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Tuesday’s Three for All recap: New Englanders are lazy and dirty; Amherst man scolds neighbor for watching World Cup

06.24.14 at 3:43 pm ET
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In Tuesday’€™€™s edition of Three for all€ on Middays with MFB, Lou MerloniChristian Fauria and Tim Benz discussed why New Englanders are lazy and dirty, as well as a Massachusetts man’s problem with a woman watching the World Cup.

(To listen to the audio of the segment, click here.)

Fauria found a survey in The Washington Post done by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that gathered information to determine how Americans spend their days.

“So what they did is they took a bunch of maps showing how Americans spend the variation of their time,” Fauria said.

One element to the study was sleep time per day, with Alabama and Mississippi topping the list at over nine hours per day.

“Down there, Christian, things move at a slower pace,” Benz said.

Fauria added: “So I figured the food had something to do with it. Lots of heavy, greasy food, eating a lot. Because normally when the surveys come out regarding healthiest cities, the southern states don’t even make a blip on the radar.”

But even Massachusetts was up on the list, averaging eight hours, 42 minutes of sleep per day.

“I don’t even know anyone who gets eight hours of sleep,” Merloni said.

It only got worse for New England when it came to hygiene.

“When it comes to spending time doing grooming activities, like washing, dressing and just generally getting one’s act together for the day, Vermont is a notable outlier,” Fauria said.

Benz responded: “How much time does it really take if you’re not going to comb or get the bee’s wax out of your hair and put on the same Birkenstocks and cargo shorts that you had the day before? How much time does this really take?”

The last area they mentioned was time spent working, and both Massachusetts and Maine ranked near the bottom.

“People from New England, we take from this, don’t work hard and they smell bad,” Benz said.

– Benz read a story about an Amherst man complaining to his South American neighbor because she was watching the World Cup too loudly while he was trying to watch NASCAR and listen to Lynyrd Skynyrd.

The woman told police that the man was scolding her for taking jobs away from Americans.

“You think that dude had a wife beater and just drank bud heavy?” Merloni said.

Benz added: “You can’t get more ‘Merica than that.”

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Tuesday’s Headlines recap: Gary Oldman, vagina sculptures

06.24.14 at 10:37 am ET
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Tuesday’€™s edition of Headlines featured Kirk Minihane bringing three stories to the table on Dennis & Callahan, ranging from an odd Gary Oldman rant to the latest news on the young couple that was killed Saturday.

Police seek charges against driver in fatal Back Back crash

The woman behind the wheel of the car that set off a crash that killed a couple walking on the sidewalk in the Back Bay did not have a driver’€™s license.

Ghuzlan Alghazali will be charged with two counts of motor vehicular homicide by negligent operation, while Mohamaed Alfageeh may also be charged for misleading investigators. Alfageed allegedly told detectives that he was behind the wheel.

Twenty-eight-year-old Jack Lanzillotti and 27-year-old Jessica Campbell were both killed in the crash as they walked on the sidewalk.

“They were watching this beautiful sunset arm and arm, and these maggots who don’€™t even have a license and had to be driving like maniacs [kill them],” Gerry Callahan said.

American student ends up trapped in giant Vagina sculpture

An American exchange student got stuck inside a vagina sculpture after going inside it on a dare. Rather than getting a laugh out of it, 22 rescue workers were required to save the 20-year-old student.

From there, the conversation devolved to a debate about 1998 movie “There’€™s Something About Mary.”

Gary Oldman on Mel Gibson‘€™s anti-Semitic remarks: ‘€˜Take a [expletive] joke. Get over it’€™

Actor Gary Oldman went a bit crazy in an interview with Playboy, ranting over what is and isn’t acceptable to say. He defended Mel Gibson, who caught heat for anti-Semitic comments in 2006, as he argued against political correctness.

“I don’t know about Mel. He got drunk and said a few things, but we’ve all said those things,” Oldman said.

‘€œWe’re all [expletive] hypocrites. That’s what I think about it. The policeman who arrested him has never used the word [N-word] or that [expletive] Jew?

“I’m being brutally honest here. It’s the hypocrisy of it that drives me crazy.

“Or maybe I should just strike that and say ‘€˜the N-word’€™ and ‘€˜the F-word’€™, although there are two F-words now.”

He also argued that talk show hosts Bill Maher and John Stewart get away with such language, while others don’€™t.

“Well, if I called Nancy Pelosi a [expletive] and I’ll go one better, a [expletive] useless [expletive], I can’t really say that. But Bill Maher and Jon Stewart can, and nobody’s going to stop them from working because of it,” Oldman said. “Bill Maher could call someone a [expletive] and get away with it. He said to Seth MacFarlane this year, ‘I thought you were going to do the Oscars again. Instead they got a lesbian.’ He can say something like that. Is that more or less offensive than Alec Baldwin saying to someone in the street, ‘You [expletive]? I don’t get it.”

Monday’s Three for All recap: Lou Merloni’s autograph request from Japan, Christian Fauria’s beef with a flag-football coach

06.23.14 at 2:17 pm ET
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In Monday’€™s edition of Three for all€ on Middays with MFB, Lou Merloni, Christian Fauria and Tim Benz discussed Merloni’€™s interesting message from the Far East, as well as Fauria’€™s spat with a coach at youth flag-football tournament.

