Time for another installment of Bad Ass Avenue. In this episode we talk about Patriotism, Education and Utility Scams.
We say in the show that there are two kinds of patriots, there are your unflinching and unquestioning, die hard Amurricans. Those who suckle the misinformation teat and bleed red, white and blue. Then there are those of us who see the problems and ask the tough questions. We are often branded as unamerican and even sometimes called terrorists or communists. If you can’t tell I fall into the latter category.
I feel it’s our job as American Citizens to scrutinize everything from our daily lives to the goings on in our government. That blind allegiance is the biggest form of “terrorism” you can commit against your country. We here in America were supposed to be a country founded “of the people, by the people, for the people“, but sadly we more often than naught fall short of this idea. We have allowed our inner workings to be polluted by fat cat, big business minded corrupt individuals. Men and woman who do what is best for their pocketbooks rather than what is best for the people.
Switching gears now, let me ask you this….Would you be willing to send your kids to another school district to ensure their safety and a better education? Even if you knew it was illegal? Should money be the deciding factor in whether your children are safe and getting the best possible education? These are questions we asked on the show and the consensus of those who answered was Yes they would, and no it shouldn’t.
An Akron Ohio woman is being run through the wringer due to her desire for her children to go to a better school. She was sentenced to 10 years and slapped with a felony charge on her record, not to mention losing all the progress she has made towards becoming a teacher. All because she sent her kids to live with her father so they could have a chance a decent education. We want to know what you think about this one. Please feel free to call and leave a message at 1-734-743-1MWR.
Finally, we talk about how there are some rather unscrupulous companies out there trying to screw you out of money by promising you cheaper gas rates. When in reality they are raising them and locking you in to those rates for multiple years. They prey mostly on the elderly who most live on fixed incomes and would want lower rates.
We can banter and chat it up all we want, but the fact of the matter is that Fire Sale is book you NEED in your home library. Tom Sawyer is a great story teller and has weaved a great tale about greed and the effect it has culture and nature. You’ll see what it’s like when nature decides to fight back.
We love Tom, have been thrilled about making his acquaintance. We also love Philbert…..Philbert was the co-host for the evening. He had asked if he could come sit in on show and see what all happens behind the microphone, after seeing what we’re all about he asked if he could come back again sometime…..We said yes.
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Time to go to the ole mill and dig up some classics. It's an ole mill that produces bad movies. Doesn't make any sense? Whatever crazies. Well then, forgive my arcane comparison to an ole mill, and honestly how many more times can I say ole in this. Forget all of that, moving on. This week Death by DVD tackles the topic brought up by the excellent documentary Best Worst Movie. Many times Death by DVD has mentioned and sally forthed with maybe 1 and in some rare cases (remember that one show where Hank involuntarily vomited?) 3 horrible and even awful films in one show. This week (and you might want to put on your cups and your...I guess extra padded Maxi...well pads?) cause we have a whole collection of movies that will burn the nose hairs off a dead nun (reference). We talk about bad movies that are so damn bad that some how they transcend being bad and end up being some of the most enjoyable movies ever to be viewed. We got dead Indian zombies, two idiots in a phone booth, a big green Wes Craven mistake, Yog Kothag, and yes Scott Baio. That's right, it's either this weeks episode of Death by DVD or the greatest episode of Charles in Charge that ever graced syndication.
So we started off once again on a normal path for Bad Ass Avenue and we were once again derailed (only slightly so) by Speech Impediment Man. He ranted for nearly 35 mins about Hank Sawyer and tried to slam Hank and what he is doing. He called him every name in the book and I tried to calm Speech down, but it didn’t work too well and seemed to infuriate Speech more. Finally I gave in and went on the offensive with Speech and got him to calm down by focusing his attention elsewhere.
By the end of the phone call we steered it back around to our topics and proved to speech that though I may not be the kind of host his favorite man in the world is, I managed to prove to him that I have my place and am far smarter than I originally appear. Although you have to appreciate the irony of a man with a mental and physical handicap calling me an idiot.
Isaac Cuevas was in house again and we bandied about several ideas and concept about the topics we chose. We talked about the decline of journalism and revisited the DADT topic. Then just before Speech got on, we talked about that dumb-ass woman who fell into the mall fountain while texting. All in all it was a well rounded show. Give it a listen and leave some love, hate or indifference.
