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 My girlfriend pointed out to me how out of date my bio is, and suggested I change it just a little.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 know this was a couple of days ago, but this brought a tear to my eye. I can relate to the kid... I wanna be Batman too.
I know this is a few days old, and maybe you've already seen it, but I just saw it and loved it... Tom Hiddleston, the guy that plays Loki in the Thor movies, arguing with kids.
Yesterday was the ninth annual Guinness World Records Day, when Guinness tries to break as many records as possible.
And a Harlem Globetrotter who goes by the name Thunder Law broke one . . . by making a shot from over 109 feet away.
He did it at US Airways Center, where the Phoenix Suns play, and was exactly 109 feet, 9 inches from the basket.
Just to put that in perspective, an NBA court is 94 feet long. So he was behind three rows of seats when he shot it.
Way better than the Globetrotter that had the basket fall on him during a dunk. See that HERE.
Yesterday I came one step closer to marriage... Susan and I went to City Hall and got our marriage license. You will be able to listen to the wedding on the annual Wease Christmahanaukwanzika 24 Hour Show as Rev. Brother Wease performs the ceremony. Save the date of Thursday Dec. 19th to hear the fun.
Here I am at City Hall filling stuff out for the license...
I'm wearing my finest Aquaman hoodie for the occasion.
Since Sue and I went to see Bette Midler the other night I thought this song was appropriate.
The comedy group Improv Everywhere had 20 women go to Katz's Deli in New York, where Meg Ryan's famous fake orgasm scene from "When Harry Met Sally" was filmed.
And they ALL reenacted it at the SAME TIME. The video is on YouTube, and they kept it up for a full MINUTE.