The Ghetto Sequel

Feb 8, 2019

Episode 7 is here and the bad neighbor saga continues. Did the fence finally come down? Have we become best friends after this drama filled saga? Well, you’re going to have to tune in to find out! System armed.

Transcription of ‘The Ghetto Sequel’ by Otter.ai

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Well well well Hello everybody and welcome to UNHINGED with I Steve Lichtman. So the episode name today and the theme of this and listen let’s not make this another half hour of conversation about people that don’t deserve that much time spoken of them but it is called the ghetto sequel bom bom bom

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and it’s just an update to let you know where things are at. So number one and most important the fence is clean picture the little lady from the Poltergeist movies from the 80s going I don’t know if you remember that where he’s in the house coaches there you remember coach from the TV show I don’t remember the actor’s name but he’s always good and he’s like where’s my baby girl was my baby girl and she does all the things the TV’s buzzing the little girl goes in the TV than the little tiny lady I don’t know if she little person or what she is choosing a lot of movies. It’s creepy as fuck when she wants to be and she

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The end of it all goes this house is clean. And that is exactly what the fences it was replaced. So the Fence Company had come the Friday after the last podcast was aired, and I spoke to them. I showed them everything. I don’t know if I mentioned that in the last episode or not. I haven’t listened back to it myself after everything. I just send these things through. So they saw I want them on my property to take a look. The neighbors tried to blame the the fellas that we’re working that didn’t go as planned. And the next day on Saturday they had arrived at like eight nine in the morning was super early as before I even took the kid out to karate and they’re already hammered away pulling out the slats and replacing it as well they should so part one of this experience is over the fence is a fence I still kept my k link up against it because I just don’t give a damn I don’t want I don’t even want to know that that exists. So the more I can build between us the bigger the walls, the better the neighbors so

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will be getting our living fences permit and putting up the trees. And we’ll be building this out even more in the coming months as it warms up. So that’s good, right? I mean, we get that out of the way now it gets awkward, you know, not for me, I’m really not the kind of person that is bothered by awkward situations I could really care less and it’s it’s not that I mean listen, I I recognize that I lack empathy, probably more than most in a lot of situations. But when it’s it’s something like this I really don’t believe I should even have any because they’re doing this willfully they’re so fucking stupid. They think they’re going to I guess quote unquote, get away with it. which clearly of getting away with it as buying more fencing and looking like an asshole to the entire neighborhood. Well then, yeah, I guess they got away with it.

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They didn’t go to prison. I mean, not that they would or should they should just be normal neighbors. But I guess now that’s a test of time if that were to ever happen. I really doubt it. I think it’s unfair.

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I think that I, you know,

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listen, we tried, man we try. That’s all I can say the bottom The bottom line is this I had a conversation with a couple of my adult male friends that are that are also dads in the neighborhood and one of them said, which I thought was really funny because their kids are in the same class and I’m not gonna say who because it doesn’t matter but they said to me who the fuck Ave, you know,

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like like the other people in the class don’t even know where they are. And to me that speaks volumes about the the effort they put forth in their in their kid being a part of the neighborhood and about them being a part of the neighborhood you know they made zero effort where you know I know I’ve mentioned in the past I’ve had with certain people make herculean efforts to you know to kind of build relationships with people that I I felt were were good people people that I was like yeah that person’s right you know I should spend time with them will probably get along so you know if you don’t put yourself out there and put the time in actually give a damn and like when you asked.

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Somebody a question you remember it the next time you see them, not that you’re just saying things for the sake of saying stuff because anybody can be a bullshit artist. That’s easy as hell. I mean, listen, that’s, that’s half my job. I’ve got things memorized, that I just spit out like a can for work. So I get it from that perspective. When you’re dealing with your neighbors, and your friends and your family and the humans in which you interact with on a daily or weekly or monthly basis from quote, unquote, your hood, you got to actually take a real interest. So when you ask somebody what they do for a living, you shouldn’t have to ask them five other times, or if you know, if they tell you a story, you shouldn’t have to. I mean, we all forget stuff. We’re all busy. That’s life. I mean, listen, nobody retains 100% of everything, but it’s the idea of that you actually want to retain and be a part of your neighborhood society and whatever that may be, whether it’s whether it’s you know, on breaks, going out with other families to places with the kids or if it’s doing play dates, or if it’s just engaging.

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You get shit at the school and doing activities. I’m volunteering at a robotics class that starts tonight after school, I guess at three o’clock today. So it’s like if you don’t put yourself out there for your neighborhood, well then stuff like this happens. Everybody just thinks you’re an asshole. There’s no recourse. And that’s unfortunately with the next door neighbors are now at they are, they’re just kind of stuck in their limbo. I don’t think they care personally. I mean, I don’t really know. I’m not going to talk to them. They’ll find out I was in places where we were in the same place, same time easily. The wife was there a few times you can easily apologize. It’s not like I bite people. You know, I’ve got all my shots. I’m not rabid. I may be loud. I may come off as a little out there and zany and wild eyed or whatever you want to call it. But that’s just me, man. That’s just a personality. I mean, we’re not everybody’s gonna stand in a corner and be quiet. Some people want to fold their arms and be quiet. Knock knock. Hey brother. I know you’re there. So you know there’s there’s people that that’s that’s them. And that’s cool. And there’s nothing wrong with that.

