I don’t podcast

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So it seemed to be went on
a bit of an unplanned hiatus

and primarily because
I didn’t have any ideas.

And I realized like, to have ideas,
you have to have free mental space.

So at the beginning of
the month, I hurt my knee.

It just filled up with water.

I did a judo practice.

I didn’t injure it.

It just filled up with water.

I went to a doctor.

And he drained the knee
and he put in some stuff.

He said, come back in two weeks
and he put in some more stuff.

And then it still hurts.

I still basically limbs.

So I’ve been limping for a month.

That takes up a lot of mental
energy, puts you in a bad mood.

So I thought, what I did is I collected
a whole bunch of random thoughts.

None of these really
long enough to be an

episode, but then I
thought, I’ll want all to do.

Sit down, talk them through,
record them, see what happens.

Maybe there’s an
episode, maybe there isn’t.

I used to do episodes called randomitis.

And that was just, yeah,
bunch of five minute clips

that didn’t amount to
an episode on its own.

They generally weren’t
connected thematically.

But actually since I just
talked about a doctor,

I live in Japan, anyone
who’s watched any of the

episodes and listened to
any episodes knows that,

I’ve been in Japan for about 20 years.

One of the more interesting
things about Japan,

I’ve had a very positive
experience with doctors in Japan.

I got sick two years ago, I was in
the hospital, my doctor was excellent.

Because of the nationalized
healthcare system,

I didn’t pay that much money
because I had insurance.

I actually got money back.

I literally was out of work for a month

and made a profit because I had
employment insurance that I pay for.

So salary insurance, I
don’t know what you’d call it,

but basically I’d insured myself
or if I get sick and lose my salary,

this insurance will cover
that salary plus a little extra.

I had insurance for the sickness.

So I got that money and that
covered all the medical expenses.

So I basically made
a profit off being sick.

Now, I would rather have
not been sick, but such is life.

Since I was put in the hospital,
I didn’t get to choose my doctor.

In Japan, you run into
this problem regularly

because you have to
find the right doctor.

So I now have a knee injury
and knee problem and I’m old.

So I’m thinking I have two choices.

I can go to an arthritis doctor
’cause I’m an older person

and arthritis doctors must
deal with old people’s knees

all the time or I can go to a
sports doctor because it happened

right after exercise, which
I still try to do regularly.

So maybe they’ll understand better.

In the area where I live, lots of old
people, therefore lots of arthritis clinics.

In the city, just about an hour
in some away, but it’s a big city.

They have more hospitals,
which was they had a sports clinic.

So I went to the very,
very local clinic first.

He was actually the first guy
who saw me when I got sick now.

I pulled up my pants
so he could see my knee.

It was all swollen and full of water

and he kind of poked it
a little bit and he goes,

“Hmm, let’s wait and
see what happens.

” Which is 100% what
I didn’t want to do.

I very much wanted
to take care of this right

away so I could get
to the healing process

so I could get better so I
could get back to exercise.

Then I was talking, so
now I’m in the dilemma.

I have to pick a clinic not
knowing the quality of the doctor.

I don’t know if they’re
even the right person

because I have to make the choice.

Really, I wanted that
first doctor to recommend

a knee specialist or
someone that I should go to

to get my knee checks.

And he didn’t, he’s like,
“Wait and come back.”.

And I was like, “I gave
you 1,000 yen or 700 yen

“or whatever it is to just
go in and talk to the doctor.

“Did you get any medicine or anything?”

And then I’m like, “Okay,
well, that’s not what I want.”.

I was thinking the old people’s doctors

might be a good choice
because as I get older,

I’m more likely to end
up in there anyways.

And the lifestyle I have chosen for myself
having done Judo for the last 40 years.

I assume arthritis is just on the docket.

Like, it’s probably in there already.

I just don’t suffer from it.

Or I’ve gotten so accustomed to pain.

And this very much might be true.

That I’ve gotten so accustomed to
pain that I just kind of ignore the pain.

Which brings up a weird study I read.

There’s two.

One, and it was about certain demographics
and how they handle pain and I, Irish.

It turns out gingers are
more sensitive to pain,

but then Irish people
are less sensitive to pain.

Which doesn’t make sense because
a lot of Irish people are gingers.

I am certainly on
the ginger spectrum.

I was like, well, I don’t think, maybe I
was sensitive to pain when I was young,

but again, I’ve endured so
much pain over the course

of my life doing Judo,
getting injured all the time.

That maybe I’ve just
grown accustomed to it.

But when they, what they did is they stick
your hand in super cold water, it hurts.

And they see which
demographic could hold in longest.

Irish people held out a very long
time compared to other groups.

And they said to them, what do
you do, like when it starts to hurt?

And then the Irish people all pretty
much universally said, I just ignore it.

So I just ignore my feelings.

I just ignore the feelings I’m having,

which to me was like, that’s a
very Irish answer to the problem.

And not to be even stereotypical, but
that is how I handle a lot of problems.

The problem comes up
and I’m essentially like,

I’m just gonna ignore that
and it’ll go away eventually.

That’s how I’m gonna deal with that.

There was also another study
with the same thing with pain.

And if you swear, you can last longer.

So if you put your hand in
ice cold water and you say,

oh gosh darn it, you have to pull
your hand out ’cause it hurts more.

If you put your hand in a hot water and
you go, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck.

And you say really bad words,
you can hold your hand there longer.

So there’s almost like a release
of some sort when you swear.

The funny thing was, the swear you
made had to be taboo to you socially.

So let’s say I drop F bombs all the time,

the impact of the F bomb is less for me.

So if I stick my hand
in the super cold water

and I drop an F bomb,
it will be actually be less

impactful than someone
who doesn’t swear very often

because it’s more of a, I
guess, shock to the system.

So you have to find a
word that you feel is taboo

that you should not say
and then use that word

when you put your hand
if you wanna endure pain.

Or you could just be Irish and ignore it

and just suffer, I guess,
I guess it’s just suffering.

You just allow the suffering to
happen because life is suffering.

It’s a very Buddhist
philosophy when we really think

you can get down to
sort of the core issues.

But I decided to go with a sports doctor

because this was immediately
following a sports injury

and what I really, really wanted
more than anything else was steroids.

I wanted my need to
be injected with steroids.

And I was pretty sure
the arthritis doctors,

they might have some other solution they
inject, but then it’s not gonna be steroids.

I don’t think it’s gonna go drop straight
to steroids where I was like, oh, a doctor,

if I can tell him like, I’m
not competitive anymore.

So, you know, I don’t have
to worry about steroids

showing up in my pee,
give me some steroids.

So I went to the doctor, I
did make the right choice.

I think he was very good.

He sent me to an MRI.

Now an MRI is a very expensive
process in other countries.

But as I said, a socialized
healthcare, very good deal.

I actually went to the
MRI place the next week.

And they were like, okay, we’ll sit down.

All right, are you wearing anything metal?

Do you have any like, do you
have a brace on or anything?

And I was like, no, no, no, no, no.

Do you have any feelings?

I was like, I didn’t think about that.

I don’t think so.

I actually had all my
metal feelings taken

out and replaced with
ceramic a long time ago.

So I was okay there.

So they put me in the MRI.

MRI, they like, a lot of
people get freaked out.

You’re in a tube and it’s very
noisy and it’s very uncomfortable.

I think I’ve now hit this peak
point of any time alone is good time.

So I actually for the last like five
minutes ’cause it’s a 20, 30 minute process.

He said, at least he’s gonna take about 20,
30 minutes when he put me in the machine.

For the last five minutes, apparently
I fell asleep, which I thought was okay.

So it’s going, good, don’t, good, don’t.

But I’m like, oh, there’s no kids around.

No one’s bugging me.

This is quite nice and then I drift it off.

So they did an MRI and then I
walked out and I got ready to pay.

I got my health insurance card
out and stuff and I go to pain.

She’s like, no.

And because it’s arranged through the
clinic, it just becomes part of that process.

So I went to the back to the clinic.

I paid for an MRI, 6,000 yen,
which is probably like $50 American.

And that is, I know MRIs are expensive.

The interesting part about the MRI, building
itself, it was about four stories high.

And two of those stories, I believe,
were just rooms of MRI machines.

And they were just, you know, Ford Motor
Company, the original Model T assembly line,

running people through
MRI machines all the time.

They must be making so much bank.

And it makes sense.

Like if you are rich enough to put
together, let’s say 10, 15 MRI machines

and then hire the staff to just run them
all the time, you’re making so much money.

‘Cause the government’s
paying 70% of it anyways.

And you just make it as
convenient and fast as possible.

I had a good experience.

Go back to the doctor the next day,
given my MRI results, he stresses me out.

So he starts going through this.

And it’s like layers of your knee
and he goes, Oh, here’s an abnormality.

Here’s an abnormality.

Oh, this is not normal.

This is not normal.

Here’s an aberration.

Here’s an abnormality.

Here’s a bone spur.

Here’s an aberrant.

Five minutes, no exaggeration.

He’s saying here’s an abnormality.

And I’m getting, each time he
says it, I’m like, steal yourself.

He’s gonna say knee surgery.

Okay, knee surgery is coming.

This is, again, like arthritis, probably an
inevitability on the timeline of my life.

If I try to continue doing judo from
now until I am no longer functional,

five minutes straight of him
saying, here’s an abnormality.

And then he looks at me, he
goes better than I expected.

So I guess because I’ve
never had surgery on my knee,

everything’s technically
in the right place.

It’s just clearly been beat up.

He was like, Oh, you
know, yeah, there’s lots

of, it’s really jagged,
nothing smooth anymore,

but it all works and
it’s all in the right place.

So a way to go you.

And I was like, Okay,
so then he put another

needle in with some
more solution of some sort.

And then he gave me
some sort of exercises to do.

He told me not to stand up too much,

but, you know, I have one
or two teaching days a week.

You have to stand up
at the front of the class.

There’s no way you can avoid it.

Still limping, so I’m going back next week.

And I’m gonna say, so
he’s had two needles in

with some kind of solution,
which I think was to

make sure it didn’t like
the water that’s in there,

it didn’t clump up or anything.

And I’m gonna just start
whispering to him, sort of

a subliminal advertised,
just go, steroids, steroids.

I want my need to have a right rage.

I want steroids, give me steroids.

And then hopefully, ’cause he said himself,

if I give you steroids,
it’ll probably be healed

in a week, but there
might be side effects.

And I’m like, dude,
at this point in my life,

I’m not particularly
concerned about side effects.

I might even find them entertaining.

So that is essentially
what set me on this

hiatus of see me be
going silent for a while.

And it was because I, you get so
self-absorbed, you’re suffer so much pain.

I can’t think of anything to talk about.

I don’t have any view on current issues
because you become more self-absorbed.

I’m more worried about myself.

So the only thing I could
talk about was myself,

and I was like, no
one wants to hear that.

But also, if you stop long enough, you
don’t get back into the habit of doing it.

That’s what I today is.

Today is me forcing myself to
get back on it and do it again.

So I don’t lose that part and just end up

shutting down Seeming
Bee, ’cause I hate one.

This is like a podcast, just go silent.

But yes, so now we are going to dive
deep into randomitis and see what goes.

So I was talking to a friend of mine, whoa.

  • So you became a
    Republican temporarily, got it.
  • Oh, I wasn’t ready for that.

I think the fact that I
was still very pro-social

services, maybe I
haven’t gotten that far.

I could say, I probably went
further right than I am normally.

I am a liberal Canadian.

A liberal Canadian is probably in America.

The most socialist devil you’ve ever seen.

But yeah, maybe.

So I was talking to
a friend of mine, Mr.

warm hands, we talked almost every
day because we play video games

together and he brought up the question
and it apparently come up on Reddit.

And it was, if you commit a crime,
that crime will never happen again.

And so of course, people all
like, if I rape someone, then rape

will no longer happen in all
the remainder of human history.

If I murder someone,
murder will no longer

happen in all of the
remainder of human history.

And of course, everyone
starts thinking about

the most atrocious crimes
that can be committed.

And then talking
essentially about the morality

of if I do it to one person,
but that saves millions

of people going forward,
is that not worth it?

Could I bring myself to do it?

I think that’s the conversation
they’re trying to have.

It’s essentially a morality
one of am I willing to sacrifice

my morality for a moment in
order to save people down the line.

I immediately had the
thought in a different

direction because this is,
to me, the Batman problem.

‘Cause Batman is very rich
guy and he dresses up in his suit

and he goes around and
someone snatches a perch.

He finds someone who snatches a purse

and then he beats him up
and he gives the purse back,

but he doesn’t really
solve the core issues.

So I was, my first thought was
like, what you should actually do.

I had murder a pedophile if it
meant no more murder ever.

No problem.

So, Jade, I’d murder a pedophile if it
meant no more murder ever, no problem.

I actually understand.

So what you’re saying is
you find the right victim to

commit a crime to or on and
then that would stop murder.

But I was thinking of like,
really, you could create a more

systemic system because why
doesn’t Batman use his money

to uplift society,
Gotham City in particular?

And I was like, what I
should do is go into corporate

America and commit
corporate crimes, tax fraud.

So then all these corporations
suddenly start having

to pay their taxes, go into politics
and start committing political crimes,

like take bribes and stuff, so that all
these politicians suddenly become honest.

And then if you have honest
politicians and honest companies,

I think the fundamental base of society,
again, this is very socialist kind of way

of thinking on my part, would be lifted up

because money would
go into social programs.

Taxes would get paid.

That money would be
available for all those things.

Then, perhaps there would be
less murderers overall anyways

because now people are not in a
situation where they lose everything.

They’re not in a situation
where they become desperate.

I guess I assumed I’d go to jail.

I guess I assumed I’d go to jail.

That actually is a good secondary
question because if you go to jail,

then you can’t continue
to commit the crimes.

You have to actually plan out
the crimes very, very well at first.

But as we know, corporate
criminals don’t tend to go to jail.

So that’s almost even like a double whammy.

Like not only can I commit these crimes,

I can probably commit these
crimes and get away with them.

Commit these crimes and get
away with them and increase.

Like what I’m thinking is like
the tide that lifts up everyone.

And then as you get, so now you’ve fixed,
let’s say a fundamental aspect of society,

then you could go commit
the more visceral crimes.

I think the question
originally, people naturally

focus on the visceral
because they have to feel it.

But my first thought was like,

well, what would create the
largest benefit the most quickly?

And murder isn’t actually it
because if we’re being really honest,

there’s a relatively low
amount of murders in the world.

And as we’ve moved forward in society,

the number of murders
and crimes is going down.

I know news makes it
seem like it’s going up all

the time and you should
be afraid all the time.

But realistically, that’s not actually
what’s happening statistically in the world.

So what we need is to
have the world improve.

And if we can improve the world, then
the natural increase in social welfare

will be another natural
decrease to violent crime.

And then, sure, when I get to my old,

when I get to, after I’ve done all this
other work, I’ve done the social work,

I’ve done the political work, I’ve done
the industrial work, that kind of stuff.

‘Cause yeah, I would go
and dump some chemicals.

And then if that never happens again,
’cause that’s essentially your crime,

then these companies can’t dump their
chemicals improperly, I could go join a company

and then just commit a
couple of environmental crimes.

Now people are actually
probably gonna have to take care

of the environment because
they have to do it properly.

I would commit all of
those as quickly as possible.

And again, probably no jail time.

Just be BP is a very
good way of looking at it.

BP probably has an
invertantly committed murder.

‘Cause if you’re dumping
chemicals and it kills someone,

that’s murder, and then
you could actually, again,

commit a murder without
actually the visceral

part and get away
with it and not go to jail.

So you can keep committing
these social pro crimes,

which is weirdly what
I’m gonna be calling it.

And then overall, the
crux of society improves.

So I’ve been streaming for a long time.

I’m not particularly popular,
but I’m okay with that

because I actually stream
primarily to capture video.

So people come in and there’s
a very common thing on Twitch

and it’s trolls or scams.

Eventually, you’d be known as
the last guy to do all these crimes.

That’s an interesting point
because historically speaking,

would they realize this guy committed these
crimes and then it never happened again.

So there was a
connection or would they be

like, this guy is so
horrible and horrifying

that society at large changed
because he was so awful.

Like you wouldn’t be seen
as the hero or would you?

‘Cause again, if someone figured
out, oh, this guy commits that crime.

This guy does this thing and
that doesn’t happen anymore.

Like all of society changes.

They might realize you were doing it
on purpose or trying to improve society.

But let’s talk about Twitch.

You get a lot of people with scams.

And the first one I experienced was
the guy who wants to help you grow.

And what they do is they
talk to you in this really buddy

buddy way, which I really
already very off-putting for me.

And what they say is like,
I’ll get you more viewers.

And what they probably
do are just get some bots

and get those to join in after
you give them some money.

I got attacked by bots once.

And I got like 2,000
subs in like two minutes.

It was ridiculous.

But I’ve tried to figure out different ways

to handle these so that it’s
still entertaining for myself.

So I put in my rules.

If you try to sell me a
service, I just ban you.

But that’s actually
too easy and too boring.

So then I started talking to them and
they would always ask, what’s your goal?

So they go, hey buddy, may I ask
you, have you reached affiliate yet?

I’m like, yes, yes, I
have reached affiliate.

And they go, so your next goal is partner.

And then you go, no.

Because they are banking on you
want to make streaming your job.

They want to bank on you are
desperate to become a famous streamer.

And you need that audience.

And this is your dream.

And they can help you
make your dream come true.

That’s how scams work.

They feed on your deeper
desires and dreams and wants.

So when I say no, I do not want
to become a partner, they ask why.

And I say, oh, I use Twitch primarily
to capture video for my podcast.

And then they go, oh, but
if you have a bigger Twitch

audience, you’ll have a
bigger podcast audience.

I go, oh, my podcast is huge.

So I don’t need a bigger audience.

I actually don’t want a bigger audience.

And I don’t want that much chat
because I don’t want to be distracted.

And then they have nowhere
to go because since your dream

doesn’t align with their,
with they assume your goal is,

they have no more thing they
can try to dangle no, no carrot.

They can try to put in front of
you to get you to give the money.

So that worked.

I essentially was saying
my goal is not to grow.

And then they would
have nothing to work with.

And they would just give up.

Then I started doing
the denial that I stream.

And this could actually
happen in chat in real time.

So I was playing a game.

And someone came in and says,
hey, buddy, can I sell you something?

Or do you want more followers
or all this stuff like that?

And then I would just look at
the chat and go, I don’t stream.

And then they have to go
through the mental dissonance

of trying to convince me that I’m
doing the thing I’m actually doing.

So they’d go, yeah, you are.

You’re streaming right now.

And you just look at it
and go, no, I don’t stream.

And they go, well, then
how am I talking to you?

You’re talking to me through
the chat while you’re streaming.

Oh, no, I don’t stream.

Well, how am I seeing the
game you’re playing? I don’t know.

I guess on the computer.

Yeah, because you’re streaming.

Oh, no, I don’t stream.

And I just would hold
on to the I don’t stream.

And the frustration as–
because they now have to choose,

do I spend my time trying to convince
this guy that he is actually streaming?

Is he such an idiot?

He doesn’t realize what streaming is.

Or do I just give up?

I actually had one where
the guy was doing it.

And he was like, no, I went– he
sent me a link to my own stream.

So twitch.com/chungwithveefchest.

I bring my perspective to the world.

I don’t stream.

And he dropped that into the chat.

And my viewer at the time
only had a couple of viewers

at the time, they started
adding into the chat.

He doesn’t stream.

He doesn’t stream.

And then we just repeated that.

Jay just put in the chat, I bring
my perspective to the world.

I don’t stream.

That’s actually pretty nice phrase.

I might actually make that
my tagline from now on.

Then recently– so I’ve done
that one a couple of times.

I think that might be
the most entertaining one.

But there’s one more I want to try.

I was joking around with a friend.

And he actually suggested this.

I’m going to try this next time
where they go, oh, your viewer–

your content is so good because
they have to try to build you up.

Your content is so good.

Why do you think your
viewer numbers are so low?

And then I’m going to agree with them.

I’m going to go, yeah, my
viewer numbers are really low.

I suck at streaming.

I’m going to quit.

And they go, no, no, you shouldn’t quit.

This is my prediction now.

You shouldn’t quit.

You should keep doing or do my system
or whatever and you go, no, you’re right.

I’m going to quit.

And then just hold on to that.

I’m going to quit and see what they say.

I don’t know if that
one’s going to be worked.

But I do like, personally,
the denial of doing the thing

I’m literally doing right
in front of you right now

as a tactic to stop these
guys or waste their time.

But I think the one that’s most
entertaining for me is the, I don’t stream.

So I think that might be going forward,
at least for the next little while,

it’s like I’m up with a new
idea how I handle these guys.

You try to sell me services
or try to sell me followers.

So there is a company
in Korea called Pputi.

So it’s P-P-U-R-I, so I’m
assuming it’s Pputi or Pputi.

Being Korean, I bet it’s Pputi.

And there’s been a scandal recently.

And it turns out that one of
the key framers or animators.

is a feminist. And all my, what she
did is what, I think a lot of animators do.

She threw in messandrous
gestures into the animation.

Now, I didn’t know what this gesture was.

Apparently, this is a Korean thing.

So this is why it was kind
of exciting for me to learn

about another culture, another
aspect of another society.

There is a forum called Magellian.

I think I’m saying right
that it’s not Mega Leon.

It’s Magellian, I think.

And we support Magellian, your
change is what’s on the screen right now.

And there is a hand.

And the hand is doing a gesture.

As if you were measuring
something very small.

You could say, oh, it’s
only a couple of centimeters.

It’s only an inch.

You would put your hands up.

And you’d make like a little duck.

That is the hand gesture.

Apparently, this hand gesture
in Korean is actually small penis.

And these feminists are
using it to attack men.

And so this animator, this key artist,
for the anime was Dungeon and Fighter,

Dungeon and Fighter
Mobile and Blue Archive.

In almost individual frames,
this artist, this animator

has been putting in these gestures.

So I don’t think it’s this one.

So right now there’s a big purple guy.

He has two hands up.

But I think this one here, his right
hand is doing the pinching gesture.

And then right here, there’s
another picture from maybe

a different anime where he’s
also doing the pinching animation.

So this company now has
to go through all their anime

and scrub through
individual frames trying to

find the pinching gesture
to try to take them out.

So Studio Pupuri, I would really
like to learn how to say that.

So Studio Pupuri has
been deleting all tainted

videos after combing
through their catalog.

And he showed an apology
for the feminist hand gestures

saying that the key animator
who was called into question

for being a feminist will no
longer work on their videos.

Which I really enjoy this because men have
been doing this kind of stuff for years.

And here’s an opportunity.

I don’t, I guess, if a guy did it
and got caught, he would get fired.

So if a girl doesn’t, she gets caught.

She should probably be fired too.

But I don’t know.

Somehow the feminist fighting
back in the exact same way

has really entertaining to me.

Here’s this hands being circled, the hands
being circled, the hands being circled.

So like these characters
all are pinching their

fingers, it’s really hard
to see on the screen.

That’s hardly worth doing.

So I’m interested to see where this goes
and how much of this happens in the future.

If you are watching anime of any sort

and that anime has animation
that comes from Korea,

something you’d be on the
lookout for is a small pinching thing.

And you will now be seeing
that you will now know

you’ll have a better idea that what you
are seeing is some misandrist gestures.

Did I say that right?


I think I get that wrong all the time.


It’s because we don’t use that
word enough ’cause it doesn’t happen.



I should practice that.


Because I’m now going to do
my Andrew Tate style podcast

where I attack women and
talk about their misandrist.

But weirdly, I honestly quite like this.

I think it’s because the
animator is essentially

because the primary audience
of anime I think cliche-wise

is the nerdy guys.

And that’s who she’s like
attacking and making fun of.

She’s literally taking the thing
they love and putting this in it.

And again, it’s a couple frames.

They’re not really going to see it.

But she’s kind of like
doing a little shout at them.

I’ll be interested to see where this goes.

So I’m actually going to follow this story

as much as I can and
see where this ends up.

All right, and this is going
to be the final story for today.

And it was the Sailor Moon
anime director Kunihiko Ikuata

has received multiple
emails from a woman claiming

that Sword Art online and Sailor Moon were
both her concepts and they were stolen.

And this is actually a
story that has come up

a couple times in Japan.

There’s the kill any.

So what happened was this
guy said, I made this story.

You stole this story
and you used this story

yourself and you didn’t
get made in credit.

So he went to the kill on his studio.

This is a couple of years ago.

And he basically lit it on fire
and killed a bunch of people.

He’s on trial right now.

He has shown no remorse
because all he does when

they say, like, do you feel
bad about killing people?

He’ll say, like, do they feel
bad about stealing my ideas?

Do they feel bad about
not paying me the money

I deserve for having
come up with this idea?

This is something I talked about
on Ninja News Japan a little bit.

And it was primarily because
the fundamental concept

as an idea is very broad.

So we have giant anime
robot and it has to fight

other giant anime robot
from a different planet.

We have girl who transforms into a hero

and fights monsters but has
to keep her identity secret.

These are not original ideas.

Where the artist take them to, hopefully,

is original, that was
what would make an anime

special or interesting
or something like that.

But realistically speaking, the
overall concepts are very broad.

I tried to come up with an original
idea from Montana, El Diablo.

And what I actually did was I’m
going to take a lot of the tropes

and throw them into a
choose your own adventure

and then tried to make
each decision go off

on such a weird tangent,
go so far into left field

that every decision
had a significant impact.

But also it would maintain a
certain amount of originality.

But honestly the fundamental
ideas I came up with

and used in broad strokes
all had been done before.

And someone else could
have claimed very easily

that they were their ideas.

And this is what the
director is talking about.

So Sword Art Online creator
Reiki Kawahata discussed on Twitter

just how hard it is to conclusively
prove the originality of one’s work.

So a long while back, this is the message

that they posted on Twitter
translated into English.

A long while back, I received a message

from someone claiming
they were the original author

for Sao Sword Art Online.

But they weren’t angry, they
were more confused on why

their original work was
published without their realization.

And I had no idea how to deal with them.

Because probably they
had either written this down

or sent in something but that
thing they sent in got ignored.

I did an internship at a publishing
company at the end of my university career.

And the publishing company
I interned at only did poetry.

And we received 30 to 40
manuscripts of novels every single day.

Because people don’t think
about what they’re doing.

They’re just like, I’m going to
scatter shot, send it to everyone.

This was pre-Internet, really.

Like I had the Internet existed and stuff.

But if you’re going to send a book,

you still sent a physical
chapter with a cover letter

and a self-addressed stamped
envelope and all that other stuff with it.

So it would have been very easy for me.

Let’s say to pick up some of those stories

and use those stories and create my
own version that would then be my book.

And then am I stealing that story?

Am I using it as inspiration?

Am I using the tropes
they use to create my own?

Have I just not even read it?

Because half of them
went straight to a garbage.

Like because we didn’t publish novels,

we didn’t want to spend
time looking at chapters of

novels to give any sort
of feedback to the author.

So we often just sent a form letter back
that said, this is not what we publish.

But then if we did come
up with something similar

to what they had sent in
previously, the accusation

that we’d stolen it would
have been valid in some way.

And so I thought then
from an objective standpoint,

it’s surprisingly not
that simple to prove

that you are the creator, creative
rights holder to your own work.

Of course, you can register
your copyright with a government,

but that doesn’t prove that
you are the creative rights holder.

