Live from Emo Dojo
Live from Emo Dojo

Episode · 1 year ago

More of My Favorite Obscure Documentaries of the Pandemic ...

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Today I talk about some more interesting documentaries I've watched during the pandemic, including: 'Will Work For Clicks,' 'Burt's Buzz,' and 'The Pollinators.'

We made it to Thursday Kay TDOVEMBERtwelfh. This is daily emotions. That makes me johnny motions. What's up sothings are going well today we're going to talk about three more kind of Hiddin gemsdocumentaries, a found over the pandemic that I think are worthwatching and pretty easy to get to just one update you on my job interview, Iwent really well. I was kind of on fire today on fire, like a manic person,bouncing off the walls kind of like that, but contained in a bottle likethat. So I thought it did pretty good. They were talking about salary and benefits, and all of thatstuff. So normally they don't bring up those issues unless they, like you, I think anyway, it's nice to be liked cool tobe wanted. We'll see how that goes.

Meanwhile, the saga of my currentemployer- that's not paid me yet and yeah. They ow me like five hundredbucks for like two weeks now not happy about it, but do I burn a bridge and say fuck itand go to the Labor board and just say they haven't paid me and then they haveto pay penalties and things like that, but I sincerely believe they can't pay,but I don't know I think they're eatin. Probably what I thought, though, was the boss'scool Tessla. He gave me a ride in it the other day yeah, it's all fucked up.He doesn't repair it. I get. Apparently he bought it and doesn't have any moneyto like keep it up. So it's got broken, handle you got toget in from the driver's side. I mean from the PAS Enger side because thedriver said neither of those door handles pop out they'll pop out, butthey don't latch, engage the door, some...

...shit. So there's a lot of technicalparts, electronics on a test LAV that I didn't think about that. If they go outwell, you got to have the money to fix them so that he hasn't fixed that thatI don't know I don't want to get too into anyway. So the kind of Bi polarnature of my day was, I went to a cool job interview that turned out reallywell I'll, probably get a job offer in the next day. On the other hand, I'mstill stressed out about like needing money to live for now, at least for thenext couple of weeks, so yeah, that's it. So, let's get to the movies,it's real, quick and then I'm going to get on the phone with Geryshak shock and emotions get his opinion on the the paycheck thing dig into the phonehere. So yesterday we talked about come as you are on stars carts of darknesson Dutube and three identical strangers. I thinkI'n canopy ing a coup, a couple of...

...other places so today. Well, two of them are bout bees.Strangely, not intentional, just happen that way. So I'll start with the one.That's not here's. A weird ass documentary on Amazon called well workfor clicks, and this is a story about this weird,as dude he's like my age, he's got. A Boll haircut still looks like hmm kind of like that, guy from the monkeys, yeah. If you have the Internet you'reable to go back in time and look at old bands, so go look at a band called themonkeys Mo and Kees yeah wt, no fuck it don't even do that. Just go! Look upthis movie dirt, but anyway, my point of reference was this Guy Paul and willwork for clicks, looks like Peter Tork from the monkeys a little bit with aweird creepy, moustache and...

...bizarre girlfriend. So the whole thingis about him. Resurrecting his old videos like he apparently he's been aGeeky kid. Since the S and as a Geeky kid, then he had a videocamera and was recording all of his weird high jinks and putting themwherever saving them. Until the Internet came around, then he put abunch of them on the Internet. So Paul has this huge collection of weirdassinternet videos like going back years, you some people come like one of theoriginal. I don't know youtubers, but they'realuding to the fact that he did youtube stuff youtube videos before youtubeever existed and since Youtube came round, he has ported his videos and reuploaded them to Youtube. So you can see as weird videos there, but thisapparently is what sparked the interest in the filmmakers was the re, uploadand Paul's current attempt to be famous...

...so that this is kind of odd because they follow him like they get him tocome to Hollywood and they jam a couple times on a coupleof his weird songs and they put on a show over itloaded over there onHollywood boulevard. If you familiar with the area and if you're familiarwit loaded, you know that back room little area that I think you couldprobably rent out for thousand bucks or something and just put on any kind ofshow you want so the long and sort of it, though these guys convinced Paul tocome out and make a documentary of his life leading up to this performance. Itloaded and all that goes with that GON sad. Really, it's interesting towatch. If you're, like looking into the psyche of human misery and desire, butyeah I enjoyed it, I've watched it a couple times just really weird,...

...so that's will work. Four clicks checkout Paul on Amazon. Now, the next two I sit er about bees, buttin totallydifferent ways. The first one wi'll go with his birtsbuzz, so you're familiar with the product berts bees. I think it recentlygot bought by chlorox or one of these huge, like bathroom product companies.But long ago, Bert's bees was kind of like the Ben, an Jerris used to be ofice cream. They were really a homespuwn brand, and this case Birds Bee, as was foundedby an old prospector looking guy named Bert Bert, was into organic projects.kind of a hitpe before hippies were around not that long go. I mean he waskind like the original Hiie, like og Hippi from the S and came up with products using Bproducts like facecreams, sabs and things like that and he'smarried to the to a woman,...

...and they run this great company basedon his formulas and ideas. Well, two things happen. He cheats on his wife and it turns out his wife. Was the businessminded person of the whole operation? This Guy Bert, is a little. I don't know eccentric n t not tooweird just the centric. I guess so they split basically in half, but it wasn't.She got kind of a heavy half a little bit more, and this was back in the day when Bertsbees wasn't the brand. We know it today at all it was you had to find it in afew very specialized kind of hippie markets. Well, when the the ex wife now has controland the better business mind, she eventually grows the business huge andleverages him all the way out of business, not out of business him outof that business out of his own...

