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Relevant Rhetoric with a Dash of Dogma. Rants, raves, movie reviews, fun, and fodder. Editorials and social commentary to make you think, chuckle, and may even help improve your life. New episodes three times a week: Topic Monday-Word Wednesday-Film Review Friday. Like, share, comment, subscribe at https://riedrants.com/, Facebook.com/riedrants, @riedrants on Instagram and Twitter. https://riedrants.com/ @RiedRants on Instagram and Twitter https://www.patreon.com/RiedRants https://www.facebook.com/RiedRants/ https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/riedrants/id1234080385?mt=2 https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/ried-rants?refid=stpr https://soundcloud.com/riedrants Note 2016 recordings have distortion/artifact on mobile streaming both iOS and Android due to saving convention. 2017 episodes are clear on both PC and Mobile.

Relevant Rhetoric with a Dash of Dogma. Rants, raves, movie reviews, fun, and fodder. Editorials and social commentary to make you think, chuckle, and may even help improve your life. New episodes three times a week: Topic Monday-Word Wednesday-Film Review Friday. Like, share, comment, subscribe at https://riedrants.com/, Facebook.com/riedrants, @riedrants on Instagram and Twitter. https://riedrants.com/ @RiedRants on Instagram and Twitter https://www.patreon.com/RiedRants https://www.facebook.com/RiedRants/ https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/riedrants/id1234080385?mt=2 https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/ried-rants?refid=stpr https://soundcloud.com/riedrants Note 2016 recordings have distortion/artifact on mobile streaming both iOS and Android due to saving convention. 2017 episodes are clear on both PC and Mobile.

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Relevant Rhetoric with a Dash of Dogma. Rants, raves, movie reviews, fun, and fodder. Editorials and social commentary to make you think, chuckle, and may even help improve your life. New episodes three times a week: Topic Monday-Word Wednesday-Film Review Friday. Like, share, comment, subscribe at https://riedrants.com/, Facebook.com/riedrants, @riedrants on Instagram and Twitter. https://riedrants.com/ @RiedRants on Instagram and Twitter https://www.patreon.com/RiedRants https://www.facebook.com/RiedRants/ https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/riedrants/id1234080385?mt=2 https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/ried-rants?refid=stpr https://soundcloud.com/riedrants Note 2016 recordings have distortion/artifact on mobile streaming both iOS and Android due to saving convention. 2017 episodes are clear on both PC and Mobile.

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Episodes

Emergency Room Visit 2019

4/28/2019
Emergency Room Visit 2019 No research. No preparation—other than life—for this week’s episode. This week I will share with you my lovely experience (note the sarcasm) at the ER and hospital with my husband because he could not breathe last Saturday. I won’t share all the nuance, the errors in recording medical history, the saying something and doing something else or the fact that we played a game of telephone. This is basically a rant on how frustrating it is when life gives you a sharp...

Duration:00:08:10

Overboard (2018) Film Review

4/25/2019
RR177 Film Review Friday: Overboard (remake) 2018 PG 13 1hr 52 min IMDb 5.9/10, Comedy Romance. 24% Rotten Tomatoes Comedy, Romance Starring: Eugenio Derbez, Anna Faris, Eva Longoria. Director: Rob Greenberg Written by Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg Let’s get right to the point. This remake was so incredibly disappointing. I like Anna Faris. She is adorable and I find the movies she is in fun and light hearted entertainment...this one not so much. I get that many film makers are venturing down...

Duration:00:07:21

W.O.W. Usury

4/23/2019
RR176 Word of the Week: Usury Cambridge: the activity of lending someone money with the agreement that they will pay back a very much larger amount of money later; the lending of money at extremely high interest rates Oxford English: The action or practice of lending money at unreasonably high rates of interest. Investopedia: Usury is the act of lending money at an interest rate that is considered unreasonably high or that is higher than the rate permitted by law. Etymology: c. 1300,...

Duration:00:07:45

Credit Cards and Usury

4/21/2019
RR175 Topic: Credit Cards, Inception, Interest and in general. I find myself back in the hospitality industry and am reminded of how we tend to pay for food and drink. I remember the days of Master Charge and Bank Americard Bank Americard (from Bank of America nka Visa) inception date was 1958. It had a paper consumer credit card with a $300 limit. In 1975 the first debit card had its debut. 1975 Bank Americard changes names to Visa because it sounds the same in every language. After going...

