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9 - Who is Sadio Manet, TheYear 1965, And aren’t Liberals more pro-life?

August 15, 2020

Today's provocative conversation weaves a thread between current events from the philanthropy of European football star Satio Monet, back to the year 1965's musical influences and political turbulence, including a journey to David's childhood summers in a bungalow colony in New York's Catskill Mountains, and Steph's teen aged crush on The Beatles and The Monkeys. And we finish with a discussion of a recent Supreme Court decision, and  the definition of "right to life".

[00:01:27] And here's what he says about the millions and millions of them dollars that he's making every year. This touched me so much. Why would I want 10 Ferrari's, 20 diamond watches or two planes? What will these objects do for me and for the world? I was hungry and I had to work in the fields. I survived hard times, played football, barefooted.

[00:01:50] I did not have an education and many other things, but today with what I earn with football, I can help my people. So he has [00:02:00] built schools. He's built.  he provides clothes,

[00:02:03] shoes, food to people from Senegal who are in extreme poverty. And he's just my hero this week. Manet, that's his last name and what.

 

[00:06:02] You go ahead and set the stage. Cause you were the older one in 1965. I was only 13.

[00:06:08] David: [00:06:08] I get it. Did you have to tell everybody?

[00:06:11] Stephanie: [00:06:11] I wanted everybody to know.

[00:06:14] David: [00:06:14] All right. Okay. So that part's out. okay. So little things. so new house, 13,500. 1965. It went up because if you remember, when we did an earlier year, it was something like 1800 or 2000 or something. a new car, 2,600 and rent $118. And, they should bring that back. Okay. So significant events.

[00:06:42]I'm seeing that the Watts riots happened, that was LA right.

[00:06:47] Stephanie: [00:06:47] That was

[00:06:48] David: [00:06:48] were you living there at the time? In

[00:06:50]Stephanie: [00:06:50] no, I wasn't in Los Angeles until 1969.

[00:06:54] David: [00:06:54] Okay. All right. the next one is interesting. It was the Northeast blackout, [00:07:00] . And interesting enough, we had triple sessions in our high school and we were seniors when we were seniors. Juniors. I couldn't even remember what I wasn't 65 15. What are you at 15?

[00:07:14]Stephanie: [00:07:14] be a sophomore

[00:07:14] David: [00:07:14] sophomore. Well, our school was a regular school building and I think I was on the fifth floor and out the windows back then you could see the empire state building. and I remember sitting in class and you didn't realize it. The light started dimming and dimming. And Dimming. And then the empire state building started dimming and yes, it was such a slow,  processed before it just went black.

[00:07:40] it was, you didn't know really what was happening, but once it went black, everybody left school, we were in the streets directing traffic, and it was one of those extraordinary nights of the blackout. And of course all the conspiracy theories and. Alright, do you know happen? You know, if it happened today, it would be [00:08:00] even worse.

[00:08:00] Okay. So we had the blackout. Let's see what else I found, st. Louis, Missouri built the gateway arch. Pretty famous. Now, let me look, let me look. Let me look. Oh, now the cultural part, of course, I'm always attracted to that. Doctor. Zhivago was the big movie. And let's see, I'm just curious, who was topping the chart?

[00:08:22] Oh yeah.

[00:08:24] Stephanie: [00:08:24] I loved the clothes in it. I want it to be like, you know, Natasha and the big fur hat and the fur trimmed stuff. And, Oh, I don't know if her name was Natasha or not, but I remember loving the costumes in that film.

[00:08:37] David: [00:08:37] okay. Popular musicians. Number one would be an easy one. I think. The Beatles, of course, the rolling stones, number two, of course, Freddie and the dreamers, the animals love the animals, you know, the kinks. We're popular then I think the kinks of the most underrated [00:09:00] group, their lyrics are spectacular.

[00:09:02] They were spectacular musicians. In fact, when I was living in London, my mentor Ned Sherrin had written a script for the kinks that we were going to direct, but never came together anyway. So I think that's a, that's the year event. your recollections.

[00:09:21] Stephanie: [00:09:21] Well in 1965, I was 13 years old. I was very curious about making out and I was in love with the Beatles. And I

[00:09:32] David: [00:09:32] Paul if I remember.

[00:09:34] Stephanie: [00:09:34] well, Paul definitely, but I really, I would have taken any of them if they had shown interest.

[00:09:40] David: [00:09:40] Not discriminate. It's okay.

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