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!
So the 2019 State of the Union address came and went. When it was all over, the only thing people remembered was the F-U Clap that Nancy Pelosi directed towards Donald Trump.
With that, Jonathan May and Jason Kull join Mark Bland on this episode of the Q to discuss the State of the Union Address. What everyone took from it, but more importantly, what they thought the current State of the Union looks like from their eyes.
This turns into discussion about people in the USA being their own worst enemies. Making choices and decisions to shoot themselves in the foot constantly. Mark then explains he will shoot himself in the foot and the reaction from Jonathan is not to be missed.
Then the show takes a weird turn. Jason claims that his hometown of Keokuk, Iowa has more to do in it than St. Louis has in it. Of course, Jon and Mark disagree heavily. So it begins...the great city showdown of 2019. This leads to Mark posing the question of how Missouri would react if tomorrow the USA became 50 individual countries. How would Missouri fair in that situation.
From there things take a turn for the musical as the guys start talking about music artists in the Superbowl and eventually the talk turns to diva's. Who are the great diva's, what makes them diva's....and is there a something that they have to do consistently keeps them in the DIVA spotlight? Also on the discussion because of the Superbowl is Colin Kaepernick. Jonathan and Mark spark up debate on why Colin still is not playing in the NFL.
Finally the talk becomes about people and some of their weird and awkward opinions on Life. So Mark grabs a few opinions and wants to gage the mental standing of Jason and Jonathan. Do you agree with their statements or are they ridiculous....you tell us in the comments below.
All this and much more in this episode of The Q!
He's BACK and this time he's stumping for the people. It's been a wild week in the realm of politics and no better than Curtis Wylde to jump back on the show and discuss all the goods and bads of this electoral season.
Curtis is running for state rep in Missouri and he jumps on the Q to discuss his platform and his opponent (not much). He weighs in on the Trump/Clinton campaigns and these emails, plus Mark and him break down the Clinton Foundation situation a little. Should you vote for Trump? Should you vote for Clinton? With a week left until the voting tsunami happens, the two make their case.
Finally Curtis is hype on conspiracy theories and Mark has something up his alley. A list of conspiracy theories that were supposed to come true in 2016. Mark and Curtis discuss these theories and whether they hold any weight at all or not. A fun episode of the show for you.
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The University of Missouri is up in arms currently cause the students feel that they're complaints about racial issues are not being taken seriously. This has thrust the University into the national spotlight regarding racial issues and the state and country are split. But there seems to not be a lot of examples to hang our hats on and Mark welcomes Adny Echele on the show to illuminate these relatively non-existent issues that seem to have no pictures or video/audio proof.
Then the two take on a story that Andy brings to the table about Oklahoma law enforcement and how they have a new rule. Now, officers of the law, whether on duty or not, are absolved from being involved in certain situations when they announce they are a police officer. Andy feels this is a slippery slope and Mark tee's off on Andy after a little more research.
Also Mark and Andy decide to play a game. Andy is a former member of the military and with Veterans Day fresh in the minds of US citizens, Mark breaks out a game of "Were they a Veteran?" Mark poses multiple famous people to Andy and it's his job to figure out if they were indeed in the military at any time in their life! Finally Mark and Andy tackle a letter from a listener, something special for everyone!
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Dj Gelner a well known STL lawyer/author jumps back on to the show to break down the arrogance and attitude of bicycle riders. Their constant need to cut people off, tell you that you are #1 and many other things that get under the skin of both Mark and DJ. This also leads to a discussion about people with the "Please Watch for Motorcycles" stickers on the back of their cars. All of them tend to have attitude that is misplaced especially considering the show down between a 2500 lb car and a 30 lbs bike.
Next up Mark and DJ break down the Democratic debate and talk about some of the highlights...but this brings Mark around to talk with DJ about who he's backing in the election and of course The Donald comes up. Mark takes it to DJ about Trump and why republicans tend to favor this man. DJ brings up Obama and some of his decisions versus the type that Trump could make. Will it be better for nation? Is Trump a worthy candidate and someone that deserves a solid viable look when it comes election time? All this and more is answered on the newest episode of the Q.
Finally we definitely do some Overtime and welcome our most direct and eye opening Letter from a Listener in quite sometime. Listen in and figure out how you would answer.
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Funny man Jake Ashlock joins Mark and Producer Bobby for the show to discuss some of the biggest things in current affairs.
First up, Bobby is unhappy with how a interaction with another STL radio personality went down online. Mark and Jake play devils advocate for how it looked on both ends of the situation and try to help Bobby see the silver lining on the clouds.
