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leg, and to ride across the paladura canyon with chris self is awe-inspiring. he's a great example of what -- of the best of america and it's an honor to call him friend. >> a moving and inspiring, keeping america great. good night. hello i'm don lemon. stories you're talking about in a moment. first up to speed on some of the day's headlines. news tonight about a deadly disease outbreak with only name and children as victims. it's some kind of illness that doctors have never seen before and, so far, can't treat it and they can't stop it. at least 61 children are dead, all of them in cambodia and medical officials are urgently trying to figure out what it is and somehow keep it from spreading to other countries. just months before his retirement, massachusetts congressman barney frank is a
newly married man and married his long time partner tonight. massachusetts is one of six states that allow same-sex marriage. and, yes, it is that time of year again. pamplona, spain, 400-year-old tradition of running bulls through the streets. it is the first day of the annual eight-day festival with massive bulls run along people of questionable sanity. a few people needed medical treatment today. the animals wind up in the bull fighting ring. here's what else we have for you on cnn saturday night. one of the fastest men on earth. >> you want to get up to speed as quickly as possible. >> reporter: reveals a secret to his success. slavery. >> i was able to break the world record. >> reporter: is he right? does the color of your skin make you better? faster? stronger? the upside of being on the dl. >> there are going to be people
who don't understand it. >> a bold move or bad for business? what would you say? >> well, me? of the future? >> to your 12-year-old self if you could. >> don't -- don't do -- i'm not. >> excuse me. >> no wonder i'm single! >> must be loud and in your face. fluid and politics and baseball and controversy. >> i didn't think he would have the guts to do it. >> john rocker is here live. i'm going to ask this question right up front. are black people better at sports than white people? more specifically, are black people engineered to be fast? he is telling london's daily mail all my life i believe i became an athlete through my own determination but it's impossible to think that being descended from slaves hasn't left an imprint through the generations.
difficult as it was to hear slavery has benefited a descendents like me and i believe there is a superior athletic gene in us. yes, he did a say that. let's talk about it and going me is bamani jones and kenneth tropshire. gentlemen, thank you for being there. so, listen. what do you think? what is the bottom line here when you hear those comments from mr. johnson? >> it's problematic. it's nothing new. this is something that has occurred over the past hundred years initially with african-american athletic success, post the berlin olympic games with jesse owens. this is a story that emerges and there's rarely been any sort of foundation for anyone to make such statements. >> there have been a number of
studies gone and this is drawing controversy because many people who believe that what michael johnson says is true. both black and white. >> yeah, but i think it's number one issue of correlation and because so many different issues. one thing you can say are black people better at sports and it begs the question what sport are you talking about? soccer is the most popular sport in the world in the europeans seem to do just fine with it. the next thing i want to bring up is michael johnson is not -- i think it's easy for a lot of people to bag on him that he knows so much on the topic. it's a correlation issue and when he says there is a super athletic gene in all of us i'm trying to figure out why i'm sitting here talking to you and not going to london next month. >> i want to read something that lee evans said. he is an olympic gold medalist. he said we were bred for it. certainly the black people who survived in a slave ships must have contained a high proportion of the strongest then on the
plantations a strong black man was mated with a strong black woman and we are were bred for physical qualities. still you're not buying into that? >> he's not a scientist either. it's worth noting we are beyond slavery. i don't know how much the 150 years since then would have outbred some of these characterics. who is lee evans? >> listen, i want you to weigh in on this because -- can you understand why some people may think if you look at the nba now and you see the numbers, mostly african-americans. and if you look at baseball, it is becoming now more hispanics. it's the way their bodies are made and longer -- and taller. what about the tall russians and
pachulia who is tall and lanky as well. what do you make of that? >> there is something to hard work. the influx of eastern europeans in the nba. as the increase in latinos in baseball and if all of a sudden african-americans become unathletic. >> rarely do you see asian basketball players get to that level. even tall. doesn't it have something to do with genetics you don't see people as tall because they are certain ethnicities? >> i hope science takes more time for this but that has not occurred. science could be talking about the 61 years you talked about at the top of the hour that decide
from some mysterious disease. this is a waste of time. >> my question is why isn't science taking more time to study this? you think even by doing it, it would be a waste of time? >> what is the ultimate outcome? you know? in the hundred meters of london we see blacks with ten-pound weights on like we have race horses or whites in baseball only get two strikes all of a sudden. what kinds of changes do we tend to make other than saying there is something to the hard work of individuals, no matter what their race, the desire, the interest, in different sports and the opportunity. >> yeah. maybe it has to do, too, with the opportunity as you say growing up in certain neighborhoods, which type of sports you had the opportunity to play. but, listen. i want to go beyond this because you guys, as you guys said at the top of this broadcast, this has happened before. we heard about in the '70s and '80s and '90s and one of the most iconic moments came in 1988 when sportscaster jimmy the
greek made these comments and played back by cnn's larry king? take a listen to this. >> black is a better athlete to begin with because he has been bred to be that way because of his high thighs and big thighs that go up into his back and they can jump higher and run faster because of their bigger thighs, you see. the white man has to overcome that. but they don't try hard enough to overcome it. this goes back all the way to the civil war when during the slave trading the owner, the slave owner would -- would -- would -- would breed his big black to his big woman so that he could have a big -- a big black kids. >> another nobel prize winner there. >> you're just going just stop and don't say it. jimmy was probably fired from cbs for his comments. michael is a sportscaster guys. should he be fired?
