Whoa! Welcome to another episode of TwoSet Violin! We’re conducting! This is how modern people conduct. You ready? So today we are going to be reviewing some funny conducting clips, that show why… …conducting is the most difficult job, in the world. You think they just stand up there, and wave a stick around, and get paid the most in orchestra? No, no, no! They get paid the most, because they have the most difficult job! How difficult? You’ll find out why. His face…! Dude, he’s just talking to the performers! Ohhhhh… – Wow…!
– He’s angry. Some context, if a conductor’s like, doing this, and this— – You messed up.
– Yeah you really messed up. Oh, wow. To be honest, I couldn’t really hear what messed up. I think… …the orchestra and the singer weren’t in time. Oh! – They came in before the downbeat, right?
– They came in early! Yeah…! – Yeah, yeah, yeah…!
– Early! Oh, that is… – Oh, that’s like, way off.
– Way off. *chuckles* He’s just like, – “Come on, guys.”
– “Come on, man.” – He added that in so well.
– Yeah, it’s just like… – Alright, just as a cue, to like the people.
– Yeah. – “You guys are gonna…
– Yeah. – …get owned, after this performance.”
– Yeah. He’s so pro, he knows when to do that. – Yeah…!
*laughs* Watch the conductor, guys! – In this situation, the conductor’s looking at the singer.
– Yeah. – And directing the orchestra.
– Yeah. ‘Cause the singer can’t see the orchestral musicians, and musician can’t see the singer, so… That’s how important the conductor is. – It’s the point of communication.
– Yes. Holds everything together. Feedback. So they’re very, very delicate people, who are human beings. – Please send them some love.
– Yes. It’ll be pretty stressful, actually. – It will be.
– Being a conductor. – Yes.
– Especially if those musicians, they don’t practice, – and they’re not playing together.
– Yeah. – And…
– Actually, the whole concert’s on you. – Yeah.
– The whole symphony’s on you. Next conductor. Viola! Viola!!! Wow!!! I forgot how intense it was, like, – that is the biggest frown you’ve seen.
– Yeah. “So what do you think of the viola?” *groans* *chuckles* It’s always the viola section. “Viola!!!” “Viola!!!!!” And you can just hear the violas trying to like… – …belt that melody out.
– Yeah…! *chuckles* – “Come on!”
– Like, “Come on, violas!!!” Next time, you’re a conductor, when the viola section’s not playing well, just… ” V I O L A ! ! ! ” Mind you, these are all like great conductors too. If they’re pissed, it’s like, – “Ohhh…you messed up.”
– Yeah. I mean these guys were like the biggest players. – It’s like, imagine the Federer of tennis.
– Yeah. Going to be like, “Come on!” – “Come on.” Yeah.
– “Serve!” – Yeah!!!
– “Get it in!!!” Dude…! …it’s like, dude! – Is this a live performance with live people?
– Yeah, this is a live performance. – Yeah!
– It is! – Everyone’s in concert gear…
– Yeah! Dude, that stare Yuja gave to him, like… It’s like, “Shut up.” “Wha…what are you doing?” Yeah, like, “Are you deaf?” Like… – “Do you realise how loud you’re singing?”
– *laughs* Guys, conductor, the hardest job. You gotta be able to sing as well. Like, he’s good at multitasking. But what do you think happened? Did he just forget? That he’s in a concerto? No, I thought it was like an open, but during like, in the…in the concerto! – Oh, yeah, It’s within the concerto, like during the…
– Yeah!!! Within the… – …like, the piece…yeah!
– Like a tutti section. I feel like it’s a youth orchestra, and the conductor’s like, you know, “They need a bit more musicality.” and he probably just thought they’re in a rehearsal, ’cause he’s pretty old, he looks like… *snickers* …he forgot! – Yeah, he probably forgot, he’s probably like,
– He’s not in rehearsal! “Come on, guys! More, more!” “Here, let me show you.” At least I can enjoy myself! *laughs* Diminuendo. What did he say? “Diminuendo.” He said “Diminuendo”! He’s like, “Diminuendo!” He didn’t even gesture it. Dude, I think he just gave up. Oh wow, that is… That is brutal. 1, 2, 3, 4! Yeah, I don’t know about this one, hey. – Yeah, nah.
– Nah… How can you f*** up so bad…?! Wait for the cellos! One bar rest, guys! – Dude, that conductor panicked.
– He’s like… “The f***?!” – The conductor saw no way out.
– Yeah, he was like… He’s like, “You know what?” Since it’s the beginning, let’s start again.” His first reaction was like, “Go softer!” – “I don’t know what’s wrong, but everyone quiet!”
– “Shut up!!!” For those of you who don’t know, if a conductor does a gesture that big, – it’s pretty serious.
– Yeah. – It depends on how much they involve their body in,
– “Guys!!!” if there’s a whole body and two hands going down, – I think it really means…
– It’s like red alert! Red alert! Stop, stop, stop, stop! – High key anxiety, man.
– Yeah. Nah, that’s fake. Nah, that’s fake. ‘Cause that… – They wouldn’t have a camera out there already, yeah.
– Yeah. (both) Nah, fake! Welcome to TwoSet, – where we call out fake staged things.
– Yeah, that was too fake. – Yeah, someone just…yeah.
– …just happened to be out there. “Oh, someone’s angry?” Yeah, nah. So we have two triangles. Now, let me hear “da-ga-da-dum” from two triangles. One. No. it has to be “da-ga-da-dum”! – Alright guys, it’s started.
– Yeah. You know when the conductor goes, “Let’s do it!” “No, you’re like…” They’re screwed! Yeah, screwed, yeah! As an orchestral musician, when you sit there, and he starts that. You’re like, “Thank god it’s not me, – I hope he doesn’t do our section next.”
– Yeah, it’ll be so screwed! Like I already know they’re screwed, – so much…like so much experience.
– Anxiety… So like, “Just you guys.” – “No, one more time.”
– Yeah. And you know they’re not gonna get a second time. Same rhythm that they’ve been playing, everybody plays so well. “Da-ga-da-dum!” Okay. One. It’s better, it’s a little better. It should really be 15 triangles going “da-ga-da-dum”, but we can’t do that. We’re lucky to have two. Oh my god. Australian internet! Can you make it somehow more rhythmic, so it’s not just a clink? So it’s “Di-gi-di-dum”! I don’t know where, but play higher on the triangle . “Ti-gi-ti-dum”! And…I’m not a triangle specialist, but… One. No, it sounds like a doorbell! Ohh!!! – Oh! Roast time!
– The roast! – The OG!
– What a roast! – Yeah, the OG.
– He’s the OG roaster! When you work with great musicians, be it conductor… …or instrumentalists, they… You can work so many hours on just these details, – it makes a lot of difference.
– just to get it right, get it perfect. Could be anything, they’re “aghhh”, “Da-ga-da-dum!” – He’s getting angry!
