What’s Glenn think about that new Star Wars trailer?

On radio this morning, the guys started talking about the new Star Wars trailer. While Pat and Stu found the trailer to be weak, Glenn enjoyed it, saying "I like the lightsaber."

While for the most part, the trailer is getting a very positive reaction online, there is a core group of incredibly ridiculous nerds who have a different opinion. Stu took the opportunity to read some of the negative comments from the fans. The logic behind some of these comments could even put Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory to shame.

STU: Here's some of the comments about the sword. So Steven Colbert said it's awesome. Then comments like this: There shouldn't be metal on the top of the cross guard. There should be metal on the bottom. Why create potential shrapnel, a blow would vaporize some of the cover, but probably not all of it. Some of it would fly off. Colbert is great, but his reasoning is specious.

PAT: That's a —

GLENN: Oh, my gosh.

PAT: That's a person who has never kissed a girl.

STU: Not even close.

GLENN: Not willingly, but probably on both sides.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: I imagine we'll discover the practicality of this design in the movie. If not, I imagine the good folks at ILM are scrambling to turn out a scene.

PAT: Oh, yeah. That's definitely at the top of their list.

[laughter]

PAT: That's unbelievable.

GLENN: Oh, yeah. That's what they're doing right now. Oh, my gosh, we got the lightsaber wrong. Somebody come up with a scene so we can explain this.

[laughter]

Oh, man. This is — we want to talk about first world problems.

STU: Someone tries to come in here and get really upset.

He's like: Come on, guys, what are you complaining about? He says: I love how nitpicking how people who can deflect blaster fire, traveling at the speed of sound, wouldn't be able to wield this new sword without cutting their hand. Really?

And the comments back to him are: Blaster bolts do not travel at the speed of light. Presuming blaster bolts are composed of plasma, super-heated ionized gas —

PAT: You have to be kidding me.

STU: — contained perhaps within a magnetic field, and they are not comprised of the very things in the universe that do travel at the speed of light, namely massless particles, e.g., photons and electromagnetic radiation, of which light is actually a type.

GLENN: [laughter]

JEFFY: Yeah.

PAT: It was on the tip of my tongue. I was just going to say that.

GLENN: This is geek central.

STU: This is great. That being said, we can only assume, the speed of a blaster bolt is comparable to that of real-world projectiles. So somewhere in the range of just below the speed of sound to about three times the speed of sound. Now that's still too fast for the human eye to track, meaning the blaster bolts we see in the film are slowed for visual effect. Even with a force guiding a Jedi's action —

GLENN: Wait. Wait. Wait. Say that last line, Mr. Scientist.

STU: Even with a force guiding a Jedi's action, blocking a blaster bolt is an incredible feat.

GLENN: [Laughter]

JEFFY: That's tremendous.

PAT: Pretty solid. Yes, and he's right. Even with the force, it's an incredible feat.

JEFFY: Can't argue with it.

PAT: And yet we can't argue it didn't happen because we've all seen it happening. So with the force, you can do it. You can block a blaster bolt fire thing.

GLENN: You know, I remember The Empire Strikes Back. That was the second one. Right?

Or, I'm sorry the fifth one.

STU: Yes, correct. The best one.

GLENN: I was in Washington, DC. I was working at WPGC at the time. And we had the premiere. It was the first time that I was ever afraid of an audience. Because I went to the premiere, and everyone was dressed up as their favorite Star Wars character.

STU: That's only the second one? That's pretty amazing. I didn't know that happened that fast.

GLENN: No. It was a big deal. Remember when Empire Strikes Back that was a huge huge deal. I remember going to the theater. I had to speak to everybody. I'm like, okay, hello, all of you Wookies. Good to see you all here.

STU: What did they sound like? (sound effect).

GLENN: [laughter]

JEFFY: Is he drunk. We're not all Wookies.

STU: By the way, he was drunk, by the way. You're correct.

PAT: You probably were.

STU: Glenn was drunk.

GLENN: No. I was only 18 — but, yes, I say probably was drunk. I'm sorry, ma'am. You're not dressed as a Wookie. Lovely hairstyle.

Glenn Beck has been warning since last summer that you would not recognize your country in a year. Well, it's not even summer yet, and he says he already doesn't recognize the country.

Do you recognize an America in which people are making more money off government unemployment benefits than they can make by working, inflation is ramping up, housing, supply and labor shortages are widespread, and the current administration gives cybercriminals from Russia a free pass after the biggest cyberattack on our nation's infrastructure to date?

On the radio program this week, Glenn pointed out that while businesses all over the nation are downsizing, one brand store is actually booming — and it says a lot about the state of the economy and what it means for our country's future.

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The largest American gas pipeline shut down on Friday due to what experts told the media was the "most dramatic cyberattack on U.S. soil to date." Investigators are looking at a group believed to be based in Russia known as "DarkSide."

It's time our leaders in the White House take national security seriously because this isn't the first time enemies of the U.S. — namely Russia and China — have used the cyber world to attack our nation and weaken our infrastructure, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program. Between Russia, China, and Iran — which President Joe Biden is now trying to make another nuclear deal with — it looks like the "Axis powers" of a "digital World War III" are lining up

"The journalists seem to care about the price of gasoline for the first time. Is it because they actually care? Or is it because they're trying not to focus on the fact that this was an attack most likely from Russia? And it isn't the first cyberattack from Russia of the year ... maybe we should be paying attention, to Vladimir Putin," Glenn began.

"And by the way, the pipeline going down, that's not the only [cyberattack] happening now," he added later. "Thirty thousand U.S. victims, small businesses and local governments, were hacked by cyber espionage units backed by the Chinese government in January of this year."

"There is an 'Axis power.' It is Russia and China. And, by the way, who is also aligned with Russia and China? Iran. Wow, this is weird," Glenn surmised. "But don't worry about that. Just leave your dog tags on another table. Let's not talk about China. Let's not talk about who actually crashed the jugular of our oil pipelines. I don't want war. But I got news for you ... this Biden administration is doing the job for our enemies."

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Canadian clinical psychologist, author, and cultural firebrand Jordan Peterson is no stranger to cancel culture. Ever since he was thrust into the culture war, he has faced one controversy after another, stirred up by the woke elites who hate him with a passion. But although they have tried to make him pay for speaking out so fearlessly against their message, he refuses to back down and he believes you should, too. He joined "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why.

"There is a growth of the reluctant hero in all stories ... so many people think that they don't have what it takes, that they're not the hero," Glenn said to Peterson. "How do you get people to recognize and then have the courage to stand? You've taken a beating ... why is it worth it and how do you get there?"

"I think it's worth it because I believe the alternative is worse ... to stay silent when you have something to say," Peterson replied. "You don't know what it is within you that requires your voice, right, because you feel like 'I have something to say.' Where does that come from exactly, that feeling that you have something to say?

"Maybe you're disgruntled at work and you're choking on your own bile because the situation is not just in your estimation," he continued. "You're dying to say something, but you won't. Well, you'll die if you don't say it. Maybe it's a death by a thousand cuts. I don't like deferred punishment. I'd rather take it now and keep the future clean, which is why I encourage people to have the fights now, not to hide things in the fog for later. They grow and metastasize. It's better to confront what you need to confront when it's small and you have some possibility of victory."

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Top officials at the Federal Reserve are doing what they can to sugar coat what's ahead for our economy, telling Americans we may hit a "transitory" period of inflation that will settle by 2022. But Bank of America is saying something different. The bank's latest earnings call commentary warned "at the very least" transitory hyperinflation is ahead.

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