Monthly Archives: August, 2014

Rumors

Rumors

Hello, Junkies!

Looks like we’ve begun to make it into the big time! We’ve just gotten word from TuneIn Radio that Junkiosity – The Pod will be added to their channel listings! You can check out the broadcast link HERE or search for “Junkiosity” on the TuneIn Radio app for iTunes & Android! We’re also on Stitcher Radio! Become a follower of both TuneIn & Stitcher to help us build our audience there so eventually we can get sponsors and bring you a bigger and better pod each week!

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Right off the bat we got a little dirty talking about an episode of Tosh.0 revolving around a scavenger hunt for a nude photo taken of Demi Moore back in the early-to-mid 1980’s. DO NOT do a GIS for this photo if you don’t want to have nightmares…

While Tallulah is entering rehab, Rumer Willis was celebrating her 26th birthday with a gun cake

We started out the show talking about the Timex Social Club song, “Rumors“, that decidedly became the “theme” for the show. A classic radio staple in the 1980’s, the song calls out the ridiculousness & hurtfulness of rumors.

Matty found a couple of articles on some of the more famous rumors that were passed around way-y-y-y-y-y before the internet allowed things to go viral instantly. Or how about these unsubstantiated celebrity rumors…

We all learned a new term for getting high anally – “Plugging“…

Not a rumor, but the truth – Adidas is coming out with a limited-edition pair of “pre-muddied” athletic shoes. The white shoes will be splotched with a grainy fake brown paint to give them that “worked in” look. They are only available in the UK at $216 a pair…

Another rumor found not to be true was that of an Ohio man who was pronounced dead over 20 years ago. His family had him declared dead so they could collect social security from the deceased man. Turns out he just ran away and started a new life and now the Social Security Administration is wanting the $47,000 back from the family. Not from him, from his family…

Yet another rumor waiting to be determined true or not, the Houston socialite that had her “glamour closet” broken into may have some explaining to do because the thief apparently told a local newspaper that all the items he stole were FAKE!

 

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Until next week, Junkies!

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Virgin

Like a Virgin

Hello, Junkies!

Looks like we’ve begun to make it into the big time! We’ve just gotten word from TuneIn Radio that Junkiosity – The Pod will be added to their channel listings! You can check out the broadcast link HERE or search for “Junkiosity” on the TuneIn Radio app for iTunes & Android! We’re also on Stitcher Radio! Become a follower of both TuneIn & Stitcher to help us build our audience there so eventually we can get sponsors and bring you a bigger and better pod each week!

Dan the Man brought up this article as the basis of this week’s pod, a woman in Syria was apparently stoned to death because she wasn’t a virgin but rather a widow (and didn’t tell her new husband). We will get a little “adult” here having some frank discussions about sex & virginity – so have some class!

Matty found this article in regards to a woman that was apparently “ruined” by the virginity pledge she made in church when she was 10 years old. Matty agrees with the end of the article where the woman says those who take the pledge should do it because they want to, not out of obligation…

A new low in the fast food lawsuit arena? Man claims he is disabled due to a “tainted milkshake“…

Want to be a teacher in Brazil? If you’re female and not married, you’d better be a virgin!

Jamie Lee Curtis recently revealed how she lost her virginity, talk about awkward…

Forget “The Real World“, “Teen Mom“, & a host of other “reality” television shows – now there is one that follows people on the hunt to losing their virginity (“Virgin Territory“)

A recent release to limited theaters, “Very Good Girls” follows two girls that made a pact to lose their virginity during their summer vacation. Kind of reminds Matty of the movie, “Little Darlings” starring Tatum O’Neal & Kristy McNichol from back in the 80’s…

On the movie tip, who could forget these gems – “The 40-Year-Old-Virgin“, “The Virginity Hit“, “The Last American Virgin“, & of course “American Pie“…

You gotta check out Garfunkel & Oates’ “The Loophole” (NSFW) as well as this group that both Dan the Man & Jen the Intern recommend if you like heavy metal music…

Dan recommends checking out Steve’N’Seagulls renditions of Iron Maiden’s “The Trooper” &  AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck“…

Jen’s into IceBreakers Frost as her vice this week, Matty’s liking “Mythbusters”, Dan’s not so sure…

 

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Until next week, Junkies!

Moving Right Along

Moving Right Along

Hello, Junkies!

Looks like we’ve begun to make it into the big time! We’ve just gotten word from TuneIn Radio that Junkiosity – The Pod will be added to their channel listings! You can check out the broadcast link HERE or search for “Junkiosity” on the TuneIn Radio app for iTunes & Android! We’re also on Stitcher Radio! Become a follower of both TuneIn & Stitcher to help us build our audience there so eventually we can get sponsors and bring you a bigger and better pod each week!

 

The title for today’s pod comes from the song featured in the classic 1979 film, “The Muppet Movie” as sung by Kermit the Frog & Fozzie Bear. Both Matty & Jen the Intern took a couple of day trips recently and recounted some of the fun stories.

Matty found an article that is going to limit/ban certain fundraisers from schools in an effort to curb childhood obesity. The gang talked of fundraisers they used to partake of & Matty told a story about how fundraising is done in parts of Texas. Appalling!

