THERE WERE WMD's in IRAQ AFTERALL....This is a tough pill for Mark to swallow, but he brings it up and discusses that he was wrong....Now he doesn't mince words and bring up the fact that they weren't WMD's in relation to why we went to Iraq in 2003, but he always claimed there were none ever. And that is why Mark graciously wipes off the Egg on his face. Dan Walsh decides to come clean as a veteran and discuss some of the things he saw with his own eyes while stationed in Iraq to add a little kick to the injury of egg.
Next things get out of hand when Mark decides to start talking about how inviting the corner sink in an airplane restroom looks to tall people like himself. Producer Bobby can't handle it and Lucy is just taken aback by the conversation. This leads to an interesting discussion of weirdest time or place each member used the restroom and bobby has a story about his past sexual exploitations. Then.....EVERYTHING GOES TO HELL.... Mark has to wrangle the team in and teach them live on air why they can't just go off and cuss. And man does it get out of control. Mark starts talking about the GAMERGATE situation that has been trending underground and on Social for about a week and whether it is important at all.
Finally, sans OVERTIME, Producer Bobby has a new game regarding string Orchestra music and Lucy opts out to make it a One on One between Mark and Walsh. Will Mark make it or will Walsh be the supreme victor...listen to find out.
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Well Producer Bobby definitely let the cat out of the bag on this episode of The Q. When he gets a phone call about a champion wanting to come on the show, he jumps at the chance to surprise Mark and the team. But when the veil is lifted on the guest, it is none other than Dynamo Pro Champion Ricky Cruz! The bane of Mark's existence in the world of pro-wrestling.
Bland and Cruz immediately get off on a shaky start when their vitriol for each other is evident in their conversation. But Bland tries to push forward regardless of their dislike and discuss the upbringing and world of professional wrestling in Puerto Rico where Cruz hails from.
Then its time for business. Mark discusses the background of Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops and how he feels they are just fronts for a lifestyle as opposed to the go to spot for a specific need that you can't facilitate anywhere else. This leads to a discussion about hoosiers and their needs. Next up the peeps jump into discussing the recent city hall meeting that Ferguson held where people where up in arms about the situation regarding Mike Brown and the riots. You gotta hear where this goes.
Finally Mark, Dan, Ricky, Bobby and Lucy jump in head first into the Ray Rice domestic violence issue and how the NFL did or didn't do a good job handling the punishment of their athlete. But did Rice deserve the punishment in the first place? Was the NFL out of line for indefinitely suspending the Raven until further notice? And what about the fines/punishments levied against other NFL players in the past few years for potentially bigger or smaller (depending on your view) infractions.
All this and much, much more are waiting in this episode of THE Q!
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On this Episode of the Q, Peter Van Lunen of STL E-Z Ticket joins the boys to discuss what he's been up to and how things have changed since the last appearance on the program in 2011.
First up is Mark's undying hatred for the stupidity of most conservative voters in the USA. Mark decides that he will take his anger out on the PBS TV show Caillou. But, no, truthfully Mark turns his attention to Local ST. LOUIS radio hosts that have decided to talk about politics without having a clue what they are talking about. Much less that, they don't even know the names of the world leaders as they crap all over the President of the United States and promote how awesome they think Putin is in comparison to Obama. Dan tries to interject and explain that these men are right to have the feelings they have and that turns into DAN WALSH vs. MARK BLAND live on the show.
Next Bobby is unhappy with the way people treat St. Louis, and he decides to let the people of the Gateway to the West have a piece of his mind! Then the guys switch gears and get into talking about moral dilemmas. They are those situations you are put into in life where you have to choose between two extremely difficult decisions that are predicated on your morals and ideals. And Mark brought in some doozies for the show. In fact the first one is so heavy that PRODUCER BOBBY will probably be at odds with his wife for many years, since Bobby threw her under the bus. Listen and watch a marriage implode in one sentence.
Finally the guys do a little GAME ON/GAME OFF on the live show and Bobby brings in a homerun for his game on. And we finish off strong with some OVERTIME and a new HATE MAIL you have to hear to believe. All this and much more on the Q!
