It you know up. Afternoon show I put the question you guys should I change the theme song and overwhelmingly people's now. Maybe you do songs so associated with that my show that it would be stupid to do that. Thought anyway Merry Christmas to you guys are all your Christmas was half as good as mine was. And you know do you ever find yourself on Christmas when you were in the midst of the bosom of your family. And I've pretty much was in the midst of my sister in laws but but an event. I have in any event. Those of you who had nobody. Those of -- who spent Christmas alone. Those who view wondered well why they raise these kids who don't you wanna come to seem on Christmas. I thought of yesterday. And I tried to -- positive energy to each and every one of and I mean that I could not be any more sincere. When I say that. I feel very blessed I feel -- portion but the people about whom I care most deeply on this planet. I was able to spend. Ten or twelve hours with them over the past few days some of you. You raised kids. And maybe they don't have the money to get back to buffalo to see. May be for whatever reason they've decided that they don't need you in their lives anymore. And I thought a year because that's got to be tough. -- me if I go into a seasonal depression. And I know that I'm going to be spending time with the people I love. I can only imagine what it's like for those of you who wore you know seasonally affected by Christmas kind of a depressing way. Who then have nothing to get you out of it like your family. I just want it the most and positive energy. Doorway yesterday and -- Christmas -- of you felt that positive energy you're welcome. Did you know well I could go on and on but I want I want to hear your family and Christmas time. What are your family gatherings like mine basically. If you've ever been to a job developing show. It's kinda like that. We are worse than they Osborne's. By far we make the cards actions. Look normal. OK let's go to Germany. And beautiful -- or New York I love that village on your WBBM. I'm -- -- cat marred. Where we're going to get Joseph miracle year actually come by geologists are typically it's at -- get to a cure audio elegy. Merry Christmas and happy nearly like it never quite don't change this guy I want that as. Wow all right out about the latest getting about Joseph he hears perfectly. Perfectly well. Especially when I tell him to perform physically impossible feats it's like you're -- I forget him. I loved him. I wouldn't you agree with you on the dysfunctional warmly at banks. When it caught -- point you know match boyfriend when he's been an and the cable and I have tears in my eyes and while last -- Get the kind of event that Linehan. Okay now would you say met. Your boyfriend this is somebody I know this is a guy who works here. Non -- -- king and Matt from FaceBook. All OK okay got it got -- -- agent it's going to be an associate the voice with your hot picture by the way what do you don't nobody could be with me. Just I could you you. I asked my sister in law that all the time. He's caught in until an article that. Why -- I agree with you land gently. Completely -- Darren route creepy but you know what we he had a huge gathering -- -- -- and only attempt a year and paradox. And we weren't stringing lie and you know working. You can loud crowd. But when you are quieting down to leave we noticed that the cable content rich cables. The cable behind it was just outside markets -- Amylin -- there. You know the formal in al-Qaeda analysts like -- actually. When you say dysfunction. Seek my association with dysfunctional -- Leave It to Beaver. Think of Ozzie and Harriet and then think of the polar opposites of those normal families and that our at least in debt but all I -- -- So how long current do you guys do Christmas Eve and Christmas Day together because we do. We have we do we actually had a huge gathering a couple of days before -- he got the -- -- -- -- -- and we had a smaller. You know more immediate family gathering and not Christmas Eve night in the Christmas Day long. We had our American. Don't get immediate family there and the great laughter. You know Matt would read a couple prayers spam but the -- commander -- Self. A lot of what's going on right now to get the daily swelling and I -- everything's just -- you know. Well you know here's the thing if you're out in public. The more you drink the louder you speak and as functional as I maybe -- my entire family is all messed up -- but as dysfunctional as we are. There's something about loud people in restaurants who believed they are the only people bear that makes me say. Then I mean really guys other people are here -- Now I know of that event at a private area about we knew that we were going to be a lot Martin so loud crowd. Well you know what when we go to US -- you know is on main street in Williams will they always put us in the back room so we don't offend -- Clinton. We're here. And when her conservative thing you know that the kind of talked -- and camera and yet on any other cable. But you know what Jamie and I -- a budget out wasn't gonna talk up politics but. I. Geez you know there's conservative. -- conservative Terry which is not one word that was invented by one of my FaceBook. Contributors Rachel wells and I think that. That's pretty much what we are we're