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 My girlfriend pointed out to me how out of date my bio is, and suggested I change it just a little.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.
I love Christmas time... the getting together with friends and family, giving and receiving gifts, the music, the classic TV specials and even the movies....
The website ScreenJunkies.com posted a Christmas MOVIE MONTAGE on YouTube called "The Ultimate Christmas Movie Supercut".
WILL FERRELL is continuing his all-out promotional onslaught leading up to the release of "Anchorman 2", which comes out December 18th.
Yesterday he was on "The Dan Patrick Show", in character as Ron Burgundy. And the highlight was when he made fun of the show's heavy metal intro for their sports "Stat of the Day" segment . . . and sang a much more mellow version.
I have an awful admission... am I the only one in the world that doesn't think "Anchorman" and Ron Burgundy are funny? I can't get away from this guy.
We all know fast food's bad for you. But here are five ways that it's seriously messing with your BRAIN according to Men's Health . . .
1. The golden arches are designed to make you hungry. The combination of bright red and yellow somehow jumpstarts your metabolism. So you automatically get hungry when you see a McDonald's sign.
This logic works for me. Doesn't Wendy's use red and yellow too?
2. When you eat fast food, you have to keep eating it . . . or you'll get depressed. Studies found that eating a high-fat, high-sugar diet changes the chemical activity in your brain. And if you stop, you'll get anxious and sad.
Well, since finding out in July I have diabetes I've changed my diet, and am eating much healthier. Since I was almost always anxious and sad to begin with it's hard to tell the difference.
3. Fast food can be as addictive as drugs. There are tons of studies about how eating fatty, sugar-filled foods can lead to compulsive behavior and stimulate your brain the way hard drugs do. The studies are usually on rats and mice, but still.
Never done drugs, so I have no point of reference there, but it reminds me of a song from the 70's I love.... Junk Food Junkie by Larry Groce.
4. Fast food makes it harder to appreciate beauty. Researchers claim that just SEEING fast food logos can limit your ability to appreciate art and music. Because now you're more restless, and geared toward instant gratification.
I think this one is wrong because I have such a huge appreciation of music... art may be debatable.
5. You can't make good financial choices. Researchers interviewed people about money, and the people who were standing near a fast food restaurant during the interview made the worst decisions.
Well... I'm definitely not rich, and have been known to buy things impulsively, so i'll go with this one.
The trailer for the new Spider-Man movie is officially out, and I have it. Deifintely some shots of Rochester in here...
I'm getting excited about the new Spider-Man movie coming out next year, and many of you have probably already seen this early look of the movie (including a peek at the scenes filmed in Rochester)...
but now some great new pics have been released that have me even more psyched up. Check them out, and the details surrounding them HERE.