Gag me with a spoon! Someone catalogued some of the things that ended up in KFC fryers over the years (and no, they aren’t edible). The folks at HacktheMenu has a listing of “secret menu items” for a lot of the major fast food franchises. Anyone for a MonsterMac from McDonald’s?

Here’s that Girl Scout Cookie Fail that Matty talked about on the pod, all of us were crying laughing while watching it. You will too!

Dave Ramsey sent out a recent email newsletter talking about the 7 mistakes people make at restaurants. I know I’ve been guilty of a few… Whatever you do, don’t EVER send your food back according to Dan or suffer the wrath of the employees. (NSFW & NSFS)

New Mexico is proposing the requirement for childless recipients of food stamps to work at least 20 hours a week. Training & community service will count towards the work mandate, and it will extend a little for low-income parents & caregivers as well. Those that are pregnant, mentally/physically unable to work will continue to be exempt. Matty thinks that if someone who is able to work but can’t find any should still be able to volunteer or get some sort of additional training instead of sitting back collecting food stamps like “Lobster Boy” Jason Greenslate…

Coach Strong of Texas U has removed the Longhorns logo from team helmets and claim that players will have to “earn” them during training. The team has had it’s hands full with sexual allegations & sense of “entitlement” from being recruited. The coach may have something in order to ground the team members back into what matters most – playing the game…

Kind of off-topic (but when have we ever been totally on-topic?), we found this slideshow of what a British soldier would have in his possession from different periods ranging from 1066 to 2014. Matty thought that the 1915 kit was rather eerie with the gas mask & spiked trench club…

Matty’s been on a healthy mindset as of late, trying to each more fruits and vegetables. For those in the West Michigan area he recommends checking out Gold Barn Blueberries. It’s a U-Pick place which also offers already picked for those that don’t want to head into the bushes. At $1.45/lb for the U-Pick price, a great deal as well as good exercise. Matty likes U-Pick season because he can control the quality of the fruit himself (and save a few dollars while doing it).

Dan the Man has been getting his fix of the HBO show “Entourage“, devouring season after season. Based in part on the life of Mark Wahlberg, it follows the saga of “from the streets” Vincent Chase, his gang of friends, & their ride to Hollywood…

Jen’s been into Jalapeno peppers as of late (since being able to eat them post-extraction), fresh is best according to her…

 

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Until next week, Junkies!

Fat Stacks

Fat Stacks

Hello Junkies!

Looks like we’ve begun to make it into the big time! We’ve just gotten word from TuneIn Radio that Junkiosity – The Pod will be added to their channel listings! You can check out the broadcast link HERE or search for “Junkiosity” on the TuneIn Radio app for iTunes & Android! We’re still waiting to hear from Stitcher Radio (which may take a little longer for approval), that one would mean a whole lot more for the podcast due to the ability to “profit share” based on listeners & allow us to get sponsors for the show! We’ll keep you updated as things develop!

 

This week we talked all about dolla dolla bills y’all thanks in part to Dan the Man’s comment last week relating to the Barenaked Ladies song, “If I Had a Million Dollars“.

Mr. Liu (of whom Matty says is the Sir Richard Branson of China) bought a Ming Dynasty ceremonial tea cup for $34 million dollars and upset many by posting photos of himself drinking from it. They feel it is not being handled respectfully, Mr. Liu says he wanted to share in the experience that a Chinese emperor had centuries ago. Some people have too much money…

The gang talked about what they would do with a million dollars (and not Lawrence’s idea). Of course there is the practical, but the gang wanted to get to the extremes. Matty suggested maybe buying the world’s most expensive hot sauce or collecting some of the world’s most expensive beers (especially collecting all twelve of Brew Dog’s The End of History bottles – taxidermy bottles? Cool!).

The gang discussed how casinos are starting to really stick it to their patrons by lowering payouts on blackjack, effectively milking them for an extra $3 per hand on average.

They talked about the downside of winning the lottery with the stories of Mack & Virginia Metcalf, Abraham Shakespeare, and most tragic of all – Jack Whitaker.

Matty shared a little of a message from fellow Junkie Rachel that related to a previous pod about people using food stamps to buy junk food. He also shared a story about a gentleman that is buying homeless people’s panhandling signs in an effort to connect with and help them.

A sad reality as of late is this article that found 1 in 3 Americans have some form of debt collection ongoing. Las Vegas, Dallas, Houston, & some other southern cities have almost 1/2 their population in some form of debt collection status. Stagnant incomes, low-paying jobs, medical care costs are some of the reasons behind it.

Toby Keith has been named the top-earning country music artist of 2014 with Taylor Swift a close 2nd. Toby’s chart-topping hits combined with his tours, his bars, his record label, and now his own liquor, on top of his multi-million dollar endorsement contracts he is a money-making juggernaut.

And speaking of liquor, the gang discussed the fact that many distilled spirits made “by hand in small batches” by micro-distilleries are for the most part made in a huge factory in Indiana. Good or bad?

 

Don’t forget to donate to our GoFundMe page so we can upgrade our equipment and bring you a better pod!

 

Until next week, Junkies!