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hey, that does it for us. mike rowe, somebody's gotta do it starts now. i'm mike rowe. and i'm on a mission to find people on a mission. >> on a scale of 1-10, how much do you like what you do? >> 25. >> what are they doing? >> how are they doing it? >> and why? >> i love to make things that make people smile. >> it is very freaking exciting. >> i dare you to turn the channel. >> on this episode -- when mexican mask dancing wrestles
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with burlesque dancing, you have head splitting fun but will i learn the right moves to survive the night. >> how crazy will it get? >> it will get crazy. >> and can my broom skills get me into the olympics? maybe not. >> nice shot. >> and later i set the glass-making world on fire. something dangerous and kind of sexy has been going on in a darkened theater somewhere in downtown los angeles. someone has smashed together the zany antics of mexican masked wrestling with the body visuals of burlesque to make lucha vavoom. who is responsible for this entertaining feast for the eyes? moo
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more importantly, how do i keep myself from getting dragged into the ring? but before anybody gets body slammed, i need a very special item. ♪ >> this story starts in south central l.a., a neighborhood where the sights, sounds and flavors of mexico, coexist with southern california and legendary maskmaker manuel quiroz makes his home. >> lucha. we're going to have a translator and everything. >> mike. welcome. >> thank you. >> welcome. to my big space. >> this is quite the space you have here. >> yeah. just watch everyone, because everything is dangerous. >> everything is danger? >> yeah. >> this is your home? >> yeah. >> and your work space? >> yeah. >> how long have you been here? >> i told you, everything is dangerous.
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>> our translator just knocked a cane down. >> it is taylor. >> so your job is to make wrestling masks? >> yeah. >> and everything? >> yeah. >> are you in here every day working? >> yeah. 15 hours a day. >> 15. >> so what are we going to do today? >> you like a masked man? >> yes. >> you like this? >> this? it's all right. >> yes, put it on, slowly. >> this has to come down on my eyes. >> all right. nice eyes. >> thank you. >> you're bigger. >> i have a big head. grande -- >> no problem. >> i'm frightening. that looks frightening. >> you look like american hero. >> it takes longer to make a mask than we have time for this segment so to pass the time, why not put my translator skills to
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rest. >> to be or not to be. [ speaking in a foreign language ] >> that is the question. [ speaking in a foreign language ] >> whether it is noble or in the mind. [ speaking foreign language ] >> so suffer the slings and arrows. [ speaking foreign language ] >> of outrageous fortune. >> we're going to get so many letters about how i botched ham let in spanish. >> but the question is will they write in english or spanish? >> that is the question. [ speaking foreign language ]. >> your mask is finished. >> really? >> now it is perfect. put it on. >> this color really brings out my eyes. >> yeah. >> changes your whole look. >> when you use masks, the life is changed. >> the life is changed. how? >> because when you put the mask on, you feel like -- bigger. >> so what you do, making the masks, making the costumes, is
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making the luchadore bigger and more powerful and more real? >> yeah. >> i like it. >> manuel's home is a shrine to lucha libre. as we talk, i learn mexican wrestling has been around for nearly a hundred years. but it wasn't until the 1940s the mask was introduced. then i learned that manuel has been holding back on me. >> who is this? this is you? >> oh, yeah. it is 35 years ago. i've broken my back right here, so no lucha for me any more. >> and that was that? >> three months in the hospital. >> champion luchadore. >> he was a champion? >> i thought i came to the neighborhood to meet a simple mask maker. learning manuel's history as one of the very wrestlers he
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lovingly crafts those masks for puts this work in a whole new light. >> why didn't you tell me you were a champion? yes, this is for you. >> no. >> come on. tell us. >> no, no. >> this is your life. >> it was 40 years ago. >> it's today. i look around your casa, and i see so much love for what you do. and i see -- how do you say passion? >> passion. >> yeah, this is my passion. >> yes, yes. it's going to make me cry. >> and then you look -- >> for the keys. >> for me? >> yeah. tell me the -- is this you? >> it is my professional mask. >> i have no gifts for you. >> no. you don't need to. >> troy, give him the camera. take the camera.
