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[S3E12] Get Real

Cortez didn't seem to realize the consequences of the deal he just made. Teresa needed King George to acquire his weapon supply to destroy Cortez, something I'm sure George will revel in helping accomplish.

[S3E12] Get Real


Team Arrow is considering other options besides Merlyn for their battle; first up, Laurel recruits Ted Grant. Next, Roy talks to Sin, with a promise to tell her about Sara after the night's events. They're planning an all-out assault on Brick, with the Glades' citizens as their backup. It's a pretty cool melee between citizens and hardened criminals, even if it's not quite up to the level of Slade Wilson's super-soldiers. Some highlights: Wildcat makes his first appearance and engages in a pretty righteous fistfight with Brick himself, though due to the mobster's powers, Grant gets the worst of it. Brick, somehow, is the only one firing a gun during the fight. Canary tends to the fallen Wildcat while Arsenal, Diggle, and Sin hold off the thugs. A green-feathered arrow pins one of the criminals and the team's spirits lift. But is Arrow back for real?

It was kind of an "out of left field" moment, but Arrow did deliver a short-and-sweet speech to the citizens of Starling City (or at least the Glades) while standing above a defeated Brick and his army. Was the downfall of Brick et al on par with the time given to building him up? Not really, but it was a surprising twist to see Malcolm getting a moment of redemption in defeating (but not killing) the mobster. Is the Dark Archer going to be walking the straight and narrow from now on? It's certainly an interesting direction.

Now that Oliver's back (without much fanfare, surprisingly), things on Arrow should get somewhat back to normal, even if that means reintroducing Count Vertigo and his hallucinogenic antics on next week's episode. While this season has been spinning its wheels a bit, in retrospect I enjoyed the departure from the usual and the opportunity to let some of the secondary characters steal a bit more screentime. The Battle for the Glades arc also opened up some new possibilities for action sequences, which we saw in the close-quarters combat scenes, large-scale crowd fights, and the appearance of multiple heroes in the fray. It's been fun, but now it's time to get real.

Quinton Zondervan: [00:00:00] [00:00:00] In my mind, what works really well in human behavioral change is habits because when we build habits it reduces the cognitive load of the change.

Curt Newton: [00:00:40] Yeah. I can't think of anybody who I know who better personifies this sort of continuous learning that one needs to go through and when I think about the kind of behaviors we need amongst our elected officials and policy makers, I'm really looking forward to talking to Quinton, how he thinks about that.

So in some sense that was a great success because we really got our agenda to be the city's official policy, which is fantastic. It's a 25-year action plan and so it's very easy to imagine that things don't happen or they don't happen as fast as we would like or they get taken in a different direction.

Quinton Zondervan: [00:07:08] Certainly in the community I encounter a rare few individuals who may not believe that climate change is really a thing. But for the most part people accept it and agree with it.

Quinton Zondervan: [00:10:52] She was like, "Well I don't really like this." Then it was like, "Well you know we're trying to use less energy. So [00:11:00] we have to do a little bit more work to remember that if we want to be warmer we have to go manually increase the temperature, which also reminds us that we're using more energy now."

But even when I do I [00:12:00] get into it with them in a friendly way but it's like we have a real conversation about it and yeah, I don't know that it necessarily changes people's minds but it's certainly ...

During the campaign I remember vividly meeting one guy who was just totally disagreeing with me and yet we ended up having an hour and a half conversation and at the end he thanked me and he was like I really appreciate that we were able to have this conversation because it was a real conversation. We weren't shouting names at each other. It's like we were really exchanging our thoughts.

Quinton Zondervan: [00:12:57] Right. Well again, it's [00:13:00] in my mind what works really well in human behavioral change is habits because when we build habits it reduces the cognitive load of the change.

So, really trying to build new habits and then doing that not just in your personal life but professionally or in our government, right? Of course, in our government the habits are the laws. So we need to change the law so [00:14:00] that the right types of behaviors are encouraged or become the norm.