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It’s it’s the way they are not everybody needs to be completely overboard My wife is the exact opposite of me so you know if I listen if there was two of us in one how somebody would have been dead by now you know we’ve been together since 96 somebody would have died at this point it’s way too many years for two people to be the same you know something has to give it some point then so you know we’re all different but at the end of the day you could still approach everybody I’m not a convicted felon I’m not a murderer for a pissed I’m not a I’m not a drug dealer absolutely none of these things so there’s no reason that if we were in the same place same time all this shit transpired you could have come up and just said, Hey man, listen, really sorry. how that went down. That was completely not what we had intended.

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But now instead of just like walks by blinders on be lines to a corner somewhere far away from me, and that’s, that’s fine. Listen, I’m not going to move away from anybody. So if I’m talking to people and other people are there I don’t fucking

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Care. I’m not going to include you in my conversation, obviously. But I don’t, you can stand a foot away from me for all I care. We’re, we’re growing. He never going to happen here. I don’t, I don’t give a fuck about you like you’re off the list or as, as you as you know who says you’re out of the circle. So once you get into circle, you got to keep it you got to keep yourself in a circle by being good otherwise you end up out of the circle. And once you’re out of the circle, I don’t see how have is ever coming back in the circle. You can maybe see the circle again, or you could dance around the exterior of the circle. But as far as getting into any circle, no,

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I just I just can’t imagine ever wanting to trust anybody that would do those types of things in the first place, or trust my kid around anybody that would do those kinds of things in the first place. So yeah, at the end of the day, here we are. What are we eight minutes in already are like eight and a half minutes into this podcast. And we’re just talking about a fence being washed away and no or replaced for that matter. So it’s been replaced. There’s been the moments of awkwardness I’m presuming for them, not for me.

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Where we’re in the same place, same time don’t really care. And that’s about it. So, you know,

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from there, I’ve obviously had to take certain actions. I’ve made sure all my fences and gates are are secured, I’ve redone the locks on things like the garage because you know the husband had gone into my garage at times and I installed a full security system at the house. So there’s a full know I’ve got cameras everywhere now and I could see everything before you can see me. So that’s life. Man. I hate to do it. I don’t believe this neighborhood requires it. Which I think is the craziest part of it all. I don’t think it’s because of the neighborhood. I think it’s because of the neighbor and that right there is a catchphrase my friends you know it’s it’s not because of the neighborhood. It’s because of the neighbor and that’s why I have to put it I have one literally that goes from the back of my garage straight down my backyard on the fence line. So if anything comes over, I get to see it. Not that I care want to. It’s annoying as fuck this. These motion sensors are lighting up my

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Phone especially the driveway. One it’s lighting up my phone like a Christmas tree and it’s driving me insane. I’m gonna have to figure out the motion sensors and the sensitivity and maybe the angle of it a little bit and all these other things that are all to come but as of yesterday I installed the the final cameras in for the first round. I’m going to add a couple other ones probably down the road and they’ve got a doorbell that you can connect and motion lights. I got a whole bunch of stuff if you’re curious. what brand it is, it’s called are low by net gear. So everybody knows net gear that’s into technology. They’ve been around like network boxes and routing switches and cards and what have you. I don’t really know what the hell they build anymore. I haven’t. I’ve never been on their website in probably 20 years. But at the end of the day, it’s the Arlo system that are low pros and and they’re in HD and they’re all wireless which makes them really cool. So I can put a camera anywhere and you have a couple options. If you can get a 20 foot cable to it. Then you could drill holes

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You can put it behind siding or through walls or whatever you need to give it power. That way you can get solar panels and you can put a camera in the middle of nowhere like in a tree and then have a solar panel connected to it. So it charges forever or you can put it in places that you can you handle it get to the ladder and as long as they’re not high traffic like a backyard or side of the house or something along those lines we don’t really expect people you’d have to change your battery every say probably two to four months two to five months depending on traffic and charge it up which is not a big deal rechargeable batteries so they charged up in about an hour so you’d have to have like a maintenance day every once in a while we’ve got right now to them up on on battery just the their own charge. And then the one by the driveway. I had a wire and immediately the backyard one I could wire and also it’s close to an outlet. But the one by the front door is gonna it’s gonna need solar because it’s kind of high up there. And I’ve got to figure out how I’m going to do that. And where I’m going to route cables and stuff. It’s when it’s that high up. It’s a pain in the ass man because nobody wants to be dangling off a fucking ladder. You know it’s like

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My neighbors, kids climbing up on the roof, then maybe they want to, but I don’t want to be hanging on a ladder too old for this shit, man. I don’t need to be hanging on the ladder. You got better things to do like going to the robotics class later that’s going to be far more fun and dangling off of a ladder for me. There you go. I mean, now, you know, system arms. If you remember that from the old cars, the old Viper alarms would be like system on so that’s, you know what we got now system arms, you know, as grandpa says, are building a prison and we put new lighting out front so there’s a much brighter lighting in the front of the house. So it’s it’s very apparent that it’s bright. It’s live, it’s recorded, and that’s just going to be the way it is now. It’s kind of lame, but it’s, I believe, necessary. other little things around the house like they’ve got a window that’s outside of my office that the blinds are always moving. I don’t know if they look at in my office. I don’t want to know I don’t really care. It could be that cats can be anything. I’m not going to judge I’m not going to assume so I didn’t have blinds. I just had houseplants hanging from the window.

