Don begins the day with a story from Laguna Beach, about a man who had a 2 inch C-ring stuck on his member for 3 days! We then get a Jim Belushi update: apparently he’s cancelled his shows in San Francisco in September, and the guys talk about how much of a Grade A douche he was yesterday. We then hear Steve’s new parody song about Belushi, a parody of the Jim Croce song “You don’t mess around with Jim.” After the guys try out the dog shock collar that Joe brought in for “Shock Collar Trivia,” to be played later on, Don gives us a D.O.T. update. Apparently his buddy Brian White, who finds it hilarious that Don is talking about the D.O.T. days on the air, told Don how Stevie Vouch killed his mom, and the guys take turns guessing how it went down.
After Don reads a list of things incoming college freshman should know, Don calls Beloit College in Beloit, WI, the creators of the list, and Don, who grew up in the area asks, if the town still smells like burning flesh, because of the cheese factory that used to be in that town. After hearing a few clips of Todd Akin on the “Today” show, Don asks Steve why during the break he said he is ready for death, and this gets the guys on a discussion on the afterlife, and make bets on who of them will die first (most think Craig).
It’s then time for a visit from actor/comedian/voice talent Harry Shearer. Harry, whose new album “Can’t Take A Hint,” comes out on Monday, talks about the famous musicians who appear on the album, his numerous voices on “The Simpsons,” including Principal Skinner and Montgomery Burns, his KCRW radio show, and how they never use a script in the Christopher Guest movies he’s been in, like “Spinal Tap,” “Best In Show,” and “A Mighty Wind.” He also does an intro for Phantom News!
Don then tells us about Jim Belushi’s 2004 lawsuit against Julie Newmar, and BiPolar Mary calls in with a C-ring story of her own. We then hear Rosie’s new Belushi promo, and his “Flash Gordon” promo.
It’s then time to play “Shock Collar Trivia.” Don reads pop culture questions to all the guys (except Steve, who had a doctor’s note), and anyone who gets the wrong answer gets shocked on the throat by the collar! After Don tells us why it’s possible to cash a giant novelty check, and reads a story about a man who was caught under a mobile home looking through peepholes in a woman’s bathroom floor, it’s time for the “Phantom News Hour.” Today, Phantom tells us about Mark David Chapman being denied parole for the 7th time for the murder of John Lennon, a Queens man who was caught storing 3 million bees in his house, Dee Snider tells Paul Ryan to stop using “We’re Not Gonna Take It” in his campaign, and the world’s most powerful couples. And of course, Don wraps everything up with a caller 100!