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Lending a Hand at a Summer Job - ATS - 6.25.24

Awesome water view with hot tub in summer evening.

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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.)

Well, the heat is finally going to break but it was not going out like a bitch though. Instead we're getting near a 100 with humidity and a hell of storm before it finally allows us to cool off. It would probably have been more fitting to attach this to the summer jobs discussion but I liked this better as a main focal point this morning. We discuss dating a lot on this show as Angi is hell bent on getting Marris a mate. However, 80% of dating people, including Marris, are burned out on apps. A Dutch (you can hear Angi roll her eyes) named Vera came up with a solution. She made a questionnaire for potential mates consisting of 15 questions that fit her high standards. 5,000 decided to try to win her heart and she would eventually whittle it down to three. Below are a sampling of the questions:

- What is your astrological sign?

- How many exes do you have?

- How many of your crazy ex's do you talk to?

- Do you want kids?

- Use three adjectives to describe yourself and is one of them douche?

- How is your relationship with your parents?

- Do you have a booty call on tap?

- Is it acceptable to hit on her friends?

- If you were to live together, would she get the walk in closet?

As I said, she ended up picking 3 and surprise surprise, none of them were a good match for her. She's just too picky and no guy will ever be perfect for her. She also said she would not try this experiment again. While they are a good gauge of things, they don't offer enough information or deter from otherwise good matches. Angi even said she might miss Mr. Right by being so restrictive and Marris added that being 37, he wants to see if it works or not fast. Like general questions can weed out convicted felons but if you're looking to eliminate over eye color, baseball team fandom and other nonsense, you're asking for trouble. Angi capped this with saying 20 year old Angi would never have imagined marrying a bald guy and if she had weeded Jay the Straight out over that, she'd probably still be alone. Marris thinks that Vera just wants to be single and there is a way to explore what you want and need better.

Other Stuff from Today's Show

Right, back to summer we go and for our Daily Discussion Topic, we are looking at first summer jobs. This was spawned by Angi's daughter, who is getting her first summer job as a waitress. This sent us back to the good old days of when Angi worked at Dairy Queen and was "allegedly" pilfering cash from the register to pay for her wine coolers to impress her Heathers friends. As for Marris, he was 16 and worked at the Taste of Chicago. His first actual job was counting tickets in a hub along with 9 other people. The tickets were done in increments of 10 and whenever they would "fall on the floor," Marris was able to scoop them up and use them to hook up his friends with free food. The following year, he worked at the rides and was there to help people on and off the ferris wheel. There were really no accidents for Marris aside from the water slide water not funneling and the wheel sometimes getting stuck. This was an absolute contrast to Prison Tattoo, who worked at Cedar Point one summer and someone was decapitated. Weirdly enough, it also happened this past weekend at Kings Island when someone was beheaded attempting to get a dropped phone. My first summer job was in the winter at a KB Toys (I'm old,) and while it was fun, it was also a toy store in the middle of Christmas time so hell. Onward to the roadies though starting with Sarah who worked the breakfast shift at a fancy hotel. She would get up at 3:30 A.M. and hated it because she loved to sleep in. Head Roadie Ferrari called in to talk about being a lifeguard at 15 and as expected, it got creep pervy. He explained that he once taught his third ex wife to swim at 6, a fact that he didn't realize but she remembered. A roadie whose name I didn't write down apparently was 14 and bussing tables at a restaurant. He was smart and kept track of things so when squared up and it was light, he shook them down for more cash. Casper was 10 and worked detasseling corn because his sister told him it was easy money. It was basically him jerking off corn all day and it was awful. Dan was a caddy at a golf course and it sucked to be there at 4:30 A.M. but the money was great. Head Roadie Dave was 13 and in charge of costumes at a country music theater. 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.

Next up, another favorite of this show, a wild very stupid Tiktok challenge has appeared. As we've made a point of enough that it should be embedded in your head now, Marris is going to Tanzania in September. The flight itself is 18 hours but that is chump change compared to the time he went to Thailand as that took 22 hours. Now, Marris slept most of it but the cool kids at Tiktok have come up with a way to make a long flight even worse. Embrace the boredom and rawdog or bareback your flight. I know what you're thinking, especially after the story of the guy who had sex with the train seat, but it's not that. This instead is men posting videos of flights where they avoid all forms of entertainment and instead just stare at the screen flight map in front of them. Marris did this for 20 or 30 minutes and used it to basically fall asleep. Angi though, if she sees a guy staring intently, immediately assumes you will attempt to murder her. With just general bits of info to lull you out of boredom, Marris said there is no way he could do it. Honestly, this challenge is stupid and furthermore, they even added to it by saying no eating, drinking or bathroom breaks. Just stare ahead and listen to the engine's white noise or the screaming when the plane falls out of the sky. Funny enough, Seinfeld did an episode on this where Elaine dumped Puddy over him doing something similar and I wonder if that's what inspired the challenge. Angi would not do it and Marris said he needs his phone, Switch and movies. Also, corded headphones but Angi said get iFly to have bluetooth work for wireless headphones.

Finally, the next crop of Hollywood Walk of Fame Star getters was announced for next year and the list is long and they'll probably run out of room at some point. The bigger names off the bet are director John Carpenter who is famous for his work in horror (not whores Marris,) and Robert Englund aka Freddy Kreuger. Also being added are Prince, Jane Fonda, Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrel, Fran Drescher, Bill Nye, Sherri Shepherd, Trey Parker, Matt Stone, The B-52's, Depeche Mode and others. In order to get a star, a committee needs to be put together and they are the ones responsible for dealing with anything that happens to it like vandalism. Also, once your star is in, it stays there for good which is why Bill Cosby still has one. Angi also explained that the walk is kind of skanky, scummy and dirty while also covered with homeless people. It's cool to see and probably was more impressive in the gilded age but now it's more like Skid Row.

Request Wars 3.5

Theme: A Song with Storm, Lightning or Thunder in the Title

Current Champion: Marris (4x)

Angi's Song Choice: “Thunder Kiss '65" by Queensrÿche

Marris' Song Choice: "Lightning Crashes" by Live

Winner: Marris

10 O' Clock Toast:

Toastee: Ann Lurie

Ann died yesterday at 79 after a recent illness. The world known philanthropist gave money to Chicago institutions like Northwestern, Lurie Children's, Gilda's House (which they helped found) and the PAWS spay and neuter clinic. Rest in Peace you great one.

Show Quotes and Tidbits:

"Whores and horror are absolutely fantastic too." - Marris

"I can't wait to get my hands on some cheetah piss." - Angi