Insane Erik Lane's Stupid World

Insane Erik Lane's Stupid World

By Erik Lane
I've given a piece of my mind to so many people, it's a wonder I've still got a mind left! So if you love LEFTOVERS, you'll want to subscribe!

If you have comments or questions...or if you're interested in being a guest on a podcast, send a message or email ShoutOut@InsaneErikLane.com.

(Theme song courtesy of Randy Stonehill; "It's A Great Big Stupid World". Copyright © 1992 Stonehillian Music/Word Music/Twitchin' Vibes Music/ASCAP)

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My Son's Getting Married So I Think I'll Do Another Podcast
Since I'm not that involved in the wedding where my son is getting married, I thought I would release some of the tension by sharing some of the stories I have come across in my stupid world this week! A Guy Started a $750,000 GoFundMe for His High School Reunion . . . With a 20% Cut Going to Him for "Coordinating" 61% of Americans Want the Government to Release Its X-Files on Aliens A Woman Says a Guy Behind Her on a Plane Who Kept Punching Her Seat "Assaulted" Her A Woman Who Pooped in a Cop Car to Hide Her Drugs and Valentine's Day Card Gets Prison Time MMA (Mom Martial Arts) At The Dance Recital? The "Broomstick Challenge" Is Going Viral . . . and Doesn't Require a Special Gravitational Field to Work An 82-Year-Old Man Gets Jail Time for Constantly Blasting His Classical Music A Guy Falls Into an Icy River Because Google Maps Told Him To Avoid Malware on Your Computer By Getting One With LINUX FLORIDA MAN GETS ARRESTED FOR 66TH TIME VEGAN GOES ON FURIOUS RANT AT MCDONALD’S RESTAURANT, INSISTS COWS HAVE SOULS
23:29
February 15, 2020
Population Control Courtesy Of Disney
I'm back from a week's vacation at Walt Disney World & after watching all the crowds patiently waiting in lines for a short "experience", I thought this may be the answer to getting the government to better bring its people under control. And they would enjoy the experience. Lines at the DMV would no longer trigger folks. When I returned home, I saw that our friends at PETA (People Enjoying Tasty Animals?) have a "win-win" suggestion for Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, PA....NOT! Plus a few other stories that highlight what a stupid world I came back to after my vacation. EXPERTS WARN SMARTPHONE VOTING IS ‘EXTREMELY RISKY,’ BUT IT’S COMING The Most Annoying Pictures We Take on Vacation The Head of PETA Says You're Walking Your Dog Wrong PETA Wants to Replace Punxsutawney Phil with a Robot (and their argument why) Easter Bunny Charged with Hit & Run Granny & granddaughter charged with meth trafficking at the boarder New breakthrough technology for the BRAINLESS! Deepak Chopra's Artificial Intelligence
39:08
February 1, 2020
From Toe Suckers To Nekkid Floridians
Boy, do I have some hummers for you this week. Here are links to just a few of the gems that happened in my stupid world.... Toe Sucking Intruder Rambo, The Screaming Parrot Dippy Sauce Robbery An O-HIGH-O Proposal for Browns & Bengels Fans Stinky Fart Assault Bulgy Batman Problem Automated TP Retriever
39:35
January 14, 2020
New Year, New Stupidity, & the New Journalism
Do you know what yellow journalism is? Sadly, it is the new definition for 21st Century reporting. I am still hoping there will be a news organization that will emerge in the new decade to actually tell the news instead of inserting themselves into the news. I can hope, can't I? In the meantime, there are enough stupid news stories to insert my opinion into that starts us off for 2020. Like the one where a Grubhub delivery man delivered an "ash-whippin'" to a Florida Burger King. Then there's the pair of sexagenarians that took the "sex" part a little too far in a women's bathroom at a Florida beachside bar. How about the nightmare on Christmas that frightened a North Carolina couple into calling the police when they heard noises in their home. This was one time that a police call on Christmas really sucked. And some gas pumps were the recipient of blows delivered by an inebriated Florida man who had just come from a Christmas party where he got into a row with his girlfriend.  Looks like my Stupid World will have another banner year ahead.
