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 My girlfriend pointed out to me how out of date my bio is, and suggested I change it just a little.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.
From the "Wimmen's Is Crazy" File
If you don't remember ANNA BENSON, she's a former model who was on the short-lived VH1 reality show, "Baseball Wives". . . which ran for one season in 2011.
And like every reality show about housewives, most of them were a little nuts. But now Anna is officially THE "crazy" one from that show.
Yesterday morning, she was arrested in Atlanta . . . after she showed up at her estranged husband's apartment in a BULLETPROOF VEST and pulled a GUN on him.
Anna's husband is retired pitcher KRIS BENSON, who last played for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2010. (He also played for the Pirates, Mets, Orioles, and Rangers during his career.)
Kris filed for divorce last year, and Anna was apparently angry over a recent court order saying she can't stay at their apartment anymore. According to Kris, Anna showed up Sunday night and threatened him with a, quote, "expandable metal baton."
Then she pulled out a HANDGUN and asked for money. So he promised to go get cash for her . . . but left the apartment and called the cops instead.
Anna was charged with four crimes, including trespassing, two counts of felony aggravated assault, and one count of possessing a firearm while committing a crime. It's still not clear why she was wearing the bulletproof vest.
Aside from "Baseball Wives", Anna's biggest moment in the spotlight was in 2004, when she publicly stated that if Kris ever cheated on her, she'd sleep with all of his teammates. Kris was pitching for the Mets at the time. Here's the roster of the '04 Mets to see who was lining up (probably everyone except Mike Piazza... allegedly)
Here's her mugshot, and some pics from her hotter days...
The audio for the video doesn't work, but you don't need it.