|12.02.14 at 8:15 am ET|
— A fight in a hot tub in South Carolina came about over the weekend when three gay men fought over who was the highest paid escort. Austin Adams, 18, allegedly assaulted Douglas Tench, 21, when the two argued over who received more pay for their escort services. The pair along with 33-year-old Michael Gordon were at a bar before going back to a house Gordon was dog-sitting at where the fight happened.
“I think it’s exactly the place [South Carolina] where there are a lot of closeted guys, military guys, or officials who don’t want to get in trouble,” said Minihane.
“Gamecock fans,” Dennis joked.
Added Callahan: “33? What’s he doing in that group?”
“Male cougar,” Minihane replied.
— Alois Brunner, a reputed top lieutenant of Nazi mastermind Adolf Eichmann reportedly died four years ago in Syria where he was living under government protection. Brunner, an Austrian SS officer who was found responsible for the World War II deportation of 125,500 European Jews to Nazi death camps, escaped at the war’s end from Germany to Egypt and the escaped to Syria in 1954.
“This is in Syria though, right? That is sort of like being in hell,” Dennis said.
“There is a hell. I believe in hell because of guys like that. There has to be,” Callahan replied.
— Bill Cosby has resigned from Temple’s Board of Trustees. He held the position for 32 years, and it comes to an end after the sexual allegations that have come out against Cosby over the past several weeks.
“Is he admitting guilt here?” Callahan asked.
“Well he jumped before he was pushed,” said Dennis.
“None of the other trustees would wet their hair before meetings, he hated that,” added Callahan.
|12.01.14 at 8:46 am ET|
— A passenger attempted to bring their large pet pig on a US Airways flight at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut. The person said the pig was for emotional support, but the flight crew said it was disruptive as it paced back and forth in the cabin, so the pig was removed from the plane for disorderly conduct.
“They let her take it on?” asked an incredulous Callahan
“It’s legal,” replied Minihane.
In 2012, a federal law allowed certain animals to qualify as emotional-support animals, including monkeys and miniature horses. The hosts couldn’t believe this.
Said Callahan: “You’re kidding. Oh, God. Miniature horses?”
“What are those called when they take the dogs to the nursing homes?” asked Dennis. “Those aren’t rescue dogs.”
Replied Callahan: “Therapy dogs.”
“So this is a therapy pig?” asked Dennis.
“As you know, I’m fostering puppies and we took them to a nursing home a couple of times and it’s great,” said Callahan. “You see folks who haven’t smiled lately in wheelchairs just perk up. … I will not foster pigs.”
— According to People magazine, actor Kirk Douglas died this past week. In actuality, though, the 97-year-old is still alive and well. The magazine’s website accidentally ran an obituary for Douglas on its website that said “DO NOT PUB” at the top, meaning it was not supposed to be published.
Said Callahan: “It was Thanksgiving weekend and we know how that works. Some fill-in producer and they let it slip. … If you’re Kirk Douglas, this a luxury most of us don’t get to experience. He gets to read his own obit.”
“That’s true,” replied Dennis.
“It’s boring, it’s a poorly written obit,” said Callahan. “I’m guessing The New York Times, and the Boston Herald or [Associated Press] has a obit of him, they haven’t published it yet, that’s a little better done than that one.”
|11.26.14 at 9:48 am ET|
Here are the highlights from Wednesday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with John Dennis and guest hosts Rob Bradford and Jon Meterparel. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.
— Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still’s young daughter was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare type of cancer, in June. According to the girl’s mother, Channing Smythe, Still has not paid his daughter’s child support for the last four months. Still and Smythe split four years ago after their daughter was born.
The hosts had a tough time believing that Stills was having that much trouble paying for his daughter, especially after he recently made public appearances with her.
Said Bradford: “Here’s a weird thing about that is that you have this guy who is constantly seen with his daughter. And bringing her to places, doing things, and we see it all of the time. How is that possible, the whole time, without giving any child support? That seems bizarre.”
“It seems antithetical,” replied Dennis. “If he’s willing to go from Cincinnati to Delaware every week and spend quality time with her, wouldn’t the easy part be writing a check every month?”
“What, he shows up and she says, ‘Hey, where’s my money?’ ” asked Bradford.
Said Meterparel: “That’s what I’m waiting for, where’s the next layer of this story, he’s broke. He’s making $507,000 a year, which isn’t much by NFL standards. So clearly there might be a disconnect there.”
— While there have been many protests following the decision to not indict the police officer in the controversial Ferguson case over the shooting of Michael Brown, one African-American man took his voice to YouTube. Charles Patrick Furguson spoke his mind about general race relations, the legal system and police relationships with other African-Americans.
Most of his thoughts go against the grain about how most people feel about the situation at hand, saying a lot of the issues do not lie with the police but with individual people who give the police a reason to arrest them.
