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Michael Strahan’s Super Bowl LIV Pre-Game Analysis

-You have a big — a big weekend ahead of you. You’re going to be in Miami, and you’re going to be on Fox
analyzing the game, the Super Bowl.
-Yeah. We got a big, big, big game
on Fox obviously this Sunday. The Super Bowl.
How many Chiefs fans do we have? [ Cheers ] How many 49ers fans we have?
[ Cheers ] All right, more 49ers fans.
That’s who’s going to win then. [ Laughter ]
-You’re good, yeah. -You got to know
your audience, man. But, yeah, we got a big game.
This is like — -I think it’s going to be
a good game, right? -Offense of the Chiefs
is amazing. -Yep.
-But the defense of the 49ers is like, second to none. And one of the rare things
that they can do on the 49ers defensively is they can rush
four guys up front. That way they have seven guys
they can put in the coverage. Most teams have to blitz and do
all those things to put pressure on the quarterback, and I just
think that they’re very unique. Me, being a defensive player, and knowing how I feel like
in our Super Bowl, our defense won the Super Bowl.
-Yeah. -It’s going to be very hard to
vote against the defense. And the Chiefs have been
starting slow, you know? They start slow and get down
in this game against the 49ers, they will not come back. So, I’m not giving a prediction.
-Uh-huh. -But it should be
a high-scoring game, and the Chiefs have
to start faster to maximize their opportunities. -Will he do his no-look pass? -No — he’s got to do that. That’s what he does.
-I thought it was fun. -I mean, him doing the no-look
pass is like you putting on underwear in the morning,
you know what I — But I don’t know if you do that
or not. I don’t live with the man.
[ Laughter ] -I was going to say,
how do you know? -I don’t know,
but I’m assuming. -Follow me on Instagram, yeah.
[ Laughter ] ‘Cause maybe — does that help if you’re getting blitzed or
someone’s going to tackle you? -It helps if you’re
getting blitzed, but the great thing about
Mahomes, he’s mobile. So if he’s getting blitzed,
he can get out of the pocket, buy himself some time,
but this front four can run. A lot of times, you know,
you get these linemen who can pass rush,
but they’re like 350. -Yeah.
-And chasing this quarterback at like 185, 205, you’re not
going to catch him. These guys actually can run.
They are not lumbering runners. They actually will
hunt you down. So, he’s got his hands full
on this Sunday. -Do you like working
on Super Bowl Sunday, or do you like —
-I love it. The only reason for me
at this point in my life to go to the Super Bowl
is when we work and do the game. -Yeah. -I don’t miss
the parties anymore. Like, I’ve done all that stuff.
-Sure. -But I like — I love
being a part of it. We’ll go to practice,
get a chance to see the teams up close and personal
the week before. Knowing my experiences from
being in two Super Bowls, just seeing the young guys,
and nerves, how excited they are
at the same time, like, I love all that stuff. And I love being a voice
on a Sunday for the biggest game
in the world. So, for me it is
the ultimate treat to having a long career that
afforded me an opportunity to talk about it on TV. -Yeah, ’cause I guess right now,
they’re both winners in their — -Yeah, right now they’re
both winners. -Right? They’re like, “Dude,
we made it to the Super Bowl.” We both won. That’s awesome.”
-Well, you know what? I was in a Super Bowl
where you lost. You don’t feel like a winner
after that. [ Laughter ] They’re like,
got the confetti falling. They’re basically
getting broomed. This is like you’re in the
Apollo, like — [ Laughter ] They’re whooping you.
-Sandman. -You guys stay out here,
the old Sandman’s coming to get you off the field.
-Oh, my God. -Oh, man, it’s so demoralizing. -You don’t even get a hat
to put on. -Well, you know what,
you don’t get the hat. You know, they make up
hats for both teams. -Yeah.
-But, then they send the other hats somewhere for other people
to wear, like — -They take the hat
away from you. -They take the hat away —
You don’t get it. And so they got t-shirts, hats,
and you just don’t see them. -It’s going to be a good game.
Also, I think halftime show is going to be phenomenal.
-Yes. -Jennifer Lopez and Shakira.
-Shakira. [ Cheers and applause ] You know, my job — my job is
really hard, Jimmy. -Yeah, I —
-My job is so hard. -Uh-huh.
-Because when I go down there, part of my responsibility is,
I have to interview J. Lo and Shakira…
-No. -…on Friday for our
show on Sunday. -That is — that is unfair. -It is unbelievably —
[ Laughter ] I have to sit in that room… -You lucky man. -…and talk to those two.
-You lucky — That’s going to be —
it’s going to be fantastic. -It’s going to be fantastic. I think they’re
going to be great, and I love the fact that
we just don’t get to see one incredible artist, yeah,
we get to see two incredible artists on
the biggest stage, the halftime show. Hopefully the game is, like,
super close so everybody’s tuning in,
and it’s not one of these games you’re just watching
for the commercials. -Yeah, exactly.
-Because it’s a blow away. -Yeah.
-And the halftime show is always one of my favorite
parts of it. Even when I was a player,
I’m sitting in the locker room going, “Man, do I have to listen
to the coach? I want to go outside and watch
the halftime show.” -Exactly. Who was at the one
in 2008? Remember who that was?
-Uh, good question. They wouldn’t let me
go out and see. -Yeah, I know. That’s smart.
That’s why you won. -Alicia Keys did sing before.
I was listening to Alicia Keys on my headphones working out,
like, stretching and stuff. -Yeah.
-And then I’m like, why is it I have the over-loop of two different
Alicia Keys songs? -So you take it off?
-Then I took off my headphones and realized she’s playing
on the field. -She’s right there. Yeah.
-It was awesome. Awesome.

StubHub Offers Loans for Tickets to the Big Game (feat. Tim Dillon) – Lights Out with David Spade

If you’ve ever thought, “How can I be more in debt,”
this story’s for you. Uh, ticket broker StubHub
is offering loans to buy Super Bowl tickets, tickets between 5 grand
and $17,000, with interest rates
between 10% and 30%, -which means 30%.
-(groaning) This is horrifying.
You want to char– Get (bleep)ed.
First of all, it… StubHub, no offense,
is already bad enough. -Like, you’re scalping. You’re
already getting jacked. -Right. And they want to–
Uh, it’s like a new loan sh– It’s weird. Go ahead. I’m sorry.
I’m getting worked up. -I… -But it-it’s, like,
pr-priorities, right? Like, this is where we are
in America with priorities. You– If you have to get a loan to get Super Bowl tickets,
you’re an idiot. You understand.
No, for real, for real. Like, let me just tell you
where we are in America, right? I w– I watch TV1 in New York, and I watch, uh,
the Discovery Channel. So, on TV1, I watch–
there was a report that says one in ten kids in New York City
is homeless and has no idea where they’re
gonna get their next meal. And then I turn
to the Discovery Channel and I watched a turtle
get a ultrasound. Like, what-what are we doing?! -Yeah.
-What are we doing as a coun– -I mean, I know, like…
-(cheering and applause) But you know what I mean?
Like… Feed the kids! Take care of yourself. Every year, I try to sex traffic
myself to the Super Bowl. Uh, I… (laughter, applause) Every year. Yeah.
Thank you. -Uh, it often… -And can you
believe it? He’s never made it. -Yeah, I’ve never made it.
-He’s never gone once. I get–
I get a state or two away, and then I just enjoy the game
from a local bar. -State or two away.
-And, you know– -So, there-there’s ways, David.
-Yeah. If you don’t have enough money, maybe don’t go
to the Super Bowl. -Like, it’s on TV.
-Yeah. And who cares what the halftime show–
Shakira and J. Lo. It’s, like, just–
It’s elderly Latina women. Just go to a grocery store.
You’ll see ’em. -Go to the grocery store?
-Yeah. That’s– They’re there. Five grand for a seat in
San Francisco, that’s nothing. -That’s crazy. -Like,
five grand in Kansas City, I-I– -that’s, like,
a whole block of houses. -Yeah. So I get that that’s,
like, a big difference. San Francisco people,
they-they deserve that. They deserve to get ripped off. They’re-they’re rich snobs
up there. -They’re all rich… -They offer
tickets for any event. So I don’t want
to get my legs broken ’cause I had to see
Foreigner’s final tour, -you know what I mean?
-Yeah. I don’t think it’s worth it.
All right. Oh, yeah. By the way,
if you don’t pay, they send this guy to your door. Gritty! -He’s back. He’s a callback.
-(cheering and applause) He’s like, “How was
Paul McCartney?” Doosh, doosh. All right. Machu Picchu is having, uh… to up their security with drones because so many people
are going number two at the top of the hike. -(groaning)
-This is happening at Runyon a lot, too. Uh… They’re also changing the name
of the park to “Machu Poopoo.” -That’s not true.
-(laughter) That cannot be true. That sounds like a joke. -Um, I think the drones are not
actual size, I hope. -Yeah. (laughter) -I’m-I’m all in support of this.
-SPADE: Oh, good. Okay. This is great. Yeah.
I’m in a travel group. -We’re doing this very thing.
-DILLON: Yeah. We’re going… We’re gonna… We want to go
to the Taj Mahal and throw up, and we’re going to, um… -(laughter)
-SPADE: And throw up. And we’re gonna go (bleep)
at the Colosseum. -That’s, like, our last stop.
-SPADE: Excuse me! -Yeah, I’m excited.
-(applause) This is exactly what people
think American tourists do. -Yeah.
-Like, that’s what’s funny. They’ll say it metaphorically, like, “Oh, they just shit
on everything.” It’s like,
“No, really, they do.” -(laughter) -SPADE: Yeah.
-They-they genuinely do. But what are the drones
supposed to do? I mean, are they gonna
bring them toilet paper? Like, you know, it’s like,
“What are you catching me do? “I’m shitting in nature. -That’s what happens, okay?”
-SANTINO: Yeah, it’s true. The Charmin bear is out there
shitting all over trees. -(laughter)
-DILLON: Right, right, right. -And he got commercials.
-DILLON: Yeah. -Yeah.
-(applause and cheering) They’re like RoboCop.
They’re like, “Pooper. Pooper.” It’s just PornHub sponsored
these. This is all… That’s, like, shit porn.
That’s all that is. SPADE:
Yeah, that’s all it is. You want to see someone shit
on Machu Picchu? -Oh, yeah.
-Actually, isn’t it amazing…? Wouldn’t it be amazing
if you could show, like,
the ancient Mayas this photo of the drone
and the little poop? They’d be like,
“Whoa, the future is crazy!” I was in a real bathroom,
like, like, at a restaurant. This is stupid,
but it was, like, a regular one, not just a one-hitter.
It was, like, a big one. And I go in, and the guy’s
coming out of the stall, and I go, “Rough!” -You know, ’cause
it was horrible. -DILLON: Yeah. And he goes, “(bleep) you,
dude.” I go, “Oh!” Like, we were gonna get
in a fight, and I thought, this is the weirdest way
to get in a fight. I wasn’t… -That’s so weird. -Yeah, isn’t
that weird? We got in a… I… -He’s defending that
it wasn’t rough? -DILLON: Yeah. -I know. I go, “Rough, dude.”
-Yeah. -My shits are chill. -Yeah, yeah.
-Yeah, bro? I’m a chill shitter.