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TLC has been taking the time out of their normal TV stylings the past few years to try some unique programming....well one of those programs is called The Next Great Baker and we welcomed St. Louis natives Al Watson and Lia Weber who are representing on the newest season of the show. They discuss what its like to film a reality show and our Dan Walsh gives great insight from his years on MTV's Road Rules and the Challenges. Plus they talk with the two about working with the cake boss himself, Buddy Valastro.
Then we switch gears a little bit, because finally our guy Corey of Strange Donuts decides to join us and talk about what its like to have a successful donut company that also garners national attention on TV. We find out where his love of donuts comes from, how he found his partners to build the business and some of the less than stellar attempts at companies prior to the donuts taking off. Corey discusses his background in marketing and eventually Mark and Dan (with Producer Bobby against it) present him with their new sister company to the Donut shop. Find out what they call it.
Mark also decides that he has had enough with Cecil Whittakers Pizzeria in the St. Louis area and throws the gauntlet down. Have you ever been hit with a delivery charge from one of these delivery companies for a restaraunt? You would think that they are giving the delivery charge to the driver, but NOPE....and Cecil Whittakers is brazen about explaining their delivery charge is completely a bonus charge the drivers don't touch. Listen in to find out the stance and what everyone else thinks.
Finally a little bit of Dr. Dan on the main show and OVERTIME, when we decide to do a letter from the listener and discuss many other topics on this edition of the Q. Real RADIO, Real HONEST!
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She's back!!!!! Lucy Mendez of Dynamo Pro Wrestling and Resistance Pro Wrestling is back on the Q and Mark Bland has an issue with her. Lucy is the valet for a wrestler in STL named Ricky Cruz and Mark is in the middle of being at odds with this "piece of sh-t" (according to Mark).
On this weeks rants, Mark is taking it personal that the Hobby Lobby situation went down the way it did because it seems pretty obivous that the fix was in. Do you believe it was a good situation or not, listen and find out where you stand when its over. Plus Dan Walsh decides to speak to our growing asian audience with his "chinglish" and its becoming quite the strongest marketing to this new area that we have ever done.
Producer Bobby brings in a list of RADARONLINES the most controversial music videos of ALL TIME. The team breaks down the nuiansances of the artists and the videos. So who do you think made the list: Madonna, Nelly, R. Kelly or maybe even Michael Jackson? Sit back and enjoy as the guys and lady discuss this very interesting list. Are you with Bjork or against her might be the question of the year.
Finally there is letters from the listeners. Mark asks Lucy and the team what urban legend scares them the most. Some very interesting answers come out. And then there is OVERTIME after the main show. Dan expands on his urban legend answer, a few letters from the listeners and everyone chimes in on the Katy Perry/JOyful Noise lawsuit....we play the two songs back to back and you tell us if there is justifiable cause for a lawsuit.
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On this epsiode of The Q, Mark Bland and Producer Bobby breakdown a story from Oregon about police officers taking down a hardened criminal that is NINE YEARS OLD. Evidently having a scuffle on the playground at 9 is too much for some to deal with and they need to take it to the next level.
Also, Mark and Bobby got some great feedback regarding doing letters from the listeners on the show last time, so they dive into another batch including stories about: Mothers getting alcohol as a Mothers Day gift and whether that is appropriate; What if you best friend saw a private "sexy" picture of your new boy/girlfriend, would you be hesitant to introduce them to your BFF? That and many others on the show this week.
Next Bobby had a serious pile on situation with Facebook regarding a Sandy Hook story. He started to get attcked perosnally for having an opinion that was different than the maority in the discussion and was chastized for that. We discuss the story, the reactions and the reasons for and against Bobby's opinion and why it was such big deal.
Finally we have a little talk about how Russia is deciding to kill off the value of the American Dollar in their trading which potentially could send the US and other nations into a state of hyper inflation if they get enough outside support for such a move. We talk as a nation about "not caring abotu them" and that we are "the best country in the world"....so what happens when everyone stops thinking that and de-values your money internationally to the point that companies in your own coutnry have to overcharge for eveything to keep up? We discuss in depth.
All this and GAME ON/GAME OFF finally returning for the first time in a few weeks. Taking talk radio and turning it to 11....this is THE Q!