26:16
January 4, 2020
The Best of 2019's Stupid World
The great moments of stupidity from 2019 will not help us be less stupid for 2020. Instead, it will challenge us to "top that" for the next year. I'll reminisce about all the stupid people & stupid stunts we lived through this past year: 1.  The "10 Year Challenge" reminds us to never trust anyone. 2.  Sunning your rectum, and other terrible viral health trends 3.  Would you buy used tissues to help prepare for flu season? 4.  End of an era...? 5.  South Dakota's anti-meth slogan sends the wrong message. 6.  The Navy's strange UFO denial and other conspiracy theories. 7.  Disgusting things are so hot right now. 8.  A man dies having sex on a business trip . . . his wife successfully sues for workers comp. 9.  The plan to storm Area 51. 10.  A short guy starts a fight in a bagel shop and then has quite a journey. 11.  Well that's ironic. 12.  Oh, come on. 13.  Saying "OK, boomer" at work could get you fired. 14.  A study involving bunnies, Prozac, and a horny rabbit named Frank may have unlocked the mystery of the female climax. 15.  A guy with a full back Jar Jar Binks tattoo says he's had sex many times. 16.  The three cameras on the iPhone trigger people with a fear of holes? 17.  Popeye's hires its imposter restaurant to help launch its chicken sandwich. 18.  The four-day work week is a huge success. 19.  Gender reveals are done having a moment. 20.  And finally . . .DON'T HAVE A COW, GRANDMA!
34:31
December 29, 2019
People Get Crazier At Christmas
JR Rife is back on the podcast this week talking with me & reacting about several stupid stories from the Christmas season. We chat about topping off our Christmas tree, turmoil embroiling within the largest Protestant denomination in the country, misunderstanding marriage, & an office bathroom policy that really SMELLS.! What Do You Put on Top of Your Christmas Tree?  Jolly Rancher Cereal Is Now on Sale. A new study found that our bodies don't really age gradually . . . there are really three ages where our bodies make a big shift to their next, older stage.  And those ages are:  34 . . . 60 . . . and 78. Someone on Reddit posted a photo of their crazy office bathroom policy.  If they take longer than 10 minutes, someone goes in after them to do a "SMELL CHECK" . . . to make sure they were really doing their business, not just playing on their phone. For the first time ever, we had more DIGITAL conversations than FACE-TO-FACE ones this year.  The main reasons are an increase in people living alone and working remotely, and just having fewer friends to spend time with. One in five people are planning to give a passive-aggressive "take the hint" gift this year, according to a new survey.  Those include things like perfume . . . a cookbook . . . a self-help book . . . and exercise equipment or a gym membership. What's the worst thing a guest has done while they were staying with you?  A recent discussion on Reddit had some doozies. Like someone's uncle who tried to fix a computer and a dishwasher that weren't broken . . . and broke them.  And a weirdo who took one bite out of every single apple in the house. In Last-Minute Move, Southern Baptist Convention Supports Anti-Christian Racial Identity Politics - The Southern Baptist Convention is being infiltrated by an ideology that is antithetical to the Christian religion, right under the noses of SBC members.
49:13
December 20, 2019
Portland's People Pooches
Self-identity goes out of control in Portland, OR. Thanks to my good friend, Tim Barrett--the former drummer of the band Disciple--for flagging this specimen of stupidity going on along the "left coast": Portland’s City Council Votes to Give Furries the Right to Defecate, Mate in Dog Parks
25:02
December 8, 2019
Gobble 'Til You Wobble
I've got a turkey hangover & a microphone....
26:15
November 29, 2019
Kanye, Jesus, & Joel Olsteen with a side of Chick-Fil-A
You can't please everybody & this is proven in the reaction from Kanye West's new profession of faith, Chick-Fil-A's new direction in donating to non-profits, & how women are to be treated in the church. JR Rife joins in on the discussion after returning stateside from NordicFest 2019 & a book signing for his new photography book. Check out JR's Facebook page, listen to his podcast, pick up some of his books on his Amazon site & watch for his newest book release coming soon! What is your take on all this stupidity? I'd love to hear your response/reaction to our discussion. Feel free to leave a comment or a question & it may be used in an upcoming podcast!