How A Blind Person Follows And Enjoys Sports

January 23, 2020 | Articles, Blog | 72 Comments

How A Blind Person Follows And Enjoys Sports

Sports! People are always wondering
do you like sports? Are you a fan
and who do you follow? Yes, I do, I enjoy sports a lot. I’m a baseball fan,
a giant baseball fan. I’m a baseball fan,
a giant baseball fan. I root for the
New York Metropolitans. I love the Mets. When you go to the game live, When you go to the game live, how do follow the game? See, that’s tricky ’cause
I have to go with somebody who’s like my brother-in-law he’s great to go
to a ball game with ’cause he’ll do the
play-by-play and stuff and because I know
the Mets very well and the other team,
you pay attention to lineup and you know who’s
coming to bat and stuff. That’s the way I get to enjoy it live and it’s just fun to be there. It’s great to be there. What games are really hard
to follow on television? See like tennis isn’t very interesting
for me on television or golf isn’t terribly
interesting on television you know what I mean? But I don’t care for those
games to much anyway but Not like baseball
or basketball or hockey. How did you follow sports
when you were a kid? How did you follow sports
when you were a kid? I didn’t,
I didn’t really understand it. Well I did, I followed basketball
and hockey when I was a kid because they were
on WNBC in New York and Marv Albert did both
the Knicks and the Rangers and so instantly I was a
fan because of Marv Albert. As a kid in the ’70s right and this guy was just
killing it on the radio. In those days, I think
they did radio and TV at the same time. But then I discovered
baseball in the ’80s when the Mets were
starting to turn it around in like 1984, ’85. And I really got into it,
and then I was hooked. On the radio is the best. It’s fun going to
a sporting event with you because you pick up on different things in the event. Yep. That refocuses what
I would pay attention to. One of the things that stood
out to me was the crowd. When we went to
the football game. Exactly. Yep. Somebody takes a major hit. Yeah, you just hear
the whole place go, “ooh!” It’s sort of that thing
if you’ve ever like in a bar It’s sort of that thing
if you’ve ever like in a bar while there’s been football
or American football or soccer or any
kind of thing like that. The whole place just
groans at the same time and it’s marvelous. What sports have you learned to play or tried at least once? I’ve done baseball. I did golf Little basketball? Basketball, yup, that’s right. Shooting? Fast draw shooting. Anything else
that we didn’t film? That we’ve not filmed? No, I don’t think so. Archery? I got a list of sports here. Bowling, have
you ever tried bowling? Oh bowling, I’ve done many times. Certainly as kids and stuff. My worse day at bowling
ever was like a three. In 10 frames of bowling,
I got the first ball and that was it. I just couldn’t do it. I can never keep my wrist straight. I can’t get that action,
you know what I mean? I don’t think I’ve
ever broken a hundred but if we put up little
bumpers, I’m much better. Badminton? No. or table tennis,
that kind of thing? or table tennis,
that kind of thing? Ping pong, yeah. We had a ping pong
table growing up so I would play with it but I always like to check out
other people playing. It’s a wonderful game to listen to just the sound of it. Yoga? If that’s a sport. Have you ever tried yoga? No. I think, you know because I’ve started
to run now and stuff and I’m in much different shape
than I used to be so I think yoga would be
a nice addition to it. What about surfing? Surfing. Ever tried it? Never, I’ve done body surfing. Hockey? Hockey, we used to like like I can skate a little bit. Well I could, I don’t know
if I could anymore but when I was a kid, I could. What about karate volleyball, anything like that? No, nope, nope, none of those. Fishing? Yes, I’ve fished! Yes, I have! Yeah, with my dad and a couple
times going fishing. Yeah, with my dad and a couple
times going fishing. I never really caught
anything but it’s fun just the togetherness of it all just the togetherness of it all being out of the water. Right, just hanging out. Yep. That’s a nice bonding
moment with dad. Yeah, it’s great. The old man. The old man. Did you ever try to bait the hook? No. That’s a little dangerous. Yeah, that would be
pretty scary, I think. That’s what,
that’s a six pack in probably? Maybe 9 or 10 beers. That’s like the end
of the fishing trip. I wanna try it now. Come on, let me give it a shot. On land when there’s no point to it. Subscribe to the podcast
on the new channel or or you could find it wherever
you download podcasts. Hear that? What?

Man Utd board refuse to accept Bruno Fernandes transfer demand from Sporting Lisbon

Manchester United’s hierarchy are refusing
to accept Sporting Lisbon’s transfer demands for Bruno Fernandes, reports say. The Portugal international is edging closer
to a move to Old Trafford but there’s still complications to overcome. Manchester United have spent the January transfer
window trying to seal a deal for Fernandes, who has been in fine form for Sporting Lisbon. Back in the summer, the Red Devils always
insisted they weren’t keen on the Portugal international with both Jack Grealish and
James Maddison preferred targets. However, United have changed their stance. Yet in order to convince Sporting into letting
the 25-year-old depart, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side still have much work to do. According to The Daily Record, United aren’t
willing for bonus payments to be in regard to goals or assists the midfielder provides. So far, the club have added performance-related
variables to the initial €50m (£42m) offer. They include money if Fernandes wins the Ballon
d’Or or is named UEFA or World Player of the Year. But Sporting think those demands are unrealistic
and United, as a result, must do more if they’re to land their man. However, they don’t want added payments
to be in relation to the amount of goals scored or set up by the playmaker at Old Trafford. United are, however, still hopeful of landing
Fernandes by the end of the week. They accept that Sporting are under pressure
to sell the Portugal international for financial reasons. And United are readying a new offer that could
rise to £55m that they hope finally brings the transfer saga to an end. Meanwhile, Sporting coach Emmanuel Ferro has
thrown a spanner in the works by claiming Fernandes is happy at the club. “Bruno trained and being with us will be
in the call,” he said in a news conference. “There is a lot of talk about going to him,
I believe that those who are outside feel this more. “We do not feel the question of going and
not going, we do not feel Bruno is going, he is highly competitive and involved with
the team.”

Quick Recovery Test | Firstbeat Sports

January 22, 2020 | Articles, Blog | No Comments

Quick Recovery Test | Firstbeat Sports

Firstbeat Sports coaches have spoken, and not only did we listened, we took action. Introducing the new Quick Recovery Test, upgraded user interface, and new cloud-based access. The 3-minute Quick Recovery Test is faster, more flexible, and gives you instant results that are easy to interpret. Use it to screen the training readiness of your whole team simultaniously or individually by having the athletes relax for 3 minutes. The upgraded interface shows you the team average and individual player Quick Recovery Test scores, training measurements and statistics in a coach-friendly dashboard-view, making your coaching decisions easy. And finally the Firstbeat Cloud allows access from any device. Allowing for multiple coaches to view individualized training reports and statistics from any location. Visit the link below for more information about the new features of Firstbeat Sports Monitor.

