#844 – They’ve Arrived/
- September 6, 2020
We chat about Josh’s index cards, an American family living in Australia, Father’s Day, magicians, and what’s been planned for Screenplay Sunday.
On today’s episode of The Daily Talk Show, we discuss:
- Index cards
- An American family
- Father’s Day
- Feedback from a speech pathologist
- Screenplay Sunday
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It's the daily Talk Show Episode 844 happy weekend banter. gronk. Georgia boy, nice every other day, Hank, is that
right? It's, you know, it's been a long journey. It's four years. No, not even three years. I got a message today saying you're a great dad. So you know, just keep it coming boys. But who was it from? Was it from you, son? No, I was lying. I haven't got anything. No, no, no, I got a message message from gronk Kathleen, who helped help manage the the front door of our app 500 events. She's an Oj gronk. And she said, I just listened to to be honest. I thought it was good. She said I just listened to Wednesday's IP, your great debt. And it has made the joke of your great dead so I know she was she was being sweet. It was very nice. So anyways, not
Enough about being a dad
I've got a whole day days about this.
My Father's Day or index card day. We've spoken about a lot I feel like Georgia is more excited than I am after watching masterclass you want some of these days?
Yeah, I'm pumped. I'm pumped. I haven't actually watched any more masterclass in this last weekend but I need to Yeah, into internet issues not so I actually downloaded. So what happened was I kept my internet which I haven't been kept for like, since in high school, like you just always have unlimited downloads. I'm I've got a bit of a 4g SIM card solution going on. So but 200 gigs of data a month. And, and for some reason, last weekend, Saturday and Sunday. I used 31.33 gigs each day, and I was identical both days.
So we're using my Ram. So you you are You had your Mac plugged in that whole time?
I mean, obviously now on you.
Okay. Be able to, um, you should be able to look at your bandwidth that went through that the Ethernet made like you need to work out if it's what if it's your Wi Fi? If it's your phones, you know, does
anyone have access to your Wi Fi?
George? I was connecting my phone as well.
Are you uploading anything? Like, do you have Google Photos? Did it somehow upload Google Photos uploading in the background?
Now don't Google Photos? I'm
sure you do. Just don't know it. To be honest.
I don't know what yeah, it could have been could have been like iCloud thing. Anyway. index cards. It's exciting.
Yeah, yeah. And I mean, Josh, are they his theme is what you thought they were going to be because it was you eating go for the Super thinking. Stock talk. Yeah,
they're they're definitely like, oh, I'll show you the crumple of it. Yeah. When you go so many You can do that afford to do that. So just you'll be pretty rich. Yeah, exactly. Yeah, this is like burning cash ready. So you know what? Quite easy, but it's it's a bad idea. But it's it's a thick it is actually thicker than what I was thinking when you when it comes to crumpling it like you definitely This is more than a piece of paper cut up. Could you give us a wobble? The wobble would be quite telling I think as well. Sure. Sure. More of the wobble. Anyway. Yeah.
Yep, got it. Right. I can tell you the exact digital wall right there from that. That's a good wobble. Now, I'm having a very small First of all, is that right?
Yeah. So that's, that's like you don't need sort of a big space. But the other thing that I did get was you would have seen me TJ in the early days of the podcast, this was big for me. And then I ran out of them and you don't really like it. It's a specific style of notepad which I don't like the ones that come in like that you can get in Australia. Yeah, I have to get them overseas. But it's just the classic yellow legal pad Do you remember these
yellow pad being yet bleed? I have had many somehow ended up yellow one.
Yeah. I gave him two Yeah, sure.
You gave me one and then I think I got the back end of one of yours that it hadn't paid just ripped out. So I was like, Yeah, very handy. Very handy. And when so you can buy those in Australia.
You can you can get this brand tops. Which were the tops where the index card and the legal pad. Is it really no
Yeah, well, I was never on to them to be honest, you know, in a big way.
Yeah. Do you think that the the phrase Can I get an old you know, like back in the day, it was a real thing. That was foods. Yeah, there was heaps of different stuff, close phones. Certain types of movies.
Well, I tried to commercially import Pop Tarts back in the day. You did? Yeah.
How many pallets did you order?
Well, I tried to so the thing was that I was obsessed with the pop tart. But funnily I'd never had one. But I just seen them online and it was USI foods was around at this point.
Yep, yep. Did you ever go to the whining garden vile? I never was.