43:02
November 23, 2019
Poetic Truth: A Conversation with The Truth Poet
I was able to get to know about a new local poet from Central PA who has just published a new 274 page book called, Truth Poet: Truths of Our Fallen World and Glorious God (Inspiring Voices). Joshua I. Sykes delves into truth on various levels—some truth is quite hard & controversial, while much is comforting.  Sykes believes truth is an important thing & needs to be shared in any way possible. The truth Sykes is talking about is Jesus. His book contains poems about real situations & material that many readers may have experienced or know of themselves. The book offers readers a different lens & spurs them on in personal growth. Sykes wants readers to take away that “Jesus loves you right where you are, no matter who you are. Start to know Him; He is the Truth.” “Truth Poet” By Joshua I. Sykes Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 274 pages | ISBN 9781462412716 E-Book | 274 pages | ISBN 9781462412723 Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble 
56:03
November 16, 2019
Getting Sanctus Real About An Unstoppable God
My conversation with Dustin of the band, "Sanctus Real" during a stop on their "Unstoppable God" tour at the Somerset Alliance Church in south-central PA. Check out the band's website to get more info on their tour dates & music. To get more info on upcoming events at the Somerset Alliance Church, visit their website.  Also, in the podcast, I referred to Pastor Todd Willoughby as the Lead Pastor... he is actually the Youth Pastor ...which makes him an even cooler dude. 
20:29
November 11, 2019
Pete Cannizzaro: On A SoulQuest With Pain
I visit with a former pastor who has a desire to help coach current pastors through the pain that comes with the pastorate. Pete coaches soccer at Grace Prep High School in State College, PA & has been a pastor in various churches. He began SoulQuest Ministries International in 2018 to equip the emerging generation in their intimacy with Christ and in their calling from Christ through teaching, coaching, spiritual pilgrimages, and professional counseling.  You can also find SoulQuest Ministries on Facebook.
45:21
November 1, 2019
Living Life Fearlessly - An Interview with Allan Scott
Allan's life story from the "gutter-most to the uttermost". Musician, Allan Scott, has seen the good, the bad, & the restored in his life. Being brought up in a home that honors God & having found a saving faith in Christ. But Allan had an identity problem. He was looking for his identity in what others saw in him rather than what Christ saw in him. It took a journey that removed him from the life that kept him in close relationship with the Lord to make him realize that he never had is so good than when he was in the comfort of his Savior. Now that he has been restored, he is seeking other who need restoration with the message of being "Found & Favored".  Learn more about the Allan Scott Band at allanscottmusic.com. Find out more about his new ministry outreach at Found & Favored Ministries at www.foundandfavored.org. Listen to his music anywhere you stream your favorite tunes or buy a copy of his new CD, The Story, at Google Play, Apple Music, or Amazon.
54:17
October 28, 2019
A "Tempest" In A Teapot
I talk with J.R. Rife, whom I had the unlikely blessing of getting to know first as a 19 year old teen who attended a concert at a Brookville, PA teen center years ago. J.R. now is a pastor, a "world evangelist" of sorts, a metal missionary, & an author. His book, General Admission: A History of Christian Metal by a Fan is a quick read but highly informative of the Christian metal scene in Pennsylvania. More recently, J.R. was a weekly featured segment of my Christian Rock show, "Bread-n-Jam!" where he shared "The Life of Rife" with radio listeners. I suspect we'll be hearing a lot from J.R. in the future, and that's namely because he has an awesome radio voice. In the podcast I reference a band that I helped get signed to Frontline Records names A Few Loose Screws. Yes, you can still buy their music, however I have no idea where the individual band members ever disappeared to. Probably in hiding after releasing their one & only CD. If you have questions or comments about the podcast, please leave a message & if you or someone you know would like to be a guest on a future podcast, I'd love to consider the opportunity... so just drop me a message or an email at ShoutOut@InsaneErikLane.com.
42:25
October 22, 2019
Country Music Keeps It Real
Thomas Rhett's simple prayer had a big impact. It may have been "unconventional", but it was real. Why is this such a big deal today? Because fewer Christians are standing up & being real. You may not like the genre of music, and you may look at Country Music artists are hillbillies or rednecks. You can't deny that they are transparent. The good, the bad, & the honest. Just like real life. Christian music extols the ideal life....that few people actually live. We all have our faults & we all need to have goals to strive for. So don't knock Christian music for being too heavenly minded to be any earthly good....and don't knock Country Music for being hypocritical. 