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From an arm above the window hanging down getting light, so I had to add blinds the other day. So I went to Home Depot, they they cut these big nice like fo with blinds that match the office and the acoustic foam and everything else I got going on in here in my little Chamber of Secrets, whatever you want to call this, my office recording area, nice blind, they look good. They, you know, they, they do the job, they close their big slats, which I like. I hate those thin little aluminum ones. So these are like brown chocolate, whatever you want to call it. I gotta paint the window edge around it now because I had to remove some old hardware from shutters that used to be there so if anybody wants shutters that are like 32 inches tall by 40 something inches wide and you know me and your local to me just hit me up and say Hey Steve, what about them shut this man and I’ll tell you to come by and you can come pick them up. The hardware form is destroyed the metal hardware it’s bent up because I had a had a kind of pride off a little bit it was stuck under 800,000 layers of paints from the 80s It seems apparently

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This office was once blue because I have found blue paint under these metal shutter mounting points, which I thought was interesting because I believe the room had blue carpet too. So that must have really been blue in here at one point. Now there’s blue, but it’s just blue and black acoustic foam into canes like a checkerboard. So that’s a little bit different. So we’re still getting that area set up to hear that, you know, in here as I’ve been calling it, the Chamber of Secrets from a list is Harry Potter Washington chamber is coming along nicely. I’ve got a lot going on in here, trying to meet it up and just make it more friendly. So I can come in here and record and just hit start yap away, hit stop and move on to the next thing for the day. And then edit when needed. I mean, that’s, I got nothing else today. I mean, this I could just ramble on but I don’t have a purpose to the ramble right now. So I really don’t want to just talk to the world so let’s do this instead. Now that you know the conclusion of ghetto monkey sequence fences gone

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no more communication.

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system arms. That’s it. That’s the brass tacks of it all. So I mean we’re going to be getting trees, Leland Cyprus’s and some Arby’s and we’re going to be planting a couple of different spots. So we’re going to have like a spot around our patio area. Because we got a nice awning. So we want to feel that in with some taller opportunities immediately to block the view from other levels. And then we’re going to put Cyprus’s on the fence line. Now a couple feet like eight feet in or whatever it is that you got to do. So it’s nowhere near the actual fence that I can maintain them nicely. I don’t mind losing the property for a trees, the trees man you’re planting more nature, there’s nothing you can never go wrong with adding nature to your environment, right. Less plastic fences and more trees and things that look nice and smell good. Not crappy. Fucking plastic everywhere. I don’t even get it. But that’s, you know, that’s a whole nother topic of conversation of the plastic world that we now live in. And I could probably do it a day on that because I just I’ll never understand it. I much prefer wood and and trees and the natural

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type of environments like, you know, yeah, this is one of these. So let’s do this. Why don’t you help me out? People are starting to listen. Thank you to every single one of you. I heard from my wife the other day about somebody that was listening. I didn’t expect friend of mine. And I didn’t think she was listening and found out. She was like, well, the kids are in classes and stuff. I think that’s awesome. You know who you are, if you’re hearing this. So, you know, I think it’s so cool when I’m hearing things coming back from other people about other people. So that makes me really happy to know that people are enjoying it. Having a laugh that’s what it’s intended for. This is not meant to be serious. If you want a life changing podcast, might I recommend Tony Robbins, and you can go pay $800 million to go sit in a three day seminar with him where he will fly in a helicopter for the last hour. tell you how fucking amazing you are. Take all your money, get back in that helicopter, roll it up in a giant money to be in hell, smoke that shit while he flies up back into the clouds. So if that’s your thing, and that’s the empowerment you need.

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That’s cool that exists. No, I actually work with a company that does similar, not Tony Robbins. But it’s the business type of that where it’s, you know, powering business owners and all this crap. So I’m used to all that crazy motivational bullshit. It’s to me a lot of I find it to be crap because I personally believe that you have to be motivated for yourself. This podcast wouldn’t be here. If I didn’t wake up today and say after I drop the kid off at school, I’m coming back in the house. It’s a rainy shitty day out today I’m going to sit in my office I’m going to record my podcast I’m going to edit my podcast I’m going to get it set up to post up tomorrow morning so you know which would be friday so you know there’s nobody else that could do that. For me. It would be great if there was listen is this big shows out there like look at Joe Rogan and Mark Barron. And I know those are the ones that I watch I watch listen to or listen to. I listen to what the fuck pod you know. And that’s I like that marks like, you know, my spirit animal. He’s like my long lost uncle that I never had.

