Wease Vacation Hell
Tools sitting in for Wease, who is in Aruba this week.
We will get the story when Wease returns next week, but he emailed Pauly some photos of a situation he got himself into. Why is his rental car being towed? We all have stories of being with Wease, who may be the worst driver ever.
John also talks about his night, taking his daughter to play rehearsal, and how he thinks that someday she'll be in Hollywood.
Tools also spent part of his evening watching a Best Of Saturday Night Live special that focused on the women of SNL. We talk about our favorite funny ladies from the show from Gilda Radner to Jan Hooks to Maya Rudolph to Tina Fey to Kristin Wiig.
Tools With Sports
Great pitchers duel in the MLB playoffs last night. The Red Sox beat Justin Verlander and the Tigers 1-0, and in the NL the Cardinals are one win away from a World Series berth after beating the Dodgers.
How does Cal Ripken Jr.'s mom keep having troubl with criminals? The mother of baseball legend CAL RIPKEN JR. had a gun pulled on her yesterday by a man who wanted to steal her car. But she was able to activate her car alarm, and the guy took off. He was arrested later. About a year ago, Cal's mom was ABDUCTED at gunpoint, but released after about 24 hours. The kidnapper hasn't been caught yet. Police don't think the two incidents are related.
No one gives Dallas Cowboys fans any credit, but we've got to. The team has been rough for years now . . . and the fans who adopted them during their glory years are still around.
Harris Interactive just released the results of their annual survey on the most popular teams in the NFL, and the Dallas Cowboys came out number one for the sixth year in a row. The Cowboys have been number one or number two every year for the past decade.
The rest of the top five are the Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos, New York Giants, and New England Patriots.
The Broncos jumped from 17th to 3rd place now that PEYTON MANNING is there. And the Indianapolis Colts have dropped from 6th to 19th place since Peyton left.
The Jacksonville Jaguars were the least popular NFL team for the fourth year in a row. The rest of the bottom five are the Tennessee Titans, St. Louis Rams, Kansas City Chiefs, and Buffalo Bills.
Rock Hall Nominees
The 16 nominees for the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees were announced last night . . . including KISS, NIRVANA, and N.W.A.
Which is kind of ironic, since GENE SIMMONS caused some controversy recently, by suggesting KURT COBAIN didn't deserve 'icon' status just because he died young.
The rest of the nominees are: Deep Purple, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, LL COOL J, The Meters, The Replacements, Linda Ronstadt, and Cat Stevens . . .
Along with Link Wray, Yes, the Zombies, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and Chic . . . you know, from the disco songs "Le Freak" and "Good Times.
You might not have known, but YOU can vote alongside the 600 industry types too. From now until December 10th, you can cast a ballot online at USA Today, Rolling Stone, and The Rock Hall itself. The top five fan favorites are taken into consideration.
The actual induction ceremony is next April. Last year's class included Rush, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Donna Summer, and Quincy Jones.
Doug With News
Anti Fashion Week
It's "Fashion Week" in Rochester this week... Troy & Victor from Subculture Magazine is in to promote their event "Anti-Fashion Week", which is for people that aren't driven by higher end clothing, and for the younger, hipper people.
Pauly suggests that if they wanted to do REALLY Anti-Fashion that he and Billy would be their spokesmodels.
Look for an interview with Wease about his tattoos in next month's issue of subculture.
A lobbying group supporting more casinos held its latest in a series of statewide press conferences with local officials on Tuesday while an anti-casino group resorted to violence against a slot machine.
Members of the nonprofit think tank Institute for American Values, the Coalition Against Gambling in New York and other anti-gambling activists took turns with a sledgehammer whacking a slot machine in front of the state Capitol. They oppose a Nov. 5 voter referendum that would authorize Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan for seven Las Vegas-style casinos, the first four of which would be located upstate.
"This is not a stunt. This is an effort to try to get our argument out," said David Blankenhorn, president of the Institute for American Values. "There has not been a single public hearing. Governor Cuomo has not given a single significant speech ... so there has been a misleading and a confusing set of arguments coming from the pro-casino side."
Blankenhorn said most casinos draw from their local communities, hurting their economies by withdrawing cash while contributing to social ills, and he said the state is minimizing the social costs of addiction and crime. Tuesday's event mimicked the 1934 smashing of slot machines by then-New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, who called the machines "mechanical pickpockets."
We also discuss mistakes that Rochester has made in it's history, from the Fast Ferry, to the mismanagement of Kodak, to the placement of the soccer stadium, to the misuse of the waterfront, and more.
We also want to know why downtown Rochester isn't built on the waterfront like most cities. Lots of listeners have lots of different answers ranging from issues with the flour mills, to the placement of the river during the Ice Age.
Question of the day... is it ok for a man to get a massage from another guy? Tools says that even though it's not sexual he still needs a woman to massage him. John also reveals he'll be watching the Penn State/Ohio St. football game on his anniversary.
Who does John consider the best sportscaster ever? Vin Scully, Jack Buck, and Howard Cosell are Ditullio's picks.
Who does John like for Last Man Standing this weekend. To Tools the locks of the week are the Packers over Pauly's Browns, or Miami against the Bills.
For Pauly... any update on the "Case of the Stolen Hat", where Ryann thought that a neighbor had stolen her hat. Ryann feels a little better after discovering a box of hats and gloves in a box in the basement.. so now maybe the guy didn't break into their apartment.
A listener wants Ditullio's advice on how to get his girlfriend to eat like a grownup... she likes mac & cheese, pb&j, gummi bears, etc... John says a difference in food tastes doesn't bother him, and it's no big deal.
Should Halloween be goofy or scary? It shouldn't be so scary that it's tasteless and offensive.
Rage Against The Vagine
Comedian Madelyn Smith is in studio to promote her showcase of female comedians (including Marianne Sierk) at The Comdy Club on Sunday night. We talk about how she got into comedy and theater, and stuff like "why don't guys have Christmas decorations"? Marianne also announces her semi-retirement from standup comedy.
They also talk about the differences between men and women standups, relationships, and careers.