He Can See Clearly Now
Yesterday after the show Pauly went to Dr. Robbins office for his long awaited laser eye surgery. The procedure went great, taking only minutes in total, with the laser fixing his eyes taking seconds. As a bonus he was told to take a nap when he got home, and that he can't go to the gym for a couple days.
80-year-old former New Mexico Senator Pete Domenici (R) admitted Wednesday that he had an affair roughly thirty years ago and kept the resulting child a secret for decades. This leads to a discussion of what we would do if put in this position, and how the initial instinct may be to hide the situation. We also talk about how celebrities like Dan Marino and David Letterman had handled embarrassing scandals in the past.
We start by discussing how Pauly's mom came to Rochester yesterday to halp him during the recovery period of his laser eye surgery, which leads to talking about how both his family, and Ryann's family, feel about them living together.... sharing expenses... and the best way to prevent credit card debt moving forward in life. Sort of a serious subject, but important, and something most of you can relate to.
Bob Lonsberry once again in Wease's chair until 8:30am. Bob tells us how last night he was holding his baby son Sammy (the one thing he and Wease have in common is an offsprings name) and referred to him as "Sambo", which he immediately realized may be negative because of the stereotype created by the book "Little Black Sambo", which he had read as a kid. This leads to talking about potentially offensive mascots and team names like the Redskins, Chiefs, Indians, and Billy's old high school, the East High Orientals.
Have you ever known someone that's been home schooled? Both Pauly and Bob have, and while there are some positives it seems like kids would miss out on the socialization with other kids and adults. Plus, kids will still go out into the world someday and be exposed to things the parents were trying to avoid.
Harry Gibbs Sports
The HUGE news in local sports was the firing of Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff, who was in his 16th season, and as a player and coach has been part of 94% of all Sabres game. Will Lindy be back someday in an office position? It seems like he is one of the faces of the organization.
The #8 Syracuse Orange dismantled Providence 84-59 last night.
We also talk about the differences between two athletes that were both superstars in their time, but still didn't seem to reach their potentials for different reason... Mike Tyson and Bo Jackson... Mike because of the unraveling of his personal life, and Bo's because of a freak injury.
Rochester, NY Olympics 2024
This story about Rochester being on the short list of cities being considered for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Can we really take this seriously? Is there really a chance? Is it actually sort of a joke? Actually, is it possible an Olympics through the whole Western NY region would work?
Sabres nut Doug Emblidge joins us as we speak to former Sabres player Matt Barnaby about yesterday's firing of Lindy Ruff. Matt only played for Lindy for a short while, but said he was a good coach, although they didn't get along. He also says there is a good chance GM Darcy Regier is let go at the end of the year, and tells us the type of things that go through players minds during the tough times. Some cool hockey stories from Matt, from both his days in Buffalo, and the 92 games he played in Rochester... it's awesome he took some time for us.
Doug With News
We also talk about the problem that could remove Channel 13 from Direct TV, and how media has changed since Bob and Doug were young, and just starting out.
The Mayor And The Senator
Lonsberry has left the building (or at least the studio), and we're joined by The Mayor Pete Kennedy who brings with him his friend Senator Joe Robach. They talk about what the Senator's duties are, from passing laws to being a judge at an art show. Listeners call in with questions for Mr. Robach, who is able to comment on anything asked of him.... from the Genesee Brewery to gun control.
More "Ask Senator Robach"
The senator continues to answer the questions of our smart listeners, and talks about the first time he met Wease as a supporter of The Veteran's Outreach.
While we listen to Senator Robach speak you can also take a couple minutes to relax and check out a little bonus website content, courtesy of The Wease Show... how about some of the Hottest Teases On The Net?
Roller Derby Queen And The Basketball Player
We're joined in studio by another friend of The Mayor Pete Kennedy's (he does get around)... Renee, a bartender from The Dinosaur BBQ comes in to promote her business (like the Dinosaur needs help), and also talk about playing Roller Derby locally under the name The Sicillian Assassin. Renee tells us she's 48 years old, and looks much younger.
The Mayor knows everyone, and has also invited his buddy Keith Friehl to hang out with us. Keith was the star player on the Rochester Razorsharks for years, is now involved in coaching and player developement.
Geezers Vs. Douchebags
This week a special edition of GVD with The Mayor joining Billy on the Geezer team, and Keith helping out Pauly and Brooksie on the Dbags.
Billy and Pete answered all 3 questions asked of them correctly... Even without Wease here Geezer's Rule!!!
From the Geezers to the Douchebags, with the young folks only getting the first one right, thanks to Keith watching TV Land...
1. What was the name of the late 70's-early 80's sitcom where it wouldn't have shocked us to see The Mayor Pete Kennedy hanging out with Jack Tripper and Larry Dallas trying to pick up chicks at The Reagle Beagle? Three's Company
2. Angie Dickinson played TVs sexiest police woman, Suzanne "Pepper" Anderson, for 5 years in the 70's.... and I'm guessing that Pete was a big fan. What was the name of the show? Police Woman
3. Bob Lonsberry was in the studio with us earlier today discussing his 9 children. It sort of reminded me of a popular TV show of the 70's that starred Dick Van Patten as Tom Bradford, the father of 8 children ranging from 20 something David, down to single digit Nicholas. Name the show. Eight Is Enough
With Keith Friehl in studio we talk a little basketball, how he and the Mayor met and became friwnds, why he transferred from Notre Dame, and a little bit about the Section V playoffs which is how Pauly bonds with his future father-in-law because Ryann's little brother plays for Fairport.
A Thank God It's Friday Wease Show... one more day left with guest hosts Bob Lonsberry (5-8:30am) and The Mayor Pete Kennedy (8:30-11am)... and we'll also be joined by film critic Marshall Fine, the real Mayor of Rochester Tom Richards, Doug with News, Harry with sports, and actor/comedian Gary Valentine (King Of Queens). It's nice to be important, but more important to be nice. See ya.