Wease starts the show talking about oversleeping this morning. Pauly was worried about him and texted Doreen, so they were both concerned because of the weather, until he showed up here.
Did you hear about the interpreter for the deaf at the Mandela funeral? Turns out he was just signing nonsense, or nothing at all...
The interpreter has since he was hallucinating and hearing voices. Wease believes him. Nice to know someone having a breakdown was that close to our world leaders.
Wease also talks about filming a TV show with Tools, Bill Pucko, and Mike Catalana yesterday. Wease was wearing a sweatshirt and baseball cap while everyone else was in suits, and says he looked like a schmuck, and Tools set him up yesterday when he asked what to wear. Watch the "Rochester Press Box" Saturday at midnight, or Sunday at 11:30am.
Wease With Sports
John Ditullio and Harry Gibbs are both busy down at WHAM this morning, so sports expert Brother Wease leads the sports discussion this morning (after all, he is starring on the Rochester Press Box).
The big story in sports in MLB banning home plate collisions. The rule will take effect either next year or the year after. PETE ROSE isn't cool with this. He says, quote, "What are they going to do next, you can't break up a double play? . . . What's the game coming to?" Then again, Rose once crushed catcher Ray Fosse in an All Star Game.
This leads to a discussion of baseball vs. football. George Carlin said it best.
The story of a woman that refuses to sell her house to a big company leads us to discuss what our buyout price would be to change our lives. The Mega Millions lottery is up to 400 million, and to win that we're all knobbing each other. Wease says if he wins he's buying the radio station where you have some talk, and the rest is music from him and Billy.
The Christmas music we're using as bump tunes leads to a discussion of songs we like, but some find annoying like The Chipmunks "Christmas Don't Be Late", and The Waitresses "Christmas Wrapping".
We're also curious how come everyone says they hate "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer", but you hear it all the time.
Todd Halliday News
Doug Emblidge and Shari Smith are both on the DL, so WHAM's Todd Halliday is filling in with the news today.
6 Year Old Sexual Harrasment Part 2
Yesterday we did the story of the littl boy in Canon City, Colorado that was suspended from school for kissing his "girlfriend". We orginally heard that no one involved was bothered by the little boys actions, but have since learned different.
The girl's mother, Jade Masters-Ownbey, told the Canon City Daily Record on Wednesday that the school district did a "great job" protecting her daughter from repeated harassment from the boy. First-grader Hunter Yelton was given a two-day suspension, with a sexual harassment infraction on his discipline record. The boy's mother said the "sexual harassment" mark was too harsh. But Masters-Ownbey says the kissing was "not once, but over and over." School officials insist the boy was repeatedly warned and that the punishment was warranted. No criminal charges have been brought against the boy.
We get a bunch of calls from listeners that have had similar situations, including a man who's daughter had problems at school because a little boy kept touching her butt.
Arnie Rothchild/Medley Center Controversy
Local businessman/RBTL chairman Arnie Rothchild is in studio to talk about the developement of the Medley Centre in a performance arts center, the school disctrict getting involved, and the media misinterpretting the actions of developer Scott Congol.
We also talk about the great stuff that comes to Rochester, and how lucky we are to have it.
The Wease Show's Good Deed Of The Day
This is the type of stuff that makes The Wease Show feel good about what we do... a couple weeks ago a listener called looking for his homeless brother that he hadn't seen for 13 years. Other listener knew who the guy was and we wound up reuniting the siblings. Carm, the original caller updates on on the reunion, and how the formerly homeless man is now getting medical treatment for problems, and thanks us for helping to save his life. This story makes us feel really good. I guess you could say we're angels.
Speaking of angels, check out some pics from the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show HERE.
Kanye Grammy Outrage
During his show Tuesday night, KANYE WEST complained about only getting two Grammy nominations. He said, quote, "So when the Grammy nominations come out and 'Yeezus' is the top one or two album on every single list, but only gets two nominations from the Grammys. What are they trying to say? Did they think that I wouldn't notice?"
29-year-old Frankie Salazar is a police officer in Olmos Park, Texas. For a few months now, he and a 33-year-old friend named Jesus Edward Guitron have discussed SWAPPING girlfriends for a night.
And on Saturday, they decided to go through with it. Jesus and his girlfriend went over to Frankie's place, and as Jesus's girlfriend walked toward the bedroom, Frankie followed her and started kissing her.
But she pushed him away. Then Frankie's girlfriend came over . . . and it turns out Frankie hadn't even TOLD HER about the sex-swapping plan. So it kind of wasn't a plan at all.
Then the whole thing broke down into a CHAOTIC FIGHT. The police still aren't sure what happened, but Jesus ended up taking THREE BULLETS to the chest and hands from Frankie's service revolver. He was hospitalized in critical condition.
Frankie was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Wease talks about the lack of fantasy gene he has, and how he'd never want to swap. He has no interest in seeing his wife with another dude.
We're joined in studio by Jason "J-Mac" McElwain and his former Greece Athena coach Jim Johnson to talk about the retirement of J-Mac's number 52. Events will take place next Thursday and Friday with sales of commerative coins, book signings and more (including the game against Fairport). Get info HERE regarding everything going on, and money raised for Autism Up.