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Hairy Sweaters in Cheap Seats

Link in Bio with Jenny and Alejandro
Congressman Joaquin Castro checks Warner Bros’ new habit of making movies they won’t release, FoosInMedicine with tequila health hacks, Washington Post reporter Nicolás Rivero describes sweaters made of human hair and the rising fees airlines are charging for checked baggage. Plus, Yolanda’s new defense, Best Buy ditches physical media and Bad Bunny’s empty stadium seats.
Show transcript
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Mhm. Do do,
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do, do I think we're good.
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Right. Yeah. What is up guys?
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Welcome back to Lincoln Bio.
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I am Alejandro and I am Jenny and we have a jam
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packed show for you today.
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We got a lot of pop culture,
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a lot of trending topics.
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She's getting crazy. It is crazy.
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So we got Best Buy,
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saying goodbye to physical media.
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American Airlines, tripping on their package fees and a Yolanda show
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update while we also have foods and medicine to go over El
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Sereno and we're talking Centro de mesa drama with a party rental
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business. And we're also talking to Congressman Joaquin Castro about deleting
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movies. Huh? I didn't think you could do that.
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and Tambien Nico Rivero from the Washington Post.
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We're talking about human hair,
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sweaters. Oh, interesting.
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Oh, that sounds good to you.
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Well, let's get into it,
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brother. Do you remember going to the store and buying,
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wait one sec. Physical C DS and DVD S.
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Oh, is it still sealed?
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Yeah, I remember these good tis right then you're a T
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I or what? There was a lot of T I in
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here. Well, you can have whatever you like,
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apparently to Best Buy.
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No, you can't because C DS are out the window.
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C DS. Yeah.
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They're not selling C DS no more.
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They're pulling that shit because everything's on online.
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Like, Spotify and Apple Music and I don't care.
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What's the first CD you ever bought?
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Brother? The first CD I bought was Sade.
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And I still have it sad.
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Yeah. But it's me a song because I,
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I honestly can't. I like,
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I never oo, oh,
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ok. But it's just crazy to me because what if they
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pull, they pull stuff from like Spotify.
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Sometimes they pull songs and you can't access them anymore.
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You have to go on youtube or,
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and what if they pull them on youtube?
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At least you have a physical copy,
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you know, not to be that guy and describe the story
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But it's only best buy.
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If people really, really,
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really, really want this,
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they can go to ebay and go to the collectors.
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What if other people start doing the same shit?
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Well, like you said,
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it's on Spotify, it's on vinyl records too.
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I'm a vinyl record collector.
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Oh, yes, I am one of those.
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But anyways bring back physical media.
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I'm, I'm sorry,
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I'm gonna do whatever you want because it just sits there on
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the shelves. No one's buying,
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it looks, it looks nice.
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It looks nice on your shelf.
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More clutter, more hoarding.
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Sure. The reason I'm salty,
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let me tell you why I had a collection of C DS
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My 1998 Honda Civic got stolen and it took my C
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DS, my collection all gone.
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Wow. That you had the folder,
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the big, I had a little baby folder.
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But yeah, and I'm like,
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oh yeah. And then,
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you know, Spotify was around,
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but it wasn't like super popular and tells Roberto loss regardless.
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I, I'm not,
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I don't really care.
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I haven't been to Best Buy in forever.
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I wouldn't even know they had this whole section still.
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Whenever I go, it's a ghost town.
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So well, guys is Best Buy,
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making the right move and getting rid of these.
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Let us know in the comments they are for Best Buy.
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That wasn't called for.
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Shout out, Spotify,
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shout out Apple music,
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bring him back, bring him out,
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bring them out. So did you hear that?
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The Yolanda liar D Mi is actually out now and people have
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thoughts I did. I saw it over social media and
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this goes para la.
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No la la Quin Bed.
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We're just gonna give you the the rundown,
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right? Yes. If you don't wanna watch,
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we got you got you.
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I haven't seen it.
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Me either. I don't have oxygen or whatever the fuck you
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stream it. So well,
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yoana saliva is saying that she accidentally shot Selena and she bought
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the gun in self defense because she said she didn't feel safe
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around the Quintanilla family because they had already like kinda been suspicious
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of her stealing. So she buys a gun.
