Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 107 - The One Where Jenn Might Slap Us Plum In 108

November 24, 2016
In this week's show, the African FTC finally allows Dr. Doom's Slap Happy Homeopathic shame. Shame!
Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Lono (The Polynesian god of the seas, clouds, and storms) hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying their patience!
Shea’s Life Lesson
This week I learned that Spock has three ears, the right ear, the left ear, and the final front ear.
This week I learned that the only thing that fire drills teach is how to exit a building sarcastically.
Jenn’s Life Lesson
Go to the fucking doctor!
But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

Apocalypse IPA 10 from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2fyafer
  • BA Rating: 87
  • Style: American IPA
  • ABV: 6.8%
  • Aaron: 6
  • Brent:
  • Shea: 6
  • Steve: 5

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion
We do not have Jenn with us today. She is unwell and her super-Southern mother made Mr. Jenn promise to “whip” her if she didn't stay home and take care of herself tonight (and Jenn feels Mom may be serious). So you all will have to make due with we three idiots. We sincerely apologize in advance for the stupid that will go untended.
A link directly to the best 15 minutes of our show - http://bit.ly/2gigBf2
If the link doesn't work, it's Episode 60 at the 1:50:30 mark.
Super patron, Brent, is joining us again today. Say hi to Brent!
New patron, Eric. I have to assume “The Great!”or more commonly known as Eric the Red, but anyway, Heeeeeee's Great!
Fine here's your review!
by: Ohio Sky (United States)
Because a week void of reviews is sad for us all. I only recently found this show but it's become one of my favorites. There are so many atheist podcasts now it's hard to figure out which ones are really worth listening to unfortunately, I can't listen to them all. But this one combines atheism and beer, which are two of my favorite things! They also hold a good balance between humor and information. Podcasts are either hilarious or informative but rarely both. These guys pull it off. Keep up the humor and beer recommendations!
by: Pelihelper (United States)
I can't listen to the news right now. Podcasts are my lifeline. Love this podcast and all the hosts. So good to hear someone articulate my thoughts.
Followup from episode 91: After School, Satan club holds the first meeting in Sacramento Elementary school in Portland, OR. Naturally, there were protesters outside since even though it's Portland, it's still in the US where people don't understand things.
Lucien Greaves said of the event
Protesters were outside, a woman came in and yelled and swore at us in front of children, some people came in just to ask questions, but the first Open House for the After School Satan Club resulted in signed permission slips, so the club in Portland is established and will continue!


FTC finally taking steps to stem stupid - http://bit.ly/2fD9HRC
Federal Trade Commission announced a new “Enforcement Policy Statement on Marketing Claims for Over-the-Counter (OTC) Homeopathic Drugs.”
  • This means the FTC will require that homeopathic “drugs” be held to the same standard of efficacy and safety as other products making similar claims, meaning there must be scientific evidence for health-related claims
  • The policy notes that most homeopathic “drugs” have no valid studies using current methods to verify efficacy
  • The labels must communicate that “1) there is no scientific evidence that the product works, and 2) the product’s claims are based only on theories of homeopathy from the 1700s that are not accepted by most modern medical experts.”
  • Any such disclosures should stand out and be in close proximity to the product’s efficacy message and might need to be incorporated into that message
South African simpleton suffers stupidly swollen, Schwanz - http://huff.to/2gidkwk
  • A 28-year old man squeezed his wand into his wedding ring for “erotic reasons” apparently attempting to use it as a cock ring
  • Unexpectedly (to him) his tube-steak swelled up so much that he couldn't remove the ring
  • The swollen twinkie's mother took him to hospital about 4 hours after the occurrence (where was his wife?) with a terribly swollen and blue schlong
  • Doctors attempted to remove the ring with a surgical saw but couldn't get close enough due to swelling
  • The ended up making multiple puncture aspirations with a syringe to reduce the swelling
Couple spends months in jail because of stupid fucking cops and a faulty $2 drug testing kit - http://bit.ly/2gf0YJ4
  • May 8 Gale Griffin and husband Wendall Harvey were arrested for having $3K worth of cocaine
  • The couple drove trucks together hauling explosives for the military (requiring high-security clearances and BG checks)
  • Ft. Chaffee, Arkansas cops got wind of Harvey handing a baggie of a white powdery substance out of this truck
  • Not believing it was baking soda, they tested it with a cheap, shitty testing kit which gave a false positive.
  • These kits are shit. In Florida, 21% of the substances tested with these kits gave false positives
  • The couple spent the next two months in jail until the Arkansas crime lab finally determined it was baking soda.
  • It took nearly a month just for the couple to get an attorney assigned.

