Funk Your Uber Rating | Episode 36

The guys are back in the studio after the holidays and talk about the movies they’ve been able to catch during the break. L.O. caught My Name is Dolemite with Eddie Murphy on Netflix. And, Mack gives his hot take on Black and Blue starring Tyrese and Naomie Harris.

The guys get into various road rage tales and honking courtesy. L.O. tells a crazy story of the time he caused an accident—with his mind. Vin tells us about one of his worst and most embarrassing road rage incidents. Alaric talks about how he might be raising the next generation of road ragers. Mack also shares his game of chicken on the highway with a Caddy driver. The lanes are merging into one. Guess who wins?

The guys then move onto discussing Uber and other taxi services and the hazards of getting a driver with extreme body funk. Would you lower a driver’s rating for a car that smells awful? Alaric shares his theory on flatulence and how that affects the odor of the car.  

Vin shares the struggles of being a delivery guy and customers that do not tip. And, this leads to a bigger discussion about how having a side hustle is now mandatory to survive in the city.

You’ll hear all this and more in this Friday’s edition of Decoding 40. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook Instagram, and  Patreon.

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Nobody Is A G*ddamn Eddie Murphy | Episode 35

Alaric starts us off with his brush with international criminality and tells us how he lands in detention in a 5-star hotel. Apparently, when you travel to Indonesia you better have your papers together or you better have your paper together.

 This Week’s Libation is brought to us by Eagle Rare a full-body Kentucky bourbon whiskey with a robust taste and a hint of history that embodies that ole Kentuckyian heritage. 

In This Week in Racism, we discuss the Byron Allen vs Comcast case that has made its way to the Supreme Court and the impossible standard of an old law. We also discuss Monique vs Netflix. Monique has brought a discrimination case against Netflix for unfair wages.  Does Monique deserve more than the $500k she was originally offered? Are offers based on legacy or the power to draw an audience? Or both?

You’ll hear all this and more in this Friday’s edition of Decoding 40. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook Instagram, and  Patreon.

Programming note: We will be taking off next week to enjoy Thanksgiving with our families and friends. We want to wish all of you a wonderful and safe holiday!

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Swimmers Take Your Mark | Episode 34

We start this episode off with a visit from Bobby, everyone’s favorite bear hunter. Bobby is stunned that his hunt in New York may have come to an abrupt end as his favorite bear is no longer a bear.

Mack tells us about the reactions he’s getting from various people while on his weight loss journey. He even gets called Tyler Perry. We later find out why.

Alaric is dealing with the terrible twos and is literally pulling out hair he doesn’t even have anymore.  Vin suggests developing a new behavioral tool—The Baby TAZER. A modestly powered zapper to get the baby’s attention and put an end to their nonsense.  Vin also discusses what is going on at the job and educates the crew on some bizarre, yet interesting hiring standards of our public transportation authority. 

L.O. tells us about his visit to the passport office and the menacing kid with a feces-filled diaper who caused havoc for everyone. Next, Mack shares his experience at the doctor’s office for a seminogram to make sure his boys are still swimming strong.

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Shorty Swing My Way | Episode 33

The crew checks in with what’s good in their section of the world.  Vin is celebrating his 46th, Alaric is on his way to Indonesia and Mack’s weight loss journey is showing the fruits of his labor.  Mack shares a truth of how weight loss makes you look at the world differently and how people look and treat you differently. Weight loss is more than dieting it is definitely a mental and lifestyle change.

This Week in Racism introduces us to a police officer manhandling a special needs child in a school.  Of course we know the young child was black and the cop was white. Where is the compassion and training to help him deal with this situation? We switch gears and discuss the thin line between brilliance and crazy. Is Kanye a genius or is he really suffering from a mental illness?

This week’s libation is Rowan’s Creek.  It’s a very good bourbon whiskey that goes down smooth. 

And, for Douchebag of the Week Award, it’s a two-way tie going to Donald Trump for getting booed at the baseball game and Mitch McConnell getting snubbed at Elijah Cummings funeral.

We end the show on one of our favorite topics: SEX  and have you ever had bad sex and what makes it bad.  We can all agree laying there, like a dead fish is never a good look. No matter what your excuse might be that won’t stop Mack from putting your ass in a swing.

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21 Jerk Salute | Episode 32

Welcome to another episode of Decoding40.  The whole crew is united once again as we go through a myriad of topics.

Alaric breaks down the failed immigration border policy and shares a story about a woman looking for asylum here in the United States.  We then shift gears and talk about the connection between Hip Hop and the prison industrial complex.

Our Whiskey Warrior of the Week is Mike Cole who brought us Slane Irish whiskey.  A very strong robust libation that serves as a great party favor and ointment of all kinds wounds. 

We then answer the question if loud and raunchy women are more or less attractive?  Is being loud for the sake of being loud sexy? Or, are only women who are saying something worthwhile ladylike? Then Mack sets us up with a story about a young man who killed himself masturbating an insane number of times.

We then get into the emotional and weird drama that played itself out in courtroom of the Amber Guyger trial.  Are Black people just too forgiving when it comes to trauma inflicted upon them? We then discuss the Long Island teacher who decided to make a mockery of slavery by having her students create funny captions for pictures of slaves. This is America in 2019!

