Another Day, Another Shooting
We start the morning with a story about a shooting in our city last night, and the easy access people seem to have to guns. We think this is a bad thing, and wish there weren’t so many of them. We get a call from an NRA member who is a fan of Wease’s (they exist), and he sticks up for firearms having a friendly debate with our host.
Happy Batman Day
Theme Bump Wednesday starts, and is guessed after the first song, "Happy Anniversary" by The Little River Band. A listener who is as big a geek as Billy knows that today is National Batman Day, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the 1st appearance of the Caped Crusader in Detective Comics #27. How are people even at work today? It's a holiday.
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is an interesting dude who plays by his own rules… Which is easy to do when you’re making millions of dollars every year and possess a Super Bowl ring.
But Marshawn takes his rules to a BOLD new level… When he parks his custom Lamborghini -- he surrounds his ride with velvet ropes. Like, the velvet ropes you see in line at the bank.
How does big old Marshawn even fit into this thing?
I never knew why....Nobody ever ate it. But, it HAD to be there.
I was in my 20s before I learned that that wasn't a normal thing to be at BBQs.
What odd thing does your family always do or make for your family BBQ? I'm from the west side... is it a Greece thing?
He has no soap on the sink in his bathroom. He has bar soap in the shower, but no soap to wash your hands after you do your business.
I actually used the soap he had in the shower, but I felt weird asking him why he didn't have any on the sink.
How is this guy washing his hands after he goes to the bathroom? IS he washing he hands at all?! (Dirty hands.)
Shouldn't everyone have soap in the bathroom on the sink?!
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. And that’s certainly the case with a pine tree planted to honor of the memory of Beatle George Harrison. How so? According to the Los Angeles Times, it’s has been killed by actual beetles. Apparently, the living local monument fell victim to an infestation of insects that couldn't be treated. The 10-foot-tall pine was planted in 2004 died only recently, and according to Councilman Tom LaBonge, a new one will be planted soon.
The so-called “George Harrison Tree” was (and will be again) located near the city's famous Griffith Observatory and was accompanied by a plaque reading: "In memory of a great humanitarian who touched the world as an artist, a musician and a gardener." It also includes aquote from the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi: "For the forest to be green, each tree must be green."
George Harrison eaten like beetles? That'd be like Don Heley being snatched by an eagle.... Meatloaf choking on meatloaf. (Thank you Jimmy Kimmel).