Here are the highlights from Friday’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.
– A New York City doctor who treated on Ebola patients in West Africa returned to the United States and tested positive for the virus. Dr. Craig Spencer is the fourth person in the U.S. to be diagnosed with Ebola. Once doctors realized Spencer had Ebola, he was quarantined at Bellevue Hospital.
“It’s frightening,” said Callahan. “You don’t agree that this is frightening? This idiot comes back from Africa when he was treating Ebola patients, and instead of just laying low for a while, decides to take the subway to the bowling alley.”
Continued Callahan: “First of all, what self-respecting physician bowls?”
Replied Minihane: “I wouldn’t mind bowling a little bit more — it’s fun.”
“Would you be happy if your doctor was giving you a checkup, looking at his watch saying, ‘I’m going to leave,’?” said Callahan. ‘Shouldn’t this doctor be arrested? Quarantined, arrested and charged.”
Said Minihane: “I think if you go West Africa, that’s great. You want to treat these people, that’s wonderful. If you do come back, you can’t come out for like two months.”
– Former Boston mayor Thomas Menino stopped his chemotherapy treatment and suspended his book tour during his battle with cancer. Menino said he wants to spend time with his family during the difficult time.
Said Dennis: “It doesn’t sound good. Good luck to him.”
Replied Callahan: “He wants to spend more time with his family, and God bless him, I’m sure he will, do you think he wishes he did that earlier? Because he worked 20 years, seven days a week, 24/7. Do you think there’s that regret saying, ‘Why didn’t I do this?’ ”
“I think he enjoyed what he did,” said Dennis. “I think he enjoyed running the city.”
– Zach Galifianakis for the past few years has hosted a parody talk show called “Between Two Ferns,” interviewing people ranging from President Barack Obama to actress Jennifer Lawrence. On his newest episode, he held an awkward interview with actor Brad Pitt.
Minihane ran a sound clip of the odd interview and while he enjoyed it, the other hosts did not think it was as funny.
“I guess Brad Pitt didn’t really have much to say, but he played along and he got annoyed,” said Callahan.
“You play like you’re annoyed,” replied Minihane. “Some people thought it was real.”
Asked Callahan: “Is that the trick for this show? Some people think it’s real?”
“Sounds like Brad wasn’t buying it,” Callahan said.