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Hey, you might get fired for stealing.
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Oh, it's like that one meme.
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Anyways,, yeah,
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she says she was a fearful one.
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She's the victim but like,
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it's crazy because she shot her from the back.
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Selena was walking away.
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That makes no sense to me at all.
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But go off. Go.
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Exactly. So, Saldivar's talking about what went down between them
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Right. They met at the hotel on March 31st,
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1995. Saliva threatened to un alive herself.
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So she was planning to kill herself there apparently.
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But then somehow the gun was pointed towards Selena.
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Just clicked. Oh my God lady like she,
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oh wait, wait,
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hold on, hold on.
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And then she says I did not know that it hit her
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because I thought she just ran.
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There was never ever any intention to do her any harm.
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Then why the fuck did he buy the gun?
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I mean, self defense.
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But yeah, it's just honestly,
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it doesn't add up to me.
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And I honestly think that excuse my language,
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this bitch decided to go off with this documentary because she's scared
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shitless of what the people are gonna do to her in 2025
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when she's released. If I were you,
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I'd stay. But it's interesting because you're saying about the people
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right? So she's saying that she was convicted by public
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opinion before the trial even started.
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So again, people had already their assumptions and stuff without hearing
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her own, like part of the story.
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Think about it guys,
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she took up this whole time being in jail to make up
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a story and then bring it out.
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I don't know. I don't,
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no, no, here's a cherry on top.
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What in the show?
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She talks about Selena,
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allegedly having an affair?
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Mhm. And she kept it a secret for her but I
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don't get where the shooting comes in.
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A I don't know,
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this don't make sense.
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This does not make sense.
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And it's like her side of the story would have came out
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because she would have told a family member and that flat family
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member would have told like would have talked to the media or
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this does not make sense.
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It don't add up.
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I don't buy it.
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I don't know. I think maybe we just,
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that's like the rest.
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Boca Senora Conto Dores anyways.
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Moving on breaking news guys,
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Jenny, everybody watching at home.
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I need you guys to listen to this because this is the
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news that you guys are waiting for.
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So today is Wednesday,
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February 21st, the day.
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That bad bunny officially kicks off his tour in Salt Lake City
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Utah. And you know,
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I'm being a Chismosa that I am I was online and I
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was like, let me check out the tickets because as we
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all know when they dropped,
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they were crazy like I'm talking about $700 for like the 100
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section which is like the first section above,
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right? Anyway, crazy prices people were complaining about like
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bad bunny, you know,
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like, have you forgotten about your demographic who you're selling to
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who consumes your music,
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all of this stuff?
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And so the tickets didn't sell.
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So again, I go on Ticketmaster because I'm like,
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ok, first day of this tour,
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like, what does this look like?
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And you guys the tickets dropped?
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Ok. I am literally on the Ticketmaster website right now.
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Oh my God, literally,
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I'm not even like,
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I'm on the Ticket Master website.
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And what does the blue mean,
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Jess? What does the blue mean?
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The blue means that there's seats available,
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right? So look at all of that blue.
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O look at all of that blue.
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There's that many seats available and guess what?
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You see what's selected there?
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Section 17. That means that's the first section right at like
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on the risers, right?
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You see that price right there.
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$328. If you don't go,
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I'm gonna go, ok,
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$328. When these tickets,
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Jenny were selling for like $700.
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I'm so shocked. So then I was like,
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you know what? Let me go look at L A and
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guess who also still has tickets available?
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The Kardashian Jenner Curse is real L A also has seats available
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and also starting at $280 are you freaking kidding me?
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Are you kidding me?
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Right now? What's going on,
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Jess? What is going on?
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What do you think?
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What do you think?
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Why do you think that inflation or what?
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What honestly, like,
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I can't even tell you,
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dude, like, I,
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I really don't even know.
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I feel like maybe because the tickets didn't sell as much as
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they expected them to.
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they're kind of like,
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ok, well, we don't wanna be singing and performing in
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an empty arena so they're reducing the prices.
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But I don't know,
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some of these even say resale.
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So now I'm like,
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ok, well, people like kind of out of luck,
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you know what I mean?
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Like they spent all of this money and like how like I
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just, there's just so much going through my mind right now
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and I really, I'm hitting on my home girls because I
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guess we're going to the L A show too.
