Tomorrow Daily 102: No offline Netflix, giving holiday GIFs, eating cricket cookies and more
On today's show, a super sophisticated way to eliminate blind spots and have really cool navigation in your fancy car.
Netflix PR lets us down and tells us we can't have Netflix on offline mode.
And we're gonna tell you how you can send a 100 foot tall holiday greeting.
Oh, and we're gonna eat some cookies, made with crickets.
Cuz you know.
Like you do.
Greetings, citizens of the Internet, welcome to Tomorrow Daily, the best new talk show in the known universe.
I'm your host, Ashley Esqueda.
Joining me, as always, once again, forever more, Khail Anonymous
You have a reason why we're eating these crickets [INAUDIBLE].
I promise there's a reason.
There's an actual reason behind this.
I'll trust you.
There's a 100% good, trustful reason.
I'm not sure about that.
We're gonna, we'll discuss.
But first we gotta hit the headlines.
so a few weeks ago, do you remember the transparent car?
The Japanese researcher who had like this special projection screens and the cameras and the mirrors and it was like very kind of crazy setup.
A little scary but yes.
It's a little weird but this is actually a really sophisticated version of that.
Brought to us by Jaguar and Land Rover.
This is, this is really cool.
So, [COUGH] we're gonna watch this video.
Notice on the the beams there, the guy who's crossing the street.
Check this out, on the right side.
It makes the, the beam right there, that pillar on the side of your windshield.
Look like as if it's transparent, so you're seeing that transparency there.
You see that?
Okay, so this is really cool.
So, what that is though is, it's not a projection, it's a screen.
And they use cameras to show you what's on those screens.
Like, so they will show you a view of what's on the other side of that pillar if.
There is something to be seen there.
So, if the thing decides like, you know, whatever.
And then this is a, is a projection on your windshield.
That is a quote unquote, ghost car that shows you navigation.
So, instead of saying like, just turn right, it's a little bit easier for the human eye to sort of follow a car, like an actual car.
So there it is.
There's the ghost car right in the middle of the windshield there.
And he's driving forward, and then the car's gonna be like, oh hey, like, turn right or left.
And then you follow the, the car, the actual, like, projection of a car going down the road.
[LAUGH] That's amazing.
Isn't that awesome?
No, no, no ghost time trials yet, like in Mario Kart, but.
They're really awesome but, so, the cool thing is that these blind spots would only activate if the car-
Oh, he drove by a parking structure and it said how many spaces were free.
Right, so this is like a. Total concept that they wanna kind of implement in their vehicles at some point in the future.
Nothing rolling off the production line next year or anything like that.
But they're saying that this system will reach its full potential when they can kind of link into infrastructure like parking structures and.
Restaurants and road closures.
You know, diff, different things like accidents, things like that, where your windshield would basically be your hub.
That wouldn't necessarily get in your way or be distracting, but they would enhance your information.
So, all that information would be at the driver's fingertips, which would be really cool.
Yeah, and you wouldn't have to like, you know, whenever I use maps, I have to look at my phone.
You have to look down.
If you like, oh.
And I like that-
And also being able to see through the beams could clear out some blind spots, for sure.
I think that's the big thing.
I really liked in the video if you didn't notice, when the driver's sitting there like this, as soon as he turns his head, that's when the car recognizes that you need to see behind your blind spot so it changes.
The screen on the pillar changes.
It's the coolest car tech I've seen in a while.
Like I really like this idea.
It's really cool, it's interesting.
It's and I, I feel like this is a much more practical use of,
Instead of a fully transparent car,
Which is kind of weird.
If you're listening on iTunes, you really gotta see this one.
This is like
It's so cool.
I pick like one and 16 times are much.
To say you need to see this, and this is definitely-
That's the time.
This is definitely one of those, that's, that's awesome.
I want that.
Really, really good.
I want that in my car, so [CROSSTALK]
I want it in all cars.
I mean, that's the one complaint I have about my Veloster.
I love my, I drive a Hyundai Veloster.
Oh, a Veloster, mm-hm.
It's an awesome car, but the blind spots in that car are.
