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Episode 88 · 2 months ago

All About Me

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Diamond Dave flies solo this time out, talkin' TV- Andor vs Wicked Tuna (Yeah it's legit, don't change that dial!), turning to online therapy, channeling Christmas in time of crisis, plus the PROBLEMS with politics. Here's a packed podcast in a nice little package! CLICK PLAY!

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Recorded live from Lo Walkee Weeks dot com studio. It's the Selling Out Show, and here's your host, the self playing god a diamond day, change your row. Here we go. Hello, Hello, Hello, and thank you for tuning into the Selling Out Show, where we screw up life at our leisure for your listening pleasure. If you didn't notice that grandiose intro we just had. I am one of your hosts, David whatever. I decide my name to be week by week, and I'm normally joined by Nate gore Zinski, but he is unfortunately away on assignment. But I didn't want to leave our lovely listeners in the lert. No no, no, no, no, not me. I don't like doing that. So uh, I guess in the interim, maybe it's time to update you guys on what's up with WA. So I am proud to present a silly little sitcom via the sound waves. Here did I like to call It's all about me? All about me? All right? I won't quit my day job. I'm not a singer at all. Uh, it's not really my forte. But I do like talking on the radio waves. So here I am to kind of do that, I suppose and hopefully entertain you at the same time, but right now when you might be asking yourself, what's up with your favorite podcasting couch potato? And actually it's quite a it, but I'm gonna try to...

...keep it short. In a suite, this little dive into my psyche. But uh, you know, some of you guys might know that I had recently had a surgery. I'm a very handsome and spry, young forty four year old man, but I had a bum hip had to have that changed out, and uh, it's usually a senior thing, so that was very awkward. And I've kind of talked about this in the past fairly in depth, so I'll spare you all that again. But I am on the mend. I'm feeling good. Came a long way over the last six weeks, considering I was once a man who had to piss in a bucket. That's a true story, one of which I'm not gonna share right now. But you know, when you are laid up, what happens is you're going to find something to do right, some way to occupy your time. Now, I just alluded to my physical status, or rather how much I'm willing to dedicate to anything calling myself a couch potato. So that implies that I watched a whole butt load of TV, and boy did I ever. I subjected myself to some of the worst crap ever known to mankind. And I don't use that lightly saying the worst crap, because you know I know better, I really do. A lot of this stuff is just manufactured to really be the bug light for society, draw us to the flames zapp us and leave us their comatose, just watching the same repetitious thing over and over again. I was at moth. Maybe that was me, uh, you know, maybe plump, handsome moth, but that was still the moth. That's this, you know, I can't escape. That is true. Now you'd say, Dave, what were you watching that you feel so guilty about? What was this unpleasurable guilty pleasure. Well, I I binge a whole bunch of shark inc. And that was terrible, horrible, Because you know, the...

...thing is with reality TV, we all know it's not reality anymore. It's all purely scripted stuff made to or you know, it's trying to trick you to think it's something that's on the spur of the moment or things are not predetermined. Lies, absolute lies and uh. But because I was up at four am with nothing better to do than yeah, piss and buckets, I'd be googling what happened to these businesses on shark Tank that pitched their idea is looking to make millions of dollars and become a success and squash us poor people underneath their feet because they came up with an idea of I don't know, a phone that looks like a banana, and that's a real thing. I'm not even joking. That is a legitimate thing. But I think the most egregious I don't know. The worst thing I was watching was Wicked Tuna. Yes, Wicked Tuna. It's a fishing show. Right, many years ago, Deadliest Catch kind of caught onto the public's consciousness and sucked us all in so we would care about this really dangerous job where men would provide us the meat from the crab that we needed to survive. If you're that kind of of seafood love in person, I'm not. I'm actually from New England being some of the appeal to which I was even watching Wicked Tuna in the first place, because I was looking for some accents. Yeah, I want to hear some people that sounded a little bit like I do. Considering I now live in Texas and a lot of people say, oh, you should do you sound funny. That's a that's a funny accent. You sound like Mark Wahlberg, Oh, you said on my ben Affleck Mayan. I'm like, oh God. Still, sometimes you need that little flavor, that little touch at home. And uh. The reason I guess I'm dancing around this is that wicked tuna. You could in a nutshell here, you could take an entire season, compress it into one single episode, and you still have the...