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Fuck, dude. So this is gonna be un Verano seen
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bad bunny because no one's gonna go see it.
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Apparently. I don't know Nadia Pasar.
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So we might have,
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we might have some more news coming.
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True. That is,
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are we gonna go now to all because it's so cheap?
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Oh, j what are you doing here about to catch a
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flight? You already know what's inside my maleta.
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Well, what's inside Tra De Bano?
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Some fruit and whatever my mom and Tias asked for back home
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Yeah. How about you.
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What do you pack inside of yours?
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Well, it depends on where I'm going.
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usually it's to the beach like Mexico.
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I'll do my bathing suit sunglasses,
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maybe some hats. I have quite a lot.
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Actually, I'm not the type to pack light.
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Well, Jenny, I have bad news.
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I'm gonna disappoint you abuela because it's gonna cost you.
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Now, American Airlines announced on Tuesday changes to its baggage policy
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increasing the fees for checked bags.
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American also made several other changes to its policy and fees so
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they're affecting your wallet and pissing your Abuela off.
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Fuck dude, they always do this shit like always all of
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them let's see how bad it is.
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Let's see how bad how much money you need.
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Oh shoot. Oh damn I got you I got you with
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a grip. Oh shoot.
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Ok first bag for American Airlines 35.
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That's not bad. It's not bad.
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2nd 45 at the airport 40 ok so it seems like they're
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punishing you for checking in at the airport so like you better
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check in you better do your shit in time like so jetblue
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first bag 35 2nd 50 grandma's not seeing that.
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She's not seeing that coffee because they always mean Cargan was.
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Oh ok. First bag zero second bag zero third bag 125
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All right never getting a third bag from me.
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I'll pack light if I Yeah dude that's crazy.
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That is another flight frontier.
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Oh, this one's gonna be bad.
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I fucking, I know it.
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The, the 59 is almost like disrespectful right before check in
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$75. What does that even mean?
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It means like the 24 hours before the flight,
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if you waited until then to buy it,
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it's gonna be 75 and then if you didn't do anything at
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all, it's 99 at the airport.
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Sorry, Tia, I am not taking your in carcass no
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more. It is getting pricey.
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What's the craziest thing you've taken for your family members back home
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I wanna say my mom really packed a bag of rice
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I'm like, they don't sell rice over there.
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Why are we taking rice from here?
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And then as a kid,
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I think one time she put like a block of cheese,
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she put the cheese in my Nintendo and it like melted inside
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the inside the system.
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So it was like I spent the whole summer out there with
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no video games and yeah,
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imagine having to call Nintendo and be like,
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yo, I got cheese in my system.
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Can I get my money back?
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And here's my mom because I'm 10.
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Well, the cheese story.
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Damn. Well,
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I have Tortas from Mexico.
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My so my cousin she brought back a shit load of Tortas
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from over there for,
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for me. But what's your favorite?
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Definitely flying. It looks like jetblue.
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I like jetblue. They have Direct TV.
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Yeah, I like jetblue,
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I volunteer for the emergency room.
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Oh, yeah, they ask you for the safety.
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That's why I go,
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that's why I go in early even though I don't know what
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I would do during an emergency.
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No, I don't think I could pull that door.
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I'm like y'all all fucked.
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That door is not opening.
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Oh, damn. Don't go on a flight with this guy
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He ain't saving us.
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Oh, all right,
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sister for generations. We've always heard of El Sereno.
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Sereno. Did you ever hear that growing up?
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I have brother but you know what?
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My mom didn't really call it El Sereno.
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She just said no,
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no. And de la los las Patas des Calas or like
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yeah, or like con El Pelo mu or whatever.
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That's what she would say.
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Yeah, for sure.
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I mean El Credo technically translates to like the do like that
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like the mist the morning mist.
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And I think even like back in the day it was like
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a guard in Spain.
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So like El Sereno is gonna get you.
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It's like it's a person.
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Yeah, exactly. Guard.
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But El Sereno gets you sick,
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right? That's the myth.
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So here to talk to us today about how El Sereno affects
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our abi ability to fight off.
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Infer Meades is a Lexus and urban of foods and medicine.
