This Date In History
A couple “This Day In History” catches Wease’s eye…
21 years ago . . . in 1992 - SINEAD O'CONNOR tore up a picture of POPE JOHN PAUL THE 2ND on "Saturday Night Live", while saying "fight the real enemy". NBC got more than 1,000 calls protesting. This leads to a discussion of why Sinead was protesting. It was because of child abuse in the Catholic Church, but Marianne thought it was because of the I.R.A
Also, 21 years ago . . . in 1992 - BILL GATES, the college-dropout co-founder of Microsoft, headed the "Forbes" 400 list of the richest Americans for the first time, with a net worth of $6.3 BILLION. This gets Pauly fantasizing about having so much money he can buy as much pizza and wings as he wants. Wease offers to buy the chow for tonight’s gathering at Pauly’s house for Brooksie’s going away party (he got promoted, and starts his new gig upstairs Monday).
Tools With Sports
Pauly is very sad this morning… his beloved Cleveland Indians lost in the one game playoff against the Tampa Rays. Wease tried watching but baseball is too boring for him. This leads to a discussion of home field advantage, and how the Seattle Seahawks have the "12th Man". Wease has a cd by Seahawks owner Paul Allen that features talent like Derek Trucks and Ivan Neville.
Marshall Fine Movie Reviews
Wease talks about how Marianne ruined a movie for Wease yesterday. He saw "Don Jon" yesterday, and hated it even though it's gotten great reviews. He hated the main characters played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johannsen, and the Jersey accent (which Marianne said she hated yesterday) drove him crazy. This might be the first movie his son Sammy hated. Marshall dug it a ton. Wease said if he was Italian he'd be insulted by the stereotypes. Doreen calls to talk about how much she loved the flick, and liked the character Levitt played.
Runner Runner... starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake... Princeton grad student Richie, believing he’s been swindled, travels to Costa Rica to confront online gambling tycoon Ivan Block. Richie is seduced by Block’s promise of immense wealth, until he learns the disturbing truth about his benefactor. When the FBI tries to coerce Richie to help bring down Block, Richie faces his biggest gamble ever: attempting to outmaneuver the two forces closing in on him. Marsh thought it wasn't very good... standard thriller stuff.
Gravity... starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney... Dr. Ryan Stone is a brilliant engineer on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalski completely alone—tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness.
The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left.
Marshall says this is the most exciting, white-knuckle film he's seen in a long time. He LOVED it, and thinks Bullock will win the Oscar. He even liked the 3-D... and he hates 3-D. Another thing he liked is that it's a tight 93 minutes.
Doug With News
Comedian Chas Elster is performing at ^The Comedy Club this weekend, and in studio this morning. He talks about wanting to move to Vegas, his recent divorce, opening for The Pointer Sisters, and more.
Chas has a unique laugh, and gives Wease the idea to do a category for our yearly "Bubby Awards" for Best Laugh. Chas, Esther Ku, Movin' Melvin Brown, Jackie Nutt, and Bob Lonsberry are all candidates.
We also talk about how Wease is an extroverted person that, but also hates being noticed.
The talk af divorce leads to Wease tellingstories of how easy white men had it in the 50s when Wease's dad got divorced.
Bonus Content... Heavenly Hand Bras
Wease Is A Charmer
Wease talks about a conversation he had with Doreen after seeing the movie Don Jon. She asked Wease if he thought Scarlett Johannsen was better looking that her. Wease was honest, asking how Doreen can compare herself to the hottest chick in the universe.
Doreen calls in to defend herself, and talk about all the advantages of her over Scarlett, from better abs to being smarter... and Scarlett has a big butt (WHAT???).
Money Money Money
More followup to the Doreen vs. Scarlett debate, and whether Wease is the best husband ever, likes he thinks he is.
Pauly and Billy are both in a similar situation... they have a situation with their 401k's where they have the options of pulling their money out and paying off bills. What should they do? Opinions have varied with some people saying it's a good idea to pay off your credit cards, but others saying roll it over, take a loan etc... Wease says take the money and have fun.
Wease Show Sports Thoughts
Should there be a bet between Browns fan Pauly and the Bills fans on the show? We decide that if Cleveland wins Pauly picks tomorrow's bump tunes, and if Buffalo wins Wease and the crew picks.
Wease realizes we should've called Pauly's dad this morning because he's the biggest Indians fan we know... he sits in his living room and announces the game like a professional broadcaster. Pauly plays some for us, and we think he's really good.
Pauly's potential bump music if the Browns win includes some heavy metal music, and Wease tells us how Metallica recorded their first album here in Rochester. Controversy over the details of the Metallica recording results in many calls from fans trying to give us correct info.