Steiner Sports Sizzle Reel

January 22, 2020 | Articles, Blog | 1 Comment

Steiner Sports Sizzle Reel

For a quarter century Steiner Sports has been
there to immortalize many of sports most iconic moments. “The New York Rangers are the Stanley Cup
Champions!” “Syracuse is your National Champion.” “Incomplete and the ballgame’s over and the
Giants have won Super Bowl XLVI.” Founder and CEO Brandon Steiner started his
business with a Mac II and just $4,000 in the bank. “I knew Brandon before Steiner was Steiner,”
George Martin, Super Bowl XXI Champion, “And, Brandon used to work out of the trunk of his
car.” “I was with Brandon when he first started
in a little small office down on 27th Street,” John Starks, NBA All-Star. “Just one window, one desk, one chair, and a bunch of
papers,” Otis Anderson, Super Bowl XXV MVP. Through an inventive and relentless approach,
Steiner Sports is now a company with over $50 million in sales, has obtained over 20
million autographs and sold more than $25 million of worth of game-used dirt products. “The dirt, who would have thought about dirt?”
Mariano Rivera, MLB All-Time Saves Leader, “Well, you know, he did.” “Brandon was the guy that he caters to now.
He was that fan,” Mark Messier, Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee, “And I think it was easy
for him to move into that business because he was that guy.” “Seeing the guy work his tail off to become
what he is now,” Mariano Rivera. “You know as a collector if you want to get
the real legit signature, autograph, memorabilia, go to Brandon,” Derek Jeter, Five-Time World
Series Champion. Also a leader in corporate and player marketing,
Steiner Sports success and integrity has led to exclusive partnerships with the biggest
names in sports, and some of the most prestigious organizations on any field. “I was looking for someone who I could associate
myself with and that’s what found in Steiner,” Barry Larkin, National Baseball Hall of Fame
Inductee. “He got to the point of credibility and brought
it to a level of credibility to where he could partner with Major League teams, he could
form a partnership with the Yankees,” David Cone, Five-Time World Series Champion. “It’s just more of a friendship more so than
a business relationship or anything like that,” Victor Cruz, Super Bowl XLVI Champion, “He’s
been a great friend and a dear person in my life.” “You meet Brandon and just what a great person
he is and some of the workers here at Steiner, and it just feels like a family,” Eli Manning,
Two-Time Super Bowl MVP. “I guess that’s how every business is started,”
Mark Messier, “Through good word-of-mouth and good credibility and Brandon’s/Steiner’s
no different.” “He took it and bring it to a different level.”
Mariano Rivera. “I think it’s second to none,” Derek Jeter,
“Steiner Sports is second-to-none when it comes to the memorabilia business.” “SEE-YA, 3000, history! With an exclamation

Johns Hopkins Sports Medicine

January 21, 2020 | Articles | No Comments

>>He needs surgery in the next 10 days.>>Woman: Felt a shooting pain in my knee.>>Woman: Oh, I don’t know what
I did, but I did something. I stepped off to the side
again and it buckled.>>Woman: The plan is
to get you to run again, the plan is to get you
back to where you were. We can fix this.>>Woman: To know that I
could be back out there.>>Man: You know, I’m way better now than I was pre-surgery.>>Welcome to Johns Hopkins. (drum beat)

