Things are back to normal... Pauly G is back from sick leave and doing the heavy lifting, Billy back on the Rundown/website/"Wease's Memory", and Brooksie fielding your phone calls, doing production, and everything else needed. Pauly is the new commercial spokesman for The Flu... he's lost 12 pounds in 3 days. "The Flu... the second best weight loss plan available".
We start the morning with callers responding to the "Best Of" piece that played just before we went live on the air. The hazing situation at Honeyoye is still garnering opinions of all sort from our listeners. Some feel the punishment of the basketball players and coaches is deserved, and some feel it's too harsh. See the latest details HERE.
Tools With Sports
Wease is the ultimate mush.... he recently started wearing a Kansas basketball tshirt in his regular rotation... they've now lost 2 in a row, including last night to the unranked TCU Hornfrogs.
A "This Day In History" from our prep service causes a little controversy... 64 years ago . . . in 1949 - JOE DIMAGGIO signed with the Yankees for $100,000 . . . the first six-figure contract in the major leagues. A listener calls to say that Babe Ruth signed a $100,000 with the Yanks in 1926. Research reveals that Ruth's 100K was for a 12 week barnstorming tour, and not a MLB contract... the Yankees paid Babe $52,000 in '26.
Image Description: Babe Ruth Signing a $100,000 Contract, 1926. Photograph showing Babe Ruth (1895-1948), the American baseball player, signing a $100,000 contract for a twelve-week tour, 1926.
We speak with 13 WHAM's Sean Carroll about the latest info regarding Michael Leach, the retired RPD captain accused of murding his own son. Originally it was deemed an accident, but information seems to have risen to the contrary.
An indictment charging Michael Leach, 59, with second-degree murder was unsealed in Herkimer County Court Wednesday morning.
The indictment accuses Leach of intentionally killing his son. He also faces a weapons charge for the use of his service revolver.
In July 2012 at a motel in Old Forge, Leach shot and killed his son Matthew, 38, while the two were on a semi-annual trip with the Rochester-based Punisher's Motorcycle Club.
At the time a New York State Police press release stated that Leach called 911 and "stated he shot what he had believed to be an intruder." The release later stated that "the investigation revealed he had mistakenly shot his own son who had returned to the motel room."
At a press briefing after Leach's arraignment, Herkimer County District Attorney Jeffrey Carpenter said, "I don't know where the substance of the accidental shooting came from. It has been investigated from day one and determined to be an intentional shooting so I don't know where the initial reports came from as to whether or not it was accidental."
"Oh I truly believe he killed his son. There's no question about that," Leach's lawyer Joseph Damelio stated. "Did he intend to kill his son? Absolutely not. He thought there was an intruder in his room and he thought that he was defending himself. It's that simple. The lights were out, it was dark, he was sleep when this happened, his son walked into the room; It's a horrible thing for a father to have to go through this."
Matthew Leach was transported 55 miles away to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica where he was pronounced dead. The owner of Clark Beach Motel was actually one of the first EMT's on scene who tried to save Leach's life.
Sean will continue to follow this strange, tragic story, and keep us updated.
Wease Double Header
Wease did something he hasn't done in years because of his A.D.D. He and Doreen went to two movies back to back. They started with "The Impossible", an excellent flick based on the true story of the resort destroyed by a psunami, and the lives affected and lost. Doreen sobbed through have the movie.
They then snuck into "Stand Up Guys", a comedy with Christopher Walken and Al Pacino as hitmen. Way lighter fare, but not a very good flick. Wease says Pacino was awful, but is looking forward to Al's new HBO movie about Phil Spector.
Doug With News
Tattooed And In Love
Controversial Rouslan Toumaniantz became notorious when he inscribed a galaxy of stars over the face of Kimberley Vlaeminck, then just 18, in his studio in Coutrai, Belgium.
Now Toumaniantz has struck again by tattooing his Christian name in lettering five inches high across another girl's face.
Joined in studio by comedian Steve Burr, performing at The Comedy Club in Webster all weekend long. Since he's a sports fan we bring up the list we had yesterday of the most disliked athletes. We don't understand why Bears QB Jay Cutler is on the list, but with the help of listeners and Google we find out he's a crybaby who once pulled himself out of a game , he's not as good as he's supposed to be, and once proposed to his girlfriend ("The Hills" star Kristin Cavallari) via text, mailing her an egagement ring.
We speak to author Jill Blakeway, author of "Sex Again: Recharging The Libido" about how to improve your sex life. Wease loves her British accent, the tips and "sexercises" she promotes. Jill even has a site where you can get a sex tip a day for six weeks.