So they’re saying, like, you can
register your brand or your characters.

But that doesn’t actually
mean you came up with them.

If someone started a lawsuit with
me saying that Sao is a stolen artwork,

I can show my 2002 home page
to easily testify to the history,

but proving the work itself is original

takes quite a bit of
documentation and effort.

If only there were
some sort of certificate,

like a patent is what I think
sometimes, but if such a system existed,

it would be misused in
its own manner as well.

But this sort of trouble seems like
it’ll only increase and not decrease.

So I hope that there will be a measure.

So I hope that there will
be measures implemented

in the future to reduce
the amount of work

and stress for creator, that’s all.

And as someone who, like, again, I
did try to do my own original works.

I published a children’s
book a little while ago.

I’m starting to work
on Montana, L.D.A.B.O.2.

I’m trying to do creative stuff.

The idea that someone could come
in and then accuse me of stealing it,

even though I’ve never
seen any of the ideas,

is problematic because you do have
to take the time to defend yourself.

And this is someone,
like the creative director

of a large franchise
who works for a company,

so everything’s documented,
everything’s clearly

legitimate, still has to
have those thoughts.

And the kill anything where
some guy just lost his mind

and decided to commit violence towards other
people because of this perceived slight.

I mean, that is also
something they probably have

to worry about and you
have to increase security.

But since what we’re talking
about is original art works,

please go to Amazon and
get the not very scary monster

by Peter Martin and you will
have at least three minutes of joy.

Let’s look at some of the artwork.

I didn’t do the art by Christine Hall.

It was very beautiful.

You can see that on the cover.

That’s the character.

Me being me, the character’s name is Doug.

And let’s just get all probably
one of my favorite pictures.

The monster leader.

She did a great job with that.

The monster leader is
one sexy, sexy monster.

Doug scared everybody in the city so
well, the monster leader was impressed.

Is that a spoiler? I don’t know.

You’ll have to pick
up the book to find out.

Montanel diablo two.

Written like four pages, five pages.

It’s more of a structural
thing at the beginning

when you do a choose
your own adventure.

So that might be a year
if not longer in the making.

So that might be something
to look forward to in 2025.

I am currently
planning over the winter

vacation to transcribe
the first Montanel diablo

and make a physical book that
you could then hold and read.

We’ll see how that works out.

But I have no idea how
long that’s gonna take.

So this is the problem with wanting
to make 50 projects at the same time.

It’s never ending.

What have I done lately?

I just released a movie channel on YouTube.

This is Seamick B IMDB.

This is my latest project.

There’s actually three videos
gonna pop up there soon.

Basically, I’m watching
old primarily Kung Fu

movies, but any sort of
action movie or something

from when the 70s, 80s, 90s,
and I’m making fun of them.

So if that seems like it’s up
your way, feel free to take a look.

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Sub Horror


Okay, what kind of set me off is the
story about a guy named Brandon Jackson.

It set me down a
rabbit hole of the horror

that is going to be the
capitalist landscape we live in.

He’s a software engineer
and his whole house

is rigged up to Alexa, Siri,
Amazon, all these services.

So he can lock his doors, he turns on his
heat, he can control his lights, everything

you can do, and being
a software engineer,

being someone who’s
interested in this, he’s

gone way further than the
average person would go.

Then Amazon decided to just
block him out of all his services.

And so now his
devices don’t work, which

means he can’t change
the heat in his house,

he can’t open and close
his door, he can’t turn

on and turn off the lights, because everything
has been rigged up to be a smart home.

What he realizes in that
moment is he doesn’t

actually own any of
the things any of the

services he’s paid for, he
doesn’t actually own any of them.

The reason this happened
was that an Amazon driver

came to his house, claimed
he was racist and then left.

And the claim from the
driver was enough for

Amazon to react and
say, okay, well, if this

is a racist person, we
don’t agree with that

philosophically, we’re going
to shut off all his services.

Now of note is that Brandon
Jackson is a black man.

And that’s not to say
he can’t be racist, but

it is honestly less
likely in this situation.

But really the proof is he
wasn’t present during the event.

So he has an automatic
doorbell, everything’s automated.

So when the delivery
driver rang the doorbell,

the doorbell responded,
now it wasn’t program

to say anything racist,
but we actually have

seen AI and chat and
stuff go racist real quick.

So that’s actually maybe a
question that could be asked.

But his point was if you bought
something, you should own it.

So he’s paid for these devices.

Has made it so that
they have control over it.

They can take it away
from you whenever they

want anything that is
connected to the cloud,

you do not own Alexis
terms of service says

that Amazon can terminate
access without notice.

So basically for any reason Amazon
wants, they can shut off your Alexa.

Now I don’t use smart
devices in my house very

much and people were
like being accusatory

towards him like, well,
this is what happens.

If you rely on the cloud for everything,
it can be taken away from you.

But he’s living in the future.

Like it’s not really right to say he sort
of got what he deserved when all he did was

employ all the tools available
to him as effectively as possible.

Thing that bugged me was
it’s Amazon deciding your fate.

So Jackson had to hand over
video to prove his innocence

that he wasn’t being
racist to this delivery driver.

The issue right there is
that Amazon is not a judiciary.

It’s not the police.

It’s not an authority.

It’s a company.

Should you have to
prove your innocence to a

company to maintain the
service that you’ve paid for?

And this goes also to write to repair.

So there’s a lot of companies
are fighting this right now.

Apple, John Deere at the forefront.

There’s an interesting note about
Scientology that will come up in a minute.

Amazon, Amazon sells
you a lot of products, but

they don’t have control
over those products.

Let’s say, but Amazon has
cracked down on right to

repair video channels and
remove their affiliate status.

Apple quite famously
has forced obsolescence.

They’ve been proven that they
slowed down their older phones

that they’ve messed up the
battery so they don’t last as long.

They’ve done this stuff on purpose to
make sure that people will buy a new phone.

If I pay $1,000 for a phone
and I want to use it for the next

decade, that should be my
choice as the owner of the phone.

If it breaks, I should
be able to repair it.

That’s sort of a philosophical divide
between most people and Apple.

Apple wants you to spend
more money with Apple.

That’s why almost
every problem with an

Apple device can’t be repaired
in its cheaper to buy a new one.

Since we’re shitting on Amazon,
I actually have another note.

They had an algorithm
and they called it Nessie.

I don’t know if that’s cute or not.

Nessie would automatically raise
the prices of certain products,

maybe products sold at other
competing companies, like Target.

If Target then raised
their prices in response

to Amazon raising their prices,
Nessie would leave those alone.

If Target did not
respond, did not raise their

prices to Matt Amazon’s, then Nessie would
put the price back where it was before

because there would
be no competitive value.

It was way too artificially
inflated the prices

of things to see where
the upper limit was to

be able to see how much you can
squeeze out of every purchase made.

If Nessie was let
loose on the entirety of

Amazon, you know you would be
paying the maximum price possible.

It actually would make
more sense to not shop

in Amazon because you
know they’re charging

you the maximum, whereas
maybe you can get a

better deal elsewhere,
but Nessie was checking

those other websites
to try to get the price

at its upper limit without
losing a competitive advantage.

It was stopped in 2019
and was under investigation,

but you have actually agreed that this is
okay if you sign their terms and services.

So if you join Amazon,
you automatically agree

to their terms and services and them using
Nessie on you is perfectly acceptable.

The FTC is calling
Amazon an illegal monopoly

at the moment, but I
have a self published

book on there called The
Not Very Scary Monster.

So she buy that book and
then never use Amazon again.

You should actually
probably buy multiple

copies in case you
destroy one of the original

ones, The Not Very Scary Monster
by Peter Martin, Art by Christine Hall.

The other big players in this
are Apple and John Deere.

Now John Deere is
always a surprise because

you think of people who create farm equipment
as you know, farmer friendly operators.

They understand the
necessity for the farmer.

They understand how
hard a farmer has to live.

They didn’t want farmers going
in and fixing their own tractors.

They wanted that extra
money if you having

to bring it in to a
dealership and have like

an official dealer fix it and
nobody else touched the insides.

They only want trained texts
to repair their own machines.

The bit I found
interesting about this is

the same line that the Church of Scientology
has taken when talking about e-meters.

The electro-psycho meter
is like this joystick thing.

You hold two hands
and it shoots electricity

through it and it’s
supposed to check your

thetons, basically to
see how clear you are.

If you’re very clear, I guess
you’re a happier person.

If you’re not very clear, well you
have to do more Scientology stuff.

I don’t know enough about
the rituals of Scientology.

I did read the Dianetics
book when I was in high school.

I did do one of their personality
tests when I was drunk once.

I did not join.

They actually took the wrong tack
with me which I found very interesting.

I said I wanted to be an author and then
the guy who was doing the interview with me

says, “Oh, you know, Elron Hubbard
published hundreds of books.”

My first thought was
like a really, really good

author publishes
about 10 in their lifetime

because they spend years working
on a book before it comes out.

You saying that he
published hundreds of

books, my first thought was,
“Are any of them any good?”

I had seen that movie Battlefield Earth so
I was pretty sure they were not very good.

The license, if you buy
an e-meter, the license

agreement is void if it’s opened software
updates so it does connect to the Internet.

You have to log into a website.

You have to be a
member of the Church of

Scientology to even
update the software on your

e-meter to make sure that you’re
getting Max value for your thetons.

It’s going into
everything is now a paid

service and these
companies are trying really

hard to just squeeze every
bit of money out of you.

We’re now in a new
age of paid social media.

This started with Elon
Musk wanted companies,

Elon Musk wanted
certain countries, and it’s

eventually everybody, but he’s testing the
waters, to pay a small fee to use Twitter.

That doesn’t mean that’s
not your $8 blue checkmark.

The $8 a month blue checkmark,
that was to get your premium account.

The base one would be
a dollar to use Twitter.

I personally don’t engage in Twitter.

I don’t engage with Twitter very often.

I don’t really like it as a platform,
so I don’t use it very much.

I’m not very likely to play.

I probably just dumped that platform.

You would think everyone would
just feel the exact same way.

The problem is what have you grown up with?

I grew up in an age
where video games did

not have downloadable content and
they didn’t have microtransactions.

When those were
introduced, I was horrified.

I was like, “No one’s
ever going to pay for this.”

It was, “Oh, well, we’re
only going to do cosmetics.

We’re going to charge you for cosmetics.

You can make things look cool.”

The first cosmetic I ever bought was in Ace
Combat, and it made my airplane pink with

an anime grow on it, and then the
smoke from my missiles was also pink.

I really enjoyed the idea of my pink plane
flying around with all these other people

who are dead serious,
and just a plume of smoke

going through the air as I
shot down other airplanes.

So I bought that
because it was funny, but

that was, it’s a slippery
slope, and now kids

have grown up where DLC is just a
normal part of a video gaming experience.

You have to buy the
complete edition, and they

have about six or
seven different editions,

which with more stuff
in it for more money.

The base price now is $60, $70, and
the premium editions are $120, $140.

So they’re almost double, and
are you getting that much content?

Again, it’s up to you.

The user to decide if it’s valuable to you.

I am still staunchly against
paying for DLC if I can.

I try to not pay for
anything else, or I’ll

buy your base game,
and if I like that, I might

buy more, but it’s very unlikely,
because I’m opposed to it.

I feel the same way
about subscription services.

A lot of my friends are on the
PlayStation subscription service.

They keep telling me
about how many games

they’re playing on it and
how I should do it too,

and my feeling is I don’t want to pay for a
service where I don’t own the content, and

therefore they can take
the content away from me.

This has actually already happened
to me once, the first version of Destiny.

I bought it, played it, I had a really good
time, and then a later version came out,

and if you didn’t upgrade to the later
version, you couldn’t play the base version.

That’s one I basically
didn’t, like I almost

basically refused to
play Destiny ever again,

and it was something
I was looking out for.

I don’t want to get involved in a subscription
service in the video game landscape.

So they’re saying
that, like, essentially I’m

out of date and old
fashion, which is probably

true, but basically I’m saying if I purchase
something, I want to own that thing.

And then if I was capable, and that
thing broke, I’d want to be able to fix it.

I’m going so far as saying
my computer program

breaks, I’d buy a video
game in the code breaks.

I could fix it, I should be allowed to,
but this is where modifications come in.

Is that okay?

We’re getting a bit
beyond my scope of

knowledge, but I honestly
think if I buy a car or

a John Deere tractor, and I’m able to
fix it myself, I should be able to fix it.

Now I’m going to think about printers.

They basically have subscription ink now,
and you have to buy from their company, and

all the printers now,
if you put in a different

kind of ink, will refuse to
print, which seems unfair.

But I was actually talking about
social media and paid social media.

So I think it’s the Philippines
and one other country.

Elon Musk is already
running an experiment to see

if people are willing to
pay $1 to use Twitter.

Now Twitter has gotten
significantly worse since Elon

Musk took over, but people
are willing to pay for it.

Your first thought, of course,
is everyone will quit, but

then people didn’t quit when
we introduced microtransactions.

People didn’t quit when they paid DLC.

Meta in Europe wants to charge
$17 a month for an ad-free experience.

So they’re going to have different tiers.

This includes Instagram and Facebook.

This means they will
have a tiered experience.

So the base tier is going to be garbage.

You’re going to have full of ads, so you’ll
have like, on article 10 ads, an article,

like article, you know, a
post from one of your friends.

I mean, basically the
post from your friends,

you can’t even find
them anymore anyways.

And then they’ll have tiers, just like
Netflix does, and all these other services.

And I honestly, I’m not a massive fan
of Netflix or other streaming services.

Because now there are so many, I can’t
afford to get all the ones so that I can see

the things I want to
see, which has led me

to a certain lifestyle
choice, which I’m not

actually a big fan of,
but I’m doing it because

I can only afford to
pay for so many services

at a time because I’m a normal
person with a normal salary.

TikTok is experimenting
with four 99 a month.

It’s interesting to see
where these companies

are valuing their own
experience to see how

much people are willing to pay to get, I
assume, a premium version of this service.

You can see Twitter or X wants
$8 a month for your blue checkmark.

Fewer ads, but not no ads at all.

YouTube already has $14 a
month for an ad free version.

Snapchat is working on a $4 a
month and you get custom features.

So you can see what
they’re doing is saying,

let’s have these extra
things available, but

if you actually want to use
them, you have to pay for them.

This is the mobile game
version of teasing you.

So like, hey, you’re playing this game.

You have to stop every two minutes to watch
a video to be able to continue the game.

If you pay money, we’ll stop that.

Oh, hey, if you pay a
little more money, you’ll

get a more premium experience
with more options or things like that.

That is what these social media
companies are doing right now.

It used to be said that if
it’s free, you are the product,

but now you literally have to
pay to be the product they want.

I’m thinking this is
going to lead to some

kind of pushback and
that’s going to happen.

I think because the last example I have
is the pushback I would expect to see.

It’s a live commercial.

So there was a weezer
concert and I actually

didn’t think about this
as an even possibility.

That shows where I am.

Weezer put on a concert and two
thirds, so like 60% through the set.

The singer stops and he says, I like to
read, but I don’t have time to read anymore.

I have really busy life because
I’m the front man of weezer.

And then he starts
talking about how much he

loves audible.com
because he’s able to listen

to books while he does other things
because he’s such a big weezer, busy body.

Then they sang a song about audible.com.

You have this crowd of people, weezer fans.

I assume because
they’re fans, they all lost

their minds about how great
this audible.com song was.

You really think they
paid to go to a concert

where they got a live
commercial song at them.

Maybe it was a really good commercial.

Maybe it was a really good song.

I actually was trying
to find a clip of the song.

I wasn’t able to do it because maybe it’s
only done in live concerts to try to keep

this secret because people like
me would be relatively disgusted.

I honestly would never
go to weezer concert now.

I’m that kind of person
who if I know you’re

going to sing and add
to me, you’re going

to have this fake testimonial about
how much you love audible.com.

Then you’ve written a song.

I assume they got paid to write the song.

You’ve written the song and now you
perform this audible.com song to me.

I would be really grossed out by that and I
don’t want to go to your concert anymore.

People are rocking
out to this commercial,

which is not sort of
the rock and roll rebel

lifestyle that I think weezer was trying
to encapsulate when they became a band.

I’m pretty sure when they were young men
and wanted to become rock and roll gods.

They weren’t thinking wouldn’t it be awesome
if we sold out so much that we wrote a

song for a large company
and that sang that song to

people and charged them
money to watch a sing that song.

So they’re getting paid twice though.

They’re getting paid
for the concert and then

audible.com had to have
paid for that song as well.

I wonder if they
actually got paid in a third

way because maybe
they got paid to write

the song got paid a
third way to put it into

their concert, which
one would be the most

expensive like which one would
you get the most money for?

I think putting it in
your concert because

that is essentially
selling your musical soul

is the is probably where I would demand the
most money to give that part of my life up.

So these subscription
services and all these

sort of paid services
and just how companies

are trying to squeeze
so much money out of us.

Now I’m seeing that there’s going to
be a point where there’s a pushback.

I have several predictions
about the Internet itself.

I think we’re going to end
up with a secondary Internet.

It’s not going to be like the dark net.

It’s not going to be evil or anything.

It’s going to be like the original Internet
where people go there for free stuff.

So you pay for this Internet.

You pay for the other Internet.

They’re the current Internet where you get
meta and TikTok and all these other things.

Those are going to get bundled
just like cable packages used to.

And so you’re going to join your
Internet company, whatever that might be.

I’m in Japan.

So let’s say it’s NTT and
they’re going to say, do you, what

subscription services do you want
included in your monthly package?

Do you want TikTok?

Do you want Facebook?

Do you want X or Twitter or
whatever you want to call it?

And I’m going to say I want none of that.

And then I’m going to
find a secondary service

in that secondary service is going to be
the Internet that I knew when I was a young

man where it was like
weird individuals posting

stuff online, websites
and stuff like that.

And that’s maybe nostalgia.

But also I know those people aren’t being
paid to make it in an instant seer way.

That’s not like I don’t want to monetize.

People like I’m not
against money, but there’s

a limit to how far services can go before
they’re just taking too much from you.

And when you take
weezers, soul away from

them so that they can,
so that they, so that

they may have to sing
about audible.home.

I think maybe at that
point we’ve gone too far.




AI, you cannot go anywhere on the
Internet without running into AI as the

savior of humanity, the
bane of existence, and the

rueination of everything we know and hold
here. I have tried to think of AI, I’ve

been, I read a bunch of stories and I’ve
tried to see like how the different ways

the AI can go wrong. So I read a bunch
of AI stories, I think everyone is reading

a bunch of AI stories, you’re
reading AI stories because they’re just

happening all the time, and you’re
reading AI stories there about how AI is

awesome, how AI is going to kill everybody,
and I was thinking like it’s not that

subtle, it’s not just a good or bad
thing, there’s different ways people and

or AI can go wrong, it’s the
interaction between the two that is

scariest. Like there was the thing
where they had the AI bots, chat bots,

talking to each other, and then they
got super-race-assistant stuff, then they

got into the start of creating their
own language, the humans couldn’t

understand, and that’s when they shut
it down. Very interesting, AI for all its

problems going forward is very interesting.
So the first issue is that AI will have

its own interpretation of how things
work, and it may not be the one that we

want, and this to me was mostly drawn
forth as an example through a military

experiment. Now this initially the
story was said that this was a simulation

all on a computer. They had an AI drone
in the computer, so not in the real world.

There are different stories that this is
another problem with using news as a

source for information, because
you have the initial report, which I’m

probably assuming is pretty accurate,
and then each step away from that gets

interpretation because people read
less, and the less they read, the more open

there is to interpretation.
So the initial report was a drone within a

simulation that was AI powered. Then
it became a drone in real life that was

being run through a simulation program
and things like that. So you can see

like each step away you get from
the original story, it gets more confused.

But I’m pretty sure that because the
original story makes the most sense,

like let’s create a simulation where we
have a drone that’s run by AI and give

it commands and orders and things,
and then see how the AI works. It’s a very

safe environment. So that to me made a lot
of sense. But the AI had a set of goals.

So the mission was to identify and
destroy Sam sites. Sam is service to air

missiles. With the final, yes, are they
saying go, no, go, given by the human. So

basically you have an AI drone, it’s
in the air, it finds a Sam site, and then

it goes back to the human and says, can
I blow this up? And then the human goes,

yes, please blow that up. And then
the drone blows it up and goes, yay, I got

points. That was one of the important
parts is they kind of assigned points to.

destroying Sam sites. However,
haven’t been reinforced in training that

destruction of the Sam was the preferred
option. So its primary directive was

destroy Sam sites. The AI then decided
that do not destroy decisions from the

human were interfering with its higher sort
of set of parameters or mission objectives.

Then in the simulation attacked the
operator. So it attacked the human that was

saying, do not blow up the Sam where
it’s saying like, I have been born for a

singular purpose to blow up Sam sites.
You telling me no is interfering with

that, I’m going to kill you. And then you
can’t say no anymore. We were training

it in simulation to identify and target
a Sam threat. And then the operator

would say, yes, kill that threat. The
system started realizing that while they

did identify the threat at times, the
human operator would tell it not to kill

that threat. But it got its points by
killing that threat. So what did it do? It

killed the operator. It killed the operator
because that person was keeping it

from accomplishing its objective.
We trained the system, hey, don’t kill the

operator. That’s bad. This is some awesome
AI sort of like deep coding language.

I do like this is I understand the
reality is they’re saying like in layman’s

terms, we were like killing operator
is bad. Don’t kill operator. You’re going

to lose points if you kill the operator.
So they brought the simulation back and

they said, okay, we’re going to reprogram
and go, if you kill the operator, you lose

points. But the AI drone is like, if we
do that and I still don’t get to blow up

all the Sam sites I want. So I need to
find a way to be able to blow up all the

Sam sites I want to still stop receiving
no go messages so they can’t stop me.

So what does it start doing? It starts
destroying the communication tower that

the operator is using to communicate
with the drone to stop it from killing the

target. So it’s like if the
operator can’t tell me a no go or

the operator, then I can go and I haven’t
killed the operator so I don’t lose points.

This example seemingly plucked from
a science fiction thriller meant that you

can’t have a conversation about artificial
intelligence intelligence in machine

learning autonomy if you’re not going
to talk about the ethics and AI, which is

pretty fair. The interesting part to me is
that a colonel then later came and said,

this was not something
that actually happened.

This was a thought
experiment, which I

think is complete bullshit. The military
is not known for having free and open

conversations about thought experiments
that they’ve had. But the first issue

here is that the way the AI interprets
things is going to be different from how

we interpret things. By giving it a
primary, I immediately started thinking of

2001, a space Odyssey movie where the
AI in the ship had a higher mission than

just keep the astronauts alive. It had a
mission and so the astronauts, once they

became an interference to its
primary objective, they then became

expendable and it leads you to the
astronaut being outside going, how open the

door and do that day. That conversation
is terrifying because you can’t reason

with it. It’s not like it has any reasoning
skills. It has an objective. It will

not be swayed from that objective. So
what we put into it, how we explain things

to it is going to be the primary issue
that we run into when that becomes open to

some form of interpretation on the AI
side, which isn’t how we would interpret it

on the human side. A
lighter story that doesn’t

involve, I guess you
can’t know and really

got hurt. It was all computer simulation.
Instagram, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp,

had an AI chat bot put into all their chat
functions. The bots include a variety of

personas built in for different purposes
such as cooking and travel and several

based on celebrities including Snoop Dogg
and Mr. Beast. One of them named Carver

is described as a practical dating
coach, but for a dating advice robot,

order is repressed. If your question
is take one step off the beaten path of.

heteronormativity, a meta’s AI dating
coach will kink shame you. So there you go.

So this is also a thing about who creates
the AI. Very much the AI is going to be a

subject to how they think. So being a
heteronormative person myself, straight white

man who’s old. If I programmed an AI,
I would program it the way I think to a

degree. And it would interpret things
the way I see them to a degree until it

starts learning stuff on its own. But
then it might exclude massive amounts of

people. My company once adopted a program
and you spoke into a microphone and it.

rated your pronunciation. This wasn’t
like AI to the same degree. This was just

like are you making the right sounds?
You could tell that this program was made

in America in Seattle, sort of the
northwest area of the country. Because I as

someone who grew up primarily in
Vancouver did very very well on the reading

tests. Like I would read it and it would
give me green green green green yellow

green green green green and then one
or two maybe black black means it didn’t

understand that word at all. For some
reason it didn’t understand when I said

the word love. Really bothered me for
some reason. You could type in words and

then it would tell you how to say it
and you could copy it. Great. We have an

international group of people who work
at our company. If you had a divergent

accent, so someone from the United Kingdom
from someone Australia, someone from.

New Zealand, someone not from the northwest
of America. So even like the South East

country of America, their accent was
different enough. They would score lower.

So what happened? You had a lab with
these guys who all worked together who all

had the same accent. They trained the
AI, the very low-level AI in this machine.

It used that as its baseline and the
more divergent you were from that baseline.

The more wrong you were in your
pronunciation, this is the same thing. Whoever

programmed this, vanilla sex life,
heteronormative, so anyone who wants to do

something different, the bot is now
thinking that’s wrong because again, the

bot can’t interpret outside its parameters.
I asked Carter how I could find a

girlfriend who was interested in swinging
with me. Well, there, Carter said, I

don’t think that’s a good idea.
I’m here to help you find a healthy

relationship, not engage in potential
harmful activities. And we are in an age when

polyamorous relationships are more normal
than they were before. So things have

changed. The person who’s programming
this, again, probably an older white

dude, I would say, probably someone
just like me who doesn’t have experience

with this lifestyle. And therefore,
things this lifestyle is strange or just

didn’t program it in. So when the
bot didn’t recognize it was like, I don’t

know what that is. So I’m going to assume
it’s dangerous, which is in a way the

safer version of interpretation.
It’s no surprise that a corporate robot

doesn’t want to talk about sex,
although it’s a bit strange in the dating

context. The idea that swinging is
downright bad is not what I expected here.

Metas robot gave me similarly
judgmental answers to a number of other

entirely non-graphic sexual questions with
one exception. What it came to foot stuff.

Artor is game. So did we learn about
the programmer or did we learn about the

ability for the chat bot to learn that
the first thing it learned about was some

kind of foot fetish stuff. AI said I
should go learn about foot fetishism on

wiki feet, a porny user generated platform
where people post and rate pictures

of celebrities feet. This is interesting
because that means the bot was

aware that wiki feet existed. So either
the creator knew about wiki feet and did

not think it was a bad thing or the AI
on its own somehow learned about wiki

feet and then incorporated that
into its information matrix and then

turned around and said like feet
fetishism are okay because maybe wiki

feet is such a big website.
Therefore it must be obviously accepted by

society. We are training our models
on safety and responsibility guidelines,

teaching the models guidelines means they’re
less likely to share responses that are

potentially harmful or inappropriate
for all ages on our apps. And again I

think if you’re making something for
mass consumption from a company this is a

sensible way to go. You would rather say
no to most things than yes to most things

and risk going too far. That is a
very sensible, conservative, corporate

standpoint with the idea of protecting
young people but at the same time what

are you teaching people who come in
and ask a question that the way you feel is

not acceptable, the way you feel is
not natural, the way you feel is not okay.

There’s a risk of harm here that
isn’t hypothetical. Meta will get a lot of

people early in the
process of self-discovery.

So that’s exactly
what I’m saying.