You’ll hear all this and more in this Friday’s edition of Decoding 40. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook Instagram and  Patreon.

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Voltron Will Have to Wait | Episode 31

Alaric is late to the studio so Vin, Mack and L.O. pass the time and meander through a host of topics until he arrives.  The guys discuss the latest news on the orange clown currently serving as president of the United States and how quickly he will shade his closest allies. Will he go to prison? Will Rudy Guiliani go to prison? Also, what’s the new look for 50? And, are we less responsible than our parents? Or, just more impoverished? 

This week’s libation is brought to us by Slane Whiskey.  

You’ll hear all this and more in this Friday’s edition of Decoding 40. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook Instagram and  Patreon.

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Gaga Balls and N*gga Wake Up Calls | Episode 30

Mack starts it off by telling us about the issues he’s having with getting a prescription for his Warby Parker glasses in hopes of replacing his creepy reader glasses.  The guys then discuss L.O.’s date to see J. Lo’s movie Hustler and answers the question if he had to put out for the evening. 

How do you feel about being asked to donate to a charity at the register of your local grocery or pharmacy? The guys give their take on their generosity when hit with the pressing question seeking a donation.  It’s flu season and this leads into a conversation about the flu shot and whether or not the guys submit to taking the shot. 

This week’s libation is brought to us by Filibuster whiskey. We discuss the etiquette and the proper size bottle you should send us for reviews and for bringing bottles to gatherings.  

The Clueless actress that everyone loves to hate, Stacey Dash, makes the news for her recent arrest related to domestic violence charges and we arrange her very own n*gga wake up call.  After that, we meander into gun ownership, gun rights, exorbitant college fees, random career paths, gaga ball, a secret white people’s game; Benzi boxes; Toyota Cressidas; Chris Redd and SNL; a night out at a Gentlemen’s Factory event and the proper ways to network.

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Illuminati & Friends | Episode 29

Join us this week as we take a trip down the rabbit hole and discuss some of our favorite conspiracy theories.  

No matter what you read or hear, it is #superfacts that Mr. Roger’s was a sniper for the C.I.A.  But, did America really go to the moon? Whether we did or not, we highly recommend that you DO NOT run up on Buzz Aldrin with that rah rah cause he’ll knock you out. Do aliens exist and are they secretly running the world from Area 51?  Maybe you believe that all Hollywood stars worship Baphomet and dine on Iraqi babies at the annual Illuminati, blood sacrifice gala, Sweat and Tears?  Everyone has that one theory they ride for. Join us on social media to discuss yours.

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Hey Baby … STFU! | Episode 28

We start off discussing some of the cheapest and harshest drinks known to man. Walk with us down memory lane as we talk about our first drink in our first apartment.  From Georgi Vodka to Gerst beer and hand-weighed ounces of weed, we went the Frank Sinatra route and did it our way.

Alaric shares a story that involved him, a woman, a couple of 64 oz bottles of Olde English malt liquor and an exchange with a Honda Accord driver carrying a two-piece. Let’s just say it didn’t end well.  We change up the pace with another infamous L.O. subway story. Apparently, there is no shortage of crazy women on the train and even a baby can get told to S.T.F.U.  We all agree it’s time for all of us to get back into the gym and maybe even get a group rate on a trainer. 

Next, we talk about the current scourge and alarming statistics of mass shootings. The first question is should mass shooting statistics include gang violence?  Depending on the intentions of the shooter, are these acts of violence, terroristic in nature or just crazy people with guns? 

And, in the latest installment of “This Week in Racism” we discuss the story of Jerri Kelly, a white woman from Arkansas, who pulled a gun on four teens who were fundraising for their football team.

You’ll hear all this and more in this Friday’s edition of Decoding 40. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook Instagram and  Patreon.

Resurrecting Black Jesus [feat. Slink Johnson] Pt. 2 | Episode 27

Welcome back to the second half of this two-part episode featuring Slink Johnson. We continue the conversation touching on a bevy of topics including the parent/child dynamic when it comes to snacks and kids trying to get over on their parents, the legalization and the impact of weed culture across America and personal vendettas.  

We also get into the Popeyes chicken sandwich craze along with a few other fads that Americans went insane over.  And, we talk about courtesy within your marriage. What time is too late to come in the house when your married?  Mack shares a story of coming in late, but Vin crosses the line and shares his interpretation of what “really” had happened that weekend. It’s baffling how one beer turns into an all nighter ending with an angry wife.  Slink gets very personal sharing his real life “situation” and theory on one man, multi-women relationships. Also, does a wealthier man get away with more in a relationship?

We finish the episode with a shout to our Whiskey Warrior, Mike Cole, who gifted us with a nice bottle of Jameson Irish whiskey. And, if you want to be our Whiskey Warrior of the Week, please send an email to Decoding40@gmail.com for details.

You’ll hear all this and more in this Friday’s edition of Decoding 40. If you are on social media be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and on Patreon.

A special shout out to Slink Johnson aka Black Jesus for joining us and being such a transparent and hilarious guest.

Thanks again for listening to another episode of Decoding40.