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035 - School Daze & the Roy Kent effect...

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This week, Andrew discusses the start of Kindergarten, making his child cry with a one word Roy Kent impersonation, Marvel's What If...? and Ted Lasso. Additionally, in the category of things you didn't learn in history class... well, just wait.

Dad, hello and welcome to episode thirty five of the Dead Lairian podcast. Hey, how you doing there? I've been away a little bit. It's been a really inconsistent summer and early fall for me and I've just been super busy with the day job and I it's there's really no great excuse for it. It's just been a busy and life has been busy and yeah, that's just where we've been at. So I apologize. I have failed you as a host, but we've got lots to discuss right now because we just finished. What if season one, which there's definitely going to be a season two, I think at this point, I believe they've already announced it. If they haven't already announced it, well, they've definitely left it off at a point where they could go back for a season two and I wouldn't complain about it. Also, there is a random discovery that I came across titled Ted Lasts, so maybe you've heard of the show before. I yeah, there's a lot to talk about there too. In the meantime, what has been up in life? Well, let's see here. The oldest has started kindergarten and that has been an experience because you find out, you know, he's learning things and it's good. It's good he gets learned things, get to spend time around his friends and it's great for him. And the thing that has been on with that, however, has been, you know, every once in a while, being a kindergartener, you don't necessarily know the word that you're looking for and so you say another word thinking that it's the word and it's not actually the word. And Yeah, so I heard a story from his former daycare director who it basically was talking to him the other day and asked him what he was learning in kindergarten and he said, oh, we weren't learning all about letters and we learned about vowels and now we're learning about condiments. Yeah, yeah, not consonants, condiments. So that's something I'm going to remember for the rest of my life and it's going to be amazing. And that is just what it is. It's great, it's fantastic. It could say the darnedest things, you know, right, I am I have to reference to stuff involving bill cosby anymore. I don't know. I know these been canceled, but regardless, kids do say the darnedest things, let's just be totally honest, and they say all sorts of fun stuff with that. So there's been that. Also, Austin, at two, is now starting to pick up a lot more words. Last night he was talking about how he wanted us to play monsters at work and it used to just be monster work, monster work, and now it's monster at work. So that's been exciting to is figuring out his words. He really likes the soundtrack from monsters at work and that is like when we set up our evening music for the boys when they go to bed. Like it's been cars recently, but now we're wanting monsters at work back and so we're going to have to get back to at again. Oh, what else is going on? Well, right now I am in what I am dubbing I've dubbed this the...

...conference room for work purposes. This is actually the trailer that is also now serving as kind of a podcast studio. Just change a pace. It's really a different space from my day job and you know, it's one of those things I kind of feel like sometimes when those things get crisscrossed, it makes a little harder to focus. So that is where I am recording the podcast today. I don't know if this is something I'm going to do permanently. Honestly, it's a little bit chilly right now, but that's okay. That's okay. I don't want to burn off any of the propane and I figure eventually this laptop is warm as it tends to run, will probably warm up the room enough that it's going to be bearable combined with the sun coming out. So yeah, that is what it's at. My wife and I are planning our next couple camping trips. The next one that we have on the docket is going to be towards the end of this month. We're going to be heading out to Fort Stevens, so that's going to be exciting. We've never been. The boys have never been. Alton just as excited because there's a disc golf course. He's taken up disc golf recently and he doesn't play it normally like he does what I call running disc golf, where he sprints ahead and throws the disc and tries to get there first. It's not about getting there in the fewest throws. And I mean, Hey, he's five, he's okay with that. That's fine. I don't have a big barret friends there. I'm still figuring the game out myself. So yeah, we went out couple weeks back for a quick trip around. There's a disc golf course here in Newburgh in one of the parks. It's only a ninehole course, although there's actually ten holes out there. I'm not sure what the deal is with that, but we had fun with that. Only got about four disks in the water and only one of them was all and one of the rest of them were all me and was doing totally fine until I had to balance on a log in the middle of a stream to pull it out of the water and then it was just outside off my reach and I strained something in my shoulder. It was all sorts of fun, all sorts of fun, let's be honest, but it's take definitely taking a little bit of a learning curve. I'm not very good at throwing frisbees to begin with, so having to throw them for accuracy isn't great either, but that is what it is. So that is what we have been up to as of late. Yeah, looking forward to getting out in the trailer. We're starting to get to the point in the trailer where things are starting to feel a little bit less. Start you just purchased a trailer and don't have anything in it. I mean we got throw pillows to go on the couch. There is betting, which we got before our last trip out, but we got the bedding on there and so that's exciting. We got some plates and utensils and some other stuff that are going to be exclusive for the trailer, because some cooking pans, just just random things like that. So, you know, it's a little bit less. This is a brand new trailer like you would see it on the lot and a little bit more. Hey, there's some customizations going on here and we're kind of figure and stuff out. So that is what we are up to nowadays. So yeah, hope you guys are doing well. Hope that you haven't missed US too much, because, let's be honest, I've been really, really slackened. So hope we as we're kind of getting closer into the fall season, we're going to be able to do...