A little challenging, if I do say so myself.
And you do say so yourself.
And I do.
I do say.
Tell me about Netflix, why are we gonna be sad?
Okay, so that, that was a happy story, this one's a little sad, because there have been people that have wanted to watch Netflix online.
I mean, you know, you're going on a flight, you wanna like, have a couple that you can watch on the flight.
Tag a couple.
Netflix PR specifically, Cliff Edwards has said that no.
That is never going to happen.
That's a direct quote, right?
Yeah, he said, never going to happen.
This is, of course, because a lot of people were saying, you know, they, they're worried about quality and finding WiFi broadband that, that works, work well, so they wanna have some that are offline.
And Netflix is like, you know, you know what?
Look, like it's never gonna be a problem.
You know, it's, it's [CROSSTALK] that's what's gonna happen.
I think the big argument is like, this is a band-aid.
Offline mode is a band-aid for a bigger problem, which is Netflix wants everybody to have broadband everywhere, so that you can use Netflix everywhere.
And that you don't have an offline mode.
And I would imagine there's probably, what, licensing stuff?
There's probably licensing.
Like having something on,
Like have it offline.
Having a movie on your, you know.
Is a little different.
Like it's almost like owning it.
But to be fair.
Cause if you never connect again it's your movie.
But to be fair, if you rent a movie from, well, you rent it, like, let's say you rented it.
So if you rent it from let's say what is is, Google
The GooglePlay store.
You can pin it.
So, anything that you have instead of streaming it, you can pin, like that's in the cloud.
So, you can like pin it, and then it's available offline until you decide you don't want it on your device anymore and just unpin it.
But Netflix has like certain length licensing so they're like.
Yeah, that's true.
You can only have our movie for like
For this long.
You know Paramount is like you can only have this movie for.
And then they pull it, and if then you have that, they can't control it, and.
That's true, yeah, if you were to pin something like Bad Boys.
It's going away this month on Netflix.
Pin Bad Boys, oh, is it?
But Bad Boys 2 is gonna be on Netflix in January.
[LAUGH] Oh, you can't have both screening then [CROSSTALK]
Can't have both, yeah, no, you're gonna have to, you know what you do.
New Year's Eve screening of Bad Boys, New Year's Day screening of Bad Boys.
There you go.
You got your New Year's planned.
And you can even line it up to like midnight so you can just watch them back to back.
I totally understand this Netflix thing.
I get it.
And it wasn't like I was even jonesing for this.
It's, I'm fine.
Yeah, and I, well, I think that they're right in that there's a million other places to get offline content.
And the other thing is that they're.
They're banking on the fact that in a few years, this is not even gonna be an issue.
That everybody will be able to have, you know, reliable enough broadband to stream Netflix wherever.
Which is ambitious, but we'll see.
But that brings us to our hashtag of the day.
I'm really curious as to what you guys think about this.
And I want to know are, this, are you cool with this?
Are you angry?
Are you a Netflix user, are you furious?
Are you going to cancel your subscription because of no offline mode?
Like is this something that is really important to you?
And if it is, why or why not should Netflix offer offline mode?
I feel like we've already made our argument.
It's not their responsibility.
They offer streaming service.
That's what they offer.
They shouldn't have to go that extra mile.
I know, but it'd be really nice when I travel.
I'm not paying 30 dollars a month.
Maybe add an extra tier, like, pinning offline.
Like, nine, nine, yeah, all right well.
30 bucks a month, I don't know.
They're like mood casts, do kind of that, I don't know.
I guess, yeah, you can rent movies, that's fine.
But that's the hashtag, there, I don't, like, I'm really curious to see, cuz people are really.
They're really, they're really up in arms about this, I had no idea.
I feel like people are kind of upset about the fact that it's like, well, when you say never, I mean when a PR person is like, it's never going to happen.
Then people get upset about that.
Because they had hopes, they're like oh, maybe, someday.
Now it's like no.
We're shutting that down.
Yeah, they're working on, they got other stuff they need to worry about too.
Yeah, they gotta, they gotta worry about Marco Polo.