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We got professionals in the building.
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How's it going? Hey,
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what's up guys? And thank you guys for having us on
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here. We're really excited.
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No. Yeah, thank you.
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I mean, the honor is all ours.
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again, we've heard our stories from our moms,
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right? Like, oh,
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doesn't poo poo. But like,
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what's actually true and what's actually just kind of like an old
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urban myth or legend?
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Exactly. Like, what's the science behind why this happens?
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All right. Well,
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first of all,
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we, we still don't have our M DS,
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so we are still not fully licensed doctors yet.
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But I mean, we do study a lot and we learn
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all these things and we learn so many things and we look
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through so many studies.
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So both of us,
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we grew up in Mexican households.
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So we always heard these myths.
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all these things,
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you know, like even recently,
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like the last time my parents visited me a couple of months
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ago, they were like,
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oh, like Chamara,
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like whatever, blah,
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blah, blah, you know,
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but as you guys pointed out,
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there was a study that you guys kind of highlighted in our
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nostrils and like in our whole body and everything,
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we have ways to fight off infections,
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right? And this would be our immune system as we know
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And basically like what they found in this study is that
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when there's, when it's cold outside or when you're in cold
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temperatures,, our immune system isn't working as well.
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And so it has a harder time basically fighting off some of
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these infections. So,
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like the viruses and stuff.
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I think one important thing to point out though is does the
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sereno cause, you know,
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you being sick and there's a difference between correlation and causation.
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And in this case,
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you know, like it's not necessarily saying,
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oh if you're wet,
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you're gonna get sick or the wetness makes you sick.
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It's more of a correlation,
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right? When it's cold outside,
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our immune system doesn't work as well.
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So we tend to get sick.
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So, got it.
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That makes sense. See,
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my mom never explained it like that.
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A Ociii I studied for accounting sister.
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I don't know. They,
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they were talking about Sereno,
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I'm getting sick. Alexis.
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What about our mom's remedios?
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Do they actually work?
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Yeah, from personal experience,
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I would say that it does work because every time my mom
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will cook up like a car or she'll give me like,
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you know, drink this for some reason.
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I just felt better,
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you know. But,
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I, I don't,
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I don't think there,
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there's any, like scientific research out there yet behind that
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as like providers and stuff.
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I mean, Irvin mentioned we're not like licensed yet but,
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you know, we still like read up on like,
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how can we recommend like certain things,
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you know, easy things that you can do to just feel
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better, which is eating like a,
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you know, hot,
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like hot soup, like warm drinks.
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if you have a sore throat like gargling salt water
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you know,
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staying hydrated, things like that.
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Those are all things that can definitely make us feel better and
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help our immune system kind of revamp itself and,
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and you know, help fight off like whatever viral illness is
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going on and things like that.
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The tequila does tequila like taking a shot of tequila.
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Does it help with the sore throat too?
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Because I know I had to do that one.
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You know what that one?
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Nome la say. But I do know that I think alcohol
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increases like your body temperature,
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like your internal body temperature.
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So maybe there's something,
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you know, that's another research that I and I are gonna
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have to do. You got,
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you got some work,
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bro. We like you guys too.
17:57
The journal of, of Foods.
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It's like the caldo remedies,
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the tequila remedies like that's it.
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We got some testing to do.
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Let me know if you guys need some lab rats and the
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whole Latino community fund it.
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Yeah, there we go.
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But yeah, I mean,
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thank you guys for these tips.
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We're definitely gonna keep it in mind for our routines like
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you said the caldo all that stuff and then just keeping
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our bodies warm and fighting the cold off.
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So and where can people find you online?
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Just so they can also keep up with the foods.
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Yeah, you guys can look us up on,
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we're on Instagram and Tik Tok and youtube foods and medicine.
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Yeah, we're gonna have a lot of more of these informational
18:33
videos for a H out there,
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you know, like giving advice,
18:37
tips, hopefully, you know,
18:38
so all of our people can stay healthy out there,
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you know. So please make sure to check us out
18:42
now. Yeah, health is wealth.
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Yes, it is.
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Thank you. Thank you.
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Sorry, I keep calling you fo I just like it and
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then there's fools and medicine.
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That's it. Thank you guys for having us.
