Failure seems to be the republican party's favorite thing to do in the world. Whether 2020, 2022 or potentially 2024...failing is what they do best.
Andy Echele makes his awaited return to the show just in time to sit down and discuss our friend Ron Desantis with Mark Bland and Jason Kull. Ron has decided to run for president and it was announced in a horribly glitchy and useless "twitter spaces" promoted by perennial loser Elon Musk. But regardless of the faux pas that Elon makes constantly...does Ron stand a chance? The gentlemen discuss this.
Next up, and in the same vein, Florida Senator Rick Scott has decided to throw down the guantlet and let communists and socialist know that Florida is not welcoming to them and it could be very violent. Since Mark is no stranger to violence in it's forms, he decides to have a heart to heart with rick Scott. Discussing the way the southside of Chicago is viewed in these tough guy scenarios and how they should be truly viewed by conservatives for accuracy. Plus Mark let's Scott know a couple things on his mind.
Finally, The 4th and final first set of rounds for the Best Teen Movie of all time, Tournament of Pop Culture! This is called TEENS ARE TERRIFYING and focuses on when teens are mixed into the world of horror! You got some power players in this section! Cruel Intentions is often forgotten about, but rarely missed when it was watched by people! But it's not the only player...The Faculty and Usher as an alien is there and many others. Who will reign supreme and what movie is not in this section that Andy Echele is chomping at the bit for? Tune in , download and find out!
Kim Gardner is gone and that is great for host Mark Bland that has been saying this needs to happen for a while now.
Pete Kachulis is the guest for this weeks show! Pete comes from humble beginnings in Kirksville, MO where his dad owned the local candy shop! But don't think for a minute it was boring. Pete shares stories of his family and his upbringing in both Kirksville and Troy, MO where he moved when he was fresh outta high school. This all leads to his debut on The Qnow to promote his popular Youtube Channel called "Did You Know". Pete brings in some facts to discuss and Mark Immediately turns it into a competition of who has cooler facts. In the long run, we all know Mark lost this one!
Next up, Mark and guys discuss the abdicating of Kim Gardner from the St. Louis Circuit Attorney position. Gardner had been coming under fire for a while regarding her lack of prosecuting criminals coming out of COVID. It seemed to everyone that crime was getting worse and people were not being held accountable. So the guys discuss these things.
Finally it is time for Round 3 of the Tournament of Pop Culture: Best Teen Movie. This section is called Next Stop: Adulthood. These are a mix of Teen movies that focus on coming of Age prinicples. So you get movies like American Pie and Boyz n the Hood. Pete keeps bringing up Annette Funicello and all of her Teeny Bopper movies that just weren't making the cut again Can't Hardly Wait! Listen in to hear all the shennanigans going on in this episode of The QNow!
Matt Krueger is back and we are doing the next round of the tournament of Pop Culture: Best Teen Movie....this week we take on the Drama Division of the bracket.
First up, Donald Trump has been convicted of being a sexual abuser and raping a woman. Is he going to jail, NO...he just has to pay a bunch of money to E. Jean Carroll who he claims he never met. But this brings up a bigger issue for our host Mark. All the stories seem to emulate from the republican/GOP/Conservative playbooks and never/rarely from the democratic people and stance. What is it about Republicans and these people that warrant their need to rape or even be sexual abusers of people. Plus if they aren't holding trump accountable for this outside of paying money, then they are unwilling to hold this man to the stones.
Next up George Santos and more shootings in the republican stronghold that is NRA loving Texas. Greg Abbott is doing nothing to protect his state. People are dying weekly and this time a child was killed to. And Santos is now arrested and charged with 13 counts!!! Fraud and all kinds of fun for George...but once again, these are the biggest stories in the country and they all deal with republicans being horrible.
Finally we reached the next round of the TOPC! We are working on Best Teen Movies and this is the Drama Division of the tournament. Movies where emotional (in most cases) damage or physical damage happens to the chracters, but still teen based. And this one goes off the rails a little when there are hearing issues for two of the three men. Find out who moves on in this battle of juggernauts and academy award nominated films!
On this episode of the Qnow. Anthony Nolen of St. Andrews Cinema joins Mark and Jason Kull to discuss the theater, the nostalgia and to help with a TOPC.
First up Anthony nolen sits down to give some background on the St. Andrews Cinema located in St. Charles, a western suburb of St. Louis, MO. The theater is well known for being "The Dollar Show" along with a couple other classic cinema's no longer in the area. Anthony and his partners are revitalizing the old building and bringing new nostalgia for the 2020's!
This leads into the Tournament of Pop Culture: Best Teen Movie (bracket #1). Mark and Jason are once again doing a huge multi-week bracket for teen movies and this episode is ground zero for the first section: Best High School Drama. These are all movies where High school is a setting and there is shenanigans going on all over the place. Did your movie make the cut? Is it in another section of the bracket...well don't fret we have three more weeks of movies before we get to the finale.
Finally Mark and Jason bid farwell to their new friend of the show and dig into some happenings around the country and some poltiics. First a man is choked out and killed on a NY subway and the gents break down whether the man should get manslaughter or murder for killing the homeless man. Also it seems that Desantis and Elon just keep doing horrible things to keep their name going, but the minute they stop,everyone will ignore them. All this and much more on this episode of The Qnow!