(drumming) – [Voiceover] You know why we’re here. – [Tommy] This is it. – [Female] Tommy Edison. – [Echoey Voiceover] So
if you got any doubts or reservations, now
is the time to say so. – [Male] I’m sorry, I didn’t get the name. – [Narrowboat Dan] The
Tommy Edison Experience. – [Tommy] Hello! – [Woman] Tommy Edison has been blind. – [Tommy] I’m a blind man,
I’ve been blind since birth. – [Woman] Since birth. – [Echoey Voiceover]
Tommy Edison Experience. – [Woman] How does it operate? – [Man voiceover] Very simply, he describes what being blind is like. – [Echoey Voiceover] That’s right. – [Announcer] If you got a problem. – [Man] What’s your name? – [Announcer] You bring it to him. – [Woman] Tommy Edison. – [Echoey Voiceover] He’ll tell– – [Tommy] If that’s what you want. – [Deep Voice] The truth! – [Tommy] You just might get it. – [Deep Echoey Voiceover] Oh yeah. – [Tommy] Okay? – [Soft Voice] It’s the only way to fly. – [Hard Male Voice] Buckle
yourself in, get ready. – [Announcer] All right! – [Man Voiceover] Now, you ready Chief? – [Man] Well, here it is. – [Announcer] In Hollywood. – [Man] Give me your hand. – [Announcer] This is
already fun isn’t it? – [Man] Yes. – [Echoey Voiceover] Repeat after me. – [Announcer] Tommy Edison. – [Narrowboat Dan] The
Tommy Edison Experience. – And just like that, this
is Episode Number Two. First episode of 2020, of the Tommy Edison
Experience Podcast, that’s me. You know what? It’s, I don’t know, it’s
exciting, it’s nice to be back so thanks for coming to check it out. Thanks for being a part of it and– – [Ben] Hoo ah! (laughs) – My man, my man. Yeah, so here we go. What am I leaving out here Ben? See I’m nervous, this is exciting. – [Ben] Well, it’s a big
first show of the year. – I know, it’s a… – The second episode.
– Second episode of the, yep. – [Ben] First show of 2020. – Yep! It feels nice though, it’s good to be back and a lot of nice feedback
coming in and stuff, and the best thing is, you guys are just
continuing to ask questions. And so I’m gonna continue to answer them. Ben, what do we have so far? What are we– – [Ben] We got a lot coming in, you know we don’t have
super chat this time. – No, not yet. But if you do have something
that you’d like to contribute, You do it over @TommyEdisonXP on Twitter, right there @TommyEdisonXP. – [De Niro] Hoo ah! (laughing) – [Ben] A soft one for you. – It was gentle. That was lovely!
– [Ben] Yeah, if you got a good one, @TommyEdisonXP. So you wanna hear? – Yes please! – [Ben] I wanted to ask you,
did you see on Twitter– – Which, oh! – [Ben] This week, there was
that guy, Narrowboat Dan. – Yes, this is so cool. So he tweeted and he heard
himself in the intro to the show. We actually used a clip
of him saying my name, and he caught it. It was awesome, and there’s a couple other YouTubers in there as well, there’s even a giant
YouTuber in the front, so. – [Ben] Yeah, the opening
with all the different sound bites, the big introduction. All those different pieces
of audio, yep, there’s… And he noticed himself in there. And he’s great, he’s from
Oswestry in the UK, in England. Right in the Northwest,
what, about 3 1/2 hours northwest of London, and he’s
lovely, so thank you for that. And thanks for being a
part of the intro as well. – [Ben] Yeah, we found his video. He made a video talking about Tommy and we really liked the way
he talked about the channel and the way he talked about Tommy here. This is the sound bite. – [Narrowboat Dan] The
Tommy Edison Experience. – [Ben] That’s the sound bite
you heard in the opening. – That’s the one, yep. That’s like the last thing. – [Ben] So we grabbed it,
used a bunch of sound bites and put it in there, he’s the
first guy to recognize it. – Yeah, which I didn’t
think was gonna be the case, I didn’t know who was
gonna be first, but I mean it was awesome, and there’s
a giant one in there as well. – [Ben] Yeah, so I wanna see
if people can figure out– – Yep.
– [Ben] Who the giant YouTuber is in the open, can you
recognize his voice? Here’s another sound bite from Dan, this is Narrow Dan. – Narrowboat Dan. – [Ben] Narrowboat Dan, cool channel too. – It’s a great channel
and he’s a lovely guy. I saw a video of him turning
on the Christmas lights in Oswestry, it was
wonderful, it was so great, and just the way he produced it and stuff, it was a very cool video. – [Narrowboat Dan] The
funny side of being blind. There’s a chap called Tommy. – [Ben] Great accent. – I love the way you talk, sir. – [Ben] So there’s actually
a link to the video that we sampled in the description. – Yep, in the description. – [Ben] So it is the new year,
now does that matter to you? – Not so much. – [Ben] For resolutions and things? – Well, it did though back in 2006. I normally never mess
with that kind of thing. It’s just a night to have fun or whatever, but in 2006, it was on January
2nd when I quit smoking. The last time I ever had a cigarette was New Years Day 2006. So it is kind of special
every year to commemorate that ’cause it was a giant thing
to get rid of in my life, and I’m so proud of that. – [Ben] Congratulations. – Thank you sir. – [Ben] That’s huge. (bell rings)
– Thank you sir, but it’s one of those
accomplishments, do you know what I mean, it’s so
giant and once you do it, when you beat the thing, it’s
like you just feel so good. I’ve been fortunate,
I’ve gotten to do that a couple of times, knock
wood, as I knock on my head. – [Ben] Done that a couple of times. – Yep. – [Ben] Why did you choose that day? – I figured a couple of reasons. New Years Day happened to
fall on a Sunday that year. In 2006, it was on a Sunday. So I figured why, I gotta go
back to work anyway on Monday. I like to start things on a Monday, and besides I’ll probably
be hungover over all day on New Years anyway and
not being able to smoke just makes it so much more worse. – [Ben] Yeah. – Wait, (mumbles) sorry, about
my syntax, I just lost it. So much worserer, so much
badder, would have been trouble. So I figured I’d quit on the second. So that was what I did and I
just went to work that morning and that was the beginning of my new life. – [Ben] Did you have any bad, bad days? – Oh, I’ve had a couple (laughs). We were at CVS one night. I was like, “Man, maybe I
should get some nicorette “or something like that.” Then I saw what they cost and went, “Oh my God, cigarettes
are so much cheaper. “Why’d you buy that stuff?” But that was it, you just get through it and that was about as
bad as it’s ever got. And you knew me through all that time. – [Ben] Yeah. – We were working
together for heaven sakes. – [Ben] Yeah, I never
saw it to be a problem. – No, it was much easier than
I thought it was gonna be. But, you know I set myself
up for it and really planned for it and stuff and I had
done it once before too. In the late ’90s I took
this drug called Wellbutrin to quit smoking, I did
it on the radio program that I was working on. And that was great but I
had to do it cold turkey, so I could really, you know,
when you take this drug, you don’t really feel, they
just disappear from your life, and you don’t really know why. To do it cold turkey is like they’re consciously doing this thing and you gotta struggle every day. It’s worth it. – [Ben] So that’s a huge thing. – That’s New Years for me. – [Ben] That’s huge, so a
question I’ve seen a lot is people asking, in
terms of the calendar, how do you envision the calendar? What do you see? – I use to have a Braille
calendar when I was a kid. I used to get them every year at school. I always got one and it was just in one of those loose leaf things. And it was just 12 pages
that had S-M-T-W-T-F-S across the top and then just
the numbers down each column and that was what the
calendar looked like. And then down at the bottom,
it had all the holidays and the month and stuff, and so you know– – [Ben] What day of the week it start? – Sunday. – [Ben] Sunday, right. So okay, so it was a grid. – Yeah, kind of and it was
on this little paper too. They’re weren’t very big,
They were small but yep, and that was the Braille
calendar for me anyway. That means back in the Stone Age. – [Ben] Did you ever do those
calendars during the holidays where you have the doors that open? – The advent calendar, sure. Oh, well, if there was
chocolate behind them (laughs). That was what I was into
I didn’t really care. I was more about what was behind the doors than the actually spirit of the thing. Now I understand it better and
get what it is and all that but when you’re a kid,
wasn’t my thing man. – [Ben] What about the idea that there’s a photo
for every month, is it? – Is there really? – [Ben] Yeah, you know there’s– – Yeah there’s the fireman calendars and stuff, and whatever. All different calendars for everything. – [Ben] For everything, different seasons. – Yeah, it’s strange that
you would need all that, I don’t know (laughs)
but people like that. Like it’s a thing and people
write on the calendars and put all the birthdays in it. Do you still do that? – [Ben] Well yeah, you
have them in the phone now. – It’s so easy now, and
you just tell your phone. Hey, it’s Tommy’s birthday. Okay, got you and it’s in there forever. – [Ben] And you used to forget? – Yeah and you don’t remember it anymore. See that’s the problem. Do you still remember
phone numbers, ’cause I do. I remember loads and
loads of phone numbers. – [Ben] No. – I still do. – [Ben] I know them like
my phone number growing up, It’s, a couple of those. – I remember all those
and all the older ones in all the different apartments
and houses and stuff. – [Ben] I forgot your phone number, right? We were doing– – We’re doing something
the other day, he’s like, “What’s your cell?” I was like, “Really?” He remembers the first
six but not the last four. – [Ben] I just push, call Tommy. – Yeah, I know it’s so easy but look how lazy we’ve
gotten Ben, it’s horrible. – [Ben] So you can do this
little trick with the calendar. You’re very good at, when
we’re talking about dates in advance that you can figure
out what day of the week a certain date is. – A lot, sometimes, I’m not an expert but sometimes I can sort of get a feel for where it falls in the year and stuff. – [Ben] So right now, what’s today’s date, and this broadcast? January the 15th. – January the 15th, 2020. – [Ben] It’s a Wednesday. – Yep. – [Ben] What day of the week would be, can I ask you February 18th? February 18th. – (humming) Tuesday, right? – [Ben] That is correct. (bell rings) – See, I just have to work
it out fast in my head. – [Ben] Let’s jump real quick, March 26th. – That’s gonna be a Thursday. (bell rings) (audience applauding)
(cheering crowd) (laughing) – [Ben] Last one, May 19th. – Oh shoot, I don’t even know. It’s a Monday, no a Wednesday. Final, I lost. (loud buzzing) Yeah, no good, when is it? – It’s a Tuesday.
– It’s a Tues– – [Ben] Anyways, you’re
really good at that. I wanna point that out. That’s one of those things
you’re really good at doing. – I don’t know, it’s just
’cause I learned weird things like when my birthday is. It’s gonna be on a Friday this year. It’s terrific, I’m very excited. – [Ben] It’s six months away. – So start shopping everybody. Don’t miss out (laughs). – [Ben] How do you notice
how the day changes? What do you notice when the daytime goes to night time and vice versa? – Well, there’s a couple things, right. The heat of the sun goes away
and so I can sort of see that, but then there’s all different
things, like the birds stop making noise and it all
just stops and things just get a bit quieter as businesses
aren’t open and stuff. It’s just night time feels different. Walking around in the middle of the night. When I was a kid, I told you, I was afraid in the middle of the night
because it was so quiet. It used to freak me out. And night, it just sounds
different than day time. – [Ben] Yeah, so if you wake
up in the middle of whatever, one of those moments where
you kind of lose track of time and wake up, and you
don’t check your phone, what are the cues, clues whatever. – That’s great, that’s
a wonderful question. I listen for things outside just to see what’s happening outside. If there’s a lot of activity outside, if there’s people milling about and stuff, it might be eight o’clock
in the morning as folks are getting ready for work
or something like that. The birds will also tip me off. If it’s quiet, I really don’t
know, I’m sort of confused but if it’s sort of noisy, I
figured it’s like it’s eight, nine in the morning, somewhere in there. Like the garbage trucks
and stuff as well, right, coming through making a racket,
that sort of lets you know. – [Ben] Yeah, recently
you told me a story. How is it going with the,
you had broken some glass. – I did. – [Ben] Have you found anymore? What’s going on with that,
have you hurt yourself? (laughing) – No, this was great! So I didn’t know what to do,
I had no idea what to do. I broke a glass on Christmas Day. I’ve broken them before,
but into the sink or in the dishwasher and stuff,
you know somewhere contained, but this one was a glass
of water and it just fell and it just went. And I was like, “Oh man,
what am I gonna do?” So the first thing I
decided to do was get… I had no shoes on, I
was just wearing socks. So I have these giant rubber
oven mitts that are terrific. I can take anything out of the stove and not having to worry
about burning my hands. So I use those to pick up pieces of glass and then go over to the
garbage and like that. And I grabbed as much big stuff as I could and then I had to go for it. I went and got shoes and
then grabbed the dust buster and just went around and
grabbed as much as I could. And oh and then what I did
was I took my stick, my cane, and opened it up and
