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World's a Mess

Every week or so, Alex Smith and James Kislingbury wade through the cesspool is that is the modern news cycle to find you chunks of solid gold-- Meaning mostly stories about crows and drunken brawls at fast food joints.
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Aug 28, 2020

EPISODE #154-- Today on the show we talk about New York being overrun by rats (again), grifter Steve Bannon's glorious call to prison, Jerry and Becki Falwell's swinging lifestyle, Mississippi's new flag, medieval charters and shopping, and a bogan punches a shark. Plus we talk about dumb anti-maskers, Michael Mann, and, of course, Hannibal. Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Thanks to our sources at the Vice, Reuters, BBC, The Hill, and THE CITY. #NewYorkNews #Bannon #Trumpistan #USNews #Bunco #Scams #England #CurtisSliwa #Voting #AskingQuestions #DirtySouth

Aug 22, 2020

EPISODE #153-- Today we talk about the topics that matter to you, the American newshound: Trump's dumb dead brother and his obsession with washing his hair, CSULB's new mascot, Call of Duty's latest playable war criminal, and the US Army's insistence on being publicly owned on Twitch. All this and more on today's World's a Mess! Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Thanks to our sources at the Sky News, Vice, Essentially Sports, the Associated Press, and CSULB. #News #LongBeach #562 #OurDumbPresident #Impeach45 #WarCrimes #CoD #OPBuild #CallOfDutyNews #DefenseNews #Internet

Aug 17, 2020

EPISODE #152-- Today on World's a Mess we blow through some recent headlines and then we get into the meat (news meat, that is). We're talking the immortal battle of tenant v. landlord (or sword v. neck), a man's wondrous penis-in-waiting, and a stupid English cat that I hate. Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Thanks to our sources at the the CNN, BBC, Politico, Vice, and the New Zealand Herald. #Cats #Animals #England #SwordNews #Highlanders #Surgery #MedicalWonders #Reggae

Jul 29, 2020

EPISODE #151-- Today James is joined by Brandon Beck (of the band Inkblot and the podcast "You Might Be Into It") to talk news! We blast through the headlines and then we get to what you perverts came for: Brazil's terrible president, some bad Italian coke smugglers, a Ukrainian hostage situation with Joaquin Phoenix, and how best to prepare for God's judgment (tm). Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Brandon @hellyesbrandon. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Thanks to our sources at the the CNN, BBC, the Guardian, AFP, AP, The Hill, Euronews, and the AV Club.

Jul 22, 2020

EPISODE #150-- Today we talk about COVID-19's relations to the human erection, China's attempt to get in on the prison-industrial complex, Kanye West's latest public breakdown, New England's acceptance of polyamory, and local character Ch*efH*ntingB*ear. Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Thanks to our sources at the the CBS News, Forbes, and the Summerville Journal. #China #Covid #Coronavirus #Plague #CoronaWatch2020 #Erections #Peepees #SlaveLabor #HumanRightsViolations #PrisonIndustrialComplex

Jul 13, 2020

EPISODE #149-- Due to an overabudance of stories about our tiniest furry friends, this entire episode is about rodents! We got a chipmunk explosion in Philly, we got a bamboo rat cull in China, we got the Plague in Mongolia, and we got beavers in Essex. We got it all folks. Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Thanks to our sources at the the NPR, Philadelphia Inquirer, CBS News, Reuters, and the Independent. #Beavers #Rats #China #Plague #Mongolia #chipmunks #friendos #rodents #ourfurryfriends

Jul 4, 2020

EPISODE #148-- Today on this day of days we talk about Don Jr's expensive sheep murder trip, a loose alligator terrorizing a Virigina town, and an old story about an owl that I forgot to check the time stamp on. Find/Give help here: https://www.mutualaidhub.org/ Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Thanks to our sources at the the Daily Mail, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics, NBC Washington 4, Associated Press, and KTLA. #NewOrleans #BigSwamp #Owl #Turtles #AnimalCrime #Trumpistan #InvestigateThePredator

Jun 25, 2020

EPISODE #147-- Today we talk New York's attempt to control the Cornovirus via cruising, the anti-fascist attack that wasn't, and the cannibal rats in your city. Plus we talk other dumb stuff. It's World's a Mess. You know what it is. Find/Give help here: https://www.mutualaidhub.org/ Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Thanks to our sources at the the Guardian, Yahoo News, Peninsula Daily News, War is Boring, and Newsweek. #BLM #Fuck12 #RatNews #Friendos #GloryHoles #Cruising #AntifaSuperSoldiers #1312 #ACAB

