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Rage Against Your Insides - ATS - 2.21.24

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.)

Hump Day here and the weather is going to be amazing so you know what that means, day drink....err I mean, fun silly topics. For example, the Daily Discussion Topic was spawned from Prison Tattoo whose mother was a 4th grade teacher at his school. Though she wasn't the direct teacher to him, her general presence was felt so that meant getting away with things was hard. This trip down memory lane led Angi to recall her own 4th grade experience where she got in trouble at school (shocker.) See, it was parent teacher conference time and after the meeting, Angi's mom ended up in the car pissed. Her ire came from being embarrassed after Angi's teachers told her mom that she was boy crazy and sitting in boys laps (nice to see that some things never change.) She was also considered the class chatterbox but jokes on Mrs. Silk because Angi turned that into a career. She was also voted as the class clown and got suspended a bunch, like for that one time when she brought liquor into the locker room during cheerleading (God, she was cool in high school.) As for Marris, he was a nerdy jock in high school who loved the Ninja Turtles and was always gaming...timeless, isn't he? We did learn though that Marris' delicious voice was the same in 5th grade as it is now but he was not able to grow facial hair until college. I, on the other hand, had a goatee in like the summer of 8th grade and kept that nonsense until I realized beards were cool and never looked back (unless shaving it off for a Halloween costume.) So, we've dug up what hasn't changed since high school with the studio crew but how about the roadies? Up first on the Request Line was Jessica who, much like Angi (cough,) was an easy girl in high school and that has not changed. She is a take charge, do it on the first date and does what she wants kind of woman (and honestly, she's awesome for that.) Head Roadie Bob said his haircut, velcro wallet and keyring have all been the same since 16 though the keyring has had plenty of attachments since then. Megan was and still is the mom of the friend group, always making sure everyone is having a good time (been there.) Angi is the same way as well and chalked it up to being an anxiety thing. Anthony was the guy everyone knew who was always coming to sports games and parties and liked to dress up in a gorilla costume. He still has that costume and tends to wear it on occasion while riding his dirt bike. Mike weighed 185 in high school, eventually went up to 240 and is now back down to 185. 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:

Cue up Sarah McLachlan because Angi's eyeball is going to fall out. Wait what, we're over that end of the show ailment that we couldn't stop talking about yesterday? Uh, okay pivot then to another near tragedy that almost befell Angi after she left work yesterday. While she was trekking through the parking lot, Angi went to toss her water bottle out in the trash. At the same time, she also thought she had thrown out her spectacles, you know those orthopedic coke rim bottled glasses made for old women with failing eyesight. After searching all the likely places they could have been like the house (the liquor store, her wine cellar,) Angi considered retracing her steps back to work to go dumpster diving. As she slipped on her rubber gloves though, Jay the Straight walked in and revealed Angi's glasses. They happened to be lying in the mulch patch in the front yard and had apparently fallen off while she took the dogs out to poop. I should add she also tried to take them off and they weren't on her face so that's how she realized they were gone. Marris explained that doing that was not as bad as looking for your phone only to realize that you're holding it. We capped this foray into blindness with Marris talking about his vision is okay for now but it's probably getting ready to fail him like Angi's brain and my liver.

Speaking of organs, a woman is getting some wild feedback for not wanting to give her dying sister one of her kidneys. Aside from probably having to cut back on all the fun things in life, the main reason why the kidney is not for sale is actually kind of petty. It turns out that the dying sister was mean to her throughout her childhood with belittlement, name calling and physical assault. The biggest gripe was that the sister never apologized for being a massive bitch to her. There was no adult realization of perhaps I was being a brat and I should maybe say sorry for being an awful person. Instead of revisionist history trying to downplay the awfulness, there was nothing offered up. However, the sister does need a transplant to survive and that's where the debate part comes in. Since she made her life hell and never showed any sort of remorse, the sister has decided she doesn't want to depart with the piece of her. There is pressure from the family to donate the kidney and you know, save a life and she's being labeled as heartless to not give it up. Angi explained though that even though her sister owes her $10,000 that she's never getting back, if put in the position she would do it. Marris was in the same boat and I guess I am too. After all, we're all kind of a-holes growing up and there's a need to mend fences because we were not well adjusted people as kids (some of us aren't as adults either to be fair.) Her stand still though is why sacrifice herself for someone who showed her no kindness or compassion, which is a fair assessment but not on a life or death scale. It should be noted though that everyone in the studio crew is an organ donor but Angi did say that outside of family, there's probably a few people she wouldn't give organs to. The reality is this is all pretty petty stuff and in life and death, that's silly. If you want revenge, give her the kidney and then kidney punch her for being rude her whole life and not bothering to mend the fence.

Finally, a small word of advice. Before naming your kid, you should probably check Google to see if the name means something. Over on Reddit, the cousin of a recent mom went on to discuss how the 20 year old named her baby girl a combination of grandparent names which ironically were Harvey and Charlotte. Her chosen name for the bouncing bundle of joy ... Harlot. She also did not tell anyone the name of the kid until it was first presented to them and the results were as expected. From "why did you name her after a whore" to the mom crying, it was a mess. The cousin has decided to name the baby Piglet for now since it is pink and bouncy. Basically, this was done to showcase how dumb people can be and luckily since it was caught early, it could be changed and dealt with before she becomes an adult. After all, imagine entering the job market and your name is Harlot. Even better, imagine being in school and you read The Scarlet Letter and realize you're a hoe. That said, there were chances that Marris would have been a Mariah if he was a girl and Angi was almost Tanja. Luckily for us (for the stories,) Angi's friend Jordan has pointed out that Tanja tends to come out when Angi drinks.

Request Wars 3.0

Current Champion: Angi (3x)

Angi's Song Choice: “Chop Suey" by System of a Down

Marris' Song Choice: "Renegades of Funk" by Rage Against the Machine

Winner: Marris

10 O' Clock Toast:

Toastee: Bangable Beer Cans

A company called Blush has done something that I'm shocked has not been done yet, they've made a male mastabatory aide in the shape of a beer can. This 16 oz fleshlight toy is called Schag's and comes in three flavors: lager, ale and stout. We also learned last week there are Stanley Tumbler fleshlights as well in case you want to be basic AF while you get off.

Show Quotes and Tidbits:

"You guys, go bang your beer!" - Angi

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