After hanging up with Jill a discussion occurs of our own sex lives.. how do old guys like Wease and Billy enjoy prolonging stuff with foreplay more than young guys like Pauly and Steve, who just wanna hop on and get off, or even just watch porn instead of doing it. Is that like watching sports instead of actually playing?
A continuation of the last set, where Pauly admitted to an occasionally low libido. Listeners suggest he should get his testosterone checked. Doreen also calls in to brag about Wease's sexual prowess, especially since losing weight. Maybe Pauly should exercise, lose weight, etc... It would probably help with his stamina. This also leads to Pauly talking about his recent bout with the flu, and the soreness he's experienced because of diarrhia (sp?). His girlfriend is disgusted with Pauly's use of the bidet in their apartment. She's a lucky girl. Maybe is he worked out and lost weight he'd be good looking again like in high school. Thanks to his first GF for sending us this pic from Pauly's days as a school athlete.
Geezers Vs. Douchebags
Questions from Douchebags to Geezers...
1. Anyone who is of the douchebag generation had a period of a few years there where we were bombarded with catch pop-rap tunes from a guy with a very distinct voice. Whose voice is this? (A- Ja Rule.. )
2. What were JNCOs? (A- Jeans with flame designs on them.. )
3. We talked about Kristin Cavallari today. She was famous from The Hills and Laguna Beach. Can you name any other 2 people who got famous while on either one of those shows? (A- ..)
Wease and Billy missd the first 2, but remembered Heidi and Spencer from The Hills
From the Geezers to Douchebags... Billy forgot today was GvD day, and didn't write questions, so he made them up off the top of his head, explaining how lousy the 3rd question is (the only one the DBags got right)...
1. One of the first TV stars was a freckled, redheaded puppet owned by Buffalo Bob Smith. Who is this puppet? A- Howdy Doody
2. What was the name of the ship that got stranded when Gilligan, The Skipper, Ginger, and the rest wound up shipwrecked on "Gilligan's Island"? A- The S.S. Minnow
3. Paul Lynde was the center square on what game show? Could Billy have worded this question even worse? A- Of course it was the Hollywood Squares.
CBS has sent out the following email warning to everyone attending the Grammys on Sunday: They don't want to see anyone's breasts, butt-cracks or genitals.
--It says, quote, "Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered . . . thong-type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare, fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack.
--"Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic. Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples.
--"Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible 'puffy' bare skin exposure."
What happened to the good old days when J Lo could show up in a sexy dress?
Spinner.com has put together a list of the Worst Grammy Award Nominations Ever. Not all of them won, but the idea is that none of them should have even been nominated.
--The list was inspired by someone named AL WALSER, who duped the Recording Academy into nominating his TERRIBLE song "I Can't Live Without You" for Best Dance Recording this year. The Academy refused to revoke the nomination.
--Here are some highlights from the list:
--David Seville's "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" . . . it was nominated for Record of the Year in 1959, but didn't win. It did win in three other categories though.
--Jethro Tull's "Crest of a Knave" . . . it was nominated for Best Hard Rock / Metal Recording in 1989, and it WON. People have always had a problem with this one because it isn't a METAL album.
But the category was "Best HARD ROCK / Metal", and there's definitely hard rock on that album. So it DOES fit. (--That said, you can still debate if it deserved to beat METALLICA'S classic " . . . And Justice for All" album.)
--Milli Vanilli . . . they were nominated for Best New Artist in 1990, and WON.
--Eric Clapton's acoustic cover of his 20-year-old song "Layla" was nominated for Best Rock Song in 1993 . . . and it WON . . . despite being up against Pearl Jam's "Jeremy" and Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit".
This leads listeners to debate favorite and least favorite Grammy and music moments.
Happy Birthday Willie
Willie tells us he may not make it to the studio tomorrow because he's going out to get drunk tonight. Tomorrow is his birthday, but he's worried that because of the bad weather forecast he might not get out tomorrow. How old is Willie gonna be? 63 years old... WHAT? He's younger than Wease? Really?
Join The Wease Show tomorrow as we talk sex, drugs, rock and roll, movies, pooping, and a lot more. Steve Burr will be back, Marshall Fine reviews movies (and Wease will fight with him about the Stallone movie that Marsh liked, and Wease hated), John Ditullio with sports, Doug E. with legit news, and NBC Dateline's Dennis Murphy. It's nice to be important, but more important to be nice. See ya.