Marianne is in NYC filming an "I Love the 2000's" special for VH1. Bobby Slayton will be in later. Jackie Nutt is sitting in Marianne's chair answering your texts.
We'll be speaking to film critic Marshall Fine at 7am, but we talk about this weeks upcoming releases "Machete Kills" and "Captain Phillips"... Billy and Wease are looking forward to the silliness of the Robert Rodriguez flick (who has a sensibility similar to Quentin Tarantino). Wease also doesn't care if "Captain Phillips" played with some of the facts from the true story that the movie is based on... he just wants a good movie.
We also talk about the possibility of a blackout of the Bills/Bengals game this Sunday. Buffalo got an extension and has until early this afternoon to sell out the stadium. Callers tell us why the tickets can't just be given away, or sold for cheap.
Tools With Sports
The debate continues over selling cheap NFL tickets to prevent blackouts, how selling naming rights to stadiums happens, prices paid by networks for football broadcasts, and taxes. At what point is the greed of NFL going to be detrimental to them.
In football last night the NY Giants lost their sixth in a row, falling to the Bears 27-21. A late interception off an Eli Manning pass clinched it for Chicago.
Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander was throwing gas last night, and blanked the Oakland A's 3-0. We were rooting for the A's and Billy Beane's Moneyball players, but they came up short.
Sabres fall to 0-4-1 last night losing to the Blue Jackets.
Marshall Fine Film Reviews
Captain Phillips... Tom Hanks plays Captain Richard Phillips, the guy whose ship was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009. It's based on the true story about the military standoff that ensued as they held him hostage while the crew stayed locked in the engine room.
The taking of his freighter, the Maersk Alabama, was the first time an American cargo ship had been hijacked in nearly two hundred years. Marsh says this is very suspenseful and exciting. An excellent flick.
Machete Kills... Danny Trejo IS Machete. In the sequel, he's asked by the President to go to Mexico and stop a terrorist from starting a nuclear war. Mel Gibson plays the main villain, and Charlie Sheen is the president.
This movie includes a few firsts. It's the first time in Charlie's career that he's been credited under his TRUE name, Carlos Estevez . . . it's the first time Mel Gibson has been cast as the villain . . .
And it's Lady Gaga's acting debut. She plays an assassin called the Chameleon, whose other faces include Antonio Banderas, and Cuba Gooding Jr.
Sofia Vergara runs a brothel which has 25-year-old "Spy Kids" star Alexa Vega strutting around as one of her sexy harlots. And if you've seen the trailer then you know Sofia rocks a machine gun that shoots bullets FROM HER CHEST.
Michelle Rodriguez and Jessica Alba are back from the first movie, and Amber Heard plays Machete's government handler. Vanessa Hudgens is also in it. The reviews in general haven't been great, but Marshall enjoyed the wacky, over the top violence, and thought the flick was a lot of fun.
This Day In History
22 years ago . . . in 1991 - REDD FOXX (finally) died of complications from a real heart attack at the age of 68. He had been faking them for YEARS on "Sanford and Son". Wease talks about how Foxx is one of his comedic heroes and inspirations.
Todd Halliday News
Todd is in from WHAM filling in for Shari, who was filling in for Doug.
First off... it's official, the Bills have bought the rest of the tickets to Sunday's game. The blackout is lifted.
Bobby Slayton/Story Of The Day
Wease had a tough day hanging with Bobby yesterday after the show... they went to Tony D's for an afternoon of wine and tequila, and now Wease is hungover and blaming it on Slayton.
Wease and Bobby are upset about a news story Willie brought in with him today... Did you hear about the two rabbis accused of kidnapping husbands for a fee?
This is making Jews look bad in the eyes of our host, and guest comedian.
On The Big Lake They Call Gitchee Goomee
An earlier reference to the Gordon Lightfoot song "Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald", gets us talking about the true story behind the song, and singing everything we think to the tune of the song.
Wease Vs. Bobby... Music Edition
This usually happens once a year... an argument between Wease and Slayon about music that includes Wease defending the band Jorney, who Bobby hates. This leads to them also arguing about comedy, ventriloquists, and Larry The Cable Guy.
Slayton: the Reality Show
Wease thinks Bobby Slayton should have his own reality show with Bobby and his hot popstar daughter Natasha. Bobby thinks this is a terrible idea, and tells the story of pilot he did for a cooking show, and what an awful experience it was. This leads to Bobby telling the story of how Natasha got a sitcom when she was 9 years old. She's certainly grown up...
Keith Morrison/Laziest People Ever
We speak to Keith Morrison from NBC Dateline about the latest real life murder mystery, but all we can think of is Bill Hader's impression of him on SNL. He's like the anti-Slayton he talks so slow... it's like they're trying to balance each other out.
Human laziness knows no bounds. But at least you can take comfort knowing that for every time you've texted someone in the next room instead of getting up, someone out there is doing something even LAZIER.
There was a discussion on Reddit.com yesterday where people revealed the LAZIEST THINGS they've EVER done. Here are eight of the best ones . . .
1. "I ordered underwear from Amazon with overnight delivery because I didn't want to do laundry."
2. "I live behind a Chinese restaurant. I called in a delivery order and had them hand the food to me over the back fence."
3. "I was half asleep downstairs and didn't want to go upstairs to pee, so I used the kitty litter box."
4. "I would take a route that was about eight times longer to a college class to avoid having to walk up a hill."
5. "A friend almost got into an accident because he refused to take the car off cruise control . . . since it would mean, quote, 'I'd have to hit the button again.'"
6. "The TV volume was too low and the remote was across the room, so I downloaded a remote app on my phone and used that to turn up the volume."
7. "I let my dog lick my armpits clean."
8. "I wore pants in 100-degree weather to avoid shaving my legs."
Billy says that he used to rent the second story of a house, and when the homeowner moved to South Carolina he bought the house rather than move all his stuff.
More Musical Arguments
As always we close Friday's show with Cherry Bomb, and Slayton starts singing "Glory Days" instead. He and Wease argue about Bruce vs. Cougar, and then talk about Huey Lewis and Eddie Money. Bobby tells a funny story about opening for Eddie Money, talks about his upcoming book, and more.