[LAUGH] Hearing not great things about that show.
There's a show coming out with Marco Polo?
Why are they doing all these?
It's like their Game of Thrones.
Where there's big, you know, kind of fantasy, historical, epic tale-
With boobs and stuff, wearing things.
But yeah, I just I haven't been hearing good things, that's all I'm saying.
I have not personally seen it, but I have heard from a few people that they were not impressed.
But things, moving on to things that are impressive.
To some people.
It's your user comments.
No, this is holiday gifs, not gifts with a T, gifs.
Animated, like animated.
Yeah, thought you misspelled it there.
If a card is not going to cut it this holiday season, let's say, you, you feel bigger than a card.
Your holiday cheer is so much bigger than a tiny little card that you wanna send in the mail.
I got a great idea for you.
So you have until, I think the 19th.
You have until this, this Friday to answer this.
You're running out of time, yeah.
You can actually shout your greeting in a 100 foot high animated gift Holiday, Holiday greeting in San Francisco.
They are going to project them on to the side of two buildings on Market Street.
Oh, I want to see it.
Huge an, animated gifts.
So it' s going to be it, it.
This is the brain child of WP Engine Labs.
10 Up and Gray Area Foundation so they're going to actually project these like animated gifts onto buildings.
And you're going to be able to go over to giftthehalls.com.
Gift the halls website.
You can choose a pre-made, animated GIF so these, those are all the GIFs.
So let's say you pick this nice animated GIF that's a fire.
These are all local Bay Area digital artists who have made these animated GIFs.
So you gotta register for the site.
You can sign with Facebook or whatever.
Type your message in.
And then you hit submit.
And then it will be projected.
A hundred foot tall onto these buildings between the 20th and the 24th of this month.
And that's that's what it's gonna look like.
That's, that might actually might even be a smaller version.
Cuz they said 100 foot tall.
So it's gonna be bigger than that.
And it's free?
Yeah, I mean it's, and it's totally free.
And they're not live streaming it?
So you'd have to be in the bay area.
But, no, no, no, here's the cool thing.
So if you're not there, they're gonna email you an image of your message being projected on the wall, they'll email it to you after they, after they put it up there.
And it's free?
Yeah, you can go over to gifthehalls.com.
So they'll, you'll get an image of the card via email to
To prove, to have proof.
I'm expecting somebody to do that for us.
Tell us, Happy, Happy Xmas or whatever.
And also, I [CROSSTALK]
And send it to us as [INAUDIBLE].
I'm just saying.
I have already taken the liberty of signing, of telling San Francisco, Happy Holidays, from us here at [CROSSTALK]
So I'll get that, and then hopefully we'll either show it on this
Maybe before Christmas if we get the email I gotta know when it's gonna go up on a wall.
Let me if San Francisco calls us.
I'm gonna call up San Francisco I said cal 867-5309.
Oh I love her.
Ask for Jenny.
Ask for Jenny, but yeah that's it's just a I thought that was funny, interesting, weird, kind of, kind of awesome.
And if you're not there you can still do it an say, Happy Holidays San Francisco.
Happy Holidays San Francisco.
So, I think, but they tell you keep it clean.
So, you can't, can't go crazy and you can't pick your own animated gift which is a real bummer.
That seems like a huge bummer.
I would've picked the animated gift of Opera giving beads to everybody in the studio.
[LAUGH] That's what I would have given.
That was a really good one.
One of my favorites.
All right, we're gonna take a quick break, we'll be back in 30 seconds or so, and-
And we're gonna eat these crickets now.
We're gonna eat some, eat some crickets.
So don't click away.
It's Tomorrow Daily.
I'm gonna hit you right in the hand.
Welcome back to Tomorrow Daily.
We, okay, I don't even know where to begin with this, so let's just run the the back it or hack it graphic.
Okay, so I have to clarify, this is not actually up for Crowdfunding right now.
This was Crowdfunded earlier this year.
I backed it.
And it won?
And it, it got funded, okay?
So this is Chirps, this is these are.
I think the, the kickstarter started off as they were Tor, Tortilla chips I guess.