No, I never went I had friends bring back my brother You see bring like sometimes, Jake, who doesn't actually live in the US but loves sort of some of those foods and stuff. He would go and he would have some of the soft drinks or Dr. peppers and things like that.
But you guys, you guys are American family stuck in Australia.
There's something really broken about it. But yes, we did. Dad even bought the Chevy badge to replace the Holden pads in America Family drove. You know, he put it on the car? Yeah, yeah, it's it was a it's a weird it's a weird thing. It doesn't
seem like a Richard Janssen thing to do.
Yeah. Or does it because maybe he understands it more than we do because we could think, Oh, look, there's a try hard to hear but your dad is a car. He said wealth of knowledge when it comes to
cars. So maybe he loves he's he loves Holden's and things like that.
So I went on.
Yeah, I'm trying to I'm trying to remember to remember I remember the other thing that would happen is that dandenong basketball stadium there was a huge issue of badging that was going on. Yep. So people taking badges you would have badged a few cars I reckon.
Yeah badge to couple in my day. Yeah, what lack of thought there is around doing that to somebody
because your paint job
well, I took off some pretty easy ones. Some of them snap it's the dog just move RB Do you know what there is actually shit that was thing back in the day that just no one cares about anymore. Even like stealing phones. No one really tries to steal. no one steals phones you can't really use you can't just all of a sudden use someone else's iPhone 11 doesn't work like Yeah. And so there is things that were around back in the day like
when I joined so that Yeah, I feel like maybe it still happens in schools. We can actually call Richard Johnson. If you like we can ask him about the the car thing. I would love nothing more than getting dick on the line. Let's get him. Let's come on. Let's get Father's Day call. It's called the Father's Day. Yeah,
a fact. That's a good idea.
Can you lead with that?
Hi, Richard. You're on the daily talk show. How are you?
I'm not bad. Thanks. Good. Happy Father's Day.
Rich Dad. Happy Father's Day, man. So
we had a question. We're actually just talking about the the Bogan trait that we have that we love American thing. So I was talking about how there was a time where I was obsessed with wanting to import pop tarts. And I was thinking about Jake's love for NBA and all of that sort of thing. We just love Americans back then I was reminded of the Chevy badge that he bought for the SS. Can you explain why that is a cool thing to do?
In hindsight, it probably isn't.
But did you know that everyone now in America is putting hope badges on kids? really long? Wow. I'm just starting the thing might be.
You remember where the cat when the there was a big badging issue with the SS where would leave the car? Yeah, they weren't. Yeah, it wasn't where we would we leave the car and have badging issues.
In gaming. Oh, cool. Yeah. Yeah.
Do you remember what you do you remember what you said. So I would have been 13 or something at times do you remember the solution that you had around at what we should do around the badging
takeover badges I thought
it was not you were pissed off because the badge I think cost about six bucks but the paint that they'll disappear was around here and so do you remember what you said? Remember what you said you said you wanted to get a box of badges and just have them next to the car
very good. Any other American things that you like?
Oh, yeah, well, you know
positive been a lot of things that they they all been caused or that you like nope. So yeah, what milkshake like hamburgers and what else like chilli dogs tend to be calm. Mexico America you know, half of Mexico's in America so would
you bet right there?
You like a bit of a Tex Mex American?
true true Mexican food when we've been to the states over the last, you know five or six years we've always enjoyed a lot of Mexican food
soft or hard shell Do you like
Alma Omaha chill? Okay, yeah, there's a you know what, what's it What's that little girl that says that
in the commercial? Yeah, she has Yeah.
That's referring to the bank.
Your house? Yeah, yeah, softer. Hi, I said mi casa su casa which is your house, my house but Richard, Happy Father's Day, mate. You've done a stellar job. bring you up young Josh.
It's a challenge sometimes.
Good night. Good night. It's a pity we can all get together on on Sunday, isn't it? Yeah.
he and he puts a road map. We write the guy.
Yeah, yeah. That Dan Yeah, not me.
Now well, that's true. What do you want to say we only want to get
to the right lane. He loves you love talking politics. And I think what's
really Who said that?
When the courts
said no politics. Yeah.
fired up. But who would you vote for Joe Biden and Trump
Isn't it? interesting one, but I don't know. I wouldn't have a clue.
Let's talk. Thanks, Richard.
you Have a good one and I'll post here
and I'm wearing today we talked to john great.
You were famously saying it Philip Island wearing it
a little bit.
