795 – Cloud Tower Support
Technically we all need support, tonight you’ll get it via sleep on the sunny side of clouds.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and friends beyond the binary, it's time for the podcaster patrons. I'm here for you. I see you're struggling, and I want to help you fall asleep. Thanks for helping me back, patrons. Hey, are you up all night tossing, turning, mind racing, trouble getting to sleep, trouble staying asleep? Well, welcome. This is Sleep With Me, the podcast that puts you to sleep. We do it with a bedtime story. All you need to do is get in bed, turn out the lights, and press play. I'm going to do the rest. What I'm going to attempt to do is create a safe place where you can set aside whatever is keeping you awake, whether it's thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, changes in time or temperature, routine. If your routine changes, of course, I want to be here to help with that, whatever's keeping you awake. It could be stuff you're thinking about. It could be something you're experiencing physically, feeling emotionally. It could be that you're working a second or third shift, you travel, whatever it is. I'm going to take your mind off of that, or I'd like to try.
What I'm going to do is, I'm going to send my voice across the deep, dark night. I'm going to use lulling, soothing, creaky dulcet tones, pointless meanders, superfluous tangents. We'll be going off topic. A lot of people ask, you talk about, it's creaky dulcet tones and that's a totally legitimate question people have. It's creaky, C-R-E-E-K-Y. I think you can hear that part of it. You say creaky dulcet tones. This is what you sound like. Dulcet, a lot of times people say, those are dulcet tones. Those are the sweet, sweet sounds, of the great crooners of the world. What was my point? Creaky dulcet tones, pointless meanders. That's what I'm going to do. I'm going to send my voice across the deep, dark night and use those things. If you're new, maybe I'll talk about that a little bit. If you're new, what I'm going to do is send my voice. All you need to do is get in bed. I think I covered all that stuff.
If you're new, let me tell you a couple of other things. I'm glad you're here. I'm really just trying to create a safe place where you can set aside whatever's keeping you awake, and get comfortable and get some rest. Structurally, what to expect. Here's what to expect structurally, if you're new. One thing is, if you're new, a lot of people say it takes two or three tries to get used to this podcast. It's a reverse tolerance, because some people say, “You build up a tolerance to that.” In this case, you learn not to tolerate Scoots. It's a tolerable level of background noise that you can tune in and out of, I guess, in some sense. What do I mean? This is a podcast you don't need to listen to. That's one of the general rules we have around here.
First rule, you don't really need to listen to me. You can listen to me, but if you find it's better to lower me down to a tolerable mumble, that's fine, too. If you want to listen to me, I make the show from beginning to end. If you want to listen or you need to listen, you need some company because you can't sleep, I'm here to the end. That also goes with the second kind of rule. I don't know, what's a rule that you don't really need to follow? Guideline, I guess, suggested guideline or a suggestion. You don't need to listen to me. No pressure to fall asleep. This is one sleep podcast where I'm actually not here to put you to sleep. I'm here to keep you company while you fall asleep, however long that takes. For some people, it literally is a few seconds, and for some people, they don't sleep. They just listen, so you fall asleep as you wish. If you can't sleep, I'm going to be here till the very end and you could queue up episode after episode if you need it.
That's the purpose of the show. That's why I put so much work into it. In some sense, I really think that's one of the reasons it works is because I put so much work into it. You really don't need to listen to it, but you could listen to it. I don't know. No pressure to listen. No pressure to fall asleep. Just kick back. Structurally, what to expect if you're here with me this far, show starts off with business. That's literally, the business at the top of the show and between the intro and the stories is literally how we're able to bring the show to you for free. I appreciate, that's more for regular listeners. If you're new, that stuff's not important. Business stuff's not important if you're new. More, see how it goes. After the business is intro. The intro is around 12 to 14 minutes or so of me rambling and talking about nothing. That would be ways to portray it. It's a wind-down or an easing into bedtime. Instead of a quick intro, this is just my thought about it.
If I had a quick intro, which I used to do, then at some point I accidentally stumbled literally on these longer intros. Then people said, “I really like the longer intros.” Then we kept it. It just evolved over time. What I discovered in a face-palming moment was, if you get straight to the story, then it's like, “Wait a second. I'm supposed to fall asleep during this. I've got to start falling asleep now.” Or “Oh, boy. The story started. When's the story going to end or something?” It just makes sense. An essential part for me and a lot of people for falling asleep is having some sort of bedtime routine. This just packages one part of it. It's like the wind-down. The intro is familiar. I try to explain what creaky dulcet tones are and the structure of the show. It just takes me about 12 minutes, which allows some listeners to ease into bed, some listeners to fall asleep. You're totally allowed to skip the intro.