This Week’s Stories

Shea's story
The Healing powers of DOOM!!! - http://bit.ly/2gfaTyk
Follow up from company - http://bit.ly/2gf71gx
Aaron's Story
'Slapping' death woman 'desperate for cure' http://bbc.in/2fD9qhD
  • Danielle Carr-Gomm, 71, of Lewes, East Sussex, died at Cleeve House in Seend, Wiltshire, on 20 October.
  • She had taken part in an alternative health session involving paida lajin therapy.
  • Paida lajin involves patients being slapped or vigorously slapping themselves repeatedly as part of a "self-healing" process.
  • Matthew Carr-Gomm said his mother had been seeking alternative treatments after being diagnosed with diabetes in 1999.
  • He said: "She had a lifelong fear of needles so she struggled with the diagnosis and initially took a course of tablets instead.
  • "She was always keen to try and find alternative methods of treating and dealing with her diabetes and was very interested in alternative and holistic medicine and therapies.
  • "I know she was desperate to try and cure herself of this disease. She always maintained a healthy lifestyle and was adamant that nothing would stop her from living a full life."
  • She wrote: "Large areas of my body... bruised and blue which indicated that a lot of 'sha' or poisoned blood and toxins had been released" ... you know, that or you had to bruise because you just got your ass recreationally kicked
  • This nonsense “Slap therapy hit the news-o-sphere after participants in one of Xiao’s slap therapy workshops forced their 7-year-old diabetic son to stop taking his insulin and fast for three days before taking him to one of Xiao’s seminars in Australia, wherein his parents and Xiao beat him until he vomited, stopped breathing, and died in his hotel room.”
  • Xiao believes that cancer is all a trick of your mind, and that breast cancer does not come from genetics or carcinogenic exposure, but rather comes from an unhappy marriage. Breast and uterine cancer are your body’s way of punishing you for being a shitty wife.
Patreon Story
Anglican group GAFCON slammed for publishing ‘name and shame’ list of gay clergy members http://bit.ly/2fDfWok
  • An Anglican group has been criticized for publishing a list of gay clergy members in the Church of England.
  • The list was released by GAFCON UK and included clergy known to be in a same-sex relationship.
  • It also included clergy who have presided over same-sex unions.
“While orthodox believers certainly hope that the Church of England does not go further in violating Lambeth 1.10, the situation in England as it currently stands is already a scandal within the Anglican Communion,” the list read.
  • It refers to Lambeth 1.10, the 1998 document which explicitly bans gay clergy from marrying or clergy members in general from overseeing same-sex marriages.
  • Tracey Byrne, the chief executive of the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement described the list as “contemptible”, adding: “It is quite clear that their intention is to ‘name and shame’.
“This goes beyond political strategy – this is a deliberate attempt to deny God’s presence in the lives of real people, and to condemn them by public shaming.”
  • But Gafcon has denied the allegations, as press officer Reverend Andrew Gross said: “There was never any intention to ‘name and shame’ individuals. How could there be? The document lists public actions taken by individuals who are very proud of what they have been doing. In many of these cases, these activists were actively courting the media in order that their violations of Lambeth 1.10 would have the greatest possible impact.
“For these same activists to then turn around and claim that cataloging each of their media blitzes is some kind of personal attack is completely disingenuous. The “naming and shaming” narrative was invented by activists in a self-serving attempt to paint themselves as victims. It is completely inaccurate.”
  • Reverend James Paice, part of the GAFCON UK Taskforce, told Christian Today: “This report is shocking because it shows the extent to which revisionism has infected the the Church of England.” He said CofE leaders had turned a “blind eye to blatant violations” and added more conservative Anglican leaders around the world had “concluded that the Church of England is a sinking ship”.