...same effect as if you sat and watched the entire season, because there is so much stuff that they repeat and go over and over and over again that you really don't need to know. It's already been established, and even if you were new to the program, you probably catch on pretty quick. Now, that's not to say I haven't watched some very entertaining shows as well. I was hooked on the House of the Dragon, the Rings of Power, little fantasy aspect there, But most recently something that I pushed to the side was the Disney Plus show and Or, which is a Star Wars program. I know there's tons of Star Wars stuff out there. Gag me with a spoon how much Star Wars can we actually tolerate anymore? I understand, I get it, but this stuff is like legit, and um, if you haven't seen it, there's gonna be a little bit of a spoiler coming up. Okay, So I'm warning you ahead of time there will be a portion of this program where you might want to fast forward about two minutes because I'm gonna play a clip that's um relevant to the show and something I found really deep and profound, because I do want to compare it to some of the junk I have been watching, So you know exactly, I'm giving you the weighted scale on how I feel about the quality of the programming, if you know what I mean. So, the thing about and Or though, is it's a little intimidating because it's very cinematic in scope. You think like you're sitting there and you're watching like it's a television show, but it's produced and acted and everything so well, you feel like you've been fully immersed in in a movie. It's really just intense. And the storytelling is I mean top notch. I'm not even a Star Wars afficionado casual fan. Uh you know, of course, being forty four years old, you grew up on Star Wars, but as you get older, you kind of let some of that go a little bit. Again, some of us, not all of us. As you know, there's some really nerdy dudes you'd like to totally geek out in that stuff. Speaking for myself here, but with and Or,...

...they really got me. Man. That was I am the tuna. I am the wicked tuna that has gotten hooked a big fat bluefin um. Notably, I just mentioned the acting is really good, but one of the performances I've really been impressed with was the character Luthan played by Stellen scars Guard from the ever so famous scars Guard family. And if you haven't noticed, I like saying the name scars Guard. I wish I had that his last name. Maybe I'll adopt that next episode. Who knows, you know, the world's my oyster or my blue fin depending on what I'm watching. But there was a little monologue where his character Luthan, who is one of the leaders of the rebellion, is asked what is he sacrificed for the cause. And this is the part I'm telling you if you want to, if you haven't seen up to episode ten yet, you might want to fast forward a little bit or put the earmuffs on. Whatever the choice is yours. But um, here's his monologue. I found really, really impactful calm, kindness, kinship, love. I've given up all chance at inner peace. I made my mind a sun the space I share my dreams with ghosts. I wake up every day to an equation I wrote fifteen years ago, from which there's only one conclusion. I'm damned for what I do. My anger, my ego, my unwillingness to heal, my my eagerness to fight that set me on a path from which there's no escape. I yearned to be a savior against injustice without contemplating the cost, and by the time I looked down, there was no long aready ground beneath my feet. What is my what is my sacrifice? I'm condemned to use the tools of my enemy to defeat them.

I burned my decency for someone else's future. I burned my life to make a sunrise that I know I've never seen. The eagle that started this fight will never have a mirror or not audience or the light of gratitude. So what do I sacrifice everything? Oh? Wow? I mean I was sitting there and I was blown away by that, Like, Holy moly, that was deep. Man, that is some seriously good writing. Now, before I played that clip, hopefully you're back if you did fast forward, Okay, I did warn you. But if you are back, this is not a spoiler. If anything, you might want to plug up your ears just because it's terrible. But here's a clip from Wicki Tuna. F was the wheel man I was on. Official all was gone, hurry up, I'm gonna have I got collar. Yeah, stack out man, A little opportunity time at the hard pull. Official was downstairs. Yeah, I was taking down the vocat Yeah, you've got to pitch that little fast all right, you know, I guess uh. Speaking my own rehab experience, I can I can relate to the whole bucket thing, you know, but really quite the contrast there in um what I'm choosing to occupy my time with now. Albeit, Wickedtuna is something that you could leave on all day as an ambient show. If you fell asleep for four hours and you woke up you wouldn't have missed anything. You could just pick up right where you left off. Uh, and or not so much. That is a show to be savored, to look for for the little allegories and different things um within the show itself, some of the just amazing effects. And again you just don't want to waste any of these acting performances. Diego Luna has been off the charts good on this show. So if you haven't watched and Or and you...