– He’s getting angry! He’s like… – “Da-ga-da-dum!”
– “Alright, jokes aside.” Yeah…! “Da-ga-da-dum!!!!” I don’t know how to tell you to do it, but do it! One. Yeah, it’s worse. It’s worse. Well, congratulations. Uh, okay, where do we— (both) He just gave up. Wow. As a triangle player, – you’re probably not used to having
– Yeah. – such high expectations placed on your part.
– Yeah, exactly. And there’s two of them. So one of them probably has never done a lot of orchestral gigs. – Yeah.
– They must have been called extra. – Or maybe someone switched instruments as well.
– Yeah. Hope you guys… – …enjoyed watching conductors with us.
– Yeah. Maybe to inspire you to be a conductor one day. We gotta conduct the outro of this. – Thank you so much for watching guys!
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for Teach For Australia. – Was their emphasis on leadership. – To give back, and try
and make a difference. – And it was a great fit for me. – Just an authentic way
to learn how to teach. – Really helped me to balance
everything in my life. – The students all dragged
me on stage one night, dressing me up as Gene Simmons. – They staged a concert
for me at lunchtime. – The most profound round of applause. – It was just like fist-pumping,
and they were hugging. – Every day is a whole new set of lessons. – I just have so much fun. – There’s always something more that you can do as a teacher. – You’re actually making a difference. – I never intended to be a teacher until I found TFA. – I heard about TFA and
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Translator: Lydia V. Lord
Reviewer: Sebastian Betti For many years, I’ve been
Rafael Nadal’s coach and I’ve met two important requirements
to be a good coach. The first one is that I’m his uncle, is always harder to fire a relative
than somebody else, and the second is that
as we are half Catalans I’ve been the cheapest coach
in the circuit and that counts too. For that … (Applause) For that I’ve stayed in that position
many years, not for other reasons. Once, in Monte Carlo,
we had to play the final against a not very good Swiss player, he played for a while. So, we had to play against him and Rafael asked me, “How do you see the match today?” And I told him, “How do I see it?
I see it a bit tough.” “Federer has a better drive than yours, his backhand is better volley is better too” … And when I was about to tell him,
“And the serve, there’s no comparison,” He told me, “Whew! Stop, Stop.” “You really support me
before going to the pitch.” And I told him, “I could lie to you but in a while Federer
isn’t going to do so. It’s better for you to know
what you are going to deal with, from now on we are going
to look for answers.” That has been the way I’ve understood, a kind of way that I’ve understood
training. Accepting reality is one complicated
thing to do nowadays. It seems today that we always have to give messages to our relatives, positive ones. We have to say to them constantly that they are almost the best ones,
that they are really good. I think that this is not a good principle,
I prefer the other one. Knowing that I’m not good enough. I think that when you know that you are not good enough
and you know reality, that’s the first step, the starting point,
to reach your goals. That’s how I’ve always understood it. I’ve always avoided an overvaluation of the boys I was training,
mostly of Rafael. He was, obviously my nephew
and I could do it. I remember I add after telling him that,
I told him, OK, well, if you are capable of playing
every point as if it were the last one, if you are capable of playing this match
as if life depended on it, if you are more excited than him and you are ready to run faster than him, I think you’ll have
lots of chances of victory. I’ve always believed in chances of victory although, the truth is,
it hasn’t gone out very well. That girl I told her that
she didn’t know how to play, ended fourth of Spain in her category, which wasn’t that bad. This search of impartiality,
of avoiding a hoax, as I was saying, it hasn’t stopped me
from having the maximum confidence in knowing that we’ll reach our goals. Always. I’ve always had the maximum trust
that Rafael would achieve his goals with work, obviously. I remember, many years ago,
at Carlos Moyá´s place, Carlos Moyá asked me — Rafael was about 15 years old,
he asked me, “Would you sign for Rafael to become
an Albert Costa in the future?” Albert Costa had just won Roland Garros, he was the seventh at the ATP. And I told him,
“No, I don’t sign for that.” “I don’t think that Rafael will be better,
I want to believe that he’ll be better.” Carlos Moyá was surprised by that statement Because Rafael was just a young promise and aiming to also be a
Roland Garros champion, wasn’t that easy. Immediately afterwards he asked me, “Would you sign for Rafael to become
a Carlos Moyá in the future?” I answered… “Of course!” Carlos Moyá also won a Roland Garros, he was world number one,
five years among the eight bests. I told him, “Yes, I sign for him to be a Carlos Moyá.” We had dinner, he invited us. We said goodbye,
but just as the door closed, when Rafael and I left, I told him,
“Well, there’s no way I would sign it.” (Laughter) In his house, obviously,
I couldn’t let him down. There’s no way
but to shape well the character. I have been a coach who took care more of shaping Rafael’s character, strengthening his character, than to form him well technically. That’s the reason behind
those strange hits that he makes over the head, or serving as he does now,
although I think he serves better, but for many years,
I didn’t manage to make him learn. But the truth is, it never was my fault that
he didn’t learn how to serve. It was always his fault … (Laughter) because, as many years ago I told
to the father of a pupil I trained, who, seeing how disastrous
his son was, asked me, “Is this what you teach to my son?” and I answered,
“No, this is what he learns, what I teach is very different.” (Laughter) (Applause) I’ve never liked to assume
the responsibility, that’s why, since he was a child I made Rafael assume his responsibility. I have the fame to be a strict coach, I have actually been strict,
I have been a tough coach. I don’t believe in roughness as an aim,
I believe in roughness as means. I have been a demanding coach
because I cared a lot a great fondness for my nephew. I wouldn’t have ever been tough to
somebody who couldn’t cope with it or who couldn’t cope with
that thoroughness. But I would never be tough with somebody who I didn’t feel a great fondness for,
for somebody I didn’t appreciate truly. Since I wanted the greater good
for my nephew, I was really strict. I think this is a main condition. And to be strict, well, this thoroughness I always tried that it turned into self-demanding. One can’t always be stretching constantly to his player, in this case, or to anybody who you train
in any activity. That’s why I always tried
that Rafael felt the responsibility himself. I think that he assumed it, since: Many years ago I went with him
to a tournament with another player. I accompanied him and … I remember that they scheduled the match at the same hour than the other player
I was also accompanying. I was seeing my nephew playing from afar, and he was being a complete disaster. He was losing 5-0 against
a not so great player. In that moment, a friend of mine arrived,
he was a former player, and he told me, “Hey! I think your nephew
is playing with a broken racket.” The ones that have played tennis, with a broken frame
is almost impossible to play, the balls always go out, except inside the court, they all go out. I went to Rafael’s court and I told him, “Listen, your racket is broken,
I think your racket is broken.” The guy did like this, “Damn! Yes,
it is broken, I’ll change it.” Well, he changed it, the scene changed,
but at the end he lost 6-0, 7-5. So, when the match was over,
