Boys React: Elon's Troubles, Happiness & Money Study, TikTok Ban, And Power Slap League - Transcripts

March 10, 2023

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Episode 429: In the Friday segment called The Boys React, Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) give their two cents on a few relevant business stories. Check it out... SHAAN'S NEW DAILY NEWSLETTER --> ----- Links: * Power Slap League * Physical 100 * Do you love MFM and want to see Sam and Shaan's smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. ------ Show Notes: (00:27) - Elon trouble (13:17) - Happiness & money study (19:30) - TikTok ban (21:45) - Best city to live in (23:30) - Power Slap League (26:35) - Physical 100 ----- Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. ----- Additional episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto * #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More


A rich person tells you that money doesn't make you happy. Just ask them for their money then. Like, cool, cool, cool. I guess it's useless, right?

Can I, just give me a bunch of it then. I feel like I can rule the world. I know I could be what I want to. I put my all in it like no days off.

On the road, let's travel, never looking back. Fellas, welcome to the Friday episode. The boys react, we're gonna go through some new stories. Let's start with the thing that everyone is talking about, everyone is always talking about, which is Elon. Elon has gotten himself in trouble a couple times this week. First, he tried selling some house plants, or office plants, I should say, to his employees to raise money. And then also ridiculed and sort of kind of fired an employee who is disabled.

Your thoughts on the endless drama of Elon. Cringe, what do you think? Yeah, Elon is the cringe master. He has to make everything about him. Like, it's just me, me, me. He is now known as Milan Musk in my house. This guy is too much. The crazy thing, Sam, did you watch this all go down with the guy that was like, hey, am I fired?

I think we should explain this. Yeah, so do a recap. I didn't understand all that at first.

I had to like click through. So guy goes on Twitter, who's got, I never heard of this guy, but he's got like 150,000 followers and he says, hey, nine days ago, I lost access to my work computer. Just can't, I can't access Twitter anymore. I work on Twitter, I can't access my work. My work computer doesn't log in anymore, it doesn't work. Can't get into my email, can't do anything. I'm not sure if I'm fired. Nobody told me I'm fired, but I just can't get into my email or my computer. I've emailed them. I've waited nine days. I've got no reply from HR, from anybody. So I guess, hey, at Elon Musk, am I fired?

And so he tweets that out. Was he getting paid still? I don't know, I don't think so, but it was whatever, it was only nine days. So maybe it was in between yet. So he tweets that out and he goes, maybe if this gets enough retweets, then I'll get a response. So it gets retweeted a bunch of like, there's the whole group of people that love to hate Elon, myself included. And so people are like, this is another example of how poorly Twitter is being run right now. Like why would you, if you're gonna fire somebody, tell them they're fired. That's common decency, right? Like, I feel like Elon's got this flow chart where it's like, I'm firing this person. Should I tell them? It's like, yes.

And it's like, no, no, no, I'm gonna go with no. Okay, what happens after no? Like should I just, should I meet with them in person? No, just cut off their own computer access.

I'll just cut off their computer access. It's like dude, he's like Irish good buying their jobs, that's basically him, just walking out without saying goodbye.

Exactly. Without saying goodbye. Exactly. And so anyways, this thing goes viral. So basically, Elon, then, you know again, he sees all, he sees this thing going viral. So instead of actually just email, you are fired or confirmed, yes, you were, you were fired. He instead says, what have you been working on? Like, what have you accomplished is the? So then he goes, well, you know, if I say what I'm working on, I think I'd be breaking my NDA. Do I have permission to break my NDA and tell you what, like, can I stay publicly here when I work on and Elon replies, yes. Go ahead. Dude, what's a pathetic start to the story?

That's already pathetic. He goes, all right, well, I've been working on this, this, and this and then Elon replies basically being a jackass like the guy, the guy goes, while I was, you know, leveling up the design of this, I was working on this and, you know, I was helping save money on this contract or whatever. And he goes, Elon replies, level up the design from what to what, you know, pictures or it didn't happen. And like, yo, dipshit, you cut off his computer access. How was he supposed to have screenshots of us work if he took away his computer? He's not, you're not even able to do it. And then he's like mocking him basically. He's just replying with like the crying, laughing emoji. He's replying trolling him with like a clip from office space. And now here's where Elon went wrong. So Elon's not dumb, but he's a dumbass and it's a big difference between dumb and a dumbass. Dumb is you're just not smart.