Philip Alan Johnson
if someone comes up to you and he like I think that we could do some sort of primer if if you see Richard Janssen wearing the hoodie, if they if they come up to you Will you give them a Chevy bench or something?
Now I got nothing I can
Jensen their masters
right, the live That was great. That's great. It was can we bring And
it's good fun renea
what are you something savers talk about your debt? What do you love? What's something memorable? You know, fear Oh, man. Oh, yeah, I mean, everything's
memorable. You're not old enough to feed.
I probably, I remember specifically when we're in New Zealand, living in Auckland, we used to have a wheelbarrow that would take around the house. And the best thing would be when we hop in the wheelbarrow and Deb, we'll mess around in it. And I don't know you just end up playing for hours with the wheelchair. I mean, that's, I think, yeah, that's the only that's the only memory I think I have from the stands out, you know, memory I have
of the wheelbarrow. Yeah. Did you just very quickly Did you hear about Miley Cyrus so she was on Joe Rogan be saying that interview yet?
No. No long one.
Yes. It's probably like they start repeating themselves in the second half. So if you watch the first you get a good sense, but the Billy Ray Cyrus, like so she talks about. So Miley talks about how she had some head trauma when she was two years old. And they reckon that's potentially connected to why she's pretty out there and crazy with things. And she'd never said what it had actually happened. And she told what happened. They were on the farm, and Billy Ray Cyrus had her in like a backpack on a motorbike without a helmet. And he's been he's riding along and there's a tree and he's docked and obviously the two year old can duck and so I smashed Miley in the head on. Yeah, she said when she told the story she's like, I think it's long enough that he can't get in trouble. But isn't that how bad would you feel
I think the reason she's out there is because she's a child stuff that could be also part of it.
Yeah, the thing is, what she was saying was it's like people blame Hollywood for these things. She's like, like, my whole family. Like so many of my family members are alcoholics and stuff like that. Not in Hollywood, like a lot of it is. Yeah, genetic, I guess. And then you go to the plan was that they were going to leave was at Tennessee or wherever it is that they they grew up as Tennessee can remember. But you know, moving to LA moving to LA she was like, that's right. They lay eggs off the planet Li x. That's a reference. Yes. Yeah.
Yeah, it's good to get
she said she went, she went like her mum moved her to LA to you know, move away from drugs and you know, do something which is like la has some of the best drugs in the world.
Amen. Georgia. You might want something you What is the what's the diversity?
My dad, my dad, great guy. He was my cricket coach growing up.
Great for you being a dad or
say, yeah, here's my cricket coach. He taught me how to play golf. And cricket. Yeah, not great today though, that said,
I recommend are a Silent Assassin when it comes to golf like, yeah, you you don't look like you would be like You look like a hipster sort of golf golfer, but I think that you're actually better than what I would press should
be better. Like, I should be better like, my technique is quite good. But it's um, yeah, I'm just not quite there in practice. That's it just a
batsman, then you're your batsman in cricket.
I was actually a legspinner back in the day, so I played cricket till I was about 10 or 11
when you stop, not
seven I remember when I quit and, and I had to tell Dad I'm choosing, I'm choosing to play soccer. Did
he continue to coach the cricket team?
I don't know if he was coach at this point, actually. But he was, it was a hard sell that I was gonna leave, leave cricket and stop playing soccer. While I was already playing soccer, I was playing both, but I just wanted to just do that. Do you remember the conversation? How late are you late in data hockey? I remember actually, the reason why I wanted to quit. I got really upset one game, because the ball was fielding. One guy hit the bowl. It was going for four. And I was running after it. And this my teammate was running after it with me. And then he said, I've got it your ticket. And then they fielded the ball, and I didn't get to field the ball. And I'm like, that's it.
I'm quitting. Was he right though? Do you think
it was much closer?
It's tricky because a hissy fit I could imagine that feeling that sick. Have someone Yeah, so yeah, in fact, because it you know that for a teammate to get to that you've been pissing him off for the whole season. Trying to crack the ball, you know? Yeah, he's finally like, fucking job. I fucking got it. You dickhead.
Yeah, yeah, but we my dad's very smart. He's a great mathematician. So we always play maths card games. And crib cribbage
Yes, it's got heaps of complicated games. And so you guys bond over card games. Yeah, we did back in I mean, we don't play much anymore because he lives in Canada and I live here but he we played Yeah. Cards a lot. Any magic tricks that he you had to do now? I used to do magic tricks him. Okay. Sure. I was I was a young debit playing that Yeah.
