RIP Toucher and Rich Show ... It was fun while it lasted

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I’m not sure if they replayed it today, but the Al Kaprelian / Kowloon movie was so unbelievable that I almost thought it was some AI thing. The song they replayed from years ago was hilarious.
 

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Fred has a 8th graders level of understanding of the economy at times. Over COVID times he spent hours railing against people working from home and most office workers who work from home “do nothing and don’t work” all while he was working from home and calling out of work due to personal issues. (Which thankfully he’s got help for)

Today in a side rant on the closing of the tunnel he was bitching about how people don’t want high paying EMT jobs. He knows people and knows they are high paying jobs. Except for reality: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/emt-shortage-quit-ambulance/

Most of those jobs pay shit, but not in Fred’s world.

His whole nobody wants to work anymore! Where are the workers??? Is such Fox News bullshit and he eats it up. I know Fred’s always been right leaning and he seems very sensible around social issues but his whole thing for 3+ Years around people don’t want to work, he sounds like my 73 year old mother word for word when he was ranting about his own mom being old. He sounds like a 75 year old about the good old days.
 

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Fred letting his dog shit on the area between the sidewalk and road and not feeling like he has to pick it up is the least surprising thing ever. "It's not their yard!" yeah I gotta mow that area. He "dry heaves" when he has to pick it up. Yeah it's gross at times and who enjoys picking up poop, but people who leave it are the worst. Even Rich said he was awful, which was surprising.

Imagine if every owner didn't pick up their dog's crap everywhere like Fred doesn't. It'd be disgusting.
 

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Fred letting his dog shit on the area between the sidewalk and road and not feeling like he has to pick it up is the least surprising thing ever. "It's not their yard!" yeah I gotta mow that area. He "dry heaves" when he has to pick it up. Yeah it's gross at times and who enjoys picking up poop, but people who leave it are the worst. Even Rich said he was awful, which was surprising.

Imagine if every owner didn't pick up their dog's crap everywhere like Fred doesn't. It'd be disgusting.
Fred’s just a different person. Between that, a couple weeks ago saying he’s been naked around his son, and today saying it wouldn’t be a bad thing if his son took a line drive off his head because “it’s a great experience being on the field with the all stars”, he’s coming unhinged
 

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Fred’s just a different person. Between that, a couple weeks ago saying he’s been naked around his son, and today saying it wouldn’t be a bad thing if his son took a line drive off his head because “it’s a great experience being on the field with the all stars”, he’s coming unhinged
He doubled down on that today. Awkward radio.
 

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I don't think it's that serious, I think they're just killing time. Fred certainly has his quirks, but this is all an act.
 

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Every 5 years or so they should bring back 98 mile during the dregs of summer. Ryan Johnston and Joe Murray gotta have a few bars in them.
 

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I don't think it's that serious, I think they're just killing time. Fred certainly has his quirks, but this is all an act.
It’s a time killer for sure, but Fred poses an opinion question, then gets all worked up when someone disagrees with him and subsequently insists on “being right”. It’s fucked up, annoying, tiring, and certainly doesn’t help the dynamic with Rich and Wallach. It doesn’t come across as playful or entertaining. Between this and stepping in and taking over EVERY interview because he’s got the question that REALLY needs to be asked, my patience has run thin.

And Alex English was a better Portland Trail Blazer than Dame? GTFO.
 

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Don’t get me wrong, I think there’s more than a kernel of truth to his bits, but I also think he loves playing the asshole troll and definitely exaggerates that character on air. He knows it’ll drive engagement. He’s really not playing that different a character than Felger in that respect.
 

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That’s all well and good, and god knows they might need to break that glass at this time of year… but I’m old enough to remember them mocking Dennis and Callahan for playing characters with “hot takes”. Wasn’t ever really T&R’s style.
 

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The random clown call that Rich found for Brookline 911 wasn't the funniest thing I've ever heard, but that might've been the most bizarre. I laughed way too much at that.
 

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I assumed they were just f-bombs. He's always a fun call and he brings out the dorkiest Rich.
 

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The random clown call that Rich found for Brookline 911 wasn't the funniest thing I've ever heard, but that might've been the most bizarre. I laughed way too much at that.
I like Fred's theory that Rich has an insider tipping him off on the good calls. That one had me in tears.
 

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I like Fred's theory that Rich has an insider tipping him off on the good calls. That one had me in tears.
It’s not a theory. Rich has said he started getting sent these after a few Brookline 911 segments from first responders who are sick of these calls. It’s all public record so they’re not doing anything wrong.
 

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It’s not a theory. Rich has said he started getting sent these after a few Brookline 911 segments from first responders who are sick of these calls. It’s all public record so they’re not doing anything wrong.
Rich seemed like he didn't want to completely confirm it, probably to save the Brookline people some shit from past callers. If they'd call 911 to complain about somebody working on a house that needs work, you can imagine they'd be willing to be make a stink about being publicly made fun of for it. But I 100% believe it.

Also "I think the clown is beeping in morse code!"
 

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Rich seemed like he didn't want to completely confirm it, probably to save the Brookline people some shit from past callers. If they'd call 911 to complain about somebody working on a house that needs work, you can imagine they'd be willing to be make a stink about being publicly made fun of for it. But I 100% believe it.

Also "I think the clown is beeping in morse code!"
Don’t forget, Star Market lady acknowledged knowing that they were laughing at her
 

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Everytime I hear the new Dr Fronkie or whatever it is when they have Ted Johnson talking about how with the drastic increase in pickle ball injuries and people need treatment, I can’t believe it’s not a T&R bit. I can see Fred and Rich sitting in a room cackling about writing that and seeing if Ted would actually read it.