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>> no. no. >> take it. take it. take it. that's good. you shoot them -- that is perfect like that. that is perfect. everybody wave goodbye. >> okay. i'm the cameraman. >> who knew a former luchadore and his wife were living in a shrine and workshop devoted to this former sport. it would be rude to have my own mask made and not visit the ring. which brings me to a theater in downtown l.a. and rita d'albert, co-founder of lucha vavoom. she's a nice gal from queens, new york. >> great to meet you. rita d 'albert. >> how crazy is it going to get? >> it's going to get crazy.'alb >> how crazy is it going to get? >> it's going to get crazy.
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>> so there is an element of slap stick. >> yeah, really slap stick. >> and vaudeville. >> yes. >> and obviously you've brought burlesque to it. vaudeville. >> yes. >> and obviously you've brought burlesque to it vaudeville. >> yes. >> and obviously you've brought burlesque to it vaudeville. >> yes. >> and obviously you've brought burlesque to itvaudeville. >> yes. >> and obviously you've brought burlesque to it. >> because people weren't going to lucha libre. and in order to get people to come, we thought how about girls. that usually works. >> it is a time-honored universal coin of the realm. >> you go to something so simple, how beautifully it works. >> downstairs i meet liz, the show's cocreator. liz is a bit under the weather, not up for all these tv shenanigans. and i meet magno. and he looks like he is up for everything. and having my mask is good, but there is more to it. >> spandex. you can't move in those jeans. >> i'm not going to be doing a lot of moving. am i going to be doing a lot of moving? >> oh, yeah. >> so i'm going to step in here and do this. you guys talk amongst
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of the whole lucha thing. >> oh, come on. >> so this is what we call a -- [ indiscernible ]. you take your left arm and it is going to wrap around my neck and your right arm is going to go like this. are you ready? >> ow. uh-huh. >> like this. >> awkward. embarrassing. >> they don't pull any punches. >> okay. i got it. i got it. that's good. that was the sound of my jaw. >> oh, my god. >> come on, santa maria. >> i mean, you're here. what are you going to do?
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stop it. i mean aside from that. >> here the. right, right. >> he did mention his ankle. just -- >> i don't feel anything from my waist down any more. i could do this all night and i know you have work to do. i don't want to -- you know. >> if you want to do some more wrestling -- >> no, i want him to rest up. i want him to be in tip-top shape. that will be enough abuse for one afternoon, thank you. now time for something my speed. hula-hoops. you have a hula-hoop girl. hello. i'm mike. >> how are you? >> lucha vavoom employs inspiring novelty acts to keep the crowds fully aroused. tonight marla will show off his hip waggling skills. >> where are you from? >> australia.
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>> i want to see what you do. you're some genuine -- you hold records? >> yes. >> and what is the record? is. >> the official record is most hula hoops spun by an individual. not funny. >> and is this the world record? >> 160. >> come on. >> yeah. >> contemporaneously? >> yeah. it weighs like 15 kilos. >> in order to better comprehend how she could possibly spin 160 of these things at one time, i will now attempt to spin 28 of them for one rev lug. ♪ oh, that's ridiculous. that's ridiculous. here, switch places. >> you had the spirit. >> just so we're clear. 28. the world record is five times that? >> yeah.
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it's heavy. >> all around your waist or are you doing it on your arms? >> there is a video on you tube you can see my arms are out like this because i can hardly -- >> oh, my god. can we roll that video on youtube real quick? let's just have a look at the video. amazing. unbelievable. unbelievable. i'm going to feel like a [ expletive ] if we're not rolling that video on youtube right now. look at that. that is seamless. i've never seen anything like that. and here it is with just a fifth of that. no way. oh, the breeze. the breeze you're generating. that is unbelievable. you can do this for how long? >> tell me when. >> let's find out. we're going to take a quick commercial break. when we come back -- you know what, nobody likes a quitter.
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i'm prepped, i'm ready. i've learned everything i can possibly learn about this wild and crazy spectacle in this half hour television show. and rita has changed into something more comfortable and i'm about as comfortable as i'm going to get. ♪ i spent a fair amount of time in my professional career making decisions and then questioning them. this is another one of those times. >> i'm not sure how to behave. i've stopped a lot of things in my life. i've stuffed a lot of things in my life. but a human pinata, that's a fist. this is one filled to the rim pinata.
