Its time to pull off the FCC restraints and get a little off color as Mark, Krueger and Bobby decide its time to talk death. Well not quite death, more Bobby brings up a hilarious obituary that he rattles off to the guys. This of course leads into a serious discussion of the ability to choose to commit suicide if you want to....but that is only after some more letters from the listeners where the famous Doctor Matt jumps in to decipher the problems of the world.
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Its time to go uncensored with the guys. Matt, Andy and Mark discuss some more questions from the listeners. First the guys tackle some of their favorite horror movies and discuss the new movie "The Conjuring" has just been released. Mark talk about musician/movie director Rob Zombie and his "penchant" for making great horror flicks off the cuff.
Then they tackle a letter from a girl that involves her open relationship and all the craziness that goes along with it. Plus there are some attachment issues with one young soul and the guys bust through how to handle those relationships. Andy then goes on a tear explaining what a guy needs to do to make a lady happy FOREVER.
A must listen episode...
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On this OVERTIME, Mark and Tone Cabral break down the story of the kid from the main show and his "vigin dliemma". This takes tony to another spot mentally that he can t comprehend.
Then the two guys talk a little movies including some of the things that Tony has been still waiting to see this summer like "Gravity" and "Pacific Rim". which eventually leads to some Q & A regarding the guys "Favorite beginning to a movie EVER.
All this and much more await you on OVERTIME 129!
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It's the age old Pro-Wrestling discussion that never gets old (but really it is WAY OLD).... What if Sting were in the WWE? Of course, that is always immediately followed with a bunch of drooling of who could fight who and where the story lines can go. Well let me give you a heads up on this latest round..... NOWHERE!
Recently it was put out there that Stinger had reached out through connections and discussed the potential for a final move to the WWE. When and if this happens, it is almost a guarantee that he will retire. Probably one more match at Wrestlemania against Undertaker or Triple H just so he can say he fought him when they both were at the top of their game. Then immediate retirement and gone. There won't be any story lines that are drawn out or a line of opponents for him to drive through before its over.....nope, just one match and gone.
So the question is....is this good for WWE and Sting? Probably and only for one reason. The merchandising deals that can be put into place. Sting is truly an ICON in the sport and his merchandising is worth millions to a company like WWE. Plus they have the vehicle that is powerful enough to still get long run play financially out of older retired characters and their likeness. Hell just the thought of a STING character in the next WWE 14 video game is enough to get a ton of people to jump on top of it.
So with this said, and the age that Steve is at, there is a probable move to the WWE to solidify that merchandising deal and his final bid to enter the HALL OF FAME. And we all know that there are other "hall of fames", but the one that really counts in the fans eyes is the WWE Hall of Fame. With out the big show and Wrestlemania weekend to be around it, a Hall of Fame bid seems mediocre..
So why title this "Stop it with Sting!" ? Well that is simple. We need to stop everything with Sting. He probably really only has one GREAT match left in the tank (everything else seems phoned in recently). We nee d that match on the "Biggest Stage of them ALL" and it needs to be against someone legendary (including Cena...regardless of your opinion). And they need to Retire him and put him in the Hall of Fame so he can stop all of it. No more bad angles. No more discussion of jumping ship. No more "one more time" chants. No more anything. It is time for Sting to move on.
Now I get that this might not be a popular opinion. And that is fine. I am one person with one viewpoint. But I think we all know that the guy that holds on too long tarnishes his reputation. We all love Ric Flair, but he's become the Dick Clark of Pro-Wrestling. Every year they would roll Clark out on New Years eve and it was fine until the stroke. Then it became a sad state of affairs and each time the fans would say "they rolled him out again and he looked worse". Well that is where Flair is and we don't want Taker and Sting to get to. Sometimes opting for the RYU-esque walk off into the sunset is a more fitting end for our heroes and favorites.
On this Overtime, Mark and Jeremy decide to continue answering some valuable listener questions when they are hit with this one:
"If Movies were not fiction and in fact all REAL, which movie have you seen that would be the most disturbing to you?"
This leads to a indefinite plethora options of famous movies and how we would percieve them from this uniqu point of view. Plus the guys take on a listener email that leads to a heavy discussion of how the military in the USA is viewed from many different eyes. See Mark and Jeremy don't always agree on everything!
