We discuss all of this and much much more on this episode of the Q!
Mark Bland and Gary Weed return on this episode of the Q to discuss the shooting at the Galleria Mall in St. Louis, Mo. Also Mark breaks down Missouri and it's people as a state for everyone to understand. Of course there was some Donald Trump talk too because of his amazing ability to double down on the dumbest things. And finally, we take some questions from the listeners about things in their life like: Should a guy considered the A-hole if he plays by the rules and the perception of others is in direct opposition of that?
We discuss all of this and much much more on this episode of the Q!
Ever lost your marbles as a human being? Well the president of the USA has just done that.
Jonathan May and Gary Weed, join Mark Bland to discuss the 36 hour period where Trump went looney and will probably define the majority of his presidency.
First up, Donald Trump took the world this past week and let everyone know that he is indeed "The Chosen One" as he even looked up at heaven to drive the point home. But this was just one of the many things that happened in this 36 hour period. Trump also retweeted that he was the "King of the Jews" which a radio host called him on their show. Also Trump decided it was a good idea to pull out of the new gun restrictions and heightened background checks bill he was on top of...and he also decided to let all Jewish people know that any who vote liberal are disloyal to their god and bad people in general. So yeah, DONALD TRUMP LOST HIS MARBLES.
On top of that, MTV has decided that the success of Catfish determines that a new show in the same vein needs to happen. Do you know what "ghosting" is? Well the guys break it down and discuss their opinions that MTV is doing a show bringing back people who've been ghosted.
Finally a listener writes a letter explaining that he thinks there should be a secondary Olympics for people who want to use steroids. Like an "all inclusive" Olympics. Mark doesn't seem to have an issue, but it all gets lost in translation because Jonathan takes the position of the parent in life and breaks down why it's a bad idea.
Mark Bland, Brandon Travis and Producer Bobby have to join us on this amazing episode of the Q.
Fresh off the heels of two mass shootings, Mark and the guys decide to discuss the entire situation in glorious detail. Mark discusses the amount of preparation the shooters went into setting up their deadly massacre's. Two incredibly different shootings with differing purposes, but both claim that politics and our discourse as a nation fueled their rage. Whether it was disenchantment with the system in Dayton, Ohio...or it was fueled by bigotry and xenophobia in El Paso, TX....both area's are reeling from the damage done by the two ignorant and jerk shooters. This leads to the main discussion of if Trump bares any responsibility in these shootings because of his attitude and words he's used to play to his fan base.
This leads into Bobby giving some of his beliefs live on the show and discussing them with Brandon and Mark. First up, Abortion. Bobby gives his stance on abortion and everyone gets into talking about how long you as a parent should have to til you are stuck with raising the baby. Next up was GUNS. Producer Bobby believes that guns are important to protecting yourself in the USA. This leads to discussion about confiscating guns. In russia, they only shoot rubber bullets.
Finally, it seems the boy scouts are not such good guys after all. New documents presented in court this past week show that the boy scouts, similar to the catholic churches they hold meetings at, have been holding back the names of hundreds of leaders over the years that were caught molesting children. This is a travesty of mass proportions and also opened up some memories from my past with boy scouts and my stories about thinking leaders were creepy.
It's an exciting week on this episode of the Q!
It's been a while in the making but two influential guys from the STL finally got a chance to sit down and talk some politics and pop culture. First things first, Gary Weed returns to the show to help Mark welcome their guest, Wes Hoffman. Wes is a social media influencer and all around positivity person on the streets of St. Louis. Wes is the founder of Treehouse Network and runs his own career counseling business named Stay Connected STL (www.stayconnectedstl.com). Wes joins in to follow the leader as discus some current events of our time.
First up is Mark, before getting sidetracked, discussing with Wes what he does for a living and how he got to where he is in life. This leads to Mark realizing there are catch phrases and cliche words used often within the business world. The guys discuss the value of of these words and why the word "Preneur" was attached to so many things a few years ago.