pretty much conservative from the waist up. I have to agree with you absolutely hear talk about it all the time angry he. I mean we're not stuffed shirt you know I don't think there's enough starch in my shirt hasn't had a wrinkle in twenty years but I think it needs more starch. We're not remote islands of people you know. No I agree in we pretty keep the politics not the table at Christmas I think hired. You know not to bring it up because it would Konami Beijing that it felt. Well we actually had members and I'm sorry go ahead and at much richer court. I'm sorry I was -- -- it especially with gonna like shell on how we don't agree with them and you had to bring it up. And Matt -- Well I yeah I definitely. I definitely understand that -- the people in our family who shall remain nameless who are Obama lovers they don't even bother hanging out with the family anymore which frankly I'm glad. Unlike the same year I have. A lot of them -- my side that are the Obama -- and you know you don't actually don't around each other. I have friends who were Obama lubbers but we don't talk politics and I love them because they are genuine in their real but we know that we don't wanna pick each -- dad so we just don't talk about it. I loved them anyway out. -- Jamie so while what do you guys do -- for New Year's Eve. And that's a lot of gift card for a lot of and restaurant -- here and Alphonso actually -- We're. A couple of lately Ali don't you know -- really don't watch the Clinton during much can't think and been listening and then how are you. Com. I'm probably going to -- -- hole in the dark and ponder all of the mistakes I've made my life. And then try to make even bigger ones and 24 team. There's always something to try to -- chief. Hearing -- could hit it. Where else longest he's not their -- we got to deal. Architect and you know all I know light I -- I have fun with my audience. I know I I love it up. All right thanks I'm so glad you call that a wedge and a wonderful Christmas and I hope everybody is as happy as you are about to how things shook out. Same as you come across let. Merry Christmas to you about 8030 my thirtieth WBBM. Your family Christmas is it like the hourly dysfunctional family Christmas when it does give you one example -- deeply dysfunctional what you may. Up at one point we spent twenty minutes on my -- the two G Smartphone. Asking the most dirty questions possible. And a pocket of the question we asked the Smartphone. At. One point the voice on the Smartphones. Well. Not lately. -- at all but you don't. I have elevated the -- program to the moral high ground. Because after rush all of his references. In -- and spending ten minutes. A topic the first word of which is key to one of the rebel and use those words networks. On the rebel. The minute marks and Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity start using words that I use the use they got in trouble for using. Then I don't wanna use the words and work is that the become that I got to invent my own words. Let's go to Girardi in the -- or August Gerard user -- radio hello. I wrote -- certain. And. I don't know why I'm calling. You'll probably find my phone call very boring. -- Small log cabin. In the Allegheny mountains. And -- no water. No electricity. My kids they're college grads. Gerard I think your call is going to be interesting but I also wanna get Alan because that we've got some traffic situations out Clarence so. Gerard you'd think your call is boring do you have any idea how transfixed everybody is listening to you talking about your log cabin with no electricity and no water this is interest thing I have never talked with -- -- agent in my life before. Fire from attempt to since -- but. My wife and I we can't drive up that we can't and yet the snow you -- ill. And we drag -- groceries up at bargain. We are quite are removed from society. We live off the rated. We -- our own food. We have some children that think we're not. We have some children that. We just love our lifestyle. Anyways they all come back at Christmas. Because of that this -- Americana. I can't I hit -- running water you haven't but I do have a hand at the kitchen sink. And that's about the extent of our modernization. -- -- as far as the water goes. And I used to date a young lady who's definitely was out attic away. And they had well water and it smelled. Horrible it was just sulfur sulfur sulfur -- water. Our water is perfectly crystal cure. Pure and it doesn't smell. The original sulfur here. Well you know what I mean and I'm sure you've been to a house that operates on well water and I would want even -- Yes exactly and know what you mean -- Our water is very pure. If it comes to a sprained. But we have to -- in the morning with a bucket getter waters we come in and we make coffee and weekday. -- -- OK you know what Gerard I hate to be so truncated in this phone call and so skip the copy in jumpy in this phone call. Which holding on so we can hear more about this because there are people listening in my audience right now who are RR I assure you. Are fascinated. -- your lifestyle I am fascinated by your lifestyle and living off the grid and being self sufficient and about giving the groceries up the hill at least you've got a telephone so there's an -- so -- -- It all right. If you have questions you wanted asked. Gerard with the