If you're a patron, it's easier, because you get the story only versions, but if you're not, you can just skip ahead to 18 or 20 minutes or something. Those are some ways to use the intro. Other ways are that people listen during the day to the intro or the podcast, just to say, “I need a little break during my day.” The intro could be what puts you to sleep or what eases you into bed or what you listen to as you're getting ready for bed. Any of those ways, no wrong way to do it. Like I said, I've heard from people that don't even speak English at all, and they listen. They say, “I don't know. It just helps me fall asleep.” There's people that listen so low that it just is me muttering a little bit. There's not an incorrect way. Just test it out and see what works for you. That's the intro. Then there's some business. Then there will be a bedtime story.
Tonight, it'll be a revisiting of, we'll return to the Cloud Tower in the sky. They have a new thing going, so that'll be cool. It's like a visit to, I don't know, you'll see, or you don't need to. You could see how it goes. We did another episode about a year ago with this one. Then there'll be some thank-yous at the end. That's the structure of the show. You don't need to listen. Those are also some elements of the show, the long intro, nonsense that I ramble. I don't make a lot of sense, pacing. Some episodes are paced a little differently than other ones. This one, I'm trying to get a nice, slow pace going here for the people that like the super slower episodes. You could also do, some people slow the episode down in their podcast app or, rarely, but some people do speed it up. I think most people listen at one. Those are just things. Maybe this'll be my off-topic thing instead of creaky dulcet tones, is podcast apps.
This is a podcast. I guess it's also kind of a show, but the easiest way to consume the show is in a podcast app. The only reasons I say that is because it doesn't really impact me how you listen to the show. I just want you to be comfortable. Some of the nice things about podcast apps, or two of the things for this show, is you can change the speed. Some podcast apps, you can go down to .8. I know, I think a couple of people listen at .5. To me, that's just an out of body thing for me listening. The great features other than that are that you can set a sleep timer. If you want to set it at 45 minutes or 60 minutes, you could do that. You can also, in a lot of podcast apps, create playlists and some listeners will create a playlist of eight or ten episodes or patrons will create one with a regular episodes and then story only episodes and then set a sleep timer, but it will be for eight hours.
There's also some podcast apps that let you start it at a certain point. People that don't want to become a patron but want to skip to the story, you could just get it and set it to start at 18 minutes. I don't know. The playlist thing and the sleep timer are kind of cool features about podcast apps. Most phones come, like Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts, are both free. Spotify, Radio Public are free. Pocket Casts is a paid app that's great. Overcast is a patron, the app is free, but then you can support it, which I do. I actually use all the apps, because it's my job. If you don't listen to podcast apps, try it. Then you could subscribe, which is also free. What that just does is it makes sure when the latest episode's out, you could either set it to download the episode or not, or give you a notification or not. It just makes it a little bit easier to consume. I guess that's a little bit about podcast apps.
One way to listen to a podcast. There's other people that listen in a desktop app and there's higher-level users or people that download it via MP3 and put it on an external device. That's an option, too. There's some people listening on YouTube. I'm trying to think of what else, what other use cases I've heard of. Some people might stream it through a browser. The only thing with something like that, the nice thing about a podcast app, if you download the thing, you could put your phone on moon mode or even airplane mode and still listen to the show once it's downloaded or if you're on a P-L-A-N-E or you don't have service, you can download the episodes. Just a little, I don't know. I don't think I've ever done a podcast, talked about the podcast apps in the intro before. Hopefully, that's helpful to some of you or even to regulars who say, “Wait a second. Let me set a sleep timer. I love that idea,” or “Let me make a playlist.”
Some people also like certain styles of shows, so then you just make a playlist. If you say, “I really like the Big Farm in the Sky series. I'm going to make a playlist from that,” or “I prefer to avoid the TV-style episodes.” What you do is, you just archive those or make a playlist that doesn't include those, really cool. Most podcast apps are very intuitive, so it makes it easy or you just Google, “How do I make a playlist on this app?” Podcast Addict, that's another popular Android app that's also free. I thought of one other thing about it. You can skip certain types of episodes and make a playlist, check it twice. If you're a patron, you can listen in a lot of podcast apps to your bonus stuff, right in a podcast app, but that wasn't what I was thinking of. I thought of one other thing. I'm trying to picture myself listening to podcasts. I don't know. I think it was playlists.
You say, what else would people be surprised you could do in a podcast? You can search. This isn't every podcast app, but I'm sure most of them will adopt this slowly. When you're listening to this, your podcast app may already do this. I know in Overcast and Podcast Addict, you can do this. If you go to Sleep With Me on there or you're a patron and you go to your patron's version of Sleep With Me, then when you bring up just that podcast, you're subscribed to it. You could search within the podcast feed. I use that all the time, not just for Sleep With Me, but for other things because you say, “What episode did they?” If it was an outdoor podcast, they'd say, “What episode did they talk about waterfalls?” I'll bring up the walking podcast, for example. I don't think there was a waterfall episode. I'll search it. Was there a waterfall episode, or 99PI, have they talked about miso on there? I'll bring up 99PI, 99% Invisible. Then I'll type M-I-S-O, search.
