02/22/2018 - During today's Segment 17 , we talked about a variety of topics that we didn't get to on the regular radio show. They included: Today is a big anniversary A great Andy Reid video Sports memorabilia and memories from our past and (maybe) more! Want to watch the video? You need to be a VIP member to do so. You can sign up for a free 30 Day VIP Membership here !
02/22/2018 - As the founder of one of the biggest companies in the world and honestly probably an unlimited access money, it would make sense why Bill Gates would never end up at an average, every day grocery store. This is why Ellen thought it would be a hilarious experiment to see what Gates thinks prices are for products the average American buys. While it's fun to point and laugh at how Gates thinks a bag of pizza rolls costs over $20 we all know he went home to probably eat a bunch of gourmet pizzas and laugh at the fact we eat "spaghetti-flavored Tide Pods." Speaking of Tide Pods, we wish Bill Gates was the one selling them because he thinks a 72-pack of them only costs about four dollars. If only that were true... All in all, it's funny that Bill Gates is so blissfully unaware of what us common folk pay for things but also, can you really blame him?
02/22/2018 - Psychological Illusionist Derren Brown is known for exploring people's minds and how to manipulate them. Now, he is making his U.S. debut with his Netflix special The Push, but people are wondering if it is going too far or if it is even real. Apparently the show is testing how far can social pressure push someone to do something either immoral or something they would never do on their own. Specifically, as shown in the trailer, they are seeing how far they can go in order to see if people can be manipulated to commit murder simply because an authority figure made it seem it was the only option. It seems pretty risky, like it could leave people with unnecessary trauma or some form of PTSD, and we really do wonder if it is real. It's a lot to think about but supposedly the show is premiering on Netflix on February 27th so we'll see if it actually happens.
02/22/2018 - Each Thursday on the show, we play Dumber Than The Show Trivia for a $500 cash prize. Due to some instances of cheating in the past, we now require that all of our contestants be blindfolded and use GoToMeeting so we can watch them play and ensure that they are not cheating. This week, Justin took on Justin in Flint, MI on a $500 round of Dumber Than The Show Trivia . Listen to the clip below to find out if the pot increases for next week, or if it resets to $500!
02/22/2018 - It always breaks our hearts when we see kids who are sick. No one deserves to be sick, but especially young, defenseless kids. So we love it when we hear about people stepping up to help out kids in any way. The Dunkin' Donuts' Joy in Childhood Foundation did something really great for sick children recently when they donated $1.5 million to the Starlight Gowns program. Starlight Gowns is an organization that provides superhero-themed hospital gowns to children's hospitals around the country, so that these kids can feel like the true superheroes they are. Awesome, right?! Recently, TV station WNYT visited the Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center to interview some of the recipients of the superhero gowns. While interviewing nine-year-old Jacob Verchot about his new gown, the reporter said to him, " Maybe you can be a super news guy! " Jacob, who is in the hospital because he suffered a stroke, replied in a devastating manner by saying, " I'm too smart to be a news guy. " Game. Set. Match. Jacob. In all seriousness, great job by Dunkin' Donuts and the Starlight Gowns program. This will no doubt makes these kids' lives a little bit more enjoyable while they're in the hospital. As for the reporter who took that devastating haymaker from a nine-year-old, sorry about that bro. Time to hit the books and smarten yourself up a bit! Source: WNYT , h/t Matt Soriano
02/22/2018 - Matthew McConaughey is one of those men that everyone can't help but sit back and say "damn, now that is a beautiful man." Is it his ripped abs, his demeanor, or his deep accent? Let's be real, it's all of it. Carl's Jr., though, decided the best part of McConaughey to use to sell their new burgers was his voice! Except having him voice these trippy burger poems are extremely different than what we're used to! If you forgot, which you probably didn't, Carl's Jr. usually uses half-dressed women to sell their burgers so in the spirit of trying something new, why not use a man known for being pretty sexy. These ads for the new Western Bacon Cheeseburger feature McConaughey narrating a burger flying through space, talking about the onion-ring lassos on it, and saying things like "Woah Nellie!" and "buckwild beef." The company has released five of these ads in total and we can't lie that they're weird but they're pretty epic. Alright, alright, alright, McConaughey we see you. Source: UPROXX