Dumbass is you're smart, but you do dumb things. And that's what Elon does here. So he basically picks on a guy that Prute comes out. So this guy sold his company to Twitter. And so Elon comes out and he hears what he says about the guy. He goes, somebody was like, dude, this guy Alex Cohen has a great tweet. He goes, I'm not going to lie. This is the most entertaining exit interview ever was watching this whole thing go down in public. And then the guy, the Elon says, The reality is, this is a guy who was independently wealthy, did no actual work, and claimed as an excuse that he has a disability preventing him from typing, yet here he is tweeting out, tweeting up a storm

Wait. And so, the disability thing? Elon said that first.

He goes, he claimed as his excuse that he has a disability preventing him from typing, yet was simultaneously tweeting up a storm. I can't say I have a lot of respect for that.

Oh my God!

What a douche! Why? How could he reveal that?

Yeah. Here's the other side of the story. This guy has like, this guy's in a wheelchair. He's had like muscular dystrophy for 25 years. And so he goes, so this guy came back with just kind of some, some fire. So he goes, uh, thunderclap. I think you called it, solo thunderclap basically. So he goes back. He goes, glad to see you're taking such an interest in my health. I assume what you're talking about when you are sharing my private health information online is the fact that I've had muscular dystrophy for 25 years. And I guess I'll go ahead and tell the story now. So, you know, I lost, I lost the ability to use my legs 20 years ago.

I've been in a wheelchair. Unfortunately it's been spreading and I've, my arms have been getting weaker over time. In fact, that's why I sold my company. Remember you said I was independently wealthy. I guess what you mean by that is I built a successful company and sold it. Unlike, you know, somebody else who might've inherited a emerald mine,

which is, you know, Elon's dad owned an emerald, which is muscle dystrophy, which is bullshit,

which that's a bullshit thing. I hate it. We'll use it. In this case, it's good. And so he goes, I guess that's what you mean by independently wealthy. And you know, so here's what, here's the story. This guy's got muscular dystrophy. He's losing feeling in our strength in his arms, becoming very painful to type. He decides, okay, I'm going to sell my company. And instead of taking a lump sum payment, he chose to get paid out through like a salary instead of an upfront money, which is like, dude, who would do that? Why? Because he wanted to pay more taxes in Iceland where he's from.

Wait, really? If he wanted to pay more taxes. Why do you want to pay more taxes? Cause he felt like he's, as a disabled person, he had benefited a lot from like the social welfare system there and was like, I want to contribute as much as I can to that, which honestly sounds like too good to be true. Like that's so different than me. I almost can't fathom that. I'm almost like, why don't you just take the money and donate it instead of paying them taxes? I don't know, I understand that, but Either way, this guy, so build a company, had a hundred employees working for him, it was profitable, it decides to sell it. His body's basically been giving out on them. He's like, you know, financially, it wasn't the best decision. My company was making a lot of money. Twitter's offer was lower than other companies, but I made a bet on Twitter.

It was growing at the time. And he goes, by the way, he goes, anyways, I digress. Are you still reading or is your bathroom break over? Okay. What was I saying? And he goes, yes. So you bought the company, told employees you weren't firing them, firing 75% of them. And then you did. I was not in the first batch or the second batch or the third batch of layoffs. I don't know which batch we're on now, but I think I'm fired now. I'm not sure. I just want to make sure I get paid out because in his contract he had it where, okay, I'll take the money as a yearly salary rather than an upfront payment.

But if you ever fire me, then you have to pay out the rest, right? So I'm guaranteed this money. I'll take it, you know, slower rather than faster, but you know, that that's fine. And so anyways, this guy, this guy, not only he says how he's typing. What's that? He also mentioned how he was typing. Yeah. I think he was just like, yeah, I can't do like sustain thing, but like I can type with one finger on my phone and blah, blah, blah. And so anyways, he, he explains this. He goes, like this guy was literally named person of the year in Iceland. This guy, like his, his side hustle is he's building wheelchair ramps throughout Iceland so that other disabled people can do it. Like he's building hundreds of these wheelchair ramps.

