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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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Jun 4, 2021

EPISODE #185-- We got a doozy of an episode for ya. Today we talk about millions upon millions of dead minks in Denmark, as well as a Trump voter who murdered his wife getting caught for voter fraud. It's a mess! Plus we talk about Sparks, drama teacher drama, fake meat, and the conclave of crazy conservative celebrities. 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. Outro is "Joe Biden Wants to Take Your Meat" by Nick Lutsko. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Our sources are Vice Magazine, NBC 9, AV Club, Guardian, Bleeding Cool, Tagesschau, and Next with Kyle Clark. #Sparks #VoterFraud #Trumpistan #Crimes #ToCatchAPredator #mink #fur #PETA #Denmark #Chicago #Grease #SummerLoving #Colorado #WIGH

May 25, 2021

EPISODE #185-- We power through our own personal shortcoming to bring you the news, folks! Today we talk about Chernobyl's finest spirits, gas-hoarding dummies reaping what they sew, and EVA in your ass! Plus we talk about Alex Mack, Elon Musk, and allude to some dudes that are going to die in jail-- with good cause! 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. Outro is "Fight Fire With Fire" by Metallica. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Our sources are Vice Magazine, The Hill, Citrus County Chronicle, ABC News, Anime News Network, and the BBC. #Firestarter #Fire #Hording #GasCrisis2021 #Chernobyl #Pripyat #Drinking #GoingBlind #Anime #pleasedontsue #HeavyMetalMusic

May 14, 2021

EPISODE #183-- Today we talk about a Belgian-French border dispute, a dead cultist mummy, the life and death of the NYPD's pointless robot dog, and the greatest scammer Japan has ever seen. Plus we talk about Caitlyn Jenner and her dumb run for governor, sex pests, and The Last Blockbuster. 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. Outro is "Drone Warfare" by DJ Shadow (feat. Nas and Pharoahe Monch). Additional music by Andy Kneis. Our sources are Vice Magazine, La Voix du Nord, WREG Memphis, New York Times, Telegraph, Yahoo News, and MBS News. #Japan #Scammer #Fraud #Crime #Belgium #France #Borderlands #Robots #DroneWarfare #ACAB #NewYorkCity #Cults #Mummy #MarioBros

May 5, 2021

EPISODE #182-- After an extended riff on how to properly address Igor, we get into some stories about marital aid disposal in Germany, the sex doll influencer industry, and somebody getting Mario Kart'd IRL. Beyond that we rap about DMX, "cancel culture," Angelyne, Japanese mascots and actors, and HBO's destruction of their erotic showhouse. 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. Outro is "Flower of Carnage" by Meiko Kaji. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Our sources are Input, AV Club, Vice, The Wrap, NBC4 LA, Associated Press, Vulture, and Some More News. #Germany #Florida #SexDolls #RealDolls #Japan #JapaneseCinema #CoolGuys #EOD #DMX #HBO #Mascot #Angelyne #LosAngeles

Apr 28, 2021

EPISODE #181-- Today we talk about Poles mistaking a pastry for a monster, racists rushing to riot in the funniest vehicle that isn't that Mr. Bean car, and the rise of the French robots. Plus we talk about dance remixes, Harrison Ford, Metal Gear, reggae, and the worst ape-based story I've heard this month. 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. Outro is "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey" by The Beatles. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Our sources are BBC, Talking Points Memo, Verge, and Ouest-France. #WarRobots #MetalGear? #MGS #DroneWarfare #France #CapitalRiots #Insurrection #Poland #TheBeatles #NotTheBeastieBoys

Apr 18, 2021

EPISODE #180-- Today we talk a name-changing pandemic in Taiwan, saluting our first responders/domestic terrorists, and the case of the lady who couldn't stop getting on planes. Plus we talk Gaetzgate, dirtbirds, Kevin Smith, and a return of Ch*efHuntingBear. 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. Outro is "Johnny Ryall" by Beastie Boys. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Our sources are NBC 4 LA, Guardian, SF Gate, Agence-France Presse, and the Associated Press. #DirtyWork #Goete #Manhunt #FrontlineHeroes #Salmon #Sushi #Taiwan #Stowaway #CatchMeIfYouCan

Apr 6, 2021

EPISODE #179-- Today in the news we ramble on about nobody's favorite member of Jackass destroying a home, jerks selling fake COVID vaccines, a random bee swarm in NM, and a heart-warming story about a lottery winner. 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. Outro is "Da Mystery of Chessboxing" by Wu Tang Clan. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Our sources are LA Taco, Esotouric, CNN, Complex, BBC, Fox News, Check Point Research, and the Associated Press. #KillerBees #OnTheSwarm #PLOStyle #Jackass #Sublime #LosAngeles #CA #COVIDWatch #Gentrification #COVID #DarkNet #WUTANG

