Slacker’s kids are getting older and he knows he’s going to have to start going camping with them now that it’s getting warmer. Well, this reminded him of one time he went camping up at McConaughey with his wife. When they first got to the campsite, it was pitch black so he had his wife sit on the flat part of the tent and turn on the Coleman lantern so he could set it up. Well, when you’re next to a lake, you turn on a light and you’re in pitch black…It tends to attract every bug in the universe! Slacker would start feeling giant bugs hit his back trying to get to the light. At times it felt like 40 of them on his back and his brain was telling him to run like they were eating him. Eventually, he started jumping up and down, got in his partly made tent, shut off the light and waited for the bugs to move away before they got back out and drove away…
Have you had a bug related incident?
I’ve had one too many bug related incidents. I mean one fly’s near my face and I call it an incident. I’ve had spiders crawl on my face off my pillow in my bed, I’ve had one crawl around in the shower with me and I’ve almost sat on one while on the toilet. I’ve even eaten sugar ants on a campsite while eating a small box of frosting flakes. I didn’t notice there was a line of them just crawling into the box! Once I was even sitting in history class my junior year and boom, the tiniest spider started crawling down and was just hanging out there in front of me. I kept making these weird faces and poked the person next to me to look and then the whole side of the room started to panic. The teacher…was tired of the distraction so she came over looked for the spec of a spider and clapped her hands right on it. Disgusting!
18-year-old Madison joined us live on the air to discuss her OPP.
One of her really good friends since freshman year asked her to prom and she said yes. Well, recently she got a call from one of the most popular guys in school and he asked her to prom. She really wants to go with him so how does she tell her friend she doesn’t want to go with him anymore?
Slacker doesn’t like this because he was the nerd. He hates Steve right now. He doesn’t want to go to the bathroom for fear of a swirly.
Slacker can’t help but feel for the nerd. He already asked someone, Madison, so he doesn’t think he has to worry about a date anymore…But he does…It doesn’t sit right with him. Is this okay to do to your friend? However, in the end, Slacker had to point out that the nerds always win.
Steve of course begs to differ because he was the jock but point being…Steve says she’s not going to be romantically involved with the nerd friend, but she will be with the hot, popular guy, so thinking with the jock brain, believes the nerd will realize this guy is her dream guy and he will graciously bow out.
What do you think? How does Madison tell her friend she doesn’t want to go with him?
During Madison’s OPP we got an e-mail from a guy named Justin and as it turns out, he is the nerdy friend. He overheard her on the air and had to say something…Read what he wrote below…
I can not believe you would do this! This is my last prom too. I’ve made all these plans…I’ve made reservations…I used every last penny to make prom a night you would always remember. I’ve been trying to show you how much I’ve liked you for so long and I thought this would be my one shot to show you…I mean, what else do I need to do to show you how much I want to be with you! I’ve stood by your side through everything since we met at freshman orientation. All Aaron is looking to do is hook up with you. He’s a jerk… But if that’s what you want…Have a good life.
Madison was in shock! He never said anything to her! She became really broken up about Justin’s e-mail and kept wondering, why didn’t he say anything before? Steve says its Justin’s fault because he never said anything, but like Slacker said, he did say something it just took him four years to do it. In the e-mail Steve noticed that he did give Madison an out, so technically she can go to prom with the popular guy now…
So what does Madison do? Do you have any advice for her?
It’s happening again…A man in Denver made his 12-year-old son carry a sign around for two days saying "I am a thief. I took money from a family member." The 12-year-old stole $100 from his cousin and the father hopes other parents will follow in his lead because he is a single dad and believes this will help his son not steal ever again.
In California, a 17-year-old boy was forced to hold a sign saying "My name is Justin. I am a thief,” because he stole a skateboard from his school. And just a side not, if her boy was in 19 other different states, one being Florida, someone could have legally spanked her kid for her with a wooden or plastic object and she wouldn’t of had to punish him herself. Do you like that idea?
To mix it up a little bit, a 13-year-old in New Orleans was caught lying and stealing a $10 shirt so her mom decided she should wear another shirt, neon green, as punishment. The shirt read, "Hide your money. Hide your clothes. Hide everything. ‘Cuz I'm A Thief.”
Last but not least, a bus driver got so fed up with a bunch of unruly kids on her school bus so she decided to sit the bus on train tracks and told the kids that she was not going to move the bus until they decided to settle down. A train was even approaching them and she still wouldn’t budge! Luckily, she eventually did move and karma kicked her in the butt because she’s now out of a job.
Whenever Dave left the toilet seat up, his step-mom would make him stare at the toilet seat for 30 minutes. When Steve was in school, he was swearing so his teacher made him draw a giant circle on the chalkboard and make him put his nose in it.
Have you ever had a peculiar punishment?
Ok, I’m being completely honest when I say I never had peculiar punishment. In fact, my parents never even grounded me. I think I called a girl in elementary school the ‘B’ word once, but I didn’t more than a stern warning to never say it again. Being that I’ve never been punished in a peculiar way, I still turned out okay so maybe I’m just one of the lucky ones?
On the show today, Slacker and Steve had to ask listeners where they got engaged. For example, Sally got engaged in New York City and Allie got proposed to at the Melting Pot on her 5 year anniversary. They asked and then asked them a question…If they proposed in a chain restaurant, would you still say yes? Sally said yes but Allie said no!
Slacker was so happy when we got Allie because that to him is the right answer. Delivery does matter…
If you were proposed to in a chain restaurant, would you say yes?
On the other side of things, Steve brought up the fact that most servers hate it when someone comes in and plans on getting engaged. Our Producer Dave used to work at a chain restaurant and every time it would always slow down the tables because people would want to stick around to find it and requires all this planning, it’s annoying!
If you are a server, is this true or do you love when someone gets engaged?
When Steve asked me this question, I was immediately like, yuck…That’s so not romantic but like Sally was saying, if you really did find the right guy than I probably would have still said yes. Who knows…That may end up being me because I do love me some fettuccine alfredo…It’s pretty much my lifestyle…
Today John and Michelle joined us live on the air for another Great Mate Debate. They’ve been married for 6 months, but lately they’ve had some intense discussions revolving around money. John has a really great job and provides most of the income for the both of them…However, they have separate bank accounts. Michelle would like to combine their bank accounts, but he’s pretty resistant to the idea. He doesn’t see it necessary and he’s already taking care of the bills so what’s the point? Plus, he thinks it will be a huge hassle to combine them, so if what’s working is working, why mess with it? Michelle doesn’t think this way is working. She doesn’t make as much as him and still has things to pay off herself, which is fine, but she feels like she has to ask him for an allowance if she wants to go shopping or go out to lunch with the girls. She’s getting to the point where it’s not even about the money, but thinks he’s planning for their divorce. John, is confused as to why being financially practical means divorce and thinks she is thinking way too much into this because he’s not planning their divorce, even though statistics say otherwise, but rather he truly does love her and thinks what they have is working. What do you think? Could Michelle be thinking too much into this? Is she being unrealistic?
Whose side are you on?
Slacker noticed that John really likes to think with his head but Michelle is all heart and as Steve mentioned, they came together and fell in love in the ying and yang of it all. Slacker keeps thinking, why not just go combine the funds if it really means that much to her, but Steve…Reminded Slacker of the moment when he met with his divorcé attorney for his first marriage. She asked him one simple question, did you comingle your funds...And he said no…So he was the guy that never did. His divorce attorney then said to him, “Of course you are getting a divorce.” She was saying if you don’t put your money together than you’re not really together. Yet, there’s all these studies out there…Combine your funds it will help the marriage or don’t combine your funds it will save your marriage, but what is the right answer?
I’ve always thought money is a fishy thing. I hate borrowing money from guys I date or just anyone in general, so being in a marriage and combining your money…I would feel so guilty, but at the same time I automatically think to combine the bank accounts. How could you not? You are a family...You are no longer just two people dating each other. It makes sense so I just have to go with Michelle on this one.
Cheapskates by Slacker And Steve,posted Mar 28 2012 11:43PM
The travel industry this year is saying Spring Breakers are cheaper than ever! This year most spring breakers drove to their destinations and snuck friends into their rooms, sleeping around six or seven people between two beds and a couch. In Florida, Arizona and Mexico, they’ve noticed that their buffets are booming! One Florida owner said spring breakers were stuffing their empty beach bags with food!
I learned how to be a cheapskate from my mom. When we would have leftovers from a big dinner, my mom would take an old container of butter that she cleaned and put the food in there. Now, every time I finish a tub of butter, I clean it out and keep it. I even keep the containers you get from KFC. It’s an easy way to save yourself some money, don’t you think?
Yi guys! My friends are encouraging me to confess something to my wife that I'd rather keep to myself, but I'd like to hear from you and your listeners on the subject before I decide what to do. My wife is on a new medication that has an interesting side effect. She sleep canoodles with me and I'm loving it. It's been going on for the past few months, almost nightly, and she seems to have no memory of it the next day. I had a couple of beers with the guys last weekend and made the mistake of telling them about it and they think I'm taking advantage of her by not telling her what's going on. How am I taking advantage of her when she's the one pouncing on me every night?
Wow! First off, get this girl some new medication because that is so not cool! To not remember any night…ever…so wrong...Second, I’m glad James’ friend’s told him he should confess to his wife because I agree. How could he not have any guilt about this? I’m not going to go as far as to call this rape, but he kept this going for months without telling his wife he’s been having relations with her practically every night. At some point, it just gets wrong. Am I wrong in thinking this?
What do you think? Do you have any advice for James?
Slacker feels like he’s been making a bad life decision and wants to visit a psychic to make a change. People go to psychics all the time and he wants to see what the psychic says is in store for him.
Slacker says he is just looking for clarity. He had a friend that went and saw a psychic, and the psychic brought up Slacker, like what day his baby would be born and what Slacker looks like. He just wants to go to one and hopefully get some sense of his future. Steve thinks he is crazy and he doesn’t want him to be that guy. He thinks they don’t do anything.
I have never been to a psychic but I have had my tarot cards read. I thought it was stupid because it was so veg. If a card came up and she said you will be making a big life choice soon, that basically can be for anyone because we all make life decisions. I think it would be fun to go to a psychic or a palm reader just for fun though. I wouldn’t be looking for guidance. I like watching Long Island Medium and it might be interesting to go to a medium too, but I am not sure how much I would believe them.
An Australian woman dislocated two vertebrae when she sneezed while sitting up in bed. She was in so much pain she called her husband and went to the hospital. She was told she just had a stiff neck and was told to exercise it at home. A few hours later her left arm went numb and was rushed to a spinal trauma unit where it was discovered she dislocated two vertebrae.
Slacker has a very powerful sneeze. Slacker and Steve both think it is crazy you can hurt yourself just by sneezing. Someone in the office plugs their nose when they sneeze and apparently that can do internal damage. Slacker’s wife says ah-ching instead of ah-choo and it drives him crazy.
I hate sneezing! One time I sneezed so hard I thought I pulled a muscle in my side. I also sneezed and then ran into the wall. Can anyone agree that you hate sneezing when you’re driving because you have to close your eyes? I am always afraid I am going to miss someone breaking and then hit them. When I was in 6th grade I had an English teacher who broke a rib by sneezing. We thought it was funny but sneezing can be very dangerous!
What happened when your sneeze went horribly wrong?
