Walter White and what’s wrong with the media

In today’s episode, I start out with a long winded rant / tribute to Walter White, the main character on Breaking Bad. I talk about bad guys, where they come from, the media, why we are addicted to shitty negative news, how being politically stubborn makes you bad at math (no shit, this is a fascinating study) and then I nerd out on the movie Network. I also nerd out on one of my favorite comics, Kyle Cease, who is brilliantly optimistic yet practical. Some people call in, we figure out the cure to cancer, and everyone lives happily ever after.  Here are a few misc notes and links I used in my show preparation:

Politics destroys your ability to do math:


“We no longer live in a world of nations and ideologies, Mr Beale. The world is a college of corporations, inexorably determined by the immutable bye-laws of of business. The world is a business, Mr Beale. It has been since man crawled out of the slime.

And our children will live, Mr Beale, to see that … perfect … world in which there is no war nor famine, oppression or brutality. One vast and ecumenical holding company for whom all men will work to serve a common profit. In which all men will hold a share of stock.

All necessities provided. All anxieties tranquilized. All boredom amused.”

– Arthur Jensen

Wayne Dyer: When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change:

Bill Hicks positive drug story:

Kyle Cease: the news will kill you:

Kyle Cease make a lot of money now:

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.”

– Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

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