They'll say, it'll answer that. Then I'll forget like I did now. I'll say, “When I get done recording, I have to search again to see if they did an episode about miso.” Or plaid, you could check articles or interest or 99PI. Anyway, that's about it. That's a little bit about podcast apps, which I greatly appreciate, because it really works well with, it just aligns with the UI, the user experience, the user interface. Usually, it aligns well with the idea of putting people to sleep and me talking about this side of podcasting apps, I can tell it's sleepy gold. You know who really is gold? I'm not being smarmy. It's you. I make this show because I believe you deserve a good night's sleep, and I hope I can help. I work really, really hard on this show because I'd like you to be able to drift off or at least feel comfortable and nice. You said, “I'm in bed and I'm comfortable, and Scoots is here to keep me company.”
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All right, everybody. Welcome to another episode of Sleep With Me. This is, we did one episode like this before. Then I heard from the group behind this episode. They said, “We'd like to do another episode.” I said, “Sure, come on in. Let's set it up.” Usually, even with PR and other stuff, you say, “What are you doing that's new? Are you doing anything that's new or noteworthy?” They said, “We are.” The original episode was called Cloud Tower. I did it recently as a live show. It's about, it was a cloud. It was Morpheus Tower, things that exist up above the clouds, cool, surreal stuff. It was guiding them all to the Reindeer Games. I said, “What are you doing new?” They said, We're actually doing tech support and we're controlling traffic in the sky and tech support. You just call us up either way, and you could call in for anything.”
I said, “Let's do it.” Here you go. We'll be tuning in to Cloud Tower. These are also great episodes to listen to if you're up in the sky and you need a break. You're in a chair. Just put yourself comfy in a chair there. Get nice and comfy and cozy. Close your eyes. Feel your arms on the armrest, if the frickin' person next to you could move their elbow out of the way, please so that you can hold your hands on the armrests. Then somebody might say, “You're dominating the armrests.” You say, “At this point, I need it. Thank you. I'm getting comfortable in a chair. I can feel it against my back and my behind. I can feel my legs on the floor, and I can hear. This is Cloud Tower. Cloud Tower, okay. Let's do our check. Cloud Tower, we're just doing our checklist. Music is playing silently, so we have the vibrations of the music without the noise. Music is on, check.
“Cloud Tower, I've got a call coming in. What can I do for you? This is Cloud Tower. Over.” “Yeah, Cloud Tower, this is OK, and I'd like to know what would a Wood Eight?” “Okay, OK, I just wanted to make sure. Your call sign's OK. This is Cloud Tower asking for clarification. Over.” “Yes, this is OK. Over.” “Wow, I like how professionally curt you are. Your question was what would a wood eight be? That's a good question. I don't know. I'm going to try to use my, because we're up here in the clouds and I have the power of Morpheus within me, the goddess and the god and beyond either of those two names up here in the clouds waiting to embrace you in an easy support of embrace and wondering what a wood eight would be. I do have to use, also, my skills to help you fly in.
“I know that there's, we, as in me here at Cloud Tower, the person working right now, I don't play golf, but I don't know if there's an eight wood, so I don't know if a wood eight would be the wood you make an eight wood out of. I know there's a driver. I want to say there is an eight wood. There's a nine iron and a five iron. I know those are two irons I've heard of. I have played Par 3 golf and usually I score about, for eight holes, nine holes, about a 90. I've become a bigger fan of, I think that there's a great crop of golfers at the LPGA and they deserve a ton of great attention. Socially, they're doing a lot of positive things. I don't know if we could call in what a wood eight would be, but I could see an eight wood traveling. The good news is that Morpheus does play not golf, kind of a version of golf in the clouds. No better place to hit balls than in the clouds, especially cloudy balls. Cotton balls, you could call them.
“Yeah, but you could also be asking me a riddle. What would a wood eight? What would a wood eight, what did a wood eat? How do you use eight in a sentence? I would say, “Okay, OK, I'm trying to answer your question and try and maintain, so I would say that probably a wood would eat sunlight, would consume groundwater, the soil, the nutrients in the soil, loam, leaves, all of the bio. They may call it biowaste, but it's not being wasted to the wood that may one day become a wood. I would say that could be also an answer to your question as I see this eight wood flying into the hands of Morpheus now. I see it has one of those rubbery grips, but on the end of the rubbery grip is a smiling face that tells me I've sent it to the right place where he can hit cotton balls. The great thing is, in Morpheus's cloud, and also because Morpheus is hitting cotton balls, it is a park and a golf course, more of a fun course, they call it.
