It's always a pleasure when a new guest walks into the hallowed studios for the Q show. And this episode is special cause Jordan/Sam Lacey joins the show to partake in many discussions!
First up we talk with Sam about his background in wrestling and what he does currently for a living. Sam discusses being a part of the Carpenters union and how the company he works for came to be. Mark asks about politics and Sam's position in regards to where he stands in the world of it.
Mark then goes on a rant about doctors. It starts with his trip to the ENT and being levied an extra bill over the top of what he had already paid. Marks argument is whats the point of a co-pay if there is always going to be more money needed to be paid? Also, the way this was charged out was ridiculous in comparison to what services he actually had. Mark believes we have a country of shysters and frauds that are going out of their way to use medical billing as a back drop to gouge all of us. Mark and Sam discuss this in a deep manner.
Then Mark does an extended "Hotseat" with Sam. They talk about Star Wars and wierd feelings and ofcourse the haunted scary tunnel from our childhoods that we all dealt with at one point or another.
All this and some OVERTIME too. It's the Q, Real Radio, Real Honest!
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DJ Gelner makes his triumphant return to the Q to discuss his new book "Rogue" and his other one "The Big Book of Hobby Ideas" . Gelner joins the guys to discuss what his favorite hobbies were to investigate, as well as, the hobbies that lived up to his expectations of NOT SO GOOD.
Then its on to discussing the new list of HORRIBLE STATES to live in. Mark has been very up front over the years that he believes St. Louis (the home base of the show) is not a very quality place reagrdless of the things that locals try and say to pump it up....well does the list justfy his beliefs?
Then it is on to dicuss the Susan G. Komen organization and a few others that have some nefarious background to their running. Mark was in a discussion with another friend in media when it was brought to his attention that the charity takes in a certain amount of "donations" per year that go to suing other charities as opposed to being use to fund cancer research (as is their claim). Producer Bobby, Dan Walsh, Mark and DJ discuss the impact this has and what the legal thoughts and policies are on this.
Next its time to talk OSCARS! They are upon us and there are a ton of great movies up for the big one. They break down the categories and pick some winners. And finally it is time for another edition of GAME ON/GAME OFF. With that happening, DAN WALSH is not having it this week. He is extremely unhappy about a section of people that exist in the world and evidently Dan runs in to these people quite often. Plus there is a an OVERTIME where the discussion continues based off emails from last weeks Game On/Game off of Bobby bringing up assisted suicide of terminal children in Belgium. Where do the guys stand on this topic? Check out OVERTIME to find out.
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We have Pro-Wrestling in the air once again as Lucy Mendez and the women of Resistance Pro Wrestling join us to discuss their upcoming event and talk about their respective histories in the business.
First up is Resistance Pro Women's Champion Darcy Dixon to discuss her backgroundin the business. Coming out of North Carolina and working out with the legend Ric Flair as well as all of the great wrestlers that hail from the legedary southeast. Darcy goes into detail talking about being a female in the lockerroom and what her opinion is of indy workers that try to hit on her and other ladies while they are prepping for an event. Darcy also tangles verbally with Mark before challenging him to a match! Will it happen or not? Well it doesn't matter cause she has the second guest on her mind and in focus.
Mickie Knuckles is a well known female wrestler in the business, but her business is beating people down. And her biggest rival currently is Darcy Dixon. Mickie joins Mark, Producer Bobby and Dan Walsh to discuss her hatred for Darcy Dixon. She also jumps in to discuss a situation that went down in indy wrestling from a few years ago that she was involved in. And in the most impressive thing we have heard on the show in a bit, Mickie talks about growing up in Indiana and being on the male wrestling team in high school.
Finally, Lucy Mendez is also in Studio to discuss being a female wrestle. Lucy joins the guys for the current events section of the show. First Lucy breaks down who her favorite holloywood movie crushes are...and are not. Then its on to discussing guns and them being used in two different situations where people pulled them to scare others off. We discuss the merits of this and whether it should looked at as something to be taken into consideration while working on gun laws.
Finally we have another exciting GAME ON/GAME OFF . And Lucy rears her claws when discussing a section of the Latin culture that is definitely her game off. Also Overtime is attached to the end of the show and another round of advice letters awaits your ears.
Real Radio, Real Honest....It's the Q!
