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Dude Movies - ATS - 3.25.24

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.)

Well, the week begins anew once more and if you spent the whole weekend drinking and watching Road House, you probably barely noticed that it passed. Instead of considering the lackluster of it all though, let's look into the Saturday night Angi and HP had when they went to see Ali Wong. First, we learned that HP is not a fan of time and that if you intend to see her, schedule everything after 7 P.M. because otherwise she will be an hour late and Angi will end up smoking outside alone while people watching. However, when the pair did eventually get together, they got high and in turn, became junior detectives. Before explaining why these two sleuths (you thought I was going to something else, didn't you?) discovered a secret, let's review the show itself. Apparently, this was the first stop of the tour which meant the show was working out the kinks. Being in the 3rd row is usually a treat but when the show is a 7/10 or C (though in my mind C is 5/10,) you're just happy that you broke into the Gas Station Sushi stash prior to going in. What led to the duo's consideration of opening a detective agency though was the opening act. This Asian guy was awful. He checked all the boxes, unfunny, uninteresting and just plain bad. However, it seemed that two people did not agree with our pair as the two women sitting behind them were loving all his jokes and totally yucking it up. Whereas this could have been a disconnect in comedic style, the fact that no one was loving the jokes showcased the reality of what was occurring. These women were obvious plants and it was made further apparent by the laughing tone they had used for each thing they found "funny." These "laugh fillers" who were clearly hired by his team are nothing new and tend to be used in anything that is going to be recorded. Marris further added to this by explaining the hard cam side of wrestling shows like when he went to a Monday Night RAW taping and noticed the tarped off sections of the arena that never make it to TV. The same is also done at concerts with random insertions in the upper rows because the people who can afford to be that close are usually there due to some variation of extreme wealth or ability to do it though the desire for the show is not there. These tricks are all for perspective, to showcase while also appealing to those who are not there by making something seem better/bigger than it is, which in turn creates a kind of FOMO for the next one. We did learn though that while high, HP found herself laughing more at the two girls laughing behind them then the opening act bombing onstage and that it only takes a few High Noon to put the girl down.

Other Stuff from Today's Show:

Returning to the weekend for a second helping, our Daily Discussion Topic centered around Angi's inability to pick something to watch this weekend. She "almost" convinced herself to watch the new Road House remake because everyone on social media seemed to be talking about it (Marris agreed women were in a tizzy) but she instead opted to watch a Martha Stewart documentary. This shot of testerone was all she needed though to construct a topic about dudes, specifically what the roadies favorite dude movies were. Turning to her main dude Marris, he offered up two movies from his list. First up was Tropic Thunder, which could never ever be remade today due to the themes and use of black face, among other things. The other was Super Troopers, which Angi had never even heard of and is shocking to me because as she is a lover of all things green, you would assume would be something she has seen and loved. For her offering, Angi threw in the Rocky movies. Normally, I'm the movie idiot when it comes to this show because I watch so many but honestly, "dude" flicks are not my thing though I do have a Road House watch scheduled for some point soon. Since we have contributions from us, let's pad out the rest of the list with the roadies takes from the Request Line. Hayley started off with Hell or High Water, a movie featuring Jeff Bridges and Chris Pine that her boyfriend dragged her to see. Some kind of Western bank robbery flick (yawn) that she found to be cool and broadened her dude flick horizons. Jacob said Happy Gilmore though he is so-so on the word that a sequel is coming. Head Roadie Troy said Dazed & Confused which essentially launched Matthew McConaughey and allowed him to play the same dude for ages. Marty said Training Day which is a movie apparently in Angi's top 10. Marty also has it in his top movie list and his wife was keen on it the first 25 times she saw it before just leaving the room any time it was on after that. Ryan said Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and ironically, that was another movie in Angi's top 10. Andrew offered Days of Thunder as his pick and Angi reminded us that's when Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise started dating (gee, that felt like centuries ago.) Dan was last in line and brought a literal dude movie Dirty Harry as his pick. 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.

Next up, we here at The Angi Taylor Show are always looking to break the biggest news and today, we bring some for baldies. That's right all your beautiful bald bastards, apparently toupees are coming back in a big way. Sure, this doesn't apply to Marris who has a beautiful head of hair hidden under a hat but could benefit the sexiest bald man I know Pitb...err Jay the Straight. There are apparently hyper realistic (see: expensive) new wigs that are starting to come into style. These lace fronts use real hair which explains the cost (thousands of dollars) and why they look so good. However, once glued to the scalp, they can be cut and styled like real hair and do not need to be reapplied for six months. Now, there's a point to be made that you may need a new wig every year or two but overall, it's cheaper than hair transplants and this is kind of normalizing wigs for men. Let's keep in mind though (as I stated earlier,) Angi is married to a baldie and he embraces it very well. In fact, when she initially started dating Jay the Straight, he was hanging on to scraps and one day, he decided to just shave it all away. It was then that Pitbu...err Jay the Straight gained a confident swagger that a hot bald dude has and works it so well. So basically, if you're patching, get rid of it or if you're rolling in the dough, drop on one of these new wigs. Either way men stay winning still and Angi is upset because women are losing yet again.

Finally, on this show, when we become known for something we tend to run it until the wheels fall off. For us, sticking things that don't belong in your holes is that current thing which is why we have yet another addition to a topic that got a three part documentary a few months back. Today's story comes from Vietnam where a 34 year old man is recovering from major internal damage after a 12 inch eel was removed from his abdomen. After the doctors repaired his intestines and questioned how the eel got inside him, he clammed up and couldn't explain how it was basically shoved up his butt. Angi, once again, questioned what is wrong with men while Marris felt bad for the eel. After all, it was probably yanked out of a dirty river and shoved up a dirty canal. What was the most disturbing part of all of this was when opened up, the doctors discovered that the eel was still alive. Though we don't know what happened to the eel, the assumption was that it hopefully got a weekend in Bali or is on a yacht in Ibiza after all the trauma it endured.

Request Wars 3.5

Theme: Songs By Rocker's Who Died too Soon

Current Champion: Marris (1x)

Angi's Song Choice: “Walk" by Pantera

Marris' Song Choice: "Grind" by Alice in Chains

Winner: Angi

10 O' Clock Toast:

Toastee: Sleep Tourism

Places to stay are now latching onto the idea of sleep tourism which is just a way of increasing the ability to get good sleep while staying there. Among the items include mattresses that regulate temperature, offering sleep masks, soothing lights and colors in the room and adjustable beds. Not on the list is Michael Jackson's sleep milk that Angi so desperately wants. For all this, Angi suggested getting naps in places like your car, the furniture store after you pass Marris, on a plane and under a bridge. In fact, our next event might be a roadie sleep in with a nude Angi at Grant Park....

Show Quotes and Tidbits:

"You (HP) can get drunk on High Noon's!?" - Angi

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