Born in West Africa in the early 1950s, Somé was kidnapped at age four by a French Jesuit missionary to be trained as a priest, for the next 15 years enduring the harsh regimen of a seminary where his native language and tribal traditions were systematically suppressed. At age 20 he escaped, but when he returned to his Dugara people in Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) they rejected him as an outsider. To reconnect with his native culture, Somé underwent a month-long initiation into shamanism.
"We need more audio books like this"
Notorious for failed relationships. Ellen Rosings knows that's true of cops. Detective Tony Aragon has even said it about himself, or something like it. Despite her misgivings, she is drawn to him, but can he reach past a cop's cynicism to trust her? As summer surrounds her Wisteria Tearoom in the beauty of a lush rose garden, death overshadows the tearoom a second time. Maria Garcia - a venerable member of the Santa Fe Rose Guild - breathes her last in the tearoom's front parlor, throwing Ellen into a morass of doubt and conjecture. Was it murder, or merely misfortune?
"live and learn"
In order to support her family and maintain their ancient castle in Lesser Hoo, 17-year-old Althea bears the burden of finding a wealthy suitor who can remedy their financial problems. But there are few wealthy suitors - or suitors of any kind--in Lesser Hoo. Then, the young and attractive (and very rich) Lord Boring arrives, and Althea sets her plans in motion. There's only one problem; his friend and business manager Mr. Fredericks keeps getting in the way. And, as it turns out, Fredericks has his own set of plans....
Today on O&A, we start the show talking about Opie’s time at the new Harry Potter movie last night with Roland and Sexbagel. Asian groups are protesting a screening of Breakfast at Tiffany’s because of the use of stereotypes in it. We look at cartoons and other movies that have Asian stereotypes. Patrice O’Neal comes by and we talk about movies and actors who people say are good or bad, but aren’t. We talk about all the failures to come out of celebrity rehab.
This tribute to Patrice O' Neal includes reflections from Gregg ‘Opie’ Hughes, comedians Rich Vos, Joe DeRosa, and Amy Schumer. Classic Patrice appearances include a discussion on Patrice’s outfits, Wesley Snipes going to jail, awful sci-fi movies, Patrice’s WWE career, Alfred Hitchcock movies, making a lingerie girl cry, a discussion on Lady Gaga, Patrice’s glass dildos, and the punk test.
A cop at the opera.... Wisteria Tearoom owner Ellen Rosings coaxes Detective Tony Aragón to go with her to the Santa Fe Opera, but the magnificent performance of Tosca ends in disaster. In bizarre counterpoint to the opera's plot, the leading man is murdered in his dressing room, and Tony must rush to secure the crime scene. Ellen is left to comfort Vi Benning, a former server at the tearoom who is now an apprentice at the opera and a protégée of the slain singer.
"Kind of Disappointing"
Anthony is sick today. We discuss how men are starting to greet each other with the European kiss. We listen to a girl on Maury Povich who thinks she can do whatever she wants. Anthony takes his temperature. Patrice O'Neal joins the show. Patrice is done with social networking sites. We get our daily FatErock.com update. A California mayor resigns after sending a racist e-mail about Obama. We talk about A-Rod and steroids in baseball.
This tribute to Patrice O' Neal includes reflections from comedian Jim Florentine and Anthony Cumia. Classic Patrice appearances include The Black Phillip Show, Patrice’s take on the Illuminati, Patrice in studio with Gallagher, The Bobo Up and Down Game, the cab challenge, and Patrice’s ‘Unmasked’ interview with Ron Bennington.
"RIP Funny Man"
This tribute to Patrice O' Neal includes reflections from comedians Louis CK, Dave Attell, Colin Quinn, and Dane Cook. Classic Patrice appearances include exotic meats, The United States of Patrice, Patrice’s mom, the rock coat, it’s raining stuff, Independence Day, and side pussy. All proceeds from the sale of this program will go to Gladys and Dude Productions, Inc., for the benefit of Patrice O’Neal’s family.
"We miss Patrice"
This tribute to Patrice O' Neal includes reflections from comedians Kurt Metzger, Russ Meneve, and Robert Kelly. Classic Patrice segments include Patrice goes to jail, Patrice’s last show, and Warren Haynes. All proceeds from the sale of this program will go to Gladys and Dude Productions, Inc., for the benefit of Patrice O’Neal’s family.