Like that's who you're, that's who you're picking on here. That's who, that's who you chose to fight with. I saw this great quote. He goes, Elon, man, this guy's a dumb ass. He fucked with the wheelchair, Mr. Rogers. He goes, what is this guy thinking? You know, like, and so this guy, you know, I read this thread and I was literally like, I don't want, I'd like to report a murder. Right? Like, you know, it was just like the ultimate clap back. And then Elon tries to backtrack and he basically goes, some random dude tweets in the thread. It goes, I know Hallie. And this is, you know, you're saying that he's a liar and was just trying to do no work and get paid out.

That's not who this guy is. Right? Like, you know, it was just like random guy tweets and then Elon tweets back. This is the most bullshit of all the bullshit. He goes, based on that comment, I decided to call Hallie rather than just tweet it through each other and, you know, have a, have a video chat with him. Turns out, you know, there was a misunderstanding. The information I

was given was either incorrect or correct, but not important, white flag, bro, you lost.

And we've discussed him, you know, staying with the company. And, you know, this is the ultimate backtrack. It's like, first of all, you, you're, you want them to stay with the company because you have to pay them out if you fire them. So that's like, you know, the first thing. Second thing you basically fucked up and stepped in it and this guy could sue you for like, you know, a whole bunch of money for, like, basically. You know, discriminating as a disabled person, didn't apologize, well, as disclosing his private health information, as well as probably three or four other, you know, issues that were, that were, you know, labor laws that were broken in this process. But it's like, dude, you decided to have a video chat, not when the guy said he's, you know, your employee said he hasn't heard from you. Not when he, you know, asked for an explanation, but when a random guy on Twitter said, no, how he's a good guy, you decided there to stop in your tracks and do a video call with him? Bullshit. Like this whole thing is bullshit. And Elon continues to be, you know, king, the king of

bullshit. Have you heard the, uh, the song? Damn, it feels good to be a gangster. Have you sure have. There's a line. There's a line in it. I can't say the real line, but it basically says real gangsters don't flex nuts because real gangsters know they got them. And right now, Elon's, he is pretty gangster. I mean, he's the man. He ain't, he ain't acting like it. He's flexing nuts hard and he shouldn't be flexing as hard as he is. And I get the personality type, but some people are like, dude, he's just saying whatever he wants.

The same thing with Trump where he's like, he's just saying what he says. It it like it is, it says it like it is. And now I, I actually disliked that. I like that like, to an extent, but I'm like, there's, you just punch someone like hitting people isn't good. You know what I mean? It's like, yeah, I want to do what I want. Does that mean I want to like, go take a dump in the corner of the room like, you know, there's like, do you, let's be polite to to one another. Also, if possible, we don't, we're not going to be needlessly, needlessly

rude to one another. And that's kind of how I feel he acts right now. And that's not cool. Have you heard that song? I think people isn't good. Do you know what I mean? There's two other, two other parts of this new story. One, it's going around that this guy's payout was $100 million, which makes no sense. Anybody who's in business is like, well, that number makes no sense. There's no way he's getting paid $9 million a year of salary. There's no way that they bought his agency for $100 million. It's not how much you would aqua hire an agency for.

It's probably more like 10. And I went and I found it. It just started with some random guy who goes, oh man, Elon backtracking now. Because he realized that Halley has $100 million payout. And like five tweets in, somebody's like, where'd you read the hundred million? I never saw that. He goes, oh, I'm just estimating like, you know, aqua hours are a million dollars a head. They had a hundred employees. So, you know, $100 million. And now that's just like in a bunch of places. It's like, that's how bad like information is. That's how fake news starts.

The second thing is Elon owned himself when he goes, the end of his thing, he goes better to communicate through talking instead of communicating on Twitter. It's like, that's not how you rolled up literally shitting on his own platform, by the way. Like, you know, so self owning, you know, all around. So that, I thought that was interesting. And then Ben said this other thing about the house, the office plant thing. What do you make of this?