“You just use proper etiquette to say, “Excuse me. I'm going to be going through here.” People having their picnics. It's a place of acceptance. If they say, “If a cotton ball knocks over my lemonade, I'll accept that.” Morpheus and the people that, Morpheus's friends, friends of Morpheus, FOM, they say, “If it ends up in someone's, somebody may have a gazpacho. That's a hazard, a gazpacho hazard, hitting your cotton ball into gazpacho with your wood of eight.” You could also say maybe that's it. If you play golf at a Renaissance Fair, I could see Ser Jorah. I think Ser Jorah would have a caddy. They'd say, “Hand me my wood of eight,” or maybe a pirate, if you play on a golf ship. They'd say, “Your wood of eight or your piece of eight, my lord?” I hope that answers your question, OK, okay? OK, can you feel the music? Go ahead, Cloud Tower Out.”
“Yo-yo Yo-yo, come in, Cloud Tower. This is Yo-yo Yo-yo.” “Okay, Yo-yo, just please hold one second. I was just waiting for a reply from OK, okay? Over.” “This is OK. It's just one OK, but I know we say OK a lot. That's a great answer, and actually, I'm headed to have some gazpacho and watch this game. Thanks. It sounds like a great place to lie around and chill and a good place to feel okay.” “Okay, thank you, OK. Cloud Tower, out. Yo-yo Yo-yo, is that four, two Yo-yo's combined or four Yo's? Go ahead. This is Cloud Tower.” “Cloud Tower, it is Yo-yo Yo-yo. Correct. I'm a yo-yo named Yo-yo which has always been something that's been confusing. That's why I'm here. I heard that this was tech support. Technically, I was named Yo-yo and I'm a yo-yo. I'm a bit puzzled as to what to do.” “Okay, Yo-yo Yo-yo, I can work with this. Cloud Tower here.
“I think about where we are, Cloud Tower, up in the clouds above everything. On the sunny side of clouds, that's one way to look at life, and the way we always look at it up here, because we always are on the sunny side of clouds. What people forget, when you're up here, is that sometimes you're on the cloudy side of clouds. As we are part of this, people think that it's just the mother doesn't do any work or have anybody working hard for her, but we know that's not true. We've been working Mother Earth, and she's said, “There used to be this thing that would happen that would put holes in the clouds where it was needed. That system just wants to take a couple breaks.” We said, “If it's going to take a couple breaks, maybe we should train or come up with a different system and we've been looking for someone. We were looking for someone that's looking for something. That's one of the policies up here in Cloud Tower. If you're looking for something, we're looking for you, because we're looking for you if you're looking for something.”
“I'm just wondering if you're open to that type of inquiry, Yo-yo Yo-yo. Over, Cloud Tower. Over. Sorry. We don't actually have, Cloud Tower out.” “Thanks, Cloud Tower. This is Yo-yo Yo-yo. Let me just jump in, Cloud Tower, to see if I understand you correctly. You would want me to yo-yo holes in the cloud. Is that correct, when necessary? How would I delineate that and decide that? That seems, plus, I wouldn't to let Mother Nature down, of course. Yeah, I never thought about that. Some people on the cloudy side of clouds and there's actually, on the underside of clouds, there's clouds. The clouds on the underside, here's a question, also, Cloud Tower. I watch a lot of those Earth movies. Is there an underbelly of clouds or a cloudy underbelly or cloud-based underbelly or any of those things?”
“Okay, Yo-yo Yo-yo. To answer your last question first, everything's possible. There are clouds on the underside of clouds. Likely, usually, there's a flowing. Your cloud holing will be a big part of that, because then some of them will no longer be on the underside of clouds. They'll come back up with you and your yo-yo action. To answer the other part of your question, actually, you'll be working directly with Morpheus. Morpheus is, in addition to liking to play poofball golf, which Morpheus just let me know via teletype that that's what it's called, not cotton ball golf, poofball golf or just poofball or poof. That's what the sound makes, because I've just watching it from up here in the Cloud Tower. That's what's going on here. Morpheus, you'd be working with Morpheus. You'd be a part of Morpheus's tool kit, a tool in Morpheus's tool kit. More than that, of course, but just to put everything at ease. As you develop more skills, you'd develop more independence, but you'd still be a part. Morpheus would be, because I don't know, unless you're a self-propelling yo-yo. Then we'd have to-“
“No, Cloud Tower, sorry to interrupt you. I know that's not normally radio behavior, but that sounds great. I'm definitely interested. Maybe let's punch a hole in that idea of cloudy underbelly and think about that one day. Sign me up. Where do I go?” “Okay, well, there's a big picnic on Northern Bean 44. It's this area called Egg Salad North. That's not the only picnic item they have, but why don't you go in there for a little while, and they may have a bean salad. They may have an egg salad. They may have all sorts of salads. There may be no salad, but land there. It's a good place to rest. Morpheus will be by, and you have yourself a great day, Yo-yo Yo-yo. Cloud Tower, over.” “Thanks, Cloud Tower. Great to meet you. Looking forward to working with you, and I'll head over to that salad section, salad picnicking session. Yo-yo Yo-yo out.”