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the show begins very formally. like a british show on pbs, but this is no "downton abbey." ♪ >> and just like that, we come to the part of the show where most viewers say, this is cnn? ooh, check out the black bars on her. she's practically oozing censorship. once the wrestling begins, i get the idea, that lucha libre makes the wwe look like a girl scout jamboree, there is the clown, the chupacabra, the chickens i met backstage were pretty impressive athletes and there's a guy called dirty sanchez who
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has to be seen in person to truly be appreciated. because we sure as heck can't show him to you here. and the show employed hipster l.a. comedians who emcee the goings on. while i'm waiting to join magno in the ripping, comic jeff davis cheerfully offers a soothing bromide. >> a guy for the first time brought him in the ring and proceeded to rip him to pieces. he was a big guy. >> yeah, he can take it. >> they don't go easy on you. they really go after you. >> i know. >> my advice to you is to get the hell out of here. >> that was jeff. >> i'm nervous. >> it's mike rowe, everybody! go! it's chaos out there. but the m-class sees in your blind spot...
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i'm somewhere in the mysterious entertainment underground of los angeles getting ready to take part in lucha vavoom, where the girls are beautiful, the wrestlers psychotic and this tv host racked with second thoughts. it's getting real, man. it's getting real. as i near the ring, the words of comedian jeff davis ring in my head. >> in the ring, and they proceeded to rip him to pieces. >> i've already had a painful
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lesson in mass wrestling. i'm not sure i'm trod be completely humiliated in front of the crowd. not that i mind a little pain. but it is the months of recovery that worry me. i was going to do it. even with the wrestlers in the ring smelling fresh blood, i was going to climb the ropes and give them what-for. but then the ring announcer, ignacio, had second thoughts. >> oh, my god, hey, it is mike rowe, everybody. >> now with my true identity revealed, there is no way i can break years of lucha tradition by entering the ring, that would be impolite.
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clearly, i'm devastated. >> next time i go in. next time i go in. i go in next time. >> time to retreat to the safety of the announcer's booth. where skills i actually possess can be put to the test. >> lucha! vavoom! >> that's good. >> now as i watch magno's destruction at the hand of his opponents, it occurs to me that going into that ring would have quite possibly been the last thing i ever did. >> you're friends of magno. magno might die.
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holy corona! >> uno, dos, tres. >> so magno didn't win. but, a, are there really any losers in lucha? i don't want to put any words in magno's mouth, but yes. lucha libre is a hot mess, no doubt about it. but it is hard to forget the power of the mask. we all wear them, from the former wrestling champ turned unassuming taylor to the acrobat transformed into a gyrating temptress to the jewish girl from queens who is honoring a time-honored mexican tradition even your humble host who, like most of us, will occasionally set aside common sense and good judgment to slip into whatever the job calls for. set aside common sense and good okay. so to sum up, this is your life? >> yes. >> and you love it? >> i love it. >> was it a good show? >> yeah. yeah, i really loved it.
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it was a great match, though. i saw some stuff i've never seen. that is the thing about this show. >> i saw this things. >> maybe there were some firsts for you tonight. >> i saw some things. i don't know where i put my pants. >> i haven't seen your pants. >> so the crew and i were driving through a chilly madison, wisconsin, wondering what one might do for fun in the cold months up here. and then we see a sign. why not? why not, indeed. when you've stumbled upon what turns out to be the country's largest curling supply store. hey there, mike. >> steve. >> greg. nice to meet you. >> a place run by the first firm of this support. while curling is a popular winter pass time for the neighbors up north, it didn't come the olympic sport we love until 1998. i'm hoping i can learn the weird
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ways and see just how challenging it might be. there are no better trainers than these guys. steve brown is an olympic coach selling and to son, craig, an olympic competitor. >> everything someone could want to know about curling, i assume, is logged away up there in your combined father-son brain. >> absolutely. this is what we've done all of our life. in one hour we'll teach you how to play the sport and that is impossible but we'll try. and then we'll have a little game. i have some of my paraolympics athletes coming down and then you'll see some of it in my son craig. so we've got it covered from all angles. >> you have me whipped in a frenzy. so let's get the clothes i need. >> you have the slider and the gripper. that is the sliding motion. and this is the gripper. that makes it so you don't fall on your butt constantly. >> who invented curling? >> the scottish.