Today’s OPP came from Megan and she joined us live:
Yi Slacker & Steve! I really need some help because my friends are telling me I’m being crazy but I don’t think I am. Here’s the deal—my boyfriend and I were downtown over the weekend. We were crossing Market Street as we were leaving a bar and a guy slowed down in his car and yelled, “Get out of the way, you fat bitch!" My boyfriend didn’t stick up for me at all! He just laughed it off and said it wasn’t worth getting shot at or getting into a fist fight over. It completely changed my opinion of him and I lost all respect I had for him. To me, it really says a lot about his character and I can’t be with a coward that will never defend me. So, are my friends right? Can you please have some women call and tell me I’m not the crazy one! Thanks!
Slacker thinks it wouldn’t of happen if she would have just used the crosswalk. Steve thinks that she doesn’t even need a man. Slacker and Steve think that they would of waited till the car was down the street a little then yell so that way they were still the hero in the girls eyes, but the guy was far enough away that he wouldn’t hear. They both can understand though why she wants her partner to have her back. Slacker thinks it is more manly when he is in control and doesn't over react.
I can understand why Megan is upset. You want your guy to stand up for you and be your night and shinning armor. Yet I don’t think she should end her relationship because of this. I feel like she was unhappy in her relationship before this and she is just trying to find reasons to end it. She needs to do what is right for her and if this bugs her this much then she needs to either talk to her boyfriend or end it.
Do you think Megan should be upset because her boyfriend didn’t defend her?
We wanted to get a list of men to avoid. We all have men we try to steer clear from. Here are some of the ones on the list: let’s play it by ear guy, the party animal, the truck nuts guy, the guy that cries more than you, the looking for love at all costs guy, and even the serial dater.
Steve thinks it is sometimes good to be a play it by ear guy because you are spontaneous and it makes the relationship fun. Slacker thinks Steve fits a lot of these on the list, well for the sure the top four.
I just try to stay away from guys that are going nowhere. I don’t want to be in the same place doing the same things for the rest of my life. I want to go see the world, meet new people and try new things. I like guys to have goals and work hard. I try to stay away from the party animal and the flaky guy. My boyfriend is not a big planner and I am, and even though most times it gets on my nerves, sometimes it does keep things exciting and fun.
What kind of guy do you avoid that should be added to our list?
Thousands of women listen to this show everyday…Some are just stepping foot into the dating scene and some are a part of the older generation that have been there, done that. Well, there’s a survey that’s been done of the 14 different guys you need to avoid like that plague done by the women that have been there. Here is the list:
1. "Lets Play It By Ear" guy. He's a guy that can't make decisions.
2. "Let's Just Hang Out" dater. He's lazy and doesn't put any effort into dating.
3. "It's All About Me" dater. He is busy with his stuff and doesn't have time for you.
4. "Hot and Cold" dater. One day he is really into you but the next day he is stand-offish.
5. The "Party Animal".
6. The "Glass is Half Empty" dater. He is mopey and negative.
7. The Serial Dater.
8. The "Spoiled Rotten" guy.
9. The "Looking For Love At All Costs" guy. He just really really wants to settle down.
10. The "Truck Nuts" guy. He has chrome balls hanging from his trailer hitch.
11. The guy who wears "Tap Out" t-shirts.
12. The guy who drives a Hummer and wears "Tap Out" t-shirts.
13. "I'm A Grown Man But I Still Have A Nickname" guy.
14. The "Guy Who Cries More Than I Do" guy.
Is there any type of man you think women should avoid?
During the conversation, we got a call from a woman named Jessica. With all of this, men to avoid talk, she had to call us up and tell us that she has not been on a date in over 8 years! She was with a guy for 7 years and just a year ago they broke up. Now she’s a single mom and worried about getting back into the dating scene because it’s definitely changed since her day. Tonight she has a date with a guy downtown that she met a coffee shop. What does she do? What does she say? What does she not say?
To be honest, I don’t think the dating scene has ever really changed…Just you and your age so in a sense, yes, it’s going to be different but this time you know what you want. There’s no other way to say this but be you. Dating is all about getting to know the person to see if there’s the potential of something there and it’s not going to happen if you’re not real.
Butt Dial by Slacker And Steve,posted Mar 27 2012 7:22PM
In Connecticut, a 46-year-old man was stealing 700 pounds of scrap metal when he butt dialed 911…The cops wanted to make sure everything was okay so they went to check on him and that’s when they caught him with the metal. He was thrown in jail on a $5,000 bond.
Back in the day when Slacker had a razor, he would always dial a 9 which defaults to 911 or the number 1 which would be his girlfriend/wife he had at the time. Other than that, he used to give his old phones to Noah and he would start hitting buttons, and in case you didn’t know this, even if you hit the 9 without a sim card, the cops still come! He learned from experience…
In another situation, a friend of the show butt dialed his wife at a Nuggets game while he was ogling the Nuggets dancers. It was not good…
With an iPhone, I don’t ever really butt dial, but rather finger dial while not looking. Sometimes I forget to close the main screen on my phone so while I’m holding it I tend to hit apps and start playing games or I happen to get into my contacts and start dialing away…Just last week I was having a conversation with a co-worker outside about boys and I “butt dialed” my brother…Oops.
Today Danny joined us live on the air from Canada to talk about his OPP, but here is his e-mail to us:
YI!! Slacker and Steve
I need your help guys... I met this girl and completely and TOTALLY hit it off. We were PERFECT. I have never connected with anybody like this before in my life. We dated for a while and it was the most incredible relationship. We had something that just wasn't like a normal relationship. During our "incredible relationship" she went off and saw another guy that she had been in a past long distance relationship with. When she came back she said she needed a "break" which eventually lead to her leaving me and I was completely destroyed and heartbroken. It affected everything in my life. We went back and fourth for a while but eventually she was "gone for good". After that, we didn't speak for 5 months and I was a wreak for a long time. I loved her. Now just as I was starting to feel better and move along, the other day she gets in touch with me and confessed right out of the blue that she was so wrong, she was so sorry, and she had realized that "no one was comparable" and she wanted to get back together... Considering how we went back and fourth for a while last time and considering how incredibly hurt I was last time, I can't go through that again if I was to get back together... What do I say to her? Do I give her a chance? or risk getting hurt again....
Thanks guys for your possible help,
Slacker doesn’t know what to tell him. Danny couldn’t even bare to get up out of bed in the morning…He’s so in love with this girl that when you have this kind of connection with someone, it feels like the right thing to do to bring them back in but if you re-build it and she does it again, you will be torn down to the same foundation but forty stories lower than that. You are going to be thrashed beyond comparison.
Steve says she has all the power in the relationship, coming and going into his life and him being so nice may be a bit of the problem. To pick up what Steve said, Slacker thinks she knows she has one puppy dog that will always be there in the wings. He could be completely wrong and she might actually love him, but it’s hard to know…
Other questions Danny started to ponder over are, does she actually mean what she said? Is she telling the truth? …Because he has lost so much trust with her. Steve says if he’s already feeling this way, there’s no way it can go back to being the same way. Slacker agrees and says it’s like he’s a dog that got hit by a newspaper and now every time the paper boy comes by, he’s afraid.
Slacker did the yo-yo thing for three years with a girl and it wrecked him, but eventually you have to wake up and go, I can’t be that person anymore. You have to look and go, what are you holding onto? You tend to forget the bad and always remember the good.
I want to say so bad that this is your moment, the moment everyone dreams of to have that one person back in your life, but…I can’t say he should give her another chance…And that breaks my heart…
Truth be told, he’s in love with who she once was or what he thought she was, but that’s not who she is and he’s always going to resent her for leaving him for someone else. It’s going to linger in your brain, you’re going to lose trust and to jump into another piece of the puzzle…This is not love. If this was real, true love, she would have never done this to you. Out of the relationship, I would just take those memories and think, hey, now I know what I’m looking for and although I don’t know all the answers, I would say you will find that again and with the right person. It’s what I’m hoping for…
There’s a little bit of a debate going on in the studio and we need your help. Here’s a scenario:
Say you’re at a bar and you go up to the bar to get a drink. Well, while you are up there the guy next to you goes, “Hey can I buy you a drink?” And you say yes… Do you owe him any conversation as part of “the drink buying contract” as Slacker puts it or can you take the drink, say thank you and walk away?
Slacker feels like if you are going to say yes to someone buying you a drink, you have to give them a moment of your time to talk to them. It’s a kind gesture. Steve thinks you can say thank you and walk away and if he’s the guy that bought you the drink and you say that, then he will accept it because he took the risk. In a sense you are accepting the drink, not necessarily him. Steve says if you stay and talk and you’re not even interested, then it’s just leading him on and in that case, Slacker says you shouldn’t even accept the offer.
What do you think?
Steve asked me this question last night and I told him if someone was to offer me a drink, of course I would take it, but I wouldn’t be able to walk away. I would feel so guilty that of course I would give him a moment of my time and then throw out a code word to a friend so that I can get away if I’m not interested.
We get a lot of OPP’s about parenting and Steve, the never going to get married guy, the never going to procreate guy, thinks his head is more clear than the rest of us, answers the questions and sometimes…Slacker hates to admit it…But he’s actually got a point. Like when Noah does something bad and Slacker wants to take away the things that he cherishes most and Glau says that’s too harsh, and wants to sit him in the time out chair for a few minutes… Steve, who doesn’t have invested interest in Noah and doesn’t eject emotion into it, knows they already failed as parents if they don’t take away what he cherishes because then he’s got control.
Lets look at another scenario… A friend of the show posted a picture on his facebook of his baby with a daddy part drawn on her face. The dad drew the daddy part while she was fast asleep and made the tip point towards her mouth. Steve thinks that is hilarious!! To him, it’s just parents having fun with their children…It’s a baby and the child is never going to know. Slacker…Not so much. When the baby turns into a teenage girl and see’s that picture, how is she going to feel?
Surprisingly enough, I tend to go to Steve for advice, but I’m not a parent yet so it’s never been for that advice. Most likely when I do have a child, I will ask him for his opinion, but I would probably turn and listen to Slacker since he has two kids of his own.
Do you have a question for Steve? He’s ready to get back to you with his parenting advice!
An 83 year old woman is suing Apple for a million dollars because she smashed her face on a glass door at a Long Island Apple Store. She says she didn’t realize she was walking into a wall of glass as she approached the store, and broke her nose.
Steve said when he went up to the casinos one time there was glass that lead out to the smoking section. He noticed that a warning sticker was on the window from someone else smacking into the window. Slacker thinks she shouldn’t get anything. He also has run into glass and he said he wasn’t paying attention.
While I think it is a little silly that she is suing I think they should do something to make sure people clearly see where the door is. Maybe outline the ground with a blue line or something. Yet I think it is pretty clear because on the sides they have the display. Maybe they should give her a free IPAD and call it good. I am sorry she got hurt but we all need to be more observant of our surroundings.
Do you think Apple should have to make changes so people see the glass and should they have to pay the elderly woman a million dollars?
Things happen on public transportation all the time. A woman in Georgia was banned from the bus and bus stations because he love of crab legs. Over the past several weeks, she has eaten the crab legs on the bus benches and prevented others from sitting down. She got several warnings for her selfish behavior before being banned. Also a bus driver in London was fired for eating one grape on the job.
Slacker has a lot of friends that ride the light rail so they don’t get a DUI. Both Slacker and Steve think it is weird that a lady would eat crab so much that she would get banned from the bus.
