*Joan Lunden and her senior-care ads which have made a noble cause into an instant tune-out factor.
*The new rock and roll/country 800-Kars-For-Kids jingles--call the cops, quick!
*Anchors who say, "Thank You", after the sports guy or weather guy are done with their report--how about smiling and moving forward. It's their job!, don't thank them. Just go back and read the next story.
*MOS actualities from Walnut Creek, Burlingame, Pleasanton, and other designated White people-mixed with token minority zones. For once, how about getting a man on the street in Richmond. Wait, too many black people.
*The radio schmucks who insert, "we'll talk about that ...on the other side." On the other side? How about, "when we get back we 'll do this or interview him/her?" How did this crappy, "On the other side" enter the lexicon? It's called pretentious and lazy. It's a slick way to act cool and it's as annoying as all hell. STOP IT!
*Grown men, even frat boys who insist on uttering "dude" every minute. In addition to the fact only morons in their 40's call one another dude, it's highly irritating and gruesome verbal manslaughter. Dudes is barely passable at college fraternity houses where they chug 20 vats of beer every weekend. At least they have an excuse, dude!
*Guys in their 40's who use their sound board on radio as a sexual metaphor --(psst, the password is: masturbation).
*Weather labs on TV News: about as worthy as fog in the Sunset in July.
*"Investigative Units": By definition shouldn't ALL reporters be investigating? Never mind.
*"World Cup fever in US": Please, just spare me, said a million times that WC fever in the US is for yuppies who don't watch sports like American football, baseball, basketball and another excuse to get hammered during the week in Summer. I know about the ratings but then why hasn't soccer been successful here in the states? Because it's a BORE, there, I said it! Kick me.
*All the "Insiders." Oh, don't get me started.
*Cheryl Jennings: Here I was told she was a nice woman. Yo, Cheryl, you have NO personality. And it wasn't me who made the decision to say, "bye-bye" in December.
*Spencer Christian: See above.
*Live shots at SF bars with the drunk yuppies after the World Cup, (like Sunday night after the final). BORING and LOUD and STUUUUUUPID! ANNOYING TOO!
*Tom Raponi, ex-GM, KTVU and Boy Wonder, Lee Rosenthal, soon to be ex-ND, KTVU: Good riddance. By the way, Boston can hardly wait for ya! Like cockroach excrement. Enjoy the nice winters.
*Jacqueline Bennett: KRON Weather: Hey, Jacky, you're in a nice market making decent money and doing a job without lifting and lots of guys love you. RELAX!, have fun, SMILE, cheer up girl! There's a fucking war going on in many places on the planet, people are being tortured, you know, real important LIFE stuff, take a deep breath and ENJOY yourself, chill!
*Aaron Pero: Oh, man, I thought I had issues.
*Me: I'm getting annoyed at myself thinking about the amount of superficial assholes in this market I've written about--be lucky you're even acknowledged. Half the people don't really give a shit to tell you the truth, although they confide in me, go figure. (Well, at least some do.)
*Allison Janney: Go take your Kaiser ads and please, chicky girl, shut up already. There's your happy ending.
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