Hey it’s a real commercial.
 

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I don’t care how brief, there’s very little content-wise that’s an automatic skip for me than anything that involves Bird. I don’t care what this clown thinks about movies
 

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I don’t care how brief, there’s very little content-wise that’s an automatic skip for me than anything that involves Bird. I don’t care what this clown thinks about movies
It's quite amazing how stupid and inarticulate he is. Him calling the movie Open Hymen instead of Oppenheimer was pretty good. They could've taken off with that and almost did. It was a shame Fred was out today; he would've had a field day.
 

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It's quite amazing how stupid and inarticulate he is. Him calling the movie Open Hymen instead of Oppenheimer was pretty good. They could've taken off with that and almost did. It was a shame Fred was out today; he would've had a field day.
I heard that clip and just thought to myself “of course that’s how he says it”. He’s a caricature of a dumb Bostonian
 

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BTW, I listen to 98.5 on the I Heart Radio stream on my Amazon Echo and always thought the commercials were targeted based on IP address since I constantly get commercials for the local Citizens for Citizens family planning clinic. That theory has now been flushed down the toilet by the commercials for the National Museum of Military Vehicles in Wyoming.

It sounds like a cool place, but how does it make sense to carpet bomb someone in Massachusetts listening to an online stream with commercials for an obscure museum 2000 miles away? I could understand promoting something like the Wright Museum in Wolfeboro, NH (a cool place BTW), but this is just strange.
 

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BTW, I listen to 98.5 on the I Heart Radio stream on my Amazon Echo and always thought the commercials were targeted based on IP address since I constantly get commercials for the local Citizens for Citizens family planning clinic. That theory has now been flushed down the toilet by the commercials for the National Museum of Military Vehicles in Wyoming.

It sounds like a cool place, but how does it make sense to carpet bomb someone in Massachusetts listening to an online stream with commercials for an obscure museum 2000 miles away? I could understand promoting something like the Wright Museum in Wolfeboro, NH (a cool place BTW), but this is just strange.
That’s likely a glitch in their ad server. When I listen on Audacy from CT I get a bunch of locally targeted ads. But there’s always a stray weird one or two that slip into the mix from time to time.
 

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It's quite amazing how stupid and inarticulate he is. Him calling the movie Open Hymen instead of Oppenheimer was pretty good. They could've taken off with that and almost did. It was a shame Fred was out today; he would've had a field day.
If Bird wasn't such a moron I'd think he was coached by Rich to say "Open Hymen" on the air to see if they could get away with it.

It's like to Zo bit years ago talking about how he thought he broke his fart box

Also I really feel had for guys who are paid to talk about sports for 4 hours a day in mid July.....
 

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If Bird wasn't such a moron I'd think he was coached by Rich to say "Open Hymen" on the air to see if they could get away with it.

It's like to Zo bit years ago talking about how he thought he broke his fart box

Also I really feel had for guys who are paid to talk about sports for 4 hours a day in mid July.....
There really is nothing to talk about in July. The Red Sox are middling and the Patriots hot stove is anything but hot.

Speaking of nothing to talk about: anyone picking up on Fred's frustration that Joe has been absent from the Bankroll Boys for such a long time? He didn't hide his frustration this morning, calling out that Joe has been covering F&M and not late nights, and could easily have made it in for the AM segment. Joe's absence was defended by him being at that wrestling event last night. The Bankroll Boys have gone from 2 breaks (one about whatever and the other about gambling) down to one, as well.
 

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Eh, the less bankroll boys the better in my opinion. I’ve been a pretty vocal Murray hater in this thread but i think his schtick works in the nighttime slot. I turned it on this morning around 730 to immediately be yelled at by Lifshatz about either the Jets or the Falcons and it was over to SiriusXM as fast as I could.
 

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The Bankroll Boyz segment was a lot more fun when sports gambling wasn’t legalized. And it was fun to hear T&R learn about the “rangle” and all that silliness. It was a goof.

Now we’re supposed to take those clowns to be serious, knowledgeable gamblers dispensing real advice. They know jack, it’s just dumb.

It was clear that Rich was legitimately pissed a couple weeks ago when Dan didn’t have a single pick to give him.
 

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It's nice to have normal Fred back. Shootin' the Breeze, some solid Saved by the Bell talk, making fun of his mother in law, it's just like the good old days.
 

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The Bankroll Boyz segment was a lot more fun when sports gambling wasn’t legalized. And it was fun to hear T&R learn about the “rangle” and all that silliness. It was a goof.

Now we’re supposed to take those clowns to be serious, knowledgeable gamblers dispensing real advice. They know jack, it’s just dumb.

It was clear that Rich was legitimately pissed a couple weeks ago when Dan didn’t have a single pick to give him.
Yeah it’s pretty clear that’s a Rich segment. At times it seems like he could use an intervention with how much he’s into gambling. Remember how almost panicked he got when Fred suggested they cut the segment down to maybe once a month?
 

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Also...consider the time of year. It isn't exactly a big betting time in the calendar. There's nothing to talk about...including gambling
 

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Eh, the less bankroll boys the better in my opinion. I’ve been a pretty vocal Murray hater in this thread but i think his schtick works in the nighttime slot. I turned it on this morning around 730 to immediately be yelled at by Lifshatz about either the Jets or the Falcons and it was over to SiriusXM as fast as I could.
And honestly, that's how it is even when Murray is on. Lifshatz DOMINATES the segment. And you can tell Fred can't really stand him.
 

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calling out that Joe has been covering F&M and not late nights, and could easily have made it in for the AM segment.
How often is he supposed to be on the air? Guy is doing fill in work all over the place from M-F and also hosting shows on both weekend days.