Ok, I can now release the stranglehold I had on my inner fan boy……I GOT TO TALK TO FUCKING BILL PLYMPTON! Ok now that that is out of the way. We had a good time last night yakking about crazy stuff on the internet and hanging out with the regulars.
I gave a not so brief run down of the crap I have been doing all week for the network site. I think it looks good and we’ll be moving away from the “beta” phase shortly. I am excited about this new unveiling and hope to hell you guys like it. My goal is to make TPBN your one stop shop for all the shows on the network, but enough about that you guys will get hit with all that info soon enough.
The reason for the conversation with Bill Plympton was to talk about his newest flick Idiots & Angels. If you are a fan of animation then by all means check out this film. It a great story told beautifully through imagery and though there is no dialogue the movie speaks volumes about the human condition. You can see the trailer at the bottom of this entry.
Also in this show is a phone call from Diva of the Dead, she called in to tell us about the two contests she has entered her photo’s into. Once we get the links to those contests we’ll be blasting your faces with them and trying to get the Diva all the votes we can.
We here at Death by DVD love only one thing more than we love rubber monsters, naked women and our mothers...getting knackered off our asses. This week, we selected movies that all need a little bit of help in one specific way. All of these films can be enjoyed on their own, but they all benefit from having a little extra chemical help. Basically, the more inebriated you get, the better these films get. We'll be discussing movies and the chemicals these movies need for maximum enjoyment. So, bring your bongs, beer coolers, glue bags and coke mirrors to this weeks episode. Please don't be stingy and share cause we are going to bring you the height of film exquisiteness.
D.I. Prime is back and this time he isn’t taking any shit. Witness Prime beat me up and rape my dog live on air. Ok so not really, but that would make for a hell of a show wouldn’t it? We spoke of many things and I am under the gun for other projects so just sit back and listen. You’ll also hear Bill Squire call in between shows of his. Bill said he’d be in town soon and that he’d just be an asshole if he didn’t make it in to the Pseudio live.
I dunno what the heck that was, but man it sure was fun. In this episode Isaac Cuevas joins us again and the whole show gets derailed (in a good way) by Sister Bertha Bangers and her friend Speech Impediment Man. Bertha was a pip and S.I.M. got angry at my sudden attack of explosive flatulence.
We started the show off as normal, talking about some issues going on in the news and world over that past week. It was suggested by one of long time listeners that I have Bertha on the show. Me being the guy that likes to make his fans happy, I contacted Sister and asked her to join us for the show…..little did I know the Pandora’s can or worms I was opening. What followed was a trip into the strange and hilarious. Enough squawking from me…click play and be entertained. BTW, I told you guys that 2011 would bring new and fun stuff.
On this weeks Death by DVD, we prove what asses we truly are by proclaiming some of the Greatest Movies Ever. You might say to yourself, "Gee, isn't that really subjective? Aren't the validity of movies qualities a matter of opinion?" NO!!!! You stupid bastards!!! Death by DVD tells you what to like and what not to like. Why are you listening to this show anyway other than to be told what to like and what to hold sacred? We go thru a list of movies that both Alex and Hank dub to be the greatest movies ever made. Are we wrong? Maybe....nah we're right. These really are some of the greatest movies ever. Basically if you don't agree then you are just plain and simple wrong. You might need to call the local school district and tell them to start sending the "short bus" to your home.
If you teach a homeless man to fish for gay carp, it’ll cause the birds to die and fall from the sky. O.K. so that isn’t even close to being accurate, but it does encompass all the topics talked about in this episode. We were joined by my friend Isaac Cuevas who is currently writing a college paper on the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. We talked a little bit about the repercussions of such an act and what it will really mean for future generations of the armed services.
CJ even called in to give his opinions on what it was like serving in the military during the DADT act as well as how the military has changed over the years from this man’s army to more of a sissified tweety bird brunch.
We also covered the bird and fish mass deaths as well as how the FOX Affiliate in Indianapolis thought it would be a good idea to exploit their homeless population. It’s a meaty show folks…grab a bib and dig in!