Some states are trying to pass a bill that would allow parents to access their kid’s text messages without a court order. Others states have already passed similar bills which require cell phone companies to allow parents access.
Slacker can’t believe how hard it is to get this information. He says when you get the bill you know what numbers your kid is texting, but if this happens and you are on a family plan, what if you also get what your spouse is texting. Should parents do this or just parent better. He thinks if a teen has a problem with this they should pay their own cell phone. Steve thinks parents should be allowed to see what their kids say. He is glad he doesn’t have kids for this reason.
Personally if I had kids I should have to see what they say without a court order. They are my kids and if they are a minor, I think it would be my business. I don’t think it matters if I am paying or not always. If they are a minor I should still be able to see it. With that said I most likely wouldn’t request this information unless something happened and I may need to get involved. I would hopefully trust my kid to make good decisions, and that I taught them well. Yet the information should be accessible to parents if they wanted it without a court order. I can understand what Slacker said about then having access to your spouse’s text, and I wouldn’t want to read them. Hopefully you can put in the plan who the minors are, or just request one of the numbers text.
Do you think parents should be allowed to look at their kid’s text messages?
Slacker and Steve are talking about things they have never done before that people do all the time. There has been a lot in the news about Sasha Baron Cohen and Slacker realized he has never seen one of his movies. Steve said he has never been a best man in a wedding.
Slacker has never seen one of his movies because he thinks the guy is stupid. Steve said he thought Borat was funny. Steve doesn’t really like weddings that much, he has been asked to be the best man but he has gotten out of it. He doesn’t want to have all the responsibility, he just wants to go. Slacker says he is going to get married again so Steve can be his best man. Slacker also has never had Rocky Mountain oysters even though he knows what it is. Both of them have never been on the light rail.
There are a couple of things I have thought of that I have never done before. I am of drinking age and I have pretty much had every type of alcohol but I have never had any kind of whiskey. Also for being a Colorado native I have never been to anything at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Lastly I have never driven a stick shift for longer than 30 seconds because I kill it trying to get to second gear.
Slacker has never seen a Sasha Baron Cohen movie. Is there something that everyone has done that you haven’t?
On Friday, Elaina joined us live on the air to discuss her problem. Elaina is getting married and was in town this past weekend for her bachelorette party. Since she is going to be a married woman, she had decided to give herself one last really great fling because that's what a bachelorette weekend is for. Right? On Friday, she also mentioned she had kept it a secret for a while from her friends, but since telling them, they have decided it was not a good idea. So, did she still go through with it?
…She did! Lodo was amazing! She had the best time and got exactly what she needed. She met a guy on Friday night that was so out of this world she just had to have him. He was a great dancer, so funny and very interesting. They not only went out Friday night, but Saturday night as well and they stayed up til like 5am talking! She has zero guilt, but there is one problem… Now that she’s home, he hasn’t stopped texting and calling. She even told him she was going to be getting married, but that’s not stopping him. Slacker says she blew it when she took it out of that realm of scratching an itch, but to Elaina that was all a part of the experience. Either way, it happened and now she needs to know how to get rid of this guy? Do you have any advice for her?
A woman in Salt Lake City was cooking beef stew and forgot to turn the stove off before leaving. When she came back there was smoke everywhere and she thought the house was on fire. Luckily it wasn’t on fire but the house smelled horrible for days and they couldn’t get rid of the smell. They had to move out and everything has to be thrown away and gutted.
Steve says forget cooking it just go get the premade stuff and heat it up. Slacker says he has to buy new silverware because someone gets a spoon in the garbage disposal and then it destroys the spoon and gets thrown around the room and breaks something.
I have heard other people’s kitchen disasters and I think that turned me into an overcautious person. I am always making sure that I turned the oven or the stove off. If I cooked something in the morning and I checked that everything is off, if I leave later in the day I still check before I leave to make sure everything is off even though I know I already checked. My worst kitchen story though is when I was little I put my hand on the stove burner. I have no idea why I did it but I burned my hand pretty bad. I have witnessed a few accidents but hopefully I will never have one.
Do you have a horrible kitchen mistake or known of one that happened?
Do you have a weird game you like to play with your friends?
Slug Bug is a game everyone knows about… But do you know Slug Mullet? Slacker and Steve play that game with each other which is if you see someone with a mullet, you slug the other person.
Also, Slacker and Steve have a friend that does a game called comb over with her friends. They look for guys that shave their head like Slacker and drape their hair over his head, and take a picture to make him look like he has the worst comb over ever.
For our Producer Dave, he knows the game where if you run a yellow light, you hit your visor, but he plays a different game with his brother called Road Kill. If they see road kill, they hit the top of their car and scream carcass.