Next up, It's Mueller Time! That's right...Robert Mueller finally testified in front of Congress about his report and investigation regarding Donald Trump and Russian Collusion in 2015/2016. But was it a good move or not? How about the the timing of everything? The guys talk about what they liked and how they thought it looks to everyone else around the world and in the USA. Did the DEM's get the win they needed? Was Mueller the final nail in the coffin of Donald Trump....the discussion is on!
Finally, Mark and Gary have to put Wes through the HOTSEAT since he is a first time guest on the show. But first, Mark wants to give the people a taste of what working with Wes would be like. How are the questions phrased? What kind of thoughts and focus does Wes put into his work. Find out what his Hotseat answers were, as well as how Wes handles clients on this amazing episode of the Q!
Brandon Travis returns to the Q on a episode that has a lot of everything for everyone!
First up, Mark is not happy with President of the USA saying some rather passive aggressive racial things towards some congresswomen. Trump turns his racial anger against Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and lets them know that they need to go back to their "own country" and leave the USA. Weirdly, AOC is a New York/Jersey Girl like him and would only be returning to the Brooklyn, NY. But that's why Mark is all heated. He knows that Trump knows that...Trump is trying to be racist in the most effective way he can in such a high profile position. It's completely about skin color and being an a--hole. Mark and Brandon discuss this and how it is racist.
Race stays on the table as Mark then switches to actor Chris Pratt wearing the Gadsden Flag shirt and he explains how there is a racial connection to it from the Tea Party and their decisions to make the flag their own in 2009. After this, Mark switches the discussion to Netflix's new prices and the reason for the prices. If a company ever wanted to throw their clients under a bus, Reed Hastings did just that and explained the reason for the new pricing structure. Find out why Netflix is raising their prices and why these two men are livid.
Finally, Mark and Brandon take on some more questions from the listeners and discuss once again if a person is the jerk in a situation or not!
Enjoy all this and more on the new Q!
Brandon Travis, Producer Bobby and Gary Weed all join Mark on this Independence Day episode of the The Q.
First up, Bobby brings sports to table and discusses the death of Tyler Scaggs, a professional baseball player for the Anaheim Angels. Tyler was found in his room unconscious and declared dead later. Nobody knows why this young man passed but the guys break down the situation and this leads to a discussion about his teammate Albert Pujols and his decisions regarding the STL Cardinals when he left for Anaheim.
Next up, Mark is PISSED a the liberal leadership in the congress and their lack of motivation to get things done as well as hold Trump accountable for his bad decisions and character. This leads to a discussion about Trump going to North Korea to do a photo-op while being the first president in decades to step on North Korean soil. But why was it necessary? Mark and the guys discuss.
Finally Mark realizes that people like his stories about people being jerks and discussing whether they should be viewed that way or not. Well this week The Q doesn't disappoint and brings to the table a story regarding a lady that is trying to get her husband to pay for something and whether it should happen at all after a sister in-law shows up and everything changes on the front. Find out what happened and if the person is a jerk or not according to you by listening to this episode of the Q.
Have you ever wondered where we come from? What was here before the big bang and stuff of that level? All these questions and more get discussed on this episode of the Q.
Jonathan May makes his return to the airwaves to discuss the William Barr debacle that has been the focus of the nation for a week. William Barr, the Attorney General, didn't want to go to the House Judiciary Committee investigation into the Mueller Report. So he just didn't show up. Which for anyone else in the country would be contempt of court and a fine/possibly jail time. But not for Trump's #1 lawyer in the country. Nope, he's allowed to do whatever he wants because in Trumps head it is about fame and popularity.
Mark then reads some posts from his past and others, just to gauge where their heads are at. One female poses the question about our consciousness and mental where-with-all. This brings Mark around to having Jonathan help him figure out what happened or existed before the Big Bang. Before the advent of time as we know it, did something physical just appear out of nothing. How did that happen.
This finally leads to Mark and Jonathan reading some letters from the listeners, including one letter that made Mark discuss and question the future of the Q. Seems as though politics has pushed many people away from focusing on it. Mark tries to figure out if the Q needs a change!