Next Week's Beer

Kiwanda - http://bit.ly/2fiXMIv
  • Pelican Brewing (pre-prohibition Cream ale)
  • BA: 84
  • ABV: 5.4%

Faith In Humanity Restored

Grandmother's accidental Thanksgiving text to random teen goes viral
When Jamal Hinton received a Thanksgiving invite text from an unknown number, he was confused. But now, the misplaced missive has led to a cross-generational friendship.
Also, General Tso's Turkey was the turkey thing - http://bit.ly/2giGSKb

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Bonus Cat Video

  • Nice Cats Video Compilation 2016 - http://bit.ly/2eXmvBT
  • Cats Saying "Nom Nom Nom" While Eating Compilation - http://bit.ly/2f9HIN9
  • Why city flags may be the worst-designed thing you've never noticed - http://bit.ly/2gioGR4

Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 106 - The One Where We Send Jenn to Hell’s Kitchen For A Sandwich

November 18, 2016

In this week's show, we have to talk about the fucking election because of fuck. Fuck!

Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Fenrir, the Norse wolf-god of Destruction, hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying his patience!

Shea’s Life Lesson

This week I learned that vitamin C is Spanish for vitamin yes. 

Jenn’s Actual Lesson

Did you know the Inuits believed in reincarnation? The goddess Pana supposedly cared for the souls until there were born again (but not, ya know, in that Christian way).

Crystal from Literally, A Podcast

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Jim’s Good Gay news

Despite generally shitty election news, there are some rays of hope. For example, ironically named homophobic ass muppet and wage gap monger Gerald Gay will no long be a state representative for Casper.

But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

Alaskan Amber Alt Style Ale

BA Link: http://bit.ly/2eT4Dbf

  • BA Rating: 82
  • Style: Altbier
  • ABV: 5.3%
  • Aaron: 8
  • Jenn: 7
  • Shea: 10
  • Steve: 8
  • Jim: 8

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion

We have a new patron, Cervantes, renowned writer of Don Quixote, which in today’s USA seems especially poignant.

This week we’ve got Big Gay Jim on to talk about the Trumpocolypse.


Hello, Wrathful studios. This is Dr. Hannibal Lecter. I wanted to express my appreciation for your tasteful reviews and to give a message to Aaron. I understand that you’re upset that you have no fans, but you must remember that fan is short for fanatic and Aaron you have a fan in me to talk.

Up note from Jim…


Three convicted in Quebec’s Massive Maple Malfeasance. http://bit.ly/2fydaUm

  • Richard Valliéres, called a ringleader, and his father, Raymond Vallières, and Étienne St-Pierre, a maple syrup buyer from Kedgwick, N.B. were convicted for selling $18.7M in syrup in 2012.
  • 3000 tons of maple syrup was stolen from a Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers warehouse
  • 26 people arrested in connection with the heist
  • Richard Vallières was found guilty of theft, fraud, and trafficking stolen goods.
  • It’s not over, though, another five accused will stand trial in January.

No more Labatt’s forever… - http://bit.ly/2fyardE

  • Since 1962 Labatt workers in Edmonton, were allotted 52–12-packs a year as part of their benefits package (in the form of a pre-loaded gift card)
  • Upon retirement, that perk was continued for life (and even continued on for the spouse when the worker died)
  • Labatt, which is now owned by Belgian InBev (400 beer brands, $55B in annual revenue), decided to review the policy as a cost-cutting move
  • Molson made a similar cut in 2009, siphoning off its beer allotment to 2,400 retirees, the company estimated it would save just over $1 million a year.

This Week’s Stories

Jim’s story on the Trumpocalypse http://bit.ly/2fZYcok

Comes from Jim! And from John Pavlovitz’s blog “Stuff That Needs to be Said” http://bit.ly/2fy1TDq

Where’s the irony?
He’s a minister

Hells Hospital from Crystal!

Next Week’s Beer

Apocalypse IPA 10 from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2fyafer
  • BA Rating: 87
  • Style: American IPA
  • ABV: 6.8%

Faith In Humanity Restored

Hershey Filled This Student’s Car With Thousands Of Kit Kats After His Got Stolen http://on.wfmy.com/2fyakyu

National Candy Day may have been Friday, but one student at Kansas State University will be celebrating candy for the next several months.

Minnesota Elects First Somali-American Female Legislator http://ti.me/2fya5DY

Bonus Cat Video

  • Fusion energy explained - http://bit.ly/2fB6LYC
  • Voting From The ISS - http://bit.ly/2fB6GEj
  • How The Sandwich Was Invented - http://bit.ly/2enoa7T
  • If Congress Was Your Coworker - http://bit.ly/2g3ditQ

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Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 105 - The One We Recorded In The Before Times…

November 11, 2016

In This Week’s Show Georgia man sues the gov’s repository of souls to exorcize the nipple spirits before the election…

Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Dalnim (the Korean moon goddess) hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying their patience!

