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Glenn Rubenstein was joined by guest co-host Mari Devincenzi (aka the voice of OpAphid) on tonights radio show on BreeFM. Mari has moved and has a new roommate. She is still teaching. They talked about the new Degrassi. There is a video for the new 90210. It looks bad. Perhaps the twist is that they are all unattractive and have poor fashion sense.
There was a discussion of Yentl Watching Yentl can serve as a form of punishment.
From Wikipedia: "Yentl in a 1983 American film directed by and starring Barbra Streisand based on a play by Leah Napolin and Isaac Bashevis Singer, itself based on Singer's short story "Yentl the Yeshiva Boy"."
It is a musical that takes place in the early 1900s. It takes place in a very traditional Jewish community.
Glenn read from Wikipedia, "Barbra Streisand portrays Yentl Mendel, a girl living in an Ashkenazi Jewish community in Poland. The film is set in an era during which women are forbidden to receive an education in Jewish Talmudic Law, but despite this, Yentl is instructed in the teachings by her Rabbi father, Rebbe Mendel (Nehemiah Persoff). After the death of her father, Yentl decides to dress like a man, take the name Anshel, and enter a Jewish legal school, or yeshiva. After entering the yeshiva, Yentl makes friends with a fellow student, Avigdor (Mandy Patinkin), and his fiance Haddas (Amy Irving). The story is complicated as Hadass' family cancels the wedding, and Hadass eventually finds romantic feelings for Yentl (as Anshel). Yentl eventually leaves Europe to study at a yeshiva in America, where women are openly permitted to study."
Barbara Streisand also directed Yentl. On her Wikipedia page it states that "Steven Spielberg called Yentl a masterpiece, and both won critical acclaim."
Glenn talked to Sara the other day. She is going to have a cameo appearance in the USA TV series Monk in the coming months.
Glenn played "Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart" and said it is always on in the background of his head. It is really a powerful song lyric. It reminds Mari of the movie " Old School". Glenn said it is the better version of anything Meat Loaf has ever attempted to do.
Mari asked what Meat Loaf would not do? (meaning: "I won't do that.")
If you want a good song it has to start with a sound effect. Glenn played " Billie Ocean - Get Outta My Dreams". "
The line "Get out of my mind and get into my life" sounds more like a threat. What about "a non stop miracle." The saxaphone did not die until the early 90s. The song was so overplayed in the late 80s. VH1 existed only to play this video.
The 1992-93 version of the most overplayed song was "Tom Cochrane - Life Is A Highway" (even when grunge was popular). They should have a way to punish artists who are this bad. Rudy Giuliani had it as his campaign song which is strange since Tom Cochrane is Canadian. Mari described it as an "audio holocaust'.
Glenn talked about the band Holocaust'
Glenn and Mari discussed Foxfest. People who go to Foxfest think Tom Cochrane is lame.
Mari said that Glenn is a total perfectionist.
Mari liked a lot of the older OpAphid stuff. She also really liked the " Remember Me?" video.
Glenn and Mari talked about politics. Mari said she hates the way all the media sources have their own agenda. She wishes it was just facts. There should be a non biased source with non biased information. Glenn said that someone who is President of the USA should be mentally smart. Hillary did not have a plan B after the early primaries. The World will not just give you a "pass". If Glenn had a voting "block" he could exert political power.
Nickelback makes Mari angry. Glenn plaed "Nickelback - How You Remind Me". The dude sounds bummed about something.
Mari liked the movie "Once Bitten " when she was 3 years old and she outlined the plot. One of the characters needed the blood of a virgin to retain her you and beauty. Glenn and Mari talked about Cleavon Little who she once described as a comic genius. They also talked about Karen Kopins.
Glenn and Mari talked about dreams. If a girl tells a guy that she had a dream where they made out how would you respond?
The movies you are into as a child could have an influence on how you grow up. It determines your reference point for things. What if a movie has a questionable message? Glenn does not go on the water because of the movie "Jaws". Is it better to have irrational fears of going in the water rather than messages like in the movie "Once bitten"? Mari said that even though the message was questionable she would never have followed the message of the movie. Glenn said that movies must leave an imprint. When you are a child and you have an acceptance of adult concepts without the other stuff needed to put it on your own context. Where does the responsibility lie?
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