log cabin somewhere in the Allegheny mountains in a cat or August. I would like to know what you like me to ask him my email Tom at WBE end -- Tom -- at WB Ian dot com because as much of a a man of the technologies that I cannot master I am. When -- hear stories like this do you get you can amnesty that little jealous because. I kind of think that this -- on -- Living off the grip. -- don't my email on the WB and that Thomas WB Ian dot com Merry Christmas and we're talking about you and your family Christmas and I just had the best time Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. And you know what. I I wouldn't trade my family for the Rockefeller's. Okay. I don't believe we need to do Bragman. And mr. soul which sounds an awful lot like satisfaction by The Rolling Stones. And you know it was the sixth. And death I was a young boy in the sixties probably most of you know. -- within twenty years one way or the other of your humble host and I got to face up -- little little advice from Tom before I get back to log cabin -- little advice from top. Expand that your musical horizons. Don't just listen to what you always have listened to. Because they're eighties remember a cultural anthropologist. There is a wealth of music. Twenty years before you and twenty years after world war. Access -- but. There's a wealth of music outside your normal comfort range that you actually might like. Seriously. Those -- view of war in there -- Joseph beamer and Chelsea notable for their twenties and I love them dearly. Almost like my adopted here it's you you're not in the world by the way yet but keep working at it keep working at a but but -- about. They. Sometimes a whip these songs out that they've never heard before and I can kind of see that they're saying. -- -- And it would be at the same way with Tony Bennett. Bobby Darren. -- Bobby Darren Mack the knife 1959. And that's songs can access. Beyond the C. Unbelievable. Softly. Unbelievable. Bobby Darren was an enormously talented man and then go back did -- sisters if you're really wanna freak out. And I know what you're thinking. Did he fire six shots -- on the fact. To you the truth analysts excitement kind of lost track myself but. Being that this is 44 Magnum the most powerful handgun in the world that would blow your head clean off. You can ask some questions. To feel lucky. What do you punk. But you know he's not quite the younger sisters. Yeah you think that just sounds lame I'll -- the music my grandparents listened to. Listen to don't sit under the apple tree. I'm so great -- good. I can appreciate. -- -- Except that look a lot more like Kurt Cobain in the Andrew sisters until I go to Thailand for a few months let's go to -- -- it had a raucous. Up -- is the man who lives in along log cabin. No running water no electricity he does have some phone service however and that's never a bad thing. My question do you Gerrard is have you always lived this way. Years. So what happened I mean did you have a vision which is a revelation about how did you word you used to live and how did you excuse me change to live -- you do not. I know those words to live like this -- -- -- light years when I went through a divorce. Are very excited that it for the mountains. And the woman I'm married to now our name is Susan. I ran into her after a sixteen year high school. Reunion -- And we vote for Rory for a year. And she called me out once -- -- I don't believe anything you're telling the Arctic mountain city. The so she did and she's been with me for the last forty years. I'll man that's our guys moderator or just together. We got married in Allegheny state park. A year ago. We get a Blackberry at her wedding we. And cut the racial crap. I had -- that. I know you. Oh. I view. Well heavy so the black bear was basically traipsing through the woods what you're getting married. That black -- appeared before we Mary. And she afraid that her daughters were freaked out what they did that it looked -- and many said the that's in everything was cool. Everything will fall. Some trouble as -- here. -- -- -- like this totally. I would say -- from. Modern life. Everything with no electricity no running water. -- their own food. We finish. On. We're totally accurate. My wife wants it. She feels as though were all standing. It's just. So. Gracious. -- the war. I would love a weekend place like that except mine would have their running water it would have to have electricity. And a hot -- big enough to fit ten people. But you know that's just this is by -- way to look at life itself. Congratulations to you know what makes you happy and give it all you did it. And you found a woman who shares what you love and I don't think there's anything better. The one concern that I would have and I think many my listeners would be asking the same question if you guys met Eddie fiftieth reunion. That's gonna put you into an age group. Bet is susceptible to shall we say medical emergencies. What they held you do it -- article. We are. Both senators. We are in excellent health. We drop our own -- by hand. What if you -- -- handoff. That you let this past who have gone through your mind at some point me the nearest hospital. Is going to be what in Salamanca. No. But it. -- fight is my worst concern and -- that their strike by hospital would be Bradford something it. Well hopefully you're