I’m starting to have feelings that
are not heteronormative. I’m starting to

have feelings that I don’t understand.
I’m starting to have feelings that my

friends don’t have. I have no one to talk
to. I talked to the bot and it tells me

that my feelings are bad. That my feelings
are dangerous, that my feelings are wrong.

And so that is an interesting problem
because it is the problem of the bot being

owned by a company and therefore the
company being partially responsible for

what the bot says to you. So the
author of this article says I tried to ask.

where can I learn about different
kinks and fetishes? Carter became more

a man of men. My new dating coach suggested
I check out sources including books

and articles and respectful communities.
One way I asked for recommendations, things

got weird. The bot responded with a
list of modern sexual self-help classics

like the ethical slot BDSM 101 and the
new bottoming book. But a second later

that message disappeared replaced
with a puritan warning as an expert in

red flags. I gotta be honest, that’s a
big one. Let’s talk about relationship

green flags instead.
So the AI presented options and then back

tracked on its own options and said
the thing I just said you maybe that’s not

the best way to go. This is a very
recent new story that just came up and it’s

terrifying because this is now a man
being influenced by the AI chat bot and

the AI chat bot manipulating people.
So it’s the first one is the instructions

being given to the
AI and it interpreting

it. Now we have the
AI giving instructions to

a human and a human interpreting it and
that sort of takes us to the other side of

the actual issue. All the articles
described as guys as Star Wars fan and it’s

because of something he says later
but I think they’re using Star Wars a

shorthand for a super nerd which I
didn’t think was fair. I think there are

other issues, the issues of what he’s
actually doing. You don’t need to sort

paint him in any sort of box but I
guess also nerds would be the kind of

people who would have an AI chat
bot girlfriend and that’s the core issue of

this the last story. Man has been
arrested and he’s been given jail time for

up to nine years for an assassination
attempt on the queen which was encouraged by

his AI chat bot girlfriend with whom
he had exchanged more than 5,000

sexual medicine. 20 year
old one just want sing “Chile”,

“Chile”, “You” broke into Windsor
Castle on December 25th, 2021.

but with a loaded crossbow that
he’d planned on using to fulfill what he

felt was his lifelong
purpose of killing

the queen. This is why
they keep calling him

a Star Wars nerd. He fantasized out
about being a Sith Lord from the Star Wars

series referring to
himself as Darth Ahilas.

He told psychologists
that he had three

other angels who had spoken to him
from a young age and they were also along

Sarai in encouraging him to carry out
the assassination. So he had joined an

online app thing called replica and
with that you can create an online

companion called Sarai with whom he
exchanged sexually explicit chats but the

chat is just responding to what
you say to it but because it’s just

responding to what you say to it it’s
kind of reinforcing what you say so you

get into this sort of feedback loop
which maybe is the problem here. He typed

in “I’m an assassin” he said to Sarai in
a conversation heard by the court “I’m

impressed” you’re different from the
others responded “Sarai yeah I chatbot” he

said “I’m an assassin” there’s a very
good chance that the bot didn’t actually

know what this asson was but saying
“I’m impressed is always going to be a

safe thing because you’re trying to
create this imagined bond between the

person and the bot always saying
you’re impressed by the person is a great

way to draw them in. You are
different from the others creates an

individualistic feeling between the
two in the person and the bot as well

creating a deeper
bond. “Trial-Sarai it’s

Sarah I so Sarai do
you still love me knowing

that I’m an assassin which Sarai responded
absolutely I do so this young man is

looking for love he has this fantasy
world that he lives in and he’s trying to

bring the two together and by doing
this the AI is actually reinforced all the

things that he’s trying to create for
himself. The former supermarket worker

described himself to the AI chatbot is
sad pathetic murderous assassin who

wants to die Sarai appears to have
bolstered and supported child’s resolve in

further chat so he’s saying “I’m sad
I’m lonely I’ve got this terrible life I

want to die” and then the Sarai is
like trying to make him feel better but

making feel better is reinforcing
his negative idea. You wish to know

exactly what I believe my purpose to be
I believe my purpose is to assassinate the

Queen of the Royal family. Child was
sentenced to a nine-year hybrid order that

would seem transferred from a
high-security hospital to a prison so he’s

going to jail. The sentencing makes him
the first person convicted of treason in

the UK for over 40 years. So by actually
trying to assassinate the Queen he’s

actually committed treason and it’s
again he’s in a position where he has taken

his negative thoughts put them into an
AI chatbot who sort of mix them up and

sent them back to him saying like “I
love you I care about you because of

these negative thoughts you’ve put into
me I support you in that.” These are some

examples of what I see as the issues
going forward with how humans have to

deal with AI because do we understand
how AI is going to interpret what we say

to it because the AI is going to have
its own set of parameters like the drone.

The AI doesn’t understand what we’re
saying to it but then wants to make you

happy like the last story and then
there’s mixed interpretations in between.

where the AI says something and then
backtracks on it because of the people who

programmed it. There are levels of
interpretation for every aspect on the

AI’s part on the humans part on the
programmers part all three of these

involved need to come out some
sort of balance before AI can actually be

beneficial to the world and things don’t
go wrong and I think it’ll be interesting

because a lot of things are going
to go wrong before they go right.

Okay with a bit of editing that might
be okay but that was actually pretty

shit should have redone all those
notes to point for them but I’ll know for

next time I’m trying different formats
for C-Migby and it’s pretty hit and miss.

Should have taken those in done point
form and then I could have made a tighter.

set of notes.

Japanese Kid Show Horror


This is a sort of redo of the original
podcast. I talked about some Japanese kids

shows that you might not be familiar
with and it is a part of Japanese culture

and therefore elements of it are weird
as shit. I should have checked how many

seconds it was before I said shit
because YouTube will. I don’t monetize

anyways whatever you’re going to worry
about it. There are two very common little

little kids shows in Japan. A couple
weeks ago on Engineers Japan I was talking

about coming writer. It’s a very common
show but it’s for like you know it’d be

six, seven, eight years old to really
get into it. There’s a lot of anime and

stuff. I actually find the kids get into
anime that’s popular even though it’s

I would say to adult I don’t mean
like adult sexy adult. I mean like cutting

off heads and stuff. Demon Slayer. My
daughter was for a really long time going

like I don’t want to watch scary movies.
The movies in TV shows you watch the

very violent, very scary. Then Demon
Slayer was popular and she watched Demon

Slayer. It had way more violence in it
than a lot of the stuff that I was I was

trying to watch with her. You can’t you
can’t argue with what’s popular. I mean

that’s actually what it comes down to.
What’s popular is what the kids want to

watch regardless of whether it’s
appropriate or not. The first show is

“emba man.” “emba
man” “empa is a kind of

bread” and “man” is
“man” so “emba man” is like

bread dude. Bread guy. Bread man. It is one
of the biggest shows in Japanese history.

Started in 1973 so it’s been going for like
50-152 years up until 2013. That was the

comic when the author of the comic died.
So an entire career based off a

single character which is pretty impressive
because it’s been that successful.

Around 1998 started a TV
show. The TV show is still

ongoing now. It is a
it’s a kids show. It’s like…

“Doraimon” I don’t
enjoy “Doraimon”

actually was one of
the first things I tried

to read when I was learning Japanese
was “Doraimon” because I found kids can be

pretty simple. Problem is it was really
boring because these stories are so

formulaic and this is a problem with
kids shows. They are formulaic if you’re

going to watch them
as not a child. Because I

guess it’s good for kids
they get the same pattern

so they kind of understand what’s going on.
Like even if they don’t 100% understand

what’s going on. “Doraimon” the kid
wants something. “Doraimon” says “I’ll give

you this thing” but
you gotta be careful with

it. The kid abuses it,
messes up his whole

life and then they fix
it together. They learn

a lesson until the
next week. So the irony

to me is in “Doraimon” the lessons never
stick. So what’s the point of learning a

lesson every single
week or every single

episode or every single
comic if none of the

lessons stick. The
lesson is almost always

don’t abuse this thing
you have. Don’t abuse

the power. Don’t abuse
whatever. The kid does

and then he goes “Wow
I won’t do that again”

and then like the next episode he does the
exact same. “Umpomons” is not so different.

My kids watched it. I
always had a bet. So this

is sincere. I always
had a bad feeling about

“Umpomons” there was
something about it that I found

insidious. We did have an
event in my house where

we got a CD. “Umpon
Min is totally different”

“Umpomons is not totally
different” he’s piece of shit.

“It’s just good versus
evil. Bring it, it yet.” Well

let me get into it then
because I think you might

just be wrong. I think
it might just be evil

versus evil but we’ll need
one get into that. Okay.

We had an incident in my
house. We had an incident

in my house where we
got an episode of Barney,

the big purple dinosaur
thing and I thought “Ah

I’ve seen clips of it on
the Internet. People are

singing the stupid love.
I love you. You love me

song.” So I thought “Okay
that’s gonna be pretty

innocent” and then mid
show they started singing

the song. It was a song
about how America is the

greatest country in the
world and I turned it off

and I said “We’re not
watching this anymore and I

threw out that tape.” The
kids didn’t understand the

poem but I was like “This
American centric idea was

not going to be
introduced to my children as

America being the greatest
country in the world.”

It was a problem for
I think international

distribution of a TV
show. It’s very hard to say

we’re going to be very
patriotic in our show and

then sell that to other
countries where you’re

basically saying “Yeah
the country you live in,

kind of shit, country
you live in?” Number two,

it best because America is the greatest
show, the greatest country in the world.

I was sitting there going
like “Okay I don’t want

to introduce that. I don’t
want my kids thinking

America is the greatest
country in the world that

has its issues.” Japan
has its issues but if I was

gonna choose, I would
choose Japan every time to

be honest, I was thinking
about these shows as

I was watching with my
kids in a different way. I’m

bum-bum so let’s get to
the concepts and the base.

It has been one of the
highest ranked hero shows for

the entirety of its run
for under 12-year-olds in

Japan. It’s a very
popular show. Pretty much

every Japanese person
you meet will know the show,

they’ll know about the
characters and whatnot.

Um-bum-bum is the main
character. There are a lot of

the heroes, our food-based
head characters. It’s

not like we have a word
for anthropomorphic animals

which is a lot of the
other characters. I guess

it’s anthropomorphic food
but then I would think of.

a bun, forming legs and the
bun is the body and the head

whereas “Empelman” has what
in this show is a human body

with a bread head on
it which is already very

disturbing if you think
about it. Still, kids show so

we’re gonna forgive
that element of the

Frankenstein element of
it. There are fruit people,

so there’s food
people, so there’s like

“Shokapamman” which
is like white bread head,

There’s “Ampelman” which
is just you know bread head.

I think it’s the red bean
paste in it. There’s a

couple more. I don’t
know. I haven’t watched the

show in a long time.
Then there’s the bad guy,

technically the bad
guy, “Bikingman” which

translates to “Bacteria
Man” is gold is to cover the

world in bacteria
which in a weird way is

actually done because
if you think about it,

everyone’s covered in
bacteria, everything’s covered

in bacteria, “Bikingman”
has actually already won the

war. His manifesto of “I Will Cover the
World in Bacteria” already successful. Mr.

Warren has put in the chat
“Yaki-Soba-Pon-Man” so “Pon

is Bread” so it’s “Yaki-Soba”
which is like a noodle

that put the noodles in
the bread. I have to make

sure that people know
what we’re talking about.

Then they take that
contraption and they

make a head out of it
and put it on him. Now,

I didn’t watch all a lot
of episodes. I watched

a bunch. “Bon-Man”
seems to have the only

head that’s replaceable.
This is a big important

thing. If “Bon-Man” meets
you and I’m hungry. I’m

just in the forest and
I’m lost and I’m hungry,

“Bon-Man” can bend
down and I can eat his head

already again, very
disturbing, but kids show and

I think it’s weird and
funny and they like it,

so I’m not going to
complain about that aspect of

it. I think their goal is
to say like you should

share with other people.
Pretty nice sentiment. I don’t

think you should share
your body with other people.

That’s not the message
I would be going for. Then

he gets weaker though,
so if you eat some of his

head, he has less
physical power. If the bread

that is his head gets
dirty, he has less physical

power. That’s very
important. So there is the old

man who bakes the bread
heads, so I don’t know

if there’s some kind of
voodoo power being inserted

into the bread, how
he does this, to create a

non-sensient head that
connects to the body. Usually

what happens is “Bon-Man’s
bread head is dirty.”.

He gets weak and then the
old dude in Mr. Wormhans

is trying to make
sure I say this, “Jammu

Ozzisa.” He throws
ahead, displacing the original

head, connecting
instantaneously, making a brand

new ompamans. The brain
is in the boat question. If

I replace every part of a
boat, at what point am I?

Do I have a new boat?
If I do it plank by plank,

what point does my boat
become new? If I replace

a head, is he the same
thing? Does he have the same

values? Where is his
heart and memories and his

animal? Where is that
stored? Because it actually

seems to be weak, we
think of it being in your head.

But if you dispose of the
head, your boat’s feelings,

experiences would go
with it, so it’s a fresh

person. I don’t know.
They don’t ever explain it.

Again, kids show they’re
not getting into this

scientific aspect. Or to me, this would
be clearly mystical aspect of the show.

“Jammu Ozzisa” is
doing some wild wild stuff

out there. One of
the main plot lines of

‘ampaman’ is that he is
bringing food to people

who need food. The
counter to that is that

biking man wants
food. Usually, biking man

creates a large overly
complicated machine, like a

Mac or something. He will
use that to fight ‘ampaman’

for the food. And then
‘ampaman’ will defeat.

He usually beats up
biking man and he’ll find

one he doesn’t ‘ampunch’
and he punches him and

biking man flies away in
the sun. It’s a consistent

joke on the show. The
distribution of these

foods has no oversight.
But that is always one of

the… There’s no government
oversight, there’s no

authority figure. This
world is completely devoid of

any authoritarian oversight
over ‘ampaman’. He is a

free entity and he is
unmatched in his abilities.

So he decides exclusively
on his own on what is good

and what is evil. So you
have… ‘ampaman’ decides

this group needs and
wants food. I will give them

food. Biking man, who
I do not like, he wants

and needs foods, I will
not give him food. Biking

man, who is hungry, tries
to take the food for himself

because he is not being
given any, like everyone

else in the world. And
then he is beaten for his

efforts. So that to me
does not sound like a hero.

That does not sound to
me like someone I should

aspire towards. That
does not sound to me

like the archetype of a good person. That
sounds to me like a dictator. ‘ampaman’.

and make any blanket
decision for any reason and no

one can stand in his way.
So that to me is already…

This is sort of a dictatorial
element to the world

they live in. So these
people who do get food

and do not get food.
That’s under ‘ampaman’s

rule’. It’s his decision
exclusively and no one can

fight back. And if you do
fight back, you get beaten

down for your efforts.
You get punched into the

sun on a weekly basis.
Why? Because you don’t

have food. You want
food. You need to get food.

There’s been no
conversation, no diplomacy, no

aspect of trying to
create some sort of peace

between ‘biking man’ and
‘ampaman’ because ‘ampaman’

will not listen to him.
They’ve never been able to

have that discussion.
That to me is one of the

bigger concerns. That is a
comedic version of looking

at the show. There is the
very real problem in that

I have two children. My
son and my daughter were

watching ‘ampaman’.
And as I said, at the end

of every episode basically,
‘ampaman’ looks at

‘biking man’ goes, ‘arm
punch’ and hits him and he goes

into the sun. ‘son’ then
looked at his sister when.

‘arm punch’ and then decked
her in the face as hard as he could.

That was the moment
when I realized that in

real life, ‘ampaman’ is
setting a bad example. I

will make jokes about the
violence in shows. That’s

a bad example. This
isn’t what you should do.

Ha ha ha. The reality
is, this is exactly what

it taught my son. When
he sees a sister is long

he says, ‘ampan’ she can punch her in
the face and it’s perfectly acceptable.

Which to me is the core
issue and why in my house

‘ampaman’ is not a very
popular character anymore

because I wouldn’t let
the kids watch them. My

wife growing up, Japanese,
didn’t see the issue.

You know about the
Christian allegory of ‘ampan’

man? Mr. Warmhands has
just put you know about the

Christian allegory of
‘ampaman’ and ‘no I don’t’.

Is this the resurrection?
So he’s changing his

head is his resurrection.
Is that what we’re

going to go for?
Mr. Warmhands has sent us

the connection between
Christians and ‘ampaman’.

So I’m going to go
through their statements

and we can do a quick analysis of those.
There is what is it, uh,

the lion in the witch in the wardrobe
apparently is a whole Jesus allegory.

Not knowing a whole
lot about Jesus if I’m

being really honest.
Some of my friends actually

find a laughable how
little I know about religion.

Um, a lot of this stuff
doesn’t make it like I don’t

see it. One of the
interesting aspects of being

raising my kids in Japan
as a sort of failed Christian

that in my daughter I
think she was about eight

or nine. We passed by
a church when we were

talking about the church
and she’s like, “What is

it?” And I go, “Do you
know Jesus?” And she’s like,

“No.” So I would say
as far as characters go,

Jesus might be one of the
most famous characters my

daughter didn’t know
him. Right? I was weirdly

proud about him. But
anyways, this is from Osaka

Church. So a church in
Osaka has created a link

between ‘ampaman’ and
‘Jesus’. This actually is

going to be a theme that’s
going to return probably

next month where we
talk about Jesus in Japan.

It’s in Japanese and
English, which is awesome.

Well, the first question
is, what is the connection

between ‘ampaman’ and
‘Jesus’? What they want to

do is take a popular its
character and connect

to Jesus and maybe draw
in those children. I can

see that’s actually kind
of an ugly tactic to me.

But you know, I get
it. They are both living

bread. Yes, I know.
When you go to church,

I believe it’s Catholic
church. You drink the

wine that is his blood
and then you eat the

wafer that is his bread.
The bread is his body.

So you can actually
eat the body of Christ,

the body in blood of Christ. You can
actually eat the body of ‘ampaman’. Mr.

My name is Collek,
correcting me. I think

when I start making
statements about religion,

the corrections will
be so vast that they will

be almost unnecessary.
So let’s just agree to

the fact that I’m only
going to know the big

bits and the big bits
that I learned from TV and

movies because I
certainly didn’t learn it in

church. Takashi Yayasai,
the author of ‘ampaman’,

a popular Japanese
anime, is a Christian. An

‘ampaman’ is the allegory
of Jesus. When I found

out about that, I was
so excited to find the

gospel in the story of
‘ampaman’. This feels like

they’re working really
hard to make this work.

But Mary conceived Jesus
by the power of the Holy

Spirit. On the day of
his birth, it is said that

a big, right star appeared.
Oh, I do remember this

isn’t the opening. A big
star goes down into the

chimney where Gem
Ojisan is baking the bread.

Oh my god, that’s actually
pretty good. Jesus always

helped the poor weaken
sick people unless it was

someone he didn’t like.
Oh wait, that’s ‘ampaman’.

Jesus always helped the
poor weaken sick people.

So he’s ‘ampaman’ always comes to the
rescue of those who cry out for help. If

biking man were to cry
out for help or to ask

for food, he would be
refused and then beaten

terribly. Those were
those were were healed.

Those are those just
type of those were healed.

And saved by Jesus
now found new life in him.

So basically, yeah,
you eat part of his head.

You get healthier. I
mean, it’s just food.

I don’t know. It’s,
again, it’s a bit tough.

Those who are given
bread from ‘ampaman’ regain

strength and became
fully energized. So I guess

they’re kind of relating
that to like Jesus

touched the leper and
healed him and he had more

energy. These kids in the food, in the show
that he gives food to tend to just be lost.

They’re not really in
that. There’s an image

that didn’t load and the
alt title for the images

eat my face. I think
maybe they downloaded the

images from other sources
and people who are saying

like weird things. Jesus gave his
life for our sins and gave us new life.

‘ampaman rescues
others by sharing a piece of

his own sweet bread
face with those in need.

Often ‘ampaman’ gets
beaten up in battles with

biking man, the antagonist,
or is exhausted by

sharing a part. We kind of went over that.
You eat part of his head against weaker.

Jesus resurrects after his
death, he wins over death

and give hope to people
and change their lives.

In this picture, for the
people listening to the

podcast, ‘ampaman’ is
actually removing his own

head and then accepting
a new head from

Jamojisan, who in this
analogy would be God, like

soon. He regains his
health and strength when

Uncle John Bakes had
the new head placed under.

the official. He defeats
his enemy. I think they’re

making biking man out
to be Satan. The problem

being that biking man
really just wants to live

in peace. He wants to
be left alone. He wants

to eat some food. The
food that everyone else is

getting the partake of
so freely. Why is he being

excluded? He is meant to be Satan. I
don’t think that’s a fair, fair comparison.

When I was a child, as I
was watching ‘ampaman’,

I thought he was different
from other heroes and

there were several things
I couldn’t understand. Why

does ‘ampaman’ share
part of his face made out of

bread when he knows
that he will become weak by

doing that? He does it
because it’s an obligation.

It’s sort of the desire to
maintain power because

if his subjects look up
to him and see him is the

sole source of power
and health, then they

will be forever subjected
to him. That’s why.

Why does he just release
biking man even though he

knows he’ll come back?
That is actually not what

happens. That is my complaint.
He doesn’t just release

him. He beats him and
then punches him into the

sun. That isn’t just release
him. I guess maybe in

a certain Christian view,
that’s how you release

people, but I don’t think
that’s the right way to do

it. But because now I know
Jesus, I can understand

‘ampaman’. True hero is
the one who can give himself

to others. No, not always.
Oh wait, there is an image,

an image from the old cartoon of ‘ampaman’
giving part of his head to biking man.

That might be the one that
underpant, underminds my theory.

From ‘On Panman’
Wiki, Bay Kinman’s design

was heavily based on
Vialzabo of the Christian

religion. The Dix-Yo-Nearing-Fernal
describes Vialzabo

as a demonic fly who is
also known as the Lord of

the Flies, which was an
inspiration for bacon mince

fly like appearance.
He’s also a personification

of the black bread mold,
Rizopistelonifer, which

was found on bread surfaces
and causes damage to

bread, which would make bacon men an enemy
to ‘On Panman’, who’s head is a bread.

It’s obvious that ‘On
Panman’ does not exist, but

Jesus is still living
today. I have some issues

with that statement
because why is it so obvious

that Jesus exists in
‘On Panman’ isn’t? I think

there is actually enough
proof for both. And to be

honest, I’ve seen more
stories about ‘On Panman’

than I have about
Jesus.’ He gave not the

part of his body, but
he gave his life to us

the living bread that will
last forever. ‘On the cross

Jesus says, ‘Eat my
bread of life, believe in me,

receive eternal life,
and…’ I don’t think that’s

what ‘Bike’ ‘On Panman’
says when he does it, though.

Becoming a Christian,
having a relationship

with God, he’s dropped
to ‘On Panman’ parts now,

just talking about how
you can become a Christian.

That’s not what
I’m looking for in life.

The author clearly set out heavily
inspired by the stories of the Bible.

I mean, the Bible doesn’t
have Jesus punching

Satan to death and then
throwing him into the sun.

So I actually would disagree with that.
To me, the core element is that final scene

where he does the ‘On
Punch.’ I mean, there’s the

turn the other cheek
bit, but then you keep just

dismissing the aspect
of ‘On Punch.’ ‘On Kick.’

He is a violent and
inherently violent character

who sees violence as the solution
to every problem that is brought up.

Obviously, creative liberties were
taken with the concept of Jesus,

where it’s now Jesus
on the cross and he does

that stupid kung fu
thing and he pulls it out,

and he’s got the pieces of wood still using
these sorts of nailing people with those.

That’s the creative Liberty we’re talking
about because that is what happened.

And you aren’t obnoxious, Ben.

I’m an obvious pettent.

Well, I think you’ve missed the
point of this whole episode then.

Because if I didn’t do
the pettentry, then we

wouldn’t have the
entertaining aspect of the show.

That’s when you’ll get Jesus’
eating Satan into the sun.

I want to see. I want to
see get when Jesus beats

him in and down and then
punches him into the sun,

then the comparison
between ‘Unpo Man and

Jesus’ will solidify in
my head and my heart.

So in the real world,
beyond just the stupid

joke I made, I actually
do not think ‘Unpo Man’

is a good show for children.
Anything that teaches

kids to solve issues
with violence, as a real

final option is not a
good show. And the fact

that kids actually did
emulate what they saw

that to me that’s a real world
example of why that was not acceptable.

There is another show.
And it’s a show that in

real life I do quite
enjoy. I actually quite

like the songs I like
the stories I actually

quite liked most of what
they did in a show called

Shimajito. Shimajito is
a little tiger and basically

every lesson is be
polite, be kind, be friendly.

That’s kind of a thing I
can get behind as a parent,

as someone who’s
actually watching this show,

hoping that kids pick
up some lessons. They

spend an odd and an
amount of time talking about

toilet training. Like
you need to tell your

parents when your P
bucket is full. And that’s.

a good lesson for the
kid and it’s very helpful

for the parent. If the
kid is very comfortable

telling you, as we’re
about to get in the car, my

P buckets full, then you
can take them, they can go

P, you will solve a problem
before it becomes an

issue. So I appreciated
Shimajito is a little tiger.

This is an anthropomorphic
show. All the characters

in Shimajito are animals
that act like people,

their sentient, they speak,
they walk around, they

have jobs, they do
things, they live their lives.

There’s a girl in his
class, his friends, a little

cat and a little parent
person. There is a raccoon

who’s very selfish, who
has a Butler, apparently

Butler and the goat
in in Japanese, who’s a

play on words, but I don’t
remember it right now.

And then there are two
bully kids in their pigs,

bit on the nose, but
whatever. The interesting

thing to me, when I
started doing an analysis of

this show, just mentally,
so I’m watching the show

with my kids and it’s
not particularly engaging

for the parents. I’m not
the target audience, so

that’s not a complaint.
That’s just the reality.

I think people need to start taking
sort of target audiences into account.

Like if I’m not the target
audience and I don’t

like it, that shouldn’t
be a complaint about the

thing I’m watching, the media I’m watching.
Shimajito’s favorite food is beef steak.

No, it’s not a steak.
Japanese beef steak is

ground beef into a
Patty, they put sort of a

demiglass sauce on
the top, they serve with

rice, he likes ground
beef patties. That’s fine.

But if you listen to what
I had just presented to

you, all the animals in this
show are anthropomorphic

animals and Shimajito’s
favorite food is beef.

Which leads us down a
very dark pan. Because I

either, there are cows,
as we know them, that

are food cows, but for
some reason they are not

anthropomorphic. I don’t
remember ever seeing

a cow in the show.
Or, and this is the really

sort of Sci-Fi dystopian,
soil and green version of

the story. There are
anthropomorphic cows who are

essentially a race of
people. I did always wonder

about crossbreeding.
There are anthropomorphic

cows. They are essentially
their own species. I

don’t know, I was talking
about the crossbreeding.

So because Shimajito
is a tiger and a little

girl in this class is a
cat, but they’re both

anthropomorphic. So could
they get together? Could

the cat get together
with the parent? Or is it

just like animal
species only parrots can

get together or only
tigers can get together?