Made out of crushed.
Cricket pow, flour.
Well, hold onto it, don't, don't [CROSSTALK] eat it yet.
Shouldn't have smelled it!
[CROSSTALK] [INAUDIBLE] Why?
Shouldn't have smelled it!
Okay, so here's CHIRPS.
These are cricket chips.
So it's these three very enterprising women.
Started this company called Six Foods and they talk about how meat, in the future, is gonna be lot harder to be sustainable.
And how how we get our protein in western culture is quite a bit different than some other cultures, where they're totally fine with eating bugs.
And they found the best way to get people in western society to eat a bug,
Is to fool them!
Is to trick them.
And so, just like you trick your kids into eating their vegetables, tricking adults into eating crickets.
They're ground up, sterilized they're sterile ground crickets.
And so they, they ground em into a flour,.
And they make you know, turkey and chips.
I want those chips.
I'm getting the chips in I think it's January or February.
Okay, all right, yeah.
But for the holidays, as a thank you, they added a free, like they kicked in.
Half a dozen chocolate chip cricket cookies.
So, I decided to bring them in and we, we have to taste test them on the air.
Because,honestly, it's like what good are we to tell you to back or hack it if I don't, with my own personal funds, back something and then follow up with it and tell you if it's any good or not?
You've gotta put the mon, your money and your crickets where your mouth is.
That's exactly right.
Don't quote me on that, ever.
So, I'm gonna let you take one first, because I, I've been sick and I don't wanna reach in there and touch a cookie.
Right, okay let me get a.
Like one that's not.
Yeah, pick it.
Pick a good one.
Maybe with less crickets in it.
All right, should I, should.
So, did you, did you ever see Snowpiercer?
Where they eat the little, the little blue, black blocks that turn out to be cockroaches?
Yeah, super gross.
That's a, that's the mode I'm in right now.
You just dropped a whole cricket cookie.
It's gonna hop back into the bag.
All right, so let's do this.
Let's do this.
Do you want me to read what's in it?
I want you to read what's in it while I'm eating it.
While you're eating it?
Okay, here we go.
Semi-sweet chocolate chips is the number one ingredient.
Sugar, salted butter, wheat flour, eggs, cricket flour, oat flour, brown sugar, vanilla extract, baking soda, and salt.
And there's three grams of protein per cookie.
All right, so I'm gonna try, I'm gonna try this.
It smells like a molasses cookie.
We're eating crickets right now.
I wonder how many crickets are in it, honestly.
Per, I would like to know the ratio of crickets per cookie.
I think it's good.
It, it almost tastes better than like some, some of, I'm sorry guys, but some of my friends cookies that they sent me for the holidays.
Like this may be better than that.
Do you feel weird about eating crickets?
Do you want some water?
[LAUGH] I'm still sick, so I'm coughing now.
Oh my god, your face is amazing.
Okay, to explain it to you.
These, these three girls, women, are fantastic at making cookies.
I will say that.
It's sweet and delicious.
The cricket, and maybe it's just all in my brain.
Maybe it's all in my brain.
It makes it a little tangy.
Nope, it's psychological.
I realized it's, it's tangy.
I don't get that.
You know what I think that is, that's the salt.
That's the salt in the cookie.
Oh, I made cookies two days ago.
You got to add a little salt.
You got to add a little salt.
You can't tell me you can't even taste the cricket in that Kale.
They must have added a lot of cinnamon.
Its like cinnamon or molasses.
What's that one.
There is one flour.
What I'm saying is.
You can't taste the crickets.
You can't really taste anything, but I can tell.
Not like dangerously so.
Special recipe where it's not like a traditional.
Chocolate chip cookie.
You're just like wait a minute.
This is a little bit of a variance.
Those are good.
My mind says hey, wait a minute.
Those are not all 100% of what a cookie is.
Like in 99.9% what a cookie [UNKNOWN]
I'm going to give these to people at Christmas.
Like my family, I'm not going to tell them until after they eat it.
See what happens, maybe I'll film it.
Yeah, somebody did that with me recently with a deer hot dog.
