This is just a small taste of the show overall, the bits and bobs that I found interesting, funny, insightful and relevant. To hear everything that happened, check out the podcast of today's show. However, if you're looking for a quick read along with random self inserts and my personal thoughts, you've come to the right place.
Call in Point:
(This is the broadstroke canvas on which I base my call, obviously these notes are going to be longer and more detailed.)
February already and Thursday on top of it, the end of winter and the beginning of the weekend are barreling toward us and that is a double dose of great things. With almost 50 degree temperatures today and another Dry January (for those who celebrate,) in the books, it only makes sense that a weekend of celebration is due. Taking a page from something she learned about from Marris during Request Wars yesterday, Angi explored drinking games in the Daily Discussion Topic this morning. For yesterday's Request Wars, Marris used Thunderstruck which has two different drinking games attached to it. Both involve the AC/DC song "Thunderstruck" and the first is to take a sip of your drink every time you hear "thunder" while the second is to stand in a circle with others and drink once you hear "thunder" and keep drinking until "thunder" is said again. Now Angi was apparently never fun as a young adult and instead of playing games, she would just drink for the sake of drinking. Unlike Marris who is a beer pong and ping pong champion, she just goes to town on the bottle. Since it is the 1st though and Dry January is dead, drinking games should be on the minds of those who missed out drinking every single day of last month like Angi and I did. However, as stated, since she only played Quarters and Adult Jenga, she needed the roadies (and Marris, Prison Tattoo and myself) to load her up on games worth checking out. Right off the bat, she discussed not knowing Paranoia (FYI, I'm not going to break down how every game works, I don't have that kind of time or note space for that,) F the Dealer, Drunk Checkers, Shot Roulette, Flip Cup, Ring of Fire or Cheers to the Governor. Prison Tattoo took over explaining Cheers to the Governor, whose clever name seems to make no sense when it is essentially a game of counting to 21 with wacky rules rounding out the ability to recall certain numbers. Prison Tattoo also introduced our first (of many) movie games which was Hey Barbie inspired by the Barbie movie that made you drink each time you heard "hi/hey Barbie." This basically means you're drunk twenty minutes into the movie. I took the reins via text to discuss Battleshots! (Battleship with shots) and Wizard Staff. This isn't just about us though so let's take a walk over to the Request Line for more games from the roadies. Tara had a game called Dude, Man, Bro which was any time you said "dude, man or bro," you took a shot. It wasn't good for their friend Mike who would say "bro" as part of his vocabulary and after downing it, would say "aww man" and force another shot. Dan's game was Blazing Saddles which involved watching Blazing Saddles and drinking every time an off color or racist comment was made. Dorian offered up Ride the Bus (great game) and Roxanne. Dee seemed drunk when she called in to offer up He-Man which as you can guess involved watching Masters of the Universe and drinking any time "I am He-Man" was yelled. They also had a Simpsons drinking game that involved watching The Simpsons and drinking any time Homer said "d'oh" or Bart said "cowabunga." If you are looking for more roadie thoughts or have your own, hit up our Facebook group (Angi Taylor Show) and drop us a comment.
Other Stuff from Today's Show:
Now, even though there was lots of drunk fun discussed on the show this morning, we also had business to attend to. From stupid junk people collect to too many kids, we ran the gamut of random nonsense but it all began with a couch. Well, not just any couch but a disgusting, snail trailed, worn in, couch that was recently returned to Costco that highlighted a flaw in their return policy. Much like the Target of old days, Costco is pretty loosey-goosey on their returns and a woman who is going viral decided to take them up on that (and in turn is probably ruining it for the rest of us, just like Target and Amazon.) This woman returned her couch to Costco after two years citing dissatisfaction with it and was allowed a refund because they only get very picky about alcohol, jewelry, tires and batteries. Angi was shocked and pondered aloud about if she could return her months old couch due to YOLO or take back clothes she bought that she simply doesn't like anymore. Even worse though was that this woman didn't need a receipt, they just looked in the system, saw it was purchased and gave her back her $900 she paid for it. This obviously creates a dangerous slippery slope policy of "well, I'm bored of this, it's been two years but I'm getting rid of it." Obviously, since this has gone viral, Costco is probably going to create some new policy now to keep this from happening again but weirdly enough, the online reaction was split. Some are saying that Costco gets their money back from the manufacturer so who cares that it was returned. Though with that logic, why not just return everything you buy when you're done with it or need quick cash? Others are saying this is a system abuse that wastes the employees time, screws over legit returns and also causes prices to rise. Obviously, we capped this with a dream scenario of what happens to the trashy, dirty, snail-trailed old couch that was returned as fair game due to a lax policy. Does it get lit on fire or do the break room employees now have something to sit on?