spread it on the floor. So it’s 60 inches long and I just swept and swept all the glass
right towards a doorway, and that was how I could
find the big pieces, all the rest of the bigger pieces. And I did pretty well until Ben came over and he was the first
person to come over since, and he had a look, and
I was like how do I do? He goes, “I found one piece of glass.” – [Ben] It was two inches big. – Yup, but it was scary. I didn’t know what to
do, but using my cane I thought was pretty
smart, and I’ve done that subsequently to find things. It’s a good tool to have around the house. – [Ben] Are you bare foot again? – No, socks. – Still?
– Yeah. – [Ben] So you’re not 100%? – [Ben] No, I think it’s
probably pretty good through but I’m still going around in socks. – [Ben] Well, you’ll find out, won’t you? – (laughs) I’ll find out the hard way. – [Ben] Oh, that’s great. – Then it will be Tommy’s
first aid experience I’ll be able to tell you about. – [Ben] How long did it
take you to clean it up? – Probably 45 minutes,
30, 45 minutes, something. ‘Cause I sat panicked for
a while at first, you know, trying to figure out what to do. – [Ben] What were the things
going through your mind? – I was like, “I am stuck. “What am I gonna do? “Happy Christmas everybody.” It was my first alone Christmas and this is how I was
celebrating. (laughing) – [Ben] It sounds sad. – It fun, I was having a nice
time until I broke the glass and then it just sort of went south. And then I just figured it
out and was like, all right, the oven mitts, and then I was like, “Oh the cane will be brilliant,
let’s just use that.” And that was how I did,
and the dust buster was the final thing. – [Ben] Yeah, I remember you
mentioned you once were opening one of those family-sized bags of M&Ms. – Oh my God, it’s a kilogram of plain M&Ms that they sell at Costco
here in this country. It’s unbelievable. It’s the largest bag
of M&Ms I’ve ever seen. A full 2.2 pounds of plain
M&Ms, and I opened it and the bag ripped and they
went all over my kitchen. I mean everywhere. I’m sure they probably still finding M&Ms in that kitchen today, I swear to God. It was what a mess, I
did the best I could. It was horrible, and just
all those M&Ms go on. Five second rule is only good for probably a couple of days, I guess
(laughing) and then, no. (laughing) – [Ben] So what did you do
there, you were just…? – Nothing, I just scooped them up. I just looked and scooped, and of course, I never thought
to use my cane at that time. And you remember that
kitchen too in that apartment in Bridgeport, it was tiny. So it was all pretty
much contained in there. – [Ben] Oh okay. – That’s why I’m saying there’s, under appliances and things
like that, but it was great. 2.2 pounds of M&Ms just gone one shot. – [Ben] All right, sports. – Sports. – [Ben] People are always
wondering do you like sports? Are you a fan and who do you follow? – Yes, I do, I enjoy sports a lot. I’m a baseball fan, a giant baseball fan. I root for the New York Metropolitans. I love the Mets, I know. – [Ben] Now you watch, not watch, well no. You do, you watch the games
on TV or listen on the radio. – Yep, I’m– – [Ben] When you go to the game live, how do follow the game? – See, that’s tricky ’cause
I have to go with somebody who’s, like my brother-in-law, He’s great to go to a ball game
with ’cause he’ll do the play-by-play and stuff and
you know, because I know the Mets very well. The other team, you pay
attention to line up and you know who’s
coming to bat and stuff. That’s the way I get to enjoy it live and it’s just fun to be there. It’s great to be there. – [Ben] What games are
really hard to follow on television or radio? On television, I guess. – Hockey is difficult on, I
much prefer hockey on the radio. I think you have to be,
I mean, now I can’t think of the guy’s name, oh shoot. – [Ben] Announcer? – Yeah the best hockey
announcer in the business. He is wonderful. He’s on NBC, he’s terrific, anyway. – [Ben] That guy. – Yeah, you know who I’m talking. – [Ben] Yeah, yeah that guy. – He’s, wonderful adjectives
and stuff, Frank Sales, he’s gonna probably come up with– – [Ben] Frank Slade can work on it. – Frank Slade, the great one. – [Ben] NBC hockey famous announcer. – And I’m just having a moment. Nonetheless, but see like tennis isn’t very interesting
for me on television or golf isn’t terribly
interesting on television, you know what I mean? I don’t care for those
games to much anyway but I like the sound of tennis. It always reminds me of my mother ’cause she was an avid
tennis fan, loved the game. And so, it was on all the time but it never really did anything for me. Not like baseball or basketball or hockey. Or even American football. The football was good last weekend. This weekend ought to
be pretty good as well. It’s been interesting this year and I haven’t checked out
football in a long time. – [Ben] How did you follow
sports when you were a kid? – I didn’t, I didn’t really understand it. Well I did, I followed
basketball and hockey when I was a kid ’cause they
were on WNBC in New York, and Marv Albert did both
the Knicks and the Rangers, and so instantly I was a
fan because of Marv Albert. As a kid in the ’70s right, and this guy was just killing it on the radio. In those days, I think
they did radio and TV at the same time, and
that’s how I got into it. And then I left basketball and hockey then came back to it later on, but then I discovered baseball in the ’80s. You know, when the Mets were
starting to turn it around in like 1984, ’85. And I really got into it,
and then I was hooked. And I just, I love it. On the radio was the best. – [Ben] It’s fun going to
a sporting event with you ’cause you pick up on different sounds or different things in the event. – Yep. – [Ben] That refocuses what
I would pay attention to. One of the things that stood
out to you was the crowd. – Oh yeah. – [Ben] Crowd reaction to things. – Yep, when I went to the football game. – [Ben] Exactly. (laughing) Somebody takes a major hit. – Yeah, you just hear
the whole place go ooh! And it’s sort of that thing
if you’ve ever like in a bar while there’s been football
or American football or soccer or any kind of thing like that. The whole place just
groans at the same time, it’s marvelous. – [Ben] What sports
have you learned to play or tried at least once? – Let’s see, I’ve tried, let me think. I’ve done baseball. I did baseball. I did golf, I did skateboarding. – [Ben] Little basketball? – Basketball, yup, that’s right, yep. – [Ben] Even shooting? – Even shooting. – [Ben] Like fast draw. – Fast draw, shooting. – [Ben] With a gun. – With a real gun. – [Ben] Whoa, that was flagged. – Oh excuse me, (laughs). – [Ben] Oh, it’s all right. We made videos actually
about a lot of those topics, you doing those things, which by the way there’s
playlists for those videos if you care to check the description. What about some other, anything
else that we didn’t film? – That we’ve not filmed? No, I don’t think so. – [Ben] Like archery, I
got a list of sports here. – Okay. – [Ben] Bowling, have
you ever tried bowling? – Oh bowling, I’ve done many times. Certainly as kids and
stuff, I did bowling. My worse day at bowling
ever was like a three. In 10 frames of bowling,
I got up to first ball and that was it. I just couldn’t do it. I can never keep my wrist straight. I can’t get that action,
you know what I mean? So I don’t think I’ve
ever broken a hundred but if we put up little
bumpers, I’m much better. – [Ben] Archery, no? You skipped over that one? – I probably tried it once somewhere but it’s wasn’t terribly memorable. – [Ben] Badminton or…? – No. – [Ben] Table tennis, that kind of thing? – Ping pong, yeah. We had a ping pong table growing up so I would play with it but
I always like to check out other people playing. It’s a wonderful game to listen
to, just the sound of it. – [Ben] What about yoga? If that’s a sport, I guess. Have you ever tried yoga? – No, I probably should. – [Ben] There’s a huge
here in Santa Monica. – I know, it’s giant
and I’d love to try it. I would absolutely love to try it. I think ’cause I’ve started
to run now and stuff, and I’m in much different
shape than I used to be, so I think yoga would be
a nice addition to it. – [Ben] What about surfing? – Surfing. – [Ben] Ever tried it? – Never, I’ve done body surfing. Hockey we used to, I
can skate a little bit. Well I could, I don’t
know if I could anymore but when I was a kid, I could. – [Ben] Ice skating? – Yeah, yep! – [Ben] For a game? – I don’t know if I can do it in a game but just to skate, you
know, be on the ice. – [Ben] What about karate,
volleyball, anything like that? – No, nope, nope, none of those. – [Ben] Fishing? – Yes, I’ve fished, yes, I have! – [Ben] You have fished? – With my dad and a couple
times going fishing. I never really caught
anything but it’s fun, just the camaraderie, the
togetherness of it all, being out of the water. – [Ben] Right, just hanging out. That’s a nice bonding moment with dad. – Yeah, it’s great, the old man. – [Ben] The old man. (laughs) Did you ever try to bait the hook? – No. – [Ben] That’s a little dangerous. – Yeah, that would be
pretty scary, I think. – [Ben] That’s a six pack in probably. (laughs) – Maybe nine or 10 beers. That’s like the end of the fishing trip. I wanna try it now. Come on, let me give it a shot. – [Ben] On land, so
there’s no point to it. (laughs) – Oh man. – [Ben] There’s a
question in the chat room that keeps flying by, wanna ask you. – Yes. – [Ben] What’s the worst
accident you’ve ever had due to your blindness? – That’s a great question. The worst accident, I
mean I’ve been injured. You know, I’ve hurt myself. One time, in my backyard,
I stepped on a, no, I felt something and I reached down and picked up a bee and he stung me. I was like, “Woo.” I’ve stepped on them before. I’ve guess the worst
one, I don’t even know. If you could see would
this have been prevented? A bird one time, on my head and I ran into the
house just freaking out. I was like, “Oh my God. “I can’t believe what just happened!” – [Ben] That doesn’t sound very painful. – No, it’s not terribly
painful but I’ve hurt myself. I’ve walked into things. Those little bicycle racks
that they have around here. Those things hurt. – [Ben] They’re metal. – Yeah and they’re very uncomfortable. I hit one about a week and a half ago and I’m still feeling it. – [Ben] Oh, yeah. It’s the idea that you’re
going five miles per hour and you’re not expecting it. – No, it’s the last thing I
expect, do you know what I mean? And so, I’ve learned where they are now. I know where to avoid and stuff. There’s all kinds of things to learn when you learn a new area. And you never stop learning, right? ‘Cause things change, people move things! But yeah, those things are, whoo, I don’t like those things too much at all. Sometimes pillars and tops
of things that the stick doesn’t catch, that’s
something that’s up higher. But yeah, there’s all
kinds of ways to get hurt. But I’m very careful and I generally keep my right hand out in front of me as I walk to try to protect my face and stuff. That’s a difficult thing. I can’t really go shopping
anywhere unless I wrap it around my wrist, you know the
bag, the handle of the bag. That’s it ’cause I need that hand upfront. – [Ben] Backpack. – I never even though of that, yeah sure. – [Ben] Yeah. – Yeah, all right. – [Ben] I’m big into the backpack myself. – Are you? – [Ben] Yeah, that’s right. – Nice, all right. (bell rings) Oh, what does that bell mean? – [Ben] You know what that sound means? – Does that sound mean is
it time for our friend, the can of questions? – [Ben] Here we go. – Oh let me see. This is our can of questions
ladies and gentlemen. It’s a real can with real questions inside that have been asked by you, and these are just some
of the more odd ball, maybe esoteric, off the
beaten path questions. Oh, there’s lots in
here now, this is great! And I will just take one of these out. I will hand it this way to Ben Churchill. – [Ben] Thank you. – You know what’s cool
about Ben Churchill? You can’t see him and
neither can I (laughs). – [Ben] Hey. – Come on, nothing? – [Ben] Hi oh!
– Hi oh! – [Ben] I think I actually asked this one. Do you know and use
American sign language? – Yeah, we did do that one. Shoot, I should probably dig in again– – [Ben] Do you know what the answer was? – The answer was I’ve
learned a little bit. We did a video with our
friend Ricky Pointer and she taught me a few basic things but I couldn’t really tell you anything. You know what I mean? I don’t remember, I’d have
to watch the video and see. – [Ben] The second question here. – Second question. – [Ben] What are your thoughts on glow-in-the-dark
objects and blacklight? – Blacklight is the thing that
you can see everything in. When you show blacklight, for example, on a hotel remote control. Isn’t that the thing that
they show you on the, “Tonight at six, we show you
what’s in your hotel room! “The uninvited guest in your
hotel room, tonight at six.” Right, that’s all blacklight, right? – [Ben] Yeah. You can see all the schmutz. – [Ben] Yeah and when
you’re out in college, and you wanna have all
your neon posters light up. – Yeah. Oh yeah, right, sure! – [Ben] And everything white. People’s teeth look weird. That’s an interesting
thing about blacklight. But what’s your thoughts on it? – I don’t know, I guess it’s cool. You guys seem to get a big kick out of it so for me, it doesn’t make any difference. And glow-in-the-dark is
not really bright enough where I could have ever seen it, but like those glow sticks