This, I mean, this makes no sense. What have fake news starts happened. I didn't, dude, I, I muted Elon. I love, I love what Elon's doing, man. But I like, I even think the Twitter

thing's interesting, but fuck, it's hard to be on his team. And so I had to mute him. So he's been selling like office furniture and memorabilia from the office, like just

liquidating to like get more, I try to find more, they had a Twitter logo. I tried buying

it, but we got up too high. And apparently like there was like plants in the office that he tried selling to an engineer, like one of the employees or something like that. It's like, I mean, I don't know, either this guy's a marketing genius. He's just trying to get PR, like trying to like, it's the thing where it's Amazon was like, we use doors as desks to save money. Which is a bullshit story. Either one of those just like stories that sounds, like, man, he's really turning over every rock to save money from this, this bleeding.

Which is a bullshit story. That was a bleeding company. By the way, I tried doing that, an Ikea desk is significantly cheaper than a door from Humvee Bow. I've tried doing this, a desk its way cheaper. And doors like ridges and stuff.

Yeah, yeah. And doors are like ridges and stuff. Yeah. Yeah. You can't even like write on them, so I don't know what to make of this story, but it just sounds like, I mean, it just makes no sense. Either he's lost his mind, or there's a masterful thing that's like 9,000 IQ and I can't understand it or someone's just making things up. I don't understand. Maybe all. I think all of those things could be true. An exaggeration about a weird thing he said because he's lost his mind and makes for good PR. Gotcha. And he's a genius.

That makes sense.

And he's a genius. That makes sense. It could be all those things. He's not dumb, but he's a dumb ass. That's a great line. I saw people calling him Elmo, Elmo Musk, and I thought that was pretty funny. But no, he's fucking up. Do we want to do one more?

Yeah. All right. Let's go with money and happiness, guys. So there was a 2010 paper that said that basically above $70,000, more money does not make you more happy. Turns out, no money, less problems because a new study says that that is completely untrue. It starts to flatten a little bit as it

goes up. But what do you guys think of this? So here I I'm pulling this up. So here's what it says, Sean. So if you are in the happiest of the unhappiest 20 percent does plateau after reaching $100,000. But after that, if you're not in that group, more money does mean more happiness. And it basically it goes all the way up. They studied it all the way up to $500,000. And they said after that, we we really didn't study it much. But up to $500,000, people do get happier. But that said, the researchers found that the overall emotional effect of more money on a person is small compared to other circumstances. It's even compared to a weekend, approximately a fourfold difference in income.

So four times your income is equal to the effect of a weekend, which is kind of funny. But that said, more money makes you happy. And this is all like there's this like 2010 study that said $70,000 from the beginning. I thought that was the most bullshit study. I've said this pod so many times. That's nonsense. That is absolutely not true. $70,000. My sister, when she was like younger, lived in New York for $70,000. You're basically below the poverty line. That is not happy. So $70,000, not a chance.

I used to say, I thought it was like $250,000. I actually believe it could be $500,000 or even more, but you get happier. So yeah, I think this

study is nonsense. This is one of those things like, you know, that might be true. When I heard this study, I was like, that might be true. I'm going to go ahead and test for myself. Like, I don't know if the earth is flat around. I don't really have the ability to go out there and check it out. I don't know if sulfur gas is poisonous, but I figure, you know, no need to test that. This is one of those scientific claims that I had just decided a long time ago. I'm going to go ahead and check. I'm going to go ahead and do my own research on this one and go ahead and try to go get a bunch of money and see how it feels. And you know what? I'm glad I did because

the study was bullshit. Go ahead and test for myself. Dude, I got an MRI yesterday and the lady at the front desk was like, all right, that's $750. And she was like, didn't say that. She just handed me there. She goes, there's a bill today. And she showed it to me. She thought that I was going to like freak out and I was like, all right. You take Apple pay. And I just scanned my card or whatever. And I remember thinking like where do I. Yeah, like where do I.