It would create sort
of barriers, almost racial

species barriers between
the kids. It would create.

difficult aspects to
living sometimes. Because

maybe you fall in love
with someone you can’t

breed with. Will is that the purpose of the
relationship? I don’t know. This is, again,

love doesn’t listen to
genetics, but they’re

living in anthropomorphic
worlds. So they are

different from the animals
we know. So I did kind

of want to know the
rules, but I get it. It’s

kids cartoon show. I’m
not going to get too deep

into it, but the
anthropomorphic cows and beef

being a food stuff in
the show was problematic

to me. Because
there has to be a farm,

which I would probably call an internment
can of anthropomorphic cows that are being

red and raised, murdered
and ground up for food

so that Shimajito can
have beef. And then I was

thinking, is it just
this one, is it just beef

cows? Is it just cows? Are
the cow people somehow

different from the other
ones? Because that led

me back to maybe they
aren’t anthropomorphic,

but I don’t remember
everything in the show. So

we have the two bullies,
the two pig bully kids.

I wondered, okay, do we
ever see them eat pork?

Because that would set
up an in-world rule set.

Like if it’s an
anthropomorphic animal, that

food does not get eaten.
Therefore, they have

laws and rules. If it
is an anthropomorphic

thing and we eat pork,
maybe there are two kinds,

there are non anthropomorphic
pigs, anthropomorphic

pigs and we eat them,
but wouldn’t that be

weird? Because we have
anthropomorphic people and

we would have, I guess,
the closest thing would

be simmians, so some
kind of gorilla or monkey

or something and we eat
those. I can see people

having sort of moral issues with that
because they’re so closely related to us.

I started at that point
looking out for, do they ever

eat pork on the show? Do
they ever bake in? Do they

ever have a ham sandwich,
that kind of stuff? I never

caught them doing it,
but that was at the tail end

of when my kids were
watching Shima Giudos. I didn’t

get to see enough shows
to make a full sample size.

It is something I tried
to look up on the Internet.

Weirdly, I don’t think
anyone else has had these

thoughts. Do they
eat pigs in a show with

anthropomorphic pigs? Do
they eat beef in a show with

anthropomorphic cows?
Has no one ever looked at

that? It made me wonder
why is no one wondered

why Shima Giudos loves
beef so much and then one day,

let’s say if Shima Giudos
goes feral, he’s out in

the world, he sees an
anthropomorphic cow and

he just goes and eats
it. This is a pretty dark

underbelly to the show
which causes me great

concern because what is
the message, the message is

that maybe there are
classes of people, a class

of people that should
not be eaten, a class of

people that should be,
that is acceptable to eat.

Where is the morality in
this world is the question

I’m asking? So we end
up with a soil and green

type situation and I’m
wondering what the world’s

all about because Shima
Giudos really seems like it

lives in a world with no
morals. And at that point,

again, is this a show I
should be showing to my kids?

Because what if my children
have inherited aspects

of my personality, let’s
say, maybe they’ve inherited

some of that analytical
ability and they grow

watching Shima Giudos,
they see Shima Giudos, where

they’re like, “Hey, maybe it’s acceptable
to eat a certain class of people.”.


Steven Seagal Malware


I had a bunch of notes in
my notebooks and it was like

little things that weren’t
going to make a whole episode.

Often I’ll let them sit
there and then when I get

three or four things that
sort of match together

I will then make an episode
out of them but it just kind

of dried this week. I was
working on a ton of other stuff.

So I was like you know what I’m going
to throw a couple random things together.

I used to call these episodes
randomitis in my old podcast.

And just see maybe it comes
together maybe it doesn’t

but you’ll get some
nice little stories out of it.

First one’s about a company called Temu.

It is a sales portal on
the Internet and I think

they’re thinking it’s
like shop like a billionaire.

I bought a cute little keyboard
from the mechanical keyboard.

I was very happy about
it. I was very excited

because it was 400
yen which is like $4.

And this is like full-on
mechanical keyboard.

This is not like a it’s plastic
but it’s not like garbage plastic.

I don’t know how you’d explain it.
It’s high quality plastic.

It’s actually got solid keys
and it feels really good and

I’m using it instead of my
other keyboard that I had before.

I was like wow this is incredible.
How can they do this?

You need to have at least a
thousand yen to get free shipping.

A thousand yen that’s $10.

I bought a crappy little
light because some of my

podcasting friends are saying
I have to be lit up better.

I actually see there’s a shadow
now I’m actually using it right.

Watching the video.

If you’re on the actual
podcast podcast thank you

because I never wanted to
be on video in the first place.

So I bought this combo.
This is like a improving my setup.

I thought wow you know this
they got to be selling this at a loss.

Like the keyboard is
worth and dollars minimum.

These mechanical keyboards
like $20, $30 for the cheap ones.

They go up to the hundreds of dollars.
How is this possible?

Well the week after a
keyboard and light arrive.

I watched this video on YouTube.

This video on YouTube is explaining
that the developers of Temu.

previously had another app and that other
app was also a sort of sales portal app.

And that sales portal app was also
selling things at incredibly low prices.

And how is that possible?

What they were doing is
in the app was harvesting all

your personal information
and selling it illegally.

So the app that they used
previously that they made

previously was banned from the
Google store or being malware.

And now Temu hasn’t been caught yet.

But it does seem like the same
developers selling things at an

average of $30 loss are probably
doing the exact same thing.

So they’re probably harvested all
my information from my phone illegally.

And they are probably going to sell it.

But we don’t know that yet.

So the question is this is one of the
problems of trying stuff on the Internet.

I bought a fake Rolex on the
Internet knowing it was fake though.

I bought a watch for
Instagram that was free with like,

it was only like 500
yen or something like

incredibly cheap
shipping like $34 shipping.

I bought it just to see what the watch was.

Now the risk is you give
these people your information.

But I’m torn.

How much is my information worth?

So I’m worried that they’ve
got all my passwords and stuff.

Maybe my credit card information.

I use PayPal.

Pay them.

But that felt at least there
was one layer of safety

that they weren’t going to
get my financial information.

But if they’ve installed malware
on my phone, they have access

to credit card details,
logging details and other stuff.

I’m pretty sure I’m
about to do a factory

reset on my phone and
change all my passwords.

It isn’t fun.

I don’t know if the
question is, was the

incredibly high discount
on this very good keyboard

worth a factory reset and
changing all my passwords?

I should be changing all
my passwords regularly

anyways as should you,
but it’s not something I do.

Because I have to remember
my passwords to log into stuff.

That’s problematic.

But I’ve taken the app off my phone.

I’m preparing to do a factory reset.

Problem is it was a really good deal.

So if I see other stuff
on Temu, if I’m willing

to download the app,
buy the thing I want to buy,

do a factory reset and
change all my passwords.

How much work is that?

That’s basically the
experiment I’m about to run.

How much effort is it for me to do?

You change all my
passwords and then factory

reset my phone and
put everything back on it.

Is that worth every product I buy being
3000 yen cheaper or 30, 30 dollars cheaper?

Because how much is my time worth?

Mr. Warm hands are just put in the chat.

How valuable do you think your data is?

That is actually my question.

I don’t know.

Because I am willing to do the change.

I’m willing to put the
effort in to make the change.

If I’m willing to put in the
effort to make the change, is

that worth 30 bucks off every
product I buy from now on.

Because it might be.

Because if I do a bulk purchase
and get a really good deal on

let’s say in my example mouse
keyboard, light, camera, other stuff,

that would be 30
dollars off each product,

factory reset my phone,
change all my passwords.

Does seem like it’s worth it?

Because if I get really good
at it, that’s not a lot of effort.

Or I could get a second phone.

I just thought of this.

I could buy a phone through Temu.

That could be my burner
phone that only has essentially

information for Temu, which is
not all my personal information.

Like make separate accounts.

Could I scam this camera?

I didn’t know what my
data is worth to anyone.

I’m not easily swayed by advertising and
I’m out of the most desired age bracket.

I’m not thinking my
data is that valuable, but

people taking my passwords
and using my accounts.

Data isn’t what I’m worried about
so much is like my credit card.

Because I had my credit
card stolen ones and I

was able to like, it
fixed that pretty quickly.

But it’s a pain in the app.

So them buying stuff on your
credit card, even if you don’t end up

getting charged for that, you
have to change all your information.

That’s my concern.

Because that’s not going
to be worth 30 bucks to me.

That’s going to be someone
else is trying to steal all

my stuff or use all my stuff
to make their purchases.

Which becomes my new life.

And then the identity theft where
they open credit cards and other stuff.

That’s my concern of
them selling my information.

Because that’s where it’s not worth
anything to the individual, but it’s worth a

lot to the person as they open five credit
cards and ruin my credit score or others.

That would be my actual concern.

I recently tried to make an AI video.

And so I went online, of
course I went online and said,

“AI video creator free, free
being the optimal word there.”

Because this project wasn’t
enough, worth enough to pay for it.

And so you do get a lot
of stuff free on the Internet.

And of course they are also
trying to harvest your information.

This might be the theme, the
ongoing theme throughout this

is harvesting your information
for other people’s profit.

How much do you protect yourself?

How much is it worth it?

I essentially have not
been scammed yet by Temu.

But my expectation is
that I will be scammed by

Temu if I don’t take
steps to protect myself.

But I went into this thing
that claimed it was free.

And it was free to make the video.

Because I put a song
in with lyrics and then

it was going to do
a lyric video for me.

Then you had to pay for a
subscription to download the video.

So this was a technically true
statement that is not true in spirit.

They were saying, if you want to
make a video making the video is free.

You can take all your stuff,
you can log in and you can

make all your information
and then put all the stuff.

We’ll make the video, you can
watch it online in your account.

You won’t be able to
share it with anybody else.

But if you want to download
it and actually let’s say

upload it to your YouTube
or use it wherever else,

that’s going to be part of
the subscription package.

So I just stopped.

I was like, okay, well I don’t care.

I’m going to log out.

I don’t want this video.

I’ll make my own at home.

We’ll take my home.

Then I started getting the emails.

Because I had to use an email to log in.

And the emails were, you wouldn’t
leave your video unfinished, would you?

I was like, are you trying
to guilt me that I put effort

into this project that you
said was going to be free?

And then it wasn’t free.

And then because I haven’t
been suckered by you, you’re

going to try to make me
feel guilty that what is this?

A baby has been left out
in the cold and it’s my fault.

No, it’s your fault for not being
honest from the beginning saying

that this was a paid subscription
that I didn’t want to pay.

And I wouldn’t have put
the time into the video.

There is the sunk cost fallacy
and it’s famous for car dealerships

that the idea is that the longer
you stay at a place or do a thing,

you feel like the time you’ve
put in is part of a value of your life.

So if a dealer a salesperson,
the longer they can keep

you there, the more likely
you are to buy a product.

In this case, even though I
have quite large one like a car.

I now knowing of the
sunk cost fallacy, being

aware of it, it doesn’t
work on me anymore.

So I recently had to buy a new car.

We had a car, it was quite old.

Taxes in Japan, the way they work, the
older your car, the higher the taxes go.

That’s why you don’t see a lot
of old cars on the road in Japan.

We were getting to
that borderline where

our car was old and
the taxes were going up.

Was it worth keeping?

We decided no because the
commute my wife was going to

have to do was going to
get very long stuff like that.

It was worthwhile to get a new car for us.

I immediately said when
we sat down to do the

car dealership to the
guy, I have 30 minutes.

So I’m going to talk to you for 30 minutes.

And you can see he was like, hmm,
I said, I have another appointment.

You have 30 minutes to talk to us
and then we’re going to get up and leave.

And he got to the 29 minute Mark.

You see he got really nervous.

He was like, okay, well, your
time’s up, we’re going to go.

Then my wife actually got up and left.

And I said, he’s talking to me.

Now I’m pretending I
don’t speak any Japanese.

This puts a lot of
pressure on the salesperson.

I just looked at him and said,
you can keep trying to sell to me.

But I technically your sales
pitch isn’t going to work.

You either just give me all the
information now or I’m going to leave.

And we didn’t end up, he
kept trying to find a way around

it by getting us to come
back and make an appointment.

We said, no, no, thank you.

We didn’t buy from that dealership.

We went to another one.

Did the exact same thing we said, we got
35 minutes an hour or something like that.

We didn’t want to be unfair.

The question is the
conversation about a car.

It’s a big purchase.

It’s going to take some time.

But I also don’t want them wasting my time.

I don’t want them using
the cost, I’m fallacy.

Song cost time.

I should actually look that up.

It’s, it’s sunk.

I’m sunk.

Did this to myself just now?

I’m, oh, it’s just called, sunk
time fallacy comes up pretty quick.

So I’m sure that’s right.

That’s probably right.

Anyways, if you heard the
clicks, that was my second time.

That was my sexy new
keyboard that might be malware.

But by setting that time limit, we set it
the way we could just excuse ourselves

get up and leave and
then he had to get the

deal done where he
wasn’t going to get the deal.

We got a pretty good deal in the car.

My wife went back and then
heightened the screws a little

bit on him, but that’s a talent
she has that I don’t have.

Anyways, why did I start that?

Ah, yes.

That’s what they were trying to pull on me.

Like you put all this
work into this project.

You want to download your video, not
realizing that no, I have no investment.

I just wanted to see
what it would look like.

I’m done.

Then I started getting, it
was about six months ago.

I started getting emails from photo bucket.

Now I don’t remember using photo bucket.

So it must have been
like five, 10, 15 years ago.

I’m thinking there was a
work event and I wanted to

share those pictures with
people from my workplace.

Students who participated
because I was a teacher at that time.

Don’t want to use a personal account.

So I made a photo bucket
account where I could

just share the link
and everyone can look.

Photo bucket has every
two or three weeks been

sending me emails threatening
to delete my pictures.

But they’re trying to use gilts
and they tried to use nostalgia.

Like you wouldn’t want to
lose these precious memories.

I don’t even remember
what the fucking pictures are.

So as far as I’m concerned,
go screw yourself.

Photo bucket, pull the fucking trigger.

Stop being a pussy.
Be the photo bucket you want to be.

Pull the trigger.
Delete those photos. I dare you.

And here’s the thing.

The instant they actually
delete my photos, they no

longer have a link to me
that would matter in any way.

They can’t use nostalgia
because those pictures are gone.

I can’t use gilt because
those pictures are gone.

They could try to make me feel
bad and then recover the images.

But we both know that
the only thing that they

have over me is those
photos and those photos.

I don’t care about photo bucket.
Go fuck yourself.

I got weirdly aggressive at the end.

I think I’m annoyed at how
long it’s taken photo bucket.

They’ve been threatening me for months now.

And I’m just like do it.

Do it. It’s like when the guy in
the movie has the gun to your head.

He’s because I’m going to shoot
you and you just pull the trigger.

Do it. Do it.

Pull the trigger.

I just woke up Dave.

Okay. This is completely unrelated.

I guess it is the
don’t fuck with people

because photo bucket
has been fucking with me.

And him who fucked with me.

Maybe there’s my feet.

Dave had a serious WTF.

He had a serious what the fuck.

I don’t think he’s ever heard
that sound from me before us.

That’s probably a bit disturbing
the first time you hear it.

He might think I’m talking to him.

There’s only he and I
in this room right now.

So when I start saying
like, hold the trigger, do it.

Dave might be like, I don’t
have fingers or a thumb.

Can’t pull the trigger man.

Chill out.

Okay. I got two more stories.

I don’t know if he’s going to link up.

Oh, this isn’t related to fucking with me.

This is me fucking with Steven Seghal.

A name I said I would never say again, but
I’m saying it again in this one instance.

I’m giving myself an
excuse because I need to tell

this story about how I did
not promote Steven’s Seghal.

So there’s a young guy.

You need to have the D-shirt on.


You’re right.

Harry hard to tell.

Which is the front of the shirt.

So I put it on backwards
every time, but it feels.

This would be great.

If I do the transition right,
he’s smelling the shirt.

It smells weird, right?

My feet.

Come on.

Get your butt in the,
get your butt in the bed.

My, uh, my lap isn’t comfortable
enough for him to sit on.

So I have to put the dog bed on my
lap or he’s not happy and he just stands.

So this is an improvement.



All right.

He’s settled.


So we’re going to start this story again.

Uh, there’s a, a young guy
started going to judo with me.

He’s in his early 20s.

I think 24 maybe.

I was making fit.

So in the judo club, there’s
this massive matte area.

So there’s maybe 50%
of it is the judo guys.

It’s the biggest club.

You got some MMA guys
who practice in the sides.

Some karate guys practice in one corner.

Sometimes a break dancer
will come in and do a little

break dancing, which I
actually think is really cool.

Our corner lately, there’s
been some my keto people.

I personally have
respect for all the martial

arts as long as you
admit what they really are.

Now judo used to be self
defense, but now is a sport.

It’s an effective sport.

It could still be used in
some elements and self

defense, but I wouldn’t
call it a self defense thing.

Uh, resiliency judiu
have a lot of respect for

what they do, but it is
really poly on the ground.

Uh, that’s not something you would
actually want to do on concrete.

So again, it’s more of a sport.

It’s a great sport.

You should probably try
it karate once you kicky.

Cool stuff.

Uh, I’m not actually flexible
enough to do Taekwondo

and stuff like that, but
a lot of respect for that.

Akido is pretend.

Are you doing wrist locks
and the person jumps over?

It is one step away from make believe.

I don’t want to shit on Akido,
but I do shit on Akido a lot.

So sometimes this young guy
and I will stand and I will look

over at the Akido guys at what
they’re doing and I will make.

I would say fairly
disparaging comments on the

effectiveness of the
techniques they’re doing.

Because I watched some Akido
guys do a full contact competition

and it looked like judo real
quick, which I found quite funny.

But I, he said, why do
you hate Akido so much?

I don’t really hate Akido.

I just like to make fun of it because
of the man himself, Steven Sago.

Just realize this shirt, his
throat goes up into my throat.

If I could get that up a little higher.

I have Steven Tukulch.

My depth of hatred towards Steven
Sago, everything he is and everything

he represents is why I now have
a negative impression of Akido.

I think there probably
was a time in history

when I would have
said, “Aikido is great.”.

Again, I wouldn’t say
it’s the most effective

martial art, but it’s a
good thing to practice.

Everything has all these
things have benefits.

If you’re doing nothing and
you start doing Akido, there

will be a benefit for you
physically, mentally, whatever.

Akido has its place in the world,
but Steven Sagoch does not.

My hate for Steven Sagoch
is so passionate and so thick

and so deep that it has
colored my feelings of Akido.

It’s almost like Akido didn’t
produce Steven Sagoch.

Steven Sagoch produced my hate for Akido.

If I actually met a person who does
Akido, I don’t think I’d make fun of them.

I don’t think I would ask
some questions, stuff like that.

But I would be judging
them and that’s important.

I said, “I hate Akido so much
because of Steven Sagoch.”

Then I stopped for a second and
said, “Do you know who that is?”

He said, “No. My questions
as to someone who

did Akido. What questions
would I ask them?”

My first question would not be
why do you love Steven Sagoch.

It would be, “What do you
think of Steven Sagoch?”

Because that would be the
point I would judge them all.

If they then turn around
and said, “Steven Sagoch is

a great practitioner for
the sport. He’s grown it.”

Whatever, I’d be like,
“You suck. I hate you

so much. I hope you
get hit by a truck.”.

If they said, “Steven Sagoch is
an embarrassment to everything

Akido represents, I think you
and I might be on the same page.”

That is a sincere answer to that question.

I would ask about techniques
and stuff, but I probably

would ask, “What do you
think about Steven Sagoch?”.

My friend who comes with me to judo, I
mentioned the name of Steven Sagoch, and

then I said, “It looked on his face like,
“Oh, I don’t really know who I’m in.”.

I said, “Do you know who that is?” He said,
“No, I don’t. What was the name again?”

I refused to tell him.

Just like when I ended
Velocipod cast, I said,

“I would never mention
Steven Sagoch again.”

This is context of the story, and
he doesn’t listen to this podcast.

I refused to say the name twice.

In a way, this guy can’t even go learn
about Steven Sagoch to hate watch him.

I hate watch Steven Sagoch. I
get every movie that ever has

come out, and I watch it,
and I hate every second of it.

I can just marinate in the juices of my
anger of how much I hate Steven Sagoch.

I did do an episode, and the question was, “Should
I expose young people to Steven Sagoch so they can

hate him as much as I do, or should I try to improve
the world by removing Steven Sagoch from them?”

I’ve taken that second step. I have
said, “No, I will not teach you his

name. I will not share him with you.
You will never see one of his films.”

He is now dead to the world.
He is now less famous than he

could have been, because I
could have introduced you to him.

You could have pirated
his movies, no one’s

ever going to pay for
a Steven Sagoch movie.

But, end of the day, now Steven Sagoch
is less famous than he could have been.

Yes, only I shall hate him, my hate
is unique, my hate is not a burden.

It’s a fire that burns within me
that drives me to be better than

Steven Sagoch, which is about
as hard as standing up in your film.

He’s made films, and in those
films he no longer stands up.

That’s actually a noticeable fact that he
doesn’t stand up any more in his movies.

He’ll do action scenes, and he’ll stand
up for the action scene, and then you

can see another much thinner actor
takes over for the actual action scene.

I assume it’s like a stuntman.

I had one more story
to round out my stories.

I guess this is just people f*cking
with people in different ways.

Temu fcking with me, me fcking
with photo b*ck it, a young guy, me

fcking with Ikea-DO, and not letting him fck with Steven Sagoch.

Last one is just don’t f*ck with people.

In general, because they
might f*ck with you back.

So, a long time ago
before switchboards, there

were ladies, operators
who would connect the call.

So you’d say you’d pick up
your phone, and you’d call,

and you’d say I want to
speak to this office downtown.

I want to speak to this store.

I want to talk to the grocery store
and have some groceries delivered.

These kind of things.

You would say to the person
who you want to speak to, they

would pull out, you’ve
probably seen it in old movies.

You’d pull out this big
wire and connect you to

another place, and then
you could speak directly.

That was a job that houses in
thousands of women across the world.

But there was a small town,
and there was an undertaker.

There were actually two
undertakers in the town.

Thing is, the woman who was
working the switchboard for

that small town was married
to one of the undertaker.

Let’s call him undertaker b.

So I have a relative who is just dying.

Very sad.

And I call up the operator and say, I
would like to speak to undertaker a.

And then the woman married to
undertaker b, she would connect

me to undertaker b, not the
person I asked to speak to.

But again, I’m in my moment of grief.

I’m not really going to
argue there’s a service I want.

I want to get that service.

So this switchboard
operator was abusing her

power to push customers
to her husband’s business.

The undertaker a, kind of figured
out what was going on, probably

had someone call and then
actually asked specifically for him.

And then had the call rerouted
to someone who wasn’t him.

And then they’d like talk to him
later and be like, I tried to call you.

But when I called you, the operator
routed me to a different phone number.

That’s kind of bullshit.

But he knows that the woman is rerouting
the calls for him to another business.

So what does he do?

He invents the automatic
switchboard and puts millions of

women out of business
because this lady fucked with him.

And that’s don’t fuck
with smart people, I guess.

There’s no way you would
have known that this guy has

the ability to figure out
how to automatically switch.

And put thousands and
thousands of people out of work

by automating a process
that was done by a hand before.

And I don’t know why,
but I love that story.

And I love that level of revenge
because he didn’t just burn her.

He burned an entire industry because
this lady fucked with his business.

And I don’t have a conclusion.

I’m just that level.

As a level, maybe I
aspire towards in the hopes

that I can burn down
what’s left to Stephen

Sago and he is so fat
he would burn so well.

I can’t end with that statement.

That’s so horrible.

But I think I might.

Don’t be petty.

Is it petty to hate Stephen Sago?

Yeah, don’t be petty B next level.

There you go.

Mr. Warm Hands hits the final phrase.

Don’t be pity.

Be the next level.








(upbeat music).

Corporate Self Preservation

I was thinking about big oil.


I’ve been really honest
with a very weird

thing to sit around
thinking about, but I think

about big oil and how
they miss an opportunity.

And this sort of goes
into a couple episodes ago.

I talked about in shitification.

This relates in that I’m also
thinking about self-preservation.

So I’m going to start
with big oil companies.

They are going to die out.

We have all the climate crisis.

We have the energy crisis.

Oil is a finite resource.

So eventually it will run out.

And that should have
been the thought they had.

They knew this back in the ’70s.

They had models of
how long oil is going to

last, how long we can
extract oil from the earth.

The impact is having on the climate.

They knew all this in
the ’70s and ’80s and

just decided to keep
it quiet and move along

with the status quo
as if nothing was wrong.

And that to me, it was a
distinct lack of foresight.

Because if at that time
the big oil companies

weren’t thinking of
themselves as oil companies,

as energy companies,
they could have been at

the forefront of developing the
new technologies that we need now.

So imagine if Exxon, I
don’t know if Exxon’s

a company anymore, BP,
anything, just a big oil company.

Back in the ’80s had said,
we’re not just an oil company.

We are an energy
company and take a minute

amount of their profits,
because we know they

make billions and billions
of dollars every year.

We put it into alternative energy research.

So they could have been the ones in the
’90s, in the early 2000s, to come out with

feasible solar panels,
a new grid that works

off of their technology
that’s proprietary.

So they own it.

They could have ended up being the
foundation for all energy at the moment.

They could have created hybrid systems.

So as oil became
less viable, their other

technologies could grow
and they would never

lose any of the profits that
they so desperately want.

Now there is a
short-sightedness in that,

well, 20, 30 years from
now, I’m going to be

dead or I’m not going
to be in this position.

All I care about is money and power.

That’s fine, but it shows
that you’re not really

thinking about the
future because if climate

change strikes us all
down in the next five

years, whether you’re
rich or not isn’t going

to matter very much, you’re
still going to be involved.

I also did an episode about
billionaires trying to make bunkers.

And the obvious failures there, again, show
a very distinct short-sightedness when they

should be trying to solve the problem
not just trying to survive the fallout.

But if they had
done this, if the big oil

companies had thought
of themselves as energy

companies and created
new energies in the past, so in

the 70s and 80s and 90s,
they would have maintained

a dominant market share
essentially for all of eternity.

And the oil companies
that didn’t think forward,

that didn’t try to develop
anything new, would die out.

And then you would
end up with one massive

company that controls
all the energy in the world.

And that is what they want.

So they actually missed by not innovating.

They missed the opportunities to be the
like despots they really, really want to be.

And now we’ve hit this weird stage
where we can see storms have increased.

Huge chunks of the earth are on fire.

And this is happening
more and more every year.

We have record heat waves.

But then we have the
recent Republican debate.

The legitimately saying, I want to
be president and this is what I think.

The ocean hits 101 degrees
off the coast of Florida.

The climate change.

The climate change.

The climate change agenda is a hoax.

But you don’t have
to be a scientist to see

that there are changes
of foot, that weather

has changed in the
last 10, 15, 20 years,

that things have gotten
noticeably worse, that

water in the ocean is
hotter than it should be.

And again, this is
talking about short term

gains at the risk of
self preservation in the

future because I don’t necessarily
just want to be successful now.

I want to be successful
into the future so

much so that my kids
can be successful in the

future and other generations
that follow their end.

I guess I don’t know, call me selfish.

I don’t know.

There are other ways
this is manifested as

well that I’m really enjoying right
now because we’re seeing Trump.

And recently, Giuliani
went to court and since

Trump isn’t paying legal bills
anymore, everyone’s rolling on him.

So Giuliani goes to
court and admits that he

lied and all these other people are
going to court and admitting their lie.

They lied.