...this a little bit better and more consistently in line with what we'd started out with. And Yeah, maybe maybe we have a summer hiatus where we cut back to maybe one episode a month. Or something. I don't know. Well, we'll kind of see how that all goes. But yeah, any case, we're going to go ahead head to our first break. When we come back, we are going to talk about what we've been watching, and there's been more to discuss, I think, in the last couple weeks here. So yeah, we'll go ahead and get on with that. Stay tuned and we're back. Thanks again for tuning in to the dead Orian podcast. We're super excited to be back, super excited to talk about what we've been watching is of late, and this week I am going to just throw this out there and say I am excited with what they have done with the what if series. So when you started out, you were to exactly sure what to expect with it, and that's one of those things. Wake what I was very hesitant to just go, oh, okay, yeah, let me go ahead and give you my opinion of this series early on, because when we were early on, I was exactly sure what they were doing with it. I'm going to be totally level with you. That is just something that, in looking at everything that was going on with it, there was a lot of it felt like rehashes, but still there was fun to the rehashes but wasn't sure where they were going with it. And wake what's the point of throwing this all together if you're not going to use it for some greater purpose? Well, you get through your Captain Carter. You get through all of the different things that were going on in their evil doctor strange, or not necessary evil but misguided doctor strange, who spent all this time trying to figure out a way to save Christine only to fail and destroy his universe, and just all of the stuff that was going on with that. It was a very interesting way to kind of go at it. But then you get to the end of the party thor episode and with Party Thor Getting Ready to go on a date with Jane and then all of a sudden ultron shows up in the vision body with all of the infinity stones and you're like wool whoa wait, hold on, what is going on here? And Long Story Short, you find out in the next episode that Ultron, in one universe, winds up winning getting his body and then he winds up getting ahold of the infinity stones from Thanos in a comically quick a hey what there's than Os. He's here and he just gets lasered in half by our good friend Ultron, as he has the vision body now, and for that to be the end of it. You're like, wait, hold on, that's all vision had to do was cut him in half with the laser on his head. That's it. Okay, that was weird, but ultron then winds up going and succeeding in wiping out basically everybody, not just, you know, half of the universe, like Fanos did. He goes on to basically annihilate people left and right. We've black widow and quint, the only two left in his...

...universe. And then basically the watcher finally has to do the thing that you kind of wondered if he was going to do if they wound up making it something more than just an anthology of random what if stories, and that is that he has to basically break his oath and instead of just watching, he has to become a participant, because he realizes that ultrun is a threat not just to the one university is in, but to every universe, since he has all the infinity stones. And so he assembles this team together, and the team consists of Captain Carter, your dark doctor, strange party thor, a version of Gomura from an episode we never got to see. Apparently they're going to be looking at that in the second season, but we just get a brief glimpse of Gomorah with Sakar Arbors Tony Stark, which, if you see the Lego sets, you've seen cikar armor, Tony Stark and Yn. You've never got to pay off as to what the heck that was, what it meant, what happened in that story. So that was kind of what happened with that. Is he said, who's this team together and then includes a version of kill monger that became Tony's best friend, then built these drones and then basically becomes King of Waconda after murdering is opposition Aka to Chauva. And Yeah, so that was interesting. It's like then you're sitting here going why are we picking him? And then you get to that moment in the season series where ultron is down and kill monger takes the infinity stones and the armor for himself and you're like, Oh crap, this can't be good. And turns out the watcher knew that was going to happen, which was part of the reason why, because he needed to have the infinity stones out of the body. Once the infinity stones are out of the body, because he kill monger and ultron, who is now Zola because Zola and virus infected him thanks to black widows using Hawkeyes Arrow to take him out. There's so much to explain here. Like, if you haven't watched the series, just watch the series. It's actually really fairly good, but winds up going and basically destroying ultron, and so now zolas got visions body and they're bickering over the stones and then they use doctor strange, has destroyed universe, who lock the two in for hopefully all of eternity in a pocket universe. Oh okay, there was a lot to cover there. So any case, yeah, worthwhile series. If you haven't watched it yet, I definitely would say go ahead and watch it. You know there's going to be some stuff that you're just like, seriously, this is what we're doing, like the zombies episode. Honestly, here's my take on the zombies episode, because you've got marvel zombies and you knew by marble zobies was probably going to be there. I mean they showed it in a lot of the PROMOS. And Whatnot, but I wasn't sure how they were going to address it, and it winds up being here's the thing. I never like zombies in general, like I'm not a walking dead fan. I don't watch that kind of stuff just because it's just not me. That's not something that I enjoy. Like, honestly, that's the type of thing that freaks me out more than anything, because if my Zombie started running around the world here, I'd be pretty freaked. So yeah,...

