Best Podcasts of 2019 (Must Listen)

Hello all fans,

The best podcast I have discovered without a doubt is the I HAD AN IDEA Podcast.  It is these two guys discussing funny business ideas.  It is super clever and really inspiring.

 

you can find the podcast on Audioboom as well as apple music and spotify.    They cover cool topics like “What if there was a support line for your pizza?” or “Should old people make money when they are in a Senior Home?”

It is a real gem and I feel this podcast is really on the rise!

Also, I do recommend This American Life and the James Altucher Podcast.

Thank you for all of your support.

-DJ ROBO BISCUIT

Pokemon Red Weak Team (Completed) (Chansey, Poliwrath, BeeDrill)

My challenge has been completed. On June 2nd I was able to defeat the Elite four and my rival (named Blue). It was my PIGEOT that dealt the final blow to his level 65 Venusaur.

My team before I made the attempt was:

LEVEL 62 GYRADOS

LEVEL 42 POLIWRATH

LEVEL 37 CHANSEY

LEVEL 51 PIDGEOT

LEVEL 37 OMANYTE

LEVEL 28 BEE DRILL

 

(I think it was a guy online or maybe on Quora who suggested this weak team).  Nobody on my team knew how to use: Earthquake, Thunderbolt, Ice Beam, Blizzard, or any Psychic moves.  Also no TRI ATTACK and NO  rock slide.   My team really did not have that much HITTING POWER.

My main pokemon were the GYRADOS and the PIDGEOT! They were able to deal damage.  Once I evolved my Poliwhirl into POLIWRATH then he became more useful as well.    BEE DRILL was kind of useless most of the game.  And Chansey really is not that great.

I used GYRADOS to beat most of the Elite Four.  it knew Hyper Beam which I upped to 7 PP.     Lorelei has a tricky team if you don’t have  a good electric pokemon, she was a tough first hurdle.   Fighting Bruno was pretty easy, just need water moves and flying moves.

Agatha was tough because her team used lots of CONFUSING moves so that was annoying.  LUCKILY, in this game only NORMAL type moves don’t hit ghosts, so I could still use fighting type moves and flying type moves and bug moves to hit them.  So I actually did use BEE DRILL and Chansey and Pidgeot to beat her team.

LANCE was super easy, I used my Poliwrath on his dragons and they would not attack they only wanted to use AGILITY.   And then his D R A G O N I T E was easy to kill I could use Poliwrath and BEE DRILL.  (THE AI in Gen 1 is pretty stupid in general).

and my rival was not that difficult.  I was able to one shot his ALAKAZAM by having my Gryados use BITE. so that was great.

HONESTLY, the first one, Lorelei, was the toughest because they had good stats and I did not have any super effective moves to hit with.

It was a grind for sure but I am glad I could complete the challenge (which I placed on myself).

I hope the good people of the world will continue to enjoy playing pokemon, especially Gen 1 and Gen 2 games (they are my favorites).

-DJ ROBO BISCUIT

Fathers and Sons

A tale by DJ ROBO BISCUIT 

I did not know my father growing up, but I did know he was a bad man.  It was tough growing up without my dad around.  And my mom was loving but also full of peculiarities.   Somedays she loved me and somedays she seemed to despise me.  But I don’t blame her.   She is one of many moms put in that strange predicament.  She was a warrior.  But you could still see her trauma.

In 2018, there were 4 million births; there were 90,000 rapes; and 4,000 reported babies caused by rape.   Those numbers changed greatly.  Here in the year 2035 we have 5 million births, 100,000 rapes and 50,000 babies born from rape.  Ever since they banned the abortions, the numbers have been going up.

And that is me, a “rape baby.”  It happened one night, in a dark alley, my dad got her.  She has told me that she had wished could abort but it was illegal.  But she also told me she was glad she had me.  Sometimes it is confusing!  And she would always mention the “Good ol’ days” when women were allowed to abort.

Tuesday nights I have my RBA meetings.  Rape Baby Anonymous.  Many of the guys and girls there are my age.  We were part of the “first wave” of rape babies.  We sit around and stare at each other.  We talk about it.   What it is like to not know our fathers, but of course to know he was a rapist.  Many of our moms are in rough shape, they are tough but many of them still have some trauma from the rape.  None of us know our dads.

But one day I decided to do something about it.   It was time for a DNA test.  Believe it or not, the government has initiatives to help kids find their fathers.

The results came back, and guess what?  I have 2 brothers!   They live in different states but it’s amazing to know I am not an only child.  One of them lives in New York City and the other lives in Orlando.  I guess dad was able to move around huh?

And of course, the results showed me my dad: Anthony Pelbis.    It’s a weird last name, Pelbis.   And my dad is locked up, but not for rape.  Looks like he was locked up for Burglary.  I guess good ol’ dad was a career criminal.   He was in prison only one state away.  I asked Mom, but she didn’t want to see him.

I drove to the prison.  I wanted to meet my father.

I sit down in front of the glass and grab the phone.  He is not very tall but he is strong.  He has a big nose and he has a large scar across his cheek which is very distinctive.   I know he is not a good guy but I can’t help but notice I do look like him.

“Well, I heard you were my son?”

“Hello Anthony, that is right.”

“Yeah, you don’t have to call me Dad or anything.  Unless you want to of course.  What’s your name?”

“My name is Albert.”

“Albert huh?  That is a fine name.   You know, you do kind of look like me!”

“How much do you know Anthony?”

“Oh about what?”

“About me and about mom?  And about your family?”

“Well, I know have at least one son, yourself.  And I don’t really have much family except for my brother.”