What was your trade show?
Well, all my car tricks where I had like, five different things. decks but that was really good decks like I was getting pretty good you could turn every card into the six of clubs, even though like every second card was the six of clubs but when you fan it out it gives the illusion that they're all different had decks with like the back of it those little kind of codes on the on the backseat knew what the cards were and that sort of thing. If you needed a card that has card and and the doji decks
I'm not sure David Blaine is not doing them.
Now he's using rule decks for sure.
For sure. Did you hear like the crazy things to Simon Taylor? I don't think he told us on the on the show. I think it like so when I went to LA one of the first times with Bree, Simon Taylor, who's a comedian and a magician. We've had him on the show. He he was in LA at the time, and was taking us around to the comedy clubs and all that sort of thing, which is really cool. But he was talking about what The crazy length that magician's go to. And so one of the examples he was telling me about is a friend of his knew that he had a the mayor that he was he was going to see them the mayor in like, a month time to do a performance. And so he went to the mayor's tailor and got the tailor to sew in a card so that when the mayor was wearing the suit on the day, he could do the trick. Is that not the most outrageous? I heard?
That's That's so annoying. But what if he picks a different suit last minute it's been
I guess you do it man. Is he the
legend saying to the guy more impressive. I know that the car's not here right now but if you go home covered
I was on. Do you gotta jump Tyler's go there when you get the suit. Yeah.
It's a bit of a.
Yeah, the magic stuff's interesting.
Yeah. Well, my dad couldn't do magic. Although he was magic with his hands. He
could he could do the trick with it didn't have a thumb trick or didn't know, told me you would do some sort of no thumb thing.
Now, type one. Be classy. All right. What's the gripe? just
pulling a gripe out of your ear or a coin. Oh,
that's right one.
Yeah, yeah. I mean, my dad had a friend that would come over and he was in on this bloody this route where I would actually it was it paid in my five because I would always get a walk for golf shirt, but my dad would hide a coin. Yeah, I don't know why I just I hate it. I think when you're young you just I
think watch is inferior to be honest. Huh?
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Anyway, this he would do a magic trick, my dad But then it would be hidden somewhere around the house but I never knew that it got hidden before he got there. So it was a full fucking racket felt like you know, felt like I was getting ripped off in, in Italy on the side of the straight just by a coupler rotors but I wasn't losing money assignment now but I used to play ball in the hole. classic game. A couple of games I've now play with body so this ball in the hole, and there's here and there and I could play here and there actually maybe George I can maybe pick up you got you other too. too heavy. But you straddled me George and I'd hold you
you're a little lighter than serves.
Yeah, yeah. Yeah. What do you why save
We might be that the same then? I think I just tell people I'm 74 but I
Why do you think
so very good guy. Oh, that Yeah. The last time Why'd myself
do scales tonight? I don't know, actually. Now it sounds like you've got it doesn't have scouts. If you go scales in hands, no, not you talk. You close your eyes and you get taken around the house. And so you close your eyes and you're in the kitchen. But then when you open them up, you're in a cupboard, and you have to get where you are like, it's that disorientation of, well, that's dad. I just thought it was the best fucking game played with the cat, George plate with the cat. It's so good. dads are the best.
That's the best. That's the best.
I do like the idea of the disorients. I'm just thinking about panic attacks.
quite scary. Would you get motion sickness as well?
No, I just Yeah, I just I don't know if I'd like it. I'm feeling a bit. I'm feeling a bit down because I was chatting to a client with you know, when we get these jobs were we doing what they need a voiceover Live and it's a voiceover. And my go to is I do the voiceover and then went, hi, I've just done my voice. And then I wait for them and nine times out of 10. They're like, Oh my God, that's amazing. Like, we don't want to change it, despite everyone, they love it. And so I did. I did one yesterday, or a couple of days ago for a client. And, you know, said I, you know, I've started with my, my voice. You know,
obviously, I haven't done much to it just a bit of compression, just
really, sort of a one type placeholder.
Yeah, anyway. I don't know if I should have even prefaced it. Because then I was on the call with them just before and the client said, Yep, videos, great love, the script, all that sort of thing. The I applied it to my wife, and she's a speech pathologist, and she asked for getting a professional voiceover artists in the end to do it. So, that's what it is. I'm trying to work out millions. You said millions, like Australia, like I wasn't swallowing my owls. So now I'm a little bit paranoid around like, maybe I could hire his wife like, maybe I need a session to understand like, what was the towel that I wasn't professional? Because I think it's I think that's
to say, less surely he's just he just go, are we getting a professional you don't need to add in that bit that somebody also said to be clear voice.
