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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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Dec 7, 2021

EPISODE #198-- Remember this show? We do. Now. Today on the show, Alex and James rap about art being banned form the Internet, the hippo take over of South America, and a Nazi weirdo being brought to justice.

All this, plus we talk about our favorite 90's movie about teachers either killing kids or kids killing their teachers. Plus, theories about Ben Garrison, Rob Liefeld, and the Scream guy.

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 "Rain On Snow (feat. Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah & Raekwon)" by DJ Shadow. Our sources are Vice, Gizmodo, Forbes, and Reuters.

Nov 15, 2021

EPISODE #197-- What is there to say about news that hasn't already been said? Actually, you know what? Don't answer that. Today we talk about the three S's: Satan, Swords, and Skulls. We're talking about Gen. Flynn's run-in with IRL witch hunters, a guy finds another guy's sword, and an oligarch trying to sell a space shuttle for a skull.

This and more, I guess?

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 "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" by Warren Zevon. Our sources are Daily Beast, Guardian, Ars Technica, and Futurism.

Oct 31, 2021

EPISODE #196-- For this, our most hallowed of eves we talk about Swedish kids putting snus where the sun don't shine and scientists thirsting to make buildings out of blood.

We also talk about R. Bud Dwyer, Norm MacDonald, Malort, the Tower of Power, DUNE (Arrakis, desert planet), and lots and lots of Hellraiser.

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 "Hip Albatross" by Gorillaz. Our sources are DR, Vice, and Material Today Bio.

Oct 19, 2021

EPISODE #195-- Today we talk about a remote-controlled Israeli assassination, Trump's stupid obsession with a steam-powered aircraft carrier, and a hamster that will buy and sell ass just like that.

Plus we talk Nissans, QAnon dummies, Lethal Weapon 2, and questionable director's commentaries. 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 "She's Lost Control" by Joy Division. Our sources are UPI, Jerusalem Post, Press TV, New York Times, Insider, NPR, and Twitch (I guess).

Oct 14, 2021

EPISODE #194-- World's a Mess is back, baby! Today Alex and James talk about a VHS porno lawsuit massacre, an art scam, some domestic abuse/ableism, and Steven van Zandt's addiction to sex in the French manner. Plus we talk Elon Musk and how he sucks and the ultimate in Japanese noodle omelets.

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 "Like a Friend" by Pulp. Our sources are BBC, Vice, Guardian, Artnet, and Page Six.

Sep 23, 2021

EPISODE #193-- Today we return to the news bunker to talk about, what else? The news. We talk about a pro-vaccine hermit in Serbia, the endless war of man versus rodent, and breakthroughs in dentistry. 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 "Killing in the Name" by Rage Against the Machine. Our sources are Straights Times, Guardian, and Decisions in Dentistry.

#Capybara #FriendoNews #Friendos #Rodents #SouthAmerica #Carpinchos #Revolucion #Serbia #Hermit #COVID #Vaccine #Vaccinaton #ProVax #Dentistry

Sep 15, 2021

EPISODE #192-- Today on the show we talk about doin' the Dew (now in spicy), a bunch of dumb Americans trapped in Afghanistan, and the newest in mouse sperm technology. 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 "007 (Shanty Town)" by Desmond Dekker. Our sources are IGN, iScience, Vice, The Hill, and this pamphlet I found on the ground.

#MarylikeBehavior #ForTheLord #GodTalk #John316 #TheBible #NIV #MotherMary #MtDew #DoingTheDew #Soda #DumbFood #Mice #FriendoNews #Afghanistan #ForeverWar #GWOT

Sep 1, 2021

EPISODE #191-- Today we talk about the big, dumb, stupid California recall, and then we talk about what a violent scumbag Larry Elder is, a possibly return of LA's jetpack man (or woman?), and the stupidest TV show imaginable gets strangled in its crib. All this and more on this week'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 "Found U" by Rufrano. Our sources are Politico, Los Angeles Times, Dead Line, Live ATC, and the Associated Press.

#California #LarryElderSucks #VoteNo #Garfield #Politics #jetpackboy #jetpackgirl #NBC #SLipNSlide #TropicalDisease

Aug 11, 2021

EPISODE #190-- Despite technical errors/possible sabotage by naredowells, we gather to talk about an Alaska man's tall tale about a grizzly bear, one dumb Republican grifter hoping to cash in on the recall, and another dumb Republican who is currently losing money because of the recall. Remember to vote against the California recall, folks! It's dumb and bad!

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 "Chase Me" by Danger Mouse (feat. Run the Jewels and Big Boi). Our sources are The Nome Nugget, Yahoo News, and Politco.

#CaliforniaRecall #TotalRecall #WifeNews #CA #DumbRepublicans #GrizzlyBear #alaska #bearnews #BearsRepeating #OtherPuns

Aug 3, 2021

EPISODE #189-- Tired of being harangued by Japanese ghosts? Well, here at World's a Mess, so are we! Today we talk about the horrors of chemical play, the state of toilets in the South China Sea, a Florida man V. gator, and further fall-out in Fukushima. All this and some talk about cajuns, DUNE, and our favorite 1990's romantic comedy.

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 "Peaches" by The Stranglers. Our sources are Mel Magazine, BBC, AP, The Hill, Vice, Yahoo Answers, Reddit, Kinkly, and Proceedings B.

#Florida #FloridaMan #Japan #Pigs #Boars #NuclearApocalypse #FukushimaDistaster #SelfLove #ChemicalPlay #FireSeason #IcyHotSeason #China #Nature #Dookie

Jul 15, 2021

EPISODE #188-- Today James is joined by bon vivant Prix de Beaute to talk news, the Civil War, cars, and the news. Today's stories include a band of nut thieves and how it's not legal to turn your peepaw into compost. Now, with all that said, somebody get me a Civic Type R.

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 "I Predict" by Sparx. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Our sources are AV Club. . . And that's it. Wow. Really?

#CivilWar #ShelbyFoote #KenBurns #Nuts #Agriculture #Thieves #Ladrones #DriftKing #CivicTypeR #Graves #Tombs #HolesInTheGround #CoffinFlop

Jun 26, 2021

EPISODE #187-- Today we talk about an old gator who "escaped" from a "zoo" and a man found in an unfortunate place. Plus we dilly-dally about the president of France, the vultures surrounding Tiger King, the horror of Mark Levin, the wonder of Aaron Sorkin, and what the Jackass boys are up to these days. 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 "A Quick One, While He's Away" by The Who. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Our sources are The Hill, Oregon Live, BBC, WLUK, Philly Mag, and GQ. #Gators #WI #Midwest #AnimalNews #Batman #SimianSyphilis #DinoNews #Dinosaurs #MarkLevin #IsAHack

Jun 18, 2021

EPISODE #186-- We're back! Today we talk about the current Pokemon card wars, as well as the cool teen who drew Hannibal fan art. We also rap about English graverobbers, arcade games, model trains, speculators, and the immortal Curtis Sliwa. upport 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 "I Eat Cannibals" by Total Coelo. Additional music by Andy Kneis. Our sources are AV Club, Guardian, The Hill, New York Magazine, Slow Car Fast, and Bleeding Cool News. #Cannibals #Hannibal #PeopleEater #Brawl #Cards #Pokemon #NBA #NFL #NerdStuff #GoodNightWhitePride

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

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