“Well actually Anthony, there are more of me.”

Anthony’s eyes widened.

“Yeah Dad, you are actually a father of three.  I have 2 other brothers.”

“Woah. That is crazy!”

“I guess you were a busy man many years ago.”

“You know Albert we all make mistakes, and now I am locked up.”

“Can you tell me anything about Mom?  From when she was younger.”

” You know son, I really can’t say much.  Me and your mom were intimate only one time and it was not on her terms.”

… … … …

END OF TALE

(DJ ROBO BISCUIT)

Tennis Training and Talent

When teaching kids, you have to look for “talent”

But I think the MOST important element that can help a kid get some success with tennis at a young age is their competitiveness.    If there is a kid who is “competitive” in that they really want to win the matches, then they will be willing to fight and “grind” in order to win points and win games and ultimately win matches.  They will grunt and bend their knees and exert their force in order to try and win.

I have definitely seen kids who are in tournaments but they really don’t care at all.  Or they don’t try their best.  They could be rich kids or their parents want them to play.  But they really don’t care if they win the matches, they are not going to fight for it.  In theory, wealthy kids can eventually do well because they can get so many lessons that they learn how to hit hard and clean balls.   BUT, in the end, the advantage goes to the FIGHTER who is willing to battle and win the points.  You just have to look at someone like Nadal or somebody like DAVID FERRER and you can see.

That is just my 2 cents on the matter.

Look for kids who are very competitive because they will become really good tennis players with the right training and the right encouragement.

 

-DJ ROBO BISCUIT

Tennis Talent, training young talent

Some thoughts on tennis development.

I have spent a good amount of time watching women’s tennis and watching girls junior tennis.  There is a severe lack of net play.  There is definitely more in the pros and I am surprised that Taylor Townsend is not able to get to the net even more because she has great hands.

In the world of junior girls, they spend most of their time behind the baseline.  I think they don’t want to get brought forward and they don’t like the net.   A young athletic girl if you can train her to play the net then she can win many matches.  I think a lot of girls will not be ready for it.

It is true on both sides, boys and girls.  Most kids just try to hit hard and hit heavy topspin.  If you have a good junior they just need training in how to slice, how to approach and how to volley.   They will get passed and lobbed sometimes but I think the resulting effect will be a victory and the opponent will be so pissed and thrown off by the aggression.

-DJ ROBO BISCUIT

On Tennis and Talent

On coaching tennis and Talent.

When teaching tennis, if you are looking for a student who can be a winner then you must seek out someone who has “talent.”  It can take different forms.  Some players have great hand-eye coordination, some players are very balanced in their movement, some players have natural strength.  There are some men and women who are more “built” to be playing Softball or baseball: they are not that fast, they are a little bit chunky or heavier, but they can hit the ball with great power.  These players can be quite good on the junior level since they can develop big serves and lots of power with their groundstrokes.

Some players are gifted with speed but they are “slight of build.”  And perhaps not only are they speedy but also “patient.”  Some players have a natural talent for patience.  So, at the junior level and in tournaments they become the “pushers.”  They get all of the balls back and they wait for a mistake to happen.  And they are willing to play all day and hit as many balls as possible to wait for the mistake to occur.

The kids who are able to succeed the most, they usually have a combination of talents.  Perhaps they are competitive with a strong desire to win the matches.  If the “competitive nature” is mixed in with a good hand-eye coordination and natural strength then you have the potential for an extremely good player.  If the player is athletic and can develop “weapons” to play with, then they will be able to surpass players who are less gifted.

 

-DJ ROBO BISCUIT

Pokemon Red Weak Team Challenge (UPDATE MARCH)

Hello All,

My Pokemon Red challenge continues.  I have faced some difficulty as the game progresses.  My team is: Gyrados, PIGEOT, Poliwhirl, Haunter, BEEDRILL, and CHANSEY.

My team is being carried by Gyrados and PIGEOT.  they are both near Level 40. My BEE DRILL is incredibly weak and Chansey is also pretty low level.  Both near level 20.    It will take forever to level them up but I can’t beat the game only using Gyrados and PIGEOT.

Keep in mind I can’t use really good moves like: Ice beam, Thunderbolt, Psychic, Earthquake, etc etc.    Especially Ice Beam and Thunderbolt.   You can beat this game quite easily if you have like a Zapdos with Thunderbolt and a Vaporeon or Lapras or Blastoise with Ice beam.                    At the moment my team lacks any kind of power in regards to electricity or fire or grass.           G Y R A DOS has water moves like surf and bubble beam and it has Bite and Dragon Rage.   Pigeot just has normal and flying moves. Anyway, my team is quite fragile right now If I lose the two main ones then I go down pretty fast.      with Chansey, Chansey is like a “tank” so I am going to let Chansey have TOXIC and REST and seismic toss.  I’m hoping that Chansey will help give me an edge.   And I think BEE DRILL will be kind of useless.       This team was just recommended to me by a guy online when I asked for a weak team to try to beat the game with.

I recently got the EXP ALL.  That was difficult as I needed to get some more pokemon, needed 50 to get the item.  It will still take forever to level up at this speed.

So right now, I have the badge from Koga.  Need 3 more badges.   But I worry that my team will definitely be TOO WEAK by the time I get to the Elite Four.

But you know, I guess I must try!

The original recommendation was to have a Persian.  But there is no MEOWTH in Pokemon Red so I decided to go with Haunter which would help me to capture pokemon.

But of course, if people online think Haunter is too powerful I can always get a weaker pokemon.

-DJ ROBO BISCUIT