So that's an example where we have built a certain habit which says we really value the historical nature of our buildings and we're going to have all these mechanisms in place to protect them. But apparently we do not value the trees in an equal way yet.

So when we look at we want to move this road because we think we're going to make the intersection safer, I have a hard time believing that we cannot make the intersection safer and retain the trees. So often times we present choices as being in sharp contract to each other but that's not always really true.

Eventually get them to realize that this is folly, right, and that we can't protect ourselves that way and that we really have to protect everyone and in the process protect ourselves and really start thinking about globally how do we restore the climate, how do we stabilize sea levels [00:21:00] rather than in our own little (inaudible 00:21:00) how do we protect them?

Therefore, I think our contribution should be quite significant to the world and it really should be in terms of thinking through the problem thinking about real viable solutions and then thinking about how to implement both solutions.

Quinton Zondervan: [00:24:24] Right. So a lot of times it's really about who are the right people to talk to? How do you get more information and how do you finance it? I was just meeting with some folks in Watertown over the weekend who are thinking about their new school renovations. They look at Cambridge when we're building Net Zero Schools and they're saying, "Well, how can we do that here?"

Then success, right? [00:27:00] People love to tell successful stories and to hear successful stories because again it allows them to realistically imagine their own success even when the path looks particularly difficult.

Rajesh Kasturirangen: [00:32:37] So make it real for us, what would 2040 look like if let's say you're not a councilor for 22 years but you've been a councilor for long enough and you feel like those policies have been institutionalized. What do you think Cambridge would look like in 2040?

Quinton Zondervan: [00:34:33] That's really hard to know but I would say it's a pretty small number. But the benefits of doing it are tremendous. So through one of my non-profits, Green Cambridge, we started a small community farm last year in East Cambridge.

So I think it is tremendously beneficial to bring those processes back into the urban form so that people are more connected to where their food really comes from, where their waste really goes, what the energy cycle really looks like so that they're able to use that knowledge to inform their habits.

S3E12: REAL MEN WASH DISHES: In this episode, The Poet Walter LaRaye gives his two cents on real men washing dishes to help their spouse. It is important that all men take the time to make sure that they are cleaning their homes. Washing dishes is a subtle gesture to your spouse that you care about them and appreciate them for cooking for the family. A woman really should not have to cook and clean, it is a good team builder when the family can chip in and assist the woman, wife, mother of the house. These things that we do to help our spouse takes the anxiety away from them. So help them to help you. Gems from The Poet Walter LaRaye. I like to thank everyone for streaming our shows. We love and appreciate all of you. To subscribe, share or like our art please click on this link M.I.S.S. Talks Podcast with Angel & Walter LaRaye or copy ( ) paste this link to your browser.

When Mob hears Reigen yelling for him in the background, he realizes that, like Tsubomi, his master has never judged Mob for his powers, either. Although the unhinged Mob knows that Reigen has no powers and is a con artist, the real Mob knows that Reigen has always treated him well despite the liar he may be. Reigen looks on in horror as he realizes he had no idea the true extent of the feelings Mob was holding in this whole time.

When 9-1-1 first introduces Christopher to their audiences during Season 2, it really teetered on the edge of being more about inspiring others than about depicting him as a kid. In fact, Esme details these issues in her article right here.

I really loved this episode. So many GEMS. I have shared this with my a number of people. I Keep up the great work. I look forward to meeting and working with you all in the future. Thank you all again for this message.

This is part of a bi-weekly series concerning the characterization of Buffyverse characters. The first installment in this series can be found here. Arguably the best place to begin reading this series is at the beginning, but that is up to each reader. As a reminder this column will cover major and some minor characters from the shows Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) and Angel (1999-2004). Other Buffyverse media, such as the graphic novel Spike: Into The Light (2014) are not pertinent to this series. Also there will be no referencing real world events in this bi-weekly series.

Mayor Richard Wilkins (Harry Groener) has a lot of surface character traits, but only hints as to who he is as a person. We only really know that he is an over 100-years-old political founder of Sunnydale who wants to be a pure demon, and that he fears germs. 041b061a72


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