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>> the scots. >> they did that in the frozen ponds out in the lochs and lowlands of scotland. so it started many, many centuries ago. ponds in the lochs many you can't golf in scotland in the winter. they have to find something to do. >> that is slick. and wait until you get on the ice. >> there is a difference between the terms. >> no. >> those are pretty warm. >> form fitting. >> accentuate the positive. >> exactly. >> so now i'm all suited up. guess there is only one thing left to do. to the ice. >> to the ice. >> to the ice.
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up in wintry wis wis, professional curlers are about to team me about this scottish-born sport.c wis, professional curlers are about to team me about this scottish-born sporon wis, professional curlers are about to team me about this scottish-born spor wis, professional curlers are about to team me about this scottish-born sporin wis, professional curlers are about to team me about this scottish-born sporwis, professional curlers are about to team me about this scottish-born sporis, professional curlers are about to team me about this scottish-born spors, professional curlers are about to team me about this scottish-born spor, professional curlers are about to team me about this scottish-born sport. as we approach the curling club, i can hear the cries of scotts battling it out on the ice. but it turns out it is just modern wisconsinites. still, just as thrilling. it makes a guy want to take out his broom and charge the ice. >> shall we. >> this is going to be slippery. >> uh-huh. >> so what you want to do is take a step and kind of slide. step and slide.
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>> that is no different than an ice skate. >> it really isn't. >> no. >> oh, yeah, i'm going down like a cheap card table. put my rubbers back on. >> these are hacks. kind of like a starter block in track. so he's putting the ball of his foot right there and he's using his brush for a balance point and then i'm just going to push out. smooth as silk and it looks so easy, right? >> it really does. >> it's not, is it? >> let 'er go. >> one, two, three, four, and he's down. >> let 'er go. >> back on your feet, man. >> it is so humble, man. it is hard to look good down here, unless you are really sexing it up.
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>> the object of the game is you're simply trying to get your stones closer to the center than the other team. >> all of them? >> as many as you can. >> so it is bochy on ice. the shooter releases the stone before he slides past the first line and players put english on the stone which causes it to curl down the lane, hence the name curling. but to be in play, the stone has to travel past the far black line. >> so right now yellow would have three. but if the red team came down with one shot, all of a sudden, even though there are two yellow ones in there, the red is closer to the center. so it is how many of your color are closer to the center than the other team. >> curling stones all come from the isle of elsa craig, just off the coast of scotland. this is the only granite they can find in the entire world
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that has the right crorossi and everything so it won't break. >> the right what? >> i don't know if i'm using the right word. maybe i'm making it up. the right rossi. they are quite expensive. stones they use in the olympic are about $700 apiece but the good is they last forever and ever. >> now that i know the rock and keep score, i want to know why people are frantically trying to clean the ice in front of the rock as it slides down the lane. >> the speed is determined by the sweepers. they judge comparing speed and line to make sure it stops in the right spot. >> why does it work? physically, what is happening? >> you are just warming up the ice. the change in temperature helps make the rock go farther and straighter. >> so basically, try to run while sweeping. >> yeah, there you go. >> all right. >> you are going to have to go faster. >> there you go. you got it down. >> piece of cake. >> man, i've been sweeping all my life.
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>> i want to hear about how in the world this became your whole life. >> i can't say i grew up with the sport accidentally, but i was in the town of a thousand people and if i took three steps from my backyard, i could reach out and open the door to a three-sheet curling club. basically we would sneak into the curling club and get into trouble with the ice maker. but we didn't care. we are having fun. and my parents would say did you do anything wrong and we said no and they said you can sneak in again tomorrow. i was like 6 or 7 years old and we were in there on a daily basis. >> steve at love for the sport spread to his whole family. not only is craig, his son, an olympic competitor, but his daughter moved to canada because she loves the sport so much. steve continues to foster the love in others by coaching the u.s. paralympic team. >> when is the first time you picked up a curling stone, do you remember? >> it was in '08, in summer.