Shea’s Life Lesson

This week I learned that if we had both our arms on the same side we would have F-shirts instead of T-shirts.

Jenn’s Actual Lesson

Did you know only 10 U.S. states have weekly church attendance above 50%? They’re all in the south, with one exception. (Spoiler, it’s Utah)

But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

Idaho Select Lager | Wallace Brewing / Orehouse Tasting Room

  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2edniT5
  • BA Rating: –
  • Style: American Pale Lager
  • ABV: 4.5%
  • Aaron: 5
  • Jenn: 4
  • Shea: 6
  • Steve: 6

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion

We got a new patron! Thanks to Stephen King for crawling out from under that van to send us a few bucks!

No new iTunes reviews or voicemails.

Thanks to Dustin from Atheist Nomads for the email feedback regarding last week’s beer

“I’ve definitely found that more often than not, Boise breweries make everything taste like an IPA. It’s bad enough that I don’t get excited about a new brewery opening up since I know that even a Porter will kick me in the teeth and make me sneeze. Yes, those bitter hops make me sneeze.”

Found something cool that could be Faith Restored, but it’s more of a resource.


Has done something kinda clever.

They’ve made posters for bars to put up that advise anyone in the bar that if you ask to speak with “Angela” (or another name or drink order that, presumably, isn’t the name of someone actually employed at or made by your bar) the bartenders know that you’re out on a date that’s not going well and you need to be secreted out of the back of the bar to a cab or friends etc.

It’s a great idea, here’s the PDF of the poster: http://bit.ly/2enp7ga

If you run a bar and/or public place of business and the PDF linked doesn’t work for you, send the show an email at podast@waiting4wrath.com I’ll quickly edit it to read whatever name or drink order you desire so it can be used in your business!

By the time this episode airs the election will be in our rear view mirrors and life can begin to go back to it’s somewhat normal flow, provided we’re not now embroiled in a new civil war…

Cat Videos

  • Cats Saying “No” to Bath, A Funny Cats In Water Compilation - http://bit.ly/2enmJX3
  • 21 Cats Having A Way Worse Day Than You - http://bit.ly/2eXd8SQ
  • Passive Aggressive Cats Video Compilation 2016 - http://bit.ly/2enjH56



Religious beliefs interfere with understanding of world - http://bit.ly/2enjjTW

  • Study published in Applied Cognitive Psychology of 258 Finnish people
  • Religious and superstitious people (what’s the difference really) don’t quite understand the physical world
  • They tend to anthropomorphize, such as agreeing with statements such as “stones sense the cold”

“The more the participants believed in religious or other paranormal phenomena, the lower their intuitive physics skills, mechanical and mental rotation abilities, school grades in mathematics and physics, and knowledge about physical and biological phenomena were… and the more they regarded inanimate targets as mental phenomena," wrote the study’s co-authors Marjaana Lindeman and Annika Svedholm-Häkkinen.

The Finnish scientists see the significance of their work in pointing out that:

“Intuition-based, unfounded theories in astronomy, evolution, matter, mechanics, and other domains persist several decades beyond the acquisition of a mutually exclusive scientific theory, and they affect individuals’ ability to act as informed citizens to make reasoned judgments in a world that are increasingly governed by technology and scientific knowledge.”

What would you do to destroy a gov-ment plot to confine souls? http://bit.ly/2edzqU6

  • Two dumbass Georgia men plotted to destroy the Alaska aurora research facility
  • Coffee County Georgia, Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael Mancil, 30, and James Dryden Jr., 22
  • both men confessed

”that God told them to go and blow this machine up that kept souls, so souls could be released. ”the massive amount of arsenal seized looked like something out of a movie, one where a small army was headed to war."