My wife loved it, which is saying something because she's my biggest critic. Yes. So I think ISO is getting to everyone you know.
I mean, getting in a check for a voiceover from a speech pathologist is dangerous, because obviously, they're looking for words you're not pronouncing correctly what you dropping. I mean, you wouldn't want to imagine if someone it checked this show. Trying to find so many things. And so
it's like me giving some headshots to like a new agent and they say, hey, my wife's a GP and she thinks she could have diabetes. I don't know if I need it, you know. So anyway, I, you'll be happy to know I did use the index card and I wrote a speech pathologist, and that's how I remembered that story. Many drafts didn't put in the draft.
Before we go, here we go. Here we
go. I haven't done a script for screenplay Sunday. I interesting. I haven't. Did you I can't remember where we ended up.
I mean, we did leave it with you. We're gonna do this week's one. But I, I didn't write a full script, but I wrote just a couple of sketch ideas. Okay.
Okay, so this is a workshop for the script that could come out in the next couple of weeks. Throw me the index card for you as you go through their story beats or Anything that I could use?
I just thought I actually started writing a script. I didn't I didn't mean for this to be a sketch. And then as I loved the name, I just typed in the title and I thought it'd be a funny little, little 22nd sketch, or maybe a real and so Jamie just run through. Yeah, go for it. Okay. So it's a interior office building day. We say young man, Tommy nervously pacing around on the bottom floor, neither lifts, wearing a suit and tie. For some reason he seems out of place. The lift dings and the doors open as if it's inviting him in. He reluctantly enters an important CEO shares a lift with him. Say, come on, then. Give us your elevator pitch. Tommy laughs anxiously
pause at my the see Oh,
yeah, you could say yeah, okay. Okay. Tommy laughs anxiously I don't. I don't have I'm just here for my first day. See? Well, now's your chance. I may never see you again. Tommy thinks about it and we get the impression This is too good an opportunity to pass up. He opens his backpack and pulls out a baseball. The CEO is now holding a baseball bat and is fully kitted in Phillies gear. He says, Ready when you are insane. So it's an elevator pitch. Elevator baseball pitch. He's pitching a baseball to him in the elevator. I love it.
Good. It should be What about? He's confused. He's actually not there. He looks like he's there to do an interview. But he's not there to do an interview. Is that the idea?
I don't know. I don't know what the idea was. I just started writing. pacing around the bottom of the elevator. I thought elevator pitch. Not a bad now. I love it.
well, not a great reaction but I think it's
I think anything's better than nothing at this point and Josh Yeah, Georgie
delivered well hang on
well Josh, I thought you've been writing screenplays Surely you've got some that well now I've just like but Bray actually.
You've you've sent them to me.
Yeah, I've sent a sent a couple. But the last the last week has been more sort of second Brain Stuff less screenplays, but I do want to now that I've got the index cards, I've got sort of everything that I need. But you've got your keyboard still. Yeah, the keyboards going really well. Thank you. You use it for everything or Yeah, so I've actually one cool tip is I plug it in. Was that was that funny?
keyboard mechanic mechanical keyboard tips.
Yeah. So now here's a tip so you can play I plug it in because we use software that runs on a PC for doing the show, I use a PC for that. And then I have my Mac from most other things. I have plugged in the keyboard to the PC. And then I have Bluetooth on the laptop and so I can easily switch between it being the keyboard for the PC and the keyboard for the medical.
You're taking Mason's life hacks away from him, look out.
That's okay. It wasn't that good. But anyway, my coloured index cards haven't arrived yet. So that's something else to look forward to. So I've got the white ones and the coloured ones apparently have to come from a different factory.
So how many in a pack because you got
so you can see like behind where the fake plant the fake plant is. They're all index car.
Wow. How many?
Looks like a thick book looks like a thick Oh wow, there is a way that's a lot of just white ones. And so are you getting the same amount per colour that
I'm getting? I got 2000 white ones. And then 1000 blue and 1000 yellow. So if I have 100 ideas a day that
is an idea that was just stupid. Is that one of them?
We've got one already 99
Oh, that's great. All right, boys.
Enjoy Father's Day. Thanks for your great
Christmas. Love you.
Bye everyone. Enjoy your day. See ya