I rode the bus to school a lot and there are some crazy people on there. People are so loud and rude. I have seen people block seats so people can’t sit next to them and talk super loud on the phone. One time there was a guy who didn’t have enough money for the bus and got super angry at the bus driver. Dude the bus driver is doing his job; make sure you have enough money next time. One time when I went to California we got a cab to our hotel. The cab driver was flying past people on the highway and when I tried to look at the speed he was going and saw it was on zero. Well I was freaking out after that. As for the bus driver they should be allowed to have water at least, I mean come on he was stopped. I have seen bus drivers eat and drink all the time.
Do you have any crazy public transportation stories?
Yi! I recently broke up with my boyfriend, Shaun and it's been really tough.
But here's there part I'm having a really hard time with right now -- his sister and I became super close while Shaun and I were together, but Shaun wrote me an email saying that he doesn't want me hanging out with her anymore -- or even contacting her.
He says that if I don't want to be with him, then I can't have the benefit of staying friends with the people in his life.
I understand Shaun is really hurt -- but I'm hurt too. And his sister has become a dear friend of mine and I don't think I should have to give her up.
What's the right thing to do? Colleen
Steve said that they met because Colleen and Shaun started dating. Yet you shouldn’t have to give up the people you met during that relationship. When Slacker got a divorce his ex wife was close to his family, and his ex had a hard time letting go of them until Slacker’s mom said something to her. They both agree that Shaun is selfish for demanding that and maybe it is more of the sister to say something.
If they are really that good of friends I don’t think that should affect their friendship. If the sister still wants to be friends as well then I think you should. It might be a little weird and different but if you truly want to be friends go for it. I feel like this is something a girl would do more than a guy though. I had somewhat of a similar situation. I dated a guy in high school and we broke up. Then he tells me I shouldn’t talk to his friends or date them. I thought it was kind of messed up because they grew to be my friends as well. I kind of let it go and a year later I started talking to one of his good friends and we ended up dating. When my ex found up he was really upset and doesn’t talk to his friend anymore. While I understand he was mad we didn’t do it to hurt him and really it was about us, and wasn’t us trying to get back at him. I am glad it happened though because we have been together for over two years and I couldn’t be happier. So I think if she really wants to be friends with the sister and not just doing it to get back at her ex, then I think they should be friends.
Do you think Colleen should give up her friendship?
We all have something we hide or put away when we have company come to our house, because we would be mortified if anyone else knew we owned it. From female mustache bleach to a guy’s collection of stuffed animals there is something we all hide. Or maybe you went over to someone else’s house and they had something out you really wish they would have put away.
Steve had out a Charles Manson lunch box out on display. Now he has a room dedicated to all of his weird collection stuff. If he thought he had a chance for that night he would pre put stuff away. Slacker used to have a thing for buying black marble sculptures from Mexico and some were naked. He used to have them on display and would put them away when his parents would come over. Then when he got married and had kids they got rid of his collection.
I really don’t have anything out that I put away if people come over. Well I do have clothes always out and I put them away before people come over. If it is something I don’t want people to see it usually isn’t out in the first place. I have a collection of Gloria Swanson (a silent film actress) stuff like an autograph book, and a few other things. I don’t put that away though because it is part of the decoration.
What do you put away when company comes over, or have you been to someone’s house and seen something they should have put away?
With Love- Intern Sarah
( a listener on Facebook said they hide their Aqua CD, so we put this video for them)
You are not going to believe this story! On Tuesday, 35-year-old Anthony O'Halloran and his 65-year-old mother Annie Price both got into separate head-on collisions within four minutes of each other and miraculously both survived. Anthony was leaving his home ten miles away from his mother’s home around the same time she was leaving her home and were both headed for Paraparaumu, a town on New Zealand's coast. Anthony was making a turn when a car crossed the centerline and hit him head on while a tire on someone else’s car flew off and hit his mother’s car which caused her to drift across the centerline and hit another car head on. Annie was sent to intensive car, but is said to be doing well and Anthony only walked away with a few scratches and bruises.
In another story, a cat fell 19 floors from a window in Boston and somehow managed to survive! One woman said she saw a “white streak” fly by her window and said, “You could see the impact crater where she actually did hit the ground and she actually lost some fur in the hole, too." An animal control officer called it the “flying squirrel phenomenon,” and said, "If they put their legs out, they're able to glide a little bit and control where they are going. Supposedly they can use their tail and move their body as a rudder to kind of control where they want to go."
Do you have a, “You wouldn’t believe me if I told you,” story?
To be honest, I’m not so sure I have one unless you wouldn’t believe me if I told you I ran into Eric Decker of the Denver Broncos the other night. My friend and I went to a Chipotle and as I was waiting for her to pay, I headed towards the door and noticed a really nice car pulling up. When I opened the door, out popped Eric Decker!…And can I just say…He smells great!
Yi guys! I have a workplace dilemma and need some advice. I work closely with a gal who's constantly sick. Mind you, I feel bad that she's a migraine sufferer and I wish she could find treatment that would work for her and relieve her pain. However, every time she calls off work- which is at least once a week- I am the one who has to do her work for her. Considering I'm doing the job of two people yet only paid for one, is this issue grounds for an H.R. complaint?
Steve thinks Meg is the victim here. He says being a parent should be listed in a sense, as an illness because if their kids are sick, they have to take the day off to help take care of him/her. It’s not fair. Slacker and Steve got into the discussion about smokers because what if one of them is downstairs taking a break and they need someone to do that job really fast…She is going to have to pick up the slack. It’s not working as a team. Slacker thinks she should just keep her mouth shut and do her job…Do your best and go home…If you hate your life, then just quit. It’s not your employer’s responsibility to make sure there is justice…There’s work to be done so just do it and pick up the slack.
A man by the name of Peter Singer, a professor at Princeton University, thinks airlines should base their ticket prices on each passenger’s weight or combine the weight of the flyer plus their bags. Singer says that airlines need to adjust their pricing because of the high fuel prices. In Singer’s own words, "Obese people cannot help being overweight – they just have a different metabolism from the rest of us. But the point of a surcharge for extra weight is not to punish a sin, whether it is levied on baggage or on bodies. It is a way of recouping from you the true cost of flying you to your destination, rather than imposing it on your fellow passengers. Flying is different from, say, health care. It is not a human right." Do you agree with Peter?
During the conversation, we got a call from a woman named Hannah and she agrees with Peter. She works out all the time to make herself look good and it’s not fair. Say she goes to the mall for a size 2, $179 jeans…She says someone wearing a size 16 should be paying more or she should be paying less because they are using more fabric. They are using more, more, more and she is using less. It makes her so angry…Do you agree?
You know what I say…If it’s not broke, don’t fix it…Although I don’t pay much attention to the airlines, I haven’t heard much about them in the news so I say they are doing just fine and lets not get on people about their weight. We’re all beautiful people and we’re all just trying to get through life.
Momma's Boy by Slacker And Steve,posted Mar 23 2012 5:06PM
Most of the time we associate momma’s boy with being too attached to their mother’s which causes them to have trouble interacting with women for the rest of their lives…But…According to a new book called, "The Mama's Boy Myth", they actually turn out to be better adjusted men. The author of the book, Kate Stone Lombardi, interviews over 1,100 mothers along with their sons and discovered that the men had better mental health. They were able to discuss their feelings openly, didn’t give into peer pressure and are much more patient when it comes to having relations with their significant other. Plus, they were better at communicating and they seemed to suffer less from depression.
Even in a new survey done by men's fashion Website style pilot revealed that 66% of men regularly wear something that their wife or girlfriend picked out. There’s also a new TV show called, “Momma’s Boys of the Bronx.” It’s all about guys that still live in their parent’s home while in their thirties. On the show, they reveal one guy interrupting a business meeting so he can answer his mother’s phone call!
Do you know a momma’s boy? Tell us about him!
I know a few guys that love their mom’s a lot, but I wouldn’t necessarily go out of my way to call them momma’s boys. The closest momma’s boy I know would be my friend’s boyfriend. He loves his mom so much that my friend’s kind of taken on that role. She pretty much bought his entire wardrobe and makes sure before he leaves the house that his outfit is perfection. It’s crazy! I don’t know if I can agree with this myth book though…He’s not a crier and I would associate that with wearing your emotions on your sleeve.
Slacker and Steve went to lunch and the girl preparing the food was doing something inappropriate…she was BRALESS! Is it ok to go braless in church? On a roller coaster? A PTA meeting? Or while preparing food?
Slacker thinks it’s totally wrong that woman don’t wear bras. It is part of being put together, and thinks in certain places you should wear a bra. IF you have to put gloves on you should put a bra on. It doesn’t really bother Steve, but he does think in certain places you should have one on.
Personally I won’t go out in public without a bra. Come on ladies we are all professionals we need to be put together. When I see women without a bra it bugs me one because how could you be sloppy and not dress appropriate and two, I don’t want to see your head lights. Some women think it is liberation but I hate it. I love my bras and I will never go without one!
Do you think it is ok to go braless? Are there certain places where you should have one on?
In Clintonville, Wisconsin there have been mysterious booms and no one knows where they are coming from. Manmade causes have been ruled out and the city is bringing in a machine that will hopefully tell them where the booms are coming from. People think it is all a cover up for the government building underground.
Slacker believes that the government is keeping things from us. A guy Slacker and Steve know thought something bad would happen today so he got money out of the bank and filled up his gas tank. Slacker says DIA is actually two airports and people only know of one because they only use part of the land. Also he thinks when Colorado had earthquakes, that was the government building some underground tunnel. Steve thinks people are crazy and none of these things are true. Slacker says something happened on the live news a few weeks ago where a random light flashed. No one claimed anything was wrong untill two weeks later someone said a transformer blew up...
I know that the government cover ups stuff all the time but I really have no idea if this true or not. I think people take things too far though with this whole 2012 stuff. If the world ends nothing we can do. I have read about people that all they do is prepare for bad things to happen. While I think it is important to be aware and be prepared because lots of things can happen like war and natural disasters, I really don’t think you should live in fear and stop living your life.
Yi! I live with my boyfriend and do the finances in our house. I was pouring over receipts last weekend and found one from a bar. My boyfriend bought drinks and roses. He didn't deny buying the roses and said he purchased them for a woman, who looked sad and who had just broken up with her boyfriend. This led to a HUGE fight. When I asked him why he never buys me flowers he said because I don't need them and am not sad. I said the flower purchase was cheating. He disagreed and now, we are not speaking. Is purchasing flowers for another woman considered cheating? Am I wrong in demanding an apology from my boyfriend? Is he worth keeping?
Slacker thinks it is a little weird that he would do that for another woman but he thinks that you don’t necessarily have to have relations for it to be cheating. Yet he doesn’t think it is cheating. They both want to know what she wants from him in the apology. Steve thinks it wasn’t his intention to cheat.
If my boyfriend did this I would be pretty upset. I am pretty shy while my boyfriend can go up and talk to anyone, but I am pretty sure he would never buy a girl flowers because she was sad. This just really doesn’t make sense to me why he would do this without other reasons. The flower thing is not really cheating but it does make me think that there is more to the story than she knows. I don’t know all the details of their relationship but if this is bugging her so much to the point where she can’t trust him she should just end the relationship. You need trust and I am sure he will do things like this again. If she wants to make the relationship work then she needs to talk to her boyfriend about this and hopefully things will work out.
Do you think this cheating? What do you think she should do?