so black athletes are they genetically made better than white athletes? before the break we played that sound bite for you from jimmy "the greek." we are play a part of it again. take a listen. >> this goes back all the way to the civil war when during the slave trading the big -- the owner, the slave owner would -- would -- would -- would breed
his big black to his big woman so that he could have a big -- a big -- a big black kids. >> okay. so cbs promptly fired jimmy the greek who was a long time sportscaster there. michael johnson is also a sportscaster but works for the bbc. he told london daily mail in part the following. so should he be fired too? author and professor kenneth shopshire and what do you think? should jones be fired or a double standard because he is a black athlete or have times changed now? >> well, somebody were to fire him, i would understand but i think an important variable to point out on that is jimmy the greek worked on cbs, the nfl today. the nfl is a very conservative don't rock the boat sort of operation. that's the sort of thing that being associated with the nfl, you will wind up getting fired for. i think it's ridiculous. jimmy the greek had he not been fired i don't think an issue but
i think the fireable offense for him letting somebody put a microphone if his face when he had no business talking on television. >> kenneth, should he be fired? >> i don't think so. i think michael is more on a personal journey. this is in context of a documentary. he made some comments at a point believing what he believes but without going through a full scientific method and understand what the reality is. >> does it sound worse coming from the mouth of a white man? do you think that's why? because, essentially, you know, the language that jimmy the greek used, a big black, you know, man with his big black woman for a big black baby, okay. but come on, guys. they are saying the same thing. >> well, i think one of the difficulties is when you start talking about people talking about race in these context is we start making references to black people that are uninformed. this is about as close as you can get to something possible about big black people. when you start hearing people talking about black people and sound like they are discussing
animals is makes people cringe. you can make the argument that in slavery black people were treated like animals and what he said is that utterly preposterous. i'm a little uncomfortable saying exactly what it is, but i will say it does sound worse coming from a white person because there is a historical lineage say normally these things are bad when white people talk about black people and have no idea what they are talking about. >> you remember the forward to the letter that book he wrote a letter to my nephew? do you remember that? kind of the same argument but he says here, he says it will be hard, james, but you come from sturdy peasant stock men who picked cotton and damned rivers and built railroads and in the teeth of the most terrifying odds and he goes on to talk about homer and says my dungeon shook and my chains fell off. is he essentially saying the same thing or using the argument
he thinks it benefits them and others are offended by it, kenneth? >> well, you know, the positive is we all have a history and come from somewhere. is there an influence from everyone based on their -- their backgrounds. but to say that because i came across in a slave ship i should be able to run the hundred faster than anyone else, there is something missing there and few more links need to be there before you can come to that kind of conclusion. >> baldwin didn't say that we built rivers and built railroads because we were naturally built to do so. he said that we did that and we survived on the back end. speaking to the strength more figuratively literal and about the existence not about the physical presence so i don't think they are close. that is the point you want -- i promise you that -- if i heard
-- james baldwin say we are nationally built to build rivers i would be inspired. >> i have used that quote in graduation speeches. i know what he means by that but you can take it, depending on your interpretation of it, to mean the same thing. thank you both very much. >> thank you. my next guest says the priest he beat up molested him as a child. the jury says not guilty. was justice served? hear his story next and then this. wanted. must be loud and in your face. fluent in politics and baseball and controversy. >> i didn't think he would have the guts to go through with it. >> john rocker is here live. this isn't just a teddy bear. it's a step towards normal. it's why allstate catastrophe teams didn't just arrive at these fires with cold water and checks to help the grown-ups start the rebuilding... they also brought thousands of these teddy bears for kids. people come first. everything else is second. [ female announcer ] allstate customers affected by the recent wildfires call 1-800-547-8676. visit a mobile claims office, your agent or allstate.com
