We talked about a sleep study on the show today that claims a cumulative lack of enough sleep could be just as harmful as no sleep at all. Being early risers, whether by choice or by necessity, we don’t always get enough sleep. That can lead to a cognitive decline. Without a full nightly compliment of slumber, that means eight hours, you risk a decline in reaction time, critical thinking and other cognitive skills. Listen to today’s Clip of the Day and hear us talk about how much sleep we don’t get!
Rockin’ For the Vets!
Today we learned about an organization that’s raising awareness to the plight of our veterans. Did you know that 22 ex-service members commit suicide every day? It’s a fact and Wretched Few wants to do something about it.
Wretched Few is based in Lake Wales. They started up last year and are registered with the State of Florida as a non-profit corporation. Their purpose is to educate veterans about suicide and mental health awareness. Visit their web site and listen to today’s Clip of the Day to see what great work these guys are doing.
Evil Genius or Just a Jerk?
You decide. Is it something you’d even consider? I think most people wouldn’t do it, but I also think there’s a number of people out there that would try it. A guy in the Washington D.C. area went to an Outback Steakhouse alone on Valentine’s Day and pretended his date stood him up to see if he could get a free meal. And since he live tweeted the whole thing, we know that it WORKED. Someone felt bad for him and bought him a steak dinner. But then the guilt set in…
I was going through some old files and I found some poetry I’d written. This one particular piece seems to fit my recent mood so I thought I’d share it with you. It’s called “Blew It.”
You relish the warm wind on your maddening mind
A song of revolution wafts through the air
You rise on the breeze of beatitudes
Caught between remembrances and forgotten falsehoods
As a changing wind billows through your brain
While you lean against a rail of random wrongdoings
A blast of bold brashness takes you beyond your wildest illusions
Where gods and goddesses yield before your mounting mistral
Flutter beneath your brilliant countenance
An imaginary gale of good providence whisks you away to your distorted destination
But a fierce and howling tempest violently blows heart and soul
Further from your collapsing kingdom
The prevalent wind wounds your will
Blusterous broken bubbles
Devour defective dreams
Dream or Reality?
Today on the show, Christopher informed us that sometimes he can’t remember if a memory is reality or something he dreamt. I made this video to help him out. (Or to confuse him even more, but one of the two.)
The Feud To End All Feuds
If I were to talk about music feuds, I can guess a few that would come to mind. Tupac vs Biggie. Paul vs Yoko. Mariah vs…well, everybody. But I bring to you now THE feud to end all feuds: Smash Mouth vs The Smashing Pumpkins. It’s a hulk of a feud (get it? Because of all the smash…never mind).
So Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan recently did a Q&A session on Instagram and got around to talking about a missed opportunity involving the band being chosen to have a song of theirs for the ending credits of the animated film Shrek. Now, unless you’ve lived under a rock the last two decades or aren’t into overrated animated film franchises, you know that Shrek BEGINS and ENDS with songs from Smash Mouth. They are the Alpha and Omega. So you can imagine this claim from Corgan didn’t sit well with The Mouth.
Smash Mouth posted a statement to their Twitter account that included the following quote, ” If it feeds Billy’s ego to think they we’re [sic] first let him think that.”
What do you think is going to happen next? My money is on Smash Mouth. We know they have no qualms with taking the back streets. Their world is on fire and they actually like it! They will reign down on the Pumpkins with all the years, and we know that once the years start coming, THEY DON’T STOP COMING.
Christopher is Single
With any relationship you have, you have milestones that you reach together. Some of those milestones pertain to your ability to be completely comfortable to be yourself around your partner. Christopher doesn’t think that some of those milestones are attainable at all and that just may be why…CHRISTOPHER IS SINGLE!
Christopher got a chance to speak with comedian, actor, and writer Louie Anderson all about his new book that he wrote as a tribute to his mother and about playing Christine Baskets on FX’s “Baskets”, the role that recently earned him an Emmy!
Our latest addition to the Mayhem in the AM Hall of Fame is British actor Tom Payne!! He stars on AMC’s “The Walking Dead” as the character everyone calls Jesus. With the Season 8 midseason premiere looming, we caught up with Tom to see what’s happening. Spoiler Alert!! If you’re not caught up with the show, you may learn something from this chat that will change your world. Otherwise, please listen to Len and Tom talk about everything from long-dead philosophers to home ownership to the rhythm of accents! Really!!