The Angi Taylor Show

The Angi Taylor Show

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Racoons - ATS - 4.9.24

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, the eclipse has come and gone and all of us have survived...I think. Obviously, it might be a little time before we know if the secret apocalypse is upon us and was triggered by the rare natural phenomenon but there are zombie cicadas and dolls out there and that is a bit more frightening than the Sun/Moon/Earth aligning. Speaking of freaking out though, Angi got a double dose of it both yesterday and this morning and hers were both animal based. Starting with the early A.M. when Angi rolled into work without a care in the world. However, as she sauntered toward the studio, she saw a pair of eyes and she freaked the hell out. I'm assuming she initially figured it was the ghost of rat hole coming to get her for making such a spectacle of its final dwelling place but the truth was a bit more ridiculous. Apparently, the eyes belonged to that of a raccoon, who was four feet long and the size of a dog according to Angi (probably should put a reminder of her failing eyesight in here.) As expected, she ran the gamut of ideas including "is it going to attack me?" "Do raccoons kill people?" "does it like the taste of human flesh?" Like most people though put in situations where death might snatch them from the jaws of life, Angi had to make sure that she got a video of it for the 'Gram. Before she could find her phone in her purse as it was hidden under all the liquor and pill bottles, the racoon took off back into the night. Marris added that the raccoon was probably local and used to being fed by people which is why it had approached her. It probably assumed that this haggard human had some kind of snacks on it but instead of Cheetos, she had Adderall. Angi though overlooked logic and blamed the encounter on the eclipse, which apparently made the animals almost as nuts as meteorologist Pete Sack who wept like a child who had their iPad taken away when the eclipse occurred yesterday. This is where the rewind comes in and we look at the second animal encounter which occurred yesterday afternoon when Angi went on her porch to view the eclipse. Wait, let me correct that, she went outside to see what the pigeons were going to do during it (she has concerns about things that involve screwing up her gambling.) She explained that the birds were their normal noisy selves all the way up until the occurrence when all of a sudden everything went dead silent. Instead of burning out her retinas and getting a blurry phone video of the sky event, Angi instead took a video of the quiet neighborhood (some people pay good money for that kind of peace.) Before we closed this out though Angi fired up Mr. Google, the brother of Dr. Google to learn about racoons. It seems that they don't attack humans unless provoked or rabid and they are more than likely to run away (unless you feed it like clearly are doing to this dog/raccoon hybrid Angi saw.) She ended up taking a Beta Blocker and put it all behind her because after all, if any animal is going to attack her (at least in the city, not counting kangaroos in this,) it will be a bus sized rat.

Other Stuff from Today's Show:

If you thought we escaped the eclipse madness with Angi's animal tales, we did not but this will be the last of it, I promise. For our Daily Discussion Topic this morning, we looked at hype and in turn, overhyping. For those who are Googling "my eyes hurt," "why do my eyes hurt?" and "do I have (imaginary) eclipse syndrome?," perhaps looking directly at the sun was not the smartest idea. Whereas Angi went outside to quickly glimpse day turning into night but more so to see how the pigeons would react, everyone else in her neighborhood was out trying to catch a peek of the event. Even Marris got caught up in the hype and thought it was cool but incredibly underwhelming. This led to the question of the morning, what is something that was hyped up for you that once you experienced it, you realized was not all that? For example, on a boring day years back, Angi and her teenage daughter took a trip to St. Louis on a whim to see The Arch. After all, people talk about it all the time so it had to be good, right? Well, it turns out that the thing is beyond terrifying. From the pod ride to the top to the fact that it sways in the wind, combine that with Angi's fear of heights and you have a recipe for terror. Had they known that it was going to sway like a swingset, they probably would have not gone and checked it out. As for Marris, his hype train hit the wall when it came to Spider-Man: No Way Home. While everyone else enjoyed the nostalgic popcorn flick for what it was, it was just too much for Marris. He knew everything that was coming due to trailers and it was more a game of Where's Spider-Man and less of a movie filled with surprises. While he thought the movie was fine, hype had ruined it quite a bit. As for myself, there have been so many movies and TV shows that I've been fed insane hype about but did not enjoy as much as the bandwagon did (and I'd start naming names but I'm not here to be told I'm wrong and I don't have 5 pages for lists atm.) So, none of us went all Pete Sack over the eclipse yesterday and that's probably a good thing. Turning things over to the Request Line, let's see if the roadies followed suit. Kendra also did not cry like Pete Sack but her overhype came from going to the Super Bowl. The expensive endeavor was just not worth the money according to her and the half time show was underwhelming. She didn't realize how manufactured it is for TV and not the arena and had they remodeled the kitchen instead, they could have had a party and enjoyed it properly. Elwood took his brother in law to Wrestlemania to see Hulk Hogan and he ended up noticing that they weren't actually hitting each other and the up close experience ruined wrestling for him. Greg said the eclipse (enough of the eclipse FFS!) He said that he expected it to be pitch black outside but it was just a little dark, like a storm passing through. Steve said Cirque du Soleil's Christmas show, which apparently was supposed to be for kids, was a bit more adult and the hype about it did not resonate with him. Bob said riding through coverage bridges on his motorcycle with his wife seemed like a fun idea but the whole experience was not cool. 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.