and his brother when they were young boys. he went to the priest to sign a confession and he punched him. the jury failed to reach a verdict on a assault charge. will and pat joining me from los angeles. thank you so much for joining us. >> thanks for having us. >> will, i'm sure this has been a tough journey for you. do you feel vindicated by the not guilty verdict? >> i feel vindicated to a certain degree. i think there's more work that needs to be done so that people don't have to do what i did. in fact, i think when it comes to vigilante justices we are asking the wrong questions. i think we need to be asking why are people taking the law into their own hands and why are juries having a hard time convicting them. >> let's talk more about that. you've heard the critics. you just mentioned it. they are saying this verdict is a green light for vigilante justice. do you agree your actions could inspire more violent acts? >> it's possible, but my actions
were not vigilante justice whatsoever. i acted in the face of a system that fails to protect children and, i mean, it protects institutions but not children and something needs to be rectified. >> do you have any regrets at all about what you did by attacking lindner? >> the regrets that i have is that in doing that, i was perpetuating the cycle of violence, sexual abuse and violence and something i don't want to see continue and why i created a nonprofit called roots for individual and social enterprise and you can find us on the web at risecorp.org. we will be doing what we can to get the statute of limitations repealed. >> you continue the cycle someone is beaten and abused and sometimes they can to on to perpetuate that and continue that cycle.
how are you dealing with that in your life? do you believe that is sort of a repercussion of having this happen to you as a child? >> it's absolutely repercussion of that. but it's not something i choose to dwell on and through this process, i've been able to break the cycle. granted, what happened happened. but since that time, i've come to realize that i was part of the problem and not helping. but, again, the problem is when it comes to children, we have to protect them, if the law is not going to do it, i think the law is going to see people taking things into their own hands so there is a problem out that needs to be addressed. >> we have this whole thing going on with penn state and sandusky and what have you. let's be honest with the viewers about what issues do you believe that you've had in your life that stem from being abused as a child and you want other people to know about and i guess maybe you can help in the process.
>> there's been a lot of things. a lot of self-esteem issues, self-confidence issues. just sort of disconnected sense of self. i don't feel like -- i feel like whoever i was supposed to be from the beginning i will never be that person again, but i also think that that i am right where i should be now and connected more to myself now than ever. that's come from me coming out and finding my voice and becoming empowered and repealing statute of limitations is all victims want. i want to go before congress and pass a national law for this so that people can take -- we don't need a budget, we don't need anything except the opportunity to have a voice and find justice and find healing. >> pat, is this over for him, the legal process at least? >> no, it's not. we go back into court on thurday. they can retry him on the count
that hung, the simple misdemeanor assault but not over for him. what we hope is that it's not over for father lindner, the priest that abused him. this man has abused a large number of people. got on the stand and he committed perjury. he said specifically he did not molest will lynch and then took the fifth amendment shortly thereafter. we hope it's not over for him either. we hope the santa clara district attorney's office who so vigorously prosecuted will lynch under the rule of law will now look at the rule of law of perjury and a man who perjured himself right in front of them and that they will go after him now with the same vigor they went after will lynch. >> all right. mr. lynch and mr. harris, thank you. >> thank you very much for having us. appreciate it. >> thank you. next up, pitcher turned political pundit. john rocker. there he is. get ready. live. you're out and about and not in front of a television to stay connected? you can pull it up on your cell phone like i do or watch it from your computer even at work. just go to cnn.com/tv and tell them don lemon sent you.