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On this shortened episode of the Q, Mark and Producer Bobby sit down to discuss the hottest topic on the planet.....the racism and hatred Don Sterling has for minorities. BUT...was Sterling in the wrong? Did he technically say anything racist? And should this even be a news story? All this is answered on a Dan Walsh-less episode that will guaratee to have you screaming at the radio.
Plus, the guys break down their involvement with the Rollercoaster Race 5k and Bobby's exclusive ride with the Blue Angels in their C-130! And finally a grandpa goes a little over the top when he feels someone is being lazy....download and find out why. And Mark once again calls out Bobby for his cellpone fickleness and inability to stick with one thing for longer than 3 months. Don't you just hate that guy. All this, rants and more on this episode of the Q.
REAL RADIO, REAL HONEST!
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On this episode of the show, Mark receives a few letters from the listeners explaining that they love the show but feel its getting away from its roots of talking politics lately. So with that Mark and Bobby decide to RESET the show and bring it back to some political talk and their first order of business is to answer the call of a piece written on WND.com about Obama being a horrible President.
Then its time for a jump out to the Sundance Film Festival for the 7th year in a row to talk with Anthony Cabral regarding the hustle and bustle of young Hollywood films. And for some reason it seems as though Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have a ton of places to be since we can hear them. This all leads to a discussion about KICKSTARTER films projects and how Mark thinks that eventually the movie industry will attempt something nefarious with them....listen in to find out.
Finally Mark takes some time out to discuss professional football and the Richard Sherman post NFC Championhsip comments. And Mark and Bobby find out the NFL is a non-profit organization and the guys wonder how many other companies are non-profit but rake in huge profits. All this plus GAME ON/GAME OFF and some OVERTIME for you.
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On this episode of the show, Mark, Bobby and Dan Walsh ask the question...Do you crossfit? Unbeknownst to Mark, there is a world of crossfit and attitude associated with the exercising style that Mark and Bobby are not hip to....until Dan Walsh opens their eyes to the entire background of the sport.
This comes on the heels of Mark doing some housekeeping at the front of the show to discuss some social media issues he was having as well discussing the fact that the Benghazi conspiracy should be finished after their last attempt was flushed out by a special senate committee that came back and said it was simply miscommunication and a lack of forethought from the everyone involved...there was no STAND DOWN call ever attempted. On top of that Mark, Dan and Producer Bobby discuss the constant that St. Louis is always making the top "don't be on this list ever" lists and why this keeps happening.
Finally Dan opens up about his military service when the guys start talking about guns in reference to the story of a retired sheriff out of Tampa that killed a man in a movie theater cause the victim threw popcorn at him. The sheriff is claiming the Stand Your Ground defense and the guys discuss whether that is proper that the law be used in this matter as well as the whole pro-gun/anti-gun national debate.
Another exciting episode loaded and ready for you to feed to your ears. Its REAL RADIO,REAL HONEST.....it's THE Q!
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Its Christmas time and in a rare change of events, the one with the rant is Producer Bobby! Although he loves his family and the people around him, he is a little jaded with what is the attitude he deals with from others during the joyous season. We will let Bobby explain it himself on the show.
But before any of that, a listen calls into the show to discuss the plan for Boeing to potentially bring their 777 line to the St. Louis area. It could mean big jobs and long term plans for the company in Missouri, but the listener doesn't see it that way. Listen to find out why he thinks it will be the worst move for the area.
Of course during the Boeing discussion the guys find out that the listener is a avid sports and baseball fan. This perks up the ears of Mark who decides to chime in on his mild opinion of certain players and athletes within the St. Louis Cardinals and around the league. Its obvious Mark excels at Pro-Wrestling and MMA talk , but its always interesting to hear his invaluable (and wrong) opinions of other sports.
And finally Mark finds out that the POPE is Time Magazines MAN OF THE YEAR. Once finding that out, he wants to know who also made the list and if the past years made sense in hindsight. Find out who some of the more prolific people were and where they landed on the charts in Mark and Bobby's opinion.
Also on the card is SELFIE-GATE with Obama, the return of BNN with Producer Bobby, another round of GAME ON/GAME OFF and OVERTIME (for the online listeners)
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