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.)
Well, I can see it's Tuesday (that's the joke, it's so foggy outside you can't see anything!) once more which means that this week is still too long. Obviously, during down time to the show and without a weekend to carry us into shenanigans, there needs to be something that gets us from one day to the next. Enter TV show binging, that incredible ability to sink into the couch, bed or bathtub and just lose yourself to hours of incredible or garbage shows. The reason this came up and in turn became our Daily Discussion Topic is because Jay the Straight had the audacity to find something to disappear into. Adult cartoon BoJack Horseman has found its way into the Taylor household and while Jay the Straight obsessed over it, Angi watched a six part documentary on Netflix while deciding to make an example of Jay the Straight this morning. Even though Marris explained to Angi that she is missing out by not watching it, she explained that the only "adult" cartoon she ever got into was The Boondocks (which was great.) Obviously, we're all supposed to turn a blind eye to her disappearing into the candle lit tub with her iPad when she was obsessed with Peaky Blinders or that like month where she watched all of Game of Thrones. The question offered for the topic became what is a show that a spouse/partner got lost to and before hitting the Request Line, we surveyed the room (as usual.) Marris had an ex-girlfriend who went on a Grey's Anatomy kick that he had to give up after season 10. I won't judge here because I still watch Grey's when it's on and love it to death. Prison Tattoo found his own self lost when it comes to Below Deck because there is just so much of it. Like, you start, fall into a porthole and boom, you're never getting out. As for HP, her boyfriend doesn't binge TV shows but he will sit on Youtube and watch train videos for hours. We could judge him but we also found out last week that he watched Elmo's World at some point and there's a lot more that would need to be dissected there. Personally, I'll deep dive into a show if I feel compelled and I'm currently burning through Hulu's Into the Dark which is 24 horror "movie episodes" based around holidays. You know the drill though, you've heard our nonsense so onto the roadies. Tracy's partner loves Netflix's On the Spectrum which is a reality dating show for people on the spectrum. He went through all the American ones and has now moved on to the Australian episodes. Angi, who started this complaining about her husband mind you, explained that she burned through the new season of Queer Eye and cried during every episode last week. Don said Below Deck aka "that stupid sailing show" is his wife's current obsession while he is loving F Is for Family. Diane said her husband was so obsessed with The Walking Dead, the family was forced to watch it during dinner and he even owns all the seasons now. We also grabbed a few more submissions off our Facebook page with Kelly saying Yellowstone, Corey picking Emily in Paris and Troy hating on Bridgerton. 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:
Well, to go with the fog and the nonsense (Drake's leaked dong video,) it only makes sense that the rest of the notes fall into hodgepodge (which is fitting for a Tuesday.) Let's begin with a teenager in Iowa named Eli or as he's known on Instagram, Peanutbuttereater16. This genius offered to eat a tablespoon of peanut butter for every 50 followers he got. Obviously this backfired when he ended up getting 100,000 followers in a week. At the time this story was reported, he was at 115,000 which is 2,300 spoonfuls of peanut butter. This apparently was going all well and good until day six of this challenge which found him getting 20,000 followers overnight. He then changed it to a jar for every 10,000 followers and as of this initial report, he had consumed 28 pounds of peanut butter in the past month. While we pondered what an absolute waste of peanut butter all this nonsense was, it was also reported that he covered himself in peanut butter when he hit 100,000 (I hate kids.) However, all this nonsense worked as expected when Skippy sent him a ton of swag and he is now putting out ad videos, paid content and merch. That's just how it happens now though, people start a new trend on Insta and if it starts to stick, they use it to harvest follows because life is meaningless unless someone you don't know tells you that you're cool for doing something stupid. Another person moved an inch for every follower they got which in turn became a marathon. This is a bit better than blatantly dangerous consumption but still, no one should be buying into this garbage. As a cautionary tale, Angi offered up Dave Ryan who she worked with on a morning show attempting to gain as much weight as possible in a day by eating a jar of peanut butter and washing it down with a two liter of Coke. This sent him to the emergency room where he needed to be rehydrated and gained him the nickname Skippy. Angi's end message here was simple, don't OD on peanut butter or anything else for that matter.
Onward to some silliness that took place in the studio where a coin flip game was played this morning (it's Tuesday, we're not all together yet okay!) This was a simple game of chance and choice. If it landed on tails, you would get a billion dollars. If the fates favored heads for you, you get incurable hiccups for the rest of your life. If you don't choose either side of the coin, you end up with a billion dollars and incurable hiccups. The question then became, would you flip the coin or accept the double fisted fate? Angi and HP would flip the coin while Marris and Prison Tattoo decided to accept the fate for not flipping it. Personally, I would probably side with the boys on this one, 50/50 is just a chance I'm not willing to risk. To see who would end up with what, a coin was flipped in the studio. It ended up on tails and so Angi and HP would become billionaires with no side effects. Meanwhile, the same was true for Marris and Prison Tattoo only they had incurable hiccups. Even though the ailment was deemed permanent, that didn't stop Prison Tattoo and Angi from offering up hiccup remedies. Prison Tattoo said you need to hold your breath for five seconds, swallow it and do it over and over and they will go away. Angi said her "definite" cure is to pull in as much air as possible and then release it like you're blowing into a straw. The end result of all this is everyone in the studio would now be rich and the boys would be miserable but most of us already are miserable so we technically win or something.
Finally, even though she wouldn't stop talking about it for months, Angi is now over the rat hole. However, most people are not us and so even though we've moved and don't care anymore, Etsy is seeing tons of rat hole memorabilia popping up right now. Tons of artists and designers are getting custom requests and that includes one in Sweden who was commissioned to create a cookie cutter in the shape of the rat hole (that we discussed on the show a while ago.) The artist did mention how they were impressed that a community formed over public spaces here in the city. So far, they've sold 200 cutters and if you search Chicago Rat Hole on Etsy, you'll see patches, jewelry, Christmas decorations, earrings, hats, shirts and tons of other useless junk that you'll get over like we did and move on from eventually.
Request Wars 3.0
Current Champion: Angi (1x)
Angi's Song Choice: “Ain't Talkin' Bout Love” by Van Halen
Marris' Song Choice: "Breathe" by The Prodigy
10 O' Clock Toast:
Toastee: The Italians
According to language software Babbel, the Italian accent is the sexiest accent. Apparently it has to do with the sing-songy way the speech comes across as well as the passion in it. As we went down the list of other accents, Angi realized she loves all of them.
Show Quotes and Tidbits:
"Marris is busy, VERY BUSY!" - Angi