and stuff at raves and things. But yeah, I don’t know. – [Ben] Doesn’t really mean much to you. – It doesn’t, it doesn’t really do much. My cane is reflective, right,
it’s not glow-in-the-dark, it’s more reflective. – [Ben] That’s right, reflective. – Yeah yeah yeah. – [Ben] You actually have
glow-in-the-dark fidget spinner sitting in front of you. – I do?
– [Ben] Yeah. – Oh that’s fantastic. – [Ben] It’s one that was sent to us. Oh I love this, it’s glow-in-the-dark. – [Ben] Yep. – Bring back the old times, doesn’t it? Spinning the old fidget spinner. – [Ben] The blacklight would actually, just to give you an idea, in college if you had those neon posters, and the funny thing was
when you turned it on and you turn on all the other lights off and people would smile,
their teeth would stand out. Would light up, almost like– – And that’s very strange. – [Ben] Yeah and their
face was just regular. – Oh you sighted people. – [Ben] Very odd. – The things you get up to (laughs). – [Ben] Hoo ah! – Oh thank you sir, thank you (mumbles) – [Ben] All right,
speaking of that, hoo ah, “The Irishman” received 10 nominations. – Whew! – [Ben] Did you see this? – Wow. – [Ben] Including best picture. You talked about the
film in the last episode. – Yes. – [Ben] But it was nominated
for best picture, director, and supporting actor
Al Pacino and Joe Pesci and a few other things, yeah,
a handful of other things. – Wow. – [Ben] Al Pacino, do you
know that he won his first and only Oscar in 1993
for “Scent of A Woman”. – The first one? – [Ben] Yeah. – All that other stuff? – [Ben] And only one. – Wow, wow, wow, wow wow. – [Ben] Which that movie
came out December 23, 1992. People have always been wondering what you think of that
film because it’s about, what is it about? – Well, it’s about a colonel,
right, an Army colonel who has recently gone blind. He’s lost his sight due to an accident and it’s about how he copes with it and the different challenges
that he has to face and he’s got a bad attitude. How do you describe,
it’s not a bad attitude but he’s just a hard guy. He’s an old colonel. – [Ben] Likes to drink. – Likes to drink, does
enjoy the refreshments. And you know, he’s one tough customer. (laughing) – [Ben] So he teams up
with some young guy, right? – Yep, he was gonna be his assistant, and this guy’s gonna help him
out with day-to-day things. It’s 1992, so you know,
there’s no internet, so you need a heck of
a lot more assistance than you do today. – [Ben] Right, so I think– – It’s a nice story. There’s some great things about this film. I mean Al Pacino is tremendous. – [Ben] What do you, so they
portray him, he’s a blind man. – Right. – [Ben] What do you think,
how do they portray that? – All right, you know, listen
there’s some moments in there that are absolutely lovely. They really are, but some of
the stuff is way over the top. I mean there’s a couple
of scenes that I just, I’m sorry, I just don’t buy it. When he’s dancing, “I
need some coordinates! “Give me some coordinates, kid!” “A 20 by 30, band is over on the right. “You’re gonna be like…”
this and this and this, “Okay, go,” and he dances
perfectly, you know what I mean? Come on, I don’t believe it. Granted, he had the gift of sight. I understand that but still, but still. And then the other one that I found just completely unbelievable
was the driving scene. The driving scene was nuts. – [Ben] He got the Ferrari. – Yep, he got the Ferrari. Now, I love the scene
in the car dealership where he’s trying to get it. (laughs) – [Ben] And he drive around in
the Ferrari for two minutes. – He drives around for 2 1/2 minutes, there’s crazy music behind it. There are so many variables
I can’t even tell. I’ve driven a car, okay, I’ve
driven on highways before, I have, you know. If you want, I’ll tell
you that story in a second but I’ve done it and you
have to be very careful, and you have to know, for example, when I drive a car and
somebody goes, brake. The first thing I do is
smash the pedal to the floor and we all go through,
you know what I mean? You can’t do that, You
gotta go, okay brake, ’cause it’s so gentle, the brake pedal. And now he’s braking and
turning and all this stuff, come on, come on. – [Ben] Yeah, a little silly. – A little bit. But that being said… – [Ben] He won the Oscar. – He did win the Oscar. – [Ben] It’s funny, and
he did the yelling thing. – Yeah, he yelled like crazy in that film. He did some terrific yelling in there. – [DeNiro] Hoo ah! – (laughing) And he was gentle as a lamb. – [DeNiro] Hoo ah. – There he goes, who you
calling that (laughs). – [Ben] I know, watching
some of the clips, honestly, while there are some cheesy I have to say there’s some great moments. – [Deniro] If I was the
man I was five years ago, I’d take a flamethrower to this place. – I love that and you
know what that sound is, I never knew this. That’s him banging his
cane on the counter. – [Ben] Right. – His fold-up, his collapsible
cane which is very cool. Does he have one nearby? – [DeNiro] If I was the
man I was five years ago, I’d take a flamethrower to this place. – See that’s a cane. You can hear the couple pieces, can’t ya? Right, there’s a couple of
different hits, it’s great. – [Ben] Yeah, I know they
layered that from the sound. – Yeah, they did a nice job, well done. – [Man] Well if you like it that much, why don’t you sleep with it? – (laughs) Settle down,
settle down there Mr. Pitt. – [Ben] Yeah well. – [DeNiro] You got me all misty eyed. (laughing) – [Ben] Whatever. – Good luck at the Oscars Al. Good luck, we’ll be thinking about you. – [Ben] The guy who directed that film, do you know he did “Beverly Hills Cop”, “Midnight Run”, “Meet
Joe Black”, and “Gigli?” – He did “Gigli”? – [Ben] Which was the
Ben Affleck, JLo thing. – Jennifer Lopez, yep. – [Ben] 2003 and never did a film since. – Wow, that’s the last film he did? Hoo hoo hoo ah! (laughs) – [Ben] Yeah, hoo ah! – There we go, thank you. – [Ben] Sorry, I was enjoying your own. – That’s all right baby. – [Ben] So blind film critic,
would you give it a rating? For “Scent of a Woman.” – “Scent of a Woman,” there’s
a lot of things to like about it but there’s lot
of things that, I mean, some of the music he uses,
there’s too much music in that film. There’s just too much music. What’d I give “The
Irishman,” one and a half? – [Ben] Yeah. – Okay, see this is what I get stuck in ’cause this is how I think. – [Ben] You’re talking
about the music, the point? – They ruined some scenes with music. There were some lovely
things that were happening and they brought in the music too soon and it took away from the
emotion that you’re feeling in the scene, it was terrible. And then while they’re driving,
I mean it was this crazy (verbalizing music) “dicdicdicdicdic diddlelick
dicdic deedleliddleliddle liddle “maydayrayday dee,” not that,
but you know that piece… Am I gonna get flagged
again for that, sorry. (laughs) – [Ben] Right, you’ve made
this point before where they, you woke me up to this,
you made me aware of this. – Yeah they use the music
to help push the story and sometimes they push it too hard. The most famous one was the
“Spider Man” thing that we did a bunch of years ago for the
Blind Film Critic Review. And they just wow, when
the people who couldn’t act were on screen, there was
music, music, music, music, and when the people that
could act were on screen, it was just as quiet as could
be, and you could just tell. You just knew, I did. – [Ben] Yeah, film by committee. Put some music there,
we’re not sure the audience is gonna filter it. – Let’s test it. – [Ben] Sorry to interrupt but what was for “Scent of a Woman,” what
is your review or rating? – I’m gonna have to go
two and a half Eyes Open. – [Ben] Out of what? – Out of four. – [Ben] Two and a half. – Yeah.
– [Ben] Beautiful. – Yeah, I think that’s about right, right? – [Ben] Yeah. – ‘Cause there’s really
some warm spots in there. There’s some great things. As a blind person, I’m a
little come on, come on, unbelievable, but it’s a fun ride. It’s a fun journey and stuff so yeah, that’s how I score that one. And I’m sticking to it!
– [Ben] Do you know that this was based on
a 1975 Italian film? – Stop!
– [Ben] “Perfume of a Women”, that’s the translation. – Really?
– [Ben] A woman, yeah a woman. – An Italian film? – [Ben] Profumo di Donna. – Wow, di Donna. – [Ben] Yeah, which also
has that comedy style to it which is what is the tone was half. – Yeah, it was that and half
dramatic, It’s very strange. – [Ben] Well thank you Tommy,
we always wondered about that. – No, I’m glad to finally
be able to talk about it, you know what I mean? That’s what’s great about
doing this is I can, you know, get to sit down and talk
and have a conversation! So I love it, thank you. – [Ben] Color blindness. What do you think about color
blindness, people with it? Any understanding of it? – I sort of get it. I guess that everything sort
of looks maybe washed out or the same color or
what, I don’t really know but it’s gotta be frustrating. – [Ben] Do you know what
it is, more than that? Do you have any idea? – Well it’s just you can’t
distinguish color, right? Like traffic lights are
easy ’cause there’s a top, middle, and bottom one, so
it doesn’t really matter the color there right, isn’t that true? – [Ben] Mm-hmm, generally. – Yeah, but I couldn’t
imagine what it would, because how do you get dressed? How do you pick out your clothes? People ask me the same thing. So, how do you do it? You just must know. – [Ben] You have all your built in tricks. – You have all your tricks
yeah ’cause I have all mine. – [Ben] Other blind people, how often do you meet another
blind person in your life? Somebody who is legally
blind or blind since birth? – You know, not too often! I mean, you know, as a result of YouTube, I’ve met several, and
some wonderful people. We made some great friends and
stuff but I generally don’t. Although, I will tell you a funny story. I was walking around in my neighborhood probably a couple of months ago now, and all of a sudden, I
heard an iPhone and I went, “Why is my phone talking?” And it was a blind person and I was like, “Hey, you’re using your phone.” He’s like, “Yeah.” I was like, “Voiceover?” He goes, “Yeah.” I was like, “Yeah, me too.” And so that was how we met. – [Ben] That’s cool! – That was a neat little thing,
yeah, just on the street. What’s my phone doing, stop! It’s somebody else, hey (laughs). – [Ben] Question from the comments. Body language, do you recognize
when people are nervous without hearing them talking? Is there things that they
give off without talking? – Maybe yes and maybe no. It depends, some people
are just naturally fidgety, do you know what I mean? But when you hear people
sort of shuffling around or kind of moving around, it lets me know that somebody is a bit uptight, you know? I think that that’s kind
of thing I’m listening for. It’s a weird thing because I
don’t have a lot of experience of people who aren’t talking
to me, you know what I mean? ‘Cause most of interactions, we talk. – [Ben] Sure, and then when they do talk, what are some of the…? – It’s funny because people
don’t know how to talk to me. That’s the biggest thing
I encounter all the time, people just don’t know what to say. And so, I can just hear
right in their voice, they’re just a little hesitant. They’re a little bit of
fear, a little trepidation. They’re not quite sure exactly how to put what they want to say. And I always have to, “No,
no you’re all right, come on. “Just say what you need
to say, don’t you worry “about a thing.” So, you know, just those
little things are kind of what I notice. – [Ben] What happens,
they don’t know how to..? – Yeah, they’re afraid,
because people are so afraid that they’re gonna
offend me by using a word like see or watch or look or
any of those kind of things. It’s just part of my, I
hear it every single day. Or the other one I like
is that people don’t know what to call me. How long have you been that
way or visually impaired? Whatever it is, they don’t
wanna say the word blind. They feel like it’s gonna offend me. I don’t know, it’s what I’ve
always been so that word is never going to offend me. And there was a time in
my life I didn’t wanna be but it’s still was what
it was, and is what I is, you know what I mean? – [Ben] Uh huh, I hear you. – It’s cool, it’s all good! So don’t be afraid, don’t be afraid. – [Ben] Someone said in the
comments, you’ve changed. The innocence looks, I’m
sorry, the innocent looks on your face vanished this past two years. – Uh oh. – [Ben] What happened Tommy? – Well, how do I lose my innocence? Listen, I went to a small
Midwestern University. No, that’s an opening from, that’s a very old reference, nevermind. (Ben laughing) I’ve lost my innocence,
what does that even mean? Like I just look different? – [Ben] Well, you have lost weight, right? – Yeah, I’ve lost a bunch of weight. I’ve lost about 45 pounds. I started working out. I always had a treadmill so I began to run and I committed three hours a week to it, that’s it and I love it. It makes me crazy and I
love being finished with it every single time, I love it! – [Ben] People wonder how
have you seen yourself change? We’ve talked about the
whole weight loss thing on a past show but how have you noticed how you’ve seen yourself changed? – I’ll tell you a funny story. I was coming out here to get my things when I left California the last time. And I’d run out of the house
and I had my wheelie bag in one hand and my stick in my other, and I notice, my shorts were
starting to fall off me. I was like, “Oh my God, what’s happening?” ‘Cause I didn’t realize if I
just stop eating all this junk that I was eating and taking
better care of myself, I just automatically