Mar 27, 2021

EPISODE #178-- Today we take it to the tech bros by talking about irresponsible deep fakes, DDT trolling drone in the Pacific, and dumb idiots with their schemes of getting rich (and quick!). Plus we babble about Sublime, Mars, and the best way to get a stray load out of your eye. 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. Outro is "Firestarter" by The Prodigy. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Our sources are Los Angeles Times, Pennsylvania Real-Time News, Philadelphia Inquirer, and CNN. #Tech #Bros #TechBros #NFT #WTF #Scams #PyramidSchemes #MLM #Drone #Pollution #Robots

Mar 17, 2021

EPISODE #177-- Good day, sunshine! It's more news! Today we talk about the ultimate good morning: cocaine, as well as a lost (and found) Viking horde and Vladimir Nabokov's failed foray into fan fiction. That and we make fun of metal detectors and the horrorshow that is the British royal family. 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. Outro is "Night Train" by The Kills. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Our sources are the Guardian, The Hill, and Artnet News New Yorker, and Times Literary Supplement. #Russia #Cocaine #WarOnDrugs #Poetry #Vikings #Gold #England #RoyalFamily #InbredWeirdos #FlipperPeople #Gold!

Mar 9, 2021

EPISODE #176-- Today we talk bears biting bottoms in bathrooms, as well as what it's like to suck up to America's worst vampires for rent money. Plus we talk vaccines and penile pee-styles. 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. Outro is "Fuckin' in the Bushes" by Oasis. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Our sources are the Associated Press, Scripps National, The Denver Channel, and Washingtonian Magazine. #Trumpistan #WashingtonDC #Alaska #Bears #Camping #Animals #UnitedStatesOfMeatHooks #VaccineTalk

Mar 4, 2021

EPISODE #175-- Today on the show the newsboys rap about who needs to get cancelled post-humously, and on the news front they talk about another YouTube prank gone wrong, a war criminal geezer finally seeing justice, and some old timers making the best of 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. Outro is "Strictly 4 My Jeeps" by Action Bronson. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Our sources are WMTV NBC 15, BBC, Associated Press, and WKRN. #WarCrimes #WWII #Crime #Clout #OldTimers #GeezerNews #Germany #Wisconsin #Tennessee

Feb 14, 2021

EPISODE #174-- Come on down comrade and enjoy some news stories about a deranged, racist anti-maskers, as well as Target banning monkey slavery and a story about both the luckiest and unluckiest boy in England! 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. Outro is "Girlfriend in a Coma" by The Smiths. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Our sources are the Guardian, ABC News, and Insider. #Monkeys #animals #Peta #Veganism #COVIDiots #Coma #England #TERFIsland

Feb 10, 2021

EPISODE #173-- Today we put aside the usual stories to talk about some of the weirder incidents that have been percolating into the news recently, as well what's been going on with us (but mostly James). We also talk about Dyatlov Pass and other urban legend-adjacent stories. 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. Outro is "Komakino" by Joy Division. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Our source is National Geographic. #UrbanLegend #DyatlovPass #USSR #Russia #PodCat #FarewellRocko #Cats #UnsolvedMysteries

Feb 4, 2021

EPISODES #172-- Today we talk about the terrible cock noises of rural France, the dook and or peepsies problems of the Trump family's secret service detail, and electronic cock extortion. It's an awful episode, all around. 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. Outro is "Get Out of Denver" by Bob Seger. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Our sources are the AFP, the Guardian, and the Washington Post. #Trumpistan #BDSM #Chastity #CockNoise #France #Rural #FarmLife

Jan 24, 2021

EPISODE #171-- Today we talk the further adventures of the GOPs dumbest fascists, then we get into some stories about raccoon bank robbers, a forest full of body parts, Iggy Pop: King of Drugs, and Hayao Miyazaki spotting. All this and some rants about OK Cupid. 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. Outro is "Candy" by Iggy Pop. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Our sources are Miami Herald, Far Out, Yahoo, Daily Beast, and ComicBook.com. #Anime #IggyPop #Drugs #PunkRock #GOP #Insurrectionists #TedCruzSucks #BankRobbers

Jan 15, 2021

EPISODE #170-- After some trials and tribulations, we are back! Today we talk about a killer Santa (and COVID-19), the death of a party monster, a bootleg wine-baron brought to justice, and the discovery of a German enigma machine. Also Alex's deathmatch with a bad internet retailer. 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. Outro is "Can't Go Back" by Primal Scream. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Our source are Metro UK, NY Post, New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, DPA, and Agence France Presse. #CliveCussler #ClassicCars #COVID #Coup #WWII #Alabama #WineNews

Jan 11, 2021

EPISODE #169-- Alex and James process the goings on of January 6th and talk about the consequences of owning a faulty Gadsden Flag. 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. Outro is "2021" by Vampire Weekend. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Our source is Rawstory. #DumbCoup #FuckTrump #Fuck45 #January6 #ThisSucks

