I’m here with Jackie and she’s from NewsyNews and check her out – she’s sighted! (music) (Jackie) So, what is the deal with the stick? (Tommy) So, this is my walking stick or white cane. People call it all sorts of things. I just call it my stick. So what it does is, I can walk around and this will hit things before I do.
(Jackie) Okay, that makes sense. (Tommy) Yeah, so, like, what I would do for example is if I put my left foot down the stick is over on the right.
(Tommy) So it’s always in front of me and then right foot down and the stick is on the left.
(Tommy) Right? So I can just walk. So we’ll just go for a little… (Jackie) And… Oh, look at that!
(Tommy) See, and right by the plant. (Jackie) This is impressive actually. (Tommy) And I’ll turn around and I’ll come back. (Jackie) Oh, you’re going to hit some kids.
(Tommy) Well, kids are going to hit me. Sorry!
(Jackie) That’s right. More importantly. (Jackie) That’s cool. (Tommy) And about here, right?
(Tommy) We’ll stop here. (Jackie) I like it.
(Tommy) What do you think? You want to try it?
(Jackie) I want to try it. (Tommy) Alright so all you want to do is, again, like I said, when your left foot down, stick over on the right. (Jackie) Right.
(Tommy)Right foot down. Stick on the left. So you just give it a go. And now, do you promise not to cheat?
(Jackie) I promise not to cheat.
(Jackie) Scouts — I was never a scout. (Tommy) I’ll tell you what. Pinky swear.
(Jackie) Done. Pinky swear.
(Tommy) Alright. Cool. That’s a promise. (Jackie) This is going to be really scary.
(Tommy) No it’s not. You’ve got the stick in front of you so don’t worry. Just don’t go too fast. And just nice to easy.
(Jackie) Okay. Now are you supposed to I saw you went, like, tap… tap. Are you supposed to tap…
(Tommy) Yes, just tap it back and forth. (Jackie) …As opposed to sliding.
(Tommy) Well some people slide. I choose to tap.
(Jackie) Okay. (Tommy) Tapping works for me.
(Jackie) Are you okay if I leave you?
(Tommy) Yeah. You go on ahead. I’ll stand here and watch. (laughs)
(Jackie) I like that. Wait, when do I stop?
(Tommy) Ben will yell at you. Ben the cameraman will yell at you and tell you when to stop. (Jackie) Deal. Alright. Cool. Alright…
(Tommy) Eyes closed. Off you go.
(Jackie) Eyes closed.
(Tommy) Good luck. (light music)
(Jackie) This is so crazy. Wow. This is nerve racking. Oh my — okay. I feel like. I have my hand up for no reason. I — wow. Okay, so the farther I go, the more nervous get because I feel like… Should I turn around? Ben? Yes?
(Ben in background) Yes.
(Jackie) Okay. (Jackie) This is crazy. You do hear a lot more when you can’t see anything. Oooh. Oh. It caught — I didn’t walk into a planter. The stick is very usefull. (Jackie) This is so scary. Ooh! I don’t know what that is. That is — Is it the wall? Can anyone tell me what this is?
(Ben in bg) Just try to get around it. (Tommy) Come back to me.
(Jackie) Oh, oh, I heard you. Okay. (Tommy) Just come back. Just follow my voice.
(Jackie) Alright. So it was a planter. Okay.
(Tommy) Alright. Don’t worry about that. Just keep on moving. Let’s see if you can whack me in the shins with the stick when you get to me. (Jackie) What?
(Tommy) Let’s see if you can find my shins here with the stick.
(Jackie) Okay. (Tommy) Keep tapping. Tap, tap, tap. Oh, you’re just about here. And you got me. Right there. Stop.
(Jackie) Can I open my eyes? (Tommy) You may open your eyes.
(Jackie) I did a good job!
(Tommy) How was it? (Jackie) It was a really — it was… hard. Really hard. (Tommy) What was going through your mind as you were doing that?
(Jackie) So the further I got away from you the scarier it got. Because I knew I was sort of like on my own a little bit more. So the farther away I sort of felt alone. And then, then when I heard your voice I was like, ‘oh, yes!’ And you also hear a lot more. You do sort of — everything gets magnified. Because you do have to rely on that. You probably have, like, amazing hearing. (Tommy) What?
(Jackie) You probably have — ahhh! That was so good. (credits music) (Tommy) What’s your channel?
(Jackie) My channel is NewsyNews N-e-w-s-y-N-e-w-s. So please go check it out and subscribe. (Tommy) So what do you do on NewsyNews? What happens?
(Jackie) I do a ton of comedy. A lot of satire, a lot of political satire. So, if you like the Daily Show, or if you like Colbert, hopefully you’ll like me. (Beep)
(Jackie) Do I look nice for the camera?
(Tommy) Oh, you look tremendous. You look friggin’ hot.
(Jackie) I would trust you over anyone.
(Tommy) Hello! (Jackie) Okay. I could be in my PJs right now. I could be nude for all you know.