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So, you know, he’s like to me, to me, he’s like the closest thing to what George Carlin would be like on a podcast. Can you imagine if George Carlin had a weekly podcast, how just going off he be going every single week, it would be incredible. And that’s kind of what inspires me to do these things out. Unfortunately, I’ve been sidetracked by craziness. So we went from I have diarrhea, which you can listen to. I think it’s like the episode four or I don’t even remember what number we’re up to anymore. I think this is seven now, maybe 675. I don’t know. It’s I’m not really counting. I count when I record the audio just for the sake of having a sequential but I have no content management plans. It’s you know, I’ve got a list of a lot of things I want to talk about over the course of time. So we’ll get to them all as we go. But as I was saying about people hearing me and people experiencing it if you can share my links or if you could tell people to go on the podcast app on on their iPhone or Google Play and just search for me.

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hinged with Steve Lichtman or you go to unhinge pod and all the links are there. So if you’re on Spotify, if you’re on Soundcloud if you are It doesn’t matter what you’re on. I’ve pretty much broadcast to everywhere now. So it’s the only one I’m still not on yet. It’s I Heart Radio. And that’s only because people have told me that I should wait until I have a dozen or so episodes, so I’m accepted quicker into their program. So the only place you really can’t find me right now is I Heart Radio. I believe. Even if you ask Siri to connect to me. I believe that last will the young lady of Siri will actually connect and find me if you request me as a podcast, share with your friends. If you think this is funny, if I ever make you laugh, if you think my stories and nuts and you know there’s more to come. I mean, think about all the things we haven’t talked about in the world today. I mean, I could probably do 45 episodes just on how ridiculous I think some of the generations are that have come after us of you know, these specially like the millennial hipster generation. Not that they’re bad people. I don’t think they’re bad at all. I just don’t understand why you’d want

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look like a lumberjack in and you can’t change your car tire. So if that’s just that’s just me, man. Like, like there’s not an app forever. There’s not an app for being a man and being able to do shit. I know people nowadays think there is, but I’m bringing up my little girl to be stronger than that. So I’m hoping people and I think my friends, I’ll bring it up their little boys to be stronger than that. I don’t I see. No, the nice trend I see from the people in my age group is that the young fellas are actually doing young fella things again, so they go in a Cub Scout, they’re they’re playing sports there, they’re not sitting on their iPads everyday people have learned now, you know, we’ve had that we’ve had a generation that grew up digitally, and people were like, wait, fuck, man. This isn’t that good. Like, look what’s happening. We probably need to like, take the technology little bit away, use it. leverage the technology. Look, I’m leveraging technology to be here right now. But I’m not living in it. I’m not sitting here with a camera walking around the neighborhood just spewing.

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I’m doing laps around my neighborhood walking just going no now we’re going to talk about how you can scale your business up at two times for only $3 million a day No it’s this so much just garbage use of it that I think we need more people like me who are going to tell you the good and the bad of what really is happening around us whether or not it’s politically correct that’s irrelevant anybody who knows me in the street knows I’m as I’m politically correct as it gets Not that I mean to be I just don’t have a filter I recognize I don’t have a filter and instead of pulling back I don’t double down I 100 times down it’s like that casino game when you’re in a casino where they got the the slot machine it says was like 20 times 50 times hundred times well, I’m 100 times down and not caring about being filtered a politically correct because why should I be if we live in a world where everybody could be whatever the fuck they want to be, you could have and I’m not judging. I don’t care what people do. That’s the thing me justifying not that

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Need to but me justifying my attitude and demeanor to life It isn’t about putting other people’s down. I don’t care what people do as long as they keep some really simple principles of being good to your friends and family. Being good to your community being good to your neighbors.

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I mean, come on. Like, these are simple things that are the building blocks for normal society. Right? That’s, I will tell you, this will be the next episode. I think. I think this kind of really leads itself to being its own thing. And not because I could go off on a rant right now for the next hour about this. So let’s do that another day. So you see where my mind’s going though? There’s a lot of content here that we could talk about this a lot of things that man maybe I should have named this triggered instead of UNHINGED, because I feel totally triggered right? Talk about the topic Yeah, I know that’s a popular word now so that’s why I like to use it sounds so fucking irritating you ever just like Trey good picture? George Carlin once again talking about triggered so then you know these people everybody walks around being triggered now because of their feelings being hired. Whatever.

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That fucking feelings can you imagine how amazing that would be if he was talking about our society now watch with all these fucking lumberjacks walking around. You know I had a flat tire. I’m a 70 year old man and nobody can fuck it out me I had to change my own tire because all the lumberjacks couldn’t help. I mean it would be amazing. It would be absolutely amazing. But that’s for another day. We’ll do that another time. So for today I’ll say is just just share my podcast man share to the world on hinge pod.com, you can find me online places that I Emma Lichtman. And you can find unhinge pod or unhinge with Steve Lichtman on all of the audio and podcast apps on the planet. I’m going to be adding jingles into the the podcast soon for the purpose of giving me breaks in between things because I feel like sometimes I go off on too many tangents. So I want to keep myself focused. So I’m going to get a pack of sticky notes and before every episode I’m going to put my talking points on my computer.

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And kind of go through them just so I make sure I hit the marks of what I want to talk about that day. Because I feel like sometimes I leave things on the table or a day like today where we were probably done at the the 1618 minute mark. And here we are. 25. Thank you. More important than anything else. Guys, thank you for being here. Thank you for listening to this podcast. And thank you for coming back next time guys. All right. We’ll listen as Mr. Ryan says love and lizards baby, Have a good one.

