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Angi Taylor Show Recap With Jay The Gay -3-8-2023

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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)

So today is International Women's Day and what better way to celebrate that by tuning into a show hosted by a woman. Well, I mean it could be made better if she were to do somersaults and cartwheels for us while telling us how many quarters are in a dollar but beggars can't be choosers, right? Anyway, since we're celebrating women, it should be no shock that Abe had a story about one for this morning, only the twist is that it wasn't a good one. His tale of assault with a blunt weapon came yesterday when he was out getting gas (I bet you expected me to saee while he was out getting food. For shame, that came after the gas, duh.) Anyway, he was outside the city on his way to Three Little Pigs when he stopped at a shady gas station because he was close to empty. After getting out of the car, he noticed a gaggle of three women running around accosting people and he hoped he would not fall victim to them. Unfortunately, he did as one of them came up to him and asked him to buy her blunts. Abe explained (wisely) that he had no cash on him but this was not going to deter this menace. Instead, she suggested he go inside and buy some for her. He looked at her like she had shot him and when the no was given, she was peeved. "Why didn't you just tell me you don't want to buy them?" she yelled at him as if he had kicked her in the shin. He figured the whole routine about not having cash would have been enough to call her off but people in this city are bold (see: don't care.) This turned into a discussion on expectation then and how people get offended if you're not willing to bend over backwards for them or in this instance, buy them blunts. Hell, some people will literally break out a square to read your card so a lack of cash won't fly with them. I think the point here was Abe trying to understand if he was an a-hole or not for not buying the blunts (he wasn't.) She could get her smoke on from some other idiot but it surely was not going to be on Abe's money. This led to a further dissection about why we're okay with buying food but not drugs for people. Angi interjected that you can't judge people when it comes to begging but of course, Abe will judge you whether you want a sandwich or in this instance, a blunt. At least if she lied that she was hungry there would be more sympathy but she was also going to every person who was coming in. Abe has no qualms giving money to people in need but will draw the line at blunts (Which is reasonable.) What this really came down to (I feel like I tend to say this alot but then again, we tend to get these points several times per discussion) was Abe did not appreciate being judged by these jobber women who were bothering everyone. The lesson to learn here is if you want something from Abe, ask for some Jimmy John's and not a receptacle for your drugs.

Other Stuff from Today's Show

Whereas the first part of today's notes attacked (certain) women, this section that discusses the daily discussion topic attacks everyone. Well, not exactly everyone but stupid people, who deserved the ball busting for being idiots. Over on Reddit, there was a thread about dating someone only to realize at some point that they are an idiot. For example, there was the woman who flipped out when her 3rd grader came home with a spelling list with the word "erect" on it. This dingdong assumed that the word was only used in conjunction with penises and not putting up statues of terrible men or buildings attributed to egomaniacs. Another story was about a girl who dated a guy for months and when he realized that breastfeeding was for sustenance and not as a way to hold the baby while giving it a bottle, she was out. Another had a guy who was confused about making Hamburger Helper because he couldn't find "browned" meat in a store (Jesus, these idiots.) Another had a guy mention how beautiful the moon was until she pointed out it was a street lamp. Even a texter got in on the fun mentioning a mate who was watering plastic plants repeatedly. Again, we diverged from the norm here of Angi & Abe giving us personal examples (Angi was probably too busy doing math) and we went right to the Request Line to hear from our roadies (who are always the smartest, they listen to us after all.) Tabitha dated a super religious guy who had no idea that the bible was divided into two parts. Another caller whose name I missed as I was busy checking Angi's math problems called to say she was engaged to a guy who was immature and couldn't hold down a job. When she sat him down for a talk, he said he planned on growing up "next weekend." Scott said when Kurt Cobain died, a girl he was dating cried for two weeks and didn't leave the house. To be fair, if Paul Stanley died this would probably be Abe and when Prince died, Angi almost took two weeks off. Hell, I didn't go into mourning but I was devastated when David Bowie died as no musician's death had ever affected me until that one. Lisa needed to get her niece food and wanted to pick up a Happy Meal. Apparently, the guy she was dating didn't realize Burger King doesn't have Happy Meals. Melanie was playing Pictonary by a friend when her now husband was blanking because he didn't understand the word "spatula." If you are looking for more roadie comments or have your own, hit up our FB group and read up or drop us a comment.

Right then, onto the learning portion of the show where we actually teach you something useful. Over on Tinder, they've released a "Dating Dictionary" because 18-25 year olds feel us old folks don't understand some of the terms they use. For the record, Abe got every one of these wrong.

"Situationship" - A romantic or sexual relationship that is not considered to be formal or established.

"Daterview" - A date where you get peppered with questions, making it feel like you are at a job interview instead of a romantic outing.

"Textlationship" - A friendly, romantic, sexual or intimate relationship, either brief or long-term, between two people whereby text messaging is utilized as the primary form of communication throughout.

"Cushioning" - The act of starting to seek out other dating prospects while still in a relationship

"Kittenfishing" - The act of making oneself appear more desirable in online dating apps, especially through the use of old or edited photos and inflated profile descriptions.

"Dry Texter" - People who reply with one word, or don't carry the conversation and just say things like “lmao” and “wyd” until the receiver wants to tear their hair out in frustration or boredom.

"Friendtroduction" - When you ask your friends to introduce you to their single friends for possibly going out together for fun or a love connection.

"Love Bombing" - When you seek to quickly obtain affection and attention before tearing their victims down.

"Zombieing" - When an old online dating match or an old flame arises from the dead.

"Hard-launch" - Posting your partner and you together, with no element of mystery.

Finally, after another rousing game of "Guess the Age of the Co-Worker" this morning, Angi decided to discuss age. For those wondering, the person in question can be anywhere between 19 to 70. For most of us though, we feel younger in our minds than our actual age. For example, Angi & Abe are in their 40's (as am I,) but working in radio keeps them on the edge of pop culture and makes them feel young. Personally, all the doom scrolling I do during the show keeps me young and on the edge of throwing a toaster in my bathtub. With that said, most of us feel like we are 20% younger than we actually are. Abe feels like he's in his 30's (we won't go into how he acts.) Angi feels the same way (and she drinks like she's in her 20's.) Hell, newborns these days will probably live to 100 and most of us olds should make it to at least 80. The reason that all these early age instances come up is because we have a hard time grasping actual memories as kids, teens and adults so we look back and actualize those aspects as we age. There was also that 2 or 3 years that we lost to covid that we're making up for so maybe thinking back to our younger years is actually a good thing (since the last few years reality has been so damn bleak.)

Request Wars 2.0

Champion: Abe (Streak: 3)

Angi's (repping Scottie) Song Choice: "Drift & Die" by Puddle of Mudd

Abe's (repping Larsa) Song Choice: "Take a Picture" by Filter

Smack Talk Recap:

Angi is not happy Abe is a 3x champ. Scottie has a size 15 shoe. Abe specifically looked for a Larsa on the list since Abe was playing with a Scottie. It's International Women's Day btw ... cough cough.

Winner: Angi

10 O' Clock Toast:


It's International Women's Day so take a moment to celebrate and appreciate all the women in your life. Abe and I are grateful for Angi, as the rest of you should be as well.

Show Quotes and Tidbits:

"If my husband heard me talk like this, he would punch me in the head." - Angi