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Every Friday on Dana Wessel answers your questions. Music, sports, pop culture, whatever you want. Have a question? You can tweet them to @DanaWessel or email him at

Hi guys! Couple quick things before we get started….

  • Wanna go to a soccer match with me? Spurs play AC Milan next Tuesday at US Bank Stadium in the International Champions Cup. I have an entire row of tickets and I want you to come with. Here are all the details about how you can #GoWithDana.
  • Yes, to those of you with a keen ear Ben, Giselle and myself have been off this week and been replaying some of our favorite moments from the past. Ben got married last Saturday and is on his honeymoon so Giselle and I decided it would be a good time for all three of us to take a much-needed breather. I have caught up on sleep and have actually gotten to do crazy things like take my wife out on weeknight dates since I haven’t had  to wake up in the middle of the night. Ben, Dana and Giselle will be back, freshly rested, and better than ever (OK, that last part might be a bit of an exaggeration, let’s be honest) on Tuesday.

Q: If you could vandalize one Hollywood Walk of Fame star besides Trumps who would you pick? – Liz

Did you know there are over 2,600 Hollywood Walk of Fame stars? That is insane. I thought it was much more selective than that. No wonder even President Umpa Lumpa has one.

I think I would pick somebody very famous and beloved like Tom Hanks. Then I would never explain why I did it and just be super cryptic about it.

“I don’t get it. Why would you vandalize Tom Hanks’ star? He is an American treasure.”

“He knows what he did.” **Long, slow drag from a cigarette** “He knows what he did….”

Q: What would the first thing you’d do if you were President? – Christy

Narrowing it down to just one is tough. Here are some things I’d look to accomplish in the first 36-hours.

  • Call Putin, fart into the phone as soon as he answers, immediately hang up, then have the official call transcript sent to every media outlet.
  • Have the Aggro Crag from GUTS rebuilt on the south lawn of the White House
  • Invite Chris Pratt to the White House. Not for a job or a visit or anything. Just to live there and be my friend. He can have the Lincoln Bedroom.
  • Find the stash of tall boys that Biden left behind in the White House.

Q: What is your official stance on wearing the t-shirt of the band you are seeing to the concert? – Jake

I am all for it. Why the hell not? Concert t-shirts are expensive as sh*t, when else would you wear them? I have never gotten this logic. You wear the jersey of your favorite sports team to the stadium, so why not wear the t-shirt to the concert? Let everyone know you’re a fan. That’s what music is all about.

It is such stupid hipster-logic. Don’t listen to people who say you shouldn’t wear the shirt. In fact, don’t listen to anybody who tells you how to be a fan or how to support art that you are passionate about. Do it on your terms. I am the type of person that looks up setlists, wants to get as close as possible, and fanboy out like crazy at shows of bands I love. Wanna wear the shirt? Wear the shirt. Wanna paint your face? Paint your damn face. Wanna lineup outside the venue 24-hours in advance so you can get on the rail? Do it. And don’t let anyone try to bring you down for it.

Besides, the “oh, only losers wear the band shirt to the concert” crowd will be the joyless stooges standing in the back, sipping a craft beer, muttering to their friends between songs about how the band was so much cooler before they “sold out and totally changed their sound.” I dunno about you, but being the superfan up front sounds like a hell of a lot more fun than that.

Q: I just saw the trailer for I Am Paul Walker, how many minutes into the show before you cry? For reference, I cried at the trailer. – Joel

Here is the trailer for those who haven’t seen it. I Am Paul Walker is a documentary that comes out next month.

Yeah, I am with you, Joel. I got a little emotional there. Walker was such a good guy who did so much for so many. A lot of people may not know this, but he was more than just a good looking dude who made movies. He ran a charity (that is still active today) called Reach Out Worldwide that would help countries in need after national disaster. This wasn’t just a PR move or a charity with his name attached. Homeboy would have boots on the ground himself helping out anyway he could. Paul Walker was a great man.

I often times get my chops busted for my love of Paul and the Fast movies. I get it. They aren’t for everyone. They are over-the-top. But damn have those movies brought me a lot of joy in my life, especially during stages of my life when joyful times were in short supply. Those movies and Paul’s character mean a lot to me. I can’t wait to watch this documentary and will have plenty of tissues ready.

Q: What’s the worst part 3 in film history? #AskWessel – Josh

LOVE this question. So many options. I don’t even know where to start or if I can narrow it down to just one. It seems the Godfather III is the consensus answer to this question but I have never seen it. Or the first two Godfather movies. Yes, I know. Flame away. Here are the top three for me:

  • Matrix Revolutions – Just a horrible movie that makes no GD sense. Anybody who claims to understand what is going on in the third Matrix is lying.
  • Batman Forever – This was one of those movies that I could even tell was a pile of crap when I saw at age 11. I didn’t need the benefit of hindsight and maturation to know it was trash.
  • Whatever the hell the name of the third Pirates of the Caribbean movie was – I saw it on a date and hated it so much that I am not gonna bother looking the name. It was probably like Pirates of the Caribbean: A Nearly Three-Hour Pile of Trash.

This is a fun topic and would love for other people to weigh in on. I am sure there are some I am forgetting. But just know that if you say Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift belongs on this list I am going to show up at your work and demand you buy me a hot chocolate and apologize.

Q: What cities do you have saved on your weather app, and why? Don’t know about you, but I still check the temperature in Kihei, Hawaii, just to remind myself of a crazy fun week I spent there in 2009. And also Seville, where a woman I knew at a previous job is from, even though I haven’t seen her in 15 years. – Phil

Whoa. I had never thought to do this but this is actually an interesting idea. I just added London because one of my best friends just moved there and Fiji just because it will be helpful once it starts snowing.

My biggest #OneQuirk when it comes to phones was the 2010 World Cup app. I refused to delete that baby. I think I had it until close to the 2014 World Cup when ESPN finally just deleted it and I wasn’t able to re-download it. That was a dark day. RIP World Cup 2010 app. We had a lot of fun.

Alright, that’ll do it for this week. Let’s all raise a tall glass of orange juice and toast to the weekend!! Back on the air Tuesday. Talk to you then. Keep your questions coming for Ask Wessel next Tuesday.

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