all right. more of the stories you're talking about in a moment. something is killing children and lots of them. some kind of bug and some kind of illness and doctors are scrambling to find out whats. so far it has killed more than 60 kids, all of them are from cambodia and as it stands right now, nothing to stop it. health officials are worried about this thing spreading to other countries especially through air travel. moments before his retirement, massachusetts congressman barney frank is a newly married man marrying his long time partner jim ready tonight in a ceremony. you don't have to be a baseball fan to remember john rocker. a former closer for the atlanta braves and rival of all things new york. he got himself into big trouble
in 1999 with a now infamous profile in "sports illustrated" and today he is sharing his opinions again. this time as an online political columnist and also has written a book called "scars and strikes." and he knows a lot about books. "scars and strikes." i wonder what that is about? john rocker, welcome. >> thank you for having me, don. appreciate it. >> world net daily you have a new job? >> yeah. i'm -- sorry. >> all right. so we are going to talk about all of this. how did you go from baseball to politics? how do do you that? >> politics has always been a passion of mine even back playing ball. 30 minutes a day watching "sportscenter," three hours a day watching msnbc and fox news and cnn three or four hours a day at that, 30 minutes a day watching about the sport that was actually, you know, playing sports things like that so i've always been, i would say, more interested in politics than in sports. >> we will talk more about politics but can we talk about
the controversies here? >> why not? it's never been discussed before. you'll be the first, don. congratulations. >> for our viewers who don't remember the "si" article in 1999. >> breaking news. >> let me get it in! come on. here is what he said. you said in this thing, you said imagine having to take the number 7 train this is when someone asked you if you -- >> i wrote the number 7 train. >> let me read the quote then you can talk about it. imagine having to take the number 7 train to the ballpark looking like you're riding so those comments led to all kinds of things, suspension, a fine. >> i do regret the homophobic comment. everything else was just -- >> what do you regret? >> it was a little depressing at the time and a little bit shocking and i had only been
three or four years removed from high school, small town, you know, small town georgia. it was a little bit eye-opening and awakening and like, oh, really some okay. you know? obviously, since then, it mature. been all over the world and things like that. but, at the time, it was a little bit unnerving. i'm not going to lie to you. homophobic comment was inappropriate. >> why do you regret that? >> it's just inappropriate. it was, you know, i guess -- i guess the definition would just be inappropriate in every sort and every way the term inappropriate can be used. >> you've grown up. do you think you were just a dumb kid back then. >> dumb, inexperienced. >> i'm not trying to insult you. >> naive. >> you think you've grown up now? >> absolutely. >> do you apologize and many people didn't think the apology was sincere. >> no, it definitely was. it definitely was. >> what do you say to the people of new york if they are watching now and people you may have offended? >> for the umpteen time. like i said inappropriate comments from a naive kid that
just didn't -- i didn't want -- i didn't realize my point in the world playing on national tv every day at that time, every movement, every comment watched, critiqued, analyzed. at 23 years old, you're not prepared for that and when it happens, you're like, my god, i didn't know they were all watching to this ye whether it happens and when something like that slips out, you're like, really? i'm being observed this closely. it was an eye opening and stepping back kind of moment like i had no idea i was this important. it never dawned on me until that point. >> how old are you now? >> 38 in two months. >> you're a 23-year-old kid. >> we had about 11-hour interview that day. it was all day from 9:00 in the morning until about i guess 8:00, 9:00 that night mainly politics being discussed. >> how does it feel to be -- you're a rising star.
you were the closer. i lived in philadelphia then. i think you guys were playing -- this is 1999, 2000 you guys were playing the yankees in the world series? >> yes. >> you were the star, right? and then, all of a sudden, you make these comments and then you become one of the most hated people in america. what is that like? >> people ask me that a lot. fortunately i'm able to live in a bubble. i think a lot of athletes can. there's so much going on. there's so much extracurricular so many people coming at you from different sides and been grounded in important matters are. as long as about eight to ten people in my life are happy with me, family and a select close group of friends, as long as those people are happy with me, i'm fine and i'm happy with me. the cliche, you know, some people happy, some of the time and whatever, you can't always keep everybody happy all the time so why bother trying? that select group if they are happy with me, i must be living okay.
>> i can't wait to turn when we go to break how people are commenting on this but we are just getting started with this, john. we are going to talk a lot more about politics, his thoughts on current event, including president obama who has said, you know what? i'm not going to vote for the guy. we are going to talk about that. more with john rocker coming up next. so... [ gasps ] these are sandra's "homemade" yummy, scrumptious bars. hmm? i just wanted you to eat more fiber. chewy, oatie, gooeyness... and fraudulence. i'm in deep, babe. you certainly are. [ male announcer ] fiber one. i'm in deep, babe. you certainly are. it's time to live wider awake. only the beautyrest recharge sleep system combines the comfort of aircool memory foam layered on top of beautyrest pocketed coils to promote proper sleeping posture all night long. the revolutionary recharge sleep system... from beautyrest.