Duration:00:12:31

Max Steel Film Review

4/18/2019
RR174 Max Steel Film Review 2016 PG 13 1hr 32 min IMDb 4.6/10, Action Adventure Family. 0% Rotten Tomatoes Action & Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy Drama Starring: Ben Winchell, Josh Brener, Maria Bello Director: Stewart Hendler. Written by Christopher L. Yost Every single critic review on rotten tomatoes seemed to hate this flick for one reason or another. Budget of 10M Gross USA 3.8M gross worldwide 6.2M Clearly this movie was not a hit at the box office. Definitely a film...

Duration:00:07:45

W.O.W. Notoriety vs. Publicity

4/16/2019
RR173 Word of the Week: Notoriety vs. Publicity I went over this word back in 2017 before the show was broken down into three segments. I want to go over it again only because I have heard folks using it again presumably thinking it is the same as publicity. Notoriety Cambridge: the state of being famous for doing something, esp. something immoral or bad (Also infamy) Oxford English: The state of being famous or well known for some bad quality or deed. Publicity Cambridge: the activity of...

Duration:00:07:16

Blue Light Up all Night

4/14/2019
RR172 Blue Light Up All Night WARNING Expletive PG-13 words damn it and God Blue light is good for you if you want to stay awake. If you are hoping to fall asleep anytime soon avoid it. This means any source of blue light including your phone, TV, laptop, desktop and for folks north of the Arctic south of the Antarctic, American Southwest and northeastern Africa the sun. “implying a causal relationship between two things that are actually unrelated: the light emitted by digital screens and...

Duration:00:19:30

The Dirt Film Review

4/11/2019
RR171 Friday Film Review: The Dirt Expletive WARNING: "shitty" and "sucks" 2019 TV-MA 1hr 47 min IMDb 7/10, biography comedy drama How? There are self-proclaimed scenes that never happened?. 40% Rotten Tomatoes Drama Starring: Douglas Booth, Iwan Rheon, Daniel Webber Director: Jeff Tremaine. Written by Amanda Adelson (screenplay)Tommy Lee (book) Mick Mars Vince Neil Nikki Sixx Neil Strauss (book) Rich Wilkes (screenplay) The husband was watching this movie when I got home and since it seemed...

Duration:00:08:55

W.O.W. Zealot

4/9/2019
RR170 Word of the Week: Zealot To me this word sounds like some sort of vegetable...like Brussels sprouts (yeah, it's plural). But zealot is another thing entirely; a not so good thing. More not so good than Brussels sprouts. Zealot Cambridge: a person who has very strong opinions about something, and tries to make other people have them too Zeal: great enthusiasm or interest Overzealous: too enthusiastic and eager Oxford English: A person who is fanatical and uncompromising in pursuit of...

Duration:00:05:19

Adulting, Grown-Ups and Arrested Development

4/7/2019
RR169 Adulting, Being a Grown-up and Arrested Development I re-watched a TEDx talk by Alan Watkins and was again intrigued by his explanation of levels of awareness and the phrase “Disease of Meaning” A lot of the talk circulates on how we handle situations in our lives as our emotional self develops. I thought it would be a good subject for today’s episode. Many of the concepts introduces revolved around emotional intelligence...or in layman’s terms; being a grown up. So I started searching...

Duration:00:08:37

Fantasic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald Film Review

4/3/2019
RR168 Film Review Friday; Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald Please pardon the faux pas of my mispronouncing the name of the antagonist. Apparently I had National Lampoon’s Vacation and the Griswold’s on my mind. 2018 PG-13 2hr 14 min IMDb 6.7/10, Adventure Family Fantasy. 37% Rotten Tomatoes Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler Director: David Yates. Written by J.K. Rowling. This movie is continuing on...

Duration:00:11:56

W.O.W. Reciprocity

4/2/2019
RR167 Word of the Week: Reciprocity This word is a good one to remember if you would like to have a beneficial relationship. It applies to business relationships and personal ones...even when there are amorous. Definitions: Cambridge: a situation in which two groups agree to help each other by behaving in the same way or by giving each other similar advantages Reciprocal: operating for both, esp. equally or to a similar degree: Oxford English: The practice of exchanging things with others...