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On this episode of The Q, Justin Deming re-appears to bring his liberal views to the front and center of current events....yet everyone get cut off!Mike Barsel's the general manager of 1420 WINI calls into the Q to explain to Mark that he would like to bring him to his knees in a race for the (clears throat) "Patriot Cup". Mike challenges Mark to come down to DuQuoin, IL for a race to find out who is the better "Merican" in what Mike (and many midwestern's) calls GODS COUNTRY. Well Mark accepts the challenge and puts it out there that he will be in Duquoin, IL on DEC. 17th (2013) for the rollerskating race, and then leaves Mike and the good conservatives of Middle America with some choice words.
Then its on like Donkey Kong....The guys discuss this issue with drug testing for Welfare recipients. Where as Mark is moderate and doesn't mind, Justin is hardcore against it. Mark puts the words to Justin and the discussion becomes quite enthralling. But that is just the start as Mark brings up Jingoism and Imperialism and how today's conservatives tend to ring the bell for those ideals without fully understanding the value of what they are saying and how they will accomplish that.
Finally its time for a dose of reality and the guys get into the new GAME ON/GAME OFF for the week. Will Producer Bobby come through like recent with a flub on the Game Off, or will he change his ways and bring around an amazing example for a Game Off. Take a listen and find out. Plus Mark and Justin have some seriously interesting choices for this weeks game. All this and you get some extra in the OVERTIME right after the end of the show.
Big Bobby jumps back into the co-hosting seat for another jaunt into the MOD/LIB (swing voter) political world. And boy do the guys have a little bit to talk about.
Seems as though Barack Obama wants to take some missiles, point them at Syria and launch. This all comes on the heels of Syria deciding to use sarin gas against their own people (allegedly). Obama clearly drew the red line a year ago and now he is implementing that aspect and being a man of his word (something the Conservatives hate). Mark and Bobby decide to take on the entire Syria discussion and flush out whether this is a good idea or not. Will it lead to potential World War with Russia chomping at the bit behind the scenes? We will have to see.
Also, Bill Delaney joins the guys to discuss the list of movies coming out this fall and the fact that one of Hollywood's greatest legends is deciding to quietly hang up saddle and retire from acting.
Also there are letters from the Listeners and a strange story regarding a man and his need to use feces while sorting things out with his significant other. Plus Mark and Bobby delve into a discussion about their children and things parents should and shouldn't focus on as they get bigger. Including a couple stories about the first time their children ever got hurt (accidentally of course).
Taking talk radio and turning it up to 11, this is the Q!
Well the proverbial sh-t hit the fan this week as the Benghazi situation released some emails and they seemed...at first...to show a coverup of mass proportions. But it was bascially a scam by Regressives trying to hate on the POTUS. But then the game changed when the IRS decided to release information regarding their outright refusal to accept applications from conservative based groups. Self admission is a pain way to go, but they went there and so did Mark, Justin and Jeremy when they took on the discussion this epsidoe.
Next who better to join them and make his return to the show than the gloating and spotlight hungry Travis Cook. Travis comes on to explain how one conspiracy theory (they didn't even knew existed) makes them all valid.
Finally, Rolling Stone recently took a readers poll of the worst bands of the 1990's...and some surprising names showed up on the list. The guys discuss. Its the Q.....Real Radio, Real Honest!
On this episode titled "Fallout", that is exactly what we are dealing with. Jeremy comes back on the show a week after his legendary one-on-one with Travis Cook to discuss the amounts of hate mail the show received (all from angry Conservatives that like "Hanging that POTUS from the HIGHEST TREE possible") after Travis' somewhat veiled racist comments at the end of the debate. Also, Justin has some things to get off his chest regarding the Boston Marathon Bombings, so he discusses the fallout of that too. But eventually all bets are off as we all discuss the potential rights/wrongs of smoking bans and why company's have to buy liquor licensing and things like that.
Its a raucous episode of the Q and the OVERTIME doesn't dissappoint as the gentlemen do a few more minutes discussing the top 3 movies for them respectively in the 1990's and 1980's.
NORTH KOREA wants to kill you and your family...and Mark Bland is here is to play devils advocate and question everyone else's dislike for the "hermit kingdom" including our own Justin Deming . Then Mark and Justin discuss the case of a student that tries to help his dad kick the habit and uses a unique way to get it done.
After arousing round of North Korea "ain't that bad after all"....Mark and Justin switch gears and are joined by Mr. AceFilms himself Anthony Cabral to discuss the Oscars, the big win for DDL in Abraham Lincoln "Vampire Hunter" and eventually a discussion on where this years Oscar fell on a 1-10 scale.
And finally, Mark pulls back the 4th wall and decide to discuss some listener hate mail that was, lets just say...extremely and overwhelmingly negative and coarse in its language. We couldn't even let this stay on the main show, we needed the uncensored aspect of the OVERTIME show to voice our opinions properly.