I’m not gonna lie to you guys…I got bored with a normal blog, so tired of writing the same stuff that I spend 15 hours a week talking about, but you’ve bailed me out!
The “Ask Me Anything” segments on the show are my favorites and now I’m going to make that my weekly blog. You guys came through!!! Thank you…
If you don’t like the questions or answers this week, send in your own damn question for next week and make the blog better.
Feel free to send questions to @KevinWheeler94 or firstname.lastname@example.org any time you want…I’ll do these AMA blogs every Friday. If you tweet your question I’ll assume you don’t mind being mentioned by name since, ya know, Twitter is public and all. If you email me your questions I’ll simply use your initials to identify you unless you specifically state that you don’t mind having your name (definitely not your email!) mentioned.
Away we go!!!
@MichaelBoydJr1 – Vader vs Yoda. Who wins?
Eaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssy!!! Yoda wins all day every day in single combat.
Yoda trained Dooku (Darth Tyranus)…Dooku trained Qui-Gon Jinn…Qui-Gon Jinn trained Obi-Wan Kenobi…Obi-Wan Kenobi trained Anakin Skywalker (Darth Vader).
Yoda was the master of the master who trained the master of the master who trained Darth Vader.
See! Easy…if it’s just single combat. Vader fights dirty though so if he’s got his posse with him he might be able to pull some dirty crap and send Yoda to Jedi Heaven.
@bpelch15 – Does being a ginger make you a stubborn block head like my daughter and older brother? Did you play force unleashed series?
I’m not sure if it’s because I’m a ginger but I’m definitely a stubborn block head. LOL. My brother and sister are both gingers and they’re stubborn block heads too…but so is my Dad and he is not a ginger. So I’m thinking it’s not a hair color thing but more of a family thing. Who knows? If you listen to the show you know I love to argue and that I’ll take a segment 5 minutes too long just so I can go further in making my point. Haha! Clearly I’m a stubborn block head but the roots of that are probably more learned behavior from my pops than what color my hair is. I understand that for a lot of my fellow gingers you kinda had to be stubborn or tough as a kid because of the whole ginger thing but I never really got much crap like that. Probably because I went to a small Catholic school with like 19 kids in my class and the only guys who could have even dreamed of picking on me were my buddies.
I’m sure this won’t come as a shock given my answer to the question before yours…but yeah, I played the “Force Unleashed” series. I liked it a lot but I wouldn’t rank it as an all-timer. It’s been 8-9 years since I played the first one so I’m a little hazy on some of the details but I remember loving the mechanics involved in using the Force and how you could combo Force moves with Lightsaber moves. I liked that you actually benefitted from playing the game with some strategy rather than just going full-Rambo through the whole thing.
@Bink5of5 – Have you been to Cedar Point yet this year?
No!!!! That totally sucks, too. I usually make the trip sometime in the Fall (cooler weather, Halloween is a fun time at Cedar Point) but I won’t be able to pull it off this year. Too much going on. Wedding in the family, coaching Fall baseball, concerts I don’t want to miss – including KISS, do they qualify is a “hair band” for “Hair Band Sharon” or nah? – so I’ll probably have to wait until the Fall of 2020. Hate that.
Forget Disney. Cedar Point is the Happiest Place on Earth!!!!
@ctebbs79 – Imagine Dragons or Nickelback?
What the hell kind of question is that? LOL. Do you want a fork jabbed into your left eye or a knife jabbed into your right eye?
If you put a gun to my head I’d have to choose Nickelback because at least they somewhat resemble a rock bad. I’m not even sure what genre Imagine Dragons is. BTW, no slight to anyone who likes those bands. I know a whole hell of a lot of people hate the bands that I like.
@BrandonLochsta1 – Besides Gloria, what was the last song you sang along with, that you would have been embarrassed, had someone caught you?
Besides Gloria? LOL…you’re not assuming that I sang along to Gloria, are you?
I love what that song means to people in St. Louis after the Blues’ run but I still hate that damn thing. Haha!
As for the actual question, I don’t do a whole lot of “singing along” to songs for two very good reasons: one, I suck at singing; two, I sometimes have problems with my voice because of how much I talk and if I sing along to Slipknot, Korn, Manson or whatever I’m probably going to wreck my voice. My voice is my money maker so I can’t mess with it! Haha! Answering your question hypothetically, I can’t think of a song that I’d actually sing along to that would embarrass me. If it’s something stupid I’m 100% not singing along.
@PaulRichmond28 – Why’d you call me a Pig F’er?
Lets see, first of all, you —- pigs!
My good friend Paul…bet you didn’t think I’d actually answer that one did you! Haha! See, Paul and I coached together for a couple of Summers and during our down time on road trips we watched an unhealthy amount of South Park (episodes and the movie) and then threw the lines back and forth in the car, at the hotel, in restaurants (not loud enough for others to hear!), etc.
For whatever reason – probably because we’re both giant children – the Terrance and Phillip lines were always our favorites.
So the above exchange is from the South Park movie, for those that haven’t seen it (what’s wrong with you?!?!?!?!), and the scene starts with Phillip asking the Paul’s initial question to Terrance who then replies with my first line here. Then Phillip responds with “Oh yeah!” and they both laugh “Ahahahahahahahahaha!”
I’d like to the clip but I’m not sure if that’s allowed per company policy….you can Google it, it’s not hard to find.
So basically any time one of us answered a question from each other we’d reply “Oh yeah!” and then laugh like Terrance and Phillip. Because we’re children.
On one road trip last Summer we were at a Waffle House (I think we were in Atlanta) and I, being the dumbass that I am, asked the waitress something like “What’s on the ‘Cheesy Eggs’?” and she gave me this hilarious dumbstruck look and said “Cheese and eggs.”
Then I said “Oh yeah!” just like Phillip did in the movie which got both of us laughing like stupid little maniacs and left the waitress wondering what in the holy hell was wrong with us.
We left her a nice tip to make up for the stupidity.
T.R. via email – How in the hell did you get into the insane heavy metal that you listen to? You don’t look like you’re a damaged person. What in the world happened?
LOL…I’m pretty sure T.R. meant that question in the nicest possible way.
Here’s how it started…it started with “Eruption” by Van Halen back in the 70’s.
I was probably in 1st grade the first time I heard “Eruption” and it blew me away. I don’t know why, it just did. I even remember the kid who played it for me the first time, a kid named Butch Junk (that’s not a joke…that was his name). Butchie was telling me how his brother would fall asleep with headphones on so Butchie would sneak in, turn the volume up to 10 while he was asleep and then press play to wake him up. Then he played the song that he last pranked his brother with – “Eruption.”
That was The Beginning. It all started there, sometime in 1978. I gradually progressed to where I’m at now….Motley Crue, Skid Row, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Metallica, Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Korn, Rage Against the Machine, Manson, Slipknot, Code Orange…and so on. I skipped a lot of bands there, that’s just a rough timeline of how it went.
Can’t wait for Slipknot on the 18th and then Korn with Alice In Chains (RIP Layne) on the 23rd!
Here’s one for the road!!!