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The Idler Academy's inaugural Bad Grammar award was bestowed last week on 100 academics who wrote an open letter to Michael Gove in March criticising the education secretary's revised national curriculum. The letter reads at times as if it was written by committee, but does it really display "the worst use of English over the last 12 months by people who should know better"? Hardly. Like many such gongs, up to and including the Nobel prize for literature, the Bad Grammar award looks suspiciously like the continuation of politics by other means. One of the three judges was Toby Young, whose latest book is How to Set Up a Free School; Gove apparently told fellow guests at a Spectator party last year that he'd like Young to stand as a Tory MP. "The 100 educators have inadvertently made an argument for precisely the sort of formal education the letter is opposing," Young said. Steven Pinker (no soft leftie) put it slightly differently in The Language Instinct 20 years ago: "Since prescriptive rules are so psychologically unnatural that only those with access to the right schooling can abide by them, they serve as shibboleths, differentiating the elite from the rabble."
Despite all that, it's still the case that some ways of writing are clearer and more elegant than others, and some of the shibboleths are worth following for the sake of clarity, elegance and consistency (I'm fairly sure I don't think that just because I'm an editor at the London Review of Books). They're conventions not rules, however, and different conventions apply to different kinds of discourse: constructions that are unacceptable in so-called Standard English and wouldn't find their way into the LRB or the Guardian – a reinforcing double negative, say – are more than fine in other registers (eg "I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more").
Bearing all that in mind, here are nine conventions (the number as arbitrary as everything else) that are more or less worth adhering to, depending on context, though none of them are hard-and-fast rules (and, yes, I have tried to discreetly break most of them in this preamble).
1. Dangling (or unattached) participle "Going to the shops, a dog ran in front of my bike." The dog must have been worried they were about to run out of bones at the bone shop. Dangling participles are best avoided because they can change the meaning of a sentence. And while it's true that most readers will be able to understand what you're getting at, it's still worth saying what you mean. So: "As I was going to the shops" or "On my way".
"Which is appropriate to non-defining and that to defining clauses," HW Fowler wrote in his Dictionary of Modern English Usage (1926). "The dog that ran in front of my bike had floppy ears." "The dog, which had floppy ears, ran in front of my bike." It's often a fine distinction, and was very possibly invented by Fowler, but it can nonetheless be useful. As with dangling participles, it's about saying what you mean.
3. Split infinitive
One of my English teachers once told us that the critic Helen Gardner's last words were: "My dear, try never to split your infinitives." A nurse had asked her: "Would you like me to gently prop you up?" Split infinitives are worth avoiding to keep pedants at bay, but there's nothing actually wrong with them, and a split infinitive is preferable to an inelegant alternative. "To boldly go" is resoundingly iambic, the alternatives – "boldly to go" or "to go boldly" – either flighty or leaden. The rule against splitting infinitives was supposedly invented by Dryden, by analogy with Latin, in which the infinitive is a single word.
Whom is on the way out, and won't be much missed. There's nothing wrong with saying: "Who am I speaking to?" The stiffer formulation "To whom am I speaking?" can be useful if you want to be stiff. But no one would ever say: "Whom am I speaking to?"
5. Ending a sentence with a preposition
Like beginning a sentence with a conjunction, this is always completely fine. As Winston Churchill never actually said, it's the kind of pedantry "up with which I will not put".
6. Due to
The idea that "due to" is wrong, but "'owing to" is OK is bogus. They're both wrong if used to mean "because of" and both OK if used to mean "the result of". "Due to unplanned engineering works, the train to Basingstoke has been cancelled" is a mistake. "The train to Basingstoke has been cancelled; this is due to unplanned engineering works" is fine. Still, "due to" is best avoided because it leads to formulations such as "due to the fact that", which is a really clumsy way of saying "because".
7. Greengrocer's apostrophe
"Carrot's" and "apple's" are not so common, but almost everyone occasionally writes "who's", "it's" and "you're" for whose, its and your. That's the problem with following rules – such as the rule that possessives are distinguished from plurals by an apostrophe – sometimes they don't apply.
8. Different from, not to or than There's no very good reason for following this rule, but then there's no reason not to, either.
9. Using the subjunctive in conditional clauses
And finally, another one that's worth paying attention to, because altering the mood alters the sense. The subjunctive is used to describe a state of affairs that isn't the case. "If the dog were hungry, it would run to the bone shop." This means the dog isn't hungry, as we can tell because it isn't running to the bone shop. "If the dog is hungry, it will run to the bone shop." This means the dog may be hungry, we'll have to wait and see.
Mark and Jeremy play a quick game of would you rather....cause the main show was definitely all the good stuff.
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This is AWESOME. A Comedian named BRICK STONE has decided to question the Westboro Baptist Church....Hilarious!
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SO this past week I was invited to guest on the Turn the Radio Off show out of Detroit, Mich. Mike and Kyle have been on my show in the past and I though it was worth it to return the favor. So take a listen and let me know what you think through the contact page!
We talk about me talking people down from wacking it on Chat Roullette, whose music careers I have ruined through my day business and Why there is a need to Tap Detroit!