Then the discussion quickly turns to the Robin Thicke and his recent lawsuit loss regarding his song "Blurred Lines" and how similar it sounds to a song by Marvin Gaye (per the lawsuit). Mark, having worked in music for 20 years discusses how slippery a slope this creates for other artists from here on out. Plus they discuss the potential retroactive things that could come from this. And throughout the show, this discussion rears up a few times.
Next the guys tackle the dumbest move by a group of politicians in years, as they tackle the 47 Senators that sent a letter to Iran encouranging them to not listen to THEIR Commander in Chief! Then Mark takes on Hillary-Gate (sigh) and the fact that she had an email address outside of hers that is given to be used by the White House and it's staff. Mark tries to explain the ludacris nature of people turning this molehill into a Mountain, when there are obviously bigger fish to fry.
Finally, Ashlock hits the Hot Seat and discusses some of his more intimate backgroud. Plus there is OVERTIME where the Moral Dillemas are presented again, and find out if Producer Bobby through his family under the bus again at all.
Another week and another thing on the bucket list crossed off for Mark and Producer Bobby of The Q. On this weeks episode the guys welcome back Tyler Crandall to crackwise and do a breakdown of his well known "North County Song" on You Tube. But before that all happens, Bree Ferrario of Mystic Valley joins the show to analyze the dreams of everyone in the studio. Mark and Bobby have been talking about this for a long while and they are finally getting around to breaking down why a WereWolf chased Mark around in his head for 20 years of his life.
Then Mike Calvin, station manager of 1380 the X joins Mark and everyone, as Mark starts in on his rant about people and their Peanut allergies that don't exist. Mike comes in to give his take on the situation and hear out other things Mark brings up to discuss down the same road as peanut allergies.
Finally the Q takes some phone calls from some listeners and Mark discusses a specific aspect of the St. Lous Mardi Gras that he was involved in. The two Matt's from Baconfest threw a blowout Mardi Gras Party and Mark went. What he didn't realize was that a topic of discussion about awkward social media realtions was going to come out of it. Download and listen to find out how weird social media sometimes can be.
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Mark and Bobby are fliying solo today after their guest no shows for the Q. So the two guys are never short on thngs to talk about and this time is no different.
First off Mark goes on an epic rant regarding the morbidness of the Super Bowl commercials and how Nationwide specifically needs to stay in their lane and not try to open up "conversations".
Next, Mark and Bobby discuss the ISIS murder of a Jordanian fighter pilot killed in a 22 min long video where he is eventually set on fire in a cage to execute him. Mark has some unique feelings on this video and what it is telling the attention span lacking people of 2015.
Finally, since their guest decided to no show, Mark has a Hot Seat that needs to be fulfilled and Bobby has never been on the Hot Seat at all. So Mark puts Bobby through the ringer. See what he has to say on the newest episode of the Q!
On this episode of the Q, we walk back into the pro-wrestling world for a episode and it doesn't disappoint. First up, Lucy Mendez the Queen of Sass, comes back on to join in for the pro-wrestling talk. But not to be outdone, fresh off his ROH Debut, midwest Pro-Wrestler Dirty Jake Dirden joins us live in studio to discuss: being a Dynamo Pro Champion, What wrestling in ROH was like and his life before Wrestling.
Then we kick the show into high gear discussing wrestling with our guest, former WWE 3 Time Tag Team Champion, Trevor Murdoch. Murdoch joins in to talk about his release from WWE, the early days in the STL wrestling indie scene and eventually gets to a story from overseas of how he saved Randy Orton from a issue and got arrested for it. Find out what happened!
Finally Vaughn Johnson of Philly.com wrestling taps into us to discuss his recent attendance of WWE 2015 Royal Rumble in Philadelphia. Producer Bobby, Lucy, Mark and Jake break down their opinion of the best PPV of the year for the company (next to Wrestlemania) and where the eventual road leads to Wrestlemania 31 in just a few months. Everyone has an opinion and it shows as Lucy gets called out by caller for her statements and Dirden sits on the Hot Seat to give you a peak behind the proverbial curtai
Travis Cook, the Q resident Tea Party expert and extremist, joins the show to discuss the State of the Union. Ofcourse, Travis can't hold back and once again this leads to an egregious claim and extreme viewpoint shared by almost no one. But then again that is why they call him America's EVIL Genius....or maybe in this case just Evil.
Then Tim Padgett, the General Manager of the Midwest Professional Basketball Association, comes on the program to talk about thier new League and to find out that he shares a little bit of history out of Arkansas State University with Mark.
Finally DeflateGATE is the word of the week and Mark, Producer Bobby, Dan Walsh, Travis Cook and Tim Padgett discuss the scandal that is swirling around the 2015 Super Bowl. Are the New England Patriots cheaters or is this another situation getting blown out of proportion. Plus Padgett offers up a opportunity that Mark and the crew can't pass up. All this and much more on this episode of the Q.