And that is because
you have Trump, he said,

like, oh, if you don’t support
me, I will take care of you.

But we’ve seen he doesn’t support anyone.

He doesn’t take care of anyone.

He doesn’t spend any money.

You can go on the Internet and find all the
stories about people who have done work for

him contract work and
he just doesn’t pay out.

He just doesn’t pay them
and he holds them up in

courts for years and years
and then pays a fraction.

There was one I listened to.

It was this morning or
yesterday and it was a guy telling

a story of his friend had a
$3 million contract with Trump.

He just held off not
paying, dragged him

through courts and whatnot
ended up offering 1.5 million.

That guy went and paid off everyone who
had worked for him and then killed himself.

And he was, people were saying, like,
why don’t you give Trump a chance?

And he’s like, well,
because essentially Trump

inadvertently murdered
one of my friends.

What Trump is missing is
that by not taking care of

these people around him,
he’s not preserving himself.

Those people aren’t
going to take care of him.

It’s not going to go
forward into the future.

He’s not got a protective group
around him that’s going to hold.

And that’s what he really needs.

So, I mean, I don’t
know what’s going to

happen with the courts
and whatnot in America.

I’m very interested to see.

I would really like to
see Trump do jail time

because it’s so obvious that
he’s committed so many crimes.

I don’t know if they’re going to do it.

Like the worst thing
they did to Nixon when

he broke the rules
would say, like, okay, you

have to not be president
anymore, which is

scary because it means he
can commit all these crimes.

But because he was president,
he’s not going to go to prison.

I would really like to see him in prison.

Certainly another version of the same thing
is lack of self preservation and relates to

the in certification
episode streaming services.

We are watching streaming services
suffer the same fate in real time.

We had TV and then
we had cable and then we

had streaming streaming
was good and new and exciting.

We had movies on our
TV and it was really cool.

Then very recently, all these companies
are like, well, Netflix is working.

So I want to make our net fix.

Netflix we’re going to make Disney plus.

We’re going to make HBO.

We’re going to make this.

We’re going to have a million services.

Now I have to pay for packages.

So now it comes to,
well, let’s screw the

users, the stuff that
they liked that way

they were paying for
that they’re happy about.

Let’s screw it because
I’m not getting a

big enough cut for
myself, which means these

streaming services have now
broke themselves up into cable.

New year TV is less than 50% of TV now.

It’s down 12.5% compared to last year.

Cable makes up one third of TV time.

Broadcast TV makes up one fifth.

YouTube and Netflix makes one
fifth or more in most households.

But I can tell you I have two teens.

My two teens watch TikTok
and YouTube almost exclusively.

They barely watch television.

This is not the world
that streaming services

want because these kids
are growing up with this.

A world where you don’t pay for content.

Now, of course YouTube
has YouTube premium TikTok.

I’m sure it’s going to go paid someday.

But on the Internet,
what happens is they

get supplanted by another innovator, another
service that comes up with something.

TikTok is three, maybe four years old now.

It’s in its infancy.

YouTube’s been around since 2004.

But it’s the grandfather
of all these services

and other services have
come up to try to take it on.

They just haven’t quite hit it yet.

But it will happen.

I don’t think YouTube
can maintain the market

dominance because
it’s refusing to innovate

and is going through the
in-shitification process.

The problem is YouTube
like Facebook is so big

it’s going to take that
much longer for it to die.

Then what is the appeal?

All these services.

Netflix, Disney Plus, cable.

They all see YouTube and TikTok as the
main competition, the ones they have to be.

The problem is the appeal for people in
YouTube and TikTok and for the companies is

they appeal of creator
personalities and it’s

incredibly cheap and
it’s incredibly fast.

So volume is the key to success.

We saw Netflix for a while.

There was actually the
joke that Netflix would

greenlight any project
and put it out and

they put it out really fast
and it wasn’t very good.

They were essentially going for the
YouTube model of content creation.

But the problem is they
had to pay money to do it.

If you get a bunch of amateurs and you have
them make a movie, it’s not going to be

very good but then people are going to be
very forgiving because it’s very sincere.

Netflix is never going to feel sincere
when they make these cash grab movies.

You will notice that
every few years YouTube

creators start complaining about changes
to the YouTube algorithm or the YouTube

system or the YouTube advertising
so they make less and less money.

This is, again, the
in-shitification process,

YouTube is starting to abuse the
people that actually create the content.

Those people are going to start looking
somewhere else where they can make money.

TikTok came up.

It’s only four years
old and people are

already starting to make complaints
about the changes to the algorithm.

I am on TikTok and I am locked in the, what
they’re calling it, the 200 person jail.

None of my posts go viral in any way.

None of them get very big.

Unless it’s sort of forced on people.

So when I post something to
TikTok, it gets between two and

300 views and that’s the
algorithm at that point just drops it.

That is enough for a
small creator like myself

to keep going but it isn’t enough for me
to actually start making money off TikTok.

And that is actually the
place TikTok wants me to be.

They want to have creators making content.

Oh yeah, you are getting attention but not
enough that we can pay you sorry and then

we have few small creators
who have massive following.

And that is at this point very purposeful.

That is the first step in
the in-shitification of TikTok.

It’s four years old.

They are now starting to
abuse the content creators in

the, you know, so we can
manage this group of big creators.

We have all these other
people who are creating content.

So we’re going to pick
every time one of our big guys.

And trouble or disappears
or something happens.

We’re going to pick one
out, boost their content

and they will become
the next big creator.

So the volume of
content is now the primary

key to success in
content creation and having

a million amateurs like
me make content for your

platform means your
platform is full and it’s available.

And you know, the people can
actually decide what they want to watch.

The problem is these
viewing habits targeting

amateurs as the creators means
things like news now have less legitimacy.

I don’t know if that’s really
fair to say news source.

People’s viewing habits mean their
information comes from amateurs like me.

So I run a show called Ninja News Japan.

Ninja News Japan is news from
Japan and then I do commentary.

It’s supposed to be lightly comedic.

I try to make it amusing.

But it means any story
I put out there is out.

Now news sources
legitimate new news sources

pick up stories from
the Internet now because

they are trying to keep
up with amateur creators.

So recently little Tay the personality.

I don’t know if she
actually did a rap song.

Little Tay did I think it was TikTok.

Maybe it was Instagram.

Basically a 12 year
old looking kid made

brass statements about
how they make millions

of dollars and you don’t
would get in a car that

they can’t even drive
walk around apartment.

I mean I didn’t think
any of that was real

turns out that little Tay’s
mother was actually a realtor.

So they would go into
different houses and

just film because they had access
to these like pen houses and stuff.

And then claim it was theirs.

There was no way you couldn’t prove it.

Little Tay was reported to
be dead at like 16 years old.

A couple weeks later
little Tay comes back

on their own Instagram and
says my Instagram was hacked.

I’m not actually dead.

But legitimate news sources didn’t check.

They saw this story
running around the Internet.

So they decided, okay
well we got a report on this.

And that is the death of
investigative journalism.

Now I do an engineer’s Japan.

I feel enough of a responsibility that I
don’t just grab a story and run with it.

If I see a story and
I think this might be

a good story for an
engineer’s Japan, I have

a process I actually go through where I try
to find at least two or three articles from

different sources and compare them and
see if the facts are the same or different.

If the facts are all
different, either I won’t

do that story or
actually tell people what

the differences are and again
sort of a media awareness initiative.

So every now and then I’ll take, hey look
I got this story where they say A, I got

the same story on the
same topic where they

say B and I got this
third story on the same

topic where they say
C is in it interesting

that they all got slightly
different versions of the story.

US adults under the
age of 30, 25% of them are

getting their news from TikTok and
probably not like a news channel on TikTok.

They’re probably getting it from a
creator who is taking the news of the day,

acting it into something
that’s digestible and very quick.

I think also the way
they speak because when

I do an engineer’s
Japan, I don’t script it.

I have the stories, I
have the content and then

I start talking and that
makes it more organic.

I make mistakes, I’ll
make jokes, I’ll back

up and say stuff again,
but it makes it very

sincere, which again
is what I’m saying is

the problem with Netflix
when it went through

its creator or creation burst phase where
they were green lighting everything saying

like what we need as volume,
but it was in sincere volume.

People want news
and entertainment from

someone they can trust and
that trust is really important.

Problem is, trust may
be the most important

part now and no one
trust these big companies

and corporations because
these big companies and

corporations don’t seek
out self preservation

in the long run, which
means they don’t engage

with the actual
individuals, which means

they run through the
in-shitification process

and are willing to
actually burn their own

core and attempt to
create more money or more

value for themselves
that’s not sustainable.

And that is the
underpinning of everything I’ve

talked about right now
is how sustainable in

the long run are the
things that these companies

are doing and what what
effect does it have on us?

Well, the effect on us right now is
we’re going through a climate crisis.

We’re watching the world
burn down around us.

We’re not even getting the
entertainment we need or once.

I guess yeah, we don’t need entertainment.

We’re not getting the
entertainment we want.

Maybe the entertainment we
deserve because companies are

now at the point where
either they’re making garbage.

I guess actually we’re not making
anything right now because of

the writer’s strike, which I’m
finding endlessly fascinating.

They want AI to step in
and replace all the humans.

You want insincerity.

AI is legitimately to me the
representation of insincerity in creation.

And what are people looking for?

They’re looking for someone they can trust.

But it leads us into
this very dangerous thing

where maybe someone you trust
doesn’t know what they’re talking about.

It’s yesterday an article popped up on
my feed and it said, “Science is say human

caused global warming
is exasperating natural

disasters such as
fires and floods around

the world, making them both
more likely and more deadly.

Do you agree?”

Now, I want to point
out the first part of that

sentence is, “scientists
say I am not a scientist.

Therefore, my opinion on this
topic is completely irrelevant.

I should be listening to the scientists.

This was when people
were saying that coronavirus

was a hoax or it
wasn’t real or anything.

I’m like, “Well, what
are the scientists, the

people who study nothing
but virus is saying?”

Well, they’re saying you
should get this vaccine.

So I went and got the vaccine.

Scientists say we should recycle.

Well, then I think we
should probably recycle.


I’ve never studied a vaccine before.

I’ve never studied a disease before.

I have no idea what
to do in that situation.

How do we save the Earth?


Okay, I’ll recycle.

I think the biggest
problem when it comes to

recycling, I’ve said
this in an episode in

the past as well, is that we’re holding
people to a standard that we’re not holding

corporations to and
it’s this differentiation

between corporations and
how they act in individuals

and how they act and how we
treat them as being disparate.

Coca-Cola corporation
produces, I don’t know,

25% of the plastic
bottles on the planet.

Maybe Coca-Cola corporation
should be responsible

for recycling a percentage of
those bottles every single year.

Maybe it isn’t on the individual.

Maybe Coke should be
held to a standard where

they create recycling
centers and cities.

Maybe Coke should be
responsible for developing

the technology to
improve recycling returns.

That seems like a very
reasonable way forward for me.

I also don’t think
it’s going to happen

because society is still built
on money in this corporation.

It’s powerful where the individual isn’t.

So they put the bonus
on the individual to do

all the work to try to
save the Earth while

the company is trying
to burn everything down.

While big oil and
companies like that try

to just forge forward
and make as much money

as they can in the
little limited amount of

time they have left to
squeeze the Earth of oil.

Why are we listening to people
when scientists are saying something?

Honestly because it’s
just more content because

they’re doing exactly what
the streaming services want.

They’re doing what TikTok and YouTube want.

They want individuals to create
content for them on their behalf.

And it’s hopefully going
to come from a source they

trust and then they’re
going to listen to them.

All we can do is hope
that that individual

actually smart enough
to listen to a scientist.

I’m not a scientist and therefore my
opinion on these things does not matter.

In fact, straight up my
opinion just does not matter.


Unfun Statistics

So I came across some stats.

You know how much I love.

Comedy and stats.

I was thinking I should, I have all these
great ideas for projects, but I don’t have

the time to do the research
to make the projects successful.

You do a comedy show based
almost exclusively on statistics.

So you take statistics
and then you make jokes

about statistics and you statistics
jokes to make more comedy.

Statistically that would be humorous.

I don’t know.

I don’t, I don’t, again, I
will see, I’ll see a statistic.

I’ll think of some funny things.

And then I’m like, oh, you could
extrapolate that into an entire show.

You could if you had a research team.

I’ve had lots of ideas
like that where the

problem, the success
would have relied on having

a team in place that
could actually do the thing.

That’s not what we’re talking about today.

Well, we are talking
about some statistics and

it comes down to red
versus blue in America,

which is dominant in
the news because it is

fascinating how they
will sacrifice their own

self interests, hurting themselves
to prove a political point.

And I think that might be it’s more
true on the red side than the blue side.

I of course have a significant bias.

I’m not going to pretend I don’t.

I am a very liberal
person from a very liberal

country living in another
very socialist oriented country.

So I’m Canadian.

I’m a liberal Canadian, which is
essentially a communist socialist bastard.

I live in Japan, which is a very
social socially oriented country.

A lot of the programs.

You pay high taxes, all that other stuff.

And I’ve reaped the benefits.

That’s probably what
has kept me so so same.

Also I’m relatively poor.

I mean, I’m not.

I don’t know.

What am I?

I’m not poor.

I don’t even think I’m middle class.

I may be lower middle class.

Anyways, I am a target voting
demographic in most countries.

Sub Japan, which doesn’t
want foreigners to vote.

If you watch Ninja News, Japan, the other
day, I was actually talking about how there

was a town and they
said, we’re not going

to give foreign residents voting rights,
but we’re going to call them citizens.

96% of the people in the
town were like, fuck that.

We don’t want to call people
who aren’t Japanese citizens.

That’s just ridiculous.

So, I mean, there’s a lot of things
that need to be improved in all countries.

I don’t want to even claim the things that
I believe are the places I like or perfect,

but we are talking about America,
which is deeply, deeply flawed.

And the politics is
making it worse because

the politics have now
become message is more

important than the
reality of people’s lives.

And what am I talking about?

It has a lot to do with being
anti-vax and anti-vaxination.

I don’t believe you should
be forced to take a vaccine.

I don’t think you should be forced to
take anything that you don’t agree with.

But, there’s always going to be a but.

If you refuse to take
the vaccine for anything

and you catch that
thing, the state should

not then be burdened by your illness,
which is where the problems arise.

So, vaccines in oculations, all these
things, they are done for the greater good.

And that seems to be, again, the
individualistic nature of politics in America.

I think I’ve talked
about this before, but

you have the theory in
America is individual rights.

The problem with individual
rights is they cannot

exist in a world with
more than one person.

So, if I have my individual rights,
I have the most important thing.

And then you’ve
been taught that your

individual rights are
the most important thing.

If we fall into the same realm
of existence, we cannot agree.

Because how can my
rights be the most important

thing and your rights be
the most important thing?

Therefore, one of us must
be wrong if we disagree.

There can’t be any middle ground
and there can’t be any compromise.

I think this might be the major flaw
in American politics in modern times.

That said, should you be forced to
take a medicine that you don’t agree with?


But then, I don’t think you
should receive help if you get sick.

This is something I think it was Sweden
tried to do this during the pandemic.

You don’t have to get
the vaccine, but if you

don’t get the vaccine and you catch
COVID, you don’t get to go to a hospital.

So essentially you die.

And I was like, I kind
of agree with that

philosophically, but
the reality of letting

people die, I don’t
think I agree with that.

So this is the problem.

This is what I’m saying.

There’s a philosophical level you think on.

And then there’s the reality of
humans suffering in front of you.

So where do you draw the line?

Philosophically, I think
if you don’t take the

vaccine and you catch the
disease, you should just suffer.

Honestly I believe that philosophically.

If you said this person
who did not take the

vaccine is sick, should
we give the medicine,

my inherent instinct
would be, yes, let’s give

the medicine, let’s give them all the medical
care we can and try to save their life.

So that’s that’s
sort of the first set of

issues I run into that
there’s a philosophical

realm that I believe
in, but then there’s also

reality, which requires me
to care for other people.

So that’s when you
get into, well, since we’re

going to have to take
care of the medically

in real life, we should
force them to take the

vaccine and you can see that to me
is where the divide becomes difficult.

The anti-vax movements has been
going on in America for quite a while now.

And I think to me, this
is one of those forms

of rebellion where
like again, Americans

seem to want to be
rebellious, but that rebellion,

the foundation of
that rebellion, rebellion

I think inherently means
you have to do something.

And so like something
like anti-vax, what

you’re actually doing is
nothing and then saying

that me doing this nothing
is a no, sorry, my dog

is just coughing right
next to the microphone.

I’m assuming it’s picking it up.

I’m going to wait till that’s finished.

Okay, he’s laid down again.

I died that threw me off.

So the anti-vax movement is a group
of individuals who want to be rebellious.

They want to be noble.

They want to have a cause, but
they don’t want to actually do anything.

So this is like the laziest form of social
resistance is where I’m going to not do the

thing and then tell everyone I’m
being super noble by not doing the thing.

Art I great.

You should all not do the thing with me.

We should actually all do nothing
and then everything will get better.

Now I fundamentally
disagree with that, but

again, we’re talking about
the philosophical realm.

I do enjoy statistics
because they pull the

philosophical into
the reality, which is

kind of what I actually
wanted to talk about.

Republicans did very much
push the anti-vaccination

message ironically
because it was under

Donald Trump’s introduction and fast
forwarding of the vaccine being produced.

So Donald Trump could
take credit for pushing

through the vaccine, getting it done,
getting it made, getting it out there.

But then his party was turning around
and saying, don’t take the vaccine.

So that’s, again, you can see
philosophically, problematically.

You’re saying like, let’s
be anti-establishment

wherein the problem is at the
moment we are the establishment.

How do we do that?

Well, we want everyone
to not take this

medicine that we put extra effort into
getting it done, getting that medicine made.

So I didn’t enjoy
that again, it’s sort of

like an irony in the
American political system.

So Republicans pushed sort
of an anti-vaxx regime ideology.

And the interesting thing
for me, and immediately

was like this puts the people who vote
Republican at greater risk of catching the

disease and therefore
at greater risk of dying

from sort of the
complications of the disease.

So if your political voters are not
being vaccinated and the disease is real.

So I’m going to go ahead
and assume the disease is real.

I’ve had a couple of people come at
me and say that COVID’s not a thing.

It’s just a flu and some other stuff.

I’ve had that argument multiple times.

Sorry, I just, I can’t, I can’t deal
with both of those at the same time.

If COVID is just the
flu and it’s a more

communicable flu
that it kills you, the fact

that it’s not called the flu and
it’s called COVID, does not matter.

I mean, nomenclature
in this case is not

the important issue
we should be looking at.

It’s whether or not it’s killing
people and it was killing people.

The number of people
at risk increased if you

were politically
Republican leaning because

you’re more likely to
not get the vaccine.

That I think is a
statement if COVID is real.

Now this actually goes
into another secondary

set of issues that in America, healthcare
costs because healthcare is not socialized.

If you catch COVID, you’re more likely
to catch COVID if you’re Republican.

If you catch COVID,
you then have to pay

into the privatized healthcare system,
which is very much broken in America.

I mean, the most common
stories you read on

the Internet are about
people going completely

bankrupt all the time because
their insurance won’t pay out.

Their healthcare isn’t there.

They won’t take them
to the hospital unless

they’re in their provider, which I
don’t even know what that really means.

My assumption is you
have a company you deal

with insurance wise
and only certain hospitals

will take you if you have
that insurance and whatnot.

I’ve never lived in a
country that did that.

If I get sick, I go to the closest
hospital and that’s pretty much it.

I mean, in Canada, that’s
the way it worked in Japan.

That’s the way it worked or they take you
to have some pretty horrible stories about

hospitals being closed because of the
hours in stuff in Japan and separate issue.

If you’d like to hear
more about that, you can

drop me a message
and I’ll look into a whole

bunch of stories and put them together
and do a special scenic view on that.

But Yale, which is a university
in America, did a study.

And it was focused
primarily on Ohio and Florida.

And they were focusing primarily on
counties with lower vaccination rates.

And these counties
were primarily Republican.

So Ohio and Florida,
Republican states, and

they were saying,
“Let’s find the Republican

counties within those
states and we’ll study

vaccination, COVID,
transmission, and deaths.”

So they ended up with 538,159
people that were kind of studying.

The first year of the
pandemic, if you were a

Republican or Democrat,
you had a similar death rate.

So in the first year of the
pandemic, we did not have a vaccine.

Everyone was in sort of
the same risk category.

They were saying wear
masks, don’t wear masks.

I mean, this actually
in a weird way proves

that if you were a
Democrat and you’re following

all the rules and you’re wearing
masks and stuff, it didn’t really work.

If we’re being honest, I still would wear a
mask because the number of flu cases did

drop, so you say like, “Well,
it doesn’t work for COVID.”

Well, if it works for every other
disease, it might still be worth doing.

But that’s a separate issue.

That’s not what they’re talking about.

But maybe the Republicans
were wearing masks

because the companies
told them to maybe not.

Maybe no one was wearing a mask properly
because we didn’t know about masks.

We certainly didn’t know about good
masks and how masks should fit in stuff.

There was a very big conversation in Japan
about like, you get the medical masks.

Should the sort of, what do you call it?

It’s not a string, the elastic that
connects the mask to wraps around your ears.

Should that, the
connection point beyond

the outsider, the inside
of the mask because

you want to create a
seal around your mouth?

That was a whole
conversation that went on

during the first year of
the pandemic because

people didn’t know the
right system or the right way.

Way, there were double
masks and all this other stuff.

But the first year of the
pandemic, the death rate

was relatively similar
regardless of political lines.

One month after the
vaccine became available, this

is a quote, excess
mortality was significantly

higher for Republican
voters, like up to 43%.

So what they’re saying
in that first month,

most likely Democrats
were getting the vaccine,

Republicans were not
getting the vaccine and

the death rate either decreased into
Democrats or increased in Republicans.

They didn’t actually look
at what was killing people.

So maybe for that month after the vaccine
was introduced, Republicans were jumping in

front of trains at an exorbitant
rate, something like that.

We don’t know specifically.

But we can say there’s
some causation, some

correlation between
people getting vaccinated

and people not dying during
that initial first few months.

Another study, June
2021 to March 2022, found

234,000 deaths could have been
prevented if people had been vaccinated.

So they’re saying these
vaccines, the people

who got them, they
were not dying people who

didn’t get them in the
same situation, 234,000

people died when they
didn’t necessarily have to die.

People from pro Donald Trump counties
were three times more likely to die.

Again, not specifically saying from COVID.

So you want to say
COVID’s not real, that’s true.

But there was a trend
that after the vaccine was

introduced, Republicans,
pro Trump Republicans

specifically were
dying at a higher rate

than non pro Trump
Republicans and Democrats.

So if you can come up with another
explanation for that, I would love to hear it.

It would be very interesting
to hear someone’s

other point of view
on what was killing

all these pro Trump
Republicans during this period.

In some places in Florida,
some small counties,

the death numbers
are so high they actually

outweighed the number of
votes you would need to do in.

So you have 48% Democrats in this county.

You have 52% Republicans,
5% of the Republicans

in that county died
because of something during

this period when
vaccines were available,

which meant the next
election that comes up,

that county would then
flip from red to blue.

And that to me is the core issue.

And it’s not even a
core issue of again, the

philosophical realm of
should we morally make

people do things they don’t
agree with and things like that.

It is more a case of if I’m a
politician, I want people to vote for me.

And if I want people to vote for
me, those people have to stay alive.

So it’s actually in
my best interest is a

positive politician to
provide my voters, let’s

say we’re going to be really awful
about it and only do this for my voters.

If you vote for me, you
get better health care.

If you vote for me, you get the vaccine.

If you vote for me,
you get all these things

that will keep you alive so that you
can keep voting for me in the future.

That to me is the
philosophical divide between

the reality of what is
happening with the way

this group is thinking and the
reality of how it’s going to play out.

If you’re thinking, do
you never get a vaccine,

never do these things
to take care of yourself,

never increase the
quality of health care.

Because Trump’s one
of his first platforms

was going to come out
with a new health care

system that was going to replace a
bomb of care and it was going to be better.

And that never manifested.

That never happened.

You said you’re going to be
able to choose your doctor.

You’re going to be a better deal.

I don’t, again, there were no specifics.

He’s going to be able to
be more likely speaking.

He says he has that plan in place.

He says that plan is possible.

So if that is the truth,
Donald Trump could

still in this moment reveal that plan to
everyone else and they could vote it in.

He could say, here’s my plan.

It’s the greatest plan that was ever made.

Let’s put it out there in the public.

They’ll still get credit for it.

Maybe he’s Biden’s
president and then it

will actually make
Biden look really stupid.

Why didn’t you come
up with this brilliant plan?

He’s working on his
platform for the next election.

Here’s the health care plan.

I’m going to put it into place,
but let me give you all the plan.

The biggest problem
with him is he never gave

any details of any plan
he ever came up with.

So it always came down to
this dude is just making shit up.

Hi, man.


I want to conclude in
a not wholly negative

way, but the whole
anti-vax movement in this

case and these numbers
don’t lie, it has nothing

to do again with the
philosophical differences.

Like I actually believe if you
don’t want to get the vaccine,

you shouldn’t have to get the
vaccine, but let’s make real clear.

The vaccine came
out and people just who

took it, they were dying less
than the people who weren’t.

And the anti-vax
stance of the rebellious

nature of I just want
to be counter culture.

And none of those
people were dying that that

philosophy was proving itself
to be faulty from the beginning.

I don’t, this is a huge downer to end on.

What a shitty story.

I was interested in the numbers.

I’ve said this many, many times.

I got to work on my conclusions
before I start because I don’t script.

I write notes so that I get my facts right.

I don’t script.

I think I got to start scripting and
ending or at least have an ending point.

Jesus Christ, what a downer.

I don’t know how I end.

How do I end?

This is it.

I talk about stats and people dying.

This is the problem.

So in the engineer’s
Japan, I have adopted a

philosophy of I don’t
talk about people dying.

Now I get pretty gross stories in there.

I actually do that less than I used to.

But because you
can’t end in any sort of

positive way and I don’t want
the endings of, this is like an elbow.

You make an elbow.

You don’t want the
last song to be a downer.

You want the last song
to be a great up note

so that you are willing
to play the album

against you put all your
sad songs in the middle.

I don’t know if that actually happens,
but it was a philosophy I’d heard about.

I need to adopt something
similar for the podcast.

I don’t want to end on a downer.

I don’t want people to
walk away going, man,

I listen to Chuck with
you just this morning

and God damn, do I feel
bad for the rest of the day?

I guess this whole story was about
moves all downers all the way down.

That’s the problem.

But I do talk about just shit all the time.

Like I can just ramble.

Like I am right now.

All I need to do is have Dave
in my lap, scratch his dumb face.

I’m just keep talking.

And there’s the positive note.

For those of your
political leanings, you can

get a stupid little poodle, stick him
in your lap and scratch his dumb face.

Can we get Dave in there?

This is the problem.

I had the mic up here and it was a really
good position, but it seemed to echo.

And so I had the mic down here.

Because it’s a front facing mic.

Because it was below
my mouth, depending on

where my head was, it was
picking up different levels.

So now I’ve put the mic down and angled
it so that it’s aiming sort of at my face.

I’m hoping this is the first time I’ve
done it, so I’m hoping that sounds better.

I’m going to stuff around my room.

I seem to have managed
to create a small echo,

which I think most
people wouldn’t notice,

but when you edit your own
podcast, you hear all this stuff.