(To listen to audio of the segment, click here.)

Merloni received an autograph request in the mail from Japan — 14 years after playing for the Yokohama BayStars in 2000.

“He sent me a baseball card,”€ Merloni said. “He said it was regrettable unfortunately, because I didn’t have good numbers out in Japan. … However, he does admit that there was some mysterious judgment on that team and maybe I should’ve played more. … He’€™s concerned, because he feels that I don’€™t have a good mindset or memories of Japan, which is not true. … I loved it out there. The baseball was an absolute mess, but I loved living out there.”

Merloni his playing in Japan was similar to how it was depicted in the 1992 Tom Selleck movie “Mr. Baseball,” noting that he had to get used to the differences.

“We didn’t necessarily have showers, we had stools,” Merloni said of the locker rooms. “So we sat in little wooden stools about a foot high and we had a mirror in front of you and you’€™d had a little hand-wash thing … And they gave you a little facecloth for a towel, so it was funny.”

Said Benz: “€œMaybe I have body issues. I would hate to have a mirror in front of me while I shower. I would not want to look at myself while I was showering.”

– Over the weekend Fauria coached a team in the North Shore Flag Football Tournament, which is comprised of teams of 12-year-old players. Fauria’€™s team beat one opponent handily, and the large margin of defeat, coupled with Fauria subbing in players at different positions, apparently rubbed the opposing coach the wrong way.

“€œGoing through the line [for handshakes after the game,] the coach — a short, squatty, jacked-up little dude — is knuckling up all the kids. Not high-fiving them. … Then he gets to me, I’€™m obviously not really ready for it, he knuckles me. I’€™m like, ‘€˜Woah, woah! Hey, come back here, what are you doing? Why are you so angry? I got beat by 25 points in the first game we played, why are you so angry?’€™ He doesn’t say anything. He keeps walking.”

Added Fauria: “He didn’t say anything, he didn’t respond to me. Next thing you know, one of the other guys that is running the place is chasing after him. … I usually am not coaching my kids because of times like this. I don’€™t want to be that coach. I am that coach. I am mad at this guy. … There’€™s really no moral to the story. We ended up winning the whole thing for our age group, so that’€™s a plus.”

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Monday’s Headlines recap: Hope Solo, Aaron Hernandez, ducklings

06.23.14 at 8:50 am ET
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Hope Solo. (AP)

Hope Solo is in trouble again. (AP)

In Monday’€™s edition of Headlines on Dennis & Callahan, Kirk Minihane brought four stories to the table, ranging from Hope Solo‘s arrest to the continuing troubles of Aaron Hernandez.

(To listen to audio of the segment, click here.)

Hope Solo arrested after assaulting relatives 

The U.S. women’s soccer goalkeeper is being held without bail on domestic violence charges after assaulting her sister and nephew in Seattle.

“€œShe’€™s held without bail?”€ John Dennis asked. “€œDoes that seem like it should be a held-without-bail kind of crime?’€”

“If it’€™s a guy beating up his wife, you’€™d say, ‘Hold him without bail,’ “ Gerry Callahan responded.

Canadian woman who stopped car to help ducks faces life in jail after fatal crash

Emma Czornobaj was convicted Friday on two counts of criminal negligence causing death as a result of stopping her car in the left lane of a highway in Quebec, causing 50-year-old Andre Roy and his 16-year-old daughter to slam into the parked car on their motorcycle.

Cznornobaj, 25, said in court that she had seen a group of ducklings without their mother and wanted to take them home.

“€œI saw this over the weekend and everyone’€™s presenting it like, ‘€˜Oh, this grave injustice; she stopped to help ducks and now she’€™s facing life in prison.’€™ Yes, she deserves life in prison for stopping and causing the death of two people,”€ Callahan said.

Massachusetts to cover range of transgender medical care

On Friday, Massachusetts joined Vermont and California as the only states in the country to cover such transgender medical services as gender reassignment surgery as a standard benefit in the health plan for low income and disabled people.

“I am proud to be part of a Commonwealth that puts equality as its top priority,” Governor Deval Patrick said in a statement. “€œMassachusetts is a leader in health care, where we make the tough decisions for the good of our communities, and where discrimination, of any kind, will not be tolerated.”

Aaron Hernandez hospitalized

The former Patriots tight end was taken to St. Luke’€™s Hospital in New Bedford, where he stated for less than half an hour.

Under HIPAA laws, the reason for Hernandez’€™s visit could not be disclosed, though Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson said it was not caused by a fight or any other jail issue.

Hernandez is staying at Bristol County House of Corrections as he awaits trail on first-degree murder charges relating to the killing of acquaintance Odin Lloyd.

The 24-year-old recently requested a transfer to a different facility.

“He wants out of Bristol County House of Corrections because it’€™s just no fun, so he’€™s petitioning the court to move him,” Callahan said. “I’€™m thinking, what if every prisoner who didn’t enjoy his stay petitioned the court?”

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Would you like Boston to host Olympics in 2024?

06.13.14 at 4:01 pm ET
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