I remember thinking I am so happy. I'm in a spot I used to not be able to afford that at all. And I'm so happy. I'm in a spot. I call that. You know what? I call that. I call that braces money. I'm just going to be able to swipe my card and give my kid braces and not think twice about it. When I was younger, my parents bought me braces and they told me that it was $2,000 that they had to pay on a credit card. And at the time they had like $6,000. And I remember thinking like, God damn, that sucks.

I would be a lot happier if I had $9,000,000 in the bank, as opposed to $9,000 or whatever you guys had. So yeah, money definitely makes sense.

Anytime a rich person tells you that money doesn't make you happy, just ask them for their money then. Like, cool, cool, cool. I guess it's useless, right? Can I just give me a bunch of it then, right? Let's look at the actions versus the words in a lot

of these cases. Yeah, dude. And I always thought the study was bullshit also because I wonder how much money the people making this study make. I was always like, yeah, that's what they think. Sure. They think that. Because I want to know how much bias goes into a study when the-

It's always the researcher's salary. They're at the pinnacle of happiness.

Yeah. Or they're like making it only 50 and they're like, hey, see boss, 70,000. But I've always wondered what like the biases are because like, I don't know.

I haven't even wondered. I haven't even wondered. I'm like, this is obvious. This is obviously not true. And you know, if I get to the finish line and I realize, hey, you know, 5 million and 10 million felt the same. Well, shame on me for going the extra mile.

You know another thing? Have you ever tried to read a study?

It's hard. Studies? Studies are crazy.

It's hard. I have no idea. And then I follow all these smart like a human or like these other guys who break down studies and I'm like, and they'll say like, well, this studies actually bullshit for this reason. And I'm like, I guess I'll believe you. But I don't like, I can't read this. And they'll like, say like studies that I'm like, well, it said the word studying. It must be true. And they're like, no, no, no. It's actually way off for this reason. And like their sample size was like eight people and they're

college students people. And there wasn't replicated or, you know, a bunch of, a bunch different things like that. Dude. I don't know how to read any of that. Or there's a chart and it's like the error bars are huge. It's like, yeah, it's that plus or minus, you know, at 70,000 plus or minus 500,000 it's like, whoa. Okay, hold on. What's going on here? Right? So, so yeah, I think science is used as a, like a shield for like, you can argue on this in many cases. And there's good science and there's bad science and there's weak science and there's strong science. And there's, and then there's physics

What it's like, you know, empirically true as I can. But sometimes, but the only thing that I know is three things. There's good science, there's bad science. And I don't know the difference between the two.

That's like the only T-shirt right there.

All right, what else we got? The big brain. All right, here we go. Biden administration in conjunction with Congress, they're evaluating a new law that would make it possible for companies to be banned that pose a national security risk. People think this means that they're gonna ban TikTok. What do you guys think?

Should they ban TikTok? I don't know anything about that. Wow, is this why they pay you the big bucks? Dude, like people talk about, I don't know anything about China. I don't know what they're doing. Do you?

No, honestly, I do not. Do you? No, honestly, I do not. I mean, how would I really know? So I think that being able to ban something if it's a national security risk, yeah, I think that's fine. That sounds appropriate. I also, by using TikTok a ton, I can totally see how I wouldn't want this in the hands of my enemy. It's like, oh, the ability to like take in all of my data, my camera roll, turn my microphone, my camera roll, as well as spoon feed me any amount of, any like feed of information based on a mysterious algorithm that can surface good stuff, bad stuff, weird stuff, misinformation, whatever, like that's a pretty powerful weapon, right? So I definitely see the merit in that. Now is TikTok actually a threat?

I don't know. All right, what's the next one? All right, next one. Let's go with Favorite Cities. A new poll from a real estate advice website reveals where Americans would move if money was no object, where they would move if any New York, Austin's in there, that makes sense. Also on the list though, Las Vegas,

and at number nine, Baltimore. Dude, I'm from St. Louis. I'm from the city of St. Louis. A lot of people don't know this, but if you look at it with the highest murder rate per 100,000 people, and it's been St. Louis like either, it's usually number one, sometimes number two for the past 10 years, there's like 500 murders a year. St. Louis and Baltimore, very similar. That sucks. It sucks. I don't want to move there.