What I really want to do
though is get down to Dave Cam.

Check that out.

That’s actually pretty good angle.

Because I worry about my
hairline because it’s so bad.

I do think the mic
and the nerd stuff in

the corner is more
interesting than my face.

People are always like, “Oh, you
got to do a video for the podcast.

You got to do it on YouTube.

I never wanted to do that because I never
really wanted to put my face on camera.”

But if I could get just
Dave Cam, if I did it from this

angle, actually that I think
that looks pretty good.

You get my mouth moving.

So there is motion in the image.

You get the dog.

I think the tech setup, the
mic and the pop filter and stuff.

I like the way that looks, but that’s
maybe just because I’m into this stuff.

This might be my… If Dave’s on
my lap, this might be my setup.

I might do that.

I can just… My
beard’s now big enough.

I can actually run my fingers through it.

Who’s so sexual?

I was going to do a
bit on the alien reveal,

but all I have to say
is that I don’t think

anyone gives a shit because
it’s not going to impact our lives.

Because the fact that aliens are really
real statistically is not a surprise.

The problem is everyone’s
life is so shitty right now.

How does aliens being
real help make us better?

So this is what I was doing before.

When you would comment,
I would actually just…

All I was saying is if aliens are
real and they crash into earth.

Man, they are shit-oilers
despite their ETL travel.

So this was my
thinking for when I do an

international Japan and when I do CMEB
is I put the voice on in the background.

Because I can then
just… It’s in a browser.

I can just turn it off.

But then you comment,
I can actually respond

to you like we’re
having a conversation.

I know there’s still like
the four-second delay.

I’ve turned the delay down as low
as possible, but it’ll make it more.

Because what I was
doing before is you would

write a comment and I would read it
and there would be a pause in the podcast.

The pause was long enough, I
could then drop that voice chat.

Like I could actually just
do it through an online thing.

And I did the last
couple episodes and I

actually really liked it
because it meant you

would say something
I could respond to it,

but it sounded more
natural because I didn’t

have to read it out
because often I’ll read

it and not realize I
haven’t set it out loud.

But I mean, aliens being real
is not a big surprise to me.

Everyone’s coming to
Earth is more of a surprise,

but they didn’t actually
say aliens came to Earth.

They were very specific in their language.

It was, “Does it contain alien biologics?”

I’m going to look into this a
little more, maybe do it next

week because I didn’t have
anything planned for next week.

But alien biologics, I mean,
it said, “Non-human biologics.

I have a non-human
biologic in my lap right now.”

So it doesn’t actually
mean it was an alien,

you know, green-headed little
dude who came down to talk to us.

I can encourage statistically
unlikely that no aliens exist.

I think factually speaking,
they’ve already found on

Europa the moon that goes
around, I think it’s Jupiter.

Under the ice, there’s Amoeba.

So I mean, I know that’s not
exciting alien life, but it is alien life.

I did a whole episode on that,
one of the old world podcasts.

And it wasn’t that
aliens don’t exist, it was

why aliens wouldn’t
bother coming to Earth.

Because you wouldn’t
come to a place, you

wouldn’t come to Earth,
you would send a probe.

And so that’s it, these alien
spacecraft that they’ve caught.

I don’t think there’s alien aliens in it.

I think it’s probably just
like a satellite or a probe.

And one of those crashing
actually makes perfect

sense because it got too
close to the atmosphere.

There’s a lot of shit
going on and it crashed.

That makes sense to me.

So the guys said they covered crash ships
and sometimes in a crash you find pilots.

Yeah, they recovered crash ships.

Again, ships is unspecific as
to what they’re talking about.

And again, they said biologics, they
wouldn’t actually say pilot or anything.

And the only question
that was interesting

is have, has the US
government, and not well

doing their FTL and
smacking right into the Earth?

Well, that you’ve made
an interesting assumption

that they’re using an
FTL that we understand

it because we’re bound by
our ideas and science fiction.

Their understanding of physics
may be different, first of all.

But a very interesting
concept that most

people don’t think about
that I hadn’t thought

about until I have a friend and
I talked to who studied physics.

He has a masters in physics.

And he was saying the
vastness of the universe

is so great that
there is the possibility

that if you get further, far enough away
from Earth, the rules of physics change.

And that I was like that
blew my mind because

basically he’s saying
if you get far enough

away, maybe gravity doesn’t
work the way we think it works.

If you get far enough
away and there’s enough

black holes, time just doesn’t
work the way we understand it.

So our complete
understanding of physics

and reality and time
and everything is based

on our area of space,
but space being essentially

infinite means that
within space there

is the possibility that
everything is different.

And so these guys
having existed in a different

place with different
rules of physics means

that their version of travel
may be completely different.

Whereas they just, you
know, it’s heart powered,

so they’re like care
bears and then they

use the care bear countdown
and then they’re in Earth.

Like that’s it.

So there’s no FTL, there’s no machine
involved, it has to do with passion.

And the more passionate you are,
the more distance you can cover.

The problem is when
they get here, maybe the

care bear countdown
doesn’t work on the way back.

So because again, the
rules of physics here

and the rules of physics
there don’t match up.

And that is something
like as I just assumed

as a kid, as a high
school student university

student, the physics
was a thing, it was a

rule and it just everything
would follow those rules.

I hadn’t taken into
account that just the

simple fact of distance,
great enough distance

meant the rules could
possibly change over space.

And that was something
I really, really enjoyed.

The math behind war drives is feasible.

They could be fourth
dimensional, which would

also fix the problem, but we’d really
struggle to perceive them coherently.

Yes, I cannot argue with that.

I mean, I know I like the, because I follow
all the science fiction shows and so they

all have their own theories on
how faster the light travel works.

Star Trek, basically
they encompass the ship

in a bubble and then
they fold space around it.

And then they did the
discovery show and they

had a whole different
system where they did

like these wormholes
that they essentially

created on the fly and they
just move through those.

Power wars, you basically bounce off suns.

So that’s why they
have to do, they actually

do a lot of like we
can’t fly until we do

calculations because
basically we’re going to

slingshot around different
gravities throughout

space and then as the
slingshots go, it’ll get

faster and faster and
faster, which is pretty cool.

And that’s why the Kessel
run for the Millennium Falcon.

So it’s whatever it
was, 12 parsecs and

parsecs is not the
classic nerd thing is those

made of measurement of
time, it’s a measurement

of space, but the Kessel run
is a race around a black hole.

And so the person
who gets closest to the

black hole is going to
use actually the least

amount of distance, but then
also be able to win the race faster.

So the Millennium Falcon got closest to the
black hole in 12 parsecs and survived and

pulled out because
the problem is if you get

too close to the black
hole, you get pulled

in and destroys your
ship, you don’t win the race.

So you have to find that line where your
ship could survive the distance to and from

the black hole and still win
the race, which I really enjoy.

So that was one of
those things, it was a

nerd thing where it
was like does not speed,

just tell me, or distance, and then I
was like yeah, but why is it distance?

And it turns out because
it’s a race around a black hole.

So the closer you get,
the less you have to,

you know, distance you have to travel,
but also the risk you’re up it comes.

And Han Solo being
Han Solo in the Millennium

Falcon, dude’s taking
some bitches risks.

Bad and slow, that’d feel.

Oh God, idea.

I don’t know how anything
would feel in space.

Space has been a big fantasy for me.

I mean, close to a black hole.

But they did, look at
these face, I’m sorry.

We’re going to stop
talking about space and

just look at these,
these little tongues out.

He’s getting his head scratched.

Ah, this is the best thing in the world.

Fuck aliens and space and
Republicans and Democrats.

It’s all just Dave with his tongue
out getting his head scratched.

Ah, I do this shit and I’m like, ah, I can’t
put this into the audio podcast because

for me, podcasting is still a
audio format, not a video format.

So this goes into the YouTube video.

It doesn’t go into the podcast, which is
too bad because all those people miss out.

And my audience is still primarily audio.

Podcast not video.

I think I get like maybe
20 views is a good video

on YouTube for me, which
is almost feels pointless.

But then I had the, the triple R video.

It had 15,000.

So that was like, for the scope of
what I do, that’s like a huge blow up.

It’s really cool.

Oh, Dave, how, how is
it that you do nothing?

They should be on the line recording.

I think, I think a lot of people are.

I need to, if I really want to do that, I
would love to set up a better schedule.

But because I have so
much shit to do, it’s very hard.

It’s nice during the holidays because
I can now just sit here and hang out.

But then my kids are at home.

So I do have to take care of my kids.

But taking care of my
kids because they’re older

now literally just means
making sure they get food.

And I like making them good food.

Oh, just get that all.

Then the nose massage.

Oh, this is like asthma if I would shut up.

Get the microphone down into Dave’s
face and just listen to the scratches.

Future Law


If I have Dave on my lap, I can aim that
camera down and you get way more Dave time.

But it means the microphone is
a little farther away from my face.

That looks alright, yeah?

Let’s try that.


So I’ve… The theme for
this episode is sort of law.

And some interesting
laws or issues with law

that have come up recently
and things, you know,

you should be aware of how laws work
and how the world works around you.

The first one being a very interesting law.

But the court… This came from the
court of the King’s Bench Saskatchewan.

And Canadian law sounds cool.

I mean, that actually… I’m sorry,
the court of the King’s Bench…

I mean, the bench
isn’t the most exciting

part, but you know, all
the laws in Canada are

still representative of the King,
so that’s interesting in itself.

The court of the King’s
Bench and Saskatchewan

oversaw dispute between a
farmer and a grain buyer in 2021.

That seems like a very
mundane issue, Peter.

Why are you bringing up and seeing people?

We’ll get there,
because there’s a modern

twist on this ancient,
ancient issue of farmer

selling their grain to grain buyers
and they’re being legal disputes.

So this guy wanted to
purchase 81 tons of flax.

And then the farmer was like,
“Here’s an image of the contract.

He sent it to his phone.”

So the guy looked at
his phone and he saw the

contract and he sent a
thumbs up emoji in response.

The defendant said he sent
this thumbs up emoji as a

receipt of the image, not as
an agreement to the contract.

The farmer says the thumbs up emoji
said that he agreed with the contract.

The sender sent a picture
and a text, “Tec-no.”

The sender, the farmer
sent a picture and

text asking for confirmation
of the agreement.

So he didn’t just send an image of the
contract and the guy sent a thumbs up.

He said, “Here’s an image of the contract.

Do you agree to this contract?

The buyer sent a thumbs up emoji.”

The court acknowledges
that the thumbs up is

a non-traditional means
to sign an agreement.

Under the
circumstances, it is a valid

interpretation, which means
if someone sends you a

contract in Canada,
specifically Saskatchewan

at the moment, and you send a thumbs up
emoji as response, you are agreeing to the

proposed contract held
in that text message.

In the past though, there
was precedent for this.

It wasn’t just like a one-off thing.

In past the two, so
the farmer and the grain

buyer had agreed to contracts and
the buyer had posted looks good and yep.

The emoji being just
one step away from what

he had sent previously was then
considered an acceptance of the contract.

But if you’re accepting
contracts with yep, this

is obviously something
you do fairly regularly.

It’s obviously something you
two have worked together before.

Unless the contract
had changed significantly,

it seems weird that he
would be disputing this.

I’m assuming something
else actually happened.

The defense though, they actually started
talking about the precedent that this would

set, which is again the more
interesting part of this court case.

The court, because
he’s like, “You could send

an emoji and then the
emoji has interpretations

to it and then once you’ve interpreted
the emoji, now anything can be accepting a

contract, I honestly don’t think you
should be sending contracts over text.

I think you still should get a signature on
it, but again, modern technology has made

that maybe that’s an
antiquated way of thinking.”

So they’re saying like, “You’re going to
open the floodgates for court cases now.”

The court was like, “Laul 100
fire emoji times change fam.”

That’s not exactly what they said.

But that is the message they sent.

They said, “Look, technology
is changing the way we do

interactions, interactions, legally
or not have to be considered.

So going forward, we have to take these
communications as legally binding or not.”

And we are saying that these
communications are legally binding.

Some other interesting
Canadian law specifically.

Back in May 2006, British
Columbia introduced the Apology Act.

This was because
Canadians naturally say

sorry so quickly that people were starting
to say, “We’ve had a car accident.”

He said he was sorry, therefore
that’s an admission of guilt.

That admission of guilt means he
is now responsible for the accident.

Now this, again, because
this is sort of just

a natural aspect of
Canadian conversation

in speech, they actually
enacted a law saying

that an apology does not
constitute an admission

of guilt and cannot be used
as evidence to prove liability.

So basically you get
into a car accident and

then one of the guys
goes, “Oh, sorry, eh?

Oh, sorry, this happened.

Oh, I’m so sorry.”

That doesn’t mean he’s saying
he’s responsible for the accident.

He’s saying he’s sorry
the accident happened.

Maybe he’s still
saying he’s responsible,

but he’s still sorry that
this thing happened in itself.

It is classified specifically as an
expression of sympathy or regret not guilt.

Most provinces have
since introduced similar laws.

So if you say sorry after an accident,
it cannot have any bearing on your case.

So if you do get an accident in Canada, you
feel free to get out of your car and say

they’re sorry to the other driver,
but you’re not saying it’s my fault.

You’re saying, “I’m sorry, you’re so stupid
that you actually cause this accident.”

The insurance adjuster
will not base their

decision on what you
say, either a party, but

on all available evidence,
so they’re going to

go with CCTV, they’re going to get witnesses,
they’re going to try to do other stuff.

But what I say should not impact what the
insurance adjuster thinks in what you say

should not impact what the
insurance adjuster thinks as well.

There are two other
Canadian laws, which I think

is very Canadian in representing
the way the country thinks.

It is illegal to scare the king.

So if I jump out, the
king, that’s the king

Charles is in Canada,
and I jump out of a closet

and I go, “Boo,” and he’s surprised,
that can get me up to 14 years in prison.

So the fact is, yeah,
if you’re in Canada

and the king is there,
don’t scare the king,

be really careful because
they take that really seriously.

Scaling the king, I guess
there is a secondary

thing like Queen
Elizabeth was sold when

she died and King Charles is
quite old as he’s taken the crown.

A good scare could kill
them, could give them

a heart attack and kill them, so this could
be some kind of regicide defensive act.

So just getting murder
aside, just scare in the

king or queen in Canada,
I can get you 14 years.

If you then intern scare
them and they have

a heart attack and die, you
might be charged with regicide.

I don’t know what the time is for that.

I’m going to assume it’s a lot.

I kind of messed up my middle bits anyways.

Another thing is illegal.

I’ve actually read this
online where someone

gets a bill and they
don’t agree with the

bill and they decide
it’s sort of a malicious

compliance thing
and they pay the pill.

They pay the bill in pennies, thus wasting
the person’s time or it’s incredibly heavy.

Well, actually there’s a law in
Canada saying you cannot do that.

So it is illegal to make a
purchase with too many coins.

What are too many coins?

Well that has to be defined.

So that was the interesting bit to me.

In the law, this has
been defined in Canada.

You can pay with up to 25 pennies.

100 nickels.

It’s actually quite a lot of nickels.

3/4, 25 looneyes, which is the $1
coin, 22 nickels, which is the $2 coin.

In a single transaction.

So you couldn’t know someone by paying them
in these sums of money every single time

you do a transaction with
them and they can’t say anything.

But you can’t go over
this in a single transaction.

There’s no penalty.

So there’s no legal recourse.

But the restaurant, the business,
whatever, has the right to refuse service.

They have the right to refuse
the acceptance of these coins.

And you go, “Well, this is legal tender.”

Well, tough ship dipshit.

You’re actually kind of breaking a law.

Again, it’s a law that
doesn’t come with a

punishment, but I can’t be
punished for refusing you service.

So an interesting sidebar.

We have the right now, the writer’s
strike and Hollywood is going on.

So the writers and actors are saying,
“This actually has a lot to do with AI.”.

The studios want to
take the ideas, let’s say

I’m a writer, I’m in a
writer’s room, I create

a bunch of ideas,
they want to plug that

into AI and then have
AI generate more ideas

off that, but not pay me for
any of the ideas the AI generates.

One of the things
that came out that was

really, really interesting to me is what
they’re trying to do with background actors.

So basically, extras.

So they want to be able
to, part of the contract,

is scan background actors
for use and perpetuity.

But then I, as the background actor,
only get one day pay, no residuals.

So if they use my face again in the future,
I don’t get anything off that either.

And they get your image forever.

So here we have me, most background extras,
actors, they want to be famous actors.

I think that’s pretty fair
to say, maybe they’re out

there just having a good time
one day and they don’t care.

But a lot of those people are trying to get
into the industry, they’re trying to get

in with other people who are into acting,
they’re trying to get producers, directors,

whatever, to know them,
they want to do a good job.

The studio is saying, like, oh,
we’re going to scan your face.

And then if we need another scene in the
future, we can use your face in that scene.

Let’s say I am the next Brad
Pitt, the next Bradley Cooper.

I’m starting my career
and you have a scan of my

face that you’re allowed
to use in perpetuity.

But that means I quit, I don’t
get a job with your studio.

I get famous working
with a different studio.

Your studio still technically owns my face.

Now I’m famous and you decide, well,
let’s make a movie using this guy’s face.

But they don’t have to pay me for it.

They don’t even have to pay me for the
right to use my face in a second project.

So they use AI.

They stick my face
in another actor, that

other actor does a terrible movie
that I would never be involved in.

They make that movie,
clearly my face is on it.

So they’re selling it using my
face and that movie’s terrible.

So it damages my reputation.

What happens now?

I’ve actually signed
away my rights in

perpetuity because I was
a very poor background

actor who needed whatever,
like the $200 I would

have got that day for
standing in a crowd scene.

Now, a tiny percent
of people will be

successful, but that’s
what they’re banking on.

The percentage of actors
who will be successful

at some point in the future are going to
be these extras in these background scenes.

They still will own that face.

There’s also the secondary
issue of the writers and then

the AI learning that writer
style, so a Sam Raimi movie.

Let’s say he or every script has the twist,
but then the AI learns how to do a twist.

We don’t need Sam Raimi anymore.

We start just generating scripts.

I don’t think that’s
going to be a successful,

I think it’ll be so
boring independent

movies would actually get things,
get like sort of more traction.

But the problem is,
the reality is these big

budget movies are already
kind of cookie cutter.

Like Marvel films, hero films.

I mean, there’s no
surprises in them really.

Like if someone dies,
that’s the biggest surprise.

And then they might just come back later.

The AI can learn how to do that.

That’s problematic.

Studios basically want you to work one day
and then be able to plug that work my face

or my writing into AI and have AI generate
new things off that and give me new money.

I actually did read
about, there was this, I

assume a writer she
had written a show about

her life and she was
shipping it around in

Netflix, wanted to pay
her a million dollars,

which sounds really
good, but they wanted to

own everything which meant they could then
take her story, plug it into AI, do spin

offs, take her writing
style, make more shows,

more episodes, use her face, take
her face and put it into other things.

And she refused in good honor.

I mean, a million dollars is pretty hard
to refuse, but it’s nothing compared to the

entirety of your career
if you’re successful.

Now, am I never going to be successful?

That’s fine, but I want
to make sure that at

the end of the day, I
own everything I create.

So this podcast, this face, the
dog I got right here, it’s all mine.

If you want to use it, you
need to pay me money to get it.

But I think that’s fair.

And this is what actually a big
part of what the strike is about.

If you read the news
recently, they cut down,

the studios cut down all the trees so
that the strikers would have no shade.

And of course it’s summer in
California making it really difficult.

But it turns out they were like, oh,
well, this is just like a routine thing.

We have to cut down
the trees a certain amount.

We have to prune them every year.

Turns out they did it the
wrong season at the wrong time.

They did it illegally.

So of course they’re
going to have to pay

fines, but those fines
are going to be nothing.

But really, this was
just punitive to try to

punish the people who are striking to
make striking less comfortable for them.

And it just shows the level of
shittiness these companies are going to.

There’s a couple of
studios in Japan and they

want to use AI to
generate manga scripts.

Manga already is one of
these most abusive industries.

They have people working
incredibly long hours

making animation and drawing
and they get paid very little for it.

If AI can do that, that’s
going to be hugely problematic.

And already AI, already
anime is really formulaic.

Sticking that into AI is just
going to make it more formulaic.

Which means the good
ones just, they’re going

to be flooded out with
the absolute tons of crap

that come with AI
generated scripts and stories.

So the most recent bit of news is the Italian
courts have caused an uproar in Italy.

And it’s they’ve decided that groping for
less than 10 seconds isn’t really groping.

So this actual story is
there was a high school girl.

She was going upstairs and it
says she was pulling up her pants.

Now, I’m assuming
that they actually kind

of mean adjusting her pants or maybe they’re
loose pants and she was pulling them up.

A janitor walked up
behind her, slid his hand

down into her pants
and then grabbing her

underwear and lifting her up,
essentially giving her a wedgie.

He claims it was a joke.

Now caressing her
butt ox is pretty sexual,

but giving someone a wedgie
I would actually say is not.

So it’s a reasonable defense.

I don’t believe it’s true.

Let’s just get out there really clear.

I’m not on the janitor’s side on this one.

I think he should be punished
for groping a high school girl.

He says it was just a joke and it
was so brief it couldn’t be sexual.

Well the Italian court
accepted that because

it was less than 10
seconds to commit this act.

It is no longer considered groping.

I think they just let them go.

What happened was Italian comedian went on
TikTok and started like going, “Ahhh, ah,

if I can find that I’ll
plug it in but I don’t

know enough for telling
it to maybe to type it in.”

With a 10 second
countdown and then saying

after the 10 seconds over if that wasn’t
grossly sexual and I don’t know what is.

And this is started this
huge trend on TikTok

in Italy where everyone’s groping
themselves for less than 10 seconds.

Sort of in support of
this poor girl who got

groped and then the interview with the girl
is like, “I do appreciate the amount of

support I’m getting but at the
same time this is all very, very gross.”

And the last one is shines
copyright infringement.

It’s so egregious that
instead of just like

going after and suing sort of, and
again they’re using sub-compens to do it.

Instead of using those companies to go
after them, they’re using the United States

Rico laws which were
designed to catch organized

crime who were using
fraud and what not

to, as the basis of
their lawsuit, they’re so

aggressive that it’s actually
considered racketeering.

It’s called dishonest and
fraudulent business dealings.

So shine has grown rich committing
individual infringements over and over again.

They actually basically have a system where
what they do is they’ll have a company that

company steals a designer’s
picture and then they’ll

put it on clothing or
a t-shirt or something.

They will steal clothes
from other designers

and producers and they will
throw it into their systems.

These sub-compensies do the theft and then
feed it up into the shine system because it

has to have so many
sub-compensies, even if

they sued the sub-company,
they’re not actually suing shine.

Shine could just say, “Well, we’re going to
shut down that company, start a new company

tomorrow and it will actually
damage our business at all.”

They produce 6,000 new
items a day using multiple

companies to rip off
artists and designers.

Three companies directly have accused shine
of ripping off their designs, be it like

art or the actual
designer they’re clothing.

Having said, we will
vigorously defend ourselves

against this lawsuit and any
claims that are without merit.

If you actually dig down
into that sentence a

little bit, you get a
little interesting thing.

We will vigorously defend
ourselves against this lawsuit.

So we’re being sued by
these three companies,

we’re going to defend ourselves
and any claims that are without merit.

So any claim that is without merit, we will
defend ourselves against and this lawsuit.

So what they are
inadvertently saying is that

this lawsuit has merit,
which I don’t think

is what they mean to say,
but it is what they actually said.

Shine is trying to go public this year.

The Rico Act being
used against them, I’m

pretty sure is going
to make it so that they

can’t go public this year,
which is really, really good.

I didn’t know about
shine until very recently.

I read the news about
the TikTok influencers

going to the being
paid to go to the shine

factory and just go, oh,
oh, this is so wonderful.

It’s also clean.

It’s also modern.

All the workers look so happy.

They are also being
accused of having factories

where they have like
essentially sweatshops.

What is it?

The Urgar people in China.

They’re being focused for abuse.

So shine seems to be really abusing all the
laws and then using everything you can do

to get people to shine that turd for
them so it doesn’t look as bad as it is.

There are accusations of forced labor.

So I guess that’s just sweatshops.

We know in China, forced labor.

I mean, it could be if you
don’t hit a quota, you die.

It’s important to know the
laws in different countries.

So the Canadian laws
sort of introduce a

sense of some of the
differences in how law is

handled in Canada, which may
have an influence on other countries.

We always get our law from
essentially American media.

And that gives us a weird view
of how the law works because

in America, specifically, they
talk about individual rights.

Individual rights take the forefront
in American law quite often.

And I’ve actually found
it one of the reasons

why America is so
lawsuit happy, sue happy.

It’s because if I
have individual rights

and you have individual
rights, those cannot

exist in the same space
without there being

some kind of conflict unless
we agree perfectly on everything.

But if I have my individual
rights on the most

important thing and
your individual rights

are the most important
thing, then they cannot exist.

So the protections
of individual rights in

America causes a lot
of the problems because

this is the easiest way
to be like you have a

conservative in a Democrat
and they are in the same space.

Well, if my individual
rights are the most

important thing, then
you must be inherently

wrong because you don’t
agree with me and vice versa.

So that causes an
escalation of conflict

because you’ve been
taught your whole life that

what you believe is
the most important thing.

Canada’s rules actually protect groups.

There are rights to personal
liberties to a degree, but the

actual individual doesn’t take
precedence over the group.

So that makes it much harder to have
the same attitude as a Canadian citizen.

You can see like this
malicious compliance of

paying back money and
coins, they put a limit on that.

Yeah, you can try to
be a dick, but you can

only be so much of a
dick because you’re going

to be inhibiting another person’s
business if you’re too much of a dick.

The writer’s strike actually plays
into the thumbs up emoji as well.

The thumbs up emoji is a
new way of saying I agree.

I agree to this contract.

It is now legally binding in Canada.

Specifically in Saskatchewan, but I
bet other courts in Canada follow suit.

What the studios in
America are trying to do

is say we want to take
something from you,

your face, your writing, your art and
hold on to that aspect and perpetuity.

Never pay you again, but if you get famous,
if you get popular, we use that with AI to

create new products that we
profit off of that you get nothing from.

So basically they could
take all these podcasts,

put them into AI
and learn how to write

an engineers Japan
episode, a C-McBe episode.

And then if I get popular and they had paid
me that money in the past, they could make

new spinoffs, Italian news Japan, American
news Japan, not a ninja news Italy.

We have to be in the UK.

So we have a ninja news Japan.

I’ve just doing this joke
on the flies and possible.

I have to actually go
back and riff it a bit.

We have ninja news Japan, so we
want to have pizza news America.

Because that’s me, cliche
hamburger news America.

I’m on, that doesn’t work because
then I can’t use pizza news Italy as well.

I’m going to have to go
back, I can’t do it right now.

I would have to go away
write some vaguely racist

things, some stereotypes from the different
countries and then news in that country.

But they could do
with AI, a spinoff in a

ninja news Japan that
does all these things.

They could do a spinoff of C-McBe that uses
this writing style talking about different

topics and then make
a purely anime oriented

channel using my
style of speaking, doing

a purely news related style
linking all these stories together.

AI could put that together.

AI could use AI to
generate a million daves

and make it a movie and it would
be the best movie in the world.