...are like me, just a casual Star Wars fan, I definitely recommend it to the highest order. You don't have to be entrenched with the lore to enjoy the end or if you know what I mean. All Right, well, I guess it's enough for TV talk. I think we should move on to something different now, maybe some of my life choices. Because it's rare for me to say this. I mean literally, this is like market on your calendar kind of stuff. But I decided that when I was down for the count because of my hip surgery, it might be an opportune moment to kind of expand my horizons. And since I was fixing my physical health, maybe do so with my mental health. Now, if you listen to the show. In the past, you might have heard me say, you know, I haven't really ever explored therapy or as an any kind of like psychology is an option. I've always kind of self diagnosed, which is a dangerous thing to do, not a wise thing to do. But I guess I'm not a wise human being obviously. Yet again, if you've listened for any amount of time, you already know this. But I said, you know, online therapy is an option. Now I'm gonna be at home, I can't move very well. Let me look into it. And I did, and it's been a really beneficial experience for me. What have I talked about during these sessions. Well, I'm gonna tell you in depth right now exactly what all my problems are. No, I'm only kidding. That was a joke. Um, not that I'm embarrassed for anything, Nor is it like a shameful thing to even admit that you go into therapy. It's a good thing. You're trying to help yourself, right. But um, actually, I don't think I have enough time on this podcast. You go into everything that we've discussed. I did, um get diagnosed with anxiety, which I don't know how common that is. I can only assume post pandemic, there's a lot of folks out there dealing with certain anxieties and fears that they might...

...have not had prior to a global pandemic. But much as I just recommended TV for you to watch, I do say if you've been kind of like on the fence about speaking to somebody, you really should. There's nothing to lose, really, I mean maybe some time. Is it really that precious to you? An hour a week to be able to sit there and kind of vent to somebody, which I found very useful. Um. The only thing I can say, and I knew this going in, is that it's not a cure, all right. It's not like a magic pill that you pop and you feel better. Now when after you have surgery to give you pain meds? Right, oh man, you take one of those, you're in cloud nine and you're happy, A personal You're talking everybody whoa this is the good stuff. That's why people get addicted, you know. Uh. But with therapy, it's almost like you gotta rewire your brain. You're gonna take the time put in the effort to undo all the damage. I know my case, I've spent decades doing you know, but I feel good about it. And actually, in many ways, I consider this whole podcast, the selling out show that I've been doing with Nate now for what like five years, as a form of therapy, albeit not getting diagnosed or really help with anything. But it's always good to talk. It's always good to let things out, even if you're alone. You know, in a room, you may look like a lunatic, but you might feel a little bit better if you yell at your wall a little bit. Old man yells at clouds film at eleven. So the other day I decided to do something also very uncharacteristic to my normal self or the way that I would behave And I don't...

...know if it was a positive or negative. I just said therapy was a good thing for me, right, no doubt. But I had a rough day. I was struggling, and it is November yet to be Thanksgiving, and I thought, I need a little burst a cheer, I need a little pick me up, something that's gonna just totally take me out of these dull drums. What can I do? What can I do well? I thought to myself, Let me put up the Christmas tree. Yeah, I know, I judge all them suckers that put up their decorations pre Thanksgiving. It's not even Turkey Day yet, we haven't even finished the holiday. Isn't it bad enough that Corporate America rushes all this stuff down our throats? I mean, I'm surprised we don't have valent Valentine's Day decorations up yet. For crying out loud, you know what I mean. It's just we can't wait until the next event to sell something. Um but I love Christmas, I really do. It's not something I enjoyed much as a kid, but since I became a father, I've learned to appreciate it so much more. Thanksgiving was really my favorite holiday for many, many years because quite frankly, I had no responsibilities. There's nothing for me to do except for show up and eat. I mean, it doesn't get much better than that. And it wasn't like I was doing dishes or cleaning or anything. I've just been a gluttonous pig who could watch a lot of football and roll around on the couch. That's what I call it holiday. That's that's what I call time off and worker stress relief from your life. But bringing joy to somebody else has been one of the greatest things I've experienced. So Christmas for me has become this really cherished time, something I I wouldn't give up for anything in the world, right, especially when you get a kid, you get the Santa Claus thing going on, it's just perfect. You know, you even guard against anybody trying to spoil that magic for you and your child. Ah. I know, if I see a program and they kind of talk about wavering...