Among the weapons seized were AR–15 rifles, Glock handguns, a Remington rifle and thousands of rounds of ammunition - Once a U.S. Air Force facility, High Frequency

Cat Videos

  • Savage Cats Funny Pet Video Compilation 2016 - http://bit.ly/2enq2NE
  • Cats Got Brain Freeze Funny Compilation - http://bit.ly/2eXe4H3
  • Cat Licks Ice Cream And Gets Brain Freeze (Storyful, Cats) - http://bit.ly/2enpRSp

This Week’s Stories

Aaron’s Story

Religious chocolate nipples ranging from young girls to mature ladies launched in Japan - http://bit.ly/2edxBGT

  • The Mme KIKI company will be hitting the shelves next year in Japan in the form of women’s nipples.
  • The “CHOCONIP” set will be sold with eight different nipples representing the transformation from a young girl’s nipple to the mature age female nipple.
  • Inspired by the Jison-in Temple in Wakayama Prefecture, which in the past was a facility only for women to worship at, known as a nyonin koya in Japanese.
  • The picture below shows the worshipping of nipples at the Jison-in Temple in Wakayama for things such as fertility and safe childbirth.
  • The Temple Image: http://bit.ly/2enlI12
  • The Boobie Cookies: http://bit.ly/2eXbsc6
  • The chocolate nipples have been designed by modern Japanese artist Makoto Aido, and they look disturbingly real.
  • The Mme KIKI company, which will be manufacturing the chocolate nipples, has said the idea came to them suddenly when they thought “Why don’t we make chocolate in the shape of young girls’ nipples?”

“I think nipples are quite lovely. I thought these chocolates shaped as nipples with extraordinary luck embedded inside should be very sweet,” says creator Makoto Aido. “By mostly using my left and right index fingers I wholeheartedly created eight types of nipples.”

A box of CHOCONIPs will set you back 5,500 yen (US$52.50) and will be sold from the Mme KIKI online store from 6 February next year, but you can preorder your chocolate nipples from 7 January until 10 February.

Shea’s Story

A suit to stop the election - http://bit.ly/2fBvaeE

In a lawsuit she filed this week in federal court in Buffalo, Nolley contends that neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton is suitably qualified for the office. She requests the election be postponed until such time as more worthy candidates can be drafted to run. “Neither of the candidates running for the Presidential seat shows that they can handle the position,” her lawsuit states, adding that “the character of both candidates falls far below” the standards needed.

Patreon Story - http://patreon.com/w4w

Urban Funkhouse | The Collective Brewing Project

  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2fcQhUn
  • BA Rating: –
  • Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
  • ABV: 7.2%
  • Aaron: 7
  • Jenn: 5
  • Shea: 7
  • Steve: 2

Next Week’s Beer

Alaskan Amber Alt Style Ale

  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2eT4Dbf
  • BA Rating: 82
  • Style: Altbier
  • ABV: 5.3%

Faith In Humanity Restored

ECO-Soap! - http://bit.ly/2edwfMb

  • When Samir Lakhani was in Cambodia for the summer building fish ponds with an NGO called Trailblazer Cambodia Organization, he saw a mother washing her child with laundry detergent. Soap is often considered a luxury in the nation, so many families either resort to rubbing their bodies in ash or using industrial cleaning supplies like the mother and child.
  • Samir realized that Siem Reap – a nearby tourist hotspot consisting of over 2 million visitors a year – was also home to over 500 hotels and guesthouses.
  • The student eventually concocted a formula of sanitizing and recycling hotel soap bars that would have been destined for the trash.
  • Since the project’s debut, they have provided 650,000 Cambodians with clean bars of soap. They employ 30 workers who can sell the eco-friendly products as a source of income for themselves, but their “hygiene ambassadors” bring soap to local schools and educate the youth on proper hand-washing techniques.
  • In the United States, hotel chains throw out 2.6 million bars of soap every day – but thanks to Samir, those products will find new homes in the hands of less fortunate families.

Watch This Promotional Video From The Project - http://bit.ly/2eXj3XZ

Man Pays Off All Overdue Lunch Fees at Hometown Elementary School - http://bit.ly/2eXezAA

  • Earlier this week, Jerry Fenton walked into Grimes Elementary School of Burlington, Iowa and wrote a check for $700 – enough to pay off the current $458 debt, and to buy lunch for many struggling students in the future.

“I gave them extra money in the account so that every kid at Grimes Elementary school won’t be hungry the rest of this school year,” Fenton posted on Facebook last Tuesday. “Now it’s your turn to do something good for your fellow man.”

  • The donation helped approximately 89 kids and their parents. Most of the students don’t even know when they’re over drafted because the notice goes straight to the parents.

“Wowsers! Jerry Fenton, a citizen of our community paid for all overdue lunches of all Grimes kids today!” posted the school on their Facebook page. “Jerry, you are our hero!