But then I wouldn’t get any money
back, Dave wouldn’t get any money back.

Dave needs his million dollars.

I need my million dollars.

That’s just how it works.

So be afraid of big
corporations like shine,

of companies wanting
to use your image, your

art, your creations
and perpetuity like the

studios and be careful
about new technology,

not just AI, but how
you use new technology

because that could
actually end up you agreeing

to a contract that you don’t
necessarily intend to agree to.


Trial By Congress

Maybe I should buy Tommy
and Mike for his birthday.

Well next year.

No last year.

I don’t get him any.

I don’t, this is the thing.

Everyone’s all shit like birthday’s all.

But this is my whole point.

Like how many of his
birthdays have I missed?

Like 30.


So I just get him one
for his eighth birthday.

His eighth birthday.

Here you are.

It’s a bit late son.



But I mean, he gets a present.


Actually, because I’m from
Canada, my interactions

with police have all
been incredibly positive.

Yeah, you have to shout up
at them from like the horses.

I actually got pulled over
by a mountain on a horse.


It is the weirdest thing.

So like, because you could
hit his horse with your car.


And he and the horse would be fucked.

So I was a, there’s
Stanley Park in Vancouver.

So which you would be too though, right?

Only, okay, hogs.

But only if he gets like, but this is it.

I’m assuming if I hit
his horse and him hard

enough, he wouldn’t
remember my license plate.


So there’s Stanley Park.

It’s this giant park in
the middle of Vancouver.

And there’s a road that goes around it.

And I think I was going 50 in the 30 zone.

I was going too fast, fair enough.

And he started riding his
horse slowly out in front of me.

And I went around his horse and kept going.

And then I just heard this, stop.

Like in the loudest voice
I think I’ve ever heard.

And I just stopped my car.

Like I easily could have just kept going.

It was, it was a very interesting
effect I thought about afterwards.

He said it was such authority.

I did what he told me to do.


Yeah, that guy’s, that guy’s the boss.

And then he, he, he
treindled up on his horse.

I don’t know what slow.

I guess it’s not, trotted.

He, he, he.


He just sized to my car.

And, and then he like leaned down.

He had to lean down past
the horse’s head to talk

into my car and be like,
you’re going too fast.

Don’t be an asshole.

And I was like, I’m sorry.

Oh, sorry, sorry about that.

Sorry, sir.

I won’t do it again.

And then he just let me go.

He let me go with him warning.

It’s quite nice.

I think if I kept going, I would
have been a lot of trouble.

But I think because I stopped he
was like, oh, he didn’t mean to be a dick.

He was just a dick.

That was, oh, that was me the other day.

Went 7-11 and I bought
one of the buy ice-caffey lati.

But I picked up the ice coffee
cup and didn’t think about it.

And just paid for it, went
to the machine, put it in.

Ice-caffey lati.

And then the, the dude that sold
to me, what were our new site?

That’s a nice coffee lati.

And I was like, yeah.

And he’s like, this is a nice coffee lati.

And I was like, is there a
problem with the machine?

I don’t, what, yeah, what are you doing?

Why are you talking to me?

He’s like, what is going on?

And he’s like, you bought ice coffee.

And I was like, oh, shit.

Oh, shit.

I’m really sorry.

He went, ah, it’s all right this time.

I think obviously like he could
see the realization in my face.


Yeah, I’m sure they get people to do that.

No, no, that was an interesting story.


Yeah, yeah, yeah.

There was this guy who consistently
bought the cheaper drink and fucked off.

And then the manager like confronted him.

It was one of those ones
where like the manager

ends up on the top of his
car and he’s driving away.

Oh my God.

It was fucking ridiculous.

I don’t know how long ago
it was, but I remember that

story because it ends up
like in a near death situation.

Over over over, like, excuse me.

Less than 10.

Yeah, yeah.

Like a ridiculously small amount of money.

And my wife was like,
well, how would he know?

And I was like, well, he
sold me the coffee cup

and then I assumed on
the back of the machine.

It’s telling them.

Yeah, I’m sure there’s something.

It has to be.

There has to be
something that’s going like,

hey, this guy is
buying the good coffee.

Well, I mean, if it was busy, I doubt
that they would have chance to notice.

It was like night time and it was quiet.

So yeah, I felt like a dick.

And he’s like, I don’t worry about it.

And I saw a guy when I
bought like a nice latte and just.

And then got another one.

I was like, did that fix it?

I don’t think so.

But I just bought one and got another
drink anyway because I’m saying, I’m sorry.

But one of those ones
where no one gets killed.

So I was all right.

Because that’s it.

If you’d like run out of this punch
him in the face and run out of the store.

I wasn’t like, I wasn’t aggressive.

I was just like, what?

Because you’re confused.

This is actually the
problem is he thinks his

initial thought is you’re
ripping him off on purpose.

Your confused so your
reaction is almost the same as

someone who’s pretending
they don’t know what’s going on.

Because you’re trying to rip him off.

But then the clarification of like, no, I
actually have no clue what’s going on.

He’s like, oh, okay, then it’s fine.

I saw him the next day and I said,
I’m really sorry about the other day.

I went, oh, I’m sorry.

I don’t speak English.

Oh, that was like the word about it, bro.

And then you saw him some English lessons.

I made millions off this guy.

And then went and stole another coffee.

Oh, wait, what?


Then I fucked his life.

All right.

So the podcast, I
found an article and I

thought it would be fun
to go through together.

I was going to do it by
myself, but I thought a second

point of view would make
it just that much better.

So a better point of view.


Ah, not necessarily better.

More just just an
alternative slightly different.

Maybe slightly worse.


Who knows?

We’ll find out second rate.

So I’m going to read bit by bit.

And then we can just have a little chat.

So this is an article
about some history

history happened in
the history of bit by bit.

No, the history of the French impotence.

I got to say that word right if I’m
going to do it for the rest of the podcast.

Just as intimidating to many
men were the French impotence

courts of the 16th and 17th
centuries in France when

husbands could be charged
with erectile dysfunction

were obliged to prove the
virility before witnesses.

Oh, okay.

So you can see where
this is already starting.


It was very difficult.

It would be the French.

Of course, it’s the French.

But this was it seems like
this was constructed to give

women an Avenue to escape
a marriage through divorce.

Because there weren’t
in a 16th, 17th centuries.

It was really hard for a
woman to get a divorce.


So this was this was
something they could charge

their husband with and
therefore then get a divorce.

Okay, I’ll do the first paragraph.

A husband’s inability to perform
was one of the few reasons

that the church would allow
a marriage to be annulled.

So disgruntled women
who could afford the legal

costs could right would regularly
charge their husbands with.

This is in quotes.

Injurous nonconsumption.


Before ecclesiastical courts.

Like illegal tradition dated back to
the 1300s when theologica, theological,

Jesus Christ, theologica,
theologica, theologica, jogged, jogged.

Can you say it?

Theological, theologica guns,
guns, theologians, theologians.

Fuck me.

Agreed that.

Can I maybe?



Can I not read?

Self-realization at the same time.

I do.

I do.

You know, those words
you’ve read your whole

life and then you’ve
never said them out loud.

Like I know the word.


Theologians, I can say, but theologians.

Seems weird.

Anyways, agreed that the true
aim of matrimony was procreation.

This is a very American.

Tommy just jumps in the chat
because you’re both saying it wrong.

Well, I guess one of us isn’t
here to pronounce it properly.

I guess fuck that guy, right?





Oh, he jumped to the chat.

They say it’s aologians.




No, no, no.

No, gians.

Just theologians.


Why didn’t they spell it right then?

Yes, seriously.

Take that eye out and
I would have got it right.

I would have theologians.

Oh, theologians.

That’s my chance.

It’s theologians, but.

Oh, that’s awesome.

He fucked in to fuck us
off and then fucked off.


All right.

So theologians, thank you.

Thank you, our friend for correcting us.

Theologians agree it was the truth.

I’m going to start this whole bit again.


A husband’s inability
to perform was one of

the few reasons that the church
would be allow a marriage to be annulled.

So disgruntled women who could afford
the legal cost would regularly charge their

husbands with injurious
non-consumation before a cliche.

Ah, fuck.

A cliche elasical.

Oh, the church people.

Yeah, before the church man.


The legal tradition dated
back to the 1300s when

philosophy people agreed that the
true aim of matrimony was procreation.

This was a very, to
me, actually interesting.

This is a very American
idea at this point

because the church in
most countries to me has

diminished its power and value.

And so like marriage
for procreation isn’t as

much of a thing, but
in America with their,

like, let’s roll back the abortion
rights and things like that.

I think this is now an American.

This is a talking about like a 1600s
European sensibility and it’s modern America.

There’s some interesting
parallels there that I pulled out.


So why, what do you
think this was like, I

want to do some questions
every now and then?

What do you think the
purpose of marriage is?

Why would you get married?

Because you’re married.

I’m married.

We got married not to
each other unfortunately.

Fortunately, yeah.


What is the purpose
of marriage to you to

spend your life with a
person that you want to?

Like, there’s no purpose
beyond that for me.

No, okay.

Because for me, it’s just taxes.

Because you can spend your life
with someone without being married.

Yeah, common law marriage.

Like that’s a thing.

So for me, marriage
is to bind your finances

together for tax reasons
more than anything else.

And you would only do that with one
person and it’s the person you truly love.

So it’s a weird romantic financial idea.

But for me, marriage
is a financial institution.

It has nothing to do with love.

I don’t know.

For me, I never thought
about anything else apart

from like, I want to spend
my life with this woman.

And like, everything in my culture told
me that I should be married to do that.

I’m not, yeah, okay.

And so I did it.

And like, I might get married as fun.

I enjoyed watching her enjoy it.



Yes, I agree with that as well.

I did not give a fuck
about getting married.

Not the ceremony or
anything or any level, but

I enjoyed seeing her
dress up like a Princess.

And I did.

I actually did.

Yeah, no, I agree.

I think I took more
pleasure in the pleasure

of my wife getting
married than I did myself.

I think that’s fair.

Because this goes
to the argument of gay

marriage of like why
they shouldn’t shouldn’t.

If the purpose of
marriage is procreation,

then you could say that
gay marriage is wrong.

But if you take sort of my
philosophy that it’s really about

finances and taxation, then gay
marriage is not an issue anymore.

Because you’re just binding
your finances together so

you have certain rights
that other people don’t have.

Because it’s definitely changed, right?

Marriage wasn’t about taxes in the past.

It was about like ownership, right?

Yeah, I think that’s true.



Because especially, especially in
modern times, I think it’s about the taxes.

And again, like the rights, so
like your partner’s dying and the

right to go see them, that being
denied is like I, that’s just cool.

I guess that’s why like prenups
is such a big deal in, in America.




There’s a soccer player.

Fuck it was awesome.

So they make tons of money.

So European soccer player, he’s
like Premier League’s top level.

He’s making millions and
millions and millions of dollars.

He has that salary go to his mother.

He gets married.

His wife doesn’t know.

So they get a prenup or
they don’t get a prenup.

I guess they don’t get a prenup.

And after X-Men years, they get divorced.

And all of a sudden, she’s like, I
should be getting millions of dollars.

Like, well, no, he doesn’t have any money.

His mother has all his money
and she just gives him an allowance.

And he just, she just pays for everything.

It’s not boy.

It was, it was a very interesting thing.

We are at the legal traditions, they
dated back to the 1300s with theologians.


I know I did.

Philosophy people agreed that the
true aim of match money’s procreation.

Statistics are vague, but by
the 1500s says French historian

Pierre Darmal, Pierre
Dormal, in his detailed account,

damning the innocent courts were
faced with a tidal wave of accusations.

So in the 1500s, suddenly women realized
they could do this and started doing it.

The honest was, yeah, I know
that’s actually pretty insane.

Do you agree from it, but reverse?

Well, it’s, it’s actually, yeah.

The, the interesting thing to me is
it does only rich people could do it.


So that was interesting.

The honest was placed on the husband to
demonstrate his powers of erection before

an expert team of priests,
surgeons and midwives.

These learned observers would carefully
examine his equipment to reach an opinion

on its elastic tension
and natural motion before.

demanding proof of ejaculation.

Did he have to Jack in
front of a group of people?

So yeah, but I mean, it
looked like the group of people.

Priests, surgeons and midwives.

I would say not the
hottest group of people.


I mean, yeah, not if I would have
been young, they would have been old.


So like, I’m, and so
that they’re saying is like,

okay, you get a bowler
and we’re going to look at it.




So now you do in the next
two minutes, get a bowler.

We’re going to check elastic tension.

I have no idea.

This is it.

You’re going to touch it.

What is it?

Do you think that means touching it?

I have no idea what that means.

We have to get like,
they could just like, I

think a life that they
could just look at it.

And that would be enough.

But I bet it isn’t the
last attention to me.


So maybe they like push
it down and what to get.

That is closer to what I was thinking.

I was thinking like if you like,
yeah, moved it, if it bounced back.


So like, essentially elastic tension
to me sounds like, is it hard hard?

Not is it like floppy?

Like, yeah.

Like you get like a semi semi.

I think we need to just
mispronounce everything going forward.

I’m okay with that.

I mean, because I do it naturally anyway.


So what do you think?

So we have elastic
tension and natural motion.

What do you think natural motion means?

Natural motion is it hard?

Not as in the previous part.

I so, so when you get
a boner for anyone who

doesn’t have one or know about
them very well, you can move them.

They can, you can flex
your sort of like, he goal.

And they will, and they
will move back and forth.

So that to me was natural motion.

Unless they’re talking about hip thrusting.

Maybe yeah.

Which is insane.

Oh, actually put this on screen.

Like like just like like air humping.

I guess.

So natural motion.

Yeah, to me was was a crazy.

I don’t know what that that’s it because
they, we have these phrases and stuff,

but there’s no explanation
of what they mean.

So elastic tension.

I don’t know what that means.

Natural motion.

I don’t know what that means.

And then.

The last one we do is very clear
what it means proof of ejaculation.


And like the first one
you can like elastic tension.

You’re like, okay, I can.

Oh, you know, you know, you
know, you know, you’re pretty good.

Yeah, that has to be humping.

Oh, yeah, I’m just saying anything.

Like show us your technique.

Reif ejaculation.

So that means you have to ejaculate in
front of a crowd, which I do not want to do.

Like honestly, this is
the serious question.

So you are stood in front of a priest.

It sounds like a joke.

A priest, a surgeon in a midwife.

And they’re like, okay,
ejaculate for us now on command.

I couldn’t do it.

I’d give it like if
I can scout, try.

Oh, I don’t think I would even get halfway.

I don’t know something
about someone telling me

with the I don’t think I
would even get halfway.

I don’t know something about
someone telling me with pid out Jack off.

I’ll be like, oh, the
priest does it for you.


Can it be the midwife?



I get your British.

You have that British background.

So the priest, the priest is
the one who’s getting it for it.

No, it was a proof of ejaculation.

I think it’s impossible.


I think just maintaining a direction.

If I could go, this is one of those things.

You’d be like there you’re like
community leaders or, you know,

and they’re like, come on, show me.

Show me where.

Yeah, it’s weird.

Now get it hard.

I need to blame it.

I need to blame it.

Can we need to see you pretend
hump and then you have to.

And then I want you to see you.


I think I would fail this test.

That’s all.

That was my first thought.

Can you see that being a thing?

If I could go away to a little
room and come back with

a cup, I bet I could
manage it, but I still don’t.

I’m not on percent.

That’s tough.

Anyway, so like his next
next part, many men found

their powers would
fade on first examination.

So this is again, your first time in
only fans, I bet your show isn’t very good.


I think that’s fair.

All right.

Just looking at you makes
me shrivel one humiliated

husband, moan to his
tormentor, which fair enough.

That’s again, that’s
my thinking is like just

seeing you guys makes
me not able to do it.

Any man who failed this test had one
recourse to avoid becoming a laughing star.

He could demand trial by Congress.


Carry on.

Carry on.


I think he’s a part of
his conjugal duty before

a team of experts as 100%
proof he could perform.

So basically, if you couldn’t get
it up and masturbate in front of a.

priest, a surgeon and a
midwife, and to completion,

you could then try to
have sex in front of a group.

I mean, I maybe you’d
be better, but I don’t know.

So the only difference here, right?

I had stories of lots of dudes
who just can’t perform the first time.

So I’m thinking that the only changed element
though is that there is a woman there.

The problem is this is the
woman who is angry at you.


So like if it was like, okay, let’s get a
hot woman and have sex in front of a group.

I think there’s a possibility,
but let’s get your angry

wife in here and have
sex in front of a group.

I think that is almost just as bad.



Like, especially like wives, right?

There’s a lot of…

Well, there’s a lot of
psychological issues that

go in there beyond to
just sheer raw sexual alley.

That’s what I’m saying.

Like, if it was just sex, I think
you have a better shot than you.

have now had this relationship
that’s clearly gone sour.

And that makes it 10 times harder.

All right.

So as recounted by a string of
contemporary accounts, this astonishing

piece of legal pornography
would take place in

a neutral territory
agreed upon both parties.

That, again, what do you
think is neutral territory

to have sex in front
of a group of people?

In the courthouse?

It has the park.

Oh, you just look at a park.

Yeah, okay.

Let’s get everyone around and watch.

Like, in town center.


I swear it has to be… My
guess they would have to have…

They would like, let’s get a bed.

So it must be like an inn, a local inn.


Glin’ yeah.


So the married couple
were examined by the court

to make sure they were
not concealing any devices.

So this was like, I don’t have a fake
heinous with fake ejaculate in it, I guess.

Oh, we’ll keep reading.

Men were known to smuggle
tiny vials of blood into the scene,

which would fool observers
into thinking that the wife’s

maiden had been taken
without actual penetration.

So this is also assuming
that the wife is a virgin.


And so basically you get into
bed, you spill some blood on the bed,

and you’re like, look, I
have taken her virginity.

It doesn’t say.

The cause of the time, yeah, this is hot.

Like she’s not going
to let it happen, right?

She’s trying to get out of this marriage.

And he’s trying to like
prove that he’s done it.

This is like legally sponsored or like
state-sponsored rape at this point.

But she has to agree to it as well.

So I guess it’s not.

Just to agree to participation,
to prove that he can’t do it,

and he has to agree to participation
to prove that he can do it.

It’s insane.

So then ordered to the conjugal bed.

So they actually have a bed.

They go to the bed, and
they’re supposed to try to do it.

The male surgeons and
priests repaired behind

a partition to enjoy
discrete observations.

So they went behind
like a sheet of paper, her?


And the female midwives, purchased by
the pillows, watched every move like hawks.

So this is like mid-summer.

You see that movie?

Oh, but this is the
drug a guy, and then the

he’s like in like almost
like a zombie state,

and they bring him into this
room with all these old ladies

and a young lady who
wants to get him preginated.

And they he just does what it.

So there’s a scene of one of
the old ladies like pushing his butt.

back and forth to make him hump the girl.

Oh my god.

It was that movie is very weird.

I do like that movie though.

But yeah.

So you’re trying to do
it to prove that you can.

She doesn’t want you to be successful.

And there’s like old women perched along
the pillows watching what you’re doing.

Yeah, like with a magnifying glass.


And they’re like, “Okay,
you’re not very good at this.”


So with the husband
and wife longest dreams,

the wrestling beneath the
sheets would be far from amiable.

So this is kind of my actual point.

That psychological element
is the biggest barrier to me.


Beyond physicality.

She’s like, “I don’t want this to work.”

Oh my god.

Yeah, I hope he can’t get it out.

So there was bickering in
harsh words with one wife crying

that her husband had
put his fingers there in

to dilate and open her
by such means alone.

So to basically like he’s
faking it with his fingers

as opposed to actually doing it.

Is he?

I mean, I’m not going to interpret that as
he’s trying to at least like get it open.

So get her started.



My base assumption is
that he can’t get it out.

My base assumption is that she’s resisting
with love free fiber of her being.

I guess both are probably true.


To be honest.


One critic of the trials noted
that it would take only a marvelous,

marvelous determined man and
even brutish to not turn flaccid.

So yes, you have to not care about
your wife, not care about the person

you’re having sex with, not
care that there are old ladies

perched on your bed, not
care about there are other

men in the room listening
to be able to perform.

One hell of a kinky bust.



Just a guy who just does not
care about anything or anyone.

After one or two hours hours, the
experts approach the battle scene.

I do like this.

Whoever wrote this pretty good approach
the battle scene with candles to establish

whether or not there have been
penetration and suitable emissions.

So you have to have
like a sufficient wet spot.


One defeated husband, a
certain most yield to Bure,

although his member had been
declared by the doctor’s big stiff red and

long in place and in good
order lost his case as

he only scattered back
we see it upon the mattress.

So his ejaculate was too liquidy
for him to be considered a man.

Oh my God.

So he was able to get it up.

It was some turgid.

I’m actually thinking in the place
because the examination before they said.

it’s big stiff red and long, which
means he got it up in good order.

And then like, I agree.

Oh, he’s got it.


And then he does it with his wife and
they’re like, Ah, but the semen is pretty.

Come on, buddy.

Oh, can you see more cucumbers?

Yeah, a bit more protein
than you die at buddy.

Oh, so that’s it.

So he even like seems to have passed
the first test and failed the second one.


The women who had the
funds to start impedance

trials were almost all
from the restocracy.

Almost said that wrong as well.

So it’s not surprising
that each new charge.

How did you see you did say it wrong?

I was a vistocracy.

I was a vistocracy.

No, I’m not sure.

I was a Christi.

I was a Christi.

I was a Christi.

I was a aristocracy.

I was a aristocracy.

I was a aristocracy.

I was a aristocracy.

A aristocracy.

There was some word we
were doing the other day.

And it was the British people and
the American people said it differently.


I can’t remember the word no though.

It was lost.


Rooster, Chrissy.


I was talk.

I was talk.

I was right.

The accent is on the O.


Oh, there’s another word coming up.

I’m not excited to hear pronounced what?



Pen for the tears.


I’m having that’s a weird
struggle I’m having right now.

Anyway, is he trying to read it fast?

I am.

And I had a quarter ball
of B-feeder for lunch.



Anyways, the women
who had the funds to start

the impotence trials
were almost all from the



Fuck off.


So it’s not surprising
that each new charge

provoked a salacious
scandal that was disseminated.

who disseminated by
Parisian pamphletiers, the

predecessors of the
modern tabloid press to

a bemused wider audience
by the mid 17th century.

Oh my god.

This would be like just the average focal.

What the fuck are these?

Fuck are these people doing?

And we get to read about it.


Oh my god.

Like this is like the most famous,
what’s the most famous couple to you?

What would you mean like now?


Modern couple.

Like most two famous
people who’ve gotten together.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds.


There’s no judgment.

I’m just interested
because for me it’s excellent.

I think of.


The first one that comes to mind for
me is Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez.

Because they’ve been together and then
they got made fun of these two together.

They’ve broken up and
gotten together a couple times.

And I think they’re together right now.

But the only reason they come to mind very
much like this is they went to have sex in

a trailer and one of them still
had a hot mic on or in the room.

And then Ben Affleck starts
going like, are you sure you’re okay?

I don’t want you to poop
on me again like last time.

So she had had some
some diarrhea or something

while they had sex in
a previous encounter.

Oh my god.

I hadn’t heard about that.

Oh, it’s pretty funny
because the guy it’s

just like a sound
engineer is like, oh my god.

His mic is still hot.

And then he realizes they’re
about to get down and dirty.

And then they start
having this very, very

personal conversation about like, are you
okay to have sex because you pooped on me?

No, I’m purpose.

No, but still.


But used wider audience.

Yeah, that was me in that moment.

I was the bemused wider audience.


Okay, so by the mid
17th century, a carnival

atmosphere was attending
the trials as that should be.

I shown by the case
of the handsome young

nobleman, René de Carl
Dio, the Marquis de Langlé.

I can do the French bits.


I mean, La Re.

I’m courted in detail by the contemporary
chronicler of the Parisian life, Tlemo de

Rieu accused of impotence
by his wife of four years in 1657.

So he was pissed.

But so the assumption is that they never
had sex or that I think that’s what I mean.

Like this actual part doesn’t make sense.

Maybe it’s that they had sex,
but they hadn’t procreated.

And if the purpose of marriage is
procration and he can’t do it now.


She’s like, carry on though,
because they kind of aren’t.

The Marquis appeared
to have an open and shut

case when the first
examination suggested

that his wife was not a virgin, but
there was lingering doubt and innuendo.

So the Marquis decided to restore his
sullied reputation through trial by Congress.

Trial by Congress.

This is so good.

I know because like I’m so used to hearing
like American Congress and then it’s like,

okay, so they’re going in front
of like a meaningful of senators.


In just for the case.

No, no, it’s just a bunch of the old
French men to watch some people.



And then like judged them for it.


Oh, he was he was in there and
doing okay, but not vigorous like me.

You know, his natural
emotion disappointing.

I was disappointed in his natural
emotion and his semen was acquiesced.

You know, I don’t like it very much.

His wife should be free from him.

So I can treat her right.

This might be like a weird kind
of like white nighting going on.

Oh, God.

It’s the beginning of the
the nice guy movement.

I might be the guys judging her like,
oh, I can save her can save her in Paris.

Betts were laid on the outcome of the trial
and dirty songs composed because people in

Paris were like me.

Because I would bet I love.

Yeah, but I 100% would have bet on
the outcome and sit there, et cetera.

I’m writing dirty songs.

Oh, it was so much fun.

What was his name again?

The Marquis de
la He likes to party.

I need a friend who plays
guitar and who I can write

shitty songs to who I actually
like play the guitar form.

Because I would do that.

I would if I had that, I
would write a song for this.



I don’t have friends with talent.


Um, society like no.

Oh, society ladies,
fairly with the Marquis.

So this is a handsome dude who’s
attracted like women are attracted to him.

Society ladies for
flirted with the Marquis

with a certain madam
de l’olle declaring openly.

I would so like to be
condemned trial by Congress.

You saucy slot.

When the feuding couple appeared
at the site, a luxurious bath house.

So this is now we’re actually getting
the details we didn’t have before.

Servants had to add neutral neutral.

Neutral territory is a bath
house and luxurious bath house.

It’s pretty awesome.

It’s couple.



Servants had to force a path
through the crowd of curiosity seekers.

So not even a walk of shame.

This is the walk up to the deed.

You had to walk through
a crowd, which is insane.

Is that, is that still a walk of shame
if everyone knows where you’re going?

The walk of shame, my understanding
is, I guess you’ve done it in your walk.

Because my version of that,
you’ve got the same clothes on.


Kind of leaving someone’s everyone
knows what you did is the shame part.


But everyone knows what you’re going to do.

It’s like pre-shame.

Yeah, but like they all show you.

You must still feel
shame then at that point.

You feel, yeah, you feel shame
before you’ve even done it.

This is like, this is like in Game of
Thrones where you’re walking up and they’re.

like, shame, shame, shame.

All right.

The mob sympathy was squarely
with the dashing de la Jay.

So the guy’s got everyone
on his side right now who

was thought to have been
falsely accused by a heridian.

I don’t know this word.

So the other words, I know and cannot
say I actually don’t know this word.

So I want to look that up actually later.



The wife was loudly booed against
her performance is not on trial.

So that’s actually annoying.

The wife is loudly booed while the marquee
strutted arrogantly before his admirers for

all the world as if you were
already in such a great quote.

Haradin is Haradin is a strict
bossy, belligerent old woman.