Episode 7 is here and the bad neighbor saga continues. Did the fence finally come down? Have we become best friends after this drama filled saga? Well, you’re going to have to tune in to find out! System armed.

Transcription of ‘The Ghetto Sequel’ by Otter.ai

0:00
Well well well Hello everybody and welcome to UNHINGED with I Steve Lichtman. So the episode name today and the theme of this and listen let’s not make this another half hour of conversation about people that don’t deserve that much time spoken of them but it is called the ghetto sequel bom bom bom

0:23
and it’s just an update to let you know where things are at. So number one and most important the fence is clean picture the little lady from the Poltergeist movies from the 80s going I don’t know if you remember that where he’s in the house coaches there you remember coach from the TV show I don’t remember the actor’s name but he’s always good and he’s like where’s my baby girl was my baby girl and she does all the things the TV’s buzzing the little girl goes in the TV than the little tiny lady I don’t know if she little person or what she is choosing a lot of movies. It’s creepy as fuck when she wants to be and she

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The end of it all goes this house is clean. And that is exactly what the fences it was replaced. So the Fence Company had come the Friday after the last podcast was aired, and I spoke to them. I showed them everything. I don’t know if I mentioned that in the last episode or not. I haven’t listened back to it myself after everything. I just send these things through. So they saw I want them on my property to take a look. The neighbors tried to blame the the fellas that we’re working that didn’t go as planned. And the next day on Saturday they had arrived at like eight nine in the morning was super early as before I even took the kid out to karate and they’re already hammered away pulling out the slats and replacing it as well they should so part one of this experience is over the fence is a fence I still kept my k link up against it because I just don’t give a damn I don’t want I don’t even want to know that that exists. So the more I can build between us the bigger the walls, the better the neighbors so

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will be getting our living fences permit and putting up the trees. And we’ll be building this out even more in the coming months as it warms up. So that’s good, right? I mean, we get that out of the way now it gets awkward, you know, not for me, I’m really not the kind of person that is bothered by awkward situations I could really care less and it’s it’s not that I mean listen, I I recognize that I lack empathy, probably more than most in a lot of situations. But when it’s it’s something like this I really don’t believe I should even have any because they’re doing this willfully they’re so fucking stupid. They think they’re going to I guess quote unquote, get away with it. which clearly of getting away with it as buying more fencing and looking like an asshole to the entire neighborhood. Well then, yeah, I guess they got away with it.

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They didn’t go to prison. I mean, not that they would or should they should just be normal neighbors. But I guess now that’s a test of time if that were to ever happen. I really doubt it. I think it’s unfair.

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I think that I, you know,

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listen, we tried, man we try. That’s all I can say the bottom The bottom line is this I had a conversation with a couple of my adult male friends that are that are also dads in the neighborhood and one of them said, which I thought was really funny because their kids are in the same class and I’m not gonna say who because it doesn’t matter but they said to me who the fuck Ave, you know,

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like like the other people in the class don’t even know where they are. And to me that speaks volumes about the the effort they put forth in their in their kid being a part of the neighborhood and about them being a part of the neighborhood you know they made zero effort where you know I know I’ve mentioned in the past I’ve had with certain people make herculean efforts to you know to kind of build relationships with people that I I felt were were good people people that I was like yeah that person’s right you know I should spend time with them will probably get along so you know if you don’t put yourself out there and put the time in actually give a damn and like when you asked.

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Somebody a question you remember it the next time you see them, not that you’re just saying things for the sake of saying stuff because anybody can be a bullshit artist. That’s easy as hell. I mean, listen, that’s, that’s half my job. I’ve got things memorized, that I just spit out like a can for work. So I get it from that perspective. When you’re dealing with your neighbors, and your friends and your family and the humans in which you interact with on a daily or weekly or monthly basis from quote, unquote, your hood, you got to actually take a real interest. So when you ask somebody what they do for a living, you shouldn’t have to ask them five other times, or if you know, if they tell you a story, you shouldn’t have to. I mean, we all forget stuff. We’re all busy. That’s life. I mean, listen, nobody retains 100% of everything, but it’s the idea of that you actually want to retain and be a part of your neighborhood society and whatever that may be, whether it’s whether it’s you know, on breaks, going out with other families to places with the kids or if it’s doing play dates, or if it’s just engaging.

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You get shit at the school and doing activities. I’m volunteering at a robotics class that starts tonight after school, I guess at three o’clock today. So it’s like if you don’t put yourself out there for your neighborhood, well then stuff like this happens. Everybody just thinks you’re an asshole. There’s no recourse. And that’s unfortunately with the next door neighbors are now at they are, they’re just kind of stuck in their limbo. I don’t think they care personally. I mean, I don’t really know. I’m not going to talk to them. They’ll find out I was in places where we were in the same place, same time easily. The wife was there a few times you can easily apologize. It’s not like I bite people. You know, I’ve got all my shots. I’m not rabid. I may be loud. I may come off as a little out there and zany and wild eyed or whatever you want to call it. But that’s just me, man. That’s just a personality. I mean, we’re not everybody’s gonna stand in a corner and be quiet. Some people want to fold their arms and be quiet. Knock knock. Hey brother. I know you’re there. So you know there’s there’s people that that’s that’s them. And that’s cool. And there’s nothing wrong with that.

