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Angi Taylor Show Recap With Jay The Gay -3-16-2023

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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)

As we barrel closer to the weekend and our live St. Patrick's Day show tomorrow, it only makes sense that the delusion levels are off the charts this morning. What I'm starting to realize is that what is actually happening on this show is that The Angi Taylor Show is nothing more than a 5 hour episode of Seinfeld each weekday. Consider the nonsense, the wacky scenarios, the yammering and you might start to see it too. Continuing on with pointing this out, Abe brought an entire old episode scenario to the present day when he complained about someone stealing his move. No, I'm not talking about eating a sub with his shirt off over a trash can. Definitely not the one where he goes into a restaurant and fakes a phone call while ordering extra mayo. It isn't even the one where he pretends like he doesn't know how to unlock the door to The Ivory Tower to keep his girlfriend Cathy Tropicana from being able to come in. No, the move involves using the bathroom and it would have been fine to mention it until the name of the person who stole it got mentioned aloud. Sure, they probably don't listen to the show but the word is in the universe now and Angi is going to have to escort him through the halls to make sure he can use the toilet safely now. As for the stolen move, it involves not blowing up the bathroom when someone you know is in there as well. If someone Abe knows is in the bathroom, he'll fake a urination or wash his hands and leave. He will then wait in the dark corner of the hall until they leave and then run in there to use the bathroom. This, of course, is a thing that is only done in emergencies as Abe usually sneaks off to another floor to do his dirty work. As for what happened this morning, a worker who remains nameless in these notes, went in and saw his friend was in the bathroom. The worker then proceeded to fake use the urinal, wash his hands and disappear to an empty studio where he waited in the darkness until his friend left. Without making eye contact with Abe, the worker then went forward to decimate the toilet. Abe's ire in this as I explained is that it is his move and he doesn't appreciate having his move taken from him like that. Angi explained that in the ladies room, there will be a quick pee and the person who is in the stall next to her will wait until Angi leaves before she lets loose the dogs of war. Abe always does the courtesy flush when he is creating chaos to stave off the lingering death he's leaving. All this though wrapped into a point Angi made that needed to be looked at. Angi has never seen someone so obsessed and preoccupied in their life with the bathroom habits of others. Even though Abe doesn't have to worry about shenanigans coming undone since he goes to another floor to drop bombs, he has Angi forcibly trained into noticing what everyone else is doing (and she doesn't like it one bit.) At least her nemesis Sir. Poops-a-Lot no longer works in the building so that is one issue she doesn't have to count him in her daily logs anymore. Seriously though, is anyone else as preoccupied with bathroom habits like this show?

Other Stuff from Today's Show

Onward to a real thought provoker for daily discussion topic this morning. Stanford has a really interesting course coming soon, one that is about music dissection. Unlike most courses that will pick apart an entire discography, maybe even an album, this one is just going to tackle one song. "All Too Well," a ten minute Taylor Swift sweeping track about love, loss and other themes that work well in a three month stand on understanding the inside out of a song (I honestly have never heard it so I can't comment too much on it.) This got Angi thinking though, what is a song that could be used for a full course at any college. There's tons of rock songs with deep meanings and bands like Alice in Chains, Linkin Park, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin have tons of tracks they can offer up for research. Speaking of Led Zeppelin, Angi picked "Stairway to Heaven" as her song choice for a course. As for Abe, in a move that should shock absolutely no one who actually listens to the show, he picked "Love Gun" by KIϟϟ because of course he did. I mean, the song is about junk, what more could we possibly pull from that but whatever. As for my choice, I'm going with "Disintegration" by The Cure as it clocks in near 9 mins, is a sweeping blend of sound and imagery with lyrics that beg to be poured over neatly. As always, now that we've said ours, let's see what the roadies have to add to the list. Pete called in with "The Hurricane" by Bob Dylan. Funny enough, Angi knew nothing of the song and real life inspiration prior but is now curious to check out the movie. Elie picked Prince's "1999" thinking that it was the inspiration behind the Y2K panic that all of us lived through. John doubled down and picked two Iron Maiden songs "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and "Empire of the Clouds" as either or worth investigating. Nick said "Bohemian Rhapsody" because after watching the movie and listening to the song, he started to really understand how it was all about Freddie Mercury wanting to be who he really was. Tim jumped the gun some in picking "Jesus of Suburbia" as he had done a five page paper on the song in college for his Rock and Roll English course. Head Roadie Bob called but was on mute or drowning in a lake. Mason finished us off with "Through Glass" by Stone Sour. 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.

As for the last two sections of these notes, we're going to be exploring those pesky kids and their trends. The first involved Angi catching a commercial while watching her latest on repeat obsession Catfish and getting her hair done at home yesterday. Every single commercial break featured at least one spot from a certain law firm that will help you sue to protect your teenager. Does your child have bad grades?, suicidal tendencies?, bad breath?, no sense of fashion?, a smart mouth?, a drinking problem?, an addiction to Pokemon?, an ugly face?, a stupid tattoo?, an inability to not act like a total a-hole? Sure, most of these sound ridiculous but this law firm was really angling to find a way to scrape that barrel for cash. As for the culprit of all these ailments ... social media! That's right, look out Facebook, better go hide Twitter, get your lawyers out TikTok. These sharks totally want to protect your teen and don't want to take all these tech companies for as much money as possible. I mean it started with big tobacco, pharma and everything else so it only made sense for it to finally trickle down to this. Abe stepped up to say what we were all thinking in that if you have 15 to 20 lawsuits to your name, you're trash. This could also be a sly dig at the guy suing Buffalo Wild Wings over the deboned wings being chicken nuggets thing. He knows what he is doing, he's just an a-hole. Angi though is curious to see how many leeches will jump on this train because you just know that's going to end up happening.

Finally, as we love discussing trends on this show and since traffic is about to get worse, we're killing two birds with one stone thrown here. Angi asked Abe that if he was driving and someone gave him a finger and a thumbs down, which would he find more offensive. For him, the thumbs down would be absolutely shocking and he wouldn't know how to respond. As for Angi, she would be much more offended if she got the finger. She doesn't need to worry though because if millenials have their way, the thumbs down is about to take over. They feel that is more effective and it sort of shocks the person system as it feels more like a dislike button than a finger flap, which causes rage. This more hurtful way of doing things makes sense and Abe is even considering adding it to his lineup. After all though, no one in their right mind is flipping the bird in this city. You pull that nonsense here and you're going to end up getting shot. Still on the docket for useful though is honking which is the Angi go to and she will honk you to death.

Request Wars 2.0

Champion: Angi (Streak: 2)

Angi's (repping Jason) Song Choice: "Fell in Love with a Girl" by The White Stripes

Abe's (repping Zane) Song Choice: "Hail to the King" by Avenged Sevenfold

Smack Talk Recap:

Zane wanted more Avenged Sevenfold after we played their new song for Kick in the Crotch this morning. Angi's playing with Jason but not her husband, me or Jason Brown. Angi loves all the Jason's.

Winner: Abe

10 O' Clock Toast:

Mary McCoy.

This 85 year old! radio DJ has been recognized as the longest serving female radio presenter by the Guiness Book of World Records at 72 years. She started when she was 12, does 6 shows a week and actually shared a stage with in his prime hot Elvis.

Show Quotes and Tidbits:

"Those Florida dudes don't have big junk." - Abe

"It's all the