Covino & Rich – Wednesday, 8/16/17
- Happy 40th Anniversary of Elvis’s Death, the King’s legacy is remembered and celebrated today with his Music and style across the country. With hits like Hound Dog and Suspicious Minds his fans span across generations, and his music still stands the test of time. Covino and Rich discuss other major deaths so close together, such as Prince and Bowie, Presley and Lennon, Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson. Each time an artist dies, the fans mourn, but sometimes one death can overshadow another. For example, Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett died on the same day, but the media and majority of the country focused on Jackson.
- Protests and Rallies are some of the ways in which people choose to express their 1st Amendment right, but sometimes it can be unclear whether a protester is there to fight for something they believe in, or if they just want to be a part of the crowd. They’re there because people have an overwhelming need to be a part of something. People will follow in line when something comes up. Even if racism were to disappear from the face of the Earth today, tomorrow people would find a new reason to hate their neighbors. At the end of the day, people will always hate talking politics because they can’t get everyone to agree with them. That’s when you pull a “Despacito Dip-Away” as Rich says, give them their shot to talk, then let them go. People literally died fighting against the Nazis less than a century ago, and now they are back.
- Covino and Rich tackle the topic of Poop Pictures, the two parties involved (sender and receiver), the different types of people who do this. Covino calls it “frat boy” behavior, but Rich doesn’t think there is any way to tell what type of person would do this. However, Rich’s friend Cirri does this, and they discover the website strangeshapedpoop.com. Covino and Rich talk gold medal level poop pictures and what the process would be like for taking a picture of their poop. A caller described a WhatsApp group he is a part of, in which all they do is send pictures, videos, and gifs of poop to each other.
- They discuss Flirting and the ability for one to analyze themselves to know who they are and what they want. Rich has the overwhelming desire to flirt, and will continuously flirt with women even with his wife present. He can’t help himself because he needs them to accept him. Covino on the other hand, will look for anything wrong with a girl to break things off, but if a girl ends things with him, he’ll want them even more. You want what you can’t have because you want that sense of a challenge that comes with the chase. Sometimes you are aware that a relationship is going to end, but keep it going either for companionship or because one person really likes the other. For Rich, it has to link back to the fact that he was a nerdy kid but grew up to be a pretty cool adult, which then shaped him into the adult he is. Spot started turning into an asshole when he started doing Covino and Rich, and has consistently become a worse and worse, and it’s because the two of them push him further and further to the point where he has to be. While Rich uses his relationship with mom to justify his flirting, Covino is chasing his mom’s approval because of the fact that he was older when his siblings were born. He was used to getting all the attention, then someone else came along and took it away from him, and now he wants it back. Oddly enough, it seems like Covino and Rich are going in opposite directions growing up, one seeking more approval and the other avoiding it.