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Tuesday’s Headlines recap: Company apologizes for insensitive Kent State sweatshirt; Germans charge former Auschwitz guard; Michigan funeral home installs drive-through window

09.16.14 at 8:33 am ET
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Here are the highlights from Tuesday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and Gerry Callahan. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

– Urban Outfitters apologized Monday for selling a Kent State sweatshirt with holes and a design that appears to look like blood stains.

The company pulled the sweatshirt but denied intending to make light of the 1970 shooting deaths of four student-protesters by the Ohio National Guard, an event that was one of the turning points in America’s opposition to the Vietnam War.

“I don’t understand the thought process behind how this came to be,” Minihane said, adding; “Even if it wasn’t their intention, shouldn’t there be somebody in the process of when this shirt was made to when they were sent out to the stores be smart enough to say, ‘Wait a minute, this is Kent State, and boy, this looks a lot like blood, and it’s vintage, this is really sending a bad message.”

Joked Callahan: “I like it, I want to get one.”

Minihane then looked up the price, which was $129.

Responded Callahan: “Forget it, I’m out.”

Said Dennis: “Garanimals is going to come out with pajama bottoms that have red welts on the legs — the Adrian Peterson collection.”

– German authorities charged a 93-year-old man with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder for serving as a guard at Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II.

Oskar Groening has admitted being a guard at the camp, although he denies participating in any atrocities against the prisoners.

Charles Barkley said he was just disciplining them,” Dennis deadpanned. “He went a little overboard.”

Added Minihane: “Everybody makes mistakes.”

– A funeral home in Saginaw, Michigan, has installed a drive-through window so that people can view their loved ones and pay their respects without leaving their vehicle.

When an individual drives up, curtains open to reveal the casket.

“I would combine it, though. I would also offer a little food,” Minihane said.

Said Callahan: “Pay your respects and get a chocolate shake.”

Monday’s Three for All recap: Kanye West embarrasses himself; MFB karaoke challenge set; California man allegedly serves ex-girlfriend’s dog for dinner

09.15.14 at 2:06 pm ET
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Here are the highlights from Monday’s Three for All on Middays with MFB with Lou Merloni, Christian Fauria and Tim Benz. To hear the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

– Rapper Kanye West stopped a show in Australia because he was unhappy that some people would not stand during his performance. He announced that he would not start his next song until everyone was standing, and when he spotted two people who did not comply, he called them out. It eventually came to light that the individuals were handicapped, something West felt the need to confirm by sending a member of his security team into the crowd.

“What would make you go to his concert?” Fauria wondered. “Losing a bet? Being forced to do it as some sort of jail sentence? I mean, ‘No, your honor, I’d rather go to jail than go to one of his concerts.’ ”

Agreed Benz: “I would never go to a Kanye show, no.”

– Fauria challenged producer Joe Zarbano to a karaoke sing-off Friday night at the Hong Kong restaurant at Faneuil Hall.

“Yeah, because I’ve kind of just had it with him,” Fauria said of Zarbano, noting that Zarbano has been teasing him and didn’t invite him to play on his softball team.

Zarbano revealed that he would be using the song “Laid,” and he played a clip of the Matt Nathanson version that was featured in the “American Pie” movies.

“You’re dead,” Fauria said of Zarbano’s chances in the competition. “You can’t hit any of these tunes, and you can’t even play it off, like, badly. … I don’t know, I think you might need to rethink this song.”

Fauria said he’s planning to sing a 1980′s classic, “The Pina Colada Song.”

– A man in California was arrested for stalking and animal cruelty charges after allegedly stealing his ex-girlfriend’s dog, cooking it and serving it to her for dinner. He also left the dog’s severed paws on her doorstep.

Ryan Watenpaugh, 34, allegedly physically assaulted the woman after an argument on Aug. 4. The woman left, and when she returned her Pomeranian was gone. About a month later, the couple briefly reconciled and Watenpaugh cooked the woman a meal. He later texted her, “How’s your dog taste?” He also taunted her about what he planned to do with the rest of the remains, and she saw him drop off the paws on her doorstep.

“This is a guy that should probably go to jail forever,” Merloni said. “Because I will guarantee if he ever gets out will do that to humans.”

Joked Benz: “Two-game suspension, minimum.”

Monday’s Headlines recap: New Yorker wins Miss America again; ‘Orange is the New Black’ writer divorces husband, dates actress from show

09.15.14 at 8:56 am ET
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Here are the highlights from Monday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and Gerry Callahan. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

– Kira Kazantsev, an aspiring lawyer from New York, was crowned Miss America on Sunday night. The third consecutive champion from New York wowed the crowd with her rendition of Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy.” During the song, Kazantsev hit a plastic red cup, similar to what Anna Kendrick did during the song “Cups” in the movie “Pitch Perfect.”