Not at all. I don't understand that.

That's weird to me. Once I worked in the media business, I realized that polls, rankings, lists, all bullshit, just things to generate clicks, links, controversy. If I was gonna make a list, and I made a list that was like, you just nod and you say, yeah, that makes sense. You're not gonna share that. You're not gonna talk about that. I throw Baltimore as this fourth most desired city to live in or whatever, like put New York 9th, just to make them outraged. Guess what? I'm gonna get a lot more clicks, a lot more discussion, a lot more controversy, and a lot more backlinks for my SEO. So once you know their incentives, you'll know why these lists are often outrageous. Either they're just paid to put things on the top or they're trying to do things that will generate a bunch of shares. Do you know what state Baltimore's in?

Yeah, Baltimore is in Maryland. All right, nice, I didn't think you'd get that. If you Google Baltimore... I had to say it slow to love my brand thing.

I was like, of course, I had to say it slow to love my brand thing. I was like, of course, I know that. Baltimore...

Google Baltimore and look at the images. Very unimpressive. Not impressive at all. I'm sorry, Baltimore, that skyline, not interesting one bit. The tourist association needs to work on their SEO. Not so good. Can we wrap this up at the slap fighting one? Do the story, Sam. So Dana White and the UFC is putting muscle behind power slap league. So if you guys have not seen this, it's basically two guys, they're typically like huge fat guys standing at a table, smacking each other. I think they get three times to smack each other. I don't know the rules, but it seems like someone

gets knocked out every slap.

Every fight, yeah. Right, right. What are the rules?

Is it like the first one knocked out loses or? Yeah, it's typically three to five rounds. They take turns hitting each other in the face with an open hand and the other person has to stand there and take it, they get 60 seconds to recover and then they can earn up to 10 points based on the effectiveness of the slap and the defender's reaction. That's good, so you know.

Dude, this is the stupidest thing on earth. So look, I'm not a woke guy. I consider myself right of center. Maybe I'm getting more woke as I get older. I'm hating on Elon and also, this slap thing is the stupidest thing on earth and I'm not gonna give it any of my eyeballs. I'm not gonna give it any of my eyeballs. I prefer see two people in their underwear fighting to death in front of a million people

like UFC but the slap thing, not a fan. Yeah, to me, knockouts are like dip. It's like, you know, I like chips and dip, but if you take the chips away and it's just dip, now I feel a little dirty. That's how I feel about this. Like, I'm cool watching a fight where there's skill and there's defense and there's strategy when it's literally you have to stand still and get hit as hard as you can by somebody else. Now I'm just, you know, now I'm just eating

barbecue sauce. Which is kind of ridiculous that it's considered okay that we can use a, you can use a, you know, chip as a spoon and with cheese, but when you just use a spoon as a spoon for that cheese, it's, we consider two different things. That is a little weird, isn't it?

The big questions in life that I might spend a whole lifetime trying to wonder why we are the way we are in this way. Now let me tell you something else. Michael Vick like got booted out of the NFL and like went to jail for a dog fighting ring. Colin Kaepernick can't get a job because he

took a knee during the national anthem to protest. Those two are not even remotely the same thing,

by the way. I'm just saying people have got a lot more punished for a lot less than this. How is Dana White not like, how is he not canceled for doing this? How is this legitimate thing that they're allowed to do? Kind of insane to me that like you could get away with doing this and not others. I, I guess it's because they're consenting adults and that's, that's the line. I guess

anything above that line works. I don't know. That sounds a little, it's weird. Yeah, I think this is so stupid. I'm not going to give it, I try not to give it my attention. I can't stand it. I think

it's really dumb. And I think this is so, they're all like I watch the trailer. I was heavily

entertained by it. So, you know, this from the trailer, It's kind of like there was this sub Reddit called watch people die. And it was like videos of people killing themselves and it was huge and people were obsessed with it and then they deleted it. And I remember thinking that's a good idea to delete that. And yet. It was really hard not to go to that subreddit. It's like, it's, it was impossible. Like when you see it, when I would see it come up, I'm like, Like, oh my God, this is horrible. I cannot watch this. And I would have to, I had my stop myself