Onward we go to another problematic woman (I'm sensing a theme here) who is about to have her 20th kid. A 39 year old named Martha lives in Columbia and has turned being a mom into a business. I mean, it could be worse, she could be off making Columbian marching powder but I'm assuming that will be done once her twenty kids come of age. As for the kids themselves, 17 of them are under 18 and each of them have different fathers. How she turned the world of pop and dropping kids out of the clown tunnel into a business is pretty wild because it involves government stipends and donations from churches. However, even with all that luxury flowing in from sources that are meant to an end, she only has a three bedroom house and struggles to feed everybody (because she has 19 f'ing kids!!!) While it may seem she's building an army, the idea becomes a lot less far-fetched when she made a point of saying she plans to continue to have children until her body doesn't allow it. By doing some studio math, the idea is that she might be good for at least 10 more years of offspring nonsense. Angi, of course, was shocked by all of this and looks at this woman as nuts (valid.) After all, one kid is expensive so twenty must be a bank breaker and then some. Also, Angi hated her time being pregnant as it was not fun and she looked like a land yacht. In fact, she was pregnant at the same time as human talk box Elisabeth Hasselbeck and when she suggested being pregnant was the greatest thing ever on The View, Angi threw her remote at the TV. What it comes down to though is a weird parallel to the couch thing only this time it is a country being a bit too loosey-goosey with their going ons and in turn, it allows for things like this to happen.
Finally, I could have easily inserted Angi's newest crisis involving her smile into this section but I already had these notes vaguely written so if you want to hear what's wrong with her mouth in pictures, go listen to the podcast. Instead, I'm using this last section to discuss stupid things people have dropped money on because the one announced this morning is really up there on the list. Angi knew someone who was a celebrity toe tag collector who had bought Lee Harvey Oswald's toe tag. This guy though doesn't only deal in the morbid as he also owns Bob Barker's The Price is Right microphone that he once brought in to Pawn Stars and was tossed out of building for. Though that technically falls more under relic that belongs in a museum as opposed to collectors item, the thing that kicked off this topic was neither. Over in the UK, a lemon recently sold for $1,700. This was no ordinary lemon though as this thing was 285 years old and dried out, browned and leathery. Obviously this is an incredibly stupid purchase but just goes to show that people will buy anything and in a way, sort of caps off a note section that showcases a type of scamming in different variations.
Request Wars 3.0
Current Champion: Marris (2x)
Angi's Song Choice: “We Didn't Start the Fire” by Fall Out Boy
Marris' Song Choice: "My Curse" by Killswitch Engage
10 O' Clock Toast:
Toastee: Green Day
Today marks the 30th anniversary of the album "Dookie" and to celebrate, Angi told us about when she was a 20 year old intern and a 30 year old afternoon guy who was married with kids was looking to smash after an event so she put on "Dookie" and acted crazy to sway him from wanting to hit it...wait what?
Show Quotes and Tidbits:
"I looked like a land yacht, a yacht that walked the land." - Angi
"I look like I'm being held hostage while I smile." - Angi
"Have you ever heard a person have a meltdown on the radio?" - Angi