Today on O&A, John Sterling has a terrible home run call last night. Bud Selig refuses to overturn the bad call in the perfect game. Rue McClanahan dies. We listen to audio of Gary Coleman's wife defending herself. Comedian Patrice O'Neal joins the show. We watch Jim on Fox & Friends. We talk about the oil spill and the end of the world. Dr. Michio Kaku calls in to talk about the oil spill. We talk more about Bud Selig. A caller hates all our science talk.
Today on O&A, we start today’s show with Sexbagel. He brought in donuts for everyone, even though everyone cares about their health much more than he does. We talk about what’s going on in Egypt and play Matt Lauer’s interview with Justin Beiber that happened while the Egypt stuff was going on. We play the Youtube video of the girl who loves Justin Beiber. This leads us to a clip from The Today Show, who didn’t know what the internet was in 1994.
Anthony talks about being censored on Red Eye last night. We discuss how terrible Human Resources is. We talk about how great it used to be to work before all this technology happened. We get in trouble for making fun of the WWE yesterday. We talk about how management just doesn't get it. An intern makes a WOW promo. Kurt Angle cries on the news. We listen to another voicemail from Jim. Comedian Patrice O'Neal joins the show. We talk about sports.
Today on O&A, we start the show recapping yesterday’s interview with Esther Ku. We update a little bit on what’s happening with Anthony Weiner. We talk about Plaxico Burress and gun control, as well as Michael Vick. Ant talks about the Casey Anthony trail and the reaction to some of his tweets. We talk about reality TV and play clips of the last couple of TV appearances Shannon Tweed and Gene Simmons did.
We discuss the Super Bowl and everything about it. Patrice O'Neal joins the show. We have a heated race discussion with a caller. A weatherman goes crazy over the show. Chris 'Mad Dog' Russo calls in to talk about the Super Bowl. And radio host Jason Ellis stops by to talk about his extreme radio show.
Stephen King takes a shot at us in his latest column. We discuss why regular radio stinks. We talk about Carol Miller. We talk more about Stephen King. We talk about the MTV Video Music Awards. Kanye West ruins Taylor Swift's acceptance speech. We discuss rap music. We talk about Jack Black and Lady Gaga. Madonna honors Michael Jackson. Comedian Patrice O'Neal joins the show. A show in Baltimore is trashing us and we listen to the audio.
We start the show talking about restructuring the daylight savings schedule, buying baby stuff, and we compare the way Sam grew up with his mom, to Opie and his mom. We talk about The Islanders, we play some news teases, we talk about the cruise gone wrong that returned and the song that one of the passengers made about it. Patrice O'Neal and Colin Quinn join us in studio, and we talk about the Seinfeld mafia (friends of Jerry Seinfeld), and play some audio of Scorch's PFG TV.
Today on O&A, We start the show today talking about the Islanders, and a player who gave an offensive gesture on the ice possibly getting suspended. Ant was watching Hoarders last night. We move on to politics and talk taxes. The internet feed is having problems once again and Phil Muschnik wrote a column taking a shot at O&A. Sam comes in for Jocktober. We feature a show from Seattle. Patrice O'Neal joins us in studio. Opie gives Patrice a bottle of Louis the 13th.
Today on O&A, Opie is out sick. Comedians Patrice O'Neal and Joe DeRosa fill in for Opie and Jim. Patrice talks about being a part time dad. We talk about internet porn. Joe DeRosa is excited over his HTC Evo and we debate Android and iPhone. Bob Kelly calls in to talk about phones. We discuss how cities all think they have the best food. We talk to Dustin the intern about his life. UFC fighter Forrest Griffin stops by to promote his new book.
Michael Vick signs with the Eagles. We discuss why America loves dogs more than people. Video surfaces of the plane colliding with the helicopter last week. A clerk shoots two robbers with a shotgun in Harlem. We watch the horrible Rocky speech from Rocky IV. Comedian Bill Burr calls in. Comedian Patrice O'Neal joins the show. We talk more about Michael Vick and how America loves dogs. We watch a video with super agent Bob Eatman. We listen to clips of Anthony on Hannity's show last night.