start losing tons a weight and it just fell right off
me, I couldn’t believe it! So that’s the thing, in
clothing I’ve noticed. Like doing laundry, I’ve seen,
before I saw my old clothes and went, oh holy mackerel. I have some old T-shirts
that I work out in, that I run on the treadmill
in and they’re giant. They’re just absolutely huge. I was like, “Wow, I use to fill
this thing out, look at me.” So that’s what I notice
about underwear and stuff, it’s like holy, look at
the big giant underwear I used to wear! But now, everything’s gotten small, that’s the one thing I noticed. And the funny thing too is
when I was getting bigger, I never noticed myself getting bigger. I just had to get different sized clothes and just whatever. Time’s change, what are you gonna go. I didn’t know. I had no idea and then when
I heard my weight and stuff and somebody told me,
you need to shape up kid. – [Ben] How did you gain the weight? – Eating garbage, eating just junk. Drinking tons of beer,
Coca-Cola, McDonald’s. Listen, I still like
McDonald’s, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t have burgers there anymore. I have a chicken sandwich. You know, that grilled chicken
sandwich with nothing on it, I don’t care.
– [Ben] Okay, so in 2000 what, 16, 17?
– 17. – [Ben] Is when you
peak, it was your peak. – At that time, at the
last, I weighed 238 pounds. – [Ben] Wow, I never heard that number. – Yeah, I was giant, and
she just said it so loud. I was oh but shh with that
number, please (laughs). Easy sweetheart, easy. Come on, that’s between you and me. – [Ben] It seem to happen rather
quickly in the big picture. – It happened so fast. – [Ben] Over a period of a year? – Yeah. – [Ben] Or eight months,
where it started to… and the only reason I say
that is ’cause I noticed it. I noticed it in the videos. – Yep. – [Ben] And a funny note
is we told you about this in one of the videos, the
Guess What’s In The Mail video number four. We shot it over a period
of six to eight months, just at the end of other
shoots of you opening mail and you can see your weight change. – Wow. – [Ben] In these different
sections of the video. Nobody is gonna notice
unless I mention it here, but (laughing). – Is there a link for
it in the description? – [Ben] No, actually there’s not. (loud laughing) Guess what’s in the mail four, I failed! (flat ringing) Unbelievable!
(loud buzzer) – I’m sorry, I don’t mean to be a creep. I’m so sorry. – [Ben] I love it. (loud buzzing)
(laughing) (groaning crowd)
I got two of them, two wrongs. (laughs) You’re getting me back
for bringing that up. – Oh, it’s all right, baby,
don’t you worry about it. But, you know, I’m so proud of myself, and I just can’t believe it. So this is new and I’m like… – [Ben] No, it’s awesome. – I just love how I feel. I run upstairs now all the time. I just boop boop boop boop,
and I use to be winded running up the stairs before
when I was heavy, you know? And certainly when I was
smoking, I mean it was (wheezing), you know,
wheezing my way up the stairs. Now I just fly up, I love it. – [Ben] So somebody on
the YouTube comments is asking if you can identify speech that is sped up eight
times its normal speed? They’ve heard that blind
people can identify speech eight times the speed of normal. Can you do it? And they ask, they
actually suggested, could Ben play something sped up eight times and see if he could understand it. (laughing) Sure! – Oh boy. – [Ben] We can do that. – All right, can I give a disclaimer? – [Ben] Yes. – Okay, my nephew is
also blind since birth. He was actually featured in
one of the videos that we did. – [Ben] Right, Andrew. – Yep, that’s his name, Andrew. He’s a wonderful kid, he’s great. But he listens to his
phone so fast as computers because he grew up with this
technology, I did not, okay. So we’ll see how I do. You understand? – [Ben] Right, when
the phone talks to you, his is sped up a lot faster. – His is like brrrrrrrt, I’m like, “What?” Somebody was hanging out
with his sister one time and his sister’s friend goes, “I think there’s something wrong “with your brother’s computer,
it’s just going brrrrt.” And they’re like, no no,
he’s listening to something. He can hear it that fast. – [Ben] That’s funny, so
this soundbite is a soundbite of somebody talking for 23 seconds. – Okay. – [Ben] Sped up eight
times, I’ve kept the pitch. – Thank you sir. – [Ben] Here we go. (speeding audio) One more time. (speeding audio) Any idea? – No. – [Ben] Okay, five times the speed. (speeding audio) – That’s better.
– [Ben] How could you though? – But it’s not quite. – [Ben] Four times,
eh, I’ll jump to three. Three times? – I think I could do three. Let me try four. – [Ben] Let me do four. (speeding audio) – Is that Robert Downey Junior? – [Ben] Do you know
what he’s saying though? – No, I don’t I know what he said. He’s talking about something
that was the best of his life, something about being in the movies. I catch little keywords but
I’m horrible at this game. – [Ben] And by the way. (buzzer rings)
– No? – [Ben] No, it’s not Robert Downey Junior. – All right. – [Ben] Let’s try another soundbite. Let me have another soundbite, shorter. – Okay. – [Ben] Two times. – [Soundbite] You know, I
was a single person, and um– – [Ben] Let me try it three times. – [Soundbite] You know,
I was a single person, and um, I’m six feet tall
and in movies, so you know everybody (garbled speeding
audio) I guess things will go easier for you, you know. (garbled speeding audio)
most people were saying (garbled speeding audio)
to be sure I was single and exploring my life. – [Ben] Any idea? – I know he’s talking about
being single before the movies and stuff and how it was
the best time of his life, but I just don’t listen
to stuff like that. It’s not comfortable for
me, you know what I mean? Like it takes all the
naturalness out of the speech, it drives me crazy! – [Ben] It’s weird, it’s manic. – Yeah, it is! – [Ben] It’s a little– – You know what I mean though?
– [Ben] Unnerving. – It takes all the feel out
of it, and it just, woo ooh, I don’t know. – [Ben] Here’s the actual
soundbite, play just a part of it. – Okay. – [Soundbite] You know,
I was a single person, – Really? – [Ben] Who is this? – [Soundbite] And um,
I’m six feet tall and I’m in the movies.
– Who is that? – [Soundbite] So you know,
everybody puts two and two together–
– [Ben] It’s a celebrity. – [Soundbite] I guess, I guess
things are easier for you. – [Ben] Oscar winner, I believe. – He’s shorter than me, not by much. – [Soundbite] Um, it wasn’t all true, what people were saying,
but to be sure I was single and I was exploring my life. – Not Charlie Sheen. – [Ben] Any idea? No, not Charlie Sheen. That’s Kevin Costner. – That’s Kevin Costner, wow, wow! What’s he talking about? – [Ben] Oh, I don’t know. (laughing) – [Ben] Here’s another one,
you wanna do another soundbite? – Sure! – [Ben] see if you can
identify this giant star. – Okay. – [Ben] Guess who this celebrity is. – All right. – [Soundbite] I mean the
body’s pretty amazing, it will acclimate, it
will do what you tell it it needs to do. I worked for the guy who
knew a lot and he said, “To get to where you wanna
get to for this thing, “you have to…” – Who is that, who is that? – [Ben] Giant star. – Yeah. – [Soundbite] You have
to put yourself in place of discomfort every day. – Is that Leo? – [Ben] Wow, that is not right. – No. – [Soundbite] I mean the
body’s pretty amazing, it will acclimate, it
will do what you tell it it needs to do– – Who is that? – [Ben] Why are you thinking Leo? – I don’t know, I’m just, ’cause
I’m just thinking big star. But I’m talking about– – [Soundbite] I worked
for the guy who knew a lot and he said, “To get to
where you wanna get to “for this thing, you have to,
uh, you have to put yourself “in a place of discomfort.” – Oh, no, what’s his name? (mumbles) McConaughey, is that Matthew
McConaughey, talking about Dallas Buyer’s Club? – [Ben] No. – No. – [Ben] The answer is Brad Pitt. – Brad Pitt! – [Soundbite] Every day. – [Ben] Here we go,
here’s a giant musician from back in the day. – Okay. – [Musician] You feel
like an imposter, when– – Tom Petty! – [Ben] Nope. – [Musician] When someone
thinks you’re someone flying in here, and– – Bob Dylan! – [Ben] Bob Dylan, that’s correct! – There you go, come on!
(ringing chime) – [Ben] Nice, dude. – Thank you sir! – [Ben] Want another? – Yeah, sure, I love
this, are you kidding me? Now that I got one right it’s more fun! (laughing) – [Ben] Here we go, another giant star. – Okay. – [Soundbite] And this one
is different because I think it’s not only the intellectual
acrobatics that he normally does, but there’s a real
heart to this movie– – Jim Carrey. – [Soundbite] And it really
touches a nerve, a real nerve. (chiming bell)
– Come on, come on! – [Ben] That’s right! – You know what he sounds
like at the very beginning? If you just listen to that clip
for a second, it sounds like you flipped by Home
Shopping, just check it out for two seconds. – [Soundbite] Yeah, this
one is different because– – Doesn’t it? (laughing) It’s like you just blew past QVC! – [Ben] Jim Carrey selling
In Living Color DVDs. All right, here’s another one. – Okay. – [Female Soundbite] Once
you enter the popularity sweepstakes, which you do
when you become famous, whether you’re a singer
or an actress or a model or a journalist, a TV
journalist, whatever, you know, you enter the world of– – Is that Madonna? (chiming bell)
– [Ben] That’s correct! – That’s like from 30,
40 years ago, right? (laughing) Just being funny! – [Ben] That’s funny! 15 years ago. – Yeah, easy, right, that
was yeah, (laughing). – [Female Soundbite] How’m I doing? – How’m I doing? You sound like Ed Koch. – [Ben] How’m I doing? – Former New York mayor. – [Ben] Here’s another one for you. – Sure. – [Soundbite] It’s a real family show too. – That’s Prince! – [Ben] There you go! – Come on!
(ringing bell) – [Soundbite] Played in
theaters recently, and ah, – [Ben] All right, and the last one. – [Soundbite] A lot of
my supporters have been– – Let the man finish!
– [Ben] Ssh! – [Soundbite] With me a long
time and they’ve grown up and they’ve got kids now so they’ll
bring all their kids too. (crowd chatter) – I got you, Prince! Go on, yeah I had to let him finish! – [Ben] I know, and I’m
rushing through them, sorry. – (laughs) You’re fine! Listen, I could play this
game, we could just do this for a show. (laughing) – [Ben] Here’s one, we’ll
let it play, people can play along at home. Who is this, no longer
with us, that’s your hint. – Okay. – [Soundbite] I can’t
explain the kind of breaks that have come my way,
and that are out there. Dreams come true, dream
your dreams and massage them and you’ll live them out,
I’m telling you, it works. – That’s lovely, that is
absolutely beautiful, well put sir! – [Ben] And who is that? – You want me to tell you? – [Ben] Please do! – That is the great
George Carlin, everybody! (ringing bell) – [Ben] That’s correct, man. – What a lovely guy, and
he was wonderful too. I never met him but you know,
saying things like that, you know what I mean? That shows you his character,
his heart is right there. It’s beautiful. Smart guy too, lovely, smart smart man. – [Ben] Last one I think. – Okay. – [Soundbite] I think anybody who’s met me know my personality, just even around here when we’re not filming, and I
like to think I’m a good guy. I treated everybody the
way I wanted to be treated and I gave what I got, you know. – [Ben] Any idea who that guy was? (laughing) – I certainly do! – [Ben] Go ahead. – That is Orenthal James Simpson. – [Ben] There you go!
(ringing bell) – Come on! The Juice y’all, the Juice! – [Ben] OJ Simpson, nice job. – Aw man, wow, has this been fun! What a nice time, thank you so
much for being a part of it. Thanks for the great
questions and stuff and please keep them coming, if there’s
anything you want to know, you have a question for the
show, just be sure and just send it off to us. You can comment on this
video here on YouTube, or on Twitter, @TommyEdisonXP. Just ask away, and we’ll take care of them during the next couple of shows! We’re looking forward
to coming back for you. Thanks to Ben Churchill of course! – [Ben] You’re welcome sir, thank you! – Thank you Frank, of
course, taking care of things behind the scenes! – [Ben] Frank San Diego Slade! – Frank San Diego Slade,
everybody, America’s Sweetheart. – [Ben] He’s the moderator
in the chat room. – He is, and we love him. – [Ben] The show was live, yes. – It was live and now, and
now it’s a thing of the past! It’s a recording. – [Ben] And Twitch? – Oh yeah, so we are on
Twitch, and I’d love for you to come follow us on Twitch
and I’ll tell you what, this’ll be a promise or
a threat, you choose. If we make it to a hundred,
when we do, we’ll go live and do a show over there, okay? How’s that sound, doctor? Is that all right with
you, you cool with that? I should probably ask
before I say these things! – [Ben] We’re at like 28
followers right now on there. – So we got a little work
to do, but let’s get it on, let’s see if we can get
up to a hundo on Twitch and we’ll come over and play over there. – [Ben] And did you mention
where this podcast is available? – I did not mention where
this podcast is available, doctor, thank your for that! You can find this podcast
on iTunes, Spotify, Google, and anywhere you get your
podcasts, and so that’s how you get it! Subscribe and enjoy, thank
you so much for this! – [Ben] Well great show
Tommy, thank you very much! – And thank you for everything,
you guys are the best, and we’ll see you soon! Happy New Year! Look, I can still say it. (laughing) (upbeat jazzy music) – [Loud Male] (yelling)
Gah, I’m staying right here!

