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 My girlfriend pointed out to me how out of date my bio is, and suggested I change it just a little.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.
A scary moment when a basketball hoop falls on top of Bull Bullard of the Harlem Globetrotters. Did one of the Washington Generals finally crack, and decide it was time to win by any means needed?
The Chicago Blackhawks played the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday. And in the third period, one of the players got checked into the boards so hard, it actually popped an entire pane of glass out without breaking it.
Then a drunk fan reached in, ripped one of their HELMETS off, and WORE it. And a woman standing next to him took her drink and DUMPED it on the same player.
We're not sure about the woman, but the guy was promptly kicked out.
Planning on seeing the new "Thor" movie this weekend? I am. If so, be prepared for some shocking plot twists. We have them here inThe Top Surprises in "Thor: The Dark World".
Thor's hammer is repelled by the one thing in the world that's more powerful: Kat Dennings' chest.
Thor gives up being a superhero to follow his true calling: Posing for the cover of romance novels.
Thor gets kicked out of the Avengers because even the men can't stop gazing into his eyes.
Thor strikes up a friendship with Chris Brown at their anger management class.
Obamacare causes Thor and everyone else in the Avengers to lose their group healthcare plan.
Thor breaks out of character and asks Natalie Portman how an actress with the charisma of a doorknob keeps landing roles.
Thor quits talking to the rest of the Avengers after they vote Black Widow "Prettiest Hair."
The villain is only driven into a homicidal rage after going online and spending six straight hours trying in vain to sign up for Obamacare.
Shockingly, despite its source material, the movie is a CGI-filled, high-octane action-fest, and NOT a somber parable told entirely in ancient Norse.
As a truly selfless hero, Thor's final mission is murdering Ben Affleck before he can singlehandedly ruin the "Batman" franchise.
We're actually supposed to be scared of a dude called "Loki," even though his name sounds like a "Pokemon" character.
Natalie Portman plays an astrophysicist who discovers how to star in terrible prequels to classic science fiction movies.
Thor takes a leave of absence from saving the Earth after The Hulk leaves mean voicemails for him.
Thor's hammer gets into an argument with Captain America's shield over which is the more worthless weapon.
Thor gets romantic with several ladies. That's right, there's "THOR-play."
Thor convinces The Incredible Hulk to finally check into rehab for anger management.
Every five minutes, Thor pulls out his iPhone and takes a picture of his mug of mead and posts it to Instagram.
Thor spends half the movie asking Captain America to produce his birth certificate or risk being called Captain Kenya.
It's appropriate that it's a Marvel character . . . because five minutes into it, you "marvel" at how something this awful got made.
A show called "Guinness World Records Unleashed" premieres on TruTV tomorrow night. And a woman named Trisha Paytas . . . who works as a LINGERIE model . . . will try to break the record for fastest TALKER.
There's a preview clip on YouTube where she reads a passage from "Hamlet", and talks so fast you can barely understand her.
When Green Bay Packers quarterback AARON RODGERS got hurt on the first drive of "Monday Night Football", it pretty much sunk the Packers' chances of beating the Chicago Bears.
It also caused one married couple to have the worst night of their lives.
42-year-old John Grant of Tinley Park, Illinois is a big Bears fan. And his wife Nicole is a big Packers fan. So they made a bet on the game . . . the winner got to use a STUN GUN on the loser for three seconds.
They watched at a bar in Mayville, Wisconsin, and both John and Nicole were VERY drunk. After the Bears won, Nicole agreed to her tazing. A cell phone video apparently showed her laughing as she stood there with her arms up.
Then John TAZED his wife on her BUTTOCKS. It was over her clothes, but still left a BURN MARK on her butt cheek. At that point, she STOPPED being cool with the bet . . . and called the cops.
John was arrested for felony possession of an electric weapon, which carries a max sentence of SIX YEARS in prison.