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Episode 42 | S2 E17: Going To Hell In A Hand Basket

Mario Hines August 2, 2022

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This week on Appraise The Phrase:


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This week, Mario and Twenty welcome photographer Ray Astronomikal to the Expression Appraisal Table.

Nowadays, pictures are worth a thousand…likes? Views?

Watch as Mario and Twenty are joined by Detroit native and photographer/videographer Ray Astronomikal to discuss the meaning and origin of A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words.

Ray describes himself as a nomad with a camera. He hails from Detroit, MI but has traveled the world as a philosopher, photographer, and tech professional. You can find all things Ray at:



0:00 Warriors NBA Champs, Covid, Will Smith Opener
1:07 Intro
1:55 Roll Call: Detroit Hats and Miami Championships
6:16 Connection To A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words
9:01 What is A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words? Webster’s Definition
14:11 The Origin of A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words
17:07 A Chinest Proverb
31:36 Confucius And The Real Chinese Proverb
37:25 Pictures Are Proof of the Words
40:38 Da Vinci, Turgenev, Napoleon
44:35 Not Just Pictures
1:00:45 Appraise The Phrase: The Grades
1:03:45 Connect With CJ and Ant
1:06:06 Dictionary of Misinformation

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