It’s funny because I never thought I really had a game I liked to play with my friends like this, but we do joke around and people watch all the time. I used to do the game where if you run a yellow light, you hit your visor, but not anymore…
We found the list! A list of the biggest mistakes anyone can make during an interview! The most common ones are, answering your cell or a text, appearing disinterested, dressing inappropriately, appearing arrogant, talking negatively about current or previous employers, and chewing gum! However, the most common are nothing like the most unusual, like wearing a Boy Scout uniform and not telling them why, or bringing a “how to interview book” to an interview, or taking your shoes off during an interview, and asking for a sip of the interviewer’s coffee!
So, we wanted to know… What is the most idiotic thing you’ve done in an interview?
Our producer Dave experienced an idiotic interview. He went in for an interview on the 23rd floor of a PR firm and when he sat down, he was facing the windows and the interviewers were facing the wall. Well, outside the window you could see all this construction that was going on and while the interviewer was asking him a question, some sort of malfunction happened and a crane was falling. He could focus on anything other than the crane and walked out of that interview knowing he wouldn’t be getting a job there.
I’ve only had two, sort of interviews in my life and I’ve really made a drastic mistake except for stumbling over a few words or going… Oh, that’s a good question and then I sit there and think for five minutes with no answer. I think I need to work on my interview skills…
Yi Slacker & Steve,
This feels a little weird to tell the world, but here it goes. I’m 27 and I’ve been dating a guy for a while now. I think it's time we had relations…but I'm a virgin. I’ve never really been in a relationship before so I have no idea what I’m doing :( I feel like I need to tell him but I don’t know what his will reaction be and I’m a little worried he’ll think I’m a freak. Am I even obligated to tell him? Are virgins a turn-on or a turn-off for men? Please help.
While Steve was reading this email, he got to the part about being obligated and Slacker shouted, “Yes!” When you’re 27, 18, even 14 years old, it’s practically assumed you’ve had relations, so Slacker personally thinks she has to tell him and if she doesn’t, he will probably freak out more after. However, he also thought, how can you be 27, have your v-card and your going to blow it on some guy you are just dating? Why would you spoil this? In high school it’s like this stupid comic book everyone is handing around but at 27 it’s like a one of a kind comic. In the end, Slacker would not want to date a virgin. He doesn’t want the pressure; he doesn’t want to train anybody… Steve asked him a question though… If this did happen and he was going to go through with it, would he be kind and gentle or would he be himself? Slacker said he would want to make sure he had some kind of confetti canon so in a sense she wouldn’t think it was bad…
I don’t necessarily think Marissa is obligated to tell him, but I do think Marissa would feel a lot better if she did. That way everything is out in the open and well, if he doesn’t like it than he’s not the one and you deserve someone better that is willing to respect that. It’s a part of who you are and what made you who you are today, so I think you should be proud of it and not be afraid to share it.
What do you think? What advice do you have for Marissa?
Slacker and Steve became totally grossed out by something they discovered today and it has to do with your armpits! In a new poll, women were asked how often they shaved their armpits and most said they shaved once a week! Other ladies shave every other day. Slacker doesn’t get this because if you were someone that never wanted hair there and wanted the stubble to be gone, why would you not want to shave there? Slacker also wants to know, when do you shave then if you only shave once a week? On a Friday?
I shave my armpits maybe once or twice a week. In the winter, I might go a week or even more depending on what I’m wearing. With my hair, it’s not really noticeable all the time, so until I can notice the stubble, I don’t think others will notice the stubble.
An 18-year-old girl in California has admitted to becoming addicted to eating plastic! She has eaten over 60,000 plastic goods in the past 11 years and will even choose eating the plastic over real food! She’s eaten 12 remotes, 5,000 beads, 1,000 cocktail swords, 100 forks, ten water bottles, two pacifiers, 50 hangers, three cd cases, 25 plastic lids on to-go cups, and that’s only the beginning. If you want to know more about her addiction, she is going to be on the TLC show, “My Strange Addiction.”
In a new study, scientists found that feeding your kids ice cream is just as addicting as narcotics. They say it’s all about the dopamine in your brain so if you eat ice cream three times a week; it will make you want to eat it everyday. Is your child addicted to ice cream? …Women use ice cream as a comfort food… Are you addicted to ice cream? What about the shamrock shakes from McDonalds that only comes around once a year?
I have an addiction to breadsticks, but specifically the garlic butter sauce that comes with the breadsticks or that is laid on top. It’s so delicious! I also have the usual addictions, like TV shows from Psych to One Tree Hill and Sons of Anarchy. You don’t want me to even get started about my addiction to music!