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We appreciate it. Thank you guys.
18:59
Hey, sister. Did you hear about the drama with Warner
19:01
Brothers? I haven't,
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brother. What's up?
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Well, they had a fully finished film Coyote versus Acme.
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You know why the Coyote,
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right? And they just decided to shove it.
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It's never gonna come out.
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What do you mean?
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Like, what do you mean?
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Like it's never gonna come out like it's just never gonna come
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out. They made the whole movie but it's never gonna hit
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theaters and is it a waste of money?
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I mean, there's like a tax write off element to it
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So people think that might be a big reason.
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But yeah, it's and it's not the first time Warner
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Brothers does this. Actually,
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they did it with Bat Girl back a few years ago.
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Is that what happened in Bad Girl?
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I thought, I thought that they just canceled it.
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I didn't know that they,
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they made the movie and it never came out,
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but again, there's so many moving parts to this.
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Is it Hollywood? Is it the,
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the tax write off government regardless?
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We're actually gonna have Texas State Congressman,
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Joaquin Castle join us to break down this whole Warner Brothers debacle
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Oh, yeah.
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Oh, sorry, Congressman.
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Good. How are you?
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Thank you. Good to be with you.
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You actually tweeted the other day about the Warner Brothers decision.
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Can you break down your tweet for us?
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Yeah, I mean,
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you know, and this problem that you see is,
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is larger than even just this one movie.
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It's really like this predatory,
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anti, competitive, really anti worker practice that has existed in
20:24
Hollywood for some time.
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But Warner Brothers, Discovery has really started doing it and using
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it more often which is,
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they'll, they'll make,
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have a film made.
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It'll be all done,
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it'll be in post production and they will decide that instead of
20:41
putting it in movie theaters or putting on streaming platforms,
20:45
they're just gonna shelve it and they're gonna take a ta
20:47
a big tax break without ever giving those content creators or
20:52
the performers a chance to to earn residuals,
20:56
which is part of the standard contracts in Hollywood.
20:59
And also with a film like batgirl,
21:01
they did the same thing to batgirl and that was gonna be
21:04
the first Latina superhero who was leading a superhero movie when these
21:09
companies like Warner Brothers Discovery when they go try to merge with
21:12
other companies that the Department of Justice or the Federal Trade Commission
21:17
that reviews and decides whether to sue to block these mergers,
21:22
that they should take a look at those predatory practices and,
21:26
and given the huge investment in these projects,
21:28
wouldn't studios want to release the movie,
21:31
I mean, the actors and everyone involved.
21:35
with this last one with the Coyote movie,
21:38
for example, it was reported that the head of the company
21:41
David Zasloff and some of the people right below him never even
21:45
watched the movie to make a business decision about whether it was
21:51
actually worth releasing or not.
21:53
And so, you know,
21:55
sometimes it's that they want to go in a different direction because
21:58
the movie was green lit by the previous CEO or the
22:02
previous administration. And so,
22:04
you know, so it's not their thing.
22:05
And so they don't want to do it,
22:07
you know, it,
22:07
so it comes down to a lot of different things,
22:09
but it's not always this strategic business decision that the companies
22:14
make it out to and you said,
22:15
and so it seems like the studio holds obviously most of the
22:17
power, but is there anything that us consumers can do to
22:21
help get these products out there instead of just again,
22:24
the one side just deciding,
22:26
no, it's not going out.
22:27
Consumers have a big role to play and have a big voice
22:30
and I've seen it all over social media I saw with Back
22:32
Girl and also with,
22:33
with this latest looney tunes movie that there are big fan
22:37
bases for these films and people should speak up and they should
22:42
speak up not only to Warner Brothers Discovery and the other companies
22:46
that are doing this but also to the federal government that
22:49
reviews mergers when they come forward.
22:52
And then remember ultimately,
22:54
you know, consumers have a choice about whether they go to
22:57
a film or not and about whether they subscribe to max
23:02
or some other platform or not.
23:04
So there's a way to voice your strong opinion and perspective.
23:07
And I guess,
23:08
you know, in,
23:09
in your lane of Congress,
23:10
what could legislation do to help this,
23:12
like not happen anymore?