All this and much more on this new episode of the Q!
Gary Weed and Mark Bland sit down to discuss the William Barr testimony in front of Congress. Attorney General Barr was the man to release the summary report of the Mueller investigation, but Robert Mueller himself stated that Barr was not honest in his assessment. Well Congress got their blood all boiling and ready to take it to Barr, and they kinda did.
Barr was asked by Kamala Harris about his investigation into the summary report. When he explained that he didn't actually read the summary report and released his findings without reading it, that was a clue to the people of the US that Barr is in the pocket of Trump. Unlike Sessions, it seems Barr is willing to go down with the ship. Will this work out for him or not? The guys discuss.
This all works its way around to discussing the names of people, especially US Presidents. Have you ever noticed that Presidents names always sound very authentic and usually have three or four names in total....William Jefferson Clinton or George Herbert Walker Bush. Very stoic names that are associated with that office. Mark and Gary discuss the names and other names that stick out in life.
Finally, Mark and Gary take some letters from listeners and and boy do they have some doozies. Should we reprimand pregnant women that smoke cannabis publicly? Should movie Villains win more often? And why does Gary not watch Game of Thrones? All this and much more on this episode of the Q.
On the heels of their big 4:20 show, Jonathan May and Mark Bland welcome Comedian and co-conspirator Jon Maddy to the show. Jon a welcomed guest from the past gets a real taste of what being around Mark and Jonathan May is like. And by the looks on his face, it was interesting to say the least.
First up the guys discuss Robert Kraft and his need to get hot prostitutes to so sexual things for him. Mark ask's if guys like Kraft are too Famous and well known, to the point that their fame overshadows their misdeeds. This leads to the craziest thing Mark has ever heard come out of Jonathan's mouth, "Olympus has Fallen is a great film". Mark argues that nothing about it is good and Maddy plays referee to the situation. Mark even feels so horribly about the movie that he confuses it with another movie claiming the sequel had different people...he was wrong it did not.
Then the show everyone is talking about is Game of Thrones. Mark and May decide to discuss the first episode of the new season with the blessing of Maddy. SPOILERS FOR THE SHOW are in this episode so I would recommend skipping 5-7 minutes of you don't want it ruined for you.
Finally, Mark brings up a discussion with Jonathan and Jon about a conversation discussing why other cultures than Black culture are not allowed to say the N-word. Mark argues that it's kept alive by Black culture using it so frequently in slang and if they stopped the word would probably be viewed much more negatively as whole. Jonathan argues the right to say it because history dictates the culture taking the word back and not allowing others to use it. the convo gets deep and intense...take a listen and see where they finally come to a conclusion.
Mark Bland and Gary Weed are both fans of Pro-wrestling. Mark has been a prowrestler in his life and had a career that took him all over the country. Gary is a lifelong fan and someone that understands the business in a solid way. With this being the basis....The Q presents....WRESTLETALK 35!
Wrestlemania 35 happened and Mark/Gary have a ton to discuss about it.
First up...Mark tells Gary he can ask him any question about the business and Mark will be very fair and openly answer the question. So Gary pulls the trigger and Mark attacks the answer like a someone giving a Stone cold Stunner in the middle of the ring!
Next Mark discusses his career and how he comes to becoming a prowrestler. How the job formed in his mind before he becomes a prowrestler. He specifically talks about 1996-1997 in his life and what he decided to try and get into professional wrestling. Mark discusses how the business was different back then and more picky and finicky about who they would let be a professional wrestler. Now days anyone can apply and get work wrestling in front of crowds.
Then Mark and Gary into discussing Wrestlemania 35 and how the show took forever to happen. After almost 7 straight hours of wrestling, Beck Lynch's hands were raised and barely anyone cheered because they were so tired and spent from the 7 hours of show. Plus how did Ronda's match play out? Who's matches went which way? And what was the best moments?
All this and much more on this episode of the Q!