Billy here!!! My girlfriend pointed out to me how out of date my bio is, and suggested I change it just a little.
I'm not the new guy on 95.1 The Brew's "Wease Show" anymore. In fact in terms of senority I'm second only to Wease.
I'm no longer single, living alone with my cat Geraldine (a tribute to one of my comedy idols, Flip Wilson). Geraldine and I have been joined in my house by my girlfriend Susan (#BestGirlfriendEver) and the cats she brought with her when she moved to Rochester from Akron Ohio, Dora and Precious. One of the great things about Susan is she's as silly as me, and we've made up voices for the cats, and speak to each other in those voices. At least we don't have voices in our heads.
Susan has also helped me rediscover my love for comic books, superheroes, and other nerdy things I enjoy. I've started rebuilding my collection of books, toys, statues, figures, etc... and actually display them in our house.
Before I was asked to come back to The Wease Show I spent ten years working at a sheet metal factory called Barthelmes Manufacturing as a shipping clerk and machine operator. It was a good job, and worked with lots of great people, but I can't tell you how happy I am to be here instead. One day I was getting dirty and sore lifting heavy, sharp steel... the next day I'm getting paid to do something I love.. To quote Yakoff Smirnoff (when was the last time his name was mentioned)... "WHAT A COUNTRY!"
In my spare time I enjoy listening to music (obviously), going to concerts (obviously, again), movies, reading, writing, tv channel surfing to see if I'm missing something more entertaining than what I'm already watching, and am especially good at taking naps... To quote the great Ralph Wiggum "When it comes to sleep I'm a Viking".
I'm also a huge fan of baseball and football. I try to go to 5-10 Rochester Red Wing games a year, and am an insane fan of the NY Mets... during the season while normal people are out enjoying warm weather there is a good chance I'm sitting in front of a television watching my favorite team break my heart. During the fall and winter I spend lots of time on the weekends watching football, and managing my fantasy teams.
Favorite musical acts include.... Elvis (both Presley and Costello), The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Barenaked Ladies, Counting Crows, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Steven Kellogg and the Sixers, Eddie From Ohio, U2, Old Crow Medicine Show, and many, many more. Motown music from the 60's is the best.
Favorite movies... I once wrote a whole blog about my ten favorite movies. I just looked at it, and it still holds up. Check it out. Scroll about half way down the page to see the list.
Favorite TV shows... Comic Book Men, The Simpsons, The Office, Rescue Me, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Freaks and Geeks, MASH, and 24 are all among my favorite shows in TV history. Netflix will help me someday catch up with stuff like Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, and maybe even some shows that aren't on AMC.
You're still reading this? Wow. Even I'm not that interested in me. Thanks for checking out my page, and for listening to The Wease Show.
34-year-old David Gonzalez recently bought an abandoned house in Elbow Lake, Minnesota for $10,100. David remodels and flips houses, and that was his plan here.
The house had old newspaper instead of insulation, so he cracked into the walls to fix that. And sitting there with the old newspaper was a comic book . . . the most valuable comic book OF ALL TIME.
David found a copy of Action Comics Number One from 1938, which is the first appearance of SUPERMAN. In mint condition, it's worth at least $2 MILLION.
But this one wasn't in mint condition . . . and its condition QUICKLY got worse after David found it. His in-laws saw it, got excited about it, and tried to grab it out of his hands. In the process, they TORE it . . . which knocked about $75,000 off its value.
The comic will still be EXTREMELY valuable though. It's being auctioned off online and the bidding is already up over $135,000 with about three weeks to go. That's ten times more than David paid for the house.
I'd have such mixed feelings if I found this book myself. I'd be excited for whatever it's worth, but always thinking "What Could've Been" if it was in better shape. According to the auction site the cover is detatched from the comic... Eccchhh. Would I read it
If you don't love women's pro wrestling, here's what you're missing: Last night on WWE "Monday Night Raw", Divas A.J. LEE and LAYLAwent at it. And I mean they REALLY went at it.
The match ended when A.J. hooked Layla in her devastating submission move, the Black Widow, forcing Layla to TAP OUT. But when Layla tapped, she tapped on one of A.J.'s luscious buttocks. (!!!)
Now, the way this move is applied, it's understandable that Layla HAD to tap where she did. But after a couple taps, Layla then SQUEEZED said buttock.
Which I'm pretty sure is NOT mentioned anywhere in the "submitting to one's opponent" section of the pro rasslin' rulebook.
Don't you wished you had voted for A.J. Lee in my bracket of the NCTnA?
(Here's video. The very erotic tap-out happens at the 1:40 mark. I'm probably making a bigger deal out of this than it is.)
When I was a kid Archie Comics would've been the last place I thought there would've been any controversy, but that has changed. And who would've guessed that the gay character isn't Jughead?
It's just a quick kiss, but it's a long step forward for Archie Comics' only openly gay character Kevin Keller.
The Riverdale teen finds his life turned upside down after locking lips with his boyfriend, Devon, in Pop Tate's diner, drawing the ire of at least one disapproving Riverdale mom.
The woman "gets very offended and kind of pitches a bit of a fit," said Dan Parent, who writes and draws the issue, "Kevin Keller" No. 10 that is released Aug. 7.
"Kevin is kind of used to that, but Veronica records the whole thing and of course uploads it to the Riverdale equivalent of YouTube and that starts a bit of a debate," said Parent.
For Archie Comics it's a bit of art imitating life. Parent said he wrote the story after efforts to remove a comic magazine showing Keller getting married drew at complaints. One Million Moms, a project of The American Family Association, asked Toys R Us not to display "Life With Archie" No. 16 near its checkout aisles. Toys R Us did not, and the issue went on to sell out its print run.
Parent called the new story a "playful poke" at the protest.
Keller debuted in "Veronica" No. 202 in September 2010. It resulted in Archie Comics' first-ever second printing. It was quickly followed by a four-issue miniseries and the current monthly title.
Publisher and co-CEO Jon Goldwater said the fact that any kiss is being shown in the pages of an Archie Comics book is a step in and of itself.
"There aren't that many on-panel kisses in the pages of Archie, but you often see the lipstick on Archie's face afterward," he said.
Goldwater said Keller's character has let the company weave in contemporary issues to its imaginary world.
"We certainly pride ourselves on being contemporary, but that's not the reason why we're showing 'The Kiss.' Just like when Kevin first told Jughead he was gay, it was in the natural course of conversation," said Goldwater. "We are creating this in the same way. It's just part of the story."
Just a few things to think about.... and maybe creep you out....
Think of the worst music video you've ever seen. I can top it. And I don't care if you're talking "Ice Ice Baby" or Rebecca Black's "Friday". I've got you beat.
Tanning Mom PATRICIA KRENTCIL made a video for that dance track she released earlier this month, and it brings the overall awfulness to a whole new level.