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i'm a summer athlete. if golf was a paraolympics sport, i would get the gold every time. i can crush it. >> how long have you been in the chair? >> 24 years. >> what happened? >> i was patrolling the dmz in korea. and we rolled and i crushed the c-4, 5 and 137. >> are they all custom? >> i can't help but notice, you have a flair going on. >> living the dream. you get to play every day. >> with all of the athletes around, i can feel the challenge in the air. i'm going to have to take a few more practice runs. >> let it go. it's going to go too far. >> really? >> whoa, that's good.
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>> there you go. >> there he goes. he's off, he's going to push it. not bad. >> holler at him a couple of times. tell him to sweep it. sweep that thing. >> harder. come on. >> oh, it's so close. he might make it. >> took quite a bit of sweeping. >> it's on. >> oh, it's on. >> obviously you have to work on going the right direction and throwing at the right speed but you have the basic fundamental down as far as getting from point a to point b. >> and i didn't fall down. >> you spoke too soon. perfect timing. >> after an hour of training, i'm about as good as i'm going to get. so naturally, the next step is a match. >> this is my daughter andy. >> hey, andy. >> she's an outstanding young curler. >> what are you like 11? >> 12. >> we're going to put you against craig, the olympic athlete, and we don't want you
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to have any feelings of this game is easy. and we'll get you a team of some parlympics. >> i don't like your attitude. i want you on the other team to see if you can beat me. alympic. >> i don't like your attitude. i want you on the other team to see if you can beat me. >> i'll gladly let you beat him with me.
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hey, let her go. let her go. nice shot. attaboy. >> i'm in wisconsin, learning to curl with the best of them and i'm being tote by u.s. olympic coach steve brown and his son olympic curler craig brown. they've just challenged me to a match. >> i'm going to put you against craig, the olympian athlete. >> we have a team of olympians paralympians, amateurs and one supremely confident 12-year-old girl. >> all eight players and you shake hands and say good curl, have a great day. >> good curling, have a great day. >> good curling. >> good curling. >> good curling. >> good curling. >> good curling, andy. >> good curling. >> tim, good curling. >> super good curling. >> good curling. nobody likes a show-off.
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>> the polite greetings are done. the teams are set. my pride is on the line. it's time to curl. >> his first stone in competition. this is is good. let 'er go. oh, it looks good. >> bring me home, stevie. >> i think we have a winner right off the bat. >> nice, mike. look at that. >> excellent. piece of cake. >> okay. now tim is going to try and take away your nice shot. >> these gals are very good sweepers. >> oh, yeah. >> lines perfect. weight only. >> they are putting as much of their boat waed and pressure into the brush as they can. >> they over did it. >> no, you get to throw another one. >> a typical curling match takes about 75 minutes to play. >> all right, steve, sorry to make you work. sorry to make you work. >> we don't have that kind of time. we'll just give you the
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highlights. >> that's close. >> get in there. get in there, you son of a gun. get in there. >> nice shot. >> good line. >> oh, that has a lot. >> curl, curl. >> up up up up -- >> the sweeper. >> nice sweeping, ladies. >> great performances on both sides. for a minute, i thought i was going to win. but on their last stone, the ladies sweep up one more point and tie the match, 2-2. >> so now we're tied up. >> tie ball game. >> how about that. >> so do you want to just call it a draw? >> or do you want to do sudden death. >> you against the 12-year-old girls. >> there you go. >> whoever gets close to the center wins. >> one rock. >> so it all comes down to this. the 12-year-old master and the 52-year-old apprentice.
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>> so go look at what she's got to do. what do you have to do here. uh-oh. >> no way. >> she's in play. >> andy's stone is in play but it is short of the house. all i have to do is get my rock closer to the center than hers. as i put my feet into the hacks, the fate of the team resting squarely on my shoulders, i get it. can i -- i can see how a person can fall in love with this sport. i know it is weird. but that is the point. the curling community gets together to encourage, discourage and throw some rocks. but go to any dart club or bowling alley or knitting circle and you'll find the same type of people bringing the same level of passion to the thing they love. it's just a little chillier out
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here on the ice. >> go! go! go! go! go! hey! he did it. andy, come and give him a big hug. >> i'm sorry, but i really kicked your [ expletive ]. >> good curling. >> how did you feel today when i kicked your butt out there? was it deeply humiliated or just marginally sad? do you think you'll ever get over it? >> yeah. >> you're over it already, aren't you? >> yeah. >> what are your hopes for the future with curling? >> um, i want to go to the olympics just like my dad. >> do you think i'm funny? >> yeah. >> do you find me amugs? some people think i'm funny. other people think -- they're kind of sick of me, i'll be honest with you. we took some surveys before the show started.