“Thanks, Yo-yo Yo-yo. If I have another, who's on the air there? Go ahead.” “Yeah, hi. This is Little Andy. I'm just wondering how I delete the ingredients on this list here of things, ingredients I need to make stuff, but I can't figure out how to delete the ingredients, so I'm not sure what to do. Go ahead, Little Andy. Over.” “Okay, Little Andy. This is Cloud Tower. I just want to ask you, are the ingredients or components or are they part of a recipe, or are they ingredients for some other thing? Go ahead, Andy.” “Thanks a lot, Tower. This is Little Andy, actually, but it's just a list that I checked twice that somebody gave me. I'm just wondering, I don't know. I was just wondering how to delete the ingredients after I buy them.” “Well, Andy, this is the Cloud Tower. Actually, traditionally, people will either put a line through them or a check mark next to them or a box that then they check when they get the item. Is that the answer you're looking for? Cloud Tower over.”
“Cloud Tower, this is Little Andy. Yes, that's exactly, wow. I'm glad I called. That's the perfect answer. I think I'll do all three and maybe, but I don't know if I'll put a line all the way through the check mark and the box or not, but thank you, Cloud Tower. Little Andy, out.” “Thanks, Little Andy. This is Cloud Tower. Anybody out there need something? Go ahead.” “Yeah, Cloud Tower, this is Goodbye Robot. I'm looking for a direct connection. Over.” “Okay, Goodbye Robot, thank you. You're looking for direct connection, eh? Well, you got one. This is an indirect connection, kind of. With Cloud Tower. Goodbye Robot, could I ask you a couple of questions after I ask you this question about asking questions? Over.” “Goodbye Robot here. Go ahead, Cloud Tower, with your questions.”
“Okay, Goodbye Robot, this is Cloud Tower. I was wondering, what is a Goodbye Robot and when you say direct connection, do you mean a physical connection? Do you mean a connection to power? Do you mean, could you elaborate on your direct connection? Also, what kind of, I guess that's all my questions for right now, but I might have more questions, Goodbye Robot. Go ahead.” “Okay, Cloud Tower, sorry. I got caught up in my thoughts there. I'm actually a robot that specializes in goodbyes, particularly waving goodbye. In the world I come from, which is a world where there used to be more farmhouses in this world, there are things like farmhouses and traditionally, those had a light pole and a driveway. Also, it's replicated in suburban and semi-suburban areas to the right or left of the driveway, would be a light pole with a house number on it sometimes, and a light that looked a bit like a gas lamp.
“Traditionally, there used to either be sometimes things, crows, things to, like puppet friends that would get rid of the birds or the crows if it was a farm situation, and what people decided to do was slowly replace that with robots that would wave goodbye to the people leaving the driveway or the people leaving their house to say, “I can't wait to get home. Something about my Goodbye Robot waving goodbye that makes me look forward to getting home.” People would remember Goodbye Robot or just basically making people feel good. To answer your other questions that do come up, when I talk about, not with a deep, you'd be surprised at the depth of waving and also smiling. I have the ability to smile. It is a robot smile. It's very cute, though. Cloud Tower, you may be familiar with the robot head, one of the robot head emojis, so imagine that smiling. It's a very nice smile. That's what a Goodbye Robot does.
“And I guess you could put one foot in front of the other and get to the answer really quick, Cloud Tower. I retired recently from waving goodbye, and again, I don't have time to get into my retirement story, but I realize that waving goodbye, I'm not programmed to say hello. I've always been there. A lot of people would say hello to me, especially kids. They like to pat me when they get out of the car or paper delivery people, mail delivery people, food delivery people, anybody who was familiar with me waving goodbye to them. They would usually say hello to me. I could not return the hello. Also, because there is, most robots don't have an adolescence or a pubescence, I don't want to lay too much on you, Cloud Tower, but you just go into operational mode. What that means, Cloud Tower, saying goodbye in a pleasant way is the only life I've ever known. I guess when I say I'm looking for a direct connection, that's exactly what I mean. Goodbye Robot, over.”
“Wow, Goodbye Robot. This is Cloud Tower. I'm not speechless, because my job is to keep talking. I don't know if you can feel the music we're playing without it being on, but I hope it feels good to you. I've just been thinking. I've been thinking a lot about you while you were, I was trying to listen, but it was really making me feel, actually, I felt good, and I feel really good about your next stage of existence, because you know that you're looking for something. It's a generalized thing, a direct connection, so I know we can help you with that, and I'm excited to help you with that. What we're looking at here is we're going to get you, I don't know if you've been up here, because it sounds like you've been busy or how you got up here, but I have a direct connection for you to get up here from wherever you're calling from. I assume you don't have a way to get up there. I have a couple flying suitcase that's going to come get you. You can ride in it up here.