Katherine wants to name her baby boy, that’s on the way, Herbert Eugene after her grandpa and dad. There is a pattern in her family were they are named after family members. She also promised her mom that she would name her son after her dad. Ethan doesn’t want to name his son that for one because he is afraid that the boy will be made fun of. He doesn’t want to disrespect her dad, but since he has passed he won’t know the difference.
Slacker and Steve both agree that old names are coming back. Slacker named his son Noah because he thought it wasn’t popular but it ended up being a popular name. So the one positive of the name is no one else will have it. Slacker’s daughter is named after her grandmother and he can understand why she would want to do that. Steve thinks Ethan is being practical.
I can understand both of their sides. I think they should make Herbert his middle name to honor her dad and pick a first name that they both like. When I have kids I would love to name them after some family members but I would make it their middle name and give them a first name that will make them their own. I think it is a solution that will compromise both sides. Herbert is not the worst name but this is their son not just hers and they both should agree on the name.
There is this new trend where parents are throwing their daughters a ‘MENARCHE’ party. It is a party to celebrate the first time they get their period. There is a company that sells games, and even party supplies.
Slacker and Steve have never heard of this before. If this keeps getting more popular Slacker will have to throw one for his daughter in ten years. Steve thinks most girls would be embarrassed by this. They are shocked that there are even games for this party.
I think this is stupid. A girl would be totally embarrassed by this, especially at a young age. Even though this is a big change in a girl’s life she won’t want everyone to know about it.
What do you think about this new trend and would you throw one for your daughter?
There is a video on the web of a woman trying to figure out how long it will take to go 80 miles at 80 MPH . She is coming up with some many ideas to try and figure out what the answer is. At one point she is talking about how fast she can run and the tires turning.
I have blonde moments all the time and I am a brunette. A funny moment that happened was a few years ago to me and my best friend. She is blonde and we were going to die her hair a lighter shade of blonde. Well when I started putting the dye in her hair it turned brown and I started freaking out because I thought I dyed her hair dark brown. If I were only to read the instructions I would have known it would darken so that you know where the dye was.
He is in his 30s and has two kids. Their plan was on having two kids, so after the second one was born he had a vasectomy without telling his wife. Now his wife wants one more and he doesn’t know what to do. Should he just pretend that they can’t get pregnant or should he tell her. His friends know what he did and he doesn’t want it to slip to her.
Steve thinks it’s his body and he can make his own choices, and that he should keep ridding the lie. Slacker thinks he shouldn’t listen to Steve. Slacker is putting this on the level of infidelity because he his deciding something for the both of them, and this will change their relationship. After some of the calls Slacker is starting to agree with Steve, which never happens.
I defiantly think he should tell his wife. I really don’t know how you could do that before even talking to your partner. Even if you didn’t want any more kids I still think you need to discuss that with your partner. If I was his wife I would be so upset and the longer he keeps it from her she will probably be more upset. I understand that they planned for two but they were young and plans changed. He should of just told her and this wouldn't be a problem. I can inderstand his side and why he wanted it but i think he does owe it to his wife and tell her, so that way she is not depressed and thinks something is wrong with her that she can't get pregnant again.
Do you think he should tell his wife or let it ride?
A woman in New Hampshire is getting sued by her HOA for having planted flowers that come back every year and not removing them. She got permission to plant the flowers by the developer before the HOA was there. She is fined $50 a day and has fines up to $6,000. Now her HOA is suing her and wants her to pay the legal fees as well.
Slacker likes his HOA for keeping the neighborhood clean, yet he does agree that sometimes the HOA goes too far. Slacker got a letter from the HOA for having his trash can out on the wrong day, because he was mowing the lawn. He also had a neighbor get a letter for having his work truck in the driveway for too long during lunch.
I don’t live an HOA community but I have a friend who does. She lives right next to the president and they defiantly abuse their privileges. The president complains about everything like how she runs a fan and it’s too loud. After the HOA came out and said it was fine, the president then wrote e-mails to her complaining still about the fan. So my friend went to the next meeting and said she thought this was resolved but she was still getting emails. Yet the HOA won’t do anything when regular people complain and just say it is being reviewed.
Do you have something that you just refuse to throw away no matter what the case?
We heard of man that has never thrown away a receipt, even if he paid for something in cash and this goes as far back as ten years! There’s even a woman that saves every single greeting cards she’s ever received… Also, after 244 years, Encyclopedia Britannica will stop production of creating encyclopedias. They’ve finally figured it out, that no one needs a book for information anymore, especially when our smart phones have internet and Siri can tell us anything we need her to. Slacker’s parents have encyclopedias that they refuse to throw away…He used to try to do homework from the knowledge seeping inside of them.
Slacker won’t get rid of his band stuff. He could play Red Rocks right now! We all know Steve can’t part ways with anything from his childhood. We know his basement is full of tubs holding priceless toys. Sorry, action figures…
Man! It used to be so difficult for me to part with things of my childhood. I think just last year is when I got rid of my Valentine’s cards from the 4th grade and those stupid toys you get when you get a McDonald’s Happy Meal…What was I thinking? Anyways, I still can’t seem to part with these… I don’t even know how to describe them…They’re like miniature batons and stuff floats inside of them so when you turn it over it floats down and then you turn it again…You get the point…Either way, I don’t know what they are or how I got them, but I can’t part.
MMA star Rampage Jackson smacked a fan in the face last week outside of an L.A. bar, but not because he wanted to…Because he was asked to by the fan! In his own words, “One thing you need to know about Rampage, I love my fans, but he asked me so I did it."
Slacker has experienced his own celebrity encounter and it all revolved around her butt and a picture. Anna Nalick came through the station and she seemed really proper, very Christian like and during the picture Slacker inadvertently touched her butt. After the photo, he immediately apologized and she said, no you didn’t touch my butt…So, he was like wait a minute, and started to argue with her only to go…Why am I arguing with you about your butt? And why do I now want to touch it on purpose?
Have you experienced a celebrity encounter?
I have experienced plenty of celebrity encounters, being that I work in radio, but it’s been nothing like getting smacked in the face by Rampage Jackson! To honest, that actually sounds awesome! I mean, can I say something that excited has happened with a celebrity for me…Not really…Unless you count discussing Sons of Anarchy and Dexter with Safetysuit…Which was way sweet to me…But maybe not to you…
Today’s OPP comes from a listener that didn’t want to give her name:
“My 15 year-old daughter has asked me if she can start sleeping over at her boyfriend's house on the weekends. He is 16 and has a spare bedroom because his 21 year-old sister just moved out. I like Rich and I know his parents will be home. My ex is leaving the decision up to me. My heart says YES, but my head says NO. Which one should I listen to? My daughter says all of her friends are now doing co-ed sleepovers.”
Slacker immediately yelled, “Go with the head. Your heart is stupid.” He basically felt like his father… Would you jump off a bridge if all your friends were jumping off a bridge, too? Steve knows something is going to try to happen and Slacker knows she is trying to dispel that by saying there is a spare bedroom. Slacker says it doesn’t have to be in the middle of the night to have relations with each other and whether she sleeps over or not, it’s not going to stop them. Our producer’s parents got him a hotel room at 16-years-old and on co-ed trips they always created a spare room for relations!
Are co-ed sleepovers really that common now? What do you think our OPP writer should do?
I can already tell that as the person I’ve become and the parent I can already feel myself being, is that I am going to react in the exact same way Slacker did…She should not be sleeping over at her boyfriend’s house! Maybe when she hits the age of 18, maybe 17, but otherwise come on, you can’t even drive yet! Have relations all you want, but stop trying to come up with ways to make it happen. Honesty people!
A woman named Dawn Hawkins, executive director of Morality in Media, saw the man in front of her on a flight watching porn. She notified the flight attendant and said there was nothing he could do. Now she demands regulations on flights be changed so that getting into the video version of the mile-high club will no longer be allowed. Do you agree with this woman?
Slacker remembers Steve stopping at a store in the airport to buy a copy of Maxim Magazine for the plane flight to Vegas and although that’s as far as he would go when it comes to porn on a flight, he would still like the option of being able to watch. Steve just says, stop looking at my screen. Do your own thing…
Slacker kept flip flopping but in the ended decided people should be allowed to do it. He believes it should also be based off how many inches your screen in…Also, if it’s now porn, what if it’s an atheist not liking the fact that someone is reading the bible?
I’m with Steve on this one… Stop looking at the screen if you don’t want to see it. I can understand this woman sticking up for something but seriously, this is just getting out of control…Because I don’t like mushrooms doesn’t mean you can’t eat them in front of me…Ugh!
Slacker has an acquaintance that’s marriage is falling apart because of an infidelity. She slept with her husband’s brother. Her husband started to put on the beer gut and she started talking to the younger brother and things went to the next level. We’ve learned that this type of situation is a lot more common than we thought…So we wanted to know, have you cheated with a family member?
Slacker’s been put in this situation before and didn’t even need to think about it. He says he could cross guy code with a guy he see’s passing in the hall-way, but never with someone like Steve, so he could never do that to his brother.
Slacker could be going to jail…He could owe hundreds of thousands of dollars…All because of one house guest from hell…
If you don’t know a lot about computers, there’s a site that involves torrent, where you can burn things illegally…Well, a great deal of pornography was torrented into his home and he got an e-mail from his internet service provider saying this was illegal and he could go to jail unless he paid up… Well, he wasn’t doing any of this and discovered it was his house guest staying with him at the time. Although none of this is his fault, he is still willing to take the fall and take responsibility for it. He’s a good man…
If you remember last Thursday, we got a call from a woman that wanted to go by the name Candy. She opened up a whole new can of worms for us and we had to call her back and help her out in her own OPP.
Candy was proposed to from her boyfriend out of the blue a year after being together and she wasn’t ready… She didn’t want to hurt him so she said yes and she thought that might make him comfortable and secure, and slow down a little bit, but it’s been the exact opposite. He keeps asking her about a date and when she’s going to try on dresses and everything else that goes along with a wedding, but she’s done none of it. They’ve been engaged a year and a half and she’s still not ready. She was married once before and she just wants to make sure she doesn’t go down that road again…She wants to be able to see him in her future and she loves him so much, but she’s not ready for the walk down the isle. So her question is and I’ll put it in Slacker’s word, how does she slow this marriage boat down?
Slacker and Steve couldn’t help but feel like the tables had turned. What she was saying seemed so testosterone filled…She was thinking like a guy and it was odd! Slacker says being engaged is something for a woman. It’s symbolic, but for guys they’d rather get down on one knee and then sign a piece of paper immediately. When he got down on one knee it was for marriage, not for this long process of a wedding. So, in Candy’s case she is not holding up her end of the bargain, by planning the wedding and getting it over with. Slacker doesn’t think she wants to be with this guy at all and she’s just afraid to say it out loud. Slacker asked her about him giving her an ultimatum, what would she do, and she said, if he laid down the ultimatum, she would leave him because she wants it to be equal on both of their timings.
Do you have any advice for Candy?