Legends Start Here with Lifetouch Sports

January 18, 2020 | Articles, Blog | 1 Comment

Legends Start Here with Lifetouch Sports

Mother to daughter: “So we’re going to
shop before picture day.” Photographer: Hey, how’s it going?
Kid: “Good.” Photographer: “Turn towards the light, nice
and tall. Lean forward just slightly. Just like that.”
Photographer: “Just raise that up a little bit. Pop it forward a little more and we’re
going to tip the head in a little that way. Feel it right there… good. Turn the nose
toward me, a little tilt. Drake Kilber: “It was really quick and easy
the photographer was just a joy to be around.” Photographer: “Turn slightly, and chin up.”
Photographer: “Hands not too intense… easy buddy.”
Photographer: “Hi.” Girl: “Hi.”
Photographer: “Wait for it.” “Good.” Sam Alleven: “And it’s just that rush
before the gun starts on the races.” Jade Bryant: “I like Karate; I’ve been
working really hard to get my green stripe.” Photographer: “And Action.”
Photographer: “Right Here” Photographer: “Grab it like that though,
boom!” Margaret Holmes: “I like playing soccer
in the summer with all of my teammates.” Photographer: “Eyes here; chin down a little
bit.” Kiley Jensen: “I love racing and the practices
where I can spend time with my friends.” Two little kids: “Legends start here Lifetouch
Sports, hyaaah!” Baseball team: “Legends start here.”
Girl Cheerleader: “Legends start here.”