Well Vitaly has been in the country since December and its time for him and his wife to make that fateful trip back to the USSR here in a week. But before he goes, Mark decides to bring him onto the show one more time to talk about Donald Trump, The Brussel's Attacks and the value of living in 2016. But he forced us to have Proucer Bobby on the show too if he came on...begrudgingly we said OK.
First up is a fun filled rant from Mark. Being a father and family man, Mark understands the value of a Family LockerRoom at a local pool. Evidently the people at the new complex in a local STL municipality do not appreciate the value of said family sized things and spent all their money not making proper accomodations in Mark's opinion.
Next up Mark discusses the Brussels Attack and how he feels that it might have been deterred if two things happen:
1. focus on why they are choosing these french speaking areas to attack
2. Start being more judgmental of the people in their country and start using a little profiling to tighten up the ranks. Not negative stereotyping, but focusing on similarities that lead to dangerous situations.
Finally Mark, Bobby and Vitaly discuss the Donald Trump phenomenon and how our society in the USA kinda created this vitriolic rheotric and attitude. Explaining why Trump seems to reasonate with the base of voters that love him. And also discussing the potential for the convention to be contested.
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http://traffic.libsyn.com/theqnow/Episode_255_-_St._Maddys_Day.mp3Oh its the 255th ep. of the show and there are so many things going on, its impossible to figure them all out.
First up, Marco Rubio has dropped out of the Primaries (for now) and is watiing till the convention comes along to see who walks out of the convention as the Republican nominee.
Next up, St. Louis Comedian Jon Maddy joins to wax poetic about the STL comedy scene. He and Mark discuss how actors like the Rock and Johhny Knoxville should be viewed within the world of Stand up comedy. They also talk about Louis CK and others within the business and whether they have comedy writers working with them at this point to help them stay on top.
Next the guys breakdown how this election will go down and how there is need for the GOP to unify or else they will split the vote and walk Hillary right into the presidency. A lot of this is from the fact that people think Trump is polarizing and originally thought that Obama was the "most polarizing person of all time". Mark feels this stems from the super sensitive nature and emotional inability of many conservative voters in the country.
Fianlly, Mark and Jon do the HOT SEAT for Jon and they do a little Over Time where they take on the famous Moral Dilemmas.
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First we had Evan Gelistico and now his Tag Partner Pierre Abernathy decides to sit down with Mark Bland and discuss the world around us.
Pierre breaks down how he got into wrestling and the people that he met along the way. Which eventually leads to his owning and running Anarchy Wrestling. It definitely was not a easy transition for the wrestler whose been performing for 10+ years, but a necessary move that tested him in ways he didn't realize it would.
Then Mark starts to discuss politics and the unbelievable staying power of Donald Trump. Pierre jumps in and discusses his beliefs on the Donald and whether he thinks there is value to him as a President or not. This Leads Mark to beg people across the great nation to not support or vote for Donald Trump.
Next up Mark and Pierre tackle the controversy that is Hulk Hogans junk. Well techinically it's not Terry's junk, cause he said that on the stand. Hulk Hogan is embroiled in a sex tape trial and recently brought up his theory on his penis and who it belongs to or not. Mark and Pierre ruin their childhoods through discussing this weird stance Mr. Bollea takes.
Finally Mark and Pierre discuss a little NBA basketball and Pierre makes a absolutely cruical mistake by choosing Michael Jordan as a better all around player than Lebron James. This leads to a discussion of how he can assume this. Also Pierre jumps on the HOT SEAT for a few questions and Evan Gelistico joins in Overtime while discussing Pierres unique Ghostbuster and TMNT movie/character theories.
DEYEMOFO is back on the show and ready to dive into all the heat that came out of the last show he was on two weeks ago. First up, Mark decides to lead off with some hate mail because....well because he gets a ton of it! This letter chastizes him AGAIN for the SCOTUS discussion a few weeks back and that leads right into the first topic being the Super Tuesday Primary results.
Mark wasn't paying attention to the winners...nope. He was paying attention to something else much more important that will have impact on the main election in November. You must listen to find out what was so glaring and potentially problematic for one of the political parties involved.
Then a video hit the social media and media of STL that has taken the Black Live Matter movement off their feet a bit. Protestors took to the streets in the racial hot bed of St. Louis, MO because of a claim that a police officer held a gun on a child. Of course this lead to people up in arms because of racial inequality and police mistreatment of citizens....BUT....that wasn't the case at all. Police camera footage shows that it didn't happen at all and was a made up attempt to stir the pot in STL. It worked, but backfired and Mark and Justin discuss their views on how this affects the movement in general.
This leads to a discussion where Mark once again defends the fact that Stereotypes come in all shapes and sizes...and they aren't always negative and can be very influential in specific situations. This comes on the heels of a Triumph the Insult dog video circulating the interwebz with students who need "safe spaces" in New Hampshire.
So much to hear and so little time!
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