I’m sorry, but right off the bat I don’t think she loves this guy! She just doesn’t…Not in the way you are supposed to if you want to get married…She may love him like a friend and wants nothing but the best for him, but he’s not the right one whether she’s been married once before or not… I can say one good thing about all this, which is that she’s not settling. A lot of people settle because time always seems to take it’s toll on all of us and we fear this is it…That there’s no more time to find that one…Candy is doing right by that…And now I feel like I’m contradicting myself so I really don’t know how to help her…
We’ve been getting a ton of emails asking about Danny and how giving his kidney to his brother went…
In case you don’t remember Danny, we had him on the air in a Great Mate Debate. His estranged family wanted him to donate a kidney to his brother who had stolen and lied to him his entire life. Victoria, his mother hoped that he would save his brother, but at the time Danny didn’t feel like he owed his brother anything. He said that his brother had stolen money from not only him, but from his mother too. He went along and said that his brother was a loser - a man in his mid 30’s that still lives with his mom. His death warrant was signed a long time ago… Also, Danny made a valid point when he said that he has children who might be put in jeopardy if he were to die during the process…But…After all the phone calls with advice that day and with more time passing over the holidays, Danny had a change of heart and called us up, and told us that he decided to give his brother a kidney. He took it as an opportunity to heal wounds with his family. His brother promised him things were going to change but just recently, his brother came back to his mother’s place trashed. He saw everything come to light and realized his brother was never going to change. He is going to continue to drink through this kidney and if he gives his brother his own kidney, he will drink through that one…He is the same son of a B he always has been so Danny will not be giving him his kidney.
Steve can’t judge since he’s never been in this situation, but he doesn’t blame Danny from where he is coming from. Slacker doesn’t know what the right answer, but he feels like in moral quotations the right thing to do is to give your kidney to your enemy…
I know it’s hard to see someone go, but his brother is taking advantage of way too much and Danny is doing the right thing by not giving up his kidney. He’s going to continue to abuse his just like he’s done with the one he already has and that’s not fair or respectful.
What do you think about all this? Do you think Danny did the right thing?
Have you seen the movie, Project X? Well, if you haven’t, it’s a movie about a high school party and now kids are trying to top it in real life! In Houston, a group of teens have been charged with wrecking a $500,000 house. They decided to throw a party like in the movie and then smash every window, kick in all the walls, and destroy everything else in sight. These teens were not the only ones to try and duplicate the movie. A guy named Mikey in Michigan was supposed to have a little get together of 30-40 people as a reward for athletes that never got into trouble but he decided to up the party. He went to the radio airwaves and soon his party was making national news! Cops were sitting outside of his place all day and night to make sure the party never happened, but Mikey was already a game-changer in everyone’s eyes without even throwing the party. He made 10,000 twitter followers and although that party never happened, he is planning another one, but this time his parents are in on it! Can you top that?
Have you been to an out of control party?
College is full of crazy times. House parties get so packed, the cops show up at the end and you’re lucky if they let you leave. I’ve been to a few house parties where you couldn’t even breathe. It stank of weed and alcohol was flowing out of kegs. People would start flying through glass tables just to catch the piece of pizza they were trying to hold onto on their plate. Those were the days…
Seth joined Slacker and Steve on live on the air today to discuss his OPP. Seth has been seeing a really great girl and lately they went out to get some drinks and he dropped the “I Love You” bombshell! Problem is…he didn’t mean to say it… He doesn’t want to hurt her, which is why he came to all of us for advice. How does he in a sense, turn back the clock? How does he tell her he didn’t mean it? After all, she did say it back to him and now she can’t stop!
Lately, I’ve been on the honesty kick. You have to be open with the person you are seeing…For all he knows maybe she knew it was just a drunk I love you and it happens to the best of us…I mean…I can’t say I’ve done it myself, but I know a few people that have and most of the time yes, it’s come to bite them in the butt and the relationship ended. In another sense, maybe if he continues to see the girl that, that I love you will eventually mean something. It’s true that people fall in and out of love and it’s not like he said I’m in love with you so it could mean any kind of love, right? I can see I’m just going back and forth on two different scenarios so obviously I know the right way to go about this…
What do you think? Do you have any advice for Seth?
In today’s Great Mate Debate, Phil and Dana joined us live on the air! Together they have an 18-year-old daughter named Sara that still lives with them and is still in high school. Spring Break is right around the corner and she wants to take a trip to Mexico with her friends. Her dad says no way, this is our house, our rules and she’s going no where. Dana says it’s okay if her daughter goes to Mexico. She thinks it will be good to get some life experience and they can’t hold onto her as a little girl forever.
During the two of them talking, their daughter Sara was driving and heard her parents on the air discussing this! She couldn’t believe it and had to call in! She said the trip will be chaperoned by her friend Cassie’s mom, but Phil knows her mom is nothing but a party mom and doesn’t trust her. On top of it, she even said she’d pay. Things got intense…
Whose side are you on?
I am siding with mom. There’s too many times parents hold their kids back from living life and because of that I think it only hurts your child in the end. If she can’t handle a vacation on her, which is chaperoned, how is she going to handle being an adult and going off to college? Technically, she is 18-years-old and an adult, so she has the right to make decisions for herself. I understand the, my house my rules, trust me, but like Dana said, you can’t hold onto daughter’s as your little girls. They have to grow up into their own person sometime.
You just started dating a new guy, what are you looking for besides the obvious that he is good at relations. A survey listed these as what women look for: That he is a gentleman, he is not in a rush to get to the physical stuff, and he makes you feel beautiful.
Slacker is shocked that some of the tips describe Steve. Steve says he makes woman feel beautiful all the time, and does all these things there for he is good at relations.
Really I don’t think I have any signs. Of course I want a nice guy, and the rest of the above, but I don’t think these things tell you if a guy is good in bed. I have been with my boyfriend for over two years so I am not really looking either.
Other than the obvious, what signs do you look for?
A woman in London was arrested for destroying her lover’s car after he left her and went back to his wife. For months they were secretly dating but he decided to end it and it apparently didn’t go over well. She did other things like painted his garage with obscenities, had things sent to his house, and even tried to put his house up for sale.
Steve wants to know how men can move on and women can’t. They both think when it’s done then it’s done. Slacker thinks you should get a pig heart and stick nails in it. Then leave it on their porch symbolizing how they killed your heart. Well he is just kidding, if you do that you are crazy.
When I was in high school some of my friends and I egged one of my ex boyfriends house. I didn’t do it to get back at him we just wanted to egg someone’s house and we were in his neighborhood. Other than that I never did anything to get back at them. Personally if you break up or they leave you I say just move on. Doing things like this just shows them how much you need them and you give them satisfaction. Don’t get obsessed just move on.
Yi! I think my best friend's husband is having an affair. I work at the same warehouse as him and noticed he has been spending a lot of time with one of the girls there. They are always in the break room together, and they have lunch together almost every day. They work in the same department and they’re always laughing and telling inside jokes. Why would they spend so much time together if something more wasn’t going on? I don't know what to do because I would be upset if I found out my husband was acting like this with a woman he works with. Should I tell my friend or not?
Slacker thinks that maybe they are friends at work. They can talk and have things in common and just work together. Yet how do you know when it is something more or the start of something. What if an affair is really going on and they are trying to make it look like they are friends. Steve thinks if you talk to your friend and nothing is going on it will cause problems between them because if he is ever late she will assume he is cheating. Neither one would want to get involved.
I don’t think she should get involved unless she knows something is going on. Your friend might not like that he has a friend at work that is a girl, but you don’t want to accuse someone of something that you are not sure of. Not a lots of people work with their friends husband, and you’re not there to babysit him. He knows you work there and if something was going on I would think he would try to hide it from you. If your friend comes to you and says that she thinks her husband is going behind her back then you should talk to her.
What do you think Jennifer should do? Tell her friend, or keep out of it?
Skittles, legos, batteries and food, kids stick things in their nose all the time…well some adults do too. What is the weirdest thing your kids stick up their nose?
Slacker’s daughter stuck Guido from Cars up her nose, and his son would shove all kinds of things up his nose like peas. One time Slacker even shoved vitamins up his girlfriend’s nose. His friend Dave would put a string in his nose and out his mouth and pull it back and forth.
I can’t remember sticking anything up my nose when I was little but I have worked a lot with kids. I have seen crayons, fingers, and straws. Luckily nothing has even gotten stuck though. I don’t know why stick things in your nose is so fascinating to kids. They get something in their hands and must think hmm…this would be even cooler if I stuck it in my nose.
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In Texas, a marketing stunt was put on by a company called the Homeless Hotspots at the South by Southwest music conference where homeless people were turned into walking internet hotspots. Homeless people basically stood next to conference goers with a MiFi device to help them connect to the internet via 4G for a price of $2 for every 15 minutes. All the profits went to the homeless, but some people found that dehumanizing and shameful. The company that put on the trial said it’s a, "Very good for the homeless people we're trying to help." What do you think? Do you think this is a good idea or a bad idea?
Steve doesn’t see a downside in this. Slacker can see where people are getting mad. Say you haven’t had relations in forever… two years! Say somebody under your normal league wanted to sleep with you… Would you take that person up on their option? She is taking advantage of the known dry spell. You wouldn’t normally be with someone like this but you are in such dire straights that you actually might pull the trigger and Slacker thinks that’s what makes people mad about this situation.
I think if someone is homeless and wants to put on a shirt that says they are a 4G hotspot and find a way to get them to get their feet on the ground, then why not?
Klutz by Slacker And Steve,posted Mar 13 2012 7:23PM
Have you seen the viral video of the reporter live on air trying to do an interview when he walks right into a light pole?! Ouch! The reporter was following a lawyer down the street and was harassing him with difficult questions that he didn’t want to answer. The news reporter was trying so hard he never saw the light pole coming.
Slacker used to work at a grocery store and his boss would make him take every cart out of the store, and sweep by the glass. Well, he found a way to squeeze his little body back there to get a broom in-between and then he would put his butt on a windowsill. Well, one day he pushed so hard he found himself flying back into a 6 foot plate glass window! He rolled over all bloody and was like “ta-da!” But guess who had to clean it all up?
Steve used to be an alter boy and he was taking the chalets up to the alter when he got tangled, tripped fell and threw “Jesus” everywhere! They had to pause and go get more…
When have you been a klutz?
I think it’s safe to say I haven’t been a huge klutz lately, but when it happens its for the world to see… Like missing that there’s a curb and I trip right into it or how I somehow walk up the stairs and trip… It happens to the best of us…
Today Sarah joined us live on the air to discuss her OPP.
Her husband’s cousin is getting married this June and she called to ask them if their 3 year old would be the ring bearer. Right out of the bat Slacker said it’s her own fault for having cute kids, but let’s get back to the problem… They would love to have him be the ring bearer, but his cousin is getting married in the Hamptons. They would have to fly to New York, rent a car, and find a place to stay in Hamptons… in June… She is a stay at home mom and their lives are very comfortable, but they just finished paying off their debt and this would put a damper on things. Plus, it’s not a child friendly affair, so after the wedding, he will have to go to a babysitter for the reception and what not. They could just suck it up and go, but she also thinks they could just talk to his Uncle that has a ton of money, but she doesn’t want to seem like she’s begging.
What do you think she should do? Do you have any advice?
I’m one of those people that hates giving up my money, but for any trip to somewhere I haven’t been, I think it would be worth the while. I think they should suck it up and go. Life is way to short not to. It sounds like they can afford it, especially if they paid off their debt, but at the same time, paying off all of your debt is such a huge accomplishment. You are finally on the up rise. Ugh, I don’t know anymore…
Have you ever heard of pizza roulette? It’s where one piece of pizza is secretly covered in Hot Chili Powder… Several people will enjoy a normal piece of pizza while one person suffers horribly. Would you play?
I'm not much of a risk taker so I can't say I would play...
