I Can't Add, But I Can Fight
5/3/2012 9:06:00 AM
MORNING SHOW COUNSELING:
Deb’s mental health is normally fine, but the bickering in studio is starting to take its toll. She can’t handle the yelling between Jason, Alex, and Nick. A few days ago it got so bad that she had to leave the room. Jason thinks the bickering is strengthening their relationship and Alex agreed. Well it’s not strengthening their relationship with Deb; she thinks they need therapy. Maybe Deb needs counseling more because it sounds like her problem. It's going to be Jason's problem when she stops showing up to work.
PRISONER PEN PAL:
We're big in prison, which means that we've had some long-standing relationship with prison pen pals, but today we got a new one. Shane sent us a letter from the downtown Austin jail to tell us he listens to the show every morning. He wanted to request a song but he doesn't get e-mail or phone calls so he requested it via letter. The problem is he doesn't know the name of the song or who sings it. He gave us some of the lyrics so we figured out it was "Never Let You Go" by Third Eye Blind. He also told us that our signal is the only strong one at the prison, so everyone listens to our show. We have a monopoly on prison radio - which is awesome.
DEB’S CREDIT SCORE:
Deb is in the process of refinancing her house. She sent her friend all her financial information and when he got back to her, her loan rate had gone up. She has great credit, so what happened? It seems that Deb owed $68 to a medical collection agency and it knocked 50 points off her credit score. Deb paid the agency so how does she get her credit back to normal? Jason said wait seven years and it will go away. She can’t wait that long. Is there a better option?
WHERE’S MY FLYING CAR?:
In this segment, Jason highlights something that scientists should have invented by now to make life better, but haven't - like the flying car. Oftentimes they've already been invented, and he just doesn't know about it yet. Jason knows this one already exists, but it needs to be more widespread – Wi-Fi on planes. He knows it’s out there because he took a United flight a while back and got to play Words With Friends the entire time. He flew on Southwest Airlines last week and there was no internet. It’s 20-and-freaking-12. Where is the internet?
Deb got nominated for “Innovator of the Year” award at work. Jason’s really happy for, especially considering he hasn’t been nominated for anything in the 12 years he’s worked here. Nick got nominated for something too, which just made Jason feel worse. Jason told us that he can’t go to the award show because he's going to make sure he has some other things going on. Alex noticed that the morning show was nominated for “Best Team” award, so maybe Jason can stop by after all.
Jason has a question for women – do you have control of your boobs? He was at a bar with a girl and she kept hitting him with her boobs. She never said anything about it and later told him she had a boyfriend. Was she flirting? Deb and our intern said she was. Touching someone with your boob can be unintentional, but multiple times is flirting. We had some listeners call in and agree. Too bad she didn’t make out with him. Her boobs wanted him, but the rest of her didn’t.
I LOVE YOU CALL:
At 8:50 Deb calls a random business and tries to get the person answering the phone to say, “I love you.” Today she called Blum's Corset Shop and talked to Sherry. Deb wanted to get a corset for her boyfriend’s birthday. She doesn’t know what size corset she would wear, but they do fittings. Sherry noticed Deb’s accent and told her that she’s taking a trip to London soon. They bonded over boobs and England, so Sherry gave her some love.
PET OF THE WEEK:
Every week we feature a lovely adoptable dog. This week we're looking for a home for Billie. She's a very sweet puppy whose jaw and pelvis were broken. She’s having surgery on her pelvis and has already had surgery on her jaw, which will be wired shut for 6 weeks while it heals. If you’re interested in adopting Billie, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. While you’re at it go to Love-A-Bull and take a look, so we can give some other pups great new homes too.
DOES DEB KNOW STUFF:
Every day we “trivialize” Deb by asking her quiz questions, then laughing when she doesn’t know the answers. Today she had Area Code Trivia. What city is area code 281 for? Deb said Houston; which was correct. How about area code 646? She guessed Detroit, but it was New York. Isn’t their area code 212? Not in that one episode of Seinfeld. That was a trick question.
Austin may be getting a new area code soon. City Council is meeting today to discuss adding a 737 area code to the city.
Junior Seau, former football player, was found dead in his home yesterday. Police reported the cause of death as a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.