I went to him and asked him, “Can you tell me that a boy” —
he was 15 years old, I think — “Can you tell me that a boy
after playing for so many years, doesn’t know when a racket is broken?” And his answer was very clear, he told me, “Look, I’m so used to always be blamed, that I didn’t even think that the racket
was the one that was making me lose.” (Laughter) (Applause) The speech has always been the same. A few times … I think that a sense of self-criticism
is necessary, it’s very hard to progress, to improve,
without a good sense of self-criticism. I’ve always tried for him to have it. I have always made sure that
he never gave me excuses, neither about his defeats,
nor about anything that happened. It is too easy to justify, to justify oneself constantly. In the academy I was asked to put up some phrases to motivate the guys. I don’t know if I motivated them,
or if I discouraged them. But I remember that one of the
phrases that I put up was, “Never an excuse made us win a match.” And that’s the truth. Some years ago we were at the US Open and in that edition, the balls
didn’t give a spin that Rafael wanted. We were playing and it was a disaster. Everyday when we were going to train, “These balls aren’t right for me,
they don’t give the spin.” “Interesting,” I told him. The next day was the same;
excuses bother me a lot. He won his first match,
the second, the third; but tired of hearing him, I told him, “Listen, what you should do, is to lose, lose and, in Majorca,
the ball will give a spin.” He listened to me: he lost. (Laughter) He lost, but he didn’t go to Majorca,
he went to Beijing, and I went to Majorca and later
we met again in Naples. Curiously, in Beijing he won
the next tournament. He beat everybody, he defeated the world number three,
the number five. He made a great tournament,
I saw in on TV. I knew the balls he was playing with
and were the same than the US Open ones. I said “f***!” when I met him
again, I asked him, “By the way, what ball
did you play with in Beijing?” And he, a bit embarrassed answered:
“No, with Wilsons.” So … in Beijing they give a spin, in New York they don’t,
but in Beijing they do. Whatever, it’s always the same. Now he was in Australia and when
he played his fourth match, and he didn’t play too well
I said to him, “Yuck!” He called me after the match and I told
him, “You haven’t played too well.” And the first thing he told me was:
“It’s because it was too hot.” It seems that it was hot only in one half
of the court, not in the other. The other player did play really well. (Laughter) (Applause) As I said, I tried to strengthen up
Rafael’s character, and I did trying to encourage his ability to endure because I think this is
what is decisive in life. The ability to endure. Years ago I was in a school, and I heard a teacher that told us, “In life we have to learn to articulate
the phrasal ‘put up with’.” He articulated it in a different way. Well, he told us, “I put up with, you put up with,
he puts up with.” “We put up with,” said the teacher. Rafael learnt how to articulate it: “I put up with myself, I put up with you.” I was hard to put up with. For many years I made him train
with balls in bad shape, with tennis courts in bad shape. I told him, “We are going to train
for one hour and a half,” and then I used to go on
with the training indefinitely because I was interested in making
him learn how to put up with everything. I was interested in teaching him how
to strengthen, mainly, his character. I think that this is decisive, that is what has been decisive in life. I believe that character builds up
thanks to difficulty. And I think this is
the great mistake nowadays. Nowadays, the children having
so many more things, having all the technology behind them, even having nutritionists, having biomechanical studies, audiovisual studies, analyzing the hits, statistics that tell you what to do, in the end,
people find it harder to improve. I give a very clear example. When we arrived
to the professional circuit, the first ones there were: Hewitt, 21 years old. Roddick, 20 years old. This Swiss was already there, 21, Federer. Coria, 21. Nalbaldian, 21. Ferrero, 23. Safin, 24. I think Moyá and Agassi were there,
they were a bit older. Nowadays, the top ones are: Federer, 36. Rafael, about to turn 32. Murray and Djokovic, 31. Wawrinka, 33. Del Potro, about to turn 30. Čilić, 30. Berdych, 33. What has happened? Why does it take so much to the new ones to replace the old ones nowadays? I think it is simply because
they haven’t understood what is essential. The essential … Obviously, I’m not against technology. The world progresses and technology
is going to help us, but I think there are things that, mostly on the training stages, don’t help. Making the life of the young ones so easy I don’t think it helps at all. I believe that sometimes it’s better to restrict a bit the advances and go back to the essential. For us the essential was always: perseverance, it was the respect to the opponent, it was the effort, it was the sacrifice,
it was the discipline. Technologies weren’t ever the essential. I think that’s what all the young ones
should understand. This is what I understand
that was fundamental in Rafael: be sure that everything that happened
was his responsibility, being ready to fight until the end. Rafael had many problems, physical, of injuries … I do not like complaints, when he used to tell me that he had
many problems, I answered, “Well, this is what it is,
that’s what with have to fight with.” And I understand this is fundamental,
not only for Rafael, but for anybody who aspire to reach high goals. I’ve confirmed many years later that I used to think that Borg, McEnroe,
Lendl, were exceptional people, also, I used to think that their coaches
were also great managers. I believed that they have been gifted
with a special talent. Well, I have verified that
a boy from Manacor, a normal child, well, I don’t know if he has reached
McEnroe’s or Lendl’s level, but that with effort, with sacrifice, he has managed to reach many goals that he decided when he was young. That’s why I understand that
if he has managed to make it, obviously many people,
many of us, can make it. I don’t know if everybody could
become world number one, right now, number two from Monday on, I don’t know if we all can reach this but I’m sure that all, all or almost all, can improve and progress. Thank you very much. (Applause)
>>Coming up, it’s theHigh School
Quiz Showchampionship, with Lexington High School! (applause) Taking on Advanced Math
and Science Academy! (applause) That’s next
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life’s storms.>>COSTA: Hi everybody, and welcome in
toHigh School Quiz Show.I’m your host, Billy Costa,
and this is it. The final two teams. The match that will determine the 2016High School Quiz Show
state champion. Today’s championship match-up has Advanced Math and Science
Academy from Marlborough taking on Lexington High School. Let’s get right to it
and meet these fabulous teams. On the Advanced Math
and Science team, we have Shashank, Abhinav,
Ani, and Tim, with the alternates Abhiram
and Rohan on the sidelines, and of course,
coach Jessica Bowen. Nice round of applause! (applause) And from the Lexington High
team, we have Ravi, Colin,
Devin, and Krishna, and coaches Carrie Darling
and Bill Cole, everybody. (applause) The competition has four rounds:
a toss-up, a head-to-head, a category round,
and a lightning round. And of course, we’ll start
with the toss-up round. All answers are worth
ten points, and this is the only round with no point deductions
for any wrong answers. So teams, good luck
and here we go. Gangsters Al Capone
and George “Machine Gun” Kelly were inmates at what notorious
prison in San Francisco Bay? Yes, Krishna.>>Alcatraz.
>>COSTA: Yes. In Jonathan Swift’s satire
Gulliver’s Travels,Gulliver travels to what land, where all the residents
are under six inches tall? Yes, Krishna.>>Lilliput.
