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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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May 18, 2022

GAIDEN #11-- Today James avoids talking about the major news stories of the day in favor of getting in and out as fast as he can, like some sort of a tactical f*ck-up unit. It's a quick one, but we got plenty of garbage to go around. Today he talks about Russia's dumbest assassin, a Florida man's one-man-war on God, and two quick stories about absconded apes and a famous Japanese landmark.

And that's it. Told you it was a quick one.

Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow WaM on Twitter @WorldsAMessPod. Follow James on Twitter @kislingtwits and at https://linktr.ee/JimboKberryBt . Follow Alex @giraffetermath.

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 "Devil's Haircut" by Beck. Today's sources are Bloomberg, NY Post, NPR, Sun Sentinel, and Vice.

May 6, 2022

GAIDEN #10-- I think this was one of those weeks Lenin was talking about where decades happen. Not a great one. Anyways, on today's side story, James talks about Madison Cawthorn (part three in a series of three, we swear), then ignoring the Supreme Court's supreme f*ck up, he talks about Russian soldiers getting poisoned, a super dosed ubermensch that is going to virus jail, and a hero fox cut down in his prime. All this and more on today's World's a Mess.

Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow WaM on Twitter @WorldsAMessPod. Follow James on Twitter @kislingtwits and at https://linktr.ee/JimboKberryBt . Follow Alex @giraffetermath.

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 "Give Me the Cure" by Fugazi. Today's sources are Time, dpa, MSN, Associated Press, and The Telegraph.

May 4, 2022

GAIDEN #8-- James once more delves back into the depressing and ridiculous mythology of Madison Cawthorn. After that he gets into a Catholic anarchist anti-abortion activist (?) and her dead baby collection, the rise of Japan's do-nothing man, and what Azerbaijan is cooking up in the former-Armenia. All this and even dumber stuff on today's World's a Mess (which was recorded on, like April 29th, so don't DM me about not talking about some stuff. I KNOW).

Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow WaM @WorldsAMessPod. Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and at https://linktr.ee/JimboKberryBt . Follow Alex @giraffetermath.  Donate directly 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 "Excitable Boy" by Warren Zevon. Today's sources are PanArmenian, Washington Post, Independent, and WSUA9.

Apr 26, 2022

GAIDEN #8-- James returns to talk the return of the Mexican Pizza, Madison Cawthorn's brief and terrible brush with being cool, and Elon Musk's "purchase" of Twitter. After that he gets into the hijinks of John Cutey in Italy, a demon stone in Japan, Russia looking to outsource its war in Ukraine, a brief study on porno found in the woods, and God's skeeziest sea slug (no, not Elon).

Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow WaM @WorldsAMessPod. Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and at https://linktr.ee/JimboKberryBt . Follow Alex @giraffetermath.  Donate directly 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 Moon" by Echo and the Bunnymen. Today's sources are INews, AP, Wall Street Journal, The Hill, NY Post, The Sun, The Guardian, and National Geographic.

Apr 19, 2022

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BOYOS! Today we forgo actual news or any attempt at "good" or "enjoyable" content to celebrate Alex's birthday! In this very NSFW episode, James plunges headfirst into a back issue of Penthouse Magazine because he thought it would be funny. Results vary.

Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow WaM on Twitter @WorldsAMessPod. Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and at https://linktr.ee/JimboKberryBt . Follow Alex @giraffetermath.  Donate directly 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 "Happy Birthday, Johnny" by St. Vincent. Today's source is Penthouse Magazine (March 1993).

Apr 2, 2022

GAIDEN #7-- After a brief hiatus/vacation/vegetative state James is back and he's talking Texas Republicans making questionable romantic decisions, art imitating life, and what happens when good moms get drunk.

Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow WaM @WorldsAMessPod. Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and at https://linktr.ee/JimboKberryBt . Follow Alex @giraffetermath.  Donate directly 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 "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" by John Lee Hooker. Today's sources are Reuters, IGN, Variety, AFP, NonDoc, KFOR, and Associated Press,

Mar 18, 2022

GAIDEN #6-- Eschewing the nightmare in Ukraine (mostly), James talks about his memories of mid-90s wrestlers, then gets into it about the false accusations against Hank the Tank, women that are narcs first and moms second, and then the life and death of Jersey's worst frog.

Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow WaM @WorldsAMessPod. Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and at https://linktr.ee/JimboKberryBt . Follow Alex @giraffetermath.  Donate directly 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 "9-15-00 (Cont)" by Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Today's sources are New York Times, Associated Press, BBC, CBS Sacramento, SF Gate, WBBM-TV, Fox News, and CWB Chicago.

Mar 2, 2022

GAIDEN #5-- Once again James skims of the surface of the Russian/Ukranian conflict and completely misses the mark. Today's episode is all about stories, both real and made up about he current war. We're talking the sh*t talkers of Snake Island, Chernobyl's newest tourists, a vicious yacht attack, perogie ladies, and a dumb dead Chechen homophobe. Little something for everybody.

Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and at https://linktr.ee/JimboKberryBt . Follow Alex @giraffetermath.  Donate directly 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 Love a Man in Uniform" by Gang of Four. Today's sources are Reuters, US News, Kyiv Independent, Los Angeles Blade, Majorca Daily Bulletin, Kyiv Post, AFP, and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Feb 23, 2022

GAIDEN #4-- Once again, James talks utter nonsense about the Ukraine crisis and there parastites latched thereon, and then he gets into it about Philadelphia's inability to handle either buffets or small pox. It's a wild one.

Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath.  Donate directly 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 "Insitutionalized" by Suicidal Tendencies. Today's sources are Yahoo News and CBS 3 Philadelphia.

Feb 4, 2022

GAIDEN #3-- Today James talks-- for some reason-- about the recent rash of book bannings in America, but most especially that of Maus, because I guess he can't keep his mouth shut, as well as the future of dentistry, sea worms with multiple butts, and the war on numbers (stations). It's a weird one today, folks.

Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath.  Donate directly 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 "What's Golden" by Jurassic 5. Today's sources are Live Science, Wired, IFL Science, and Vice Magazine .

Jan 26, 2022

GAIDEN #2-- Once more without Alex, James charges into the breach chanting mad nonsense. He talks about Ukraine, COVID, the end of Game of Thrones, the Hong Kong hamster cull, England's lack of taste, and bodies falling out of coffins. Yes, sir, this episode has it all!

Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath.  Donate directly 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 "Battle Without Honor or Humanity" by Tomoyasu Hotei. Today's sources are CNN, My London, Reuters, NBC 10 Philadelphia, and the Eagle-Tribune.

Jan 9, 2022

GAIDEN #1-- In this special spin-off of the dumbest show on the inter-waves, Jimbo talks the status of the show and the lack of status of the United States of America. It's some bone-standard, sub-talk radio BS. It's the worst sh*t you've ever heard. Visit us at Patreon.com/QUALITY.

Support our show at Patreon.com/quality! Follow James on twitter @kislingtwits and Alex @giraffetermath. Listen to our unofficial soundtrack at https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6V9m9yEun0plXvzJM19zWb. Donate directly 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 the Lion" by David Bowie. We have no sources today.

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