23:14
Well, I mean,
23:15
I think as this practice continues,
23:16
it's worth the Congress taking a look at the tax policy
23:21
that allows for this.
23:22
Now we have taken an initial look and the tax,
23:29
I don't wanna say loophole but benefit that they're taking advantage
23:32
of as a company applies,
23:34
not only to entertainment or media companies but to other companies as
23:38
well. Nonetheless,
23:39
like these contracts are structured different in entertainment,
23:44
like the way that content creators and actors and others make some
23:48
of their money is on the back end.
23:50
In other words, it happens when the,
23:52
when the movie is released and then they make residuals,
23:56
for example, and it helps them,
23:58
especially if they're small bit actors,
23:59
for example, like,
24:00
it helps them build their resume,
24:02
you know. And so there's different considerations I think for the
24:06
entertainment industry and we have one more question for you.
24:10
who do you identify with more coyote or roadrunner?
24:15
You know, I'm gonna say the,
24:16
the, the coyote.
24:18
Oh, man, that's good.
24:20
That's good. Well,
24:21
we appreciate your time again.
24:22
It seems like there's a lot of moving pieces to this
24:25
a lot of gray areas.
24:26
But again, hopefully it doesn't keep happening because it seems
24:29
like it's just an easy.
24:30
No, we're gonna shove this.
24:31
But like you said,
24:31
there's so much people attached to this project that never can see
24:34
their work, put on display for their friends and family to
24:36
see and the whole world to see it kinda,
24:39
it's a little part of my friend,
24:41
shitty. I mean,
24:42
but yeah. No,
24:45
absolutely. And for,
24:47
and for Latinos, this is already an industry that's fairly exclusive
24:52
that has not been one that's been welcoming to Latino
24:56
content creators. And so,
24:58
you know, that's been a challenge as well.
25:00
Definitely. And it's sort of the best way for people to
25:02
reach out to you and keep updates on you or Instagram,
25:05
which social platform would be best.
25:07
Yeah. I'm on Instagram on Twitter or X on Facebook
25:12
on threats on a bunch of congressmen.
25:14
Well, thanks for your time.
25:15
Thank you. Take care of people are gonna be skeptical to
25:19
work with Warner Brothers because it's gonna be like,
25:21
oh, well, is it gonna even be like it's gonna
25:23
they're gonna have that hesitation,
25:25
you know, it's crazy.
25:27
They, they need a Warner brother.
25:30
What if you see that side?
25:33
Warning brother for real brother?
25:40
Hey, brother, the beard looks like it keeps you nice
25:46
and warm. It,
25:47
it does. I'm gonna shave it in a minute.
25:49
So I feel like I feel,
25:50
I feel pretty naked and cold without it.
25:53
Well, it, it kind of reminded me,
25:55
that I read about,
25:56
like I read something about a sweater made of human
25:59
hair going viral, like beard hair or like,
26:02
yeah, like, like like human hair,
26:04
you know, like it's like a,
26:05
a sweater like this.
26:07
But imagine it having like human hair.
26:11
Is that like weird or,
26:12
I mean, it's interesting.
26:13
Would you wear it?
26:14
I mean, we wear like other stuff made of fur and
26:16
stuff. So it's kind of the same.
26:18
It's interesting. Right.
26:19
I've never heard of such a thing,
26:20
but we have Nicolas Rivero from the Washington Post here to give
26:25
us the scoop on this human hair sweater.
26:28
Hi, Nico. Welcome.
26:31
Thank you for having me.
26:32
Here we go.,
26:33
she saw me with a,
26:35
a sweater made of human hair.
26:38
Yes, that's right.
26:39
So there's a start up out of the Netherlands that is working
26:43
on making fabric for clothing could also be like for furniture or
26:48
other kind of textiles out of human hair?
26:50
Wow. And why are people trying to make,
26:54
you know, sweaters or fabric out of human hair?
26:57
The woman who started the start up,
26:58
her name is Sophia Collar and basically she was at the barbershop
27:03
at the hair salon and she was looking at all of the
27:06
hair that was getting swept away into the trash and thinking there's
27:09
probably a way to use this this thing that we think
27:12
of as waste,
27:13
in a way that is more sustainable than just sending it into
27:17
a landfill or into a trash incinerator.
