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We can either act/ Or be truly authentic/ One cannot be both

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We can either act/

Or be truly authentic/

One cannot be both  

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#emodojo #haiku @johnemotions 

Welcome back. Here's Johnny and Gary with today's signal jams. Shut the fucking guy up all ready. But here's the thing that's even worse. He's doing like when. So I try and do those types of things too. Okay. Well, here's the conundrum of running into. There's this whole thing about like, Oh, you got to be authentic, you got to be genuine. Right, you've heard this many times. Right, for sure. Okay, you gotta read the room, though. Well, on the flip side, are we not voice actors? Not you or me, but is that what we're trying to be as voice actors? Because you've got here's the here's where it came up. This guy that tells all the sticky bad jokes makes me cringe every time. They'll mention like an Indian and he'll jump in there with the bad apoo type of accent, or they'll mention someone black and they'll pretend to do a black accent, just off the cuff type of thing, and I might dude, that's totally inappropriate. And if I'm honestly dude, if I was in a casting room and someone said, okay, be a black person, I'd be like dude, if you want a black person,...

...you should really, you know, get a black purse, call a black person. All happily step and work, right mark. Okay, so that's one thing, right, but now I've heard black guest and a Mexican lady guests on the different voiceover podcast and they both kind of had this angle that. Well, I had a problem because it cast a white casting director cast me. I'm a black man. I did my voice and they said no, we need it blacker, and he was incredulous about that. I'm like, Dude, there they want a character. Doesn't matter your actual race, they still want a character. Right. What is it? Gone trying to be? Maybe deeper voice, maybe a little more street, you know, maybe, yeah, yeah, and that's all, ultimately what he explained that he did. But I'm like, so why get offended if they want you to be more like, Oh my God, you know what I'm saying? In the in the oscan lady had to send she was offended because the people were telling Oh, you're not Mexican and if you not sound a Mexican enough,...

...how we sound. But they're like no, that's not what we're hiring for. We want we're ex character and mine. We have a voice, we have an accent in mind, right. So in my mind it's like yes, give it to the proper it's called gracing ethnicity, right, if it's a Mexican roll for Mexican may give it to a Mexican lady. If she's just talking regular, but you needed a caricature. She should know that ahead of time. Obvious. So you don't want to hit her over the head. She thinks she's doing a serious reading. All of a sudden it's like, I see, who are some bullshit. You know, you should be able to popped out of that before you get into an awkward situation. But also that got me thinking, like or and I was going to propose the thing to you, like so what if someone says do jared douish your black character? I'm not telling you to do it now, but like, what would you say or do? Would you stop and say no, I don't feel comfortable, or hey, Garrett, do us a Chinese guy? Like fuck, I was gonna say I can do what I want to do, which is no. Dude. I was thinking, like really, the Best...

I could do is ask them. What about the Black Guy do you need? Do you want that? I mean, because I've lived with black people. I can like, act like me that lives with black people, or I can act like me hanging around a bunch of Chinese guys, or you know what I mean. But I'm not going to when I'm around black guys. I don't do black eye impressions when I'm around Chinese. That's the disaction I'm throwing. I'm like, well, if you need a regional dialect of an American voice, I can do that because I'm an American and have lived in different regions. So therefore, yeah, I'll do whatever I can, but I'm definitely not going to pretend. If you tell me to do an accent of a white person at some other parts of the country, yeah, try, I'll give that a shot. Yeah, says I cucas and Male Street smart. Well, YOU THINK IN STREET SMART LA and they're like now we're thinking more like street smart New Jersey, and like is that you trying to do an Italian accent there, or do you just street smart? And...

...they're like yeah, either you way just not Italian. My good, because you should hire an Italian. If you mean Italian that I'm. I think I would say that I don't know if I'd go that far with hiring an Italian and be an Italian, just because I can't guess it's concerned. I guess we're they're still considered white, so I don't I don't be making fun of it. That's an interesting point too. Yeah, I do know a lot of people, depending on the crowd there with like my Italian friend back in we work together at Juvenile Hall. He he was white as fuck, oh, until he was around all the black kids. He tried to be extra cool. Is like no, no, I'm so CILIAN. Yeah, we're the like the black people of Italian and yeah, like, okay, Buddy, Yep, always trying to fit in. Everyone want to fit in somehow anyway. So that was my conundrum. I'm like, well, dude, what's really going on here? Are we supposed to be acting or authentic? that their polar opposites. They're not the same thing at all. If you're trying to act authentic, well, you're acting. If you're authentic,...

...well then you're not acting. That money right, it's just I need the money. I need money. Yeah, I need power. Yeah, I kind of wonder what would the world be like if we did not have these these types of ruthless billionaires out there that want power and it? In other words, we leveled out the playing field, so to speak. I'm not seeing everyone's on the same playing field, because I would just be boring, but I'm saying that at least there would be enough money for everyone to exist under a roof and still, you know, function properly instead of having human sons of people living on the fucking streets. Yeah, humans seem the worst at moderation. So we always if we see a thing, we rushed like...