It was a hot dog made of deer.
A venison hot dog?
Yum, yum, yum.
It was it was dry.
I've been eating a lot of weird stuff recently.
At least you're not giving blood while playing video games.
I'm sorry I shouldn't have brought that up.
Yeah, now I can't, now I can't eat anymore cookies.
I'm sorry, I know, I know, you've lost your appetite.
But, yeah, so, if you wanna check out sick food you can go over to sickfood.com.
They have a whole websites, you can pre-order chips, chirps, I should say chirps.
I like this idea of us eating weird cap on this show a lot.
I do too.
Let's do it.
> Yeah, so that's, that's back it or hack it.
It's follow up back it or hack it, so.
I wanna try the chips cuz that's, that's what they were, where they were boasting, right?
Yeah, that's okay, I'm down with that.
Yeah, yeah, no, they, they're ground up crickets in like tortilla chips.
And we can't have like salsa or anything like that first.
We gotta taste the chips.
And we could have like worm salsa.
Alright, on that note, worm salsa, we're gonna hit your user feedback.
Cricket cookies, we just ate them.
Okay, is your mouth like burning?
Okay, now I'm just making stuff up.
You're just making things up at this point.
You're making it up.
Actually, I may have just sprinkled cayenne pepper on op of Khail's cookie and just let him think those are the crickets.
That's the tang.
My tongue is really, really dry.
And also, feels like there are spikes.
So your stomach feel weird?
Like crickets are jumping around in there?
Yeah, yeah, feels like that.
They just like re-congealed and reanimated themselves inside your stomach?
I'm okay with us as as I think, its Americans eating more bugs.
I'm totally cool with it.
No, that's why baskets-
Ants are good are for, for pepper, if you know dried ants.
Not as like, I said, listen, I'm like, I saw the kick starter and I'm like, you know what?
They make a good point.
I'm willing to try it.
And I did, and I did.
So there you go.
But if you've seen Snow Piercer you know exactly why I was afraid.
Why you were, yes, exactly.
Okay so, we asked you guys yesterday to use the #TDSciFi to tell us what you would like to see remastered, rebooted, redone, whatever.
And you guys came up with some good ones.
Tony wrote to us and said, I would like to see a reboot Logan's Run.
Love this when I was a kid.
That's a great idea!
Really good one.
[UNKNOWN] Logan that's his home movies.
Logan's Run, that's his whole life story.
Yeah, but an, anybody that doesn't know, it's about like, you turn 26,.
I think it was 25 or 26.
And you have a, you have a light in the middle of their hand.
And they kill you.
So everybody in that society is young.
It would make for some really beautiful, do you remember, there was a movie called In Time, yeah.
So many beautiful actors.
There'd just be the-
Oh, yeah, yeah.
In Time with, with JT.
It would be all.
everyone's beautiful and young.
Everybody's young and pretty.
So there you go.
Pin wrote to us, our, our-
Oh, I love this guy, yeah.
He says, hello Ashley and Kail, I vote for re-mastering Disney's 1954 film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
The adaptation of Jules Verne's classic morality tale of balancing the advancement of technology against the preservation of nature.
Verne was so ahead of his time, and his perception of technology.
The story is worth revisiting as mankind are now faced with the questions that Verne posed.
Just the fact that Verne foresaw the technology behind the nuclear-powered submarine, armed with nuclear warheads, prior to Robert Oppenheimer's work on the Manhattan Project, warrants our revisiting of this story in light of all the rogue nations and terrorist groups.
Pursuit of nuclear weapons of mass destruction.
Mm-hm, mm-hm, mm-hm.
Enjoy your show, Pin.
Right as, right as always.
Right as always, yeah.
Legit like advice, maybe you should be sitting here and maybe not us.
Both of us gone, only Pin.
And the show should literally be called Pin Daily.
Cookie, cookie, cookies and Pin.
I think that would be a [UNKNOWN] show.
There you go.
No, I agree with that.
That's definitely, I'd love to see that.
I'd like to see that too.
They can do Pirates of the Caribbean, why can't they do [UNKNOWN]?