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>> i'm in arcadia, california, with john and natalie.
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i want to know why these two people who never dreamed of making stunningly beautiful glass wear never dreamed of doing the same thing. that's heavy. >> that is. >> what was it made of originally? >> spaghetti sauce jars, you name it, whiskey bottles, clear bottles and jars. >> this place exists only because this region was insanely good at recycling glass. so a consortium of residents thought they would create a way to use that glass locally. this is where it starts, bottles and jars from the recycling center. >> that's sad, empty. but making stuff like this is not easy. it takes a lot of work before you even get to the hard part. the glass has to be sorted, crushed, color tinted and then melted in a 2400 degree furnace whether it's ready to be poured and poured. and then you have to be fast because it cools and hardens almost immediately.
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jessie is demonstrating how to make the pint glass that will enhance my beer drinking experience. >> it goes in, you scoop it, pour it out, run, pour it. you put it down, push it in, you press it, you tap it, you pull it out and then you're done. >> do you want to watch one more or you got it? >> i'll never get it. doesn't matter how many i watch, i can tell you this glass is going to come out looking like a jacked up ashtray. >> nice. okay. okay. right over the center of the mold. roll it, faster, faster, faster. roll it the other way. hold it there, pull it away. you can turn it over and lay it right here. >> where does this go? anywhere?
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>> put it down. i'll take it. >> that might be a little warm. >> go ahead and push it in there and press it. pull a handle. pull it, pull it, pull it, pull it. okay. not enough glass? >> really. >> yeah. >> pull it back out. have a look inside there. see what you see. >> oh, it's perfect. it may have a slight crack. >> you want to make another one? all right. right in the center. hey, poor it, roll it back, roll it back. okay. slow, slow, slow, slow, up, up, up, up whoa.
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ah-hah. all right. that one can go right in the box. tap it while you're pulling on it. >> caught my hand on fire. it's a little freakin' warm. >> okay. move fast. >> all right. >> nice job. >> very, very, very difficult. very -- skills. i mean, really skills. it's no joke. >> when you pick up one of those glasses and drink something out of it, you know each one is made by one of these guys, handmaid and there's something that feels special about that.d
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and there's something that feels special about thae and there's something that feels special about that. >> and that brings us back to why these two are running this business. john's first mistake was being a cpa in the land of noble ideas. >> i'm actually one of the 30 original founders of fire and light came into my office on another issue and was telling me about this cool company. they were going the create local jobs, they were going to make something out of it, but they ran out of money in two months. so i volunteered to help them do some strategic planning and figure out how they could do it. >> john helped them get the business off the ground and planned to step back. the business had other ideas. >> they said, we know your heart is in it. they were about to shut down. >> what did you say? >> i don't know. but there was a martini and we toasting. >> i don't know what i said, but there was a martini involved. and the next thing i know, we're
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making colored glass. back then, the mcclurgs probably couldn't have told you why they went out on a limb to save this difficult enterprise, but the last few years have made it pretty clear. >> the recession was pretty tough. people got moved around from one place to another, and jesse who's worked for us from out of high school, he got moved from day shift to night shift. and i came out here to the shop at 9:30 one night just to thank him. he looked at me and he says, no, thank you for the job. i went home and told her, that's why we're going to make this work. it's only 16 jobs, but it means a lot to all of us and it means something. >> it was a long way to go for cold beer, but those 16 jobs,
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that's something to drink to, no matter where you are. thanks for having us out. >> thank you. >> thanks for letting us play around with the forge and thanks for doing what you do. >> thanks for coming out. the united states admits it accidentally killed two hostages in a drone strike aimed at terrorists. rising tensions as protesters in one u.s. state demand to know how a man was fatally injured while in police custody. on patrol with the rescue workers trying to save migrants in the mediterranean. welcome to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. i'm george howell. this is "cnn newsroom." and we begin in washington where u.s. president barack obama says he takes full responsibilit f


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