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Big Sexy

Big Sexy

My job as a performer is to make everybody on that stage look good.”
~Big Sexy

(Jim) I’ve had the pleasure to perform multiple times in many venues with tonight’s guest. He’s a man of many talents, from acting, dancing, and singing to writing and producing. He is passionate about education and helping teens excel in the arts. He he’s also funny, interesting, and a good friend. You can find him on any given week somewhere live in Fabulous Las Vegas, please welcome the Entertainer to the Masses, BIG SEXY!

 

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The grown-up edition

The grown-up edition

Catching up

We avoided the Super Bowl this year. We object to the idea of every sporting event (and every awards show, for that matter) having to Make a Statement. Jim served in the military for the right of football players to take a knee, but also for his own right to boycott the NFL this season because they continued to do so. ‘Nuff said. But congratulations to the Eagles on deflating the Deflatriots.

Jim

Jim’s commitments prevented him from accepting a role in a show he auditioned for, but there’s good stuff on the horizon. He starts his new job on Feb. 12 and is continuing writing sketches for CCW and working on other creative pursuits.

Mélanie

Put Yourself In There! storytelling workshop was a huge success! Barefoot is Legal activism continues, with the new newsletter being published and events forthcoming. She will be hosting two webinars in the spring for Lorman Institute, BUSINESS GRAMMAR FUNDAMENTALS and ESSENTIAL COMMUNICATION.

The Grow the Hell Up Challenge

Survived the Tide Pod Challenge? We have a new one for you.

Good news

Jim: Marines look out for each other. Bikers Refused To Let A Fallen Marine’s Body Get Shipped Home In A FedEx Box…

Melanie: A community pays back. Watch Bus Driver’s “Ecstatic” Reaction to Students Surprising Him With Super Bowl Tickets

Melanie concocts The Ermergerd

1-2 fingers of fresh ginger, peeled
1/2 English cucumber
1-1/2 juiced limes (slice the rest for garnish)
2 tbsp agave nectar
1 cup vodka
BLEND
Pour over ice, add seltzer water 

She also made a killer homemade (and soy-free) Bleu Cheese dip for our Buffalo Wings. (Just because we didn’t watch the Super Bowl, doesn’t mean we missed out on the food.)

Dog Abby

Help! My wife’s job is driving us both crazy. Read Abby’s answer here.

 

 

 

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Jody Reynolds

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Jody Reynolds

I turned my hobby into a living, and I’ve never worked a day in my life!”

~Jody

 

Jody is the man of a thousand voices. Most of them are cartoon voices. He is the only white guy I know who can do a bang-on Candyman. He sings like you wouldn’t believe. He even rides the unicycle AND juggles AND does magic. Is there nothing this man can’t do? Always a kid at heart, he is also an excellent cat daddy. And, given the big wads of cash I’ve seen him play with, he must be a fan-damn-tabulous poker dealer. I met Jody through improv, and it has been an honor to share the stage with him on many occasions.

Sophia Falke

Sophia Falke

Your answer to the question, “What would I love?” will help you create a life worth living and experiences worth treasuring.”

~From Embracing Greatness by Sophia Falke

I first met tonight’s guest at the Las Vegas National Speaker’s Association. At the time, she was the minister of a Unity church in Henderson and she had kindly lent her church building for the meeting. Sophia and I repeatedly ran into each other through various speaker’s activities and the small-town voodoo of Vegas itself. Sophia is one of those tough and beautiful ladies that is always getting things done with style. When I heard that she was launching her book, “Embracing Greatness: A Guide for Living the Life You Love,” I launched myself on her to get her on the show. Welcome to CounterCultureWISE, Sophia Falke, the Greatness Guru!

 

Find Sophia:

Web site:  EmbracingGreatness.com

Facebook:  Embracing Greatness

Twitter:  @SophiaFalke

Instagram: @ReverendSophia

 

 

 

 

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Cuckalicious

Cuckalicious

Catching up

Jim

Jim is looking forward to his new day job, and gave notice to his current job. He feels creatively released, and has gone back into creative writing (sketches for this show, screenplay, etc.). He has an audition coming up next weekend. Fingers Crossed!

Mélanie

Melanie had another great show with the Las Vegas Improvisation Players. She is launching her newest webinar this Tuesday for Lorman Institute, Management Skills for Introverts. (Yes, believe it or not, Melanie and Jim are introverts.)

 

Good news

 

From Jim: Husband With Alzheimer’s Forgets He’s Married, Asks His Wife Of 34 Years To Marry Him

From Melanie: Keanu Reeves is a genuinely good celebrity.

From Abby:

 

 

‘Miracle on 85th Street’: How a Huge Dog Saved My Child’s Life

Hard Hitting News

The latest report from CNN: The Cuck News Network!

 

Dog Abby

A soldier lies to his mom to spare her feelings. She found out. What does she do?
 

 

 

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Beer Us.

Beer Us.

Catching up

It is the 8th Anniversary of the evening Jim and Melanie met! We talk briefly about that. (For the full-blown version of the story, tune in to our Valentine’s Special on February 11!) We celebrated at Starbucks while preparing for the show.

Mélanie

Melanie did a full presentation on how to insert stories into presentations…to a group of storytellers! This was at a Toastmasters meeting, and it was extremely well received. She is going to be parlaying that into a series of presentations, or at least a video presentation.

Jim

Jim is continuing to write (FONTANA Episode 2 will begin soon!), and has 2 auditions coming up. Most importantly he is counting the days until he starts his new position at a company that he thinks will be a better match for him. He’s looking to upgrade his camera equipment, starting with a new lens. is happy and optimistic for the future.