...a bunch of fucking insects to capitalize that thing, to turn it into an industry. Any little are we do where a capitalist society? There you go, yours nailed it right there with that word. Yep, every little thing, it becomes any capitalize on it. Well, like so, oh, let's do solar will now we got solar industry. We've got glassmakers, we've got people mining silica, the fuck, all these silica minds all over the planet. We've got the people that make the steel, mining for steel to make the frames that hold the fucking solar panels and all that so we've taken a good idea like using the sun for Energy and turned it into an industry. Now it's industrialize. Now all the what's the fucking downside to the solar manufacturing industry? Look into that. That's scared right. I'm like, we are so fucked. All these green technologies that have been industrialized have downsides that are going to fuck US just as bad as oiled it and gas and all the other stuff, worse or about the same as bad, which is just but it's worse because people think it's healing, but it's not. It's the...

...same problem continuing. We're just shifting which materials were mining and digging out of the core of the earth anyway. Well, not to mention the energy companies. Are the ones that are shifting. Yes, so they're capturing the money and they're not slowing our consumption of energy down, there increasing our consumption of energy. Therefore, they keep having to build more and more and more windmills. And these windmills, what are those made out of? All that fucking Kevlar and fabric in the fibers and shit, the fiberglass. The mean that's a huge industry. Now all these industries are like they're giant industries and the like. Oh, we're capitalist, we're just we can't moderate, we can't just have a little bit of something. It's just got to be like yeah, go, there's a goal rush that the whole mentality hardwired to selfdestruct, man, literally, seriously. Yep, I keep I think about that daily. Dude. I'm like, man, we are hardwired to selfdestruct. We're just it's just a long, slow fuck process. Well, and the that...

...part of it is we we focus on threats, which means we focus on bad and bad because we focus on it is five times by the latest book I was reading, five times more powerful more attractive than good. So well, that goes with the negativity thing. Well, that's that's bad. Yeah, exactly, anything negative or bad. That's why I'm on a little bad diet. But it's five times more powerful, Dude. So if you fucking well, that's why the media uses it for the Click Baits. You Click Bait. But what happens then? If you've seen five bad things, you need like twenty, five good things to cover up that bad you just saw. You're not going to make you're not going to make time for twenty good things to flood over the five bad in fact, in the also in this book, marriage therapist have a rule called the five fucks for every fight rule, which means if you get into a fight with your spouse, your partner,...

...you need five fucks, you need five intimate encounters to cover up for that one fight. If you're five fucks to every fight, gets out of balance, your relationship is heading for trouble. Well, there is a fine line between fighting and fucking. So think about all the makeup sex that happens after a big fight with your girl. Yeah, five times though. I'm telling you, you need a lot of fucking to make up for one fight. I got no problem with that. But there's both partners. That's the thing. Both partners need to be an agreement. That okay. So, anyway, that's that's an interesting rule, but the point being that the fight, that bad part, is five times more powerful. So anytime you encounter anything bad, like you're talking about your friend now, you need five other friends that are upbeat to cover for your one shitty mood friend. Trying to find them, it's hard at this age. Yeah, that's why I don't have friends. I would rather just be with myself at least I can control my upbeatness, or not, generally speaking. True, true, true.

If I run around Debbie down or something like that, I'm like, Oh, here it comes. I don't, I don't dwell on not having friends just because when I look at my text list of all the people that I communicate with, you, my brother, and you know a handful of other people, it's like there's Times where I look at that list and go need to communicate with them. Today I'm doing my own thing. I got my own thing going on. Oh Dude, I'm the same way all the time. Plus, I don't know half the people I have on my list of people to call. They're like time, they're like landmines, let's call it. Like I could call them when they could be uplifting in in a good mood, or I can call him and I might have to hear, if I can, shitty story. Right. That's why I have to prepare myself for that. If I'm strong enough, I'll go in. And that's what friends, are, sons or whatever do. Is like you fucking take one for the for the company, and you just listen to the and that weird does something. Dude, we have preconceived ideas just because of how we dealt...

...with that particular individual in the past. You're just like, Oh, I remember, I have to kind of be on this kind of right. No, it's like you. You be at certain role for every relationship, every relationship. It's almost like I'm an actor that plays John to Gary and now I'm an actor that plays John to mom. MOM, and that goes back to that article that you brought up a few weeks ago about are we playing the part of us? Yeah, O, our own story, yeah, and our own store. And it's true, we kind of are. I feel that a lot. That's why I think voice acting might be a natural fit. I'm like, well, you want me to change? Okay, easy, because that now I don't have to think of what kind of person to be. UNIM it's kind of fun to explore that. Fuck yeah, dude, especially that because, like I think, you grow. I'm like, I can't think of how I want to be today, and they'll send you a script. It says, Oh, be like this. I'm like, all right, cool, I'll be that there and now back to the...

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