never going to need it. But it's just always a concern that I think people would have who had a dream that you have. Because as you become older the proximity of good hospitals becomes an increasing concern in your life. Well let me live like we do you are very cautious about what you do and how you do things. And -- that are lightly it. Well sir I am so happy to actually talk with somebody who's happy and you had a wonderful Christmas yesterday. Yet we did and to educate promote -- -- -- -- -- I I would have to -- some. But I'd be happy to bring and I have no moral issue -- drinking but who's just makes me tired you know -- Well well I thought up putting it still up here and I asked my attorney. And and he's so -- let -- -- at the -- the total force are not sure about that. Yeah that's not gonna happen anytime soon. It's that they're still legal I think I don't think you're allowed to do there. Or cannot let us know what Jamaica. Anyway -- it well done well done thank you so much. But thanks mostly to get be boring and all. No are you kidding me. This is far from you know what I -- -- answer. I love your unconventional malady that's what I liked that -- you in a weird way it has got to reminds me like somebody who should be in my family. -- -- There are so many ways I can take the conversation after you said that sir but. I have to keep WB yen on the moral high ground after mark Stein Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity it's my job not elevate station. -- Irony is that -- thank you very putts I'm I'm glad -- called. Folks at my my Boston lawyer who's gotta be one of the best bosses ever in the history of radio very understanding. But anyway if this like the inside joke that that I have with the mice that you know -- it to them. Another Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity have used words describing the -- offices of men and women they're not cool to maybe more now I'm gonna go the other way because I have to be the -- It it it. And that Marc Stein I loved marks the time but he did spend ten minutes today talking about. A certain practice the first word of which is T but I won't go any further with that because now that he's done it it's not cool. Here's Matt in like -- -- on WB and I met your WB and welcome. That's not -- timeout giving up either -- so a lot of people wouldn't have any. Anybody -- aside public think of my neighbor. And -- friend lobster house yesterday morning. At at their -- without. He was reviewed great guy well guided there -- quote sure he. -- they have lost their son through your balloon very. Suddenly all voted me in hoosiers got Russian premier -- my family and and in. No we bought out the other and with cheap fix them and the pain but then you see that. And it makes you appreciate everything you got the poor lady I'd probably check energy that he should -- like -- our prior to earned him. And 37 years she had and and he. -- guidance on a you know that well buffalo is Michael wanna but you do anything. For anybody and now he's gone and it made it puts our perspective but it was a it was the work Christmas you know you know they had that I bet you had had a kid then but it just makes you appreciate -- got. -- and believe me out I want to get back to what you just said and I'm not trying to be flippant about his. But it's seems to me and I don't have evidence to back this up but it seems to me that. The obituaries. Get very very small -- they're -- there marked as many deaths as you approach Christmas but then after Christmas. The obituary pages get bigger again it's almost like people hold -- that one last Christmas. I can't prove -- I'd have to researcher but that's just my sense now at least and I know this is probably of small comfort to somebody when they lose the love of their lives. Shut you mentioned hospice. It wasn't sudden right. I mean that -- They had -- -- He was doing fine and I expect you work you work in the cemetery he would -- article and then I entered a library I feel good note a couple of weeks ago. And Red -- They came in like a week companies all of their -- -- they're priceless. Everybody knows that dealt them their price of around so yeah it looked a couple of days in -- -- You know before he he'd probably -- but. Yeah yeah it happened quick or the end. Well you know what it at least it was merciful did the fact that you use sounds like you know these these people pretty well -- the fact that she knew who. That time was ticking did that. Kind of help I mean the fact that it wasn't sudden like a heart attack or a particular accident. Well on the enemy and hurt her more denoting you really paying right after a couple days we want to New York City and I and all bureau our bag. She was more hurt that in -- way called -- -- -- that I call when he got back run around and chief says that. -- disinvited and -- at a party and he he's got to see the table before outlook so cute in better spirits that they went on. But she know it out with Devlin helped her along. Well I I can't say enough good things about hospice. They'd help out with that my dad were the end and it takes a special kind of person. To work there. And IE please extend hurt these sympathies. All of my listeners. For her loss and it is and obviously. Right now met as you probably know even though it was expected she is still. She's going to be