33:13
October 21, 2019
Your Spiritual ID, Kindness, & Ellen
Take up Ellen DeGeneres' challenge & try being kind. Or if taking the advice of a person you may disagree with or oppose, try taking up the 30 Day Kindness Challenge from Shaunti Feldhahn.  All truth is God's Truth. So just because you may not agree or like the messenger who is speaking truth, doesn't mean God isn't speaking through that person. Being kind is not that difficult. It's much harder to fester & brood into bitterness than it is at being kind. To be kind means you have to surrender something for the benefit of another. Have a differing view? Have some questions or comments? I'd love to hear them & respond to them. Send me a message through Anchor Podcast. I'll be happy to address it in an upcoming episode. http://Podcast.InsaneErikLane.com 
30:03
October 13, 2019
Impeach Tea
I have a big 'ol jug to guzzle down while watching all the stupid things people are saying. Here's some samples: Hillary Clinton told “The View” that the gutsiest thing she ever did was stay with Bill Clinton. A Corrupt Chinese Mayor was arrested  after authorities found 13 tons of GOLD and $37 BILLION dollars in cash in his basement. The Universal Orlando Resort Theme Park has fired a Despicable Me character who made a white power gesture while being photographed with two kids. A Florida man was arrested after he called 9-1-1 and told the operator he had drugs. The betting markets have made Elizabeth Warren the favorite to win the Democratic Nomination. A British survey found that sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise with people over the age of 65.
33:01
October 5, 2019
A Plant-Based Theology
When talking to your plants becomes a religious experience. If you have comments or questions...or if you're interested in being a guest on a podcast, send a message or email eriklane@msn.com. (Theme song courtesy of Randy Stonehill; "It's A Great Big Stupid World". Copyright © 1992 Stonehillian Music/Word Music/Twitchin' Vibes Music/ASCAP.)
16:50
September 20, 2019
God Told Me
Is it really God telling us --or something else? Many times it is more like us deflecting our desire to elevate ourselves to God so we can skirt the blame. If you have comments or questions about what was talked about in my stupid world, leave a message with your comment or question & I'll include it in the next episode...or if you're interested in being a guest on a podcast, email eriklane@msn.com. (Theme song courtesy of Randy Stonehill; "It's A Great Big Stupid World". Copyright © 1992 Stonehillian Music/Word Music/Twitchin' Vibes Music/ASCAP.)
36:05
September 8, 2019
So, You Wanna Be A DJ?
Some insights in how to develop skills to know what to talk about when you crack your mic. Also, determining if you want to work in radio or flip burgers. Links to some radio show prep websites that were mentioned in this podcast: Tom's Lake A-List Comedy (I may have called it "A-1 Comedy" in the podcast) WestwoodONE Radio Prep United Stations Radio Network Prep Sheet Happens Prep (from ORBYT) InterPrep If you have comments or questions...or if you're interested in being a guest on a podcast, send a message or email eriklane@msn.com. (Theme song courtesy of Randy Stonehill; "It's A Great Big Stupid World". Copyright © 1992 Stonehillian Music/Word Music/Twitchin' Vibes Music/ASCAP.)
37:06
September 1, 2019
Going Deep Off The Grid
The stupid things we believe about theology. My decision to choose God's salvation does not determine my salvation any more than God's foreknowledge of my salvation determines my salvation. I don't have the authority to "accept" Christ. My only option is surrender...and receive Christ. My thoughts on being a Calvinist vs. Reformed. To read a great resource on this topic, check out Trouble With The Tulip by Frank S. Page. (Theme song courtesy of Randy Stonehill; "It's A Great Big Stupid World". Copyright © 1992 Stonehillian Music/Word Music/Twitchin' Vibes Music/ASCAP.)
26:39
August 26, 2019
Everyone Has Their Own Stupid World
Grandma comes to stay....? (Theme song courtesy of Randy Stonehill; "It's A Great Big Stupid  World". Copyright © 1992 Stonehillian Music/Word Music/Twitchin' Vibes  Music/ASCAP)
12:21
August 21, 2019
Radio Is Broke So Do A Podcast
My first attempt at this podcast thingy. (Theme song courtesy of Randy Stonehill; "It's A Great Big Stupid World". Copyright © 1992 Stonehillian Music/Word Music/Twitchin' Vibes Music/ASCAP.)
06:24
August 20, 2019