from like clicking some of that stuff. I had my stop myself from like clicking. Let's finish with a little show recommendation. Have you watched Physical 100 on Netflix? You keep telling me to watch it, no. Oh my God, everybody needs to go watch the show. And I'm gonna warn you, it's a weird show. If you had just described it to me, I would not have watched it. It's just that Korean Netflix thing in real life, right? It's squid games in real life, yeah, kind of. So basically, here's why it's amazing. So the premise of the show is they got 100 athletes of different types.

So bodybuilders, MMA guys, boxers, women, men, small, large, gymnasts, ice climbers, luge people from the Olympics and they put them all together and they walk in and it's basically like, we're gonna see like who is the overall, what is the best body? What is the perfect body? Is it this guy or is it this girl or is it this guy? And so, and like the very first like, you know, competition they have is basically there's a ball in the middle of a mud pit. It's like, whoever has this ball at the end of three minutes wins. And it'll be guy versus girl. It'll be giant bodybuilder versus tiny. There's no weight class and no nothing. And they go there, but the best part is it doesn't have this American tackiness like slap fighting or ranch. Like Koreans don't eat that shit. They don't do that stuff. All these people, here's three reasons why it's amazing.

Number one, they got legit the best athletes. So they literally got like the guy from the world's strongest man. They're Olympians, gold medalists, like their most famous MMA fighters. Like they got their most famous athletes to go do this reality show. It's like if LeBron was competing against Patrick Mahomes versus competing at Serena Williams, but like they actually, and not only they show up, they actually gave a shit. Like they were like, I really want to win this. And so they weren't just there for like reality drama. That's the first thing. Second thing, they play with honor. So it'd be like you, the winner of the first round gets to pick who their opponent's going to be in the second round. And well, you know, an American would just be like, oh I can beat this person. So I'm going to choose the weakest one and I'm going to do that.

And then what they would do is they would go to whoever they felt was the strongest that would be the most honorable to compete against. And they'd be like, it would be my honor to compete against you. And they, the whole thing's done with subtitles. Sorry, sorry. Dubbed. So it's like, it's all in Korean, but then you're listening on a dubbed thing, which is hilarious, because there's even some guys that speak English. They dub them also in more English. It's hilarious. So they, that's how the show works. And they just eliminate people until they get to the very end, end the final winner of The Physical 100. And so you, this is like, you will love the show. Once you get in.

You get two. Which body type? I want to give it away. This is the show, right? So like this, this is a giant spoiler, Uh, but you know, you gotta have it all. You gotta have attributes. You gotta have the speed. You gotta have the strength. You gotta have the endurance. You gotta have the dexterity. You gotta have the agility. You gotta have it all because they test you in all these different ways.

The show is amazing. You gotta wear them.

I do physical 100 choose the weakest one and the whole thing's done with subtitles. So how would I do physical one?

Oh, here's the other thing that's great about it. They don't really edit it. So like in an american show They'll be like The start of the competition then there's like montage and then it's like the big fight They'll spend five minutes on the big argument the ending whereas with this It's like these contestants have one hour To pull this like 10 000 tons ship as a team to from one side of this room to the other Go and they just show the whole thing in its entirety It's even a little bit boring sometimes But it's kind of like watching national geographic where you just get really into it like planet earth where you're like Ooh, is the lizard gonna get the ant? I gotta watch like and it's gonna just happen I'm gonna watch the whole thing play out, you know with no nose jump cuts And it's such a refreshing change from like tick tock and like these other things that are like just such surface levels

There's the other thing that's great about dude. I'm i'm looking at the winner. We're not we're not that different. Are we?

We'll don't give it away. You'd be surprised why this person won. It's it's pretty crazy

So anyways, yeah, you got to watch the show. It's kind of amazing. All right, that's it. That's a pod

I'm gonna go watch it. I feel like I can rule the world. I know I could be what I want to