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Angi Taylor Show Recap With Jay The Gay -3-15-2023

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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, as you're going to see below, this morning was primarily focused on things like the Metaverse, cheating and Words with Friends. Since so much of that will consume the lower part of these notes, I went with something fun for my call in point (because it also gave me an opportunity to call out Angi & Abe's stupidity more importantly.) In a small window between all the cheating, we had a discussion with phone screener Panterica about eggs. You see, Panterica's hot AF dad Marktallica has a farm and on that farm ... wait, I'm getting into song territory here. Right, on that farm there are a ton of eggs, enough to start up a nice roadside egg business. Normally this would be the end of the point and I would have not included it in my notes but the moment a discussion on how brown chickens lay brown eggs, white chickens lay white eggs and black chickens lay light blue eggs ensued, I knew I had stumbled upon a golden goose egg. See, Abe was shocked to learn the brown makes brown and white makes white because he had been tricked before with the whole brown cows make chocolate milk thing (I'm assuming but for the sake of the story, let's see that's true.) After Panterica pulled up some photos to show Abe as proof, we were treated to the reason he thought there was a difference between brown eggs and white eggs. In his beautiful mind, he assumed that the brown eggs were just fresher.... I know, I know, you need a minute to compose yourself but there's no breaks on this stupid train. Following up with that was Angi who once assumed that if you kept eggs for too long in the fridge, they would turn into chicks. I now know that Angi has never been to a Walmart or a museum with this knowledge gem she just dropped. Anyway, back to Old McTerica who plans on opening up her roadside goldmine (remember, eggs are expensive now) sometime in the spring. Also on that farm though besides chickens are two goats and some pigs (petting zoo anyone?) This led to a divergent path of stories from Angi & Abe about pigs (after Abe suggested slaughtering them.) Angi once visited her Serbian buba who had a huge farm with a massive pig named Big Mama. The next night, they were served Big Mama for dinner (which I'm assuming would make Abe happy.) On that note, Abe told the story of how he grew up on a farm (not the South Side like we all believed, duh.) And on this farm, he raised a small pig named Wilbur (wait a second....) This pig Wilbur met a spider named Charlotte who made messages in her webs (smh, this is some bs.) Anyway, Wilbur died of old age and so did Charlotte but she had babies. Apparently, someone adapted Abe's story into a movie called Charlotte's Web, which Angi let her daughter watch and ended up devastating her. Right, I'm going to go make the strongest drink I can think of and go contemplate what I'm doing with my life now.

Update: After I made an accidental point about what Abe actually said during my call (it was right in the notes, not in my mind though.) Anyway, in his attempt to correct me he pointed out that he assumed the brown eggs were dyed white.... Even better than what he originally said and I, I'm going to make a drink and lay in bed until tomorrow morning now.

Other Stuff from Today's Show

So the biggest topic of the day was a double down discussion on cheating. Where the main topic was originally going to go, we may never know but a call during Angi's discussion on getting back into the TV show Catfish sent us in the direction we ended up in. So Catfish is still on MTV apparently and even though Max is gone, Nev is still there with a girl named Kamie now. According to Angi btw, Kamie is the absolute best. Now, it should be acknowledged that when Catfish first started, app dating wasn't really a thing and there were definitely less camera opportunities, video calls and the like. However, with the evolution of technology comes the evolution of catfishing, which has now firmly planted itself in the Metaverse. Online games with open worlds like Roblox and the like have given the opportunity for people to pretend they are someone they are not with ease. The thing is, with any kind of human closeness and interaction comes some form of relationship building and in some instances, these relationships run quite deep. This led Angi to put out a question as to whether or not any of the roadies had found themselves in a relationship based within the Metaverse (or in this instance, gaming in general.) As I said though, old excuses that worked well once don't fly anymore like I'm at work, I can't Facetime for a reason, etc because technology has invaded every aspect of our lives. Still, some people are good at voice swapping like a couple on Catfish that had a girl catfishing another girl by changing her voice and pretending she was a guy. Angi attempted to play off as her guy character Angelo in a bit of roleplay to see if she would be good at it but that all went out the window when roadie "John" called in. "John" had two incredible stories for us that set up just how crazy the Metaverse can get. For starters, he had a co-worker who had moved from Hawaii to Iowa to live with a girl he met on the mobile game Clash of Clans. "John" though got a taste of Metaverse cheating when a year or two later his ex wife ended up cheating on him with someone she met on the mobile game Words with Friends. Angi was confused how this could have occurred (and so was anyone else who has ever played the game.) "John" explained that his wife was a bipolar cheater and just used this as an excuse to jump on the cheating train. As to how he was able to actually catch her, it involved a chatting app and a dinner at Giordano's (one has to wonder if they finished the pizza at least.) "John" eventually got remarried but his wife is not allowed to play mobile games (probably.) That said, Abe offered that he wanted to play Chess with Friends with "John's" new wife. Let's just hope that doesn't progress over to WhatsApp as well....