columnist at worldnetdaily.com and he has written a book about his life in the big leagues called "scars & strikes." and so i said to you that -- it was interesting to see what people are saying on twitter. i can't believe to see don lemon and john rocker talking in the same venue. the world is going to come to an end. i knew people would take that dumb kid. that's just a figure of speech. i'm not saying you're done. you got it, didn't you? >> i'm fine with it. >> all right. let's talk about the race for the white house now. john, no surprise you have strong opinions, especially when it comes to the president. an interview for world net daily, you said in my strong opinion, barack obama does not hold a single core value or belief consistent with the principles that created this amazing country we call the united states of america. what do you mean by that? >> this could get into a very long winded diatribe type answer.
i think president obama comes from a very socialist minded platform. i don't think socialist minded platforms and ideals is what built our economy is what the greatest generation held close to their hearts as far as the way they conducted their lives daily and individual-by-individual in the greatest generation call it from the 20s on to where we find ourselves now. i just don't think the dependence on the government 49% of americans right now depend on the government in some way, shape or form as obama care becomes law in 2014. that's got to go up into the 70%, 80% range. >> let me jump in here. what many on the right see as social -- being a socialist many people look as helping that is what america does. hang on. let me finish. and then when it comes to -- when you talk about obama care,
health care, there's so many people in this country who don't have health care and who need -- >> yes, there has to be a better way to do it than more burden on the government which is not -- >> more on the american people who don't have health care. >> our burden, don. it's not burden on the american government. it is our burden passed through the federal government. it's got to be a better way. >> all right. but you realize when people -- when you say words like you and i were talking about the word racist. that is over. for many i think on the left and for people who are independent when you hear socialist throwing around that is like throwing a bomb into -- >> it is -- we talk about -- some very tough times. i look to one person to get myself out of a tough time. it's not the federal government. it's me. it's the guy in the mirror. >> you never needed help in your life ever? >> literally not since the age of 18. i played with the atlanta braves. never been independence from
mommy and daddy from that day forward. whatever i have in my possession right now blood sweat and tears i earned it. >> nobody in your family needed help or assistance from anyone? >> not really. never social programs. obviously, the older senior social security and medicare and but when you're 80 not much you can do from that point on. >> you have weighed in on the trayvon martin killing. george zimmerman was released on bail yesterday. here is what you said on that subject. who is promoing victimology. what do you mean by that? >> right back to the -- the basis what we talked about during the break, that will end the one word to end all discussions, racism. if trayvon martin had been
killed by a black man we would not know who trayvon martin because george zimmerman has less pigment in his skin than trayvon martin did, it's a big deal. like the duke rape case both turned out to be hoaxes and obviously, trayvon martin is dead and no hoax there. >> i think you're right on that that we wouldn't be talking about it because -- >> shame on both sides of the fence. it's an absolutely shame. >> i think people believe if trayvon martin's killer had been a black man that black man would have been arrested. so the justice -- that process would have played out. i think when it comes to the trayvon martin case and many see as racism or what have you, i think people want to have justice play out in the courtroom. >> justice has not played out. not played out. >> i think they wanted a jury -- >> but you do understand the self-defense law that exists in florida, there, obviously, was a bit of a catch-22 there.
obviously -- that's the thing when these situations immediately come to light in the media the media knows about 20% of actually what is going on. pictures have been released and information released the last two or three weeks so when george zimmerman, i mean, incurred quite a beating. there was stitches in the head and all kinds of things, the forensics how the bullet went into young trayvon martin and showed the instance of trayvon martin on top of george zimmerman beating the hell out of him. >> i don't think that has been decided yet. it should be decide inside a courtroom and not the police department. >> yet another situation where white sides with white and black sides with black and we duke it out in the form of racial tension like it's played out so many times. as long as these situations continue to rear their ugly heads, racial relations in this country will continue to erode and not get better. it's a very, very sad situation. >> for time purposes, i have to
run. i have people in my ear saying we are out of time but i love having these conversations and i think it's interesting because people will look at it and go, but the headline will be written don lemon and john rocker go at it over race issues or he calls him dumb and when the actual conversation was not like that, it it was just you and i talking but someone with a headline will say something else. >> i've been the butt end of that scenario. i don't know where do i stop? >> listen. i may disagree with you on everything you say and you may not disagree with you me i appreciate you coming in. >> i thank you. >> thank you. >> no problem. the upside of being on the dl. >> there are going to be people who don't understand it. >> a bold move? or bad for business? turning your life upside down in a matter of seconds. >> hi. >> hi. you know, i can save you 15% today if you open up a charge card account with us. >> you just read my mind. >> announcer: just one little piece of information and they can open bogus accounts, stealing your credit, your money and ruining your reputation. that's why you need lifelock.