Bonus Cat Video

  • LEGO Batman - http://bit.ly/2enmjj7
  • How The Sandwich was Invented - http://bit.ly/2enoa7T

Also Actual Cat Videos

  • Cats Vs. Babies - http://bit.ly/2enkPp6
  • Cats Vs. Water - http://bit.ly/2eXcYuM
  • Drunk Dudes Talk About Their Cats - http://bit.ly/2enluag
  • 20 Cats Who Regret Everything - http://bit.ly/2eXeKw1
  • Kittens Do Stuff For The First Time - http://bit.ly/2enmLhw

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Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 104 - The One With The Keg

November 4, 2016

In This Week’s Show An Indiana drinking guru wants us to visit a women’s haunted house so we can understand the threat of drunk Muslins.

Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Sheaziolie’s Asshole hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying his patience!

Shea’s Life Lesson

This week I learned that limbless people can’t make snow angels… Only snow peanuts.

Jenn’s Actual Lesson

Did you know Akongo is the supreme god of the Ngombe people, who live in the Congo. He is the creator and as such he bears the epithet ‘he who forms’, meaning that it was he who gave the world its shape

But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

Prusik Pilsner | Powderhaus Brewing Company

  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2eowjVg
  • BA Rating: –
  • Style: German Pilsner
  • ABV: 4.9%
  • Aaron: 1
  • Jenn: 6
  • Shea: 2
  • Steve: 3

Patron Beer

Urban Funkhouse | The Collective Brewing Project

  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2fcQhUn
  • BA Rating: –
  • Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
  • ABV: 7.2%
  • Aaron: 7
  • Jenn: 5
  • Shea: 7
  • Steve: 2

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion

iTunes Reviews

So much love to my Midwest peeps!

by: Raven’s angst (United States)

Every week there’s just something about listening to these guys that makes me smile. Whether it’s their irreverent style while looking straight on at the horrific stories that sometimes pop up, or just the fact that someone out here in this desert wasteland (not really) of Wyoming there are some folks just like me. Please keep on keeping on. I need hope.

Love it.

by: Atheist welder in Alberta (Canada)

Aaron ,Shea, Jen, Steve, and (sorry guys) need more Jim. You are great. Back cataloging between new shows, laughing all the way. Just introduced my wife and 16-year-old son to the show with the latest episode (103), much laughter and a few gagging noises. Keep it up.


Award-winning home brewer and podcast related namer of beers Ben got in touch!

No new patrons this week, so we wanted to remind folks that last weeks patron episode was over an hour-thirty, including two really stupendously funny stories we couldn’t air in the standard cut because of time constraints. We’re careful to make sure our patrons get their monies worth for their generosity. Speaking of, we should say thank you to all our patrons, paypalists (to borrow a term from A–101) and especially to those who go to the site before they do their regular amazon shopping and get to Amazon from our referral link - you won’t pay an extra penny and Amazon cuts us a small portion of their profits for sending you to them. It’s a great system and from the small number of folks using it we manage to make a few bucks a month and it really adds up! So thanks to everyone who supports the show, in whatever form your support takes. We couldn’t do it without you!

From Jenn

Special thanks to everyone who wrote in with their own thoughts on what happened on the Dyatlov Pass. Our very own Napkin Pope feels that there was something seriously off with the mid–30s, camera-posting possible spy and the military had a serious hand in this.

Cai posted on our Patron link that he is skeptical of many of the details. What with it being Soviet Russia and all, that’s not a bad idea. But there is a lot of evidence and documentation for at least the bare bones.

Nathan on Twitter cut to the chase and feels a tracer round land ON the actual tent, so experienced hikers or not, you’re gonna get the hell out of there.

If anyone is interested in some more info on it, RustyPyro sent in a recommendation for the book Dead Mountain by Donnie Eichar as a good resource. 

Follow-up From Steve

BYU to Students: If You Report Sexual Assault, We Won’t Punish You for Breaking the Rules Anymore - http://bit.ly/2fcRNpy

Follow-up From Jenn

Texas Quietly Prepares To Pass New Rules Requiring Doctors To Bury or Cremate Fetal Remains - http://bit.ly/2fcQMh9

Follow-Up From Everywhere: http://bit.ly/2fcSNKn | http://bit.ly/2fcTWBl

We talked, frequently and at length, about the nut bags who took over the Malheur Wildlife Refuge. You know, droopy-lip and his merry band of buffoons. Well, turns out they took over the right refuge because in what will surely go down in history as a prime example of a “jury of one’s peers” they let those jackasses go!

