Here are the highlights from Wednesday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and Gerry Callahan. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.
— DirecTV has a commercial in which “painfully awkward” Rob Lowe says he can’t urinate in public. Some shy bladder people are not pleased with the commercial and would like it pulled from TV.
CEO of the International Paruresis Association Steve Soifer said the commercial goes over the top to make fun of people with this issue. According to him, 7 percent of the population is affected by this problem.
Said Dennis: “So, people who can’t pee in public have a constituency and are offended by this? Is this a protected class?”
“I hate the commercial. But watching it and finding it offensive?” wondered Callahan.
The hosts ran a clip of Soifer talking about the shy bladder problems, saying people like this have trouble taking drug tests and keeping a job.
“You can’t hold a job?” asked an incredulous Callahan. “You tell me people can’t do it when they’re in a stall?”
Dennis said he found a solution for shy bladder people on Twitter.
“If you have shy bladder syndrome, multiply random numbers in your head,” Dennis said. “I didn’t seek this out. I just follow this Twitter handle. They have all kinds of interesting facts.”
— During her time as First Lady, Michelle Obama has asked Americans to have a healthier lifestyle. On Tuesday, she strayed from this when she said on a radio show that those who vote, especially for democrat candidates, could celebrate with fried chicken.
Said Dennis: “You know what shocks me about that? For a woman who is so concerned about her gorgeous figure, staying in shape, jumping jacks and making all the kids have good meals in school, that she would eat fatty foods like that.”
“Well, only on a cheat day,” replied Callahan. “That’s a celebration, that’s like New Year’s Eve. So if the democrat wins, she wants you to go out and get a bucket of fried chicken? What if Hillary [Clinton] said that?”
“If I’m a black guy or a woman at that age, I would feel so offended if they were playing that routine on me,” Minihane said.
— While Tom Brokaw helped MSNBC’s election coverage Tuesday night, a fire alarm sound went off. It was not any sort of actual alert, but just Brokaw’s cell phone ringing.
“What a disastrous night for the lefties,” Callahan said.
“They’re reeling,” replied Minihane.