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today is a big day for hip-hop. the words of music pioneer russell simmons was the subject of these words a conversation that is long overdue. frank ocean. up and coming singer recently posted that when he was 19 he fell in love with a man. heartfelt post here is what he writes. he said we spent that summer and the summer after together every day almost and on the days we were together, time would glide. most of the day i'd see him and his smile. ocean went on to say by the time i realized i was in love, it was malignant. it was hopeless. there was no escaping. many of the headline reporting this story call him brave as
does his mom. but anna, this is 2012. is it brave to be honest about your sexuality now? >> you know, it is still brave unfortunately. i wish it weren't. i wish we didn't have to make these announcements. i wish that, you know, coming out and saying i'm gay was new like coming out and me saying i'm straight or saying i'm hispanic or you saying you're black. i hope this stops being a political issue and turns into a personal issue. >> dean, how will this impact ocean's career or will it at all? >> that's the part that gets the brakes. at first i yauned and another gay celebrity, big deal. country singer shelley right after she came out said a certain places don't book her any more and he might go up against that as well. homophobia is the hip-hop world is phobia. every video was a hot woman in it. i hope it doesn't hurt his
career sincerely. >> anna, what do you think -- he brings up a very good point other entertainers who have come out, but then when you look at neil patrick harris who really personifies the other side of that, he has been very successful and is an openly gay man. don, let me confess and say i know more about i-hop than i do about hip-hop. i have read it is a very macho driven music movement and i will also tell you that the only mr. ocean i knew until this week was the guy from oceans 11. that being said, i think it's great that folks come out and they show that you can be an award winning journalist and be gay and can you be a hip-hop artist singing about macho lyrics and everything else and be gay, that it doesn't define you. it's something like your hair color.
it's a personal lifestyle that people have and it does not mean there is anything they can or cannot do. >> do you think, dean, this is going to make any difference with the hip-hop community? because hip-hop community has been deemed as very homophobic. i've heard it and read it in a lot of places this week. at first the response to what frank ocean did was very tepid. no one said anything and then russell simmons and other people jump in. do you think this is going to change anything? >> but when you look at the responses, anderson cooper came out and overwhelmingly people come out and say this is a great thing. russell simmons and jay-z and others aren't coming out and i think they are afraid of being tainted as somehow being gay because clearly the sheer number of people at hip-hop there has to be gay hip-hop performance and people don't want to talk about it in that business and in time i think overcome it. if frank ocean's sales are not
affected i think others who are gay will be encouraged to come out as well. >> i say the hip-hop entertainment, music, athletics, they don't defy the rest of the population and interesting you say that. >> don, you know, the gay community has a tremendous amount of financial powers so if all of a sudden they become hip-hop fans, this could be a very good thing for hip-hop! >> thank you both. stand by. i want you to pay attention now. in 1993 a bill taped himself talking to his future self. confused yet? just wait. now 20 years later, he interviews that young person yourself. you have to see this clip. it's next.
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what do you think, mr. anderson? >> i don't want to leave my bathroom! >> this is simply an opportunity for me to give back to them. 20 years ago a boy taped himself talking to his future self es he is jeremiah. >> life before the internet is a blur to me. the internet is a thing you'll know what it is in a few years. >> i know about my only future. i'm cool. >> i'm glad that pleases you. >> dean and ana are still with me. the video was posted two days ago. it has already been watched by nearly 4 million people. 4 million times. is that cool or creepy to you, ana? >> well, you know, at one point, the guy says no wonder i'm still single. i said if you were talking to maybe other girls you would be
better off than talking to your 12-year-old self but i think it was incredibly creative. it was amusing. it was creative. it was entertaining and it was a little creepy so it was both! >> so, dean, to both of you, i'll start with you, dean. if you could say anything to your 12-year-old self, what would it be, dean? >> i'd tell my 12-year-old self, first of all, buy a lot of apple stock as much as as you can and bet on the giants and never date anyone amy and don't mary them! last thing, always wear a condom. remember that. my advice. be strong. >> i told my 30 something-year-old self to buy apple stock so smart of me and i don't know how i did it. >> very shrewd move. imagine if you did it at 12. >> i don't know what i was thinking. may i got the dumb computer. ana, what would you say to your 12-year-old self? >> i think i would have said to make sure and short the facebook stock, to make sure and go see whitney houston and michael
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