The hosts ran a large chunk of the clip and all but applauded the man’s opinions.
“You know what’s amazing about that?” asked Bradford. “Everything. If you watch it, it’s clearly not being read off a script.”
Said Dennis: “There’s no notes, he doesn’t look down once. That is off the top of his head.”
|11.25.14 at 8:09 am ET|
— Foxwoods has cancelled a future Bill Cosby show in wake of the sexual assault allegations against him, but there are shows still scheduled to go on in Boston and Worcester in February.
“If I already had my tickets, and I don’t care if I paid $200 for them, I wouldn’t go see this pig,” Dennis said.
“Doesn’t he have a right to perform, though?” Callahan asked.
“Yeah, he does, and I have a right not to go watch him,” Dennis replied.
“Exactly. Shouldn’t the marketplace determine who goes to see him,” Callahan responded.
— On a Fox News live broadcast from Ferguson, Missouri, shots were fired while Steve Harrigan was reporting on Monday night, following the ruling of there being no indictment for Ferguson officer Darren Wilson. Harrigan kept yelling at his crew to move back.
“So the commissioner, or the chief said no shots were fired by his guys, not one. Who is shooting, and what are they shooting at?” Callahan asked.
“They are just shooting into the air. It’s a Palestinian thing. Haven’t you seen that in Palestine,” Dennis replied.
There were a number of buildings set on fire in the town following the ruling, some still burning into the morning.
“I guarantee you there would not have been 25 fires lighted during the daylight hours,” said Dennis. “They are much more effective at night, right? That’s like bon-fires at pep rallies.”
“You’d never light a fire at 9 a.m.,” Callahan replied.
— Jennifer Gable, 32, a transgender women of Twin Halls, Idaho, died unexpectedly last week. Friends of Gable were horrified to see her dressed as a man with short hair and a suit at the open-casket funeral. Jennifer was born a boy named Geoffrey.
The online obituary made no mention of Jennifer, and the photo that was used appears to be of Geoffrey when he was a teenager.
“Do you blame the parents?” Callahan asked. “It must be a tough time anyway.”
“It’s not their choice,” Dennis replied.
“Yes, I do,” countered Minihane. “It’s someone who chose to live her life that way.”
|11.21.14 at 8:45 am ET|
— President Obama worked around Congress and used an executive order to protect millions of illegal immigrants in the United States from deportation. During his address to the public Thursday night, Obama said the immigrants would be temporarily protected and could “come out of the shadows.”
Said Minihane: “It’s over. We are joined, thanks to the 44th President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama, for making this happen.”
“You mean the 44th-best President of the United States,” replied Dennis.
“He’s definitely one of the 44 best,” said Minihane.
Replied Callahan: “Yeah, he’s in the top 44.”
The hosts said Obama overstepped his bounds and did something the public didn’t want to happen.
“There’s nobody for it,” said Callahan. “There’s like no one for it. No one can defend it. He has not much support on this one.”
“[Joe] Biden thinks it’s stupid,” added Dennis.
The hosts then played a segment of Obama’s Thursday night address. He offered a safe life, at least temporarily, for people who meet qualifications he laid out, especially ones who have had children in this country.
“It’s a good deal, think they’re going to take it?” asked Minihane.
Said Callahan: “All you’ve got to do is cross the border, have a baby, you get to stay.”
— A report completed by the American Sociological Review found that most people are OK with gay couples as long they don’t show public displays of affection. Of 1,000 people surveyed, 70 percent were in favor of equal rights for gay couples, although only 55 percent only approved of a gay couple kissing in public.
Said Dennis: “I would say this, they should have every right to have public displays of affection. But don’t you feel awkward when you see some guy down his girlfriend’s throat? Get a room.”
“Forget gay couples, when straight couples make out it’s uncomfortable,” agreed Minihane.
“What makes it worse is if they’re doing a public display of affection to get a reaction, whether it’s heterosexual or homosexual,” said Dennis.
Said Callahan: “It is awkward, that’s what people are saying. Awkward to see public displays of affection between two guys. Two girls it’s OK, two guys it’s weird. … It’s not uncomfortable, it’s confusing [for young kids.]”
— Glenn Beck ranted Thursday after he alleged The Associated Press “raped” Bill Cosby with its treatment of him. During an interview with the AP, Cosby asked a sympathetic reporter if he could disregard and edit out the part on sexual assault allegations. The section of the interview eventually was made public, and this incited an angry Beck.
“A fool that Beck is,” said Minihane.
“You can’t blame the media in this case because there are victims going on the record telling their stories,” said Callahan. “People are turning on recorders and cameras and saying, ‘Tell me your story.'”
Said Minihane: “To the AP reporter’s point, there were no guidelines set before the interview, Cosby talked about it, the cameras were rolling and they played it.”
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