Stalker by Slacker And Steve,posted Mar 13 2012 5:17PM
In Des Moines, Washington, a 64 year old woman was accused of planning a wedding with a man she relentlessly stalked for more than a year. She ordered a wedding ring, reserved a Seattle courtroom, and the jewelry store called her victim asking him to pay for the ring she had selected and the courtroom called him to confirm the wedding, so before she could be wed, she was arrested for the second time charged with felony stalking. She met her victim in 2010 and proclaimed her undying love for him soon after but he wasn’t into her that way, so she began to mail him, phone him and follow him around and that’s when she decided they were going to be wed.
For Slacker the line of being a stalker seems to get a bit fuzzy. Lately he has been obsessed with Corey Rose on 9news. He knows he has to let that crush go for because it’s in his best interest… Especially for his health… She is dating an MMA Fighter…
Steve had a friend that was being stalked by a guy she went out with once or twice. She would come home from work and see that he had delivered her bags of groceries and left them on her front porch. She also noticed they were all her favorite foods. Creepy!
When have you been a stalker? Or were the victim of a stalker?
Ugh, I can’t believe I’m willing to admit this, but I’ve been called a stalker a time or two. Not like a legit go out of my way kind of stalker but the joking kind with your friends. I’m just a little excited when I see an artist I like or a football player I like, cough…Tim Tebow… cough…
A babysitter in Florida was recently arrested for stealing $43,000 worth of jewelry from a home she had been hired at. She stole nine rings, five bracelets, fifteen necklaces, seven pairs of earrings, two watches, four charms, and five religious charms. She got caught only when the homeowner noticed it was all missing and the police were able to track down the jewelry being pawned off at some shops where she used her real name. Not so clever… And not the person you would want watching your kids…
Have you experienced a bad babysitter?
On the good side of babysitting, there is a new company called ‘Nanny In The Clouds’ where families can enter their flight details and be matched with a nanny to fly with them! It’s basic in-flight nanny care and all you have to do is negotiate a price with the nanny once you are matched up. Flying just got easier for parents! Slacker is ecstatic!
I used to be a babysitter when I was young and I guess most would say I was pretty good but not good enough if I fell asleep in one of the kids rooms or so happened to make one try and run away because I wouldn’t let her have a popsicle. Hey, I was like 14… You live and learn…
Today’s OPP comes from a 10 year old and just for precaution, we will not be sharing his name:
Yi! Guys. At school life as a 10 year old kid is hard but kids bully me, two girls and a boy, I don't know what to do. I asked the teacher to help but nothing was working and this girl lets it roll off her back like nothing happened and its all peaches and cream but its not. Everything I do to is a new way to make fun of me. They always think I'm okay with it but I have feelings too and I did go to therapy and it did help a little but not enough. I do ask you to help with this and I don't know what to do. If anybody was bullied or their child was I would like to know how they dealt with it. Thank you for your time. ~
Slacker was bullied as a kid and he became a goof ball. He used humor as a defense and then it stopped or in other words, they left him alone. It’s a lot more fun for the bullies to bully the ones that you can tell its hurting. Slacker knows Steve was mean, but he wouldn’t put him in the bully category. Steve’s advice is not something he wanted to say out loud, but he thinks he should bully the bully and then they will find an easier target. It’s giving them a taste of their own medicine. Slacker and Steve hope this story doesn’t end badly. Bullying used to be if you could get through the 8 hours of school and then it was over, but now it is none stop with facebook and text messages. You can’t escape when someone is trying to make you feel small.
Just last night I was looking through my twitter account and Demi Lovato tweeted about bullying. Yes, I follow Demi… She was talking about how cruel it was and how sorry she felt for the people that bullied others because something must have happened in their own life that made them that way. I couldn’t help but retweet what she said and I thought about what she said and how passionate she was about it. Bullying should not be taken lightly and I really hope he can find a way to get through it. The only advice I have is to take it in and know that it only helps you become a stronger person. Let it give you motivation to do great things. If he wants, maybe try the principal? I hate to see this happen and I wish I could give better advice but unfortunately, I just don’t know…
The American Pet Products Association announced that the U.S. has spent over $50 billion in the past year on their pets. $450 million of that was for pet insurance, $3.79 billion was for pet services such as grooming and hotels, and food and veterinary costs added up to 65% of the figure. One couple however, decided to take things to the next level when it came to pampering their dog…
In England, a couple named Denise and David Smart, dropped $13,000 on a tummy tuck, facelift and other surgeries for their dog!! They did it for their 5 year old blood hound because he has a rare disease that causes excess skin to develop on his body which grows skin flaps over his eyes so he can’t see. With the surgeries, their blood hound, Junior, is more mobile and can live life to the fullest!
Slacker’s dog Mojo has two of the most extravagant beds ever and he claims it’s just because he’s old and has hip problems, but he loves his dog! Last year, he paid for surgeries for one of his ears and extracted teeth.
I can’t say I have given my dog a tummy tuck or anything, but I love my dog so much I would do whatever it takes to keep her safe and make sure she is happy. I will buy her so many treats, chew toys, bones… Anything! She has her favorites so we pile up on those and she loves her walks so off course I will take her everyday! At night, she even gets her own little space although most of the time she thinks that means the entire bed including my pillow. I still love my pup though!
Naked Bets by Slacker And Steve,posted Mar 9 2012 6:51PM
In Wisconsin, a man lost a bet in a bar over a game of darts and had to run around the block naked. When he saw a cop patrolling the area, he tried to hide behind a poll and cover up his privates, but it was too late; He had been spotted. The cop gave him a ticket for disorderly conduct and took him back to the bar to get his clothes where he was laughed at uncontrollably.
Since we are talking about bets, Slacker and Steve decided to place a bet against each other and the loser will have to do the I-pod of shame where one of them sings along to a song but all you here is Slacker or Steve singing horribly. Slacker bets there will be more calls about being naked and Steve bets the opposite.
What have you ever had to do to pay off a bet? Have you ever done a naked bet? You ever get caught naked?
I can’t say I’ve done a naked bet or at least the bet part anyways… It was more like truth or dare and I was dared to run around my friends place naked. Then I took pictures in front of wine glasses, but that’s a whole other story. I’ve placed plenty of bets, but they have been mostly for money or for other things I would like.
Joanna joined us live on the air today for her OPP. She has been working with this great guy for about a year and a half now and she’s developed quite the crush. She’s never said anything though because he has a girlfriend. Recently, she found out that his relationship has been a bit rocky and from her understanding he’s been giving her signals that he might be interested and that things will probably end with his current girlfriend. From the looks of it, it doesn’t look like he will be devastated, either. Even though they are still together, she wants to step in and at least let him know that she likes him. Do you think she should?
When she was asked by Slacker and Steve if she was willing to be the rebound, she clearly made it out to seem like she was looking for a relationship, so they don’t know what would be the best way to go. Slacker leaned one way and Steve leaned another… Slacker likes to call this “The Greasy.” How he explains it is, the Broncos had this quarterback John Elway, that no matter who came in after him, he was going to suck… Does she really want to be that follow up, the greasy? Or does she want to be the Tebow or the Manning? Slacker also brought up the question, Have you ever been in a relationship that got rocky and got better? He doesn’t think Joanna would like to hear about another girl sniffing around while she’s trying to fix things and Joanna could be considered that girl sniffing around right now. Steve thinks she just needs to be around and be that co-worker so when things break; she’s the one he sees. In other words, hover.
Do you think Joanna should move in and say something or is it inappropriate? Do you have any other advice for her?
I am telling you right now, if she starts to move in on the rocky relationship, she is in for a nightmare. She thinks it’ll be all fun to get the guy and as some would put it, win the game, but truth is, you don’t want to go there! Things get messy and in a hurry to a point where you don’t know how to turn the tables and make it all go away. It’s just not something you don’t want to get in the middle of. My advice would be to let their relationship play out and if they do end, give them time to land back on their own two feet again. Just because it’s rocky doesn’t mean it’s on its way to being over…
Flipped Off by Slacker And Steve,posted Mar 9 2012 5:27PM
In Florida, a woman was driving her car when another woman drove past her, flipped her off and seconds later flipped her car and it went up in flames. When the woman that was flipped the bird noticed, she still got out of her car and helped save the life of the woman and her child! Everyone is said to be okay, but if Slacker was in the situation where someone flipped him the middle finger and then he noticed their car up in flames, he doesn’t think he would of stopped and been a Good Samaritan. In other words, they had what was coming to them. He would never himself flip someone off himself because he has a kid in the car and you never know if the other person is crazy. In high school Slacker knew this guy that hated him and he spent two years rebuilding a GTO. The day he got it done and it was beautiful, Slacker was coming out of the school and the guy drove by, flipped him off and sped off, but the car got out of control, jumped up on the curve and ran into a stop sign. The whole front of the car went was ruined and he was all bloody. Slacker walked up to the car, said no (insert your name here), flipped him off and walked away. Would you have helped the woman in the car or would you have kept driving?
In another story about flipping someone off, a woman was given the bird by a guy in a sports car, but weeks later she set up a first date with a guy on match.com and when she noticed his car, it just so happened to be the exact same guy! Now they just laugh about it together!
I’ve been flipped off a time or two in my life and I’ve even returned a few, but mostly because I’m a cautious driver and no one really cares about that. They just want to get where they have to go and as fast as possible. If I was in the case where the person I saw flips me off got into an accident, I would probably have to stop and at least do something to try and help them. I think it would sit too much on my conscience.
Have you ever been flipped off? Were you the one that gave the bird?
Jessica joined us on the air today to discuss her problem. If you remember Elaina’s story, it’s kind of like hers… Jessica is getting married at the end of the summer, but ever since puberty she has always been attracted to both guys and girls. Problem is, she grew up in a really Christian home so she never got to experience what it would be like with a girl. She’s really excited to be with her soon to be husband, but like Elaina, she would like to have a one night stand, but not with a guy… but with a girl… She doesn’t know if she should talk to her husband about this or if she should just do this… or should she leave this in the realm of fantasy?
Slacker thinks she should leave it as a fantasy. When he was a rock star, he really wanted to the three way thing so badly, but he didn’t because like drugs, he was afraid if he crossed that threshold, he would never come back. He doesn’t know what to right answer is though for Jessica… What do you think she should do?
From hearing Jessica’s voice, I can tell she is always going to wonder what it would be like to be with a girl. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but she needs to just go out and do it because it’s not fair to her soon to be husband. What if she does get with a girl and decides she likes that better… Wouldn’t it be best if she does that before she gets married? Telling her husband beforehand will only hurt him I think. I know it’s always best to be honest and open with each other because trust is huge in a relationship, and again I can’t believe I’m saying this, but what you don’t know won’t hurt you. She just needs clarity.
Slacker is craving the new Doritos flavored nacho cheese from Taco Bell, which got him thinking about how he would take his family to Chili’s for buffalo wings, Chick-fil-a for the chicken, and McDonalds for the fries just to create the ultimate fast food meal. When he was younger he used to travel to Burger King for the whopper then head over to Wendy’s for the fries and end at Dairy Queen for the dessert. Specifically, the peanut butter parfait…
What is your ultimate fast food meal?
Oh my gosh! I and fast food are best friends! My ultimate fast food meal would be going to Taco Bell Pizza Hut grabbing two tacos soft with just beef and cheese, and then getting a pepperoni pizza with the breadsticks. Then you have to go to KFC and get the mashed potatoes with gravy plus the mac-&- cheese, then you need to go to McDonalds for the cheeseburger and fries and last but not least for dessert, the New York style cheesecake from Jack In The Box.
