Well change is in the air for the Q and Mark and Bobby travel down to their closest affiliate in Illinois to do the show from the studios of 1420 WINI! But bound to be a great show, the guys reach into the past to bring back someone that hadn't been on the show for a year and a half. Joey Lawrence comes back onto the Q to discuss whatever is on the minds of Mark and Bobby....
First up is the discussion of what has been going on with Joey. Joey has gotten involved in selling vapor and e-cigs. This leads to a great discussion about the business of Vapor and its recent popularity in the past couple years. They also discuss the inherent risks that has been talked about regarding health and what is and isnt known.
Then Mark and Bobby go toe to toe once again on religion. Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty once again put his foot in his mouth regarding atheism and how those people that follow atheism need to have their heads cut off and raped. Horrible as it is, Mark lays into Phil and this leads to a discussion about the bible and when things were written in context to what people believe. Very interesting discussion.
FInally the guys talk about some letters from the listeners and specifically about one from a father that is unhappy with how sports in general is looked at as a way to build character in children. Bobby thinks the father is way off in his assessment and decides to call out the pussification of Merica, while Mark plays devils advocate and tries to get to the real reason that Bobby is unhappy.
Funny man Jake Ashlock joins Mark and Producer Bobby for the show to discuss some of the biggest things in current affairs.
First up, Bobby is unhappy with how a interaction with another STL radio personality went down online. Mark and Jake play devils advocate for how it looked on both ends of the situation and try to help Bobby see the silver lining on the clouds.
Then the discussion quickly turns to the Robin Thicke and his recent lawsuit loss regarding his song "Blurred Lines" and how similar it sounds to a song by Marvin Gaye (per the lawsuit). Mark, having worked in music for 20 years discusses how slippery a slope this creates for other artists from here on out. Plus they discuss the potential retroactive things that could come from this. And throughout the show, this discussion rears up a few times.
Next the guys tackle the dumbest move by a group of politicians in years, as they tackle the 47 Senators that sent a letter to Iran encouranging them to not listen to THEIR Commander in Chief! Then Mark takes on Hillary-Gate (sigh) and the fact that she had an email address outside of hers that is given to be used by the White House and it's staff. Mark tries to explain the ludacris nature of people turning this molehill into a Mountain, when there are obviously bigger fish to fry.
Finally, Ashlock hits the Hot Seat and discusses some of his more intimate backgroud. Plus there is OVERTIME where the Moral Dillemas are presented again, and find out if Producer Bobby through his family under the bus again at all.
Jefferey Wilson is an accomplished SAG actor and the producer of the newest TV show in the STL called THE HOT SEAT w/ Mark Bland! So Jeff decides to jump on the show today and promote the Hot Seat while also taking on the barrage of HOT SEAT questions he gets later in the program.
But that is just the start. Mark and Producer Bobby bring up and start discussing the police/citizen interaction video from Texas where a man was dressed in the Kilt with a AR-15 over their shoulder and camera rolling. Mark and Jeff are at odds behind proper etiquette in 2015 as a person vs. the right to bare arms. This leads to another producer named Hoop joining the conversation via phone to defend the 2nd Amendment.
Next the Dept of Justice released their final findings in the Ferguson situation from August of 2014 regarding the shooting of Mike Brown. They state Darren Wilson has no case that can be brought against him and that their are dirty things in the water at the Ferguson PD. Producer Bobby, Jeff and Mark tackle the more egregious claims from the DOJ report and discuss them in full...
Finally all the constitution talk from the main show carries on over into the OVERTIME. Does our constitution need an update? Everyone discusses in the overtime section this week!
This episode of the show is packed out with entertainment goodness that can not be denied in the least. First off Mark and Producer Bobby welcome comedian HD Reeves to the show to talk about comedy and entertaining the masses. HD discusses his upbringing in North St. Louis County and describes some of his more memorable plights growing up with molatov cocktails.
Then Gabe Lozano the CEO of Lockerdome joins in to discuss his successful sports based social media company and their success. It quickly becomes apparent that Gabe is also from North County St. Louis which brings about even more discussions about the area made famous last summer in the Ferguson situation. Gabe talks about the differences between NY and STL since his companies inception.
Next up is John Wilson, the founder of the Razzie Awards in Hollywood that gives out the award for worst picture every year. John started the awards as a part of a dinner party 35 years ago and hasn't looked back since. John and Mark go toe to to discussing the worst movies over the past few decades and Mark makes John defend the decision to call Sandra Bullock out as worst actress the same year she gets Best Actress at the Oscars for blindside.
Finally its February and that means Black History Month...something came to Mark's attention this year during Black History month and he needs to say his peace on it. Plus Overtime with Reeves and Bobby and all the normal stuff that makes you geekout on the show.