>>COSTA: Yes. An irregularly shaped cornea
can result in what common eye disorder
that begins with the letter “A”? Yes, Tim.>>Astigmatism.>>COSTA: Yes. What country’s highest peak,
Pico Turquino, is about 100 miles west
of Guantanamo Bay? Yes, Krishna.>>Cuba.>>COSTA: Yes. All right,
take a look at your screens, you will see a picture. Now, this robe is
for a male performer of what classical form
of Japanese theatre that has existed since
the 14th century? Yes, Devin.>>Kabuki Theater.>>COSTA: No, Advanced Math? Ani.>>Noh.
>>COSTA: Yes, that’s correct. The fastest kind of seismic
waves are called P waves. What does the “P” stand for? Yes, Abhinav.>>Primary.
>>COSTA: Yes. In December 2015, what chair
of the U.S. Federal Reserve announced that the Fed
was raising interest rates for the first time
in nearly a decade? Yes, Shashank.>>Janet Yellen.
>>COSTA: Yes. The Black Death, one of the most devastating
pandemics in human history, peaked in Europe during
the middle part of what century? Yes, Shashank.>>14th century.
>>COSTA: Yes. Who is the only person
to ever beat Venus Williams in a Wimbledon singles final? Yes, Ravi.>>Serena Williams.
>>COSTA: Yes. And now take a look
at your screens. The next question is a video
question, and here it comes.>>Hello, I’m Charlie Baker,
governor of Massachusetts. Here’s my question. The Massachusetts State House was built on land
originally owned by what first elected governor
of Massachusetts and signer of the Declaration
of Independence?>>COSTA: Yes, Colin.>>John Hancock.
>>COSTA: Of course. Okay, according to psychologist
Erik Erikson’s famous theory of development,
individuals pass through how many developmental stages
from infancy to late adulthood? Yes, Shashank.>>Seven.>>COSTA: No, Lexington,
you want to try? Colin.>>Four.>>COSTA:
No, eight is the answer. During World War II,
the German defense of Normandy was led by what field marshal
nicknamed the Desert Fox? Yes, Krishna.>>Rommel.
>>COSTA: Yes. What is the name of the panda
cub born in October of 2015 at the Smithsonian’s
National Zoo? Yes, Colin.>>Bei Bei.>>COSTA: Yes. If you raise the temperature
inside a sealed tube, which of the following
will happen to the pressure? It will: A. increase,
B. decrease, or C. stay the same. Yes, Ani.>>A.>>COSTA: Increase is right. Math question: What is the value of x
when 12 over x equals 9 over 6? Yes, Ravi.>>8.>>COSTA: 8 is right. Although he won
the Battle of Antietam, what Union general was removed
from his command because he failed to move
rapidly to destroy Lee’s army? Yes, Krishna.>>McClellan.
>>COSTA: Yes. Dean Moriarty
is the reckless hero of what 1957 novel
by Jack Kerouac? Yes, Colin.>>On the Road.
>>COSTA: Yes. Pocahontas was the first
Native American to learn English and the first to marry
an Englishman. What settler did she marry
on April 5, 1614? Yes, Shashank.>>John Rolfe.
>>COSTA: Yes. What country that borders
both the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea
is the most populous country in the Arab world? Yes, Krishna.>>Egypt.
>>COSTA: Yes. What LA improv company is named
for the lowest level of patrons at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, infamous for talking
during performances and giving feedback
in the form of rotten fruit? Yes, Colin.>>Groundlings.>>COSTA: Yes. Which of the following
capital cities is closest
to Mount Kilimanjaro? Is it A. Rabat, B. Kinshasa,
or C. Nairobi? Yes, Krishna.>>Nairobi.
>>COSTA: Yes. Known as “the Father
of the Symphony,” the great composer
Franz Joseph Haydn was born in 1732
in what present-day country? Colin.>>Austria.>>COSTA: Yes. Derived from the Spanish word
for scrub oak, what type of biome
is characterized by hot, dry land densely covered
with shrubs and small trees? Yes, Krishna.>>Chaparral.>>COSTA: Yes. Math question: Lisa spent three-quarters
of her paycheck on furniture and the rest on a TV. If the TV cost her $200, what was the original value
of her paycheck? Yes, Ravi.>>$800.
>>COSTA: Yes. Miles Halter, a boy fascinated
by famous last words, is the protagonist
of what book that was John Green’s
first novel? Yes, Abhinav.>>A Fault in Our Stars.>>COSTA: No, Lexington? Yes, Krishna.>>Looking for Alaska.
>>COSTA: Yes. Served hot and frothy
and flavored with chili peppers, what was the favored drink
of the Mayan elite? Yes, Devin.>>Hot chocola… Uh, cocoa, chocolate?>>COSTA: Yes. In 2015, what Grammy-winning
a cappella group sold more than
one million copies of their album
That’s Christmas to Me?Yes, Krishna.>>Pentatonix.>>COSTA: Yes. For eukaryotic cells, what process
of cell reproduction gives rise to two genetically
identical daughter cells? Yes, Ravi.>>Mitosis.
>>COSTA: Yes. First coming to prominence
around the year 600 B.C., what wise Athenian statesman
known as “the Lawgiver” is remembered for his reforms that led to the rise
of democracy? Yes, Devin.>>Draco.>>COSTA: No, Advanced Math? Yes, Tim.>>Solon.
>>COSTA: Yes. In 1894,
President Grover Cleveland sent federal troops to Chicago
to crush what labor strike that crippled railroad traffic
across the nation? Yes, Krishna.>>The Pullman Strike.
>>COSTA: Yes. Who wrote about the hardship
and injustice of debtors’ prison in his novelLittle Dorrit?Yes, Krishna.>>Charles Dickens.
>>COSTA: Yes. From the Latin meaning
“exchange,” what thin layer between
the xylem and the phloem of most vascular plants
gives rise to new cells and is responsible
for secondary growth? Yes, Colin.>>The cambium.
>>COSTA: Yes. Since 2009, the American
Repertory Theatre in Cambridge has been running
The Donkey Show,a disco musical adaptation
of what Shakespeare play? Yes, Colin.>>A Midsummer Night’s Dream.>>COSTA: Yes. At 92 feet below sea level,
what capital city of Azerbaijan is the lowest-lying national
capital in the world? Yes, Colin.>>Baku.