...any case. But what I will say about that episode, though, is from a writing perspective, it was possibly one of the best dialog episodes of the entire series. Like, I can't even begin to explain how amazing it was, having the different characters playing off of each other. You had spider man, who wound up basically giving you a how does survive the Zombie Apocalypse Video, kind of similar to the videos that you'd see in the spider man movies. Are just like wait, what on earth, like, you know when the kids are doing the tribute to the fallen heroes in post snap. What was Gosh, spider man far from home like that? It's that kind of thing, basically, and it was. It was a fun fun episode from a dialog standpoint. Paul Rudd playing aunt man as just ahead and basically going all way in and all of the dad jokes, like it was just Huh. It was some of the best writing in the series, even if I'd wasn't a peculiarly big fan of the post apocalyptic Zombie premise of the episode. So, yeah, that was where we wound up with that. That was one of the best written episodes, but also one of the things that I was just like, I really didn't need that storyline and some of the stuff. I mean Dr Strange basically destroying his own universe trying to save Christine. That was pretty dark and depressing and so, like, there were a lot of episodes that left off that you're just like, man, that is sad. So Captain Carter, I will say, is kind of the one that I think comes out of this that you're just like yes, please bring us more Peggy Carter, because she was phenomenal. Is Peggy Carter in the television series and on the movies. Like Peggy Carter was just great and you know, you kind of got to see her whole story wrap up with Steve and that was all well and good. But honestly, if we can get the captain Carter variant in the movies and live action, which I would not be surprised, because marvel is marvel and they don't do anything without a reason nowadays, I think that would be fantastic. I think bringing her in as a super soldier version of Peggy would be great and I think that that will be something that hopefully will get to explore more somewhere in live action, because Hayley, at well as Carter, was just phenomenal. So other thing that I've been watching recently and I just finished the season and honestly it's something that surprised me and that is Ted Lasso and Ted Lasso, I have to preface by saying it's a series that I can't wholeheartedly recommend because I'm not big on the amount of language that they have it and there is a lot of cussing and, like I just it's not something that is big for me. Like you know, I feel like you can provide an interesting show without having to take it to the point of, you know, putting as much mulgarity and there as they do. I get that it's a soccer locker room and I'm sorry football if for those of you were maybe watching in Britain or listening in Britain, you know that sort of thing. But you know it's it's...

...aside from that, it's one of the more like borderline like, I don't know wholesome's quite the right word for it, but it's one of those things like the basic premise, if you're not familiar with it, is that a college football coach from Wichita State winds up getting hired to coach a soccer club in Britain and it's a fictional soccer club that's part of the Premier League and it's one of those situations like where you had a character that was created for advertising purposes, and that's Jason Sudacus, is Ted Lasso, who they basically wind up putting an entire series around it and it works like it's not like I mean I think about you know, honest trailer's talks about the fact that, you know, you had the cavemen thing from Guiko and they tried to make that into a series and that failed miserably. But Ted Lasso, it works really, really well for what it is and basically you've got this folksy Canson, who is a the fish out of water in London trying to coach a game that honestly, he has no experience in and is just learning as it goes. And on him, on my honor, it is possibly one of the funniest shows outside the again, I go outside of the fact that they use as much language. I feel like you could have a totally doably wholesome show out of this and take the language away from it, but they did it the way that they did it. It's on Apple TV plus, which is something that most people don't have or pay money for because honestly, there's not in a whole lot on there that interests me. But it was really a fantastically well done as far as his character is a definite, absolute fish out of water, but learning all of the Lingo and figuring out how the game works and learning his players and he kind of winds up winning people over. And you find out very early on in the season the entire reason that Rebecca hires him is to basically destroy this club because it was the only thing that her, her ex husband, cared about was this football club and she wants to drive it into the ground. Well, Ted winds up winning her over and winning. He winds up getting set up on a thing with the most critical of all of the sports writers in the area and he winds up saying he will most likely fail and when he does wake I don't want to be right kind of thing, I won't cheer for it. And so there's that. You get to the point where Rebecca has to own up to the fact that she does her did hire him for all of the wrong reasons, and he forgives her and is magna magnanimous about the whole thing and it just like it's a fantastic show in that, like the the dialog with Ted...