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It’s it’s the way they are not everybody needs to be completely overboard My wife is the exact opposite of me so you know if I listen if there was two of us in one how somebody would have been dead by now you know we’ve been together since 96 somebody would have died at this point it’s way too many years for two people to be the same you know something has to give it some point then so you know we’re all different but at the end of the day you could still approach everybody I’m not a convicted felon I’m not a murderer for a pissed I’m not a I’m not a drug dealer absolutely none of these things so there’s no reason that if we were in the same place same time all this shit transpired you could have come up and just said, Hey man, listen, really sorry. how that went down. That was completely not what we had intended.

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But now instead of just like walks by blinders on be lines to a corner somewhere far away from me, and that’s, that’s fine. Listen, I’m not going to move away from anybody. So if I’m talking to people and other people are there I don’t fucking

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Care. I’m not going to include you in my conversation, obviously. But I don’t, you can stand a foot away from me for all I care. We’re, we’re growing. He never going to happen here. I don’t, I don’t give a fuck about you like you’re off the list or as, as you as you know who says you’re out of the circle. So once you get into circle, you got to keep it you got to keep yourself in a circle by being good otherwise you end up out of the circle. And once you’re out of the circle, I don’t see how have is ever coming back in the circle. You can maybe see the circle again, or you could dance around the exterior of the circle. But as far as getting into any circle, no,

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I just I just can’t imagine ever wanting to trust anybody that would do those types of things in the first place, or trust my kid around anybody that would do those kinds of things in the first place. So yeah, at the end of the day, here we are. What are we eight minutes in already are like eight and a half minutes into this podcast. And we’re just talking about a fence being washed away and no or replaced for that matter. So it’s been replaced. There’s been the moments of awkwardness I’m presuming for them, not for me.

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Where we’re in the same place, same time don’t really care. And that’s about it. So, you know,

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from there, I’ve obviously had to take certain actions. I’ve made sure all my fences and gates are are secured, I’ve redone the locks on things like the garage because you know the husband had gone into my garage at times and I installed a full security system at the house. So there’s a full know I’ve got cameras everywhere now and I could see everything before you can see me. So that’s life. Man. I hate to do it. I don’t believe this neighborhood requires it. Which I think is the craziest part of it all. I don’t think it’s because of the neighborhood. I think it’s because of the neighbor and that right there is a catchphrase my friends you know it’s it’s not because of the neighborhood. It’s because of the neighbor and that’s why I have to put it I have one literally that goes from the back of my garage straight down my backyard on the fence line. So if anything comes over, I get to see it. Not that I care want to. It’s annoying as fuck this. These motion sensors are lighting up my

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Phone especially the driveway. One it’s lighting up my phone like a Christmas tree and it’s driving me insane. I’m gonna have to figure out the motion sensors and the sensitivity and maybe the angle of it a little bit and all these other things that are all to come but as of yesterday I installed the the final cameras in for the first round. I’m going to add a couple other ones probably down the road and they’ve got a doorbell that you can connect and motion lights. I got a whole bunch of stuff if you’re curious. what brand it is, it’s called are low by net gear. So everybody knows net gear that’s into technology. They’ve been around like network boxes and routing switches and cards and what have you. I don’t really know what the hell they build anymore. I haven’t. I’ve never been on their website in probably 20 years. But at the end of the day, it’s the Arlo system that are low pros and and they’re in HD and they’re all wireless which makes them really cool. So I can put a camera anywhere and you have a couple options. If you can get a 20 foot cable to it. Then you could drill holes

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You can put it behind siding or through walls or whatever you need to give it power. That way you can get solar panels and you can put a camera in the middle of nowhere like in a tree and then have a solar panel connected to it. So it charges forever or you can put it in places that you can you handle it get to the ladder and as long as they’re not high traffic like a backyard or side of the house or something along those lines we don’t really expect people you’d have to change your battery every say probably two to four months two to five months depending on traffic and charge it up which is not a big deal rechargeable batteries so they charged up in about an hour so you’d have to have like a maintenance day every once in a while we’ve got right now to them up on on battery just the their own charge. And then the one by the driveway. I had a wire and immediately the backyard one I could wire and also it’s close to an outlet. But the one by the front door is gonna it’s gonna need solar because it’s kind of high up there. And I’ve got to figure out how I’m going to do that. And where I’m going to route cables and stuff. It’s when it’s that high up. It’s a pain in the ass man because nobody wants to be dangling off a fucking ladder. You know it’s like

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My neighbors, kids climbing up on the roof, then maybe they want to, but I don’t want to be hanging on a ladder too old for this shit, man. I don’t need to be hanging on the ladder. You got better things to do like going to the robotics class later that’s going to be far more fun and dangling off of a ladder for me. There you go. I mean, now, you know, system arms. If you remember that from the old cars, the old Viper alarms would be like system on so that’s, you know what we got now system arms, you know, as grandpa says, are building a prison and we put new lighting out front so there’s a much brighter lighting in the front of the house. So it’s it’s very apparent that it’s bright. It’s live, it’s recorded, and that’s just going to be the way it is now. It’s kind of lame, but it’s, I believe, necessary. other little things around the house like they’ve got a window that’s outside of my office that the blinds are always moving. I don’t know if they look at in my office. I don’t want to know I don’t really care. It could be that cats can be anything. I’m not going to judge I’m not going to assume so I didn’t have blinds. I just had houseplants hanging from the window.