>>COSTA: Yes. What British philosopher
born in 1806 is chiefly remembered for his
theory of utilitarianism, which holds that one should make
the most amount of happiness for the greatest number
of people? Yes, Abhinav.>>Bentham.>>COSTA: No, Lexington,
you want to try? Devin?>>Mill.>>COSTA:
Yes, John Stuart Mill. After her husband’s murder
in 1865, what wife of Abraham Lincoln became the first
presidential widow to receive a yearly pension? Yes, Ani.>>Mary Todd.>>COSTA: Yes. What city is the…
(buzzer) Oh, there’s the bell
ending the round. Everybody can breathe. The score right now, Advanced
Math and Science, 90 points, Lexington High School,
260 points. Let’s go, folks! (applause) All right, the head-to-head
round is next. First, we take a minute
to ask our players about their plans
after high school. Advanced Math and Science
will start, and that means you, Shashank.>>So I want to go
to a university that’s close to a city, and I
want to pursue a pre-med track.>>COSTA: Oh, nice. Abhinav?>>Yeah, so going
along that line, I would like to pursue
biomedical engineering at a university.>>COSTA: Mm-hmm, and Ani?>>I’d like to go
to a nice small college and major
in chemical engineering and maybe computer science.>>COSTA: Very nice, and Tim?>>Yeah, I’d also like
to go to college. (laughter) I’d like to go study abroad
and perhaps major in English.>>COSTA: I’m sure you’re all
going to do just fine. Lexington High School, Ravi,
how about you?>>I’m a junior, so I haven’t started
the application process yet, but I’m looking
for a local college that has a strong
debate program.>>COSTA: Mm-hmm, and Colin?>>I’m also a junior,
but I’d like to go to a college or university
near or in a city.>>COSTA: Mm-hmm, and Devin?>>I’m a senior, so I’m looking for a college
that has a strong history and interdisciplinary program.>>COSTA: Very nice,
and Krishna?>>Like Ravi and Colin,
I’m also a junior, so I haven’t really started
the process yet, but I’m looking for a university
which is good in the sciences and the humanities,
so breadth, basically.>>COSTA: Okay, well,
we’re about to start the head-to-head round, and you
guys all know how this works. One of you will come forward
and represent the team. Advanced Math and Science,
who’s it going to be? Shashank. And Lexington High? Colin, okay. Shashank, Colin,
let’s go head-to-head. Come on down. (applause) All right, we’re about to go
head-to-head. I have Colin on my left
from Lexington High School. I’ve also got Shashank
from Advanced Math and Science on my right. If you guys are ready,
let’s shake hands. This is the championship round. And as a reminder,
in this round, you get ten points
for correct answers. Incorrect answers are going
to cost you ten points, and you can buzz in at any time. The clock is set at 90 seconds,
and here we go. How many amendments make up
the U.S. Bill of Rights?>>Ten.
>>COSTA: Yes. In human anatomy, what layer of skin lies
directly above the dermis?>>Epidermis.
>>COSTA: Yes. What Canadian province borders
the U.S. state of Washington?>>British Columbia.>>COSTA: Yes. Who was the mayor
of New York City at the time
of the terrorist attacks…?>>Rudy Giuliani.
>>COSTA: Yes. What is the SI unit
of electrical current?>>Uh… hertz.>>COSTA: No, the amp. What fictional starship has
the serial number NCC…?>>Enterprise.>>COSTA: Yes. Who died at 46 just six months after publishing
his last novel,1984?>>George Orwell.
>>COSTA: Yes. Around 387 B.C.,
what Greek philosopher opened his Academy
>>COSTA: Yes. What is the chemical formula
of silicon dioxide?>>SiO2.
>>COSTA: Yes. What German author wrote the
1912 novellaDeath in Venice?>>Thomas Mann.
>>COSTA: Yes. How many milligrams
are in a gram?>>One thousand.
>>COSTA: Yes. What peasant known as “the mad
monk” strongly influenced…?>>Rasputin.>>COSTA: Yes. In 1852, what British physician first publishedThe Thesaurus
of English Words and Phrases?(buzzer) Roget. Emi Koussi is the highest peak
in what desert?>>The Sahara.
>>COSTA: Yes. Anubis was
the jackal-headed god…?>>Mummification?>>COSTA:
Egyptian was the answer. The Cape of Good Hope
is at the southern…?>>Africa.
>>COSTA: Yes. Both protons and neutrons
have an approximate mass of how many AMU?>>One.
>>COSTA: Yes. The Pacific Ocean
was named in 1519 by what…?>>Ferdinand Magellan.
>>COSTA: Yes.A Streetcar Named Desire
by Tennessee Williams is set…?>>New Orleans.
>>COSTA: Yes. (buzzer) That’s the end of round two. Let’s take a look at the score,
shall we? Advanced Math and Science,
170 points, Lexington High School,
320 points. Nice round of applause
for both teams. Colin, good luck with the rest
of the round. Shashank, good luck. (applause) Next up is the category round, and we have
the following categories: Far Out, Mr. Madison’s War,
Norse Code, Now Playing, Reelin’ in the Years,
and Late Greats. Now, each category
has five questions with increasing point values. Players, you can confer
with your teammates, but once you buzz in, you’re
no longer allowed to confer. We’re going to need your answer. Advanced Math and Science, you’ve got some ground
to make up– not much,
but you’ve got some ground. You will get to choose
the first category. I’m ready, let’s go.>>We’re doing Far Out.>>COSTA: Okay, questions
about astrophysics. For ten points: the relationship
between mass and energy is expressed as what equation in Einstein’s theory
of special relativity? Yes, Abhinav.>>e=mc-squared.>>COSTA: Yes, you’ve still got
the board, Advanced Math.>>Stick with it.>>COSTA: We’re going to stay
with it for 15 points. In the early 1600s,
what German astronomer established the three
planetary laws of motion? Yes, Shashank.>>Kepler.>>COSTA: Yes, you’ve still got
the board, Advanced Math.>>Stay with it.>>COSTA: Okay, Far Out
for 20 points. Often used in science fiction
to explain time travel, Einstein’s general theory
of relativity allows for the possibility
of what portal or tunnel between black holes? Yes, Devin.>>Wormholes.>>COSTA: Yes, and you’ve got
the board now, category?>>Mr. Madison’s War.>>COSTA: Mr. Madison’s War,
this is a new category. These are questions
about the War of 1812. And for ten points:
when America declared war, Britain had over 500 ships
and the U.S. Navy had only 16. Luckily for the U.S.,
most of Britain’s ships were busy fighting
what European leader? Yes, Shashank.>>Napoleon.>>COSTA: Yes, and now you’ve
got the board, Advanced Math.>>Far Out.>>COSTA: This time
for 25 points. In 1974, what British physicist worked out the exact
theoretical model for how a black hole
could emit radiation? Yes, Devin.>>Stephen Hawking.>>COSTA: Yes, and you’ve got
the board now, category?>>Back to Madison’s War.>>COSTA:
We’re going back there, Mr. Madison’s War for 15 points. Whose victory
at the Battle of New Orleans made him a national hero and paved the way
for his presidency in 1829? Yes, Colin.>>Andrew Jackson.>>COSTA: Yes, that’s correct,
and you’ve got the board.>>Stay with it for 20.>>COSTA:
Mr. Madison’s War for 20. In 1813, the dying captain
James Lawrence of the U.S.S.Chesapeakegave
what final five-word command that became a rallying cry
for the Americans? Yes, Colin.>>”Don’t give up the ship!”>>COSTA: That’s correct. You’ve still got the board,
Lexington.>>Mr. Madison’s War for 25.>>COSTA: All right. What Shawnee chief who led a large tribal confederacy
in support of the British was killed in battle
on October 5, 1813? Yes, Devin.>>Tecumseh.