...especially is fantastic. He Leans into dad jokes. He also has some fantastic moments. There's one episode in which one of the players who is kind of the star Jerk, who in and of himself as a fairly good character development arc over the course of two seasons, but he's saying I can't play because I'm hurt, and coach comes out he's like well, you can't play because you're hurt, but we're not talking about a game, we're talking about practice, and he basically launches into the Allen Iverson practice speech on Jamie Tart and like that scene by itself, like that was something that I saw online ahead of time and was like, what is this show? Between that and the funeral scene towards the end of season two where Rebecca's father passed away and she winds up having to give the eulogy and she winds up basically pric never gonna give you up, I rick tast and you were just I was dying. It was one of those things that was completely unexpected. I did not think, Oh yeah, they're gonna bump into Rick Assley here and by the end of it the whole church is singing along with them and it just like it's such a quarky show, but it is something that I thoroughly enjoyed. Again, there's a lot of language. I mean you can't really have Roy Kent without the amount of language that he has, and I don't think he drops less than two FBOMBS for the entire season in one episode, just because that's the kind of character that he is. But it was still it was a fun show. It was very heartwarming, like and we're left off at the end of season two. Makes me wonder how they're going to handle season three. Wake it's definitely going to be different, but I think it's going to be something where it'll be special just in terms of that. Well, one thing I will say that came out of this is the other day it's Roy Kent, the character, is the foul mouthed, like veteran on the team when Ted first shows up, who winds up becoming a coach in the second season. But like, he is a very gruff and tumble and he's absolutely be juxtaposed against his adoring niece, phoebe, who is like this sweetness and some light, adorable little girl and she loves him very much and he is just like just gruffing her, like growling all of the time. And the Other Day Austin, my son, was playing with more like getting ready to take apart one of his brother's Lego sets, and I happened to walk up behind him and I wound up leaning into my best Roy can't impression. I just go boy, my child broke into tears faster than anything and I'm sitting here going Whoa, I did not intend for that to happen. Wakay,...

...buddy, buddy, it's okay, it's okay. I pick him up. I can sold him. It was just one of those moments that you're just like, Whoa, okay, so the wory can't affect is a real thing and you can make children cry with it. But yeah, it was. It was good. It was good. I I enjoyed the series. Again, if you don't want to hear a bunch of language, I would definitely stay away from it, because there is a lot of it. I've kind of got a mental filter almost built in where I grew up around it and so I kind of ignore it. But if it's something where you don't want to hear any nasty language, it's definitely not something I would watch with your kids at this point. But as far as like you know, it's a heartwarming story. I basically say it's kind of similar to the mighty ducks, but with significantly more salty language. So yeah, that's that. All right. We're going to head to our last break. When we come back we are going to talk about our question of the week. State we're back. Thanks again for tuning into the DAD delorrian podcast. I am super excited to bring back the question of the week and this week, what's a major historical event you did not learn about in school when when we found out about later, I don't know that this counts as a major historical event. However, it was an interesting historical event that I only recently learned about because my wife listens to a person on instagram known as Sharon says so, and it is a basically the molasses flood in Boston, and I believe it was nineteen nineteen, and I I can't give you all of the details on it. It's a much more complex story than this, but the short version of it is there was a company in Boston that was producing some kind of alcohol based something. I don't remember what it was, but they had this giant VAT of molasses and it was it was a massive thing of molasses. I'd Kn't even remember the exact mentions of it, but it was big and, long story short, the molasses that was not especially well made. It wasn't. It was basically they painted it Brown to hide the fact that it was leaking and it eventually failed, because of course it did, and wound up sending, I think it was like a twenty five foot wall of hot molasses through a certain part of Boston and it was one of those things that it sounded so absurd that there was no possible way that was a real thing, and yet here it was. If you look it up on Wikipedia you can find it. And basically it wound up leading to a bunch of inquiries and wound up leading to what is now kind of our regulatory things, where you have to have certain engineering permits and that sort of thing, and it had to have been tested and what there's so much to the story that I can't even cover here, but regardless that, to me the visual image in my brain of...

...part of Boston being taken out by a wave of molasses was about the weirdest thing that I could have possibly come up with. And Yeah, it's not something you would expect to find in a history book, but that was my thing for this week. Is apparently part of molasses. Part of Boston was destroyed by a bunch of molasses, so that is what it is. Hope you guys have a great week, whatever you're doing. Hope you are crushing it and remember parenting is a complicated profession. Stay safe out there, my friends. Take care. We'll see you soon.

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