In Miami, a man was working on a roof when he accidently nailed his hand to the roof itself! Fire Rescue had to use a hand held power saw to cut a section around the man’s hand and get him off the roof so they could take him to the hospital. Iggy Carroll said, "It was that one finger on his left hand where the nail went through and into the wood. And he wasn't able to free himself, so that's when they called 911. We actually had to cut the roof around his hands so we could safely move him down. Anytime you have someone impaled you don't want to pull it out. We cut around it."
Slacker flooded his entire house when he tried to install his owner washer and dryer!
I’ve tried to do a lot of things by myself and then I started to realize that wasn’t a good idea. Like, trying to fix a running toilet… Yeah, I broke the handle off on the inside of the toilet. I also broke a handle on the kitchen sink and when I tried to fix it I ended up breaking it more and water was spewing everywhere… That’s why I have a little mat on the floor so you can’t see where I ruined the wooden floor… Next time any of this happens I will be calling a handy-man.
My girlfriend is the best ever and I told her ultimately that I want her happy, even if it doesn't make me happy... well, how would you guys feel if your significant other still has pictures with other guys' arms around her and memorabilia that says stuff like "Beth likes 'so-and-so'" - I just think about in the future when it comes to having a family - what if one of the kids came up and asked "Who's so-and-so that I saw on this box?"? I'd think different if it were just pics of friends hanging out and people that she had not been intimate with in the past - and I only mean pics that are clearly from that point in time. Like I said, I don't EVER want to be controlling to her, and I'm never going to ask her to get rid of this stuff, so how do I deal with this easily, since I see it over and over? She shows me stuff all the time and I don't want to be rude. My ways of dealing with it are: Nicotine gum, cleaning and petting her pets - as silly as these ideas sound, they kind of work, but only kind of - any other suggestions? Thanks.
Slacker has nothing of his past relationships. But he has gone to peoples houses and seen there memories of high school, and he doesn’t have any of that because he was dating someone at that time. Steve doesn’t want to erase her memories but doesn’t think they shouldn’t be flaunted around. Keep your memories but don’t shove it in his face. Slacker wants to know if the situation can change, like if her past boyfriend died, does it make a difference.
I have all kinds of pictures in a box at home. Some of my pictures have past boyfriends in them, but mostly those pictures are with a group of people. I got rid of the pictures of just me and my ex just because I didn’t want them anymore. If it is bugging him this much then he needs to talk to her and maybe ask her to at least put the pictures away. Yet if this relationship is serious and she is still reminiscing about past relationships then he may need to rethink the relationship. If he really doesn’t want to say anything my best advice is take her on an amazing date, take lots of pictures then fill the frames with the new pictures.
Do you have suggestions to help him deal, or should he say something to her?
They are getting married and their moms are getting too involved in the planning. She says it is not even her wedding anymore because the mom’s are planning everything. It is getting overwhelming and she doesn’t want to deal with it anymore. She just wants to go elope and come back and tell their families. He doesn’t think they are too involved. He is an only child and says his mom is a little more involved because of that, but he says they have invested money already and sent invitations. He doesn’t want to elope because they can’t do that to their families.
Slacker and Steve can understand both of the couple’s sides, but they both agree it is a little late to change things. Slacker says he gets that he is the only child and they have already invested some money, but isn’t it better to stop the wedding now and elope then let the whole thing go through and call it off when people have already RSVP and spent more money. Is he getting married for his mom or for her?
I also can understand both sides. She just wants her wedding and she is not happy with the way things are going. Yet I can understand his side because I am also an only child and you want your parents to be there and be involved. I think they should sit both families down and talk to them. Tell them that this is not their wedding and they need to back off. It may hurt the parent’s feelings but they need to understand that it isn’t their wedding. Tell them you want them to be involved but ultimately it is the couple’s decision. If they still don’t get it after that then I say they should elope. Tell the parents that you wanted them there but it wasn’t about them anymore.
A woman heading to Texas on a flight was detained in Los Angeles for ten hours because she was painting her nails on a Southwest plane. While she was painting her nails in her seat, a flight attendant approached her and asked her to stop. She apologized and put the nail polish away, but thought since she only had two left to paint, she would just head to the bathroom. When she left the bathroom, another flight attendant was outside the door waiting for her. They started to argue with each other so the woman called the flight attendant a foul word. She was later arrested and charged with “abusive profane language.” She was released ten hours later and a judge dropped the charge.
Steve has one question with all this… Why is it a bad thing to paint your nails on a plane?
Slacker knows flight attendants are well trained and he would tip them if he could because he knows they go through so much crap in a day, but having said that, he thinks they are equivalent to a mall security guard or as he calls it, mall security guard syndrome. He thinks as soon as they think they have some sort of power, they over exercise it creating something out of nothing.
Having said that, he has been on a flight with a friend where there had a flight attendant encounter. His friend had grabbed a small nasty pillow from a bin on her way inside the plane and once she started getting cozy in her seat to fall asleep, a flight attendant walked up and yanked the pillow out from under her head and said it was a first class pillow, not for someone in coach. Slacker wished the flight attendant would have at least been a human being and said excuse me. It was so rude.
Have you had a flight attendant encounter?
I’ve only had good flight attendant encounters… Once on a flight from New York to Denver we got really bad turbulence so the male flight attendant calmed me down and talked me through it… Now that I think about it though, he told me that was we were experiencing was nothing compared to flying to Vegas in the summer and I went, oh great, that’s my next trip in August.
Slacker and Steve want to know out of the three breakfasts foods; pancakes, waffles, or French toast, which one would you pick. They asked random people in the building and 99 percent said pancakes, except for Dave.
Slacker and Steve both agree that pancakes are the best. When Slacker was growing up they never used real maple syrup on their pancakes, but he says he doesn’t put butter on his pancakes…or anything really. Steve likes all the choices but thinks pancakes are the best. He thinks you need butter though.
Personally I have to agree and say pancakes are the best. I like waffles and French toast but pancakes are number one. Since I was little I have loved chocolate chip pancakes and still have them all the time. They are like my favorite thing to eat for breakfast. Got to have butter and maple syrup too!
What would you pick for breakfast…Pancakes, Waffles, or French Toast?
A new video is going viral of a woman that lost the bottom half of her wedding dress as she was making her grand entrance, exposing her back side for all her guests to see! This video inspired us today to talk about wardrobe malfunctions. Like the wardrobe malfunction Celine Dion had while performing at the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival a while ago on a Friday night. She was wearing a short dress when she flashed the entire front row. At least she laughed off the whole incident, but sometimes it’s not so easy.
Slacker remembers being naked in front of about 2,000 listeners at the world’s largest office party at the Hyatt. It was a few years ago, but they decided to throw a contest where the guy with the best boxers won something. Well, everyone wanted to see Slacker’s boxers so a guy approached him to pull down his pants, but instead clinched onto his boxers as well and presto, he was naked! And cold…
Have you ever experienced a wardrobe malfunction?
I’ve had a wardrobe malfunction in Steve’s car. I was getting into his car on the way to an event at with Troy Tulowitzki when my pants had, had no more and ripped right in the most inappropriate place. I had to pretend like nothing happened and to this day, Steve still doesn’t know, unless he reads this of course. Not once during the night did he catch on, even though I was sharing the story with all of our co-workers. It was so embarrassing but at the same time all I could do was laugh it off. I was mostly sad I was going to have to say goodbye to a good pair of pants.
I have a weird situation where I don't know whether to be happy for a friend or mad at her ... and I could really use your help. My friend, Carrie, and I met a few years ago in a weight-loss program and became BFFs instantly. We were both overweight and instantly knew each other like we were sisters. I've continued dieting and working out and the weight comes off little by little, but Carrie ended up getting gastric bypass and the weight just fell off her! Normally I'd be happy for my friend for changing her life so drastically, but Carrie has become a real jerk ever since she lost the weight. She's constantly making jokes at my expense and telling me I'm too fat to do certain things. It's like she completely forgot how it feels to be heavy! So how do I handle this? Do I talk to her, swallow my pride and deal with it, or just drop her as a friend? Please help because I can't take much more of this!
In Marie and Carrie’s position, Slacker thinks Carrie cheated. In one of his analogy’s, it’s like when you were a pledge at a fraternity and you hated all the hazing, but then you did the hazing after you were allowed in; It doesn’t make sense. Why wouldn’t you just stop the hazing? Carrie probably hated people making fun of her so she lost all the weight and now she’s doing the same thing.
Slacker’s gut reaction would be to cut the friend, but the fact that you would have buried a body with that person six months ago makes him second guess it. Steve has been losing weight and Slacker doesn’t think he’s really changed as a person other than his confidence, but if he would have started acting differently he doesn’t know what he would have done.
What do you think Marie should do?
I think Marie needs to talk this out with her friend. Explain to her that what she’s been saying is hurting your feelings and that you are doing the best you can. If she continues to make jokes at your expense then maybe she’s not the person you thought she was and it’s time to let that friendship end. I don’t think it’ll go that route, but people do change when they start getting noticed so you never know.
Lately, the storms in the Midwest have been all over the news and although there have been some stories of sadness; we wanted to share the stories of triumph. For example, in Indiana, a woman received a test message from her husband warning her that a tornado was heading right towards their home. She had only just walked into the house when she received the text so she grabbed her two kids and hustled them into the basement when the tornado brought the house down on top of them. The woman’s legs were struck and in the end she did lose both of her legs, but that didn’t stop her from shielding her children saving both of their lives without a scratch on them. What an amazing mother!
Also, in Indiana, a woman that has been a bus driver for over 23 years was driving sixty kids home from school when she noticed hail and a funnel cloud coming right towards the bus. The woman stopped the bus at a general store and had the children hide behind a water cooler until the storm has passed. Every single life was saved.
What we don’t usually hear about after the storms have passed and a few weeks have gone by, is the story of people like the “Disaster Junkies.” Disaster Junkies are people that spend about six months of out the year traveling around the country to help rebuild communities after disaster strikes. These people are simply good Samaritans paying their own way and they normally either stay in churches or mobile homes during their visit. They provide around $147 million worth of free labor every year and are responsible for about $200 million worth of relief aid. Truly inspirational…
I’ve been in a natural disaster. I was in a hurricane back when I lived in Florida called Hurricane Andrew. I don’t remember much since I was pretty young and I didn’t even understand what a hurricane was, but what I do remember in my Aunt carrying me through the flooded waters to my home. I know we had gotten out of school early that day, but somewhere in my neighborhood the bus got stuck and couldn’t drive anymore from the flooded waters. It was not safe, so my mom and my Aunt walked all the way to the bus, my mom got my brother and my Aunt got me and they stirred up enough strength to carry use through the snake and dirt infested water. It was truly brave and I will never forget it.
Have you been in a natural disaster? Tell us your story.
If you had a parrot in your house, what would be the first phrase it would learn in your house?
Slacker’s would be: “Get down because I said so” or “Calm down” or something of that sort because he has kids. Slacker assumes Steve’s would be the cheesiest line in some pornography, only come to find out Steve watches his adult films in silent. He rarely talks on the phone, talks to himself or brings the ladies over, but if he did, he would probably one, cover up the parrot’s cage and two, say, “You have to time me with a calendar…” And note, if you want to understand more of that, I recommend you check out the audio of it. I must keep my lips sealed.
