In today's podcast we look at the insanity of how movie theaters treat their clients with a few comical comparisons. We also discuss a hilarious method one of my students used to make a major correction to his English. Remember we're also kicking off our first Uncensored English Café at meetup. com, https://www.meetup.com/uncensoredenglishcafe/events/236790195/ only 3 spots left.
Hey everyone, how's it going? Welcome to Wednesday! It's Wednesday. It's hump day. How you doing? Hope you're doing well. Hope you're doing great. Hope you're doing dandy, meaning good of course. I'm doing fantastic. It's actually Tuesday on my side right now but you guys are gonna hear this on Wednesday likely. I just had such a great morning and I was so happy to see one of my students who has just made huge progress since we've started. I noticed today that he has completely eliminated, not completely, almost completely eliminated a huge mistake he was making before, a huge grammatical mistake. I was just so proud of him, man. It just goes to show that if you work hard and if you work smart, you can progress in your English quickly. He hasn't been doing English lessons that long.
I asked him, "Hey man, have you done anything else to get over this mistake that you were making?", and he had been doing something. He had this amazing tip. I was just like, "man, this guy is such a smart student". He said, I'm just gonna give the credit to him right now because I know he doesn't care, Alex, one of my students, Alex, he told me that when he has some kind of time waster he does in his life, he makes sure that it's useful. Instead of just going online and writing on Facebook in Russian, maybe he's finding something to do in English.
He had a very funny one which I like particularly. I think it was hilarious. He goes on a website called 9GAG. I think it's a kind of comedy based website, I'm not really sure. I'm gonna go there right now and check it out. Basically he gets into arguments with people online. If you make a grammatical mistake, people mock you, so he has really good motivation to win his arguments. He improved, man, and he got rid of that mistake he was making. Hey, Alex, give yourself a pat on the back again. Good job, keep going man. It's great to see people improving like that.
Before I get deeper into the podcast, I already probably announced this in the intro, I'm gonna do it again, we got the first Uncensored English Conversation Café on Sunday. You can join it by going to the Meetup group and RSVPing. There's only room for five people when we start it so you better be there on time. You gotta review a podcast first to be a part of the group. You gotta go to iTunes and write me a review and confirm it and don't just press the stars. I mean, write something, write something thoughtful. "Hey Keiran, I like this podcast because A, B, C, blah, blah, blah" and confirm that or send it or whatever button you have to press. I gotta see it on my end on iTunes. Then we're gonna have a one hour conversation about what grinds your gears, argh, about your country. What pisses you off about your culture. Remember, this is not a chance to attack other cultures, other countries, other religions. It's gotta be about your own. We're laughing at ourselves here, we're not laughing at others. Of course, you can laugh at me when I make fun of my culture, but you can't just go shit on people. If you want to shit on people, just go do it on any other random website. That's pretty much what 90 percent of the internet is.
All right, today we're just gonna talk about a few things. I'm gonna give you guys some ideas for the Uncensored English Café that's gonna happen on Sunday, for those of you who are gonna join us. For those of you who are not gonna join us, it's just basically gonna be a review on Monday's podcast which is good because if you want to learn and retain things, you gotta review it. That's just basic.
I'm not sure if you guys noticed, but Monday's podcast, it took me about I think three or four attempts for Max and I to actually get that podcast done, which is very strange. Usually, the podcasts are just one offs. By a one off, I mean we just do it one attempt. We don't have to record it several, several times, but on Monday, we didn't record it on Monday, we recorded it before Monday, when we tried to record it we were both just in such low energy states that every time we did a podcast, I just couldn't. I was like "no, this is not good enough. We both have low energy. It's boring. I don't want people to listen to this garbage!" It was terrible, so we recorded it several times. Even in the beginning it started a little slow, but I know it picked up at the end and it good content in it so I published that one.
We're gonna review it again today. I'm gonna talk about something I did over the holidays. I went to see two movies. I'm wondering if you guys have gone to see movies lately. The two movies that I saw were, I know I count pronounce this, 'Moana', 'Moana', it's not an English name. 'Moana' is the kids movie about the little island girl who has to save her island and I guess the whole world. She has the help of this demigod to do it. The other movie I saw was 'Sing'. It's like a musical for kids, another animated movie. I know what you're thinking. You're probably thinking, "Keiran, is all you see kids movies?", and yes, pretty much that's all I see. I don't see anything else for the last four years. Every single friggin' movie I've seen has been a kids movie.
I've noticed a strange pattern in the kids movies, I wonder if you have, I don't even think it's patterns in kids movies, it's patterns in general. It seems like every single movie I see, the underlying message is "you gotta find your path in life and follow it and then everything will work out!" I gotta be honest. These movies get to me a little bit. I always have this moment in the movie where I'm like, "Oh my God, he's doing it. He's accomplishing his dream!" It touches you in an emotional way for a second but can't they come up with a different storyline, man? It's the same thing in every one. I don't know.
