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Angi Taylor Show Recap With Jay The Gay -3-14-2023

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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 there seemed to be a central running theme throughout the show this morning. Seeing as it is Tuesday and we used to celebrate a particular type of Tuesday before HR yelled at us, you could say we love themed Tuesdays. This talking point is actually two blended into one because it makes sense as the themes build upon each other. See, a lot of the show today was focused on money like ways to save it (by being cheap,) hacks to enhance it (that may or may not be trusted,) and the best way to get the biggest bang for your buck according to Abe. Now, the topics below happened before and after each other but a flip for this blend made sense. So yesterday, Abe was at Target looking for body wash but he was almost defeated by the overwhelming amount that existed in the endless rows. Each claimed to do something different but even though smelling them merited a nice scent, it doesn't allow you to know the feel of them. We all know Abe has an aversion to smells but apparently, he also has a texture on his body issue as well (as he hates bar soap, etc.) Defeated, Abe went to get cases of water instead but on his return past the body wash aisle, he eyes grew three sizes. Standing there, looking cool and put together with great pompadour haircuts were two gay dudes who were also buying body wash. Standing around the corner, spying them like he was in the new Scream movie, Abe watched what they were buying. Once they trotted off, Abe ran over and grabbed what they had which was Method Men Body Wash Sandalwood + Vetiver. Angi jumped on the chance to discuss her love of Method (as I said, HR said we can't discuss other things.) She loves this dish and hand soap and I can also get in on this bandwagon as well. I have a case of Method Waterfall foaming hand soap at the house right now (I keep one in the kitchen and one in the bathroom.) So apparently the hack is to follow around good looking, well dressed, very nice, very masculine men (who may or may not be gay) and buy what they buy. Angi suggested that Abe do all his shopping in Boystown from now on (which got her an off air text from HR, le sigh.) We closed out this segment on stalking by pointing out that if Angi ever sees a cool chick buying a shirt, she'll buy the same shirt as well. On the flip side, a hack that we are wary to recommend involves a guy who is going viral on Tiktok. He found a strat to get a whole row of seats just for himself in the poor seats by booking 2 refundable seats plus the one he actually wants. 45 minutes before the flight takes off, the guy will cancel the two refundable tickets and boom, he is getting first class legroom in economy trash seats. Some travelers have been saying this is incredibly selfish while others intend to try this hack out for themselves. Personally, I hate the idea of waste so this seems horrible so I'm in the against pile. Anyway, there are some issues that can come from this. People are saying that the canceled seats will go to standby so this isn't the smartest hack really. Angi's thoughts are more fear that she would get them all and forget to cancel on time whereas Abe thinks the airline would straight up screw you out of your money. Either way, your best bet is probably to use Abe's hack of blowing your nose to terrify people away from seats pre and post covid.

Other Stuff from Today's Show

As I said, today's show is all about saving money (being cheap,) life hacks and saving things in general (like water and laundry soap usage.) Our main talking point though tackled being cheap though it was inspired by a date where splurging would have been okay. A Tiktoker girl was on a date that was seemingly going well when the guy she was with ordered a burger. When asked if he wanted cheese and found out it was $3 more, he declined and she came to realize that he was cheap. If this was how it started, imagine how it would go down the line. Sure, everything is more expensive these days and we are getting poorer but sometimes it's okay to just cheap out. For example, when Abe asks for BBQ sauce, he does it after he pays in the hope that he won't be charged extra. If they do have the audacity to charge extra, he gets petty as hell and pays in pennies. Note to all restaurants, he does this everywhere so just give Abe the sauce for free. Also on the cheap front is Abe's friend who used to buy 2 for $2 Whoppers and then put his own Kraft singles on them in the car because the cheese made the burgers too expensive (maybe Tiktok girl was dating Abe's friend.) As for Angi, he mom used to rewash sandwich bags. Speaking of rewashing, another Abe acquaintance rewashes water bottles for reuse. Whereas Angi didn't find this weird because she does it (so do I when I'm like a day or two from shopping and I'm out of bottled water,) but what Abe meant is she washes them in the dishwasher (for what purpose!?) As for my contribution, I know someone who used to rewash plastic silverware so they could reuse it because they were too cheap to buy actual silverware. Now that we've tackled our cheapness, let's go to the Request Line to hear about how cheap the roadies can be. Fiona views it not as being cheap but being money savvy (I like that.) She buys everything she needs for the year on Black Friday. Shampoos, clothing, pillows, electronics, no stone is left unturned. From 3 A.M. to 3 P.M. she tackles all the deals with a massive list and then she is set. Patrick used to take napkins from fast food places and use them as toilet paper for a solid (get it) two years. Larry loves to find "Happy Hours" to get cheaper drinks and just buys cheap booze in general. Honestly, if you're mixing though, you probably won't notice it as Angi suggested. 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.

So, the humdrum hell that is winter (well, not this one but in general,) is slowly coming to its conclusion. This means our days of locking ourselves indoors and wearing the same clothes when we get home for days are going to be done as well. The thing is, there is actually a proper time frame for washing certain items and you know we like to be helpful on this show so here's a list of when you should wash certain items based on bacteria/smell.

PJ Pants - Abe wears them all the time at home. You should be washing them once a week (if you shower before bed) otherwise more often.

Coats and Jackets - Angi & Abe do theirs once a year at the dry cleaner. They should actually be doing it once a month.

Jeans - Abe wears his once and washes them because they smell like the outside. You should be washing them once a month.

Underwear - Daily.

Socks - Daily.

Workout Clothes - Daily.

T-Shirts - Daily.

Bras - Angi washes them every few wears because they break down easily. This is the suggested point as well. Funny enough, Abe assumed bras cost like no money but was shocked to find out they are $50 at good places and even $20 at Target.

Finally, in a combination of reuse and rewashing, we're offering up one final tip this morning. If you use a reusable water bottle, you might wanna rethink that a little bit. It turns out that not everyone cleans them as well as they should which leads to them having 40,000 more bacteria than toilet seats. Abe suggested that toilet seats might be cleaner because of harsh chemicals but no one is drinking out of the toilet (unless that's your kink.) Abe himself uses a tumbler because it's easier to clean according to him and he should be okay for that reason. Lids though are also problematic as they contain things like bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. They could be considered portable petri dishes. They are 4x worse than computer mice and 14x worse than a dog's water dish. (There is no need to go into your work mouse being even worse, seeing as some people use the bathroom and don't wash their hands.) That said, if you want to bank on the best, get a squeezable water bottle as those have been proven to be the least worst thing you can use (or you know, just get a bottled water you cheapskate.)


Request Wars 2.0

Champion: Abe (Streak: 1)

Angi's (repping Jim) Song Choice: "Misty Mountain Hop" by Led Zeppelin

Abe's (repping Mary) Song Choice: "New Sensation" by INXS

Smack Talk Recap:

Jim wants to get the led out (eyeroll.) Mary's first time getting laid was to a girl named Jenny and "New Sensation." Mary is married to a guy now. Apparently Mary hung herself from a fan during the sexual tryst (this surely took a turn.)

Winner: Angi

10 O' Clock Toast:

Granny Guns.

She is social media's newest star with 899,000 followers and 26 million likes on her Tiktoks of pumping iron and baking cookies. After being told to get out of the gym and get in the kitchen, she did just that and the results are awesome.

Show Quotes and Tidbits:

"You know that Robin had the huge junk right ... same with The Riddler." - Abe

"What about Family Dollar?" - Abe

"I don't know if they have bras there." - Angi