Continuing on from the initial point about cheating during Words with Friends which lead to a bigger concept of cheating in general, Angi's main talking point for the morning was about the weirdest way you caught someone cheating. Before we got into that though, Angi mentioned WhatsApp and how in the Dominican Republic, everyone uses it (basically it's used everywhere but the U.S. honestly.) Abe pointed out that anyone on it is clearly shady (and there went our audience in Europe, great.) Getting back to the daily discussion point though, Angi told her story of how she caught a guy cheating. He had left his email open and there was a whole conversation with a girl in it. To make sure she showcased that she knew what was up, Angi printed the whole thing out and then handed it to him when he walked in. When asked to explain it, he said that it wasn't him even though it was his email, you know bigjohn6969@hotmail.com. As Abe had nothing to add to this, we moved right on to hear more roadie cheating trauma stories. Lisa found out via a toddler who told her that her now ex was cheating on her. Carolynn had just celebrated her 25th anniversary and was cleaning through emails when she found an email about a missing child. Long of the short, the ex had cheated on her, had a kid and stole money from her. Funny enough the same thing happened to a friend of Angi's whose father (who was beloved) had passed and when he died, they discovered he had a kid in Mexico and the mother expected it to be supported till 18. Steve said in 2011, right after Christmas, he came home from work and found a package for his now ex wife that was a burner cell phone from her boyfriend. Jackie's first husband was with her at their daughter's baptism and on the way home, her heel got caught on a pair of panties in the car. She faked like it was fine during the party and then ended up leaving him a year later. Lest we forget this happened recently when Jay the Straight found her Motel 6 key in the car last week. Daniel's ex told him in a letter while he was away at basic training that she was done. Luckily, he's now married for five years to someone who isn't trash. 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.

Finally, because we are here to help in any way possible and want to showcase how hip we are (or something,) we tackled some popular abbreviations this morning. As always, we tested Abe's knowledge on them and he was pretty good but mostly because I only text our group chat in abbreviations.

+ = Abe Knew - = Abe Didn't Know

DM - Direct Message (+)

JK - Just Kidding (+)

BRB - Be Right Back (+)

TBH - To Be Honest (+)

IRL - In Real Life (-) Abe thought it meant "I really like you"

NSFW - Not Safe for Work (+)

TTYL - Talk to You Later (+)

NBD - No Big Deal (+)

IMO - In My Opinion (+)

FTW - For the Win (-) Abe and Jay the Straight both thought it meant "F the World!"

SMH - Shake My Head (+)

IDC - I Don't Care (+)

OMW - On My Way (-)

GTG - Good to Go/Got to Go (+)

TFW - That Face When (-) Abe thought it was "To Infinity and Beyond"

ICYMI - In Case You Missed It (-) Abe thought it was "I'll see you...."

SOML - Story of My Life (-)


Request Wars 2.0

Champion: Angi (Streak: 1)

Angi's (repping Rachel) Song Choice: "Zero" by Smashing Pumpkins

Abe's (repping Aubrey) Song Choice: "Doll Parts" by Hole

Smack Talk Recap:

Aubrey's favorite band is Hole and she met Courtney Love 3 times. Rachel has seen Smashing Pumpkins many times. 

Winner: Angi

10 O' Clock Toast:

Michael J. Fox.

It was revealed recently that Michael J. Fox's Johnny B. Goode scene in Back to the Futureinspired Coldplay's Chris Martin to play guitar. For the record, Coldplay puts on an amazing show (Angi and I agree, Abe not so much.)

Show Quotes and Tidbits:

"Were they banging on a Scrabble board or something?" - Abe