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 My girlfriend pointed out to me how out of date my bio is, and suggested I change it just a little.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.
Did you see pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen's attempt to throw out the first pich at a Tampa Rays game the other night? No? You're in luck.
Everyday one of our prep services sends us a "funny" list, sort of like Letterman's Top 10 list. Sometimes I think they're funny, sometimes awful, but usually a little of both.
I'm a huge baseball fan, and today's list makes fun of my favorite sport, but I don't mind... not everyone is as smart as me.... LOL
I'm looking forward to tonight's All Star Game... Go Matt Harvey!!!
Excited about Major League Baseball's All-Star Game tonight? No? Maybe you would be if they made a few changes. Here are the Top Ways to Make Baseball More Exciting.
At random moments, let INS agents raid the field and watch players scramble for their lives.
(CAREFUL) Combine "Switchblade Night" with "Puerto Rican Night" and watch the fun!
Replace offensive team names like the Cleveland Indians with the Cleveland Alcoholic Blackjack Dealers.
Put Jose Canseco in charge of drug testing.
Just get rid of the white players altogether.
Catchers can defend themselves from a runner charging home plate under the Stand Your Ground law.
(CAREFUL) Invite George Zimmerman to the game, but don't tell him it's hoodie night.
Stop letting Pittsburgh have a team.
As insane as it sounds, try to limit the games to nine hours or less.
Install cameras in Cubs fans' homes and broadcast live footage of them slowly drinking themselves to death.
Even though it sounds ludicrous, make the players actually play like each game counts by shortening the season to 150 games.
Keep pretending anyone in America actually wants to watch a "classic" rivalry like Toronto versus Arizona.
Even though it sounds crazy, consider restoring some competitive balance by forbidding the Yankees to spend more than the economy of a Third World country on their starting infield.
When someone opens the door to the bullpen, out runs an actual bull.
Replace the song, "Take Me Out To the Ballgame" with, oh, just about anything.
Put a big screen behind home plate showing a football game.