“She’s like a Miss America 7,” Minihane said of Kazantsev’s looks.

Minihane showed the hosts a picture of the champion after he described what Kazantsev looked like.

Replied Callahan: “She looks a little weird in that picture.”

Dennis sarcastically said he felt a former NBA commissioner had a hand in Kazantsev’s win. Former NBA commissioner David Stern was the target of conspiracy rumors after many speculated he manipulated the 1985 NBA draft lottery so that the Knicks could get the first pick, allowing them to select Patrick Ewing.

“I think David Stern somehow arranged this, the New York thing again,” Dennis said.

– “Orange is the New Black” writer Lauren Morelli recently divorced her husband after coming out as a lesbian while writing for the show. Morelli now is dating actress Samira Wiley, who plays one of the characters on the show.

Joked Callahan of Morelli’s change: “It’s just a phase.”

– James Dolan, owner of the Knicks and Rangers, had his country band JD & The Straight Shot open for The Eagles this weekend during a concert at Madison Square Garden. Dolan’s band performed a song about the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida from 2012.

Said Minihane with a touch of sarcasm: “I think the fact that he owns the Knicks and Rangers played a factor in him being able to open for The Eagles.”

Minihane played a clip from the Martin song for the other hosts.

Replied Dennis: “[The song] wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be.”

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Jenny Dell makes her Patriots debut

09.15.14 at 12:10 am ET
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Jenny Dell reintroduced herself to the New England sports television-viewing audience Sunday.

Serving as the sideline reporter for CBS’ broadcast of the Patriots tilt in Minnesota against the Vikings — joining the broadcast team that included Dan Fouts and Ian Eagle — Dell stumbled a bit during her initial report at the game’s outset but appeared to handle her other spots without incident.

Dell only made one other appearance in the first half, interviewing Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer just before halftime.

As noted by Obnoxious Boston Fan, she did manage to escape serious injury when almost trampled by Minnesota tight end Kyle Rudolph.

Fouts: “She’s gotta square up and not shy away from the big guy.”

Said Dell: “Next time I’ll stay there. We’re lucky we have a great crew down here to protect me.”

Friday’s Three for All recap: Penguins apologize for bad word choice on Sept. 11; study claims to reveal most popular cocktail by state; NFL sideline tablets being misidentified

09.12.14 at 1:23 pm ET
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Here are the highlights from Friday’s Three for All on Middays with MFB with Lou Merloni, Christian Fauria and Tim Benz. To hear the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

– The Penguins social media department apologized Thursday for using the “blow up” in a tweet on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The controversy began when a tweeter from Washington, D.C., tweeted at the Penguins: Who cares about the Pens?

The Penguins responded by suggesting to their 547,000 Twitter followers that they “blow up” the individual’s account with mass tweeting to show how many people do care. That led to an apology for the poor choice of words.

“I mean, really?” Fauria lamented. “Isn’t that kind of just obvious that it’s not what you meant? There’s certain words that you can’t use on certain days now?”

“Said Benz: “When people demand that others apologize, at times don’t they have to apologize for something they meant to do. Am I apologizing for something I didn’t mean to do, and did you really take offense or are you just trying to take offense?”

– A recent study based on Google searches from 2004-14 determined the most popular cocktail in each state. The No. 1 drink in Massachusetts and Rhode Island is the martini. For the rest of the New England states it’s a cosmopolitan.

“Some of the drinks in certain states seem to fit,” Fauria said, although the hosts questioned the New England choices.

– NFL coaches have been using Microsoft Surface tablets on the sidelines this year, but many people are misidentifying them.

Said Merloni: “Everybody in football is calling them iPads, and Microsoft spent [$]400 million for them to call them Microsoft Surface tablets. ‘€¦ Apple’s sitting there saying, ‘This is awesome, we didn’t spend a penny.’ ”

Fauria acknowledged misidentifying the tablets when he served as an analyst for Patriots preseason games.

“We were doing it, too, we’re like, ‘Oh, there’s the iPad,’ ” Fauria recalled. “[The producers] go in our ear and be like, ‘Oh, crud, you guys, it’s the Microsoft Surface.’ Trent Green did it the other day during the Patriots game.”

Reminded by Merloni that Microsoft spent $400 million for the placement, Fauria said: “That’s why Roger Goodell is not getting fired. Another reason why he’s not getting fired.”