>>COSTA: That’s correct. You’ve still got the board,
Lexington.>>Mr. Madison’s War for 30.>>COSTA: All right. The lyrics
to “The Star Spangled Banner” were penned by Francis Scott Key
on September 14, 1814 after he watched the British
attack what fort in Baltimore? Yes, Devin.>>Fort McHenry.>>COSTA: Yes, and you’ve
got the board. You’ll need a category.>>Late Greats for ten.>>COSTA: Late Greats, questions about people
who passed away in 2015. For ten points:
the death of actor Leonard Nimoy prompted an outpouring
of tributes on Twitter under the hashtag #LLAP,
which stands for what?>>Live long and prosper.>>COSTA: Yes, you’ve still got
the board, Lexington.>>Late Greats for 15, please.>>COSTA: All right. The song “When Love
Comes to Town” is a collaboration between U2
and what guitar legend known as
“the King of the Blues”? Yes, Devin.>>B.B. King.>>COSTA: Yes, and you’ve still
got the board, Lexington.>>Stay with Late Greats.>>COSTA: For 20 points. What British neurologist wrote
about the mysteries of the brain in the best-selling books
AwakeningsandThe Man Who Mistook
His Wife for a Hat?Yes, Colin.
>>Oliver Sacks.>>COSTA: Yes, you’ve still got
the board.>>Late Greats for 25 points,
please.>>COSTA: All right. What Princeton mathematician
who won a Nobel Prize for his contributions
to game theory was the inspiration for the film
A Beautiful Mind?Yes, Shashank.>>Nash.>>COSTA: Yes, John Nash. Advanced Math,
you’ve got the board.>>Far Out.>>COSTA: Far Out for 30 points. Any mass can become a black hole if it collapses down
into what radius named after the German
astronomer who calculated its formula
in 1916? Yes, Tim.>>Schwarzschild.>>COSTA: Yes, you’ve still got
the board, Advanced Math.>>Late Greats.>>COSTA: Late Greats,
30 points at stake here. What Irish-American star ofMiracle on 34th Street
andThe Parent Trapwas known as
“the Queen of Technicolor” for her red hair
and green eyes? (buzzer) Maureen O’Hara is the answer, and I believe, Advanced Math,
you’ve got the board.>>Norse Code.>>COSTA: Norse Code, this is
a new category, by the way, questions about Norse Mythology,
and for ten points: What god of storm and thunder
has iron gloves and an invincible flying hammer? Yes, Tim.>>Thor.>>COSTA: Yes, you’ve still got
the board.>>Stick with it.>>COSTA: Norse Code
for 15 points. Balder, the god of light, is killed by his brother Hod,
the god of darkness, at the instigation
of what wily trickster? Yes, Shashank.>>Loki.>>COSTA: Yes, you’ve still got
the board.>>Keep going.>>COSTA: Okay, Norse Code
for 20 points. The principal group of gods,
the Aesir, lives at what heavenly palace connected to the earth
by a rainbow bridge? Yes, Ani.
>>Asgard.>>COSTA: Yes, you’ve still got
the board, Advanced Math.>>We’ll stick with it.>>COSTA: Norse Code
for 25 points. What Old Norse word meaning
“Doom of the Gods” refers to a series
of apocalyptic events that signals the end
of the world? Yes, Abhinav.>>Ragnarök,
we’ll stick with it.>>COSTA: Yes, okay, Norse Code
for 30 points. What’s the name of the wolf
that swallows Odin at Ragnarök and is slain by Vitharr? Yes, Colin.>>Fenrir.>>COSTA: Yes, and you’ve got
the board now, new category?>>Reelin’ in the Years.>>COSTA: Reelin’ in the Years. This is a new category–
name that year. And for ten points: President
John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade
in Dallas on November 22nd of what year? Yes, Tim.>>1965.>>COSTA: No, Lexington?>>1963.>>COSTA: Yes, and you’ve still
got the board, Lexington.>>Reelin’ in the Years
for 15 points, please.>>COSTA: All right,
the Soviet flag flew over the Kremlin in Moscow
for the last time on Christmas Day of what year? Yes, Abhinav.
>>1991.>>COSTA: That is correct,
now you’ve got the board.>>We’ll stick with it.>>COSTA: Reelin’ in the Years
for 20 points. The Vietnam War
was effectively ended when Saigon finally fell to Communist
North Vietnamese forces on April 30th of what year? Yes, Shashank.>>1973.>>COSTA: No, Lexington,
want to try it? (buzzer) 1975 is the answer,
but you’ve still got the board.>>Reelin’ in the Years.>>COSTA: Reelin’ in the Years,
this time for 25 points. Following a nationalist struggle that lasted
nearly three decades, India and Pakistan both won
their independence from Britain in August of what year? Yes, Shashank.>>1947.>>COSTA: That is correct,
you’ve still got the board.>>Stick with it.>>COSTA: Reelin’ in the Years
for 30 points. Authors Miguel de Cervantes
and William Shakespeare both died in April of what year? (buzzer) 1616. I’ve only got the one category,
and the category is Now Playing, questions about recent musicals. And for ten points: “All-American Prophet”
and “Tomorrow Is a Latter Day” are songs from what musical
from the creators ofSouth Park?Yes, Colin.>>The Book of Mormon.
>>COSTA: Yes. This time for 15 points. Based on a film
of the same name, what new musical set in London is about a talented
soccer player named Jess who rebels against
her strict Indian parents? Yes, Ani.>>Bend It Like Beckham.>>COSTA: Yes, and Now Playing
for 20 points. Based on a book by Roald Dahl,
what musical features a bright little girl
who’s bullied by her parents and her headmistress,
the fearsome Miss Trunchbull? Yes, Abhinav.>>Matilda.>>COSTA: Yes, and this time
Now Playing for 25 points. “One Fine Day”
and “I Feel the Earth Move” are songs fromBeautiful,a new musical
about what singer-songwriter who fought her way into the
record business as a teenager? Yes, Devin.
>>King.>>COSTA: Yes, Carole King. One more question,
Now Playing for 30 points. In 2015, who became the toast
of Broadway as the composer, lyricist, and star
of the hit musicalHamilton?>>Yes, Colin.>>Lin-Manuel Miranda.>>COSTA: That is correct
for 30 points. (buzzer) And there is the bell
ending the category round. So now the score, Advanced Math
and Science 375 points, Lexington High School
605 points. How about it, folks? This is
the championship round. (applause) Okay, we’re heading into the
final 90 seconds of gameplay. It is the lightning round, and you get 20 points
for each correct answer. Incorrect answers
will cost you 20. So the clock is set. Teams, good luck,
this is for the championship. What is the largest animal
in the world? Yes, Abhinav.>>Blue whale.