...business. But she did give him like a millionbucks and said O here. You can have the House that you love so much o like aYouanda bomber. Shack. Well, not like that. Pat is a cute little house kindof like that in a meadow and Bert just loved it, and so he got a house and amillion bucks. And then, if you think about it, like that's fucking, greatwell, birds, bees went on to become a billion dollar company that the ex wife profited greatly from so its afascinating story. I think you'd like it, and it's about a project that nowyou' probably see all the time in Walmart and so the last one is alsoabout bees. It is on canopy again one of my favorite movie APPs canopy, withE K, and this one's called the pollinaters. I think this is also one curiositystreamed to anyway. The pollinators, so thepollinaters is an interesting story about people who keep bees bekeepersand what I did not know. So when I was...

...in Louisiana, we had friends, they had a big farm andthey had B keepers a local company and they would come and put their behavesbeboxes whatever they are all over the farm and collect Toni and then tradeout for some jars of local honey. So I knew that that exists like there'slocal people that have B honey companies. I guess theyre just on yea.I think that's all Besat they do for be with beast. They just use them topollinate for honey. Then they sell it like at local farmers market, a dthings like that. So there's also this other thing thatit did not know about or didn't even imagine called the pollinaters. Sothere are people with behives like that that are not dropping off the bees justto make honey. The honey is a by product of where they drop the bees off,but what they're doing is they're dropping off beehives per order tomassive farms that grow different types...

...of crops like Commons or peaches orapples or whatever, and the farmers of those crops they'll have like standingorders the like okay well in this state, when it drops below this degree or whenit gets above freezing at this time of the year, we got a standing order forlike three trucks, full of beehives and then they'll bring out tree. Big Oldtrucks drop off these palletes full of beehives all across the property andthen for the next month, or so all these bees go and pollinate theirparticular crop, and then most of them fly back, obviously some get away andthey just go off into the wild. But generally the bees come back to thehives. Truckers, put him back on the trucks, take them to the next placethat requests pollenation, so they're. Moving these bees back and forth, likea like a commodity but they're not actually selling the BES ther're, justrenting the use of their polynization. For specific amount of time and thenbringing the bees back in...

...so of course, they have to have a kindof a bad guy like a protag or antagonist in the show in the hold onnthe good drink, Hawaiian Punch. Okay, so we've got the pollinators. Theprotagonist, the antagonist that turns out, are adjacent crop owners. So here'swhat happens every once in a while say be pollinated guy will drop off a semitruck full of beehives at the apple blossom place. Well, in this case, when the apple blossomsbloom, they only want the biggest blossom,because the people they claim in the supermarket don't want them little baby.Looking apples, they want the biggest of the big so where it looks like alittle five finger, bloom will come off. They spray onto the apple crop treethings, some chemical that kills off the four weaker ones, and that leavesit with the one bigger apple blossom.

Well, as it turns out that might begreat for making big apples that particular chemical also kills all ofthe bees on the guys almond orchard down the way just from drift, andthings like that. So what happens now is the guy comes back for his bees. Youknow thirty days later and they're all dead, they're all over the ground, justbecause they got killed by this pesicide that a farmer in an adjacentlot used. So that's their biggest thing, because the farmer in the adjacent lotdoesn't care about the other guys bees, like that's your problem, buddy anddoesn't heare about the other guy's crop either, and so it kind of goesboth ways. The good side on the EP side of the movie was that there is a verysystematic way that they are keeping bees and using them totheir fullest extent without abusing them. I know that sounds weird. Youever see the bee movie, that's it. Bees...

...can be abused anyway, theyre, so the bees are beingfully utilized. They have a system that maps the weather across the country. Yehave this big network of trucks. That's the weird thing, though, there is nobig Bee, there's no big honey like big Farmon, big whatever there is no bigBee. It's a loose nit network of independent truckers that just takeover for their kind of local geography and then just hand it off to the nextguy, not hand off the bees, but I mean the next guy's territory. He andlesthat territory. So that was a first I like! Oh that's it big be is involvedwith. This has got to be some big B controls all the honey nop. In fact, Ithink that's why there is hope, there's just a loose network of independenceand they are actually making it all work, except for the problem of thepest desides, some of those crops. They do have some loss, but generallyspeaking, they kthey have much more gains. They keep making more bees andpollinating more crops each year...

...because of the way they're doing themanagement so yeah for that and check out the pollinators so lhet's we cat from the very top andthen I'll go get on with the g shock and see what he's up to maybe I'll runthe whole not getting paid thing by him. But Iknow a he's going to say I mean everyone I know is like yeah: Do youfucking, take them to the Labor board or something I'm like? I don't know t'sa small industry. You know and I wort to burn bridges, although he's kind ofburning it backwards in this direction, but anyway we'll get G, shock's opinion.So in review for the coolest most interesting DocumentarisI've found through the pandemic, we've got three identical. Strangers come as you are carts of darkness, well, work for clicks, birts, buzz and of the appollenaterscool. So look those up and have some fun and we'll talk to you tomorrow.It's Friday, we made it if you'r...

...working, we made it and if you're notworking, you made it and now back to the wall.

In-Stream Audio Search

NEW

Search across all episodes within this podcast

Episodes (116)