I think that would be amazing.
So our very last piece of user feedback as always is our phonetographer of the day.
Today's phonetographer is Hazim K.
And he writes us and says [FOREIGN]
I just want to say that I really love your show.
I'm now studying in Japan so I wanna share this sunset picture that had been taken by my iPhone 5 in Japan.
The place is called Mojiku.
I really hope that I can introduce and share a lot more about places in Japan.
And they sent a smiley face.
Oh please do.
I love Japan.
He's in Kyushu.
Like I love the moving ships and the water and the sunset.
Its just a nice well composed picture.
I love the silhouettes.
It just looks really good.
But I love that he wrote to us in Japanese.
Like the opening of the email is konnichiwa in Japanese.
[FOREIGN] Yeah, Mm-hm.
Yep, I'm done, thank you.
Yeah really, really good.
Thank you, that's cool, I love Japan.
Yeah, super awesome, so, Havem K., High five.
Is that your new favorite?
It's my new favorite, yeah, it's absolutely my new favorite.
Okay, just checking.
If you guys wanna submit your phonetography to be Kale's favorite, you can email us a link to your picture firstname.lastname@example.org.
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we have some Reddit now, too.>> And a sub Reddit.
You just mentioned yesterday [LAUGH]
Cuz you guys are pretty much the greatest.
So that the Tumblr actually is, I started, but I'm doing it on purpose, because I wanna be able to feature the phonetographer of the day.
So we'll post the phonetographer of the day, and then we'll post a link to the show.
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You know what we should do on the sub Reddit?
Is we should people post, like we'll have a, a Kail post, and a, an Ashley post.
And they have to submit things we should get each other for the Christmas episode.
I like that.
So, if, if you're watching, like create-
What should we get?
Create an article and be like, okay, this is Caleb's gift for Ashley.
Caleb's gift ideas.
And then in sub Reddit, and you can't look on mine.
No, no, I won't.
And in sub Reddit put things I should get for, like a thing I should get for Ashley and we'll figure it out.
I would, I would so deeply enjoy that.
Wouldn't that be cool?
I was thinking we should do it for shirts.
It would be like Secret Santa.
Shirts that we wear on there, but that would be like, yeah.
Secret Santa for both of us.
But we don't get to pick so.
So there you go.
I also, yah, hey, shirt suggestions for the show.
We're, we're both down for.
Cuz I think we're starting to recycle now.
We're starting to see.
I, I wear this every day, this shirt is always underneath.
I'm pretty sure you've wore it once a week, at least.
Every single day.
It's like the Superman S.
Jurassic Park, is-
Yeah, I made this.
And actually on your home planet it means hope.
Yeah, [LAUGH] this is hope for.
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I just think like you know, you gotta click around, it just takes a really long time.
Like you don't wanna do that.
We're just, we're gonna save you some time.
You have better things to do.
Right, yeah, these crickets.
And you can find us on the internet if you wanna ask us about our Cricket cookie experience, or anything else.
You can find me @ashleyescada over on Twitter.
Yeah, I'm @khailanonymous.
If you if you were at all worried or wondering about where you could find Khail.
Next time don't tell me they're cricket cookies.
Damaging, I know.
It's psychologically interference.
Well see, I, I really battled with that.
I didn't know if I wanted to tell you, or if I was like, maybe I'll surprise him.
But then I was worried you'd vomit on the show.
I wanted to know, I wanted to know if, that should have been the TD TD of the day is.
Have you ever tricked someone into trying something that you didn't tell them what it was.
Oh, that is a good one.
Should we change it?
Do we wanna change it?
What's the [INAUDIBLE] now?
Do we wanna make a last-minute Netflix?
You can, you can try, but people are already, have already type it in.
Do you wanna make a last game time.
I know, I think people are already typing it in.
All right, well that's like extra credit.
When we do the chips, when we do the chips, we'll do that.
All right guys, that's it for the show, we'll be back tomorrow with a brand new docket of weird, wonderful, awesome, geek, and.
Science, sciency fiction, science fictiony sort of future thing?
But until then be good humans we will see you next time.
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