Jun 6, 2020

EPISODE #146-- We celebrate these shambolic times with an especially shambolic episode. We talk about an adult actor's run-in with the law (and psychedelics), "antifa" in Forks, k-pop stans saving America, and the death of a legendary lizard. Oh, that and how stupid and screwed up our leadership is from top to bottom. Black Lives Matter. Defend the Police. Find/Give help here: https://www.mutualaidhub.org/ Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Thanks to our sources at the the Guardian, Yahoo News, Peninsula Daily News, War is Boring, and Newsweek. #BLM #Fuck12 #HitlerNews #KPop #PornoNews #AntifaSuperSoldiers #1312 #ACAB

May 30, 2020

EPISODE #145-- Well, hey, how about some news? Anyways, today we take on doctors being defenestrated in Russia, Jim Bakker's apocalyptic scam town, Brian May's blown out buttocks, and Wales' #1 drunk dude. All this and more. Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Thanks to our sources at the CNN, Daily Basis, LA Times, and Grimsby Telegraph. #Russia #CoronaVirus #Queen #Butts #scammers #drinkin'

May 19, 2020

EPISODE #144-- Today we talk about the possible whereabouts of Kim Jon Un (again), a person who is making bells off of perverts in Animal Crossing, a fraternity's failed invasion of Venezuela, and the precautions weirdos are taking to protect our sasquatches. All this and more dumb old sitcom talk! Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Thanks to our sources at the NY Post, NY Magazine, Pink News, Guardian, Bellingcat, and Vice. #venezuela #switch #animalcrossing #DSPlay #PayPigs #NorthKorea #Roar

May 1, 2020

#143-- What's this? NEWS? That's right. Today we follow-up on the sundry of reasons that Elon Musk sucks and is the worst, a man lockdown with ghosts in California, and Trump, the scammer president, getting scammed by grifting church weirdos. Plus we talk Die Antwoord's philanthropy, old sitcoms, theme parks, and other things! Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Thanks to our sources at the Guardian, The Hill, and the NY Post.

Apr 25, 2020

EPISODE #142-- Prep your butts for a roller coaster of news! We're talking drug busts in Florida, Kim Jong Un's medical woes, a return of the barbaric body brokers, and dirt bikers V. COVID-19. Plus we talk terrible old sitcoms, body horror, Fight Island, and our ongoing struggles with Fagins and Fagin-adjacent malarkey. Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Thanks to our sources at WPTV5, CNN, High Country News, and the OC Register.

Apr 18, 2020

EPISODE #141-- We're back! Today we tackle a typical trove of topics, starting with the question "Florida: Why?" We tackle the case of an Italian-hating rapscallion, a far right psychopath dummy trying to foment a race war, and Dana White's attempt to become that one-handed guy from Enter the Dragon. Stay safe out there! Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Thanks to our sources at NBC News, MSN, and NY 101.5.

Apr 4, 2020

EPISODE #140-- After a quarantine-induced delay, we're back-- remotely! This time with Good Witchs, Bad B*itches' own Deanna Greif. We catch up with what's been going on and talk about a murderous choo-choo man, the feckless Elon Musk, and a few other dumb things in the world! Stay safe out there! Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Thanks to our sources at ABC7 and the Financial Times.

Mar 6, 2020

EPISODE #139-- Hey, we're not actually back, but here's the last of our back stock! Sorry! We need to our act together! Anyways on this episode we talk a kid who messed up a Denny's with punk rock, how drone-using gangsters are wreaking havoc with GPS, a terrible monkey island in Florida, and an Australian dog who is doing his best to help with the wild fires! Plus we talk about our hit new TV show coming to CBS All Access or whatever it's called! Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Thanks to our sources at Stereogum, South China Morning Post, Guardian, and LVN. Please support real journalism. #Florida #GPS #Cyberpunk #China #Pigs #PunkRock #LongBeach #Music #CBS #GoldenGlobe #Australia #Fires #Nintendo

Jan 31, 2020

EPISODE #138-- Again: We're back! Today on the news we got a man who got eaten by a gator, the case of the Crimean commode caper, and the biggest Bostonian heist since Affleck won that Oscar for some reason. All this and more Hugh Dancy talk. Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Thanks to our sources at NBC News, War is Boring, and Boston Marathon. Please support real journalism. #Florida #Russia #Crimea #Ukraine #News! #Boston #Heist #Seafood #BiNewEnglandPride #BidetCurious

Jan 6, 2020

EPISODE #137-- After an uneventful couple of months Alex is back and READY TO NEWS. Today we talk a gregarious bank robber, a bunch of large adult Amish sons, and what a preacher thinks he can get with an Arby's gift card (LOL). Plus we talk about the stress of the holidays, massacres, conspiracy theories, and the disposal of bodies. Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Thanks to our sources at Daily Mail, New Now Next, Kirksville Daily Express, Colorado 11, an Independent. Please support real journalism. #drinking #crime #Amish #TheWitness #Bodies #Arbys #Grinder #XMas #Christmas #CrimeNews #Heist

