And another involving a mother who smoked marijuana, put her baby son on the roof of her car in his carseat, and then drove off after forgetting about him. She didn't even stop when the carseat fell off the car (fortunately, her son was not hurt).
Hell, anytime his dislike of kids comes up, it will lead in to a story involving appalling negligence and/or abuse.
Don't insult or hurt his friends. Nash will not be happy.
Eddie Van Halen's Franken-Strat. Nash doesn't deny that Van Halen is a god of guitar-playing, but Van Halen's butchered a few guitars over the years, something that tends to make Nash pretty damn annoyed.
"Hey kids, I'm Nash and I couldn't make this shit up if I tried." (opening line)
"This is Nash, saying that if I have to hurt, so does everyone else." (closing line)
"Looks like this is the part where I elaborate." Lead-in for the animated intros.
Obviously, "What the fuck is wrong with you?!"
When there's a woman who does something particularly stupid: "The fuck is wrong with you, lady?!"
"This," (picture) "plus this," (another picture) "equals fucking this!" (picture depicting an obvious combination of the preceding pictures)
"Look out, everyone, we've got a DOOOOOUCHEQUAAAAAAAAAKE!"
"Don't be caught standing, when the music stops." (a closing line for one of his other shows, The Musical Chair)
"Each week, Kathryn (and the Radio-Dead-Air-Audience) goes out on the world wide interwebs, finds all sorts of horrible stuff, brings it back here on a segment we like to call "What the Fuck Is Wrong With You?"" (opening line for the live version)
"So, what have we learned this week?"
"I got video!"
"Live, everybody!" (whenever they encounter technical difficulties in the Live show)
He has been known to close his weekly show with "I'll see you next week, same bat-time, same bat-channel. Meanwhile, this is Nash saying stick a stake in me, I'm done!"
From his reviews: "Remember that. It's going to hurt later."
Whenever someone older than about 30 turns up on the show, "[Age], that is, old enough to fucking know better..."
"Are we ready to begin the nonsense?"
Whenever someone makes a bad joke, usually one about him: "Funny."
After a deep inhale "...Alright"
Child Hater: Well Hate is a strong word but he doesn't really care for children. However he gets really upset whenever someone hurts and/or mistreats a child.
Determinator: He will not miss a single week of Radio Dead Air if he can help it. In thirteen years, he's missed less than ten, and one of those still had the show going on with Tara filling in.
Not illness, not sleep deprivation, not his monitor catching on fire, not losing his job, not him breaking up with his girlfriend, not the loss of a friend due to suicide, not going to England, not even the death of his own father will stop him from hosting the show.
Driven to Madness: One of the stories finally made him snap and go on a hammer killing spree while singing "I've Been Working On The Railroad".
Even Riffers Have Standards.: While he will laugh at the idiocy-induced misfortune of others (sometimes quite heartily), as he demonstrated in Episode 31, he has his limits. (Namely, politics, sexual assault and religious stories, as the first and last are prone to starting long-winded arguments and the second is just no.)
Although he still covered it, he was clearly horrified about a news story where a woman attacked her own mother to steal her engagement ring.
Nash: It's your mom! Man, I would beat someone STUPID if they laid a finger on MY mama!
He normally doesn't cover stories where people get hurt, mainly because it's not funny and WTFIWWY isn't America's Funniest Home Videos. He'll make exceptions if the subject of a story didn't get seriously hurt, especially if they hurt themselves in an exceedingly stupid way.
Zig-zagged: It went away the episode after the next episode.
Go Mad from the Revelation: More like Go Made from the rampant Stupidty but it still applies. Nash frequently is a few SAN points lower by the end of the episode from some of the stupid crap people do.
Minor Injury Overreaction: While participating in a NERF war at MAG Fest X in January 2012, Nash became incensed when a fellow player accidentally shot him in the crotch, going so far as to call him out on it during the TGWTG panel. "You shot me in the dick!" became one of the most memorable moments of the con.
Mood-Swinger: Nash can go from fairly calm to hammer-swinging crazy in seconds.
Only Sane Man: Nash is this to not only everybody in the featured news stories, but often also to other characters on the show.
Not only in his own show, but even compared to other hosts on the site.
Rapunzel Hair: It's one of his most notable features. Everybody loves the hair.
Berserk Button: Tara doesn't seem to take kindly to Nash forgetting about the hippo she gave him.
Also, while she is not a mom, she has nieces and nephews that she loves dearly, so stories that involve kids being put in danger piss Tara off right away.
Tara was an art major in college. As such, stories such as that of the Ecce Homo incident strike a nerve with her.
Lately, people smuggling things inside themselves has really started to freak her out.
The Cameo: She's made four appearances on the scripted show: First in a parody of 50s educational videos, second in voice only as an almighty being that lived on a mountain and third on-screen at the beginning of a gaggle of other cameos. A fourth one is now added which explains why she's not on the taped episodes.
Nightmare Face: Every so often, her Skype screws up, giving her a horribly-damaged pixellated face that (in the best case scenario) clears up in a few seconds, or (in the worst case scenario) freezes for a minute until she sorts it out.
Womanchild: She absolutely loves hippos, to the point of of obsession. That being said, she's usually the more level-headed and down-to-earth of the two, and she tends to come up with the more disturbing jokes.
She got her first hippo toy when she was 19, and carried it everywhere.
The Chew Toy: Gets hurt quite a bit during the opening segments.
So much that the TGWTG showrunner might veto many things, but catapulting Stick Boy is acceptable.
Good Eyes, Evil Eyes: During the opening segment, Stick Boy's eyes will sometimes have white rings in them rather than being fully black the way they usually are. This has been used to demonstrate drunkenness, drug use, or even just straight insanity, but it has never meant anything good.
The leader of an unspecified extraterrestrial race's spaceship.
A Form You Are Comfortable With: According to "This Is All Your Fault (The New Batch)", the reason he looks like Nash (other than the obvious) is because his true form is incomprehensible, leading to the viewer's minds to fill in the gaps.
Bizarre Alien Biology: Space Guy has a secondary digestive sac. Also, he can eat LEGOs, and his farts smell like plastic when he does so.
Fellow TGWTG producer, former member of the now-defunct DesuDesBrigade and Nash's former real-life girlfriend. Appeared on the live WTFIWWY and RDA whenever the show was broadcasted from her house, and had regularly appeared on the show when she was still living with Nash. For her tropes, see her page.