Jan 1, 2021

EPISODE #168-- On this rather rough episode, we talk about the Jackass boys' continued adventures, Trump's ongoing war with toilets, a Russian assassination plot/crank call, and China's most terrifying sandwich. All this and some Hannibal jokes. 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. Outro is "This Will Be Our Year" by The Zombies. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Our sources were Consequence of Sound, CNN, Bellingcat, and the Chicago-Tribune. #Hannibal #SoLongStinkYear #Assassins #Russia #Russiagate #OurTerriblePresident #Trump #ToiletTown #FastFood

Dec 25, 2020

EPISODE #167-- Today James and Alex waffle a bit about being forced to listen to Christmas jingles, what Rocko the Cat is up to these days, and some other padding. NO NEWS. Wear a mask and Merry Christmas, you newshounds. 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. Outro is "Christmas F*cking Miracle" by Run the Jewels. Additional music by Andy Kneis

Dec 20, 2020

#166-- Today we're talking Rudy Giuliani getting a fat case of COVID, the long and terrible history of David Icke, a Hungarian-Dutch orgy gone wrong, the advantages of being a gay starfish, and the brief and wondrous life of the polysexual starfish. Plus, some BS about nonsense. Happy holidays! EPISODE #165-- Today on the show we talk about Werner Herzog taking on America's dumbest apartheid import, Elon Musk, as well as a swingers getting COVID and the end of the Philadelphia mafia as we know it. Plus we talk about other lame billionaires and probably some bad 90s sitcoms! 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. Outro is "Look Into Your Orb For the Warning" by Monster Magnet. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Thanks to our sources at CNN, Huffington Post, London Review of Books, Business Insider, Pink News, and Voice of Ameica. #Gangbang #COVID #GodsWrath #MarineBiology #ConspiracyTheories #GayNews #OrgyNews

Dec 12, 2020

EPISODE #165-- Today on the show we talk about Werner Herzog taking on America's dumbest apartheid import, Elon Musk, as well as a swingers getting COVID and the end of the Philadelphia mafia as we know it. Plus we talk about other lame billionaires and probably some bad 90s sitcoms! 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 Justice Department, Business Insider, Times-Pacaynne, and The New Orleans Advocate. #ItalianAmerican #ElonMusk #Apartheid #SouthAfrica #SpaceColony #ColonyDrop #WernerHerzog #Swingers #ENM

Dec 3, 2020

EPISODE #164-- SKIP TO 12:55 if you don't want to hear a gross story about an animal cull! Anyways, James and Alex talk a Coronavirus mink cull gone wrong, a poorly named village in Austria, and a sex maniac Kazakh bodybuilder and his new bride. Plus we talk Sherlock Holmes and other ridiculous pop culture ephemera. 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 Reuters, CNN, TV2, The Sun, NY Post, Daily Star, Times-Pacaynne, and The New Orleans Advocate. #Ermine #VengeanceInFur #FriendoNews #Denmark #Kazakhstan #marriage #Austria #CussWords

Nov 26, 2020

EPISODE #163-- Today we talk about the secrets of the Wu Tang's fandom (and flamethrowers), Don Jr. getting the 'Rona, along with Ben Carson risking his life to impress a pillow guy, and, finally, a pod of killer whales that have simply had enough. All this and some hamster 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 NPR, OK Player, Huffington Post, the Guardian, The Hill, Washington Post, ABC News, and Disney +. #CoronaWatch #Thanksgiving #OldBoy #HallwayFight #Aquatic News #RapNews

Nov 22, 2020

EPISODE #162-- Today on the show we talk about the fast food reek of our most fetid and effed up president, the re-apperance of China's most precious friendo, and legendary director Hayao Miyazaki takes out the trash. 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. End theme is "Leader of the Pack" by The Shangri-Las. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Thanks to our sources at the Raw Story, Daily Mail, National Geographic, CNN, Popular Science, Japan Today, Sora 24, Shukan Flash, Yahoo! News, and Hachima Kiko. #FriendoNews #ElectionNews #DEcision2020 #Election2020 #OurTerriblePresident #Trumpistan #China #Friendos #FastFood #Japan #AnimeIsForJerks

Nov 11, 2020

EPISODE #161-- Today we talk about the aftermath of the election, Rudy Giuliani's ridiculous bid at relevancy, and the death of Russia's sausage king. We also talk celebrity sightings, pervert sightings, and 1950's songs about ghouls and such. 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. End theme is "Leader of the Pack" by The Shangri-Las. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Thanks to our sources at the Daily Beast, BBC, NJ.com, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Tribune, Politico, and the New York Times. #election #2020election #judicialcoup #coupdetet #Trumpistan #Giuliani #publicexposure #FourSeasons #OurPatheticAge #Wolfmen

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