10/18/2017 - 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: A round of "would you jump?" Free Beer was a serious gym soccer player Steve's still short a ton of wedding RSVPs 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 !
10/18/2017 - Nine-year-old and Oakland A's super fan, Loren Smith, had lost his entire collection of memorabilia when he and his family lost their home in the Northern California wildfires. Smith wrote a letter to the A's explaining how much of a fan he is and what all he had lost and it immediately went viral. The Athletics' president Dave Kaval tweeted that they would be happy to outfit Smith's whole family in A's gear. All of a sudden, former players, fans, and other teams rallied around Loren and are all helping to restore his collection! Loren also has a pretty mean announcing voice so we will definitely be on the lookout!
10/18/2017 - Two cops and someone who we can only assume is Garth from Wayne's World were chasing a woman while this guy was taking a video from his porch. Garth misses the woman while the two cops were hardly making any kind of attempt to sprint after her when the male cop tells the porch guy to "grab her!" The guy on his porch then says "Grab her!? What are you takin' about!?" The cop, who still doing the kind of run you do when someone is holding the door open for you so you shuffle a little faster so they don't have to wait, is disappointed. He then asks porch guy, "Come on, aren't you a good citizen?" This now begs the question, who would try to stop her? Most of us here probably wouldn't unless someone has some awesome fighting skills under their belt we don't know about!
10/18/2017 - Dr. Pamela Gaudry was on a flight that was carrying the remains of an Army Staff Sgt. from Philadelphia to Atlanta. In regular fashion, the captain asked that everyone remained seated while the fallen soldier got off the plane first and honor guard took him out. While everyone was seated Gaudry, a widow of a Navy captain, went around and asked other passengers if they would join her in singing the National Anthem in honor of Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright. Unfortunately the chief flight attendant told Gaudry it was against company policy and she was not allowed to sing. Now we are in a time where our National Anthem has become a somewhat politicized occurrence, but Gaudry says she is "humiliated" by her "lack of courage" for not just singing anyways. Some still applauded Gaudry and others pointed out that often military protocol requires silence for such ceremonial occurrences. Wright's brother released a statement saying, "People pay tribute in many ways and we are honored that this was her attempt to do so." Delta has since apologized to Gaudry and explained their policy and all seems to be well again!
10/18/2017 - As if running a marathon isn't hard enough already, there are some people who decide to make it just a little harder. Irene Sewell of Chattanooga, Tennessee is a runner and has ballroom dancing experience. After reading about a woman from London who was attempting to break a world record for running a marathon in high heels, Sewell thought, " Why not me? " So for the last few years, she's been training. And over the weekend, she did it. Irene set the world record for a high-heeled marathon, beating the previous record holder by two minutes! She finished in just under seven-and-a-half hours, at a pace of approximately 17 minutes per mile. Pretty damn impressive, considering she was wearing freakin' high heels!
10/18/2017 - Billy Corgan recently made an appearance on The Howard Stern Show where Corgan said that he has seen someone transform " into something other than human.” On the show, Stern and Corgan got on the subject of Corgan's interview with Alex Jones, who we all know is crazy animated and has some crazy theories. Stern brought up the fact that Jones believes in "a race of lizard people" to which Corgan replied, “Not to add to the conspiracy, but I’ve had paranormal experiences in my life that sort of lend itself into that category.” Corgan then explained his experience without going into great detail but said he was completely sober, turned around and saw the person "transform" and acknowledge it. It was, according to Corgan, " up there with one of the most intense things [he's] ever been through.”