Anyways, that's not what grinds my gears. I'm not gonna shit on the movies. I actually liked both the movies. I think they're, there was not really a deep meaning in either of them, or a deep message or anything, but they were nice. They were fun. They were entertaining.
My problem is the movie theater. I think I'm becoming way more anal about this now that I'm older and I work full time and I have less free time, but the movie theater in Canada is not a cheap place. I'm gonna go with my wife and my daughter. We each get tickets. My ticket is like 11 or 12 dollars, I think. Then, if we're getting the 3D movie, which now most of the movies are 3D movies, they're gonna tack on I think like an extra 3 bucks per ticket. Basically, I'm paying for four tickets. What really grinds my gears about this is that the 3D movies themselves are complete bullshit. There are no 3D effects in these movies. I don't know if you've noticed this, but maybe in the beginning they put like one or there's nothing at all. What they do is they just, if you don't have the glasses on, the movie is just slightly out of focus. Basically you're paying the 3D price to get a normal movie.
That really grinds my gears because I remember the first time I saw a 3D movie was like, I think it was about 10 years ago with my friend and we saw the, what was it? What's that TV show where those guys always do stupid things and hurt themselves? Oh no, I can't remember. Hold on, I'm gonna find it. Gimme a second. Gonna look it up online. This is the benefit of doing a podcast while I'm at my computer. Jackass, yeah, it was the Jackass movie. It was the Jackass movie. It was awesome. The 3D effects were awesome. It was totally worth the extra money. All these other movies are complete bullshit. There's no 3D effects, they're just juicing us. They're just charging us the 3D effect and they're not giving you the extra movie, the extra effects. That's one thing that grinds my gears.
Here's the other thing that grinds my gears about movie theaters is the previews. Man, the previews are so annoying. You go to pay for a movie, and the movie says it's gonna start at 3:20 but then you've gotta sit through 30 to 45 minutes of previews. Doesn't that piss you off? I know some people like the previews. Every once in a while there's a preview there that is interesting to you, but here's the thing, 90 percent of movies are garbage. 90 percent of the previews, even if you think they're good, those movies are gonna be garbage. You're paying to see a movie you want to see and then they're just saying, "Well, you can see the movie, but before that, look at all this crap." I don't know. I find that's kind of disrespectful. I think we're just used to it. I think most of you out there are like, "the previews are good, I like the previews".
Think about this, let's imagine this in another situation. Let's imagine you went to a restaurant, okay. You go out with your boyfriend, your girlfriend, your husband, your wife, your family, a friend, whatever. You go to a restaurant. You sit down, they bring you the menu, you order your meal, you wait 15, 20, 30 minutes, however long it usually takes. Then, before they bring you your meal, they bring you food that they don't serve at the restaurant. They just show it to you and they tell you about it and they talk about it for about 5 or 10 minutes and then they take it away. Isn't that fuckin' retarded? Wouldn't you be pissed off? You'd be like, "No, just give me the food I ordered. That's why I came here. I didn't come here to see this other food. It's a Thai restaurant. I wanted Thai food. Why are you showing me Indian food before I eat my Thai food." You want to see Star Wars. You came there to see Star Wars. Show me Star Wars, don't show me about some chick flick that's gonna happen two months down the road. That makes sense right? That's what grinds my gears about movie theaters. That's what pisses me off about movie theaters.
I hope if you guys are listening to this and you're gonna do the Uncensored English Café on Sunday morning, that this gives you an idea of something you can use. We're gonna have a great conversation, one hour long. One hour long with friends. We're gonna talk about what pisses us off, what grinds our gears. Think about a topic if you're coming and remember to go on iTunes and give us a review. Type in your thoughts, click it. You gotta do that before you do the Uncensored English Café.
I want to do one more example, one more example about how fuckin' stupid it is with these movie theaters. Let's imagine another scenario. Screw restaurants. Let's imagine you go clothes shopping. I hate clothes shopping already. I do it like once a year, max. Let's say you gotta go clothes shopping, you gotta go buy some new pants. You go, you find your pants. You try on your pants and you get them. You're going to the cash and you're about to pay. You're about to give the lady your card or the man your card, but they guy says, "Okay, before you want to pay, before we pay, before we just run this through, I just want to tell you about this great new fashion line we have coming out next month. Carol, can you come help me and show off the new skirt we're gonna be selling?" Then some woman comes and shows you all these clothes that you can't buy right now and you can buy in the future. You haven't asked about them but they're just gonna shove it in front of your face. That's what they're doing at movie theaters. I don't know. It pisses me off. It grinds my gears.
I think that's it guys. I'm gonna wrap this one up. We're gonna see you on Saturday. We're doing the storytelling challenge. That's gonna be fun. Don't forget about that. Sunday, if you're up for the Uncensored English Café, don't wait, there's only I think three more spots left, two of them are gone. Go on the group, join, RSVP it if you want to come and write that review for us on iTunes for Uncensored English Podcast. That's it, guys. We'll catch you on the next podcast of Uncensored English.