“Then the first connection will be Morpheus, who is a specialist at waving hello and embracing you in Morpheus's arms. Then we'll look for what happens next. How do you feel about that, Goodbye Robot?” “I feel pretty good. It's music to my ears. Also, the music I'm feeling inside my circuits is pretty nice. I think I'm ready, whenever you are.” “Okay. What I'm going to need you to do is take your heading, take your head and your heading and turn to the right 30 degrees and then walk 30 steps. We'll see you soon. Just wait until the suitcase comes to get you. Thank you, Goodbye Robot. Cloud Tower out.” “Goodbye Robot saying goodbye for now, Cloud Tower, but soon, I'm looking forward to saying hello to you.” “Well, I'll say goodbye and hello to you, Goodbye Robot. I've got to go. Who's next?”
“Hey, Cloud Tower. I was just wondering what the latest good report is. I'm looking for a good report. Over.” “Okay, good report. I'm not sure what you mean. Could you give me some more details? Go ahead, good report. Over.” “I'm looking for a break. I'm looking to catch a break, Cloud Tower. Over.” “Okay, I'm playing some music. Can you give me a little more details on what I could help you with today, good reporting? I'm getting a sense, but the more details I have, could you give me some more details?” “Cloud Tower, I don't know. This sounds like a bit of work. Could you give me some instructions? Go ahead.” “Okay, see if this makes any sense to you, good reporting. Ramona, Juana, 10,000, 100 degrees, 46 wood, what what from, Redwood, Sierra, tango.” “What would an eight? That's what I'm thinking of, Cloud Tower. What would an eight? I don't know. When you said that, that's the first thing that popped into my head.” “That's great news, because we have what would an eight up here. You're looking for good news and a good report, and a lucky break.
“That is your lucky break, because they're halfway through the poofball course, and they're looking for someone to join them either to report on the game or to share and partake in the fun they're having. How does that sound to you, good report?” “Thanks, Cloud Tower. That sounds great. Is there going to be a suitcase picking me up?” “No, I just want you to close your eyes and put your hands on your hips and rotate back and forth. Not your feet, though. Your hips and your body, left to right, about 45 degrees each way, and say, “Ramona Zipper, Ramona Zipper.” Next thing you know, you'll be with Morpheus on the poofball course.” “Okay, that's great. Thank you, Cloud Tower. Good report out.” “All right, thanks, good report. Who's up next? I see another question coming in.”
“Yeah, Cloud Tower, this is Yogurt Library, and I just need some help collecting information because I need some assistance. Thanks, Cloud Tower.” “Okay, Yogurt Library. First question, do you know what degrees you're at? That'll help me clarify.” “We're at 12 degrees, Cloud Tower.” “That's perfect to know. I'm guessing that means you're frozen yogurt, so you're a yogurt library. Does that mean? Wow, that sounds like, I don't even know what it sounds like. It sounds great, though, kind of.” “Cloud Tower, do you mean, as long as you're allowed to check out yogurt permanently?” “Yeah, I guess that's what I mean, because that would be just like, there's yogurt shops and then there's ice cream shops and then there's all those things.” “Yeah, Cloud Tower, I just said no, I'm a yogurt library, but I didn't know where to start, so I guess that's one decision to make. What else should I be thinking about?”
“Okay, I would say what's your location? We could probably use you up here, if you're not fixed to a fixed location. Are you, Yogurt Library? Go ahead.” “No, Cloud Tower. I'm flexible. I don't know. They said if you need anything, call Cloud Tower, and then they told me I was a yogurt library.” “You probably just came out of the cloud ether. That's great. I think we have a great picnic and poofball grounds. We could use you down there. You could decide what you want to be, Yogurt Library. I'll give you my opinion, because it's free, and that's what they say, that everybody's got one. Right, Yogurt Library?” “I don't know what you mean, but I do, because everybody's got a rear and a library.” “Yes. I was just wondering. The exchanges up here, you could figure that out, but yeah, you could decide whether you want to go breadth or depth. What I mean is, do you want to just have a few flavors that are in rotation, a few flavors all the time, or a wide variety?
“Those will be two things to look at. There's no right or wrong. The nice thing about breadth is, I think that's the word I'm not even sure, Yogurt Library. You'd have a choice for everyone. Someone might say, “I like this flavor,” but then you also have the paradox of so many choices, so you'd have to have some patience. If you go for depth of flavor or depth, however that means to you, you would have to look at, some people would say, “That's not the flavor for me. I don't even know what that means. Poofball Sundae, I'm not sure what that is.” That would be my thing, but you're welcome up there in the Great Picnic Grounds. Why don't you? Let's see where I'm going to get you. I want you to think about if you were tickling ice cream, what that would mean? Would it melt? I don't know. We'll see you soon, Yogurt Library.” “Okay, this is Yogurt Library. I'll see you soon. Thanks, Cloud Tower.”
