Our next Tournament of Pop Culture has the best Summer Movies (movies based in or around summer) as we came live for Always Forward Media to the Urban Arts Expo at the BottomLine in Soulard, MO. Some true heavyweights of Film on this competition and will you agree with the winner? Did you pick it to go all the way. Well we break it down on this Tournament of Pop Culture.
We have a fun thing we have been doing for years on the Q called the Tournament of Pop Culture.
When we were approached by Always Forward Media for some live shows, we decided to break out the format and try it in front of a live crowd. It worked great and people have been asking for more ever since.
On this first live forray, Mark Bland and Gary Weed host the Best Will Smith Movie as their first attempt. So many great movies to choose from and what Mark originally thought was a easy slam dunk...turned into quite the TOPC.
So listen and enjoy....and what do you think is the movie that the people voted on? Also do you agree? What movie surprised you?
All this and much more in this first ever LIVE Tournament of Pop Culture.
Oh another amazing week and another amazing Q show.
Producer Bobby and Jason Kull drop by to discuss all the happenings in the world. The show starts off discussing the recent Always Forward Media get together and how the Tournament of Pop Culture went over so well! This leads to a discussion about Will Smith movies, but not giving away the winner, some of what was discussed on the taping of that TOPC!
Next the guys get into discussing the St. Louis side of things and why they constantly gravitate towards propping up horrible people locally. Whether it be a Josh Hawley or a Leonard Little, or whoever...from the media to the papers, to the online side...STL loves propping up the worst offenders and leaving the decent people by the wayside for a few clicks. But if they worked to promote decent shows like The Q or Journey through LBS, or any other decent program...the notoriety from the market would Triple!
Finally this walks into a discussion about facebook jail and how many people are posting about it. But, as Mark states, is this some attack on morals? Or....is facebook just putting a face and name to people who are too scared to commit offline crime, but willing to show who they really are online? Maybe the people deserve the jail. The guys discuss this and much more on the Q!
What happens when you bring Jason Kull and Brandon Travis together in a room??? Well you get this episode of the Q. The two guys join Mark to discuss the current situation with North Korea, but more from the point of view of Europe.
Currently France, one of the main tenants of European power, is in the middle of an hotly contested election....and....it's starting to look like another "Trump-esque" victor in Marie Le Pen is on her way to overall victory. What does this mean for the region and the United States regarding the new tone set? Well that all gets discussed.
Finally Mark and his guests take a letter from a listener regarding Mark's tendency to have tournaments of pop culture and put unlikely things against each other. A listen named John sends in his 4 Disaster movies and wants us to match em up. Find out what movies are on the list and see if you agree with our choices and eventual winner.
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It's been a bit but Andy Echele, the former co-host of Absolute Wrestling Radio, brings his unique and direct brand of opinionation back to the Q. And what a perfect time for it too. Mark dusts off the old Tournament of Pop Culture and decides to break down the BEST DRUG MOVIE EVER for your listening enjoyment. Of course the classics make the list like Goodfellas, Scarface and Cheech and Chong.....but are they good enough to outlast and win the best of all time?
But before all that fun starts, Mark has to rant! Walmart has 50 check out lanes and Sams club has 20, but the number of checkers to lanes is not proportianate and sends Mark on a fuel rage because of the lack of common sense within the Walmart family in general.
Plus this past week, some secret documents got leaked out of Panama regarding the offshore accounts and assets of some of the worlds most power people. This has sent the world into a small tizzy, costing the president of Iceland his job and definitely catching the ire of potentially the most dangerous man in the world, Vladamir Putin. Mark and Andy discuss the impact and the eventual fallout if any. Plus Mark gives what he thinks is the US stance on all of this.
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The Q is a worldwide leader in opinionated talk/discussion and it is proven again when we welcome a fan of the show and guest from Russia, Vitaly (and his wife) to the show to discuss the differences in Russia and the USA. Vitaly is quite timid at first hoping to not sway the boat and say anything that might make Putin hate him....but before you know it, he calms down and spits that beautiful Russian Language.
And there is irregularity afoot when Mark walks in on Bobby doing food prep for his Rollin Around Egg Rolls and realizes that he puts onions in the Chicken Teryaki??? No one puts onions in Chicken Teriyaki except Producer Bobby! This becomes a running theme on the show as Mark asks Vitaly to back him up....but it doesn't go well.
Finally, its been a while, but the guys are ready for the next Tournament of Pop Culture. This time around they break down 32 GUY MOVIES to find the absolute best Guy movie of all time. Could it br Rocky, Predator, Goonies, Godfather or one of the others...we don't know, but we guarantee if you listen you won't turn it off as you see why the tournament breaks down the way it does. Eventually the guys crown the best guy movie and its a weird twist!
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Another week and another amazing rant from Mark Bland regarding the need for some men to handle themselves improperly while urinating in men's rooms. All the guys chime in and tell some juicy stories about the times that their bathroom experiences didn't go so well.
But the train don't stop there. Producer Bobby, Dan Walsh and Mark then announce the formation of TEAM Q for the upcoming Rollercoaster 5k being put on by Six Flags the first weekend in May. People can either run the 5k for prizes or RIDE the 5k equivalent in rollercoastering....OR BOTH. The Q is giving away spots to be on Team Q at the contest section of the website. If you love running and are interested, then visit and sign up!
Mark clears up some hard feelings regarding his opinion on an elementary school situation that happened in the St. Louis area. The guys then discuss Bobby's stories regarding a High School senior that wanted her baby to be involved in a high school yearbook photo, but the school removed it claiming it sends the wrong message. Also, with the Fort Hood massacre is fresh in peoples minds, a discussion on the base issues and what can be done ensues.
Finally its time for the NEXT Tournament of Pop Culture on the show. This time around, the guys tackle music and specifically 1990's music artists. It's such a huge category and so many need to be represented that they have divided this into 4 parts. Part one is on the show today and unfortunately this one is going to create some controversy. Who do you feel is the BEST ARTIST or GROUP overall from the 1990's music scene. Its all decided in Part 1 today!
Don't miss OVERTIME, specifically for the download only....it starts after the credits roll.
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