This is just a small taste of the show as a whole, elements that I found interesting, funny, insightful and relevant. To hear everything that happened, check out today’s show podcast. However, if you’re looking for a quick read with random personal inserts and my personal thoughts, you’ve come to the right place.
(This is the broad canvas on which I base my appeal, obviously these notes are going to be longer and more detailed)
Well, it’s hump day and that usually means we hit our stride and knock it out of the park. This morning though, the only thing hitting anywhere was the ceiling in a combination of Angi’s blood pressure and Abe’s anxiety. Before I even get into the nonsense that would start with a health check, let me first tell you about Angi’s morning. Normally, her day starts around 3 a.m. when she gets up, goes to the show, and squats on the floor for two hours until the show starts. However, a little after midnight this morning, Angi was awakened by a crash. It wasn’t reindeer hooves and a fat man bouncing off his roof but something else. Immediately, Angi went into panic mode assuming the rats were finally coming for her, but she tried to dismiss the noise at first. It was the second time however that it startled her in her bed, forcing the equally tired Jay the Straight to get up as well. She demanded that he come out on the roof to find out the source of the noise. Worst case scenario, he would get stabbed and she could finally hook up with Michael B. Jordan. Instead of arming himself with a gun, Jay the Straight raised his fists and climbed up to see what was happening. After spending a few minutes on the roof, dodging his clearly unsteady wife, Jay the Straight returned to reveal the noise was nothing but blowing lawn chairs. Now, any rational person would reject that and go back to bed. Obviously, that’s not the case here and so instead of sleeping treasured, Angi went to the studio to lay down on the floor. Arriving at 1:30am however had a small downside in that once she arrived she had to pee. Half asleep and tired, she went to the clean bathroom and almost fell in the toilet. Apparently, one indication that bathrooms are iHeart clean is to leave the seat up. Luckily her ass didn’t hit the water so it all went well. Abe brought up blue water, but that only exists in the men’s room. Abe’s use of the bathroom on the 27th floor was also discussed during the toilet, as every bathroom in the studio looks like a shitty bomb. It only gets worse on Tuesday and Thursday when the floor is so full you’d think the patrons announced free food for the day. With all of that behind us, we now come to Abe’s panic that caused Angi’s blood pressure to waver. See, I’m currently battling a mild cold/sore throat/imminent doom caused by visiting relatives for Thanksgiving week (damn kids!) This sore throat caused me to go gargle with salt water when Abe texted me at 7 a.m. because I hadn’t replied to our group text in the first two hours (again because I felt like garbage.) Abe immediately assumed I was dead and started running around the studio screaming and had to call me live to make sure I was alive. Yeah, it’s the madness that happens in this show both on and off the air (is it winter break already?)
Other stuff from today’s show
Right now, since I’m not dead, that just means the ratings have to go (damn.) Today we kicked off our big daily chat about the weird jobs celebrities had before they got famous. Now, whether or not we consider Angi a celebrity is up for debate, but we’ve all heard her infamous bait shop stories (and still deal with her Minnesota boss Barb every Friday morning.) For those looking for a refresher , when she worked in the bait shop, she wore tank tops and daisy dukes while she dug deep for night owls for goosebumps. Moving on to the real celebrities, here are a few who have had ridiculous jobs. There was Megan Fox, who worked at a smoothie shop in Florida and was forced to dress as a banana. The ultra-handsome brat Brad Pitt also dressed up as a chicken for El Pollo Loco. Famous crackpot Christopher Walken was once a lion tamer. Ashton Kutcher worked at the Cheerios factory sweeping dust from Cheerios. Beloved stoner (and Abe lover) Matthew McConaughey spent a year cleaning chicken coops in Australia. Enough about people we’ll never be, this is a show for regular joes like roadies alike, so we hit up the inquiry line to hear about the weirdest jobs they’ve ever worked. We started with Carla, who worked at an adult bookstore as a peep show booth cleaner. Needless to say, her time there ended when she once slipped and fell on leftover yogurt. Joshua used to catch electric eels which were used in meals in Asia. Mike was an aircraft de-icer at Midway. Larry used to put chrome on the exhaust pipes. Maureen was a camp counselor for men over 40. If you are looking for more roadie reviews or have your own, check out our social media (FB group, Twitter, Instagram) and read or send us a comment.
Living legend and AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson called this morning to discuss his new book The Lives of Brian. Here are some highlights of what was discussed:
– He called Angi honey, which was sweet.
– Angi discussed the “Back in Black Challenge” on social media. This was in reference to the frying pan discussion on yesterday’s show.
– Brian found the challenge hilarious (Angi played a clip of it for him.)
– Angi suggested stealing into Angus Young and hitting him in the head with a frying pan.
– Brian’s memoir, The Lives of Brian, is now available.
– He actually started handwriting it 3 years ago. He felt it was time to get down to business and squash all sorts of rumors and such.
– He also used the book as an excuse to talk to friends and hear stories while they were still mentally together. For example, when his grandfather died, he refused to talk to him because his mother was Italian. He wanted to understand what kind of man he was but didn’t get the chance for this absurd reason. The same kind of thing existed for his father’s grandfather.
– The opening of the book is dedicated to his great-grandchildren whom he will never have the chance to meet.
– He actively avoids social media because reading things that are fake causes harm and hurt.
– Another thing he wanted to do with this book was to inspire people.
– There was also a discussion about his first meeting with Angus Young and his arrival in the group.
Finally, as if the morning hadn’t been crazy enough, Angi wanted to check on Abe about her underwear situation. For reasons I can’t imagine why she forgot, Abe is a notorious clean freak and takes multiple showers a day. If he’s doing something, if he’s eating, if he’s working out, he jumps straight into the shower. The only time he stays with the same drawers if he has the flu. As for Angi, she doesn’t wear underwear because she finds them to be gross. Then again, she’ll go drawerless and sit in sweatpants for days on vacation and do nothing, so she’s basically wearing long underwear. The reason this appeared had to do with some kind of version of “Never Have I Ever”. According to Angi, 40% of people say they have never worn the same underwear for several days in a row. When cheating on a test, 23% have never done it (which they don’t believe.) 10% say they’ve never shared a secret (both have.) In fact, it There is a vault for secrets between Angi and her girlfriends that is only allowed to be opened to their husbands and it works the same way with Jay the Straight and his tea party. Well, him and Abe, whom she spills everything on every morning. Lying about their age, they assume it was a minor lying but as an adult, never. How about googling themselves? Both definitely did (same for me.) Pee in the shower, 11% say no ‘but Angi and Abe definitely did (Abe loves it.) Finally, drop the phone in the toilet n Never happened for Angi but Abe has several times. God, this boy is really messy, I swear.
Ask Wars 2.0
Champion: Abe (series: 1)
Angi’s Song Choice (replacing Donna): “Monkey Wrench” by Foo Fighters
Abe’s Song Choice (replacing Reggie): “Grind” from Alice in Chains
Smack Talk recap:
Another dated reference from Abe as Angi remakes Steel Magnolias. This led to a discussion on Small wonder. Abe will call you if he assumes you’re dead and check to see if you’re okay. Abe spoke of his absolute concern about people dying. A discussion about using your phone in the toilet. Yes, smack talk went out the window today.
10 hours Toast:
He called this morning to promote his new memoir and he must be one of the nicest, most down-to-earth rock stars. It has nothing to do with that horrible Shifty Shellshock.
Show quotes and information:
“If I ever saw Rob Lowe, I’d slap him and take him (his McDonald’s Gold Card)” – Abe