“Okay, Cloud Tower. Can you hear me? I know you didn't ask if anybody's out there, but I am. I say, “Could you, would you?”” “Okay, could you, would you. This is Cloud Tower. I read you. What can I help you with?” “Cloud Tower, I'm looking at, I don't know. Could you, would you? That's all. That's the question I have, Cloud Tower.” “Okay. We want to avoid the famous poem that contains that, so when you say could you, would you, it makes me want to dance a little bit. If you say it in a new context, it makes me want to shake my hips. I don't know if you could hear me shaking my hips, could you, would you, but I am. We do have music playing, but down in the great picnic fields, we don't have any music playing. I don't know if you know the words to the song Young American. I don't know why that one just popped in my head, but maybe you could start with that and sing that down at the great picnic fields and poofball course, and then take it from there. Maybe just you'd come up with something. How does that sound?”
“That sounds like something I'd be totally into. Thank you, Cloud Tower. I'll head around.” “Okay, thank you, could you, would you. Cloud Tower, anyone out there?” “Yeah, Cloud Tower. This is, I need to know when to open something, so could you let me know when the right time to open it is?” “When you need it, that's the right time to open that. Open it right before you need it, actually. That would be my advice, not a moment too soon, not a moment too late. Thanks. Anybody else out there?” “Yeah, hey, Cloud Tower. I was wondering, if I was going to make a mud pie, how much should it cost, or would it? How much would it cost to make?” “I'll tell you a secret because I have a lot of experience with that question. This is Cloud Tower, and I want to recommend this activity to you and anybody else that's listening out there. Did you know how much the biggest cost of mud pies is joy? It also happens to be the main ingredient with water and sand or mud, is just joy.
“I want you to picture it in your head as just you and a bucket is usually nice, or a pail. I think that's it. That's how much it costs. Actually, you could say, is it a cost, or am I being paid in joy? I would say, everybody's happy with mud pies except if you bring it in the house. Don't, because then someone might not be happy. Ideally, try to plan it when the degrees of the day is warm enough that, yeah, you could be washed off and hosed off outside. There's no rush on that one. I'm getting a call in from what a wood eight. What a wood eight, go ahead.” “Cloud Tower, I just want to say you're doing great. You know what, Cloud Tower? This is a saying we have out there. We've been saying to one another on the poofball course, “You're the diapers.” We mean it in a positive way, Cloud Tower.” “Okay, thanks, wood eight. That's good to know, that that's a saying. I don't know if I'm going to be using it, but thank you for calling me that. That's an interesting terminology.
“Anybody else out there with any? They call them support tickets on Earth, but these ones are direct broadcasts.” “Yeah, Cloud Tower. This is the ordering department. You need to reorder the best supporting actresses 25, 37, one done one, one one, Yo-yo Yo-yo.” “Okay, Yo-yo. Oh, no. Okay, reorder them. Okay. This is a good question. I'm not sure. You would need us to reorder it. I guess we'd reorder it depending on what we saw. We might just look at all the, you're talking about the nominees or the winners for Best Supporting Actress for the Academy Awards, I presume? We could reorder that. We wouldn't do it in a weighted order. We'd do it maybe in a [inaudible 00:51:02] order. We could look at reorder. What if we deorder it, and we just look at it like, what if we made flash cards and people could put them in their own order or playing cards or we look to the future and think about maybe even making more?
“How much can we expand and maybe say, what does the term supporting mean? We don't know, because we're not. Morpheus does like to watch movies, and it looks like Morpheus is building a movie palace in the great, over beyond the great picnic grounds and poofball course. Maybe that's why he brought it to my attention. Thank you so much for that. Anyone else out there? This is Cloud Tower. Go ahead.” “Yeah, thanks, Cloud Tower. We wanted you to know you have the power to be green.” “Okay, thank you. Thank you for that. These messages are getting more and more interesting. I don't know if you're referring to Kermit, because Kermit says it's not easy to be green, so I guess it would take some power to be green. You could also be talking about green power, but I'd like to think about Kermit the frog and of course, we know that the guy that makes this sleep podcast who's the 86th or the 87th.
“The assistant to the 86th assistant to Morpheus, so the 87th assistant to Morpheus. He's a big fan of Miss Piggy and they always do say it's not easy being green. That's always interesting. I'm glad we could help you with that. I'm glad we heard from you. This is an interesting new job for me. Just so everybody's listening, this is a new arena for me. Usually, I'm just doing air traffic here, so answering these questions, especially some of these baffling ones, it's exciting for me to learn a new skill. I just wanted to put some numbers out, 21, Yoan, 930, Yoan, feel the music.” “Cloud Tower, I had a question. Would a picture, would a proper happy? How do I rush everyone? What should better than wood?” “That's interesting. That's interesting. Thank you. I do think about, that makes me think about coffee for some reason, what you just said.