Nov 18, 2019

EPISODE #136-- Hey, we're back! Kind of! For now! The watch word for today's episode is "Crime!" We talk Hitler's last living relative being a pervert, a GOLD GUNDAM in China, a grabby Elmo goes to jail, the last moments of Jamal Khashoggi, and the legend of Grandpa Catburglar. All this and some more dumb stuff on today's World's a Mess. Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Thanks to our sources at Mirro UK, Comic Book dot com, Gothamist, LA Times, ABC News, and CNN. Please support real journalism. #BloodSport #Gundam #AnimeCrime #HitlerCrime #Germany #SaudiArabia #OilMoney #Muppets #NYC #Crime #TroopsInBlue #PresidentGrandpa #AppaSadnessScale #Thief

Oct 22, 2019

EPISODE #135-- A certain somebody is out of town, so that means we're back to dripping out episodes one at a time! But we're back with a banger of an episode. Today on World's a Mess we talk about a poacher getting got by lions, day drunk raccoons, the marsupials that are dying to mate, and NY's new rat "plan." All this and more! Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Thanks to our sources at Live Science, Guardian, and Newsweek. Please support real journalism. #NewYorkNews #FriendoNews #Australia #AnimalNews #AllAnimalSpecial #Raccoons #Drinking #Drunks #FancyRat

Sep 27, 2019

EPISODE #134-- In what is easily our most upsetting episode to date we discuss pig essence smugglers, what happens when you send meemaw's body to the wrong facility, and the dangers of unlicensed dark web surgeons. This one is a doozy, folks. Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Thanks to our sources at Live Science, Guardian, and Newsweek. Please support real journalism. #Florida #Arizona #DarkWeb #BodyHorror #BlackMarket #Australia #Crime #Surgery #Medicine #OhDearGodNo #WorstEpisodeEver #TheOnion

Sep 12, 2019

EPISODE #133-- Today the newsboys rap about Blink 182's search for extraterrestrial life, a missing man found in a freezer, and the mysterious case of Turkmenistan's president. Plus we talk a bunch about Werner Herzog. Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Thanks to our sources at the Popular Mechanic, The Takeout, and ABC News (the Australian one). Please support real journalism. #Freezergeezer #Turkmenistan #TheStans #PresidentCoolGuy #Herzog #WorkRelations #Blink182 #TomDeLonge #Aliens #UFOs #Extraterrestrials #AliensAntfarms

Aug 28, 2019

EPISODE #132-- World's a Mess returns to the newslines with stories about our dumb, dumb, dumb president, giant dead penguins, a man who has a problem with Jags, and our dumb, dumb, dumb president's desire to nuke the weather. All this and more on today's episode! Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Thanks to our sources at the Guardian, Axios, BBC, CNN, and The Takeout. Please support real journalism. #CarNews #AutomotiveNEws #Trumpistan #USANews #DumbNews #Denmark #NukeTheWhales #GottaNukeSomething #SimpsonsReference #SupermarketSweeps #Penguins #Friendos #BirdNews

Aug 11, 2019

EPISODE #131-- We're back from our 1980's sabbatical in Italy to talk the news! Today we got some Nintendo-shaped drugs in Japan, a geezer in the freezer, scooters in the Willemette, and more iguana terror in Florida! Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Thanks to our sources at the Kotaku, Evening Telegraph, Autoblog, and CBS News. Please support real journalism! #Florida #Fauna #Flora #Japan #WarOnDrugs #Scooters #Portland #Oregon #Meth #Gators #Mudlarking #Scotland #PharosOfChaos

Jul 30, 2019

EPISODE #130-- One today's news we talk about the death of an explosives enthusiast, Duncan Hunter (the Vaping Congressman) is an avowed war criminal, a man having a sweet summertime snack, failing to Dukes of Hazard a draw bridge, Steve Bannon being a creepy fascist weirdo in Italy, the case of Stun Gun v. McDonald's employee, a bad real estate purchase, and the arrest of the biggest drug dealer of all time. OUR BIGGEST EPISODE YET! Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Follow us on tumblr at https://worldsamess.tumblr.com/. Donate directly to James at Ko-fi.com/T6T16E5D. Thanks to Sef Joosten for our show art (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). Our theme music is "The World's a Mess" by X. Thanks to our sources at the City Pages, CNN, KMOX, NBC News, Vox, WSOCTV, Daily Mail, and the Cincinnati Inquirer. Please support real journalism! #WaronDrugs #SanDiego #WarOnTerror #Accidents #Florida #FastFood #Trumpistan #Meathooks #RestaurantTalk #TipYourServer

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