Our newest ad

Inspired by a friend’s Facebook post, here is our newest ad for the CCW Bonus Beer Fund, brought to you by our newest celebrity announcer, Nelly Nuthers. In all seriousness, though, if you like what you hear on our show, please consider sending in a donation, purchasing one of Melanie’s books, or getting a shirt at our CCW Store page. We appreciate your support.

Good news

A big-hearted young boy asked his mom to pack a second lunch for him every day. The reason will inspire you.

Another “good cop” story at a time when it’s just not too common anymore.

Dog Abby

A listener’s boss overreacts to being “given notice.” How should the listener respond? Find out here.

 

 

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Kevin Kostiner

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Kevin Kostiner

This is a big day for little ol’ CCWise!

We get to interview the one, the only Kevin Kostiner!

…OK, the one, the OTHER only? Well…one of ‘em, anyway. Certainly not the least of them, though! Kevin is the creator and host of the new YouTube channel The Good Ol’ Days. The Past has a Story to Tell™! His episodes are not just blasts from the past, but educational and truly interesting. His Disneyland episode already has more than 5,000 views, and I highly recommend subscribing to his channel.

I met Kevin through LVIP — gotta love that networking — and was instantly taken with his Mike Rowe –esque rugged handsomeness, intellect, and humor.

YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/TheGoodOlDays

Twitter: @_TheGoodOlDays_

Instagram: _TheGoodOlDays_

The Paw Stars episode we discussed:

Paul Lirette

Paul Lirette

The observational skills of Sherlock Holmes and the lunacy of Robin Williams.”

-Dave Clark

 

Today’s guest needs no introduction, but I’m going to give him one anyway. He’s a personal hero and one of the world’s most patient human beings — he has to be, he works with improv artists. Paul is the director of the Las Vegas Improvisational Players. He leads the weekly workshops and performs himself both with LVIP and his other troupe, Cardio Spider. He’s a high-powered laser-focused laughter generator with a rubber face and a thought process that only Robin Williams would understand. We’ve been working on getting him on CounterCultureWISE since last July — FINALLY we have him!

Find Paul:

LVimprov.com

Facebook

Sh!tHole!

Sh!tHole!

Catching up

Jim

It was Jim’s birthday on Thursday, and we used it as an excuse to celebrate all week. Started with buying a new phone, then dinner and drinks on his birthday, again on Saturday with Proof and his wife, and then meeting up with Washington friends today at the same place we went to on his birthday. Also got new Levis and athletic shoes-spoiled little man!

Mélanie

She’s giving a program on storytelling this weekend (see the schedule on HopeSpeaking.com for details), and then doing a webinar on leadership for introverts the following Tuesday. She also performed emergency veterinary surgery on our co-host Dog Abby. Abby is healing nicely. She and Jim also did a film shoot, playing a homeless couple.

 

Good news

Stylish prosthetics for kids — not just prosthetic but bionic! A young woman catches a baseball with her new bionic arm. Pretty darned cool!

A Baltimore City Councilwoman was Car jacked — and then advocated for the perpetrators. You won’t believe what happened next.

Dog Abby

Do you put people on a pedestal…and then covet what they have? Read Abby’s answer here.

 

Hard Hitting News

We continue with the media’s 24-hour obsession with-er, we mean coverage of- Sh!thole Gate, featuring news anchor Leslie Freaker.

 

 

 

 

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2018 NYE Edition

2018 NYE Edition

Personal Highlights of 2017

Jim

  • Started show! Special thanks to Proof Negative for giving us the chance.
  • Starred in Modern Relics “What’s It Gonna Be” Rock video, 100 NIGHTS WITH STRANGLING JACK, SOUNDTRACKS, COMMUNITY THEATER, THE NUTCRACKER.
  • Got back into stand-up comedy.
  • Finished the teleplay for FONTANA show. Proud of that.
  • Visit to San Pedro…meant a lot to me. (Both sang the praises of AirBnB)
  • Two same-sex weddings…from now on, they are just “weddings,” regardless of gender.

Mélanie

  • Four webinars for the Lorman Institute – the next one coming up is Management Skills for Introverts: Influencing with Confidence on January 30th (10A PST)
  • Set up the web site for CCW and got that underway
  • Tutored in a wide variety of subjects from AP Chemistry and Geometry to Accounting and American Sign Language
  • Was in TWO ballets
  • Did all 12 LVIP shows
  • Did a benefit show for a local non-profit
  • Got a tattoo. Gonna get another one.
  • Survived visits from each sister (one was fun, the other tried to have me arrested for bare feet)

Goal Setting and Gratitude

Jim talked about freeing up space in both his home and his mind.

Jim believes in the Law of Attraction and why folks are screwing us with their hatred for Trump. He didn’t even vote for the guy, but, geesh, folks — get over it already.

He mentioned Earl Nightingale and the basic concept of what you put out, you get back.

Both discussed being grateful and how it goes against our current culture. (Part of the reason we chose the name of our show.) Nothing in scripture says we should not desire and strive for good things, though some use religion as an excuse not to try. Jim also read from the 10X Rule by Grant Cardone.

Mélanie went over the S.W.I.F.T. Goals program from her books, The Sniper’s Guide to Leadership and the Battle Plan. She invited folks to contact her to start a mastermind, and she’ll send a free copy of the Battle Plan to participants.

 

Dog Abby

What kind of resolutions do dogs set? Read Abby’s Woofalutions here.

 

 

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