“I'll tell you what. The hotel at, Morpheus's hotel, which is built into, it's tough to explain. You want to head to that hotel 20 and maybe prepare that poetry for the evening reception before the movie, because I know Morpheus is going to be excited about that. Thanks.” “Hey, Cloud Tower. I just wanted to say epic greenwood, epic greenwood.” “Okay, thank you, epic green wood. This is Cloud Tower. That makes me think of the show that I never saw, but I think it was called Fernwood 2 Night. It could have been called Greenwood 2 Night, and I think the only place I saw it was on Nick at Nite, or I saw ads for it. I was wondering if it was a real show. I know Martin Mull was on it, and Fred, whose name escapes me. Not Fred Dreyer, but I don't know if it was actually a real show or a pretend show, or if it was an old show or if it was a new show made to look old.
“Even though I'm up here in the Cloud Tower, I don't have all the answers, epic greenwood, but that brought me on an epic path. Thank you.” “Hey, Cloud Tower. This is Yogurt Library. I just wanted to see what temperature it was that you preferred your yogurt at, because I have a guess, and that's eight. How does that sound?” “Wow, that sounds great, Yogurt Library. I'll be perusing your stacks later. Hopefully, there will be stacks. I can't wait. It sounds great. You're doing a great.” “Cloud Tower, by the way, you're doing a great job.” “Yeah, thank you.” “Hey, Cloud Tower. This is Ricardo Ferrari. I hear an echo and I love it. I'm just wondering what you had to, if you could help me with that.” “Hey, Ricardo Ferrari. That sounds like some kind of, Ricardo Ferrari, do you wear Drakkar Noir? That's a cologne.”
“I do, and once I wore Z. Cavaricci, so you really got me pegged down, Cloud Tower, but I'm looking to move on up here to the sky. Do you have anything that might be open for me to interpret from you, Cloud Tower?” “Yeah, Ricardo Ferrari, 512, 300 echo, 845, good age. Does any of that make? And also maybe some Drakkar Noir aftershave.” “That's a great idea. That might be a little bit more subtle. Thank you, Cloud Tower. I totally forgot about the aftershave. Also, I liked that 512, 300 echo, 845. I will do that, and I can feel that music you're playing. Cloud Tower, can I ask you something I've been really hoping for?” “Go ahead, Ricardo Ferrari. Cloud Tower's listening.” “I've always wanted to be on a poster, and I'm not actually a Ferrari, but I go by the name Ricardo Ferrari. I don't know. I've just always dreamed of being on a poster.”
“Okay, wow. Ricardo Ferrari, here's the thing. I've been watching, Morpheus is building a movie palace up here, and I know one of Morpheus's favorite things is to have Coming Soon posters in the lobby of the movie palace. I'm just wondering if we could team up here. It would be a Coming Soon attraction to an attraction within movie palace. If this line is open, so we could have Ricardo Ferrari starring in the yogurt library, but that would be a place you could go in the lobby of the movie palace. Then you would be a poster, but you'd also be introducing people to the concept of a yogurt library, which at first, would sound, it might be confusing to people, so a poster might make it more intriguing than confusing. Let me know what you think about that, Ricardo Ferrari, and Yogurt Library, if you're listening.” “Yeah, this is Ricardo Ferrari. I love that idea. I would love to be on a poster, and I think that'd be great. Could you just? I don't know. Yogurt Library, are you willing to work with me?”
“This is Yogurt Library. Anyone named Ricardo Ferrari is great in my book, so I'm definitely willing to work with you, and I'm looking forward to it. This sounds like a dream that I've never had, helping a dream you've had. There's only one thing I'd ask, Ricardo Ferrari, would be that if we do this, that we have a Ricardo Ferrari that we serve here at the yogurt library, and we'll figure out. We can figure it out from there, but I think it'd be a fun thing to have. How do you think about that?” “Sounds delicious and exciting and like a dream come true. Thank you, Cloud Tower. I'm going to head over to meet up with Yogurt Library.” “This is Cloud Tower. Actually, my shift is coming to a close, so thank you, Ricardo Ferrari. Thank you, Yogurt Library. Thank you, everyone up here. You've really been a great experience working with all of you, so I'm excited to really find my way to, I'm going to head over to the movie palace. Everybody I've helped today, I'm looking forward to it.
“Everybody else who's out there, get comfortable in those chairs. Feel it sinking in a little bit more and more. You're getting more and more comfortable there, and in the movie panelists and the clouds is puffing and Ricardo Ferrari's on a poster and you're drifting and drifting like a poofball in the sky. Good night. Cloud Tower out.”