Now, I almost discussed the woman who married her zombie doll and had zombie children in this next spot but it felt more fitting to include an interactive bit that we did instead. All of us have gotten wrong texts from time to time and most of the time those texts are from scammers. If you want to learn more about these scammers, John Oliver did an excellent piece on them a few weeks ago. Anyway, Angi got a "wrong" text this morning from (470) which is an Atlanta area code. Instead of dismissing it, she decided to play along. The text was from Paula looking to see if Sereena was going to play golf tomorrow. This sounded like an obvious scam text almost immediately but Angi decided to respond back with a roadie offered response. While we waited to pick the best one, we heard from Marris who also gets pics all the time but this is definitely a wrong number situation as they are all pics from a woman at church. He doesn't respond to his wrong number friend but he can't help but wonder who she is seeking with these cheesy ass photos. Angi's biggest obvious red flag was how does a 470 accidentally text a 312 number for a local game of tennis. Returning to the text though, Angi opted to pull Head Roadie Coach Joe's response about getting balls deep in 18 holes today as her follow up but has yet to receive the next response (as of this writing.)

Finally, let's talk about band shirts. Starting with the story of the time Angi was walking in L.A. while wearing an AC/DC shirt and was accosted by some random street ruffian who demanded that Angi name 3 songs. Angi could name about 30 and so that made the urchin slink off. Whereas the 3 song rule tends to be something most people break out to gauge where you belong in the fandom spectrum to wear a certain t-shirt, most people don't agree. Of a polled group, 30% said you don't need to know songs and 10% you don't even need to listen to the artist. Angi is part of that 10% with her Goatwhore shirt and knowing only one song that she definitely can't name (she liked the band name.) Marris jumped on that idea saying if the design is amazing, he's in as well. As for the most popular artist shirt currently, that belongs to Olivia Rodrigo (who knew.) Other fun shirt facts include most people spend $400 on band shirts in their lifetime and metalheads spend $500. Metal people also have the most band shirts with 10. Another interesting point, 34% of people have a shirt from a concert they did not go to. Angi and Marris are part of this dogpile as well as both own several shirts from shows they did not go to. The point here is don't gatekeep others from things just because otherwise you'll run into an Angi type and look silly or clown Marris who got called out once and failed to respond to a gatekeeper so he stopped doing it.

Request Wars 3.5

Theme: Battle of the Grunge Bands

Current Champion: Angi (1x)

Angi's Song Choice: “Zero" by Smashing Pumpkins

Marris' Song Choice: "The Chemicals Between Us" by Bush

Winner: Angi

10 O' Clock Toast:

Toastee: Pete Sack

In what has become a new classic clip for this show, the meteorologist lost his mind along with 8 million other weirdos staring at the eclipse. Words do his weeping no justice so check out the podcast to hear him cry or as Angi put it, how he sounds in bed.

Show Quotes and Tidbits:

"I look like some buffalo wrestling an alligator." - Angi

"You know how many times I found a 4 leaf clover? ... My vaginas full of them!" - Angi 

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