Yeah. That’s right. After weeks (months?) of an armed standoff, pages of social media admissions (albeit usually in the form of begging for new underwear) and an refuge full of smashed artifacts and poised land jury of — and I’m just guessing here — straight, white, cis, male, republican, high-school dropouts acquitted Bundy of being a nutbar. In totally unrelated, not at all the same news, SWAT used fucking APC’s to roll up on a bunch of peaceful protesters at the pipeline site in Standing Rock and shot tear gas canisters at them and arrest a bunch of them. But don’t worry, I’m sure they’ll get a fair trial and be released as well. After all, this countries justice system doesn’t unfairly target ethnic minorities… Right?


Indiana bitch who beat her 7yo with coat hanger gets off with probation - http://bit.ly/2fcQFCj

  • Khin Par Thaing of Indianapolis, Indiana, was sentenced to only one year of probation
  • She beat her 7 yo son with a coat hanger leaving 36 bruises across the boy’s back, thigh, and left arm as well as a bruise on his cheek (shaped like the hook of a coat hanger)
  • Two days after the beating a teacher noticed the bruising and contacted authorities
  • Bitch’s lawyer cited RFRA act (signed by douche-bag extraordinaire, Mike Pence) in her defense, saying the act gave her the right to discipline her children in accordance with her beliefs
  • Fortunately, the prosecutor didn’t agree, saying the beating, “(goes) beyond these religious instructions she cites from the Bible."
  • She was charged with battery as a level 5 felony and neglect as a level 6 felony. The battery carries a prison sentence of one to 10 years; neglect carries a sentence of six months to 2½ years.
  • She’s a Burmese refugee who was granted political asylum in the US

Indian “Guru” and complete asshole calls his rape accusers “trash” - http://bit.ly/2fcRpHy

  • Complete fuckhead and amazing asshole, Bikram Choudhury, was interviewed by HBO’s Real Sports
  • He’s been accused of rape by multiple women who participated in his teacher training for his style of hot yoga
  • Six of those women have sued him as a result, with two having settled and four cases ongoing
  • He’s never faced criminal charges as a result, but he was ordered in Jan ’16 to pay $6.4M to a former legal advisor in a civil suit for sexual harassment (he fired her when she investigated allegations that he raped a student)
  • Three victims were interviewed and he answered their charges in the interview by calling them “trash” and saying regarding one of them that he “wouldn’t even piss on her face” and calling her a “psychopath.” At one point, he asked the interviewer, “Why do I have to harass women? People pay $1 million for one drop of my sperm. I can make million dollar a day. Every drop. You are that idiot or dumb to believe this trash.”

Good news women. You drink as much as we men! - http://bbc.in/2fcP8Ml

  • According to a meta-analysis study by researchers at the University of New South Wales
  • Women now drink nearly as much as men and are nearly as likely to suffer as a result
  • In the early 1900s, men were twice as likely to drink, 3x as likely to be problem drinkers, 3.6x as likely to have related health issues
  • Now, men are only 1.1x as likely to drink at all, 1.2x as likely to be problem drinkers, and 1.3x as likely to have the heath issues
  • Congratulations, women, you’ve nearly reached parity with men in this area. Now to address that pesky pay gap.