27:19
I saw an estimate that it's something like 32 tons of human
27:22
hair getting thrown out every day,
27:24
like just in the US and Canada.
27:25
So it's all out of this stuff and if you could figure
27:27
out something to do with it,
27:29
you could avoid a lot of waste and potentially do
27:32
something interesting with it.
27:34
Like make clothing out of it.
27:35
Interesting. Have you tried on one of these sweaters?
27:38
I have not. So she's over there in the Netherlands.
27:40
I'm here in DC.
27:41
But I have seen pictures of some of the fabrics they've
27:44
made and some of the clothes they've made out of it and
27:47
it is freaky almost how normal they look like.
27:51
This doesn't look like something very out of the ordinary.
27:54
It looks like any other kind of piece of fabric made out
27:57
of wool or cotton or something like this.
28:00
And,, yeah,
28:01
she, she tells me it basically feels like wool.
28:03
Ok. No. Yeah.
28:04
I mean, I feel like I've,
28:05
I've heard of like,
28:06
you know, people recycling water bottles and it's like stuff that
28:09
doesn't look like a water bottle.
28:10
So I'm like, there's a water bottle in there,
28:12
you know, or it made out of water bottle was somehow
28:15
decomposed. I don't know.
28:17
So, II I can see that.
28:20
Yeah. And like,
28:21
and look, it's,
28:22
it's not just like raw human hair.
28:24
Like she, the whole innovation here is she's finding ways to
28:27
process the hair and basically treat it with chemicals.
28:29
So it changes a little bit the texture so that she can
28:32
work with it. Like in a spinning,
28:34
she can spit in the thread in the darn,
28:36
and they can dye any color and basically treat it
28:39
like any other kind of thread.
28:40
That's cool. And be honest.
28:43
Do you think people actually go for these sweaters?
28:45
I feel like right off the bat human hair sweaters.
28:48
Do you think people are gonna be like,
28:49
ah, what do you think it's a little more expensive to
28:53
make this fabric anyway?
28:54
Because she's just starting it out.
28:56
She says start up,
28:56
she's doing it super small batches.
28:58
So it's like more expensive than working with wool or cotton or
29:00
polyester. So that's a barrier.
29:02
But the way she's trying to deal with it is her first
29:06
launch of clothing made out of this material is with this kind
29:10
of high end fashion house where,
29:12
you know, they're basically using this as a selling point to
29:15
say, like if you want to be sustainable,
29:17
if you want a really interesting piece of clothing,
29:19
that's also gonna be like a,
29:20
a conversation starter, then you can buy this and that's kind
29:23
of a foothold to show,
29:25
you know, kind of a proof of concept this could work
29:28
and then she's trying to expand it out from there.
29:30
Oh, that's interesting.
29:31
Well, I can't wait to see where it may go and
29:33
to see other brands probably incorporate this new,
29:37
you know, form of making fabric.
29:39
That's awesome. And thank you so much.
29:42
And where can we find you?
29:43
Oh, yeah, I'm on Twitter at Nicolas F Rivera or
29:46
I'm at the Washington Post.
29:47
You can find me here writing about climate change solutions like sweaters
29:52
made out of human hair and other things that are a little
29:54
more normal. You said Nicholas foo,
29:57
you're a fool. Exactly.
30:00
My middle name is Fun Xia,
30:01
but the whole thing didn't fit.
30:02
So I just have to.
30:04
Oh. Oh, ok.
30:07
I like that. That awesome cool Nicolas.
30:10
Well, we'll keep an eye on this and hopefully next time
30:12
we see you might be rocking the sweater yourself and you know
30:14
we'll get your own video via review.
30:17
It's the next hot thing.
30:18
Look out for, man.
30:20
Thank you Nicholas. Thank you.
30:22
Thank you. Thank you.
30:25
Well, thank you guys so much for joining us on this
30:28
episode of Lincoln Bio.
30:30
We'll see you every Monday,
30:31
Wednesday and Friday. Well,
30:33
at least Jenny will,
30:34
I'm leaving once my baby's here,
30:35
but I'll be back,
30:36
he will be back.
30:37
He will be back a brand new dad
30:41
girl dad. But anyway,
30:43
you guys for watching and we'll see you on the next one
30:45
Bye bye.