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DETHRONED - ATS - 2.15.24

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This is just a small taste of the show overall, the bits and bobs that I found interesting, funny, insightful and relevant. To hear everything that happened, check out the podcast of today's show. However, if you're looking for a quick read along with random self inserts and my personal thoughts, you've come to the right place.

Call in Point:

(This is the broadstroke canvas on which I base my call, obviously these notes are going to be longer and more detailed.)

So, after spending the night sorting through and definitely not playing with (wink wink) new unopened adult toys, it only makes sense that this morning Angi turned the Daily Discussion Topic into a game. Sure, it's going to be rainy and gross outside so why not have a little fun with our silly morning show. Finding a post on the 'Gram from Chicago History, Angi decided to snatch a question for us to contribute to. "I'm from Chicago, of course ______." Now, this might take a moment to register as to what is being asked so let's add some examples. "I'm from Chicago, of course I won't pick you up from O'Hare." "I'm from Chicago, of course I live in Naperville." "I'm from Chicago, of course I wear shorts when it's 50 degrees outside." "I'm from Chicago, of course I hate deep dish pizza." "I'm from Chicago, of course I do dibs every winter." Angi's contribution made sense since it is her 3 A.M. nightmare, "I'm from Chicago, of course I get lost on Lower Wacker." "I'm from Chicago, of course I don't put ketchup on a hot dog" did lead to some discourse as Marris explained he has a friend who got violently angry when a friend ended up doing it. Angi was probably that friend as she explained if she ever saw that, she would smack the dog out of a person's hand. One more example came before we got to the Request Line and the roadies input. "I'm from Chicago, of course I have to pick a baseball team." With that settled, we opened with Tara who offered "I'm from chicago, of course every other city's downtown is trash." We hard agreed on this one and I totally see her point. Jack said "I'm from Chicago, of course I live in Northwest Indiana." He also tossed in "I'm from Chicago, of course I put mild sauce on my pizza." Angi added that she likes her pizza spicy so she loads it with crushed red pepper and hot sauce. Mark called with "I'm from Chicago, of course the traffic sucks but the number 1 pizza makes up for it." Brie added "I'm from Chicago, of course it's the Sears Tower, not the Willis Tower." Angi expanded it by saying we will always say "Lake Shore Drive" and "Comiskey Park." Pamela tossed in "I'm from Chicago, of course I own a gun and have a pitbull." Don confused Angi slightly with "I'm from Chicago, of course I went to Northern Wisconsin and made a jackass out of myself." Then again, Angi actually believes we own all of Wisconsin so I can understand his sentiment. Tj brought us home with "I'm from Chicago, of course I torture myself by being a Bears fan." Though the same could also be said for the Cubs, Sox, Bulls and Blackhawks as they are all kind of a nightmare atm. If you are looking for more roadie thoughts or have your own, hit up our Facebook group (Angi Taylor Show) and drop us a comment.

Other Stuff from Today's Show:

Now that we've had our fun, let's get into the mess, shall we. Though most of these topics, while leaning toward the ugh, all seem to have a silver lining. The first involves new research that suggesting sniffing is the key to happiness. Before you get any ideas, put down your coke bags and your body waste brown bags because that's not the huffing we're discussing. Apparently, we can all stop wasting money on therapy because a list of certain smells exist to help us turn our spirits brighter.

* Vick's VapoRub - Angi can attest to this as she has recently taken up huffing Puffs Kleenex infused with them. In fact, the pair smelling salted a tissue in the studio after announcing this.

* Ground Coffee

* Coconut Oil

* Cumin Powder - Marris LOVES it.

* Red Wine - (I'm Angi, Glug Glug Glug)

* Vanilla Extract - Angi called this one out saying she is over vanilla and pumpkin spice as well. I guess basic bitch season is dead.

* Shoe Polish - We learned this morning Marris has never cleaned a shoe so he doesn't know how it smells.

* Ketchup - Big no from the studio.

* Orange Essential Oil - Big fans of it.

* Fresh Cut Grass - Angi enjoys it even though she is allergic to it.

We brought ourselves off the list when Angi and Marris talked about their love for gasoline and how Angi likes to get some on her fingers so she can smell them. Marris added that he also loves the smell of garlic and ginger. As for the reason why smells are good for you is they, like songs, tend to bring back and trigger memories. You get the comfort of those times to flood back into you and in turn, it can help you cease some of your worldly triggers. Angi further elaborated how even though her grandfather passed away six years ago, he wore "old man cologne" and so when she smells something akin to it on the street, it makes her happy to think of him. Honestly learning about this is kind of great because the iHeart mental health insurance is garbage and we can use all the help we can get.

Next up, have you ever dated someone and then when you got deep into the relationship (like a marriage) only to discover that they have been hiding financial problems. Money is always a hot issue and causes plenty of fights but it becomes more of an issue when one person is weighing down the other, with say things like debt or problems that cause them to have a lower credit score. To hopefully help alleviate some of this burden, a new dating app called Score is out to get rid of pesky undesirables with bad credit scores. The way Score works is it only allows members that have 675 or higher credit scores join. Luckily, this works for Marris and Prison Tattoo so we're good currently. Marris elaborated that buying his condo helped a ton in getting his score where it needs to be but obviously there are some caveats here. For example, as Angi asked, do you really want to give a dating app all your credit information? This sounds like a hacker's wet dream and would be entirely beneficial in targeting people for identity theft. Angi is already on top of irrational fear in these regards, making it so that she doesn't even like to give out her personal email anymore. Marris was a bit more open minded, saying he'd consider it because even though they'd steal his identity, at least he could get laid. Then again, he would have to consider that there might be women on the app specifically looking to take people's money (due to knowing that they have a good credit score.) The most reasonable thing to do is do what Angi and Jay the Straight did when they got married. Before deciding to take the plunge, they put their financial history on the table so no one would end up getting blindsided (outside of his secret gambling winnings.) You don't want to be someone who joins the quickie divorce club because you didn't realize that your partner owed more money than you've ever made.

Finally, Angi is asking about bathroom habits again but this time, Marris passed the test. When asked if he's ever lived with a girlfriend (he has,) Angi wanted to know if he ever went number 2 in her presence. Marris said that it was okay to go to the bathroom in the same house but not with the door open. Angi was thrilled with the response and then added that had he answered wrong, she would have dumped him. Marris, Angi, Myself (and anyone else in their right mind,) are part of the 63% that said it was a major no-no. Still, some people are comfortable with this and those people are clearly wrong in the head. Angi is a bit more ridiculous as she will even turn on the water when she goes pee even just to preserve the sexy in her marriage, seeing as she doesn't have much left to keep Jay the Straight from running off with Misty Mountains. Even when Jay the Straight and Angi are at a hotel, he'll go use the bathroom in the gym since the room proximity is a bit too small. Marris suggested a courtesy flush and maybe running the shower is all the hotel needs but Angi added that the shower water marinates the walls, holds the awful in the room. Basically, don't bring pimple popping, pooping and anything else gross around Angi.

Request Wars 3.0

Current Champion: Marris (6x)

Angi's Song Choice: “Bodies" by Drowning Pool

Marris' Song Choice: "Numb/Encore" by Linkin Park and Jay-Z

Winner: Angi

10 O' Clock Toast:

Toastee: A 109 Year Old Woman

A woman who recently turned 109 celebrated by playing Bingo with her friends at the retirement home. Angi brought this up because she is nearing that age and she wondered if you could drink in a retirement home. This only fell apart from there as you should come to expect from this show.

Show Quotes and Tidbits:

"I'm not talking to you cokeheads." - Angi

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