In my house it would probably be something like “Dishes” or “What’s for dinner?” or “Dog needs out.” It’s pretty sad. I rather teach it to say something cool…
Spring break… It’s wild, it’s crazy and it only comes around once a year… According to 83% of college students, spring break trips normally involve a lot more drinking than usual. 75% says there is an increase in sexual activity and 70% have friends that have been sexually active with more than one person on a spring break trip. How would you feel if your parents had a GPS device on you though? For $20 a month, parents can track your every move with a device called SecurePAL. When they push the SOS button, they can receive text messages or emails of your exact location. On top of that they can even set up virtual boundaries that will alert them when the device enters or departs a designated area. There’s even an option for listening in for $30 a month! Have you ever been tracked before? Parents, would you use this device?
Now that Slacker has a daughter, he has to care about spring break, but he doesn’t even want to imagine what it’ll be like when she gets to that age. He never did anything over spring break. He tried to make us believe he brought alcohol into a room with his band mates in Florida, but it was really some ginger ale. Steve never went on spring break either. They’re pretty lame, so they want to hear your spring break stories, especially if parents are going to start taking all the fun out of it!
Unfortunately, I’m pretty lame, as well. If I went on spring break, it was a cruise or a week on the beach in Florida with my parents! I couldn’t get away from them, especially on a boat. I did get to do fun things though, like hang out on a private island drinking coronas and tubing down a river in Jamaica. They were good times, but they could have been better! You know...
Today, Tori joined us on the air to discuss her OPP…
She has worked with her boss for a couple years now and watched him go through a divorce about a year ago and several relationships since then. She heard through the grape vine he was hitting his wife which is why his marriage ended and he hit the other women he was with, as well. Slacker was wondering why his wife never came clean, but Tori also heard he paid off a woman after his wife to keep her from telling the truth, so it’s possible he paid off his wife in some sort of fashion, too. Just the other night they had a company dinner where she met her boss’ new girlfriend. While talking to her, she couldn’t help but think if she should warn this woman about his behavior. Clearly, this is an ongoing problem for her boss, but she doesn’t know how to tell the woman or if she should and if it gets back to him, she could lose her job. How does she approach all this without ruining her career? Should she tell his new girlfriend?
Slacker and Steve both agree you never hit a woman. It makes them both so upset to even hear about this happening…
For Steve, he loves where Tori’s heart is at, but he thinks this could turn on her quickly and come back to haunt her and he doesn’t want that for her. Slacker doesn’t think a man can change after he’s hit a woman. He thinks a lot of women will think they will be the one he doesn’t do that too, but he doesn’t believe that. He’s never seen that in his personal life. Slacker thinks some guys are such charmers and set the hook so deep that a woman can fall right into that trap, so that when the other shoe drops and they can’t believe it, they try to convince themselves it’s not happening and forgive him. It’s not good…
What advice do you have for Tori?
It worries me that she’s heard only rumors, but I do think there is a smart way to go about this. Unfortunately, I don’t know the best way to go about it, but I can only assume it’s through HR somehow… I could be totally wrong, but abuse is never something to take lightly, no matter the case.
A while back we talked to Shelly about the engagement chicken. She has been dating an amazing guy named Andrew for 3 years now and she's ready to get married. She thought he would propose on Christmas, but nothing. New Years, nothing… Valentine's Day, nothing… And since her friends brought up the recipe, she wanted to know if she should give it a try. After that day, she called us back up later that week to tell us she was going to be making the chicken. The following week, she told us how he went…She said it was great chicken! She enjoyed it very much and he was elated. He didn’t ask her to marry him, but she did feel a change. Today, she is back on the air with us to give us another update… Is she engaged this time? Well… No… But they are looking for an apartment so things are on the upswing! We will talk to her again next week!
Bad Idea by Slacker And Steve,posted Mar 6 2012 5:13PM
We posted a video this past weekend on our facebook with a guy that decided he wanted to grab food from an elephant. Talk about a bad idea, but out of all the bad ideas in the world, we think this one tops them all! With all the records to break in this world, why one man would attempt the most hours buried alive is beyond crazy to us! A 24 year old man from Sri Lanka named Janaka Basnayake, asked his family to do this honor and bury him alive in a ten foot grave, in a wooden coffin. He was buried around 9:30 in the morning and at 4:00 in the afternoon they unburied him only to discover he was dead! Poor guy…
When did you have an idea that turned into a bad one?
I don’t know about you, but all my ideas are great. Ok, I’m kidding. I’ve had some pretty bad ideas that without thinking, I went through with and ended up costing some people a whole lot of time. Kind of like the idea of dominos, except I made them all fall down for someone to start all over again. I want to share a story of my friend’s though… She used to be an intern here back in the day and during that time we had the privilege of uploading the audio to the website. Well, one time she added one too many of the same audio so she went to hit the delete button and boom! Bad idea! She deleted every audio file ever created! That night she had to upload everything from that year. I felt really bad for her!
Ambien by Slacker And Steve,posted Mar 2 2012 7:19PM
Ambien!! A drug used to treat insomnia… Slacker is pretty sure it is in the water supply of Highlands Ranch. Sometimes people screw up and take too much of it or it messes with their metabolism, and its makes you go “wieeeeee” as Slacker and Steve say! Kind of like the pig in the Geico commercials!
I moved in with my boyfriend about 5 months ago and I'm thinking it was a BIG mistake. All he ever wants to do is watch sports. When he wakes up its sports, when he comes home its sports and at night it sports. The weekends, forget about it, its sports, sports and more sports. I'm at the breaking point! I'm glad he has something that makes him happy and he enjoys, but enough is enough! Do you have any thoughts on how I should address this? It's at a point where it's either me or the sports.
Slacker thinks throwing out an ultimatum to a guy is never a good idea. To the guy, the sports are an unconditional love while hers is just conditional. She could just fake it and get into the sports with him, like Slacker’s mom did with his dad. This is not a bad thing for him to be obsessed with in comparison to drugs or alcohol. Steve thinks if she leaves it won’t matter because he can just get another girl to have relations with.
If you’ve been in this situation, can you turn him back? Do you give the ultimatum? Do you move out? What advice do you have for Carrie?
I was that girl that got into sports because I thought a player was hot, so once I sat down and started watching the sport and understanding it, I wanted to know more and more. I got into players and their stories and I think that’s what Carrie needs to do. She should sit down and find a time to watch ESPN with him and maybe she can find a common ground with a sport that’ll help save their relationship. However, there is more to a relationship then what you watch on TV… Who knows, maybe one day you can find a night where you can watch what you want with him… Talk about it!
In Washington D.C. parents are upset at math problems that came home with their third graders from school. Problems read something like, "bloodthirsty aliens the sucked the blood out 828 teachers and left them for dead,” "killed 163 terrorists, 296 murderers, and 206 arsonists. How many criminals did he kill on an average day?” and “Baking Africans, Americans, and Indians in ovens: "How many desperate people were in each oven?" Would you be upset by these math problems?
Steve says he would have been interested in math if he had questions like this and Slacker doesn’t think there is really anything wrong with it. When it comes to his son Noah, if he is in a pinch trying to teach him something, he will try cows but it never works and he ends up describing the problem with Star Wars terms.
I’m not a fan of those math problems to be honest. These children are in third grade and should not have to deal with these kinds of problem. They should have like Slacker normally says, butterflies and rainbows. Let them be kids!
Feud by Slacker And Steve,posted Mar 2 2012 5:27PM
Have you been feuding with someone lately? Have you feuded before? Slacker thinks deep down everyone on this planet has had a feud with somebody, they just don’t want to admit it.
Right now Paula Abdul is feuding with Janet Jackson because apparently Abdul used to be a home wrecker back in the day with one of Janet’s brothers. Now Abdul is accusing Janet of trying to get into X-Factor. Today, Janet said she was flattered by X-Factor, but no thanks and that still hasn’t stopped this mighty feud. Steve thinks they’re both so pretty they should just call it even and move on!
In Slacker’s parent’s neighborhood, Apple Blight was killing the life of apple trees. Well, Slacker’s parents had a tree that died in their backyard so people started sending them angry letters about how their tree is destroying all of theirs and they should tear it down. The only problem is, Slacker’s parent’s tree was not an apple tree, it was a Peach tree, so he decided to make a sign that said, “Hi, I’m a peach tree,” and continued this ongoing neighborly feud.
Bad Parent by Slacker And Steve,posted Mar 2 2012 12:13PM
A two year-old Wichita, Kansas boy is ok after falling out of his mother's car. He unbuckled his seat belt, opened the back door and fell out. His 22-year-old mother didn’t notice he was gone until she arrived home more than 1 1/2 miles away. She retraced her steps and found her boy at Samantha Garcia's home. Garcia called 911 and says, “He was scared. I’ve never seen a child’s lip that swollen. As soon as I came up, he put his arms up and climbed right up into my arms, no problem. He had road rash on his arm and two deep cuts on his face. He’s a bright little boy. He sat on my lap and played on the iPhone until the police arrived." The mother may face charges.
What have you done to your kids, or what did your parents to do you, that would qualify as bad parenting?
Yi! My husband sometimes travels for work and he’s had to go out of town a few times in the last couple of weeks. Something is really bothering me about his trips. He's been sharing a hotel room with another guy last weekend and this weekend. They have two beds but he insists because they are both married and they clearly aren't looking to hook-up with other women and to save money they are sharing a room. He can afford to get his own room. Does this mean that something is going on between them? Is it weird?
Steve thought that age plays a huge factor in this OPP. He said that any man over 30 shouldn’t share a hotel room with another man. Slacker agreed that he wouldn’t usually share a room with another guy, but he would if he had to. He also thinks that Natalie has to have other suspicions about her husband because this is not that big of a deal.
To be honest, I don’t think sharing a room with another person is a big deal, male or female. I never thought of it as the two people hooking up and I don’t think I will start thinking that now. If Slacker and Steve shared a room with each other, I wouldn’t think they were hooking up and they work together so I don’t think Natalie has anything to worry about. Like Slacker said, Natalie has to be suspicious of other things for her to be thinking this way.
What do you think? Is there something going on with Natalie’s husband?
If a good looking guy approaches you, what would you rather be called: Pretty, hot or sexy?
Slacker said that the only one that you can say at work is pretty, but at a bar, sexy is definitely the way to go. Steve said that you don’t have to be good looking to be sexy. Sexy is more about how you carry or package yourself. He also thought that calling a women pretty was complimenting her face, but calling her hot was more towards her body.
I was one of the girl’s Steve was talking to at Arby’s today and when he asked me that question, I didn’t like either one of the options. If I had to choose, I would go with pretty, but personally I think beautiful is the right word to use. It makes you feel like you are, how to I put this, like wife material. If I’m being called hot or sexy, I feel like it’s all just about my body.
Matt got Tracie an expensive couch she had her eye on. Since then, Tracie didn’t get a Valentine’s Day or birthday present. Matt says it’s because the couch was expensive and it was her “one big present for the year.” Tracie says that you can’t buy something for the house and think you get out of gift giving for the next year.
Both Slacker and Steve think that Tracie is being a little selfish, but they also agree that it really kind of was a present for the house. Slacker mentioned that he and his wife buy a vacation and that counts as all of their presents for the year…although they still celebrate important dates.
I think Matt getting Tracie the couch set was an amazing thing he did, but I don’t think it should count as a gift for the whole year. I can understand money being tight, but love is about surprises and being in that moment and if you spot something you want to get for that person, you just do it, not going, well I got you a couch set, so that should hold me tight for a year.