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From an arm above the window hanging down getting light, so I had to add blinds the other day. So I went to Home Depot, they they cut these big nice like fo with blinds that match the office and the acoustic foam and everything else I got going on in here in my little Chamber of Secrets, whatever you want to call this, my office recording area, nice blind, they look good. They, you know, they, they do the job, they close their big slats, which I like. I hate those thin little aluminum ones. So these are like brown chocolate, whatever you want to call it. I gotta paint the window edge around it now because I had to remove some old hardware from shutters that used to be there so if anybody wants shutters that are like 32 inches tall by 40 something inches wide and you know me and your local to me just hit me up and say Hey Steve, what about them shut this man and I’ll tell you to come by and you can come pick them up. The hardware form is destroyed the metal hardware it’s bent up because I had a had a kind of pride off a little bit it was stuck under 800,000 layers of paints from the 80s It seems apparently

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This office was once blue because I have found blue paint under these metal shutter mounting points, which I thought was interesting because I believe the room had blue carpet too. So that must have really been blue in here at one point. Now there’s blue, but it’s just blue and black acoustic foam into canes like a checkerboard. So that’s a little bit different. So we’re still getting that area set up to hear that, you know, in here as I’ve been calling it, the Chamber of Secrets from a list is Harry Potter Washington chamber is coming along nicely. I’ve got a lot going on in here, trying to meet it up and just make it more friendly. So I can come in here and record and just hit start yap away, hit stop and move on to the next thing for the day. And then edit when needed. I mean, that’s, I got nothing else today. I mean, this I could just ramble on but I don’t have a purpose to the ramble right now. So I really don’t want to just talk to the world so let’s do this instead. Now that you know the conclusion of ghetto monkey sequence fences gone

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no more communication.

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system arms. That’s it. That’s the brass tacks of it all. So I mean we’re going to be getting trees, Leland Cyprus’s and some Arby’s and we’re going to be planting a couple of different spots. So we’re going to have like a spot around our patio area. Because we got a nice awning. So we want to feel that in with some taller opportunities immediately to block the view from other levels. And then we’re going to put Cyprus’s on the fence line. Now a couple feet like eight feet in or whatever it is that you got to do. So it’s nowhere near the actual fence that I can maintain them nicely. I don’t mind losing the property for a trees, the trees man you’re planting more nature, there’s nothing you can never go wrong with adding nature to your environment, right. Less plastic fences and more trees and things that look nice and smell good. Not crappy. Fucking plastic everywhere. I don’t even get it. But that’s, you know, that’s a whole nother topic of conversation of the plastic world that we now live in. And I could probably do it a day on that because I just I’ll never understand it. I much prefer wood and and trees and the natural

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type of environments like, you know, yeah, this is one of these. So let’s do this. Why don’t you help me out? People are starting to listen. Thank you to every single one of you. I heard from my wife the other day about somebody that was listening. I didn’t expect friend of mine. And I didn’t think she was listening and found out. She was like, well, the kids are in classes and stuff. I think that’s awesome. You know who you are, if you’re hearing this. So, you know, I think it’s so cool when I’m hearing things coming back from other people about other people. So that makes me really happy to know that people are enjoying it. Having a laugh that’s what it’s intended for. This is not meant to be serious. If you want a life changing podcast, might I recommend Tony Robbins, and you can go pay $800 million to go sit in a three day seminar with him where he will fly in a helicopter for the last hour. tell you how fucking amazing you are. Take all your money, get back in that helicopter, roll it up in a giant money to be in hell, smoke that shit while he flies up back into the clouds. So if that’s your thing, and that’s the empowerment you need.

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That’s cool that exists. No, I actually work with a company that does similar, not Tony Robbins. But it’s the business type of that where it’s, you know, powering business owners and all this crap. So I’m used to all that crazy motivational bullshit. It’s to me a lot of I find it to be crap because I personally believe that you have to be motivated for yourself. This podcast wouldn’t be here. If I didn’t wake up today and say after I drop the kid off at school, I’m coming back in the house. It’s a rainy shitty day out today I’m going to sit in my office I’m going to record my podcast I’m going to edit my podcast I’m going to get it set up to post up tomorrow morning so you know which would be friday so you know there’s nobody else that could do that. For me. It would be great if there was listen is this big shows out there like look at Joe Rogan and Mark Barron. And I know those are the ones that I watch I watch listen to or listen to. I listen to what the fuck pod you know. And that’s I like that marks like, you know, my spirit animal. He’s like my long lost uncle that I never had.

