// Being Mean Online // Outrage Fatigue // Problematic Faves // Favorite Stupid Media // Favorite Wrestlers // Wrestling Tall Tales // WWE HOF // Silks // Being Bad At Making Money // Job History //
On this bonus show Bryan had @TheSeanTCollins on to talk about music and TV. You are getting 2 bonus shows this week because we only gave you 3 in April.
// 90’s Hip Hop // Marilyn Manson // Classic Rock // Getting Back Into Metal // The TV Show LOST // Good TV // The Problem With Critics // Pro Wrestling // When To Quit A Show //
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Closing Song – Van Halen – Little Guitars
On this show Bryan talked to legendary poster @Leducviolet about
// Doing What We Do Best // Secondary Influencer Syndrome // Trump Talk // #theResistance // Political LARPing // Empathy // “Bernie Bros” // Acoustic Music // Take A Stand Against Genocide // Learn To be Uncomfortable // Free Speech // Fascism //
End Song – Mother Whale Eyeless – Brian Eno
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Hey guys, I found your show a few months ago (through Chapo) and I just wanted to let you know I love it and it’s making writing my thesis so much more chilled. I live in Britain but am hoping to come over to the States to finish my Ph.D. next year so it’s been great to geek up on random stories from there. Also, the zines are hilarious. Anyway I won’t be able to call into the show for at least another year, but if you want to hear a business tyrant/grift story from Europe then here is mine:
About 7 years ago I had finished my high school exams and was waiting to start university in September. I was spending the summer putting in more hours than usual at my part time job at Pizza Hut (a pizza restaurant chain). I had been working there for about a year, and I had told my boss in April that as it was my 18th Birthday in July, and it was the last summer with my friends before we all went our seperate ways, me ‘n the boyz were going for a 3 week Euro Trip – Amsterdam – Barcelona – Berlin – Prague – Croatia… kicking off literally on my 18th in Amsterdam. My boss said that was cool and even tried to show off talking about hookers n shit… Cool guy. Anyway, its getting to the end of June and I say at the end of a shift “ah, pretty much my last shift”. The boss went crazy saying I hadn’t told him bla bla they needed me bla bla. I said to him well, I’m sorry but I told you, you can fire me if you like, but I need my pay for this month I HAVE WORKED … otherwise the eurotrip will be ruined. He says he’ll only pay me for June if I work the first week of July (my birthday is on the 2nd of July, when we were booked to be in amsterdam… flights etc all already bought). My dick had almost been completely sawn off… but I rallied and played it cool while I worked out what to steal…. My Pizza Hut was the largest in the county, so we got delivered lots of deal menus and coupons and shit that other stores came to pick up from us. At that time if a table spent over £35 (50-60 dollars), they got a scratch card with which they might win an iPad. So, I rang my friend and told him to bring the car to the store, then when the coast was clear I emptied about half the boxes of coupons for the entire county into bin bags.. and left the boxes looking untouched. I then “took the rubbish out” back where my friend was waiting in his car, dropped them to him and then went back to finish off closing. That night me and my friend spent the night drinking rum and scratching…. we ended up with 7 winning coupons, and spent the next day driving around pizza huts collecting iPads. I sold them online and never went to pizza hut again, they didn’t pay me, but the eurotrip was bangin’. Anyway, keep up the good work.
On this bonus show Bryan talked to writer, activist, performer, sexpert, queer femme, and cat mom, Kitty Stryker!
// Take A Victory // Working At Hot Topic // Yelp Reviews // The Weird Ways We Talk Around Sex Work // Getting Out Of The Biz // Fosta-Sesta // Horizontal Activism // Fighting In The Streets // Giving Your Body To The Job // //
End Song – The Mountain Goats – This Year
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End Song –
Richard Hell & The Voidoids – Blank Generation
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End Song –
Disco Inc. – Ghost Of Mariano’s
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Opening Song – A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight
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My name is Unreal and I’m a listener in St. Louis. I’m writing to tell you a story about a breed of small business tyrant you guys don’t talk about much on air, but I feel like you’d appreciate. That’s right, I’m talking about Weird Dad Boss.
Have you ever been to one of those stores that seems like it’s family-run but the people who work there can’t possibly be related? For some reason I’ve temped at a number of these places, but the place where I currently work takes the cake. When people come into the store ask if we’re a family, we’re *supposed* to say yes. Weird Dad Boss often gives customers a fake name, so we’re supposed to say that we’re [fake name’s] son/daughter/grandson/daughter. The owner / patriarch is your classic small business owner who pays his employees minimum wage but thinks of himself as a nice guy. I should have been tipped off that things were going to get weird when I asked someone if we had to clock out for lunch, and she said yes but that we couldn’t actually leave for lunch because Weird Dad Boss likes to cook for everyone. Seems nice, right? Well…
Weird Dad Boss has a dog that he brings to work that sits in the store most of the day. When we’re at work the dog is all of ours, which means I sometimes have to walk and feed it. No big deal, right? One day early on I went to the mini-kitchen in the back of the store and noticed that there was a large quantity of chicken boiling in water on the stove. I asked what it was for and Weird Dad Boss said that buying chicken was cheaper than dog food. When I went back to the kitchen later I saw that one of the other employees was eating the chicken, which I pointed out was for the dog. He laughed and asked what the difference was anyway. I guess he’s right, but I would rather bring my own lunch than eat dog chicken. When I asked if I could do that I was told it would really hurt Weird Dad Boss’ feelings.
A few weeks later Weird Dad Boss asked me what I was. As an off-white person in the Midwest I get this all the time and it doesn’t really bother me. Once he found out I was part Japanese he began making increasingly questionable comments– once telling an Asian-American customer that she and I were “probably cousins.” The strangest thing to happen so far took place shortly after. I came in to work one day and found a large (2 x 3 ft) framed print of a Japanese woman behind my chair. Sometimes Weird Dad Boss rotates the artwork that hangs in the store so I didn’t think much of it. When Weird Dad Boss came in he kept asking me leading questions about how nice the painting was. Finally he admitted that he’d gotten the painting at a garage sale *for me* because he thought the woman looked like me, and he hoped that I would hang it up on my wall. I refused and he continued to insist that I take it. When I told him that I found it a little bit racist he backed off, but hung the painting right where I can see it, where it hangs to this day.
Then he announced we were having something I would like for lunch: “Chinese food.” I got excited because I actually like Chinese food, but it turned out to be the same boiled chicken with soy sauce on it.
Anyway, those are my stories! You guys get me through the day.