>>COSTA: Yes. Which planet is named
after the Roman god of war? Yes, Abhinav.>>Mars.
>>COSTA: Yes. The island of Bali
is part of what country?>>Indonesia.
>>COSTA: Yes. Visible-light wavelengths
are commonly denoted in what unit that’s
one billionth…? Yes, Abhinav.>>Uh, like… millihertz?>>No, nanometer. Name the junior United States
senator of Massachusetts.>>Ed Markey.
>>COSTA: Yes. Who wroteThe Tale
of Squirrel NutkinandThe Tale
of Jemima Puddle-Duck?Yes, Colin.>>Mother Goose.>>COSTA: No, Beatrix Potter. In 1954, what American scientist
won a Nobel Prize for his research into the nature
of the chemical bond? Yes, Ani.>>Lewis.>>COSTA: No, Linus Pauling. The story ofMoby Dickwas
inspired by what real-life…? Yes?>>No answer.>>COSTA: Okay,The Essex
was the answer. What Middle Eastern country
was created on May 14, 1948? Yes, Abhinav.>>Israel.
>>COSTA: Yes. Who is often credited
with inventing the first nonfiction novel
withIn Cold Blood?>>Truman Capote.
>>COSTA: Yes. American icon Julia Child made
her television debut in 1963 on what public television
program? Yes, Colin.>>The French Chef.
>>COSTA: Yes. Natural rubber is white. What common element added
to tire rubber…? Yes, Abhinav.>>Sulfur.>>COSTA: No, carbon. In 1972, what superhero appeared on the first regular issue of
Gloria Steinem’s Ms. Magazine?>>Wonder Woman.
>>COSTA: Yes. Which U.S. state has the most
electoral votes in the Electoral College?>>California.
>>COSTA: Yes. What Supreme Court justice
wrote the majority opinion in the Dred Scott…? Yes.>>Uh, Taney.
(buzzer)>>COSTA: Did he make it? Yes, he made it, so they get credit
for the point, but the winner and this year’s
High School Quiz Showchampion is Lexington High School,
with a score of 665 points. The runner-up with 415 points,
Advanced Math and Science. Wow, what a season! Congratulations to both teams
for this game, and another great season. But here’s the deal: Lexington
High School now will move on to the fourth annual
Governor’s Cup Challenge to take on the winner of New
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Timing is everything. Wow! That’s right. It is time for another… Tss… Can you smell it guys? Mmm… What a nice simmer. That’s right, we’re not a roasting channel. – We’re a simmering channel.
– Yeah. We feel like we’ve covered quite a lot already, you guys get the gist. But then… We came across this Chinese TV show. This one was just something else again. Take the caps. Ready to go. By the way, this drama is called ‘My Last Visa’, or ‘最后的签证’. – Based off a true story apparently.
– Yes… The plot is about the heroic deeds of a Chinese diplomat who issued out visas for thousands of Jews during WW2. I’m totally not reading off a synopsis website right now. Obviously, it’s depicting something quite important and historical. We’re just here to talk about the violin playing. Yes. – Alright, so…
– Ling Ling insurance! Did you see what I saw? Great violin soloist with 4 fine tuners! Here we go again. When was the last time you saw a world class soloist… Even a University student soloist play with a violin with 4 fine tuners? – It doesn’t happen.
– Oh my head. Just no. Let me just get this through my head. No. Usually a soloist doesn’t use 2 hands, they can do it with 1 hand. That’s saying something though. Yeah, but hey. Maybe the actress didn’t want to drop the violin, – so I can respect that.
– And I get the suspicion they had real musicians. Yeah, the ones in the background. You know why? Cause the dude he has a towel over his chin rest. He looks very comfortable with it. Dude, mate, just get a seat. No one does this: Usually they don’t let people in. There’s a shut-off time. Maybe times were different back in WW2 era. But Sarasate Zigeunerweisen is the piece they’re playing for those of you who don’t know. Very famous violin piece. Let’s see how she plays it! Holy moly. Dude. We’re gonna be here for a very long time. It clearly started on the G string. Yeah, not just that, look: Ohh!! – Basics!
– It’s crooked. Her hand is too flat, it’s just on the A string. She kind of started on the 3rd position, but then she went down, when it should be going up, the pitch. Oh no, why did you go down? – She shifted down!
– Just keep the left hand there. Look! 1, 2, 3! Urgh. Why are we expecting more? We should know by now. Sorry, I mean, I get it that she’s not a musician, – but that’s still painfully funny to watch.
– It’s like… Why are they doing a zoomed in shot? If they’re gonna zoom in like that – they might as well get a double.
– Get a professional. You don’t draw attention to like, an obviously fake thing. – You know?
– Yeah, and then drawing attention to that run. It’s the hardest run too, right? She’s doing like 1 2 1 2 2 3, but like she’s staying in position. By the time we stop just then, – It’s already up here.
– Yeah. But she’s still stuck down here. – Second and a half position.
– Just get a double guys. – It makes it so much more enjoyable.
– Yeah. – Or just don’t zoom in to it.
– Yeah, just… Or just don’t. Ah! Oh, wow! If you could actually do that, you’re better than every other violinist out there. To make that sound… The sound? – Wow, man.
– It’s like a… Whole bow, but what she used was like… Just a little part of the bow. – 1 inch.
– What you heard was like a huge bow. What you see, it was like… We won’t even say anything, you can just spot the difference. Versus… Dude, why is she just – What is this? Hey Brett, let’s play your Tchaikovsky. I wonder how they got so many people to just sit there and watch. That’s a lot of actor wages to pay. And then they couldn’t get a double. Ha! – Dude, she bowed for the pizz!
– The pizzicato! That’s pizzicato, guys. But she used a… Her bow’s just sliding all over the place. Usual stuff that we talk about but it doesn’t get less sacrilegious, you know? The bow change is out of time. She’s on the fingerboard. She should be on the 1st position. And G string, she’s on the A string on 3rd position. Her bow is so tense. We’re a simmering channel. She really likes that kind of 3rd, 4th position – on the G string, right?
– G string. The bow’s going back and forth, and she likes this movement. I don’t think she’s done a single like… Long bow. I feel sorry for the musicians. I feel sorry for every single person hired there to endure her. We’re a simmering chan – – Actually, was the recording kinda weird too?
– Yeah. – It doesn’t sound like a solo concerto piece.
– What they’re doing. – And –
– You can’t even hear the solo violin. Yeah, there’s no solo violin sound – and the firsts sound kind of all over the place.
– Yeah. Dude, the applause started happening – before they started applauding!
– Clapping. Yeah. Look, listen. *Applause* And no one’s clapping. This sounds like someone bootlegged a recording. So they went into like, their local orchestra concert – and just recorded the audio.