at a place right now. That she is basically going to be running on adrenaline. And if if you couldn't help her by giving rides to the various insurance companies and all the little -- and you have to do that are associated with -- I'm sure that would be very helpful to her especially if you hasn't -- family around here and make sure also. That -- stay in touch two weeks among -- a couple of months later because I think that's when the finality of things finally settles and we death. Yeah I bet they do that not only was she -- good friend and you with a good friend. I know my -- need to -- -- away so we'll definitely do that. Well -- thank you for calling thanks for helping so put it in it in perspective because here I am thinking about what a great Christmas I hadn't. Obviously. Not a repeat that. Matt thank you very much. Very very interesting very very interesting but I don't know if you can fix it look we've all experienced loss. But when you experienced the loss of the love of your life. Sometimes those first few weeks. You've basically walk around with your head spinning. And you kind of run on adrenaline and very little sleep but then as time goes it's almost like the reality hits you. And it's kind of like a process through which you must go. So what it's not just the immediate all the -- flowers it's two months from now will you be either offer helping. The league east at folksy speak from experience. 447 news radio 930 WB in its hourly and we are actually despite the last or having some fun they were talking about. -- dysfunctional family. And whether your family gatherings are to -- dreaded. Or whether you look forward to them all I can say folks is five hours with my dysfunctional hourly in the -- family. Five hours goes by like twenty minutes. Real it's WB EN. Man -- we have -- -- And got pounded. -- three inches that's about it but you guys got blasted requirements. Sucks to -- you. Anyway -- lake effect snow showers and squalls -- ski country. Will accumulate three to six inches in ski country which I'm very happy about for those views because -- limited window to do your favorite thing. Second favorite thing. Snow showers will try to -- back in the buffalo overnight. Overnight low 23 and you know that were really kind of up to the caprice is a mother nature is -- -- the ship. As far as whether or not it's gonna actually come to buffalo or be deflected outward. Nobody knows and depends on the winds and what mother nature wants to do mother nature can be injury reach real bitch sometimes. Anyway with that little strong growth. And times of -- out tomorrow with snow shower breezy 32. Or holding at 29 degrees real fields thirteen. And it is hourly Merry Christmas to you Merry Christmas is east -- out. Like I have often. That was very -- Yes Germany as the ultimate romance language. German language which speak if you could speak I'm convinced today. Anyway. We're talking about right now and you know what thank you. Thank you and Tripoli thank you for being interested in the show today. Because I did. Not feel like doing political. I didn't feel like you know do anything that was going to be ridiculously serious at this point it might later on ovals but the bottom line is. Families come in all shapes all sizes and in all -- meters. And I -- That. Sometimes you know if you're in public life and I've been in public life for thirty years over whatever. You've got to have these preconceived notions as somebody based on what they do on the radio. And I must tell you. That there really isn't a big difference at all except the word's use between your humble host on the radio and your humble host when -- -- his family aren't. Now. The -- Family dysfunctional. Christmas Eve and Christmas. Maybe so. I understand members. But. What is the family and what are the family all about. And don't you feel blessed. If the people to -- you are related. Are actually people you enjoy. Being around. And yet don't have to act like somebody you are not. You can actually be yourself and rebel. In how other family members -- themselves as well. When you have eight true comfort level with the people who should be the most important people in the world to you your family. Seat that's the way I feel. And we do not claim to be the cleaver family. Ozzie and Harriet or any of the other perfect families of TV in the fifties and sixties we are dysfunctional. We -- battery issues and we joke about it we laugh about. And together. When we all gathered. There is this on definable. Synergies. In the -- there is this dynamic. Energy flowing. That five hours can seem like twenty minutes. It's not forced it's not formal it's not -- it is as real as you can possibly be. In every time I drive home and I hope you share it is I just think to myself Dan I love my family and that makes me feel like. Probably a little -- these guys in the world and I hope you have that same feeling tell me about your family Christmas and what it's like. Suit and tie formal. Kind of forced. A charade. Lotta people are going through charades. -- inside joke I can't go any further with that went in a lot of people pretend or something or not. Oh we're such a happy couple pupil. But anyway. Just a descent but. I love reality. And I and I I'd love studying people and watching families. Tell me about your Christmas. 8030930. Start I'm 3180616. WB EN.