you know, I understand the flattening of the curve. You know, it feels like in the in, in partnerships, normally, one person the relationship is more sort of washing their hands and the other one's a bit looser. You finding that within your relationship? Yeah, it's good. We don't have to pick up deliveries. My wife scolds me cuz I want to bring them in. She said, Now we're gonna leave them outside for 24 hours. So
isn't included. What What happened to you?
Yeah, yeah, we haven't done the delivery food yet. And we've been good. We've been cooking but going to the supermarket. I go in there like it's like I'm a ninja. I'm like a six foot five 110 kilogrammes.
Ninja in a supermarket. I'm moving quick. I've got it all planned.
But I come home and then I've got to clean every bag and say, Well, look where Yeah, it's one of those things where I've had friends who are mocking how far we go. And then you got off as he got older than us. So it's this, you know, everyone really is relating to this differently. And over the last three weeks, people have got in tune with it differently too. And it's affected. I'm talking about friends and family members around the world. It's a it's a, everyone looks at everyone has their own different ways of how they handle this. Josh, your book club book was tiny habits. I mean, it was all about connecting a habit to one that you've already got one way to form new habits is a pandemic because everyone's just sort of instantly gone and formed. It's almost is called bullshit on now. A little we commit to new habits
Breaking habits is hard. So what I think is going back so in six months time just jumping back into normal life is going to be this all out brawl of breaking or breaking new habit it. And you said that before with Will it change you know how people are reconnecting with people? I think the ferocity of how we return to a normal existence will be what wild like I mean, geez, single paper, Mr. 97. Your Tinder is gonna blow up.
He said he's been having so many messages. We have a catfish incident at the moment, which on this afternoon's show, you have got some developments there which do? Yes, yeah, it's very full on. You won't believe it. And it's usually a threat usually
125 kilogramme male with
a G string around his house by himself. Mr. 97 he might speak very beautifully, but be careful.
Hey, Fred, do you have any insight on this? You know that the big dark man whose penises out and beings yes to everyone? Do you know do ya? Do you have any insight on what what that is and what that's all about? Ah, yeah. So he's the if you know, you know, guy, that's his title. And yeah, he really was the king of the internet before Tiger King came on, right like he really dominated to the extent fine.
So I did a bit of a deep dive on him. DJ, unfortunately
Wow, wouldn't that be another passion?
You wouldn't want to run into that one. My goodness. He
tell you what, apparently is photoshopped. It's not real
and, and very upset that Tommy. So unfortunately sadly sadly he passed away at 16 so he's died. Yeah
he's having to you know be honest.
Most of us LOD two is Brian What does he die
he yes he passed we don't know for sure what happened doing the photo was apparently taken in 2009 I love that I've become an expert on you know, you know guy. I mean I want to say so much more about this
but yeah, he passed
Why he was a poor an actor. He did a lot of things and if you actually delve deep into his video content, it'll live with you forever. So I wouldn't do that
site looking into the sadness of the Day of the Triffids show Jesus. Yeah, I'm sorry, but it's sad that this man is passed and he's become one of the most famous men in the world. And I love the latest meme him actually wearing overalls I found that Yeah, the tasteful mean of him name of him is is delightful. actually got a lot of Lego behind you. Yes.
How much time are you spending doing the Lego and have you worked out a way of getting Lego masters in the US? I haven't seen Jaime says Lego masters yet. I keep telling me please send me the link. I need the I need the pirated copy on it.
We make a lot of a lot of Lego here in this house. I've got the roll the roller coaster behind me, which is actually we had a some three year old kid came over there and devastated it on me. So that's gonna take me a bloody week project to put back together about the Deathstar sitting next to me here but I've been watching the whole kit The kids love will on next, Lego masters on Fox the American version. But I keep telling me some like I speak as Hamish This was the first show to be made around the world. Yeah, they all in England obviously they took it from England as a smaller version so and they did the master shift sort of concept, bring it to Australia, turn it into a bigger version, which they did very successfully. But and then they sell it around the world. They sell the format around the world and they obviously base it off the Australian version. Now when you watch Will Arnett who I think is top five one of the quickest you're calming banter chat guys in the world. He's wonderful.
You're up there with device and how quickly his mind is. But when you're watching doing this, I can hear Hey, Mrs. lines, I think they've taken I this is my theory. They've taken that they've taken the Aussie version. And they've transcribed Jaime says lines and then they've gone out and fed them to will on air. So you'll see we'll on it doing Hamish blight stuff and you're like, hold on. It's not really real. Yeah. And but that's how America works. Everything's very written. When I know Jaime, she's not doesn't take writing very well. And it's just riffing on things. And I mean, we appreciate you. We appreciate you sending through the script for what you're going to say.
Yeah, but you did. But tell me I've got to give you you did come up with the big black guy of the long
I didn't get flustered. Yeah, but you had a lot of info on it. So
do a little bit
very passionate about that subject. Brad, thanks for coming on the show. It would be great to get you on every, you know, few weeks during this time because I feel like you've got an interesting perspective.
Well, thank you, Josh. And thanks Tommy. I love you guys and Mr. 97. I've followed your career. I'm very proud of you. Well done to you. You are going to roll back when society gets back to normal. It's gonna be unbelievable.
Well done. You got your two great mentors. They're looking after you. So while I might
read the big guy the
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