...faith in Santa, I'm like, oh, turn that thing off, turn that fucking show off. We can't have that around here. Oh no, no, no, we believe in Santa in this house. But you know what, it turns out when you force an event on your entire family, it may not get the exact results you were looking for. I know, we did the tree, and you know, really my family was kind to me. They could they could see I needed that, you know what I mean, But their hearts just weren't in it. And I had something to do with that too, because I'm a really picky O. C D kind of person when it comes to setting up the tree and the decorations, Like I can't have the same colored bulb next to each other if I have a gaudy ornament. It has to go on the back of the tree. So when you get a ten year old saying, oh Dad, look at this, I'm putting it right here, and you go no, no, no, no, no, no, you can't do that. No, it's gonna go on the back of the guy. Well, what the hell are you thinking doing? You can't put those albs together? You know, you're kind of sucking the joy out of the entire experience for for somebody else. Now, the other thing I guess I should be concerned about is that in twenty years, my kid's gonna do it to his kids. You know, it's gonna be like, hey, you know, what are you doing. My father forced his will upon me as a child and how decorations and how tree should look. So therefore I'm now doing that to you. It's a vicious cycle, right, I mean, in the grand scheme of things, what does it matter. I don't like tinsel, never really have like tinsel because people clump that stuff, right, Clumping is bad. Yet, if you clump your tinsel, who's this? Who's it telling you you can't? I don't pay your bills. I've got nothing to do with your life. If you like it, you do it, So what's the big deal. Why does it matter if I got two bulbs next to each other or a gaudy ornament in the front of the tree. It doesn't. I should have kept my mouth shut so my kid could have been happy and just contributed to the entire thing. But you know, I'm a terrible piece of app What...

...can I say? It is who you know, it is what it is, It is who I am. Um, So he will inherit being a terrible piece of crap. To Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night. But you know we've still got Thanksgiving to look forward to. Now. Geez, how much time of yours have I taken up just talking about just me, that whole sitcom thing. It was I let into here cheeze quite a bit. So I'm not gonna hold you up for too much longer. But something is bothering me. And hopefully you all voted. You know, beginning of November it was election time. Important to vote. I can't stress that enough. It's you know, it's beyond being our civic duty. It's just that you gotta pick the right cocksucker to sit in the right seat. Do you know what I mean. You always hear the argument, well, I gotta pick the lesser of two evils, and in many cases that is in fact true, and I can endorse that statement. But recently we've had new levels of evil emerge to the point where I think, uh, saying, well, I I just chose this evil is far worse than ever before. I mentioned I live in Texas being a bleeding heart liberal. Basically you came from the state of Massachusetts and moving to a red state has presented as challenges. Okay, but I guess the whole problem of politics right now to me is maybe it's always been this way. I just didn't notice as much. Is that when you are completely dedicated to voting via your party, you just cannot no matter whether it's right or wrong, or what your morals or principles could be, you can't vote against whatever you registered as. And that is up there with me. I think politically speaking, just being as bad is jerrymandering, which is something that absolutely nauseates me. But personally I...

...can say this, right, I I vote blue, I'm gonna I vote Democrat. I think I voted Republican once in my entire life, in my youth. Ah, And I say that because I also feel I'm a rational enough human being that if I had a candidate that had been indicted or I find okay, Like I mentioned morals earlier, right, you kind of know what I'm alluding to here, For example, in Georgia with herschel Walker, where he had uh his anti choice, anti pro choice, yet he had had abortions for his girlfriends in the past, and then you hear people that support him and go, ah, well, you know that it is what it is, But are you pro life? Yeah? Yeah, I'm pro life, but that's okay to you, Yeah, because it's it's more important for me that are Republican wins. What the hell is going on with people? I would even think you're better off abstaining from voting if you can't stomach voting blue or independent or libertarian or whatever the case may be, over a candidate that you just find completely objectionable. There's something wrong here. This blind loyalty is that you've heard it in the media, I guess plenty of times. But it's true. This whole cultist mentality is dangerous, lethally dangerous, you know what I mean. It's it's I just really can't get over it. And the other thing, too, is the fearmongering. I'm about to play an ad here that I heard ad nauseum over and over again in Texas by the incumbent winner on the governor election, Greg Abbott. There's a clear in present danger in neighborhoods like that. It's deadly fetanyl and it's killing our...