– Recorded the – In that concert, they started clapping before the end which… Don’t do please. And they just put it in there. Oooh!! Damn, where’s that bridge? Where’s the budget? You can afford all those actors in the audience. Ohh… Different violin as well. Dude, what happened to your other violin? Did she drop it? Bro… Didn’t the actress herself realize, – “something seems different about today’s violin”.
– I know… It’s like where’s your… The attention to detail. We can’t even demonstrate this to you, cause I cannot take my bridge off. Put your pinky on the bow. Yeah, I know. Basics, guys. And look at the gap between her left hand finger and the thing. There’s a massive gap here. Should be like that… Not… Just get a doppel! Her pinky’s all the way up there! If your pinky is all the way up here, look at all the time that’s required to hit the string. That is inefficient AF. You want to keep your fingers ready to go. Boom. Boom. Bayah. On, off, on, off. That does not happen, that does not happen. – That never happens!
– Okay… We’re not directors, but… Dude, most – 9 out of 10 musicians, if they didn’t know someone was about to approach them, and you did that to them… They would literally jump. You don’t know how much focus and like, care is required to play. It’s like, woah. I love how there’s always like, this whole idea of violin and romance. – Yeah.
– Putting that together, guys. I get it, but oh my god. Just, eh! Did the violin change again? No, it’s the same one, just different color. Why is there no bridge? At least that was right. That was a right sound depicted from the tin, that was the actual sound. I’m just trying to picture. In which world would this scenario ever unfold as it just did? When you don’t have a bridge. Ohhh!!! Oh wow. Okay, not only is there no bridge, but now it’s slathered in – Is that rosin or is that the light? It’s just dirty, there’s like white powder everywhere. Gloves on… Oh dude… – She’s got gloves!
– Why would you… Why would you, why would you… The thickness of your fingers change with the glove. The feeling is all off and the spacing is all wrong. Just listen to this. You can’t vibrate with the glove. She’ll just slide. I know. The only closest gloves you can get, if the glove has holes so you fingers can stick out. I remember there’s a clip of the violinist Vengerov playing out in the cold, but he had gloves, – but the fingertips are still there!
– Yup. I’ve just never seen such a bad portrayal. – That’s not even the violinist at this point.
– Stop. Just stop. – Dude, she stopped playing!
– Dude, she stopped playing! Dude, there’s over a billion people in China and we know, a lot of people, they can play. Really, really well. Ask someone to be on set or find someone that had like – grade 2 violin training.
– I’m pretty sure… Everyone… Oh my god… Yeah, it’s missing a bridge, mate. – Well…
– Yeah, well… Maybe if you didn’t wear gloves, you had a bridge… Maybe if you could actually play. Alright, I know we’re being nitpicky, but as a musician, when we watch things like this… These are the thoughts that come into our head. We can’t take it seriously. If it was a little bit off but at least it was like kind of close, then we can respect the effort. But this is just clearly like… They didn’t even try. They didn’t even get a proper violin. Like, come on. That’s like I’m gonna make a feature-length movie about Roger Federer, the great tennis player, and then you show up with a tennis racket with no strings on it. – It’s like an empty racket.
– Yeah, and then – And then the ball goes through. – Yeah.
– Just cut the shot. She’s got the gloves again. Yeah, don’t play it! What happened to her first violin? Budget costs! “Oh, we heard we can remove the bridge and people won’t know it’s there. It saves a few dollars!” Bridge! Bridge!!! What??? What? The mysterious return of the bridge? Oh, it’s gone again. Why? I actually don’t understand. You know why? It’s a magic trick. They’re magicians, look at them. I actually do not understand why this is even an issue. Is it a different violin? It looks like the same. It looks like the same violin. – Oh dude, I’m so confused.
– The rosin is gone. Nothing is there anymore. Whatever. I mean I guess the violin kind of deserved it. – Yeah, that wasn’t even the violin.
– That wasn’t even the violin. But wow, okay. Dude, the sound that it made – when it dropped…
– It wasn’t real right? – Buh duh pfff.
– That does not sound like a violin drop. That – It doesn’t go *imitating sound* It sounds like the sound design team just went like… Bro, the violin is a hollow chamber. You hear a twang as well, bang~ Can you hear the strings? FYI, some luthiers do this knocking just to check if there’s any cracks. Oh my God. We don’t really need to explain more but holy crap. Dude, she’s got a bridge at least. Should be in the lower half of the bow, playing that type of bow stroke. Double stops on the E and A strings, not on the D string. Bow is crooked. I give up. She’s staying in one spot like, she’s going… The music is in like, hardcore octaves. And her hand wasn’t even in octaves, it was just staying in the same position. I don’t even know what to say. Oh no… Alright guys, I think- You know, I love – I really love this scene because… As you can see the shadow back there, it’s kind of representative of a protractor with all the angles. And it’s ironic because she went past the 180 degree level and went down here. Your bow does not go… That’s the angle. Unless you bend your back like that. – It’s just not good for your spine.
– That’s not a good posture. Oh, that vibrato… – Alright, I think I’m over this.
– Yeah, I’m done. – Guys, oh my god…
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Hello, my name is Salma Khuky. I build highways and
bridges for government of Bangladesh, and this is my story In our country for a lady to become an
engineer is itself a story. People still are not used to encounters, I should
say, of a lady engineer. Our lady engineers were more or less working on the desk jobs. I approached my administration office and I asked
that I wanted to work in Dhaka field office and they got like surprised, ‘how dare you?’, because
you know, the engineering business, it involves the contractor, the social political parties
and the local community because it’s a huge money involving business. So our senior officers, they told me it is
not suitable for you, you can’t, and I fought, I convinced everybody, yes, I want to do it, let me show, let me try,
if I fail, then you were right, if I succeed, then we all are right. That time, because I was so
challenged that I felt that I need the knowledge and I felt that I need the support, then I
applied for the Australia Award Scholarship I had to face a very, very competitive selection
process, I had to go through that and I was lucky. I did my masters on engineering management
from the business school of University of Western Sydney, it was a one year course
and really I enjoyed my course, I learnt so many cutting edge theories
and recommendations??, I met the industrial people there, I was really
adding value on my career. It opened my perception, it opened my
understanding it gave me a new perspective. I finished the course in 2012 an I joined
here, in my department again I worked as an executive engineer, it’s
a midlevel post and I have thirty people around working currently under my office. Salma is very courageous and she can be
a role model to the other female officers, maybe even to the other male officers
of this department. She was one of the pioneers, who worked in the field divisions
of roads and highway department as a subdivisional engineer, which I think
most of our lady colleagues do not get the courage to work there. Ladies have common issues, common problems
across the profession, across the continent across the world, we have common issues,
but in our country, countries like ours these issues are more aggravating,more
urgent. Even??? women have launched a target for all the women professionals
by 2030 it will be 50/50, step up 50/50 in every profession, in every country,
so I trim off 50/50, step it up by 2030.