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So, you know, he’s like to me, to me, he’s like the closest thing to what George Carlin would be like on a podcast. Can you imagine if George Carlin had a weekly podcast, how just going off he be going every single week, it would be incredible. And that’s kind of what inspires me to do these things out. Unfortunately, I’ve been sidetracked by craziness. So we went from I have diarrhea, which you can listen to. I think it’s like the episode four or I don’t even remember what number we’re up to anymore. I think this is seven now, maybe 675. I don’t know. It’s I’m not really counting. I count when I record the audio just for the sake of having a sequential but I have no content management plans. It’s you know, I’ve got a list of a lot of things I want to talk about over the course of time. So we’ll get to them all as we go. But as I was saying about people hearing me and people experiencing it if you can share my links or if you could tell people to go on the podcast app on on their iPhone or Google Play and just search for me.

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hinged with Steve Lichtman or you go to unhinge pod and all the links are there. So if you’re on Spotify, if you’re on Soundcloud if you are It doesn’t matter what you’re on. I’ve pretty much broadcast to everywhere now. So it’s the only one I’m still not on yet. It’s I Heart Radio. And that’s only because people have told me that I should wait until I have a dozen or so episodes, so I’m accepted quicker into their program. So the only place you really can’t find me right now is I Heart Radio. I believe. Even if you ask Siri to connect to me. I believe that last will the young lady of Siri will actually connect and find me if you request me as a podcast, share with your friends. If you think this is funny, if I ever make you laugh, if you think my stories and nuts and you know there’s more to come. I mean, think about all the things we haven’t talked about in the world today. I mean, I could probably do 45 episodes just on how ridiculous I think some of the generations are that have come after us of you know, these specially like the millennial hipster generation. Not that they’re bad people. I don’t think they’re bad at all. I just don’t understand why you’d want

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look like a lumberjack in and you can’t change your car tire. So if that’s just that’s just me, man. Like, like there’s not an app forever. There’s not an app for being a man and being able to do shit. I know people nowadays think there is, but I’m bringing up my little girl to be stronger than that. So I’m hoping people and I think my friends, I’ll bring it up their little boys to be stronger than that. I don’t I see. No, the nice trend I see from the people in my age group is that the young fellas are actually doing young fella things again, so they go in a Cub Scout, they’re they’re playing sports there, they’re not sitting on their iPads everyday people have learned now, you know, we’ve had that we’ve had a generation that grew up digitally, and people were like, wait, fuck, man. This isn’t that good. Like, look what’s happening. We probably need to like, take the technology little bit away, use it. leverage the technology. Look, I’m leveraging technology to be here right now. But I’m not living in it. I’m not sitting here with a camera walking around the neighborhood just spewing.

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I’m doing laps around my neighborhood walking just going no now we’re going to talk about how you can scale your business up at two times for only $3 million a day No it’s this so much just garbage use of it that I think we need more people like me who are going to tell you the good and the bad of what really is happening around us whether or not it’s politically correct that’s irrelevant anybody who knows me in the street knows I’m as I’m politically correct as it gets Not that I mean to be I just don’t have a filter I recognize I don’t have a filter and instead of pulling back I don’t double down I 100 times down it’s like that casino game when you’re in a casino where they got the the slot machine it says was like 20 times 50 times hundred times well, I’m 100 times down and not caring about being filtered a politically correct because why should I be if we live in a world where everybody could be whatever the fuck they want to be, you could have and I’m not judging. I don’t care what people do. That’s the thing me justifying not that

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Need to but me justifying my attitude and demeanor to life It isn’t about putting other people’s down. I don’t care what people do as long as they keep some really simple principles of being good to your friends and family. Being good to your community being good to your neighbors.

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I mean, come on. Like, these are simple things that are the building blocks for normal society. Right? That’s, I will tell you, this will be the next episode. I think. I think this kind of really leads itself to being its own thing. And not because I could go off on a rant right now for the next hour about this. So let’s do that another day. So you see where my mind’s going though? There’s a lot of content here that we could talk about this a lot of things that man maybe I should have named this triggered instead of UNHINGED, because I feel totally triggered right? Talk about the topic Yeah, I know that’s a popular word now so that’s why I like to use it sounds so fucking irritating you ever just like Trey good picture? George Carlin once again talking about triggered so then you know these people everybody walks around being triggered now because of their feelings being hired. Whatever.

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That fucking feelings can you imagine how amazing that would be if he was talking about our society now watch with all these fucking lumberjacks walking around. You know I had a flat tire. I’m a 70 year old man and nobody can fuck it out me I had to change my own tire because all the lumberjacks couldn’t help. I mean it would be amazing. It would be absolutely amazing. But that’s for another day. We’ll do that another time. So for today I’ll say is just just share my podcast man share to the world on hinge pod.com, you can find me online places that I Emma Lichtman. And you can find unhinge pod or unhinge with Steve Lichtman on all of the audio and podcast apps on the planet. I’m going to be adding jingles into the the podcast soon for the purpose of giving me breaks in between things because I feel like sometimes I go off on too many tangents. So I want to keep myself focused. So I’m going to get a pack of sticky notes and before every episode I’m going to put my talking points on my computer.

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And kind of go through them just so I make sure I hit the marks of what I want to talk about that day. Because I feel like sometimes I leave things on the table or a day like today where we were probably done at the the 1618 minute mark. And here we are. 25. Thank you. More important than anything else. Guys, thank you for being here. Thank you for listening to this podcast. And thank you for coming back next time guys. All right. We’ll listen as Mr. Ryan says love and lizards baby, Have a good one.

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