This Week’s Stories

Shea’s Story - Patreon.com/w4w

Yuengling shows support for Trump… - http://bit.ly/2fcR5sm

  • If Donald Trump were president, there’d be a lot more places like D.G. Yuengling & Son, the Pottsville, Schuylkill County-based brewing company said Eric Trump during a tour of Yuengling’s brewery in East Norwegian Township.
  • “This is an amazing American success story,” Trump said during a brief news conference at the brewery. "We need a lot more of these.
  • Trump said high taxes, over-regulation, and Obamacare are “destroying” American businesses - a familiar theme of the Trump campaign.“My father’s going to make it a lot easier for business to function,” he declared. “We’re going to do it right here in the U.S.”
  • Dick Yuengling welcomed Trump, thanking him for taking the time to visit the brewery. “Our guys are behind your father,” Yuengling said. “We need him in there.”
  • Yuengling’s sweeping Trump praise had a lot of Pennsylvanians choking on their brews, and campaigns to boycott the 187-year-old brewery were quickly underway.
  • http://nydn.us/2fcUHdF
  • Pennsylvania’s first openly gay legislator, Brian Sims, penned a scathing Facebook post-Wednesday, announcing that he will no longer pour Yuengling in his glass after 17 loyal years of drinking. Sims tagged a laundry list of gay bars in the post and urged them to refrain from serving the traditional lager at their establishments.
  • “One of the most prevalent brands in (Philadelphia’s) Gayborhood and in LGBT bars across the Commonwealth is using our own dollars to back a person and an ideology that says that our lives and our loves matter less,” said Sims, a Democrat representing Philadelphia’s 182nd District. “More to the point, those dollars are being used RIGHT NOW to give power to his bigoted messages attacking our black and brown neighbors and all of the women in our lives.”
  • Several bars in Washington, D.C., also announced they were throwing out their Yuengling kegs for good following the fifth-generation owner’s Trump endorsement.
  • Gypsy Sally’s, a music venue and bar near the D.C. waterfront, put its own spin on the boycott by announcing it will continue to serve the brew until the kegs run dry — and then donate all proceeds from Yuengling pours directly to Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
  • The Teamsters union, which represents over 1.3 million blue-collar workers across the country, called for a national boycott of Yuengling products in 2014 after the now Trump-touting owner publicly stated that Pennsylvania should implement anti-union laws because businesses “shy away when they come into this state” and have to pay their worker’s union-mandated wages.

Aaron’s Story

Christian Promoter Banned From Restaging Pulse Massacre At Grade School’s Haunted House - http://bit.ly/2fcRxXx - http://bit.ly/2fcTpPS

  • A Far South Side grade school will not co-host a haunted house that contained, among other depictions, a representation of the June 2016 shootings at the Pulse nightclub, according to CPS officials.
  • Fernwood Elementary School
  • haunted house entitled The Room: A Journey to Hell that was scheduled to take place the evenings of Oct. 29 and Oct. 30.
  • Advertised as a “Christian interactive experience,” the event is produced by Tyrone Tappler Productions.
  • the company asked on Facebook for volunteers who’d depict the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting: “Club Pulse, Dancers, Victims … CAGED PEOPLE/SCREAMERS, Extras needed trying to escape a cage! … SOUNDS INTERESTING? COME OUT THIS SATURDAY!!!”
  • Among other scenarios reportedly depicted in the haunted house were a botched abortion and the 2015 Charleston church shooting. According to the ticket sales page, The Room “is a real life haunted house. Guests will experience IN YOUR FACE scenes of dark reality. … You will walk in 10 Rooms and encounter individuals who will make choices. The choice is life or death; sin or salvation; heaven or hell. The scenes will be action-packed, real and jaw-dropping.”
  • “Hating is a common trait someone called CPS and had our production shut down the day before showtime they said it was offensive and demeaning for it to be on school grounds,” Williams wrote. “We worked so hard on this production our director is getting hate mail and messages for trying to shed light on the truth of the world.”
  • “They are some sad haters,” wrote Tralynn Brown. “God will work it out.”

Patreon Story

Virginia Sheriff Plans Educational Seminar on Islam Called “Understanding the Threat” - http://bit.ly/2fcTkvL

  • In Greene County, Virginia, Sheriff Steve Smith wanted to offer the community a lesson on Islam so they could better understand their own neighbors, including new refugees settling in the area. The problem is that the title of that class was called “Understanding the threat.”
  • “It was kind of like a shock to me as a member of the student-Muslim community.” said [Piedmont Virginia Community College student Wadah] Al Mulhim.
  • “The title itself should be changed,” said Al Mulhim. “Islam is not a threat, the threats are extremists who make us look bad, who make any religion look bad.”
  • … the seminar does not include any Muslim speakers and is led by Chris Gaubatz, the author of ‘Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld that’s Conspiring to Islamize America.’

Next Week’s Beer

Idaho Select Lager | Wallace Brewing / Orehouse Tasting Room

Faith In Humanity Restored

  • Real Story: Technology May Rescue Male Baby Chicks From The Grinder - http://bit.ly/2fcUhnJ
  • Hat Tip: to the United Church of Christ for fighting for true religious freedom. In 2014, the UCC sued North Carolina, arguing that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage infringed on the UCC’s religious freedom to officiate legal same-sex marriages - http://bit.ly/2fcVUld

Bonus Cat Video

  • Yellowstone’s Zone of Death - http://bit.ly/2fcT282
  • NASA Pumpkin Carving Competition - http://bit.ly/2fvtO8Q
  • Space Station Fly-Through - http://bit.ly/2fcW7oN

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