Duration:00:05:43

April Fools' Day Origins

3/31/2019
RR166 April Fools' Day Origins and a couple epic pranks. WARNING Expletive: Damn it According to History.com 16th century France the Pope switched from the Julian (4713 BC) to Gregorian calendar change from April to January but there is a problem with this theory The Julian calendar is still used today in manufacture dates of food items. The first two digits are the year the last three are the day number. Some say Roman festivals like Hilaria centuries earlier was the inception point Eastern...

Duration:00:07:21

Aquaman Film Review

3/28/2019
RR165 Friday Film Review: Aquaman (click on the podcast title to listen) WARNING Expletives Kick Ass(sort of) S-H-I-T and M-F not said but spelled out. And the word God Episode 165 - Rental Movie Review: 19. 0329 Aquaman 2018 PG-13 2hr 38 min IMDb 7.2/10, Action Adventure Fantasy. 65% Fresh Tomatoes Action Adventure Science Fiction Fantasy Starring: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe with Patrick Wilson Nicole Kidman and Dolph Lundgren Director: James Wan. Written by David Leslie...

Duration:00:09:19

W.O.W. Extrapolate

3/26/2019
RR164 Word of the Week: Extrapolate I have no idea why this word came into my head...wait I watched Orville; don't all those SciFi space travel shows talk about extrapolating data? In any event, the etymology is a little long on this one but I still break it down into layman's term as much as possible. Cambridge: Extrapolate-to guess or think about what might happen using information that is already known. Etymology: 1867, noun of action from extrapolate by analogy of interpolation; original...

Duration:00:06:31

What are Nootropics?

3/24/2019
RR163 Subject: Nootropics Could NZT be real...or some form of it? Nootropics are smart drugs. When I watched the movie Limitless I fantasized about being able to recall all my knowledge and memories at a moment’s notice when I wanted it. Now we have something called nootropics. I came across on craigslist. *** NEW COFFEE CREATING MINI and MA$$IVE INCOME STREAMS ***and this one ** NOOTROPICS CREATING MA$$IVE SHORT TERM and LONG TERM INCOMES ** Of course as usual with this type of subject I...

Duration:00:14:43

The Circle Film Review

3/21/2019
RR162 Film Review Friday: The Circle 2017 PG-13 1hr 50 min IMDb 5.3/10, Drama SciFi Thriller. 15% Rotten Tomatoes Drama Mystery Suspense Starring: : Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega Director: James Ponsoldt. Written by James Ponsoldt (screenplay by), Dave Eggers (screenplay and novel) A movie about how a single company will be the catalyst in the loss of privacy of all humans in it’s effort to connect us. The author of the book Dave Eggers denies the book is about Apple, Google, Facebook...

Duration:00:09:37

W.O.W. Inverse

3/19/2019
RR161 Word of the week (WOW): Inverse When I was searching for info on if tinnitus can be mitigated by hypnosis I found a reference to an ncbi study on the inverse relationship between caffeine and tinnitus. As it turns out the article seemed to spin the story a bit on the conclusion and methodology of the study. But I was able to identify our word for this week. So that is a plus! Give a listen and find out about this word and some of its relationship to mathematical equations. Like, share,...

Duration:00:06:45

Healing Time (after surgery)

3/17/2019
RR160 Healing Time After Surgery Why does it take so long to heal? I am wondering about this since my movement it still compromised since my surgery. The body cannot multitask. If your body is fighting a bug, bacteria, or virus other repair mechanisms are compromised. I read a book that talked about how when you ingest food you are allergic or intolerant to will result in compromising your ability to fight disease. Think of it this way if your troops are out protecting you from eating...

Duration:00:11:15

Christopher Robin Film Review

3/14/2019
RR159 Friday Film Review: Christopher Robin This movie started out slow for me and I feared that I would have to abandon it but after about thirty eight minutes I was delightfully enamored by the Pooh Bear view point. Christopher Robin 2018 PG 1hr 44 min IMDb 7.4/10, Animation Adventure Comedy. 72% Fresh Tomatoes Action Adventure Comedy Kids & Family Starring: Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael Director: Marc Forster. Written by A.A. Milne (based on characters created by),...

Duration:00:10:20