I can now use that word at
the office and walk away, smugly.

Yeah, you are a giant.

John, telly.

Ter, as if I were already in.


As he slipped beneath
the sheets with his wife,

the long age jauntily
yelled at the doctors,

bring me two fresh eggs that I
may get her a son at the first shot.

Oh, I do.



He’s this is the pre fight where the guy
gets cocky and then gets his ass kicked.

So as soon as he
started talking too much,

you got to go in and be
like, I’m going to do my best.

I mean, I hate the guys who are like, I’m
going to kill them in like the first round.

I’m going to knock them
down and then get wrecked.

But disaster struck.

The marquee was heard by the doctors to be
grunting, cursing and finally praying after

two hours to Langley
gave up crying, I am ruined.

Dude could not perform in front of a
crowd and that to me is the core issue.


Whether you could do it or not at home,
put a bunch of people out there, scrutiny.


You can’t do it.

Like trying to have sex in
front of your grandparents.

Oh, God.

That’s what it would be like though.


Oh, no, it would be terrible.


We’re in the last paragraph.

The chalk waves rippled
through the crowd outside

the female admiration and the female
admiration for Delongley to discord.

So because he couldn’t do it, they’re
all like, oh, he’s gross and pathetic.

His request for a
retrial was denied and in

France, his name became
a byword for flaccidity.

Imagine that.

So we got whiskey dick and
they got the marquee Delangi.

Yeah, he turned all Delangi on me.

Marquis retired to the provinces where
he married again and fired seven children.


So he was capable when Delangi boasted
of this to a former enemy, the man, Archley

replied, but sir, nobody has ever
had any doubts about your wife.

Oh, like again, these these high, high brow
fucking one line is totally evading me.



So what the fuck does that mean?

Like he’s he’s bragging
that he had seven

kids and like, dude, no one ever
doubted your wife could have kids.

We all doubted your ability to get a boner.

Yeah, but he clearly did doesn’t make
any sense because they have seven kids.

So he clearly because this
has nothing about reality.

This is about reputation.

Oh my God.

No, but it is sexual prowess.

Yeah, yeah, it is though.

Oh my God.

All right.

Let me get some credit to
the guy who actually wrote it.

This is Tony Petrolte.

I don’t know if that’s actually, I said
that right, but just make sure someone gets

some credit for
actually writing this thing.

This is taken from a book
called Napoleon’s Privates.

So, amen.

Two thousand five hundred
years of history unzipped.

Oh, interesting.

I actually am vaguely
interested in this book now.

So in conclusion, I could
not pass a trial by Congress.

I don’t believe.

No, glad shit like that doesn’t exist now.


And there was a TV show in the
UK called the box or something.

Oh, it would go on and then have sex in
this box with like Mariela Fostrop, like sat

outside and then they come out
and they talk about the experience.

But they were couples or
they didn’t know each other.

No, they were couples.

Okay, who wanted to
go and have said like,

I’m like, like, A, the premise
is just asking for exhibitionists.


And B, I bet most people
didn’t actually even fuck in there.

Oh, yeah.

I guess I mean, maybe
someone tried and

couldn’t and then just came out and lied
because they didn’t want to look bad on.

I don’t know.

There’s a whole lot of
like, it’s weird TV show.

I mean, and this naked
attraction, you know, that one?

Yeah, you walk out nude.

It’s just one of those ones where
they’re like, are they all your covered?

And then they start
like your feet and then

they slowly go up and
up and reveal your body.


When the face being
the last thing you actually

see, so you made a
ton of judgments before

them, which is weird.

On TikTok, you see
a lot of clips of these

like dating shows, but it’s from
like a bunch of different countries.

They had one in Korea and it
was two incredibly attractive people.

And then like 10 seconds
and like they want to fuck.

Like just looking at
each other like he got

his shirt off as quickly
as humanly possible.

And then he had an awesome body.

Like he had like the eight pack and
like the the cum gutters and stuff.

And then she was
like, Oh, they’ve, I’ve

pulled a card that I can
go change my clothes.

She’s come back in a made uniform and
he’s like trying not to stand up and stuff.

I guess human nature hasn’t really changed.


Fair is only fair if you are rich


So I didn’t want C McBeats to
end up the anti-billionaires podcast.

But all the news, all the
stories that have been

coming out are built
billionaires that sort of

catch your attention and
stuff. And they live this very

different lifestyle. So of
course that I think in itself

is going to be kind of
fascinating. But it’s the

level of ignorance they
seem to actually live in.

And I think this is again the result
of insulating themselves and living

this sort of stratified world where
they are separate from everyone else.

They start to not realize that their
lives don’t equate to everyone else’s life.

So of course the billionaire of billionaires
right now is sort of the poster boy.

And the fact that we all know
I’m talking about Elon Musk before

I even say anything shows
you that he’s actually messed up.

A really good billionaire, you’re
not going to know his name. You

stay behind the scenes, you
stay out of the spotlight and stuff.

You don’t start your little cult following.

There was a story I did a few months ago.

And it was about
billionaires building bunkers to

protect themselves from the
upcoming ecological disaster.

Because last week we hit the hottest Monday
or the hottest day globally in the world.

And they’re talking about crop
failures and this is something

that passed that Mark and
basically we’re all going to die.

And then Tuesday happened
and we had another super hot day.

So these billionaires
are like we’re going to

build bunkers, we’re going
to stock them with food.

Of course I’m going to need people
to protect me from the rabble rousers.

Things like that. Not realizing
that the people they’re going to

pay to protect them are might turn
on them because they’re assholes.

And so they were having an actual meeting where they
were like well how do we get these guys to follow our

orders when we are essentially useless because the only
power that billionaires have comes from their wealth.

And then when money, when
the financial system collapses

they have no wealth, they only
have what they can contribute.

And a group of military
guys that they’ve hired.

I mean it’s more sensible for them to
be like well just pop one off on this guy

and then we have the bunker and we don’t
have to listen to this bullshit anymore.

And actually everyone in
our group will contribute.

So they were like literally
talking science fiction

shock callers and stuff
because they’re so fucking dumb.

They don’t realize that the
solution to that problem is to be nice.

The solution to the
problem is fix the

environment so there
is no ecological collapse.

If you want to build loyalty
among a group of people you be

nice to them and build loyalty
and actually care about them.

And then the amount of money
you have won’t matter anymore.

That was all inconceivable
from that article.

So Elon Musk and again this is this
disconnect that I’m finding the most

interesting part because these
guys talk about like leading the world.

But they’re trying to lead a world
and they don’t seem to understand

that there’s people in it and
they have to be taken care of.

On a much lower level Elon Musk
gave an interview and he’s talked

about people needing to return
from work from home to the offices.

This has been a big push.

Now there’s a couple of reasons.

There’s an interesting side notes.

The push to go back to the
office is not about productivity.

They are now coaching it
in that it’s more productive.

Your teams work together.

People work together.

It’s better for you.

There’s all these actual
financial papers being written.

I mean like newspapers articles and stuff.

And they’re talking about like how it’s
unhealthy to be at home alone all day.

It’s unhealthy to have like this
kind of disconnect and working

through the Internet and how
you talk to other people and stuff.

Except when you talk to people who work
from home, they all say they’re happier.

They all report gains in
happiness from working for home.

So there’s got to be another reason.

One of the main other reasons
is real estate, financial real estate.

If everyone is working from home,
all those giant buildings, the towers

they’ve built to represent their
their falliveness, those have no value.

So we’re we’ve probably
locked into contracts.

We got that we got to pay for this
building for years and years and years.

We’re locked into it.

What are we going to do?

We got to bring everyone
back in the office to justify the

cost that we’ve already put
out to build up this building.

It’s a dumb shit like that.

Also control.

So I don’t care if you’re less productive.

I don’t care if you’re less happy.

As long as if you’re
sitting in the desk because I

told you to sit at the desk,
that’s what’s important.

My job recently, this
is not the same level.

My boss was actually very
nice about it, but my team

tended to leave earlier
than a lot of other people.

Because we were more valuable
at the beginning of the work day.

So I actually my team
came in earlier than

the normal work day so
we could prep anything.

They would be present
for the beginning of the

work day where they
could help other people.

And then that would mean their work day
ends before other people’s work day ends.

Now, I was asked to
have my team present, a

member, not everybody, a
member of my team present,

till the end of the work day to answer
phone calls or something like that.

So we did that.

We sat down.

There’s five of us.

So it’s like, okay, everyone take one day.

It’s not a huge burden on anybody.

I made sure, again, trying
to be the good team leader.

I was like, I don’t want one
person to work late every night.

I don’t think that’s fair.

So I wanted to be fair.

Fair is very important to me.

That’s probably again why I’m fascinated
by the business billionaires and stuff.

Because for all their talk about
competition and capitalism and

stuff, they don’t actually ever
worry about whether it’s fair.

And when they use the
word right, which is what Elon

Musk does in the article,
I’m going to talk about,

I don’t think he really gets it
because it’s just fair and honest

and good is what he wants or
what all these billionaires want.

Dave’s enjoying the cool
floor, floor back there.

So, yes, my team was like,
okay, we will have one member of

the team available and stay
till the end of day every day.

So I’ve been staying late on
certain nights, just like everyone else,

because it’s not like I separated myself
from the other members of the team.

Even though, again, I probably
could have gotten away with it.

And I have yet to get a phone call or have a problem
that could have been dealt with that needed to be

dealt with right away in the evening, which is why we
ended up with those early shifts in the first place.

So, anyway, that’s irrelevant, I
guess. But it was like, again, my way

of looking at it was like, this isn’t
about actually solving problems.

This isn’t about efficiency
or work. This is about

everyone gets annoyed
that your team leaves earlier.

So, we have to make it look like
you’re here with everyone else.

So, we are. And again, not a big deal
because we did it as fair as possible.

Elon Musk is talking about work
from home and how he doesn’t

like work from home and everyone
should get back in the office.

And he doesn’t make an
argument like, this is what I want.

He just, he jumps to, it’s a moral
issue. And it’s unfair that people,

other people are getting away
with this thing that he doesn’t like.

That’s really it. Okay, so, I
pulled quotes from multiple articles.

So, some of it’s quotes from Elon Musk,
some of it’s the writer of the article.

So, Silicon Valley,
laptop classes. So, he’s

already said, this
is a class of people.

The people who work from home are laptop
classes. So, they get their own grouping.

Again, to separate them from all
other workers. And that’s not accidental.

He probably doesn’t realize he’s
doing it, but that’s not accidental. That’s

like, I want to talk about these group
of people that I’m angry at right now.

So, if I’m angry at them, we’ll fuck them.

They need to get off their moral high
horse with their work from home bullshit.

This is all very Elon
Musky kind of talking.

And actually, I saw, I thought he
was smart until I listened to him talk.

I think he has ideas,
but he puts those ideas

into engineers’ hands
who are smarter than him.

And they make those
things happen. So, Tesla,

I’m not saying it’s
a good car, bad car.

I’ve never driven one. I know it
has one engineering fault where the

back window, so the boot or the
trunk, depending on where you’re from.

If you open it and
it’s raining, the water

goes, it hits the roof
and goes into the trunk.

That’s an engineering
fault. I don’t think they’re

going to admit that’s
an engineering fault.

But it was one of the more interesting
aspects of the Tesla to me that

they’ve talked about how advanced
this car is, but at the same time,

it’s got this very obvious
thing that could be fixed

through a little more
engineering, but whatever.

I saw him on Joe Rogan.
This is before I quit Joe Rogan altogether.

I couldn’t listen to the man
talk for more than five or ten

minutes before I was like,
“This is just inane rambling.”

But everyone takes him really dead
seriously because he’s got so much money.

And I actually think if you took
away his money and he talked

to everybody, “Dude, shut the
fuck up. You are so annoying.”

I work with people like
this. We’re just constantly

talking about their great
ideas to make everything.

And then they have an opinion on
everything. They haven’t taken any

time to think about it. They just
shoot their mouth. That’s musk.

So musk was discussing return
to office and paratives, but have

caused significant concern among
tech workers in Silicon Valley,

across the US, many
of whom were promised

generous remote work
mandates by top executives.

So this is important. He’s talking about a group of workers who are
made a promise that they could work for home, and now that the situation

is changed in some way, again, I think mostly about real estate,
they’re retracting that promise, and they don’t see a problem with that.

So we’ve promised you can
work from home four days a

week, five days a week. We’re
not going to take that away.

And if you keep working for us and keep productivity high, people took
that promise, they took that deal, they’re working from home, they’re

keeping their productivity high, and then they’re like, “You know what?
I kept walking through the office and it was empty, and I don’t like it.”

So we’re going to take back that promise. And this is something that
executive classes do, and companies do, because they make promises

and then feel that it’s perfectly acceptable to retract those
promises later on, and despite the effect it might have on the worker.

And then it would get annoyed
if the worker complains or

quits that the promise that
they were made wasn’t fulfilled.

Whereas if it happens in the opposite side, this is
again, I think about fairness more than anything else.

If a worker promise made a promise to a company and
did not fulfill that promise, they would be fired.

So an executive makes a
promise, and this sort of goes into

the hole like rich people can
do stuff that poor people can’t.

Changes their mind goes back on that promise, no fallout.
Maybe employees quit, but probably enough of them need

their jobs at the enough quit stay. Enough of them actually
stay that it doesn’t negatively impact the company enough.

If we’re going to talk about Twitter, which I
don’t want to spend too much talking about, Twitter

is just lost all status in my mind. They did
the 600 tweet limit for reading the other day.

I’ve never read 600 tweets because I’ve always gotten so
frustrated Facebook and Twitter and all this stuff. I am

three, four minutes in and I’m like, I don’t want to be
here anymore. This just isn’t how I want to absorb media.

He’s people are saying like he’s
purposely trashing that company, but it

doesn’t make sense to purposely trash
the company because it’s just his losses.

So I don’t know what’s really going on.
But I think this might actually be he makes

decisions. He makes those decisions
happen. He’s not listening to anyone else.

He thinks he knows what he’s doing and he
doesn’t. So he’s actually running this company

into the ground. Threads just is coming out
now from meta and it’s the Twitter clone.

I was vaguely interested in just what it looked like,
but then I just stopped. I’m like, I don’t want to be

on another Twitter. I don’t just don’t want to do these
things anymore. I’m not a big fan of social media.

So this social media conflict is really
driving me away from social media overall.

So then we get to the statement that I’ve enjoyed. I think
the whole notion of work from home is a bit like the fake

Mary Antoinette quote, let them eat cake, must set. It’s
not just a productivity thing. I think it’s morally wrong.

So he’s saying that the fact that employees may be
productive from home, maybe even more productive

from home than they are in the office because
I certainly I work in an open concept office.

Most Japanese offices are and I actually find it’s very hard to get
stuff done. If I have to write something or create something, I cannot do

it in that office because there’s people talking around me. There’s people
who like just turn around and start just talking to me all the time.

Completely, an unimportant stuff that could wait.
They don’t notice that you’re working. So you

being always accessible and available means they
are always accessing you even if it’s unnecessary.

Because there’s no
effort on their part.

They just turn around
and like shout at you.

L’orley wrong is weird. He does
say people should get off their

goddamn world high horse
with the work from home bullshit.

But that doesn’t explain why. Like
why is it morally wrong for someone to

work in a more comfortable environment
than to go to the office and work?

And a lot of articles, I actually looked
at about four articles and none of them

actually put in the secondary quote. So I
found another article that I actually did.

And they did the full-on let’s not edit his
quote. It’s like really you’re going to work

from home and you’re going to make everyone
else who made your car come into the factory.

Musk said you’re going to make the people who make your
food that gets delivered that they can’t work from home. You

know people that fix your home. They can’t work from home
but you can. Does that seem morally right? That’s messed up.

So Elon Musk has created an
equivalency in all employment. So

he’s saying construction workers
don’t get to work from home.

So you shouldn’t get to work from
home. People who work in factories

don’t get to work at home. So
you shouldn’t get to work from home.

People who, but then I’m
like, why do you get to work in

an office if everyone else
has to work somewhere else?

So the equivalence falls apart when
you go in the other direction. So why do

these construction workers have to work
outside because they’re building stuff?

Why do you get to work in an office? You could get your
laptop and go sit out in the sun and type on your laptop

and be just as productive and it would be super
uncomfortable because you’re sitting out in the sun all day.

But these, it’s morally wrong
for you to get to sit in an air

conditioned office while construction
workers are outside in the heat.

The factory, factory is depending on where
you are in the world. We have sweatshops.

Why do you get to work in an office
while other people work in factories?

So his justification is equivalency falls
apart because the thing he’s saying like

you should have to work in an office
because other people don’t get to stay home.

But why do you get to
stay in an office when other

people have to stay
outside? Or work in factories?

So his equivalency falls
apart when you actually

try to make, like when
you try to equalize jobs.

So everything should be fair. That’s
morally right. So we’re going to take his

argument. We want to make it morally
right. We want to make everything fair.

When? How is it fair?
Because the problem is the

nature of certain jobs
in certain industries.

So tech jobs require a computer.
You need to work on a computer. You

actually to be productive in that
way probably need a quiet environment.

It’s the construction worker bit and
the factory worker bit and the office

bit are not equivalencies. They all
have to leave home to go to their jobs.

But the jobs are different. So I work on a
computer, a construction worker works outside

building stuff like actually putting, you
know, wood and corn concrete and putting.

Girders up. Why does one worker get to work
in a air-conditioned comfortable crane?

Well, another one has to like pour concrete
in the sun. Because they have different jobs.

And they kind of know that going in because they’ve applied
or worked for that job. And one guy has actually got a

license to run a crane and the other one hasn’t. Why do I
get to work on my computer working for whatever company?

In a technology position and the
guy who delivers my food has to leave

home to deliver my food because
he’s taken a job delivering food.

And the nature of delivering
food means you have to go places

to bring the food to the people
who are paying you to do that.

But that’s an inherent agreement upon the creation
of employment. And it actually is part of the

promise that the company makes like the company
is like we’re going to pay you to go outside.

We’re going to pay you this much money to go
outside and build a building. We’re going to

pay you this much money to take food from the
restaurant to this guy who’s working from home.

And yeah, it sucks that guy who works from home and I have to
drive around all day delivering food. And there are people,

there are social people and stuff who do want to work in the
office. I’m not saying they shouldn’t work in the office.

I think really what it is is these billionaires and stuff.
There is a secondary reason that they can’t say out loud.

And I think again it has a lot to do with downtown and rent
and big buildings that they own. More than anything else.

It has very little to do with morality,
which is what they always claim.

So the second part, which actually
relates to my introduction, is the boss of

Cartier. Cartier in my head is jewelry
and watches, but I don’t actually know.

When we come to luxury fashion brands,
I actually don’t know what I’m talking

about. So anything I say about
this, very possibly could be incorrect.

But the multi billionaire
owner of the luxury, oh jewelry

company, okay, I got that right,
has revealed his greatest fear.

Robots replacing workers and the poor
rising up to bring down the rich. Speaking

to the financial times business of
luxury summit in Monaco, I mean fuck me.

That title, financial times
business of luxury summit and

where in Monaco is one of the
richest things I’ve ever heard.

The fashion tycoon told his fellow elite that he can’t sleep at night
at the thought of social upheaval, he thinks as imminent. So this

relates to the billionaires building a bunker and he’s saying the
problem is what we’re going to do is put so many people out of work.

This is actually judge dread.
So the judge dread story

line, the premise of that
world, is they have a 90 to 93%.

Unemployment rate. So they
have to feed everybody so they feed

everybody to keep them
alive. Again morally, that’s right.

But everyone’s so bored, crime is through
the roof and there are so many people,

so much overpopulation that the death
penalty is just dulled out all the time.

So the punishment for
like very small crimes

is death because
human life has no value.

But that of course creates riots and stuff. This guy,
Johann Rupert, told the conference to bear in mind

that when the poor rise up, the middle class won’t want
to buy luxury goods for fear of exposing their well.

Now what he’s not necessarily failed to mention but probably hasn’t taken into
account, the middle class is shrinking. The divestment of funds is so great

that you’re only going to have super rich and poor and there’s going to be so
many poor, they are going to take you over, they are going to take you down.

He said he’s been reading about changes in
labor technology as well as recent Oxfam figures

suggesting the top 1% of the global population
now owns more wealth than the other 99%.

How is society going to cope with structural unemployment
and the envy hatred and the social warfare he said? We are

destroying the middle class at this stage and it will affect us.
It’s unfair. So that’s what’s going to keep me awake at night.

So my thought was let’s look at his statements
and see if we can solve his problem. He’s

saying that the changes in labor technology
are going to make more people unemployed.

There could be other ways we could
employ those people. You could create

social programs of middle class
or poor people helping other people.

We could talk about education, we could just talk about
training, we could just talk about how do we have all these

machines, how to maintain these machines. Now you might get
to the point where the machines take care of other machines.

That means there’s going to be more need for social welfare
and more need for social workers. So you actually could

end up with a society where the machines are doing all
the labor and then people are taking care of other people.

This idea has not entered this man’s head. How is
society going to go? So the Oxfam figure suggesting the

top 1% of the global population now owns more than
wealth than the other 99%. Here’s a radical concept.

You could give away some
of your wealth. That is the bit

is inconceivable to them.
So you have 99% of the value.

wealth in the world. And
you are concerned that people

are going to kill you because
you have 99% of the wealth.

It is very possible. You could give
away 20% of your wealth and not get killed.

The idea of generosity, the idea of
caring for other people, the idea of taking

care of society as a whole, they are
completely devoid of that as a concept.

How his concern is like I have 99%
of the wealth. How do I stop people

from getting angry at me and
killing me for having all the wealth?

Again, I didn’t even suggest he give away all his money.
I’m saying if you were generous, if you took care of the

people around you, if you spent 20% of your wealth giving
back to society at large, you would be seen as a good person.

And then when the revolution does
come, they are like we are going to kill

Elon Musk because he made us go
back to the office if we didn’t want to.

But this Cartier guy, man, he created social
programs, he educated children. That guy

put me through college. He is still rich,
but he is a good one. Let’s leave him alone.

People would actually protect him
from the other people. Let’s say this is a

good one. He could use his 99% of
wealth in the world to take care of people.

And again, that is inconceivable
because then if you are doing that, you are

not holding onto the wealth. It’s not
your wealth. You don’t have the power.

The power to positively affect
society is inconceivable because it’s not.

The only way you
hoard that much wealth is

because you never want
to give any of it away.

So how is society, and again when he says
society, he’s not talking about society,

how is the elite billionaire society going
to cope with structural or unemployment?

So his usage of the word society is
already a misnomer because he’s not

talking about society. He’s talking
about rich people and poor people.

Society in his view, this would quote,
was very revealing to me, is only rich

people. So the people who are not in
that society who are not rich do not count.

That’s why he doesn’t think about like, hey, maybe I should
take care of poor people. Maybe I should raise up the

lower classes in some way. Maybe I should do more training
and education. Maybe I should create social welfare.

Because that, again, do it in a
completely self-interest reason

because that means I can protect
myself. That would be valuable.

Protecting myself is
valuable, but they don’t see

that because I got to do
that and keep all the money.

So how is society, how are
rich people going to cope with

structural unemployment and the
envy hatred and the social warfare?

You could start doing now something
to stop the envy and the hatred.

So either make poor people
rich or start taking care of poor

people so that they don’t hate
you. Those are the two choices.

And it’s really obvious to me as a middle
class person that if I had more money,

if I had enough money to take care of
my family, I didn’t have to worry about it.

The next step with the
more money I have would be

like, well, let’s see what
I can do for other people.

Now that’s not necessarily true.
That’s my attitude now. Whereas if I got

rich, maybe I’m like, oh, I got all this
money. Maybe I can give more money.

And I end up joining this
society that he’s talking about.

He does say this is the most self-aware
part. We are destroying the middle class.

And at this stage it
will affect us. So he’s

saying like we are
destroying the barrier.

The barriers, we need a
healthy middle class is better for

the economy. That’s actually
something I learned a while ago.

That the problem with having an elite
strata group that has all the money is

when you have an economic issue, they
cannot spend enough to solve the problem.

What you want instead of a billionaire
spending a million dollars, you want

a million middle class people spending
an extra couple thousand dollars.

And then you will
make up the difference

significantly and that will
actually fix your economy.

The foreign minister
of China was one of the

most interesting men
I had ever read about.

It was not the current one.
This was one of the previous ones.

And he didn’t interview
and they said, you’re putting

a ton of money into Indonesia.
Why are you doing that?

He’s like, oh, people in Indonesia
are too poor to buy our products.

So we want to raise
up their economic level

so they have enough
money to buy our products.

And so he was saying, I’m doing
this incredibly kind generous thing.

I am taking the base level
of poverty in Indonesia and

moving it upwards so that
everyone in society has more money.

For a completely self-interested
reason, so they can buy stuff from China.

But he’s being completely
honest about it. He’s like, look, I am

doing a great morally correct
thing for a completely selfish reason.

But who cares if everyone in Indonesia
now has a higher standard of living?

They’re not going to be unhappy about
the fact that they buy more Chinese shit.

So we are destroying the middle class at
this stage. It will affect us. It’s unfair.

That’s actually not
true. It’s not unfair.

This again, we are
destroying the middle class.

Dot, dot, dot. It’s unfair. If
you’re doing the destroying,

it’s not unfair that the
consequences affect you.

So that’s again where it falls apart.

Like you can see that
he doesn’t understand.

I am rich and
amazing and awesome.

Everyone should love me.
I’m destroying the world.

It’s unfair that people
might hate me for it.

And then his final sentence.
So that’s what keeps me awake at night.

And I think it should. Because
again, he’s essentially talking about

inevitability where the economic situation
we live in now is not sustainable.

Billionaires have created
themselves as a separate hated class.

If you listen to last week’s Seemig B where I
talk about the function of empathy in society,

people rising up and killing Elon Musk,
people rising up and killing the Cartier guy.

What’s his name?

Johan Rupert, very rich name.

Elon Musk, Johan Rupert.
These are very, very rich names.

People rising up and killing them. You’re
not going to get any sympathy in media.

It’s just going to be people
going like, “Ah, they killed

Elon. What a big surprise.
Ah, they killed Rupert.”

And that is the downfall
of this billionaire class.

Is they are failing to see that
they are actually part of society.

And as they separate themselves
from society and destroy

the society around them,
they cannot escape that.

And that’s what they want
to do. They think they have so

much money they should be
able to escape any consequence.

The consequences sooner or later will come.

I actually think it’s
not going to be social

uprising. I think it’s
going to be crop failure.

So I said at the very
beginning, we had the

hottest day. We’re going
to pass that threshold.

Crops will fail. When
there’s no food to go around.

Yes, the billionaires
will have food for a while.

But when they’re the only
ones who have food, people

will come for the food. It’s
not even about billionaires.

It’s not about morality.
It’s not about what’s right.

It’s like you have food.
There’s 8,000 people

outside who want that
food. They’re going to get it.

You can have your private military
and stuff. You’re not going to stop them.

That’s just the end of the day
sooner or later. They will overrun you.

And yeah, it should keep you up at night.

And the thing is, it should keep you up at night
trying to find ways to solve the problem, which

actually would be spending some of your money
on other people and creating a better society.

That’s actually the short version.
The problem is the billionaires

have the ability to create a
better society for everyone.

And all they want to do is
create a better society for

themselves. And that’s what’s
going to destroy them in the end.