Life In A War Zone
This story of a reverend who loses his son to city violence and a gun buyback program leads to a discussion of how the city of Rochester is turning into a war zone. We talk about some of the problems in in the inner city, and possible solutions.
This viral video of the friendship between a dog and an elephant leads to talking about pets, and Pauly's love of his pug Walter, and how he treats him like a son.
Pauly makes an emotional confession about how his biological clock is ticking, and how he really wants babies. Marianne is charmed by this sweet revalation. Wease was daydreaming, and asked what Pauly had been talking about for the past 60 seconds because he wasn't paying attention.
We also answer the question "can snakes climb stairs?"....
Tools With Sports
The Yankees have officially been eliminated from the playoff race, losing to Tampa. Mariano Rivera will be pitching in Yankee Stadium for the final time tonight.
Speaking of the Yanks, Wease talks about seeing a picture of Derek Jeter's girlfriend Hannah Davis, and she's only medium. I'm not sure what picture Wease saw, but you'll know her as the Direct TV Genie in the ads.
Baseball's Houston Astros are also in the news for a couple bad reasons... first, they drew an amazing 0.0 TV rating for Sunday afternoon's game. They're so lousy NO ONE was watching.
The Astros also botched an attempt at doing a "Ladies Night" in which the team, in a badly worded tweet, insinuated that women don't know about baseball, angering female baseball fans. See the original tweet, and the reaction to it, HERE.
Jesus Was The First Twitter User
No, that’s not the title of a homily cooked up at the last minute by a novice minister trying to be hip with the kids. It’s actually a message delivered earlier today by Vatican cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, reports the AFP.
Noting that Jesus favored pronouncements that were ”brief and full of meaning,” Cardinal Ravasi elaborated:
“Christ ‘used tweets before everyone else, with elementary phrases made up of fewer than 45 characters like “Love one another”‘, said Ravasi, the Vatican’s equivalent of a culture minister.
‘A bit like in television today, he delivered a message through a story or a symbol,’ Ravasi said at a conference with Italy’s leading newspaper editors.”
Wease likes this spin, and talks about the hippie Jesus, and how Wease thinks Twiiter is cool because you can be alerted to all news quickly.
It's big news that a girl scored a touchdown for Webster a couple days ago, but the player that was overshadowed was star running back Bam Akinniyi, who rushed for 317 yards and 5 TDs. We give him a call to talk about the game, his college options, and the fact he sounds like he's 40 years.
Doug Emblidge News
Hoarder With Ironic Death
67-year-old Patricia Ritz of Fordsville, Kentucky is an animal hoarder and a convicted ANIMAL ABUSER.
For the past 25 YEARS, she's hoarded DOZENS of dogs, most of whom were malnourished and abused.
But at some point earlier this month, she died at home from an unknown illness. And that's when her dogs finally got their ultimate revenge . . . by EATING HER.
When neighbors finally reported that they hadn't seen her, and police checked out her house, they found about FIFTY dogs . . . and just Patricia's BONES.
The coroner isn't sure what killed her yet. The animals are now with a rescue group.
We feel bad that the animals were abused, but Wease says that if he's dies alone in his house with just his dog he'd want the dog to eat him.
We're joined in studio by comedian Kris Shaw, performing at The Comedy Club this weekend, and he tells us about his mother being a hoarder... not a comedy bit, but for real. She has paths around her house to walk because there is so much stuff.
Kris also tells us about his travels to Korea, Africa, and other places.
Our comedian buddy Bobby Slayton calls in to plug his gig in Syracuse this weekend, and at The Comedy Club in Webster in two weeks. He also talks about his daughter Natasha's band GRL, and having a pool party at his house where all hot chicks were hanging out in their bikinis. Wease wants a picture of that, but Bobby didn't want to be the creepy old guy.
The Bible As An Erotic Novel
Wease interviews writer Matthew Stillman, author of Genesis Deflowered.
Where many see the Bible as the pathway to Heaven, others say it should be covered in a brown paper bag because it is so, so filthy. There are hundreds of sex acts implied in the first book of the bible. How has nobody ever described how each of them would have played out in biblical language? If the writers and translators of the Bible had been a little less prudish we might have an entirely different relationship between sex and religion than we have now. In Genesis there is sex before marriage, threesomes, incest, group sex, kinky fetish cuckolding, gay sex and more. Isn't it time that you read the Bible for the dirty parts? Using the seminal King James Bible in its Elizabethan English as spring board,"Genesis Deflowered" makes the beginning of the Bible come out as a sexy, readable and fun erotic novel. "Genesis Deflowered ": equal parts holy scripture and blaspheming scandal.
You can buy it HERE.
Matthew talks about the various sex scenes and naughty scenes in the holy book, and try to figure out how uptight religious people don't see the Bible is sexy and perverted.
We get reactions to this interview from some listeners that disagree with Wease's religious views, and we learn that comedian Kris Shaw comes from a family of Jehova Witnesses, so we talk more about his life and religion.
Movies You've Never Seen
We were talking about movies during the commercial break, and Marianne says she's never seen "Friday" with Ice Cube and Chris Tucker. Even though that movie isn't iconic, we do start talking about the classic films that we haven't seen. We also go thru the list of great movies to see which ones we've missed.
According to a new poll, 36% of Americans say they live paycheck to paycheck almost every month. Which is actually down from 40% last year, and a high of 46% in 2008.
But even when money is an issue, there are some things we absolutely REFUSE to give up. And the number one thing is . . . the INTERNET. Check out the top seven things Americans say they'd keep paying for, regardless of their financial situation.
1. Their Internet connection . . . 55% said they'd never give it up.
2. Their car . . . 40%
3. Their pets . . . 36%
4. Their smartphone . . . 29%
5. Cable TV . . . 24%
6. Traveling . . . 10%
7. Going out to eat . . . 9%
A brawl erupted among audience members leaving a taping of "The Jerry Springer Show". They were booked by police . . . then booked as guests for next week.
This joke leads to a discussion of the guests on Jerry Springer... do you think they are real or fake? Most texters think they are fake. Gives me a reason to play you my favorite Weird Al song...
We also tell the story of money found in a box of cookies at Walmart in Oregon. After some investigaion it was part of a radio contest involving listeners finding hidden money. See the story HERE.