...kids. How's it getting here? Right here? Through our border? This year alone, law enforcement has seized enough fentanyl in Texas to kill millions. But Beto Rourke supports open borders. He says, there isn't a problem at our border, not a problem, drug cartels, human traffickers, the most dangerous border in the world. Bet Rourke too radical, too dangerous for Texas. Oh yeah, he's too dangerous. Man. This guy he doesn't care about fentyl, which has been an argument against bet Ol Rourke for many, many years. When he ran in the Senate race against Ted Cruz, Ted Cruz said, this guy, he's he's all about the fentinyl man. It's uh, that's that's what it's all about. Now this year, more than ever elections, right before Halloween, they're saying no fentonyl is coming in his Halloween candy. Those woke Democrats and their woke agenda. They want your kids to get fentyl, as evident from this clip from The Good Liars, get a bag like this Halloween, do not take it. It's spotting all it'll kill you. Um. Drug dealers a lot of times they want to sell their drugs. Well not if they're coming over here to destroy our coming our country and then to the drug dealers have houses that they kids will come and knock on the door on and then they'll give give that to them. I'm thinking that's how it's gonna happen. Yeah, the drug dealers would be giving away drug dealers. The legals that are here, they just crossed because Biden has our our border wide open. Okay, so the illegals that have have houses that then the kids are coming to knock on the illegals houses doors that and they're drug dealers that are giving the the children their drugs. Look at Fox News. All you gotta do is watch an episode of Fox News and Fox News will tell you that I'm gonna cross our board houses going into our playground. They're going to be giving it away during Halloween. Yes, oh, yeah, so there we go. Okay, two things on that. One. I think the whole Fentonel argument is going to die down now the...

...elections are over. That's an easy thing for people to big up, bring up rather um and use again for fearmongering. Now the Halloween stuff, as you just heard from that clip, is just ridiculous. As the interviewer was pointing out to the woman who's so pro Fox News, is that what do you think drug dealers don't want to make money, they want to make profit. Why would they just you know, give away drugs for free? You know. The other thing too, is, as she had mentioned, like all you gonna do is watch Fox News. We all know is bubbles. We all live in bubbles. There are times I would be on social media and I see a candidate putting forth a message, and I wonder to myself, well, what's the point of that? What's even the point anymore? Is there? One? Because the only person that's receiving that message is a person that's going to vote for you anyway? Right, Whose mind are you changing? I don't think and you I hear this a lot like undecided voters undecided. I will see percentages on TV and they seem to me alarmingly high because I'm under the assumption stop me if I'm wrong. Well, actually you can't stop me, because you're listening to me. But it's less than we actually think. Most people's minds are already made up. But things like this um fentanel or for example, the critical race theory. What happened to that? Where did that go? That was a big talking point two years ago. Democrats are gonna force critical race theory on your kids. I had recently heard a commercial where um a candidate had stated that kids in school now don't learn how to read. But thanks again to the woke Democrats, they can name seventy semiad pronouns and sexual identifiers. We know that's not true, rational parents, No, that's not true. My kids in school, he reads...

...just fine, his grades are good. Uh, he's not being force fed anything that they would consider this woke agenda is just scare tactics. So yet again, who were they influencing? Well, considering that I just said, I believe the undecided vote is lower that I'm being led to believe, maybe they're just reinforcing this with their already current base. But again, maybe there's an old person out there, because I really think about this, and I'm not trying to be agist or anything, but maybe there's a senior who's like, oh, my grandson. I don't want my grandson to get Rainbow Fentinel or learn about black culture and be told that white people are wrong. So I was going to stay home, but now I'm gonna go vote. That could be it. I don't know, but we get a serious problem. I mean, it's it's a big one. How are we going to fix it? I have no idea, because really you've got to open your minds, you know what I mean. Really, I don't know. I would think more common senses out there, but as we've found out over the last I guess decade or so, it just it's not it's not human beings. Would we just I don't know, born and bread to eat? Tide pods? I guess it's a weird thing. Alright, guys. I do want to thank the partners of this program because they are awesome. I am currently sitting in the Wonky Weeds dot Com studio, but I did want to mention that we also have Northland Vapor dot Com for all your vape needs. Alpine Hemp dot com, which is like loaded with different cb D products. I mean, I'm looking at a bunch I got right here, just capsules and tinctures and liquids and all kinds of stuff. So basically anything under the sun that you could need. Death by Gummy Bears dot com. They have a bunch of edibles there. These are all great tools to relax. I know. With Northern Vapor dot Com. For me, it was big on smoking cessation because I was a huge smoker man and that sucked. I'm so happy...

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