"DUDE!" --"Dude!" --Hey, wait a minute, dude!"
The KNBR Morning Show is quarterbacked by two primary players--actually, a couple of frat boys who mix 16,000 various pop culture references around Giants talk, 49ers chatter and Warriors wraps. It's ho-hum, morning zoo standard faire with the usual noise (lots of sound drops) traffic reports, sports updates and the like.
Oh, and hosts Brian Murphy and "Paulie Mac" (the guy with the fake NJ accent) penchant to utter the word, "dude" every 10 seconds. I had a lot of time on my hands Tuesday morning so I counted out loud every time I heard dude. From 5 AM until just before 6, "dude" was used 64 times. I may be off a dude or two but at worst, 60 utterances of DUDE is a major bummer to me. You too.
Moreover, who the hell says dude anymore? Let alone guys in their late 40's with some grown children. It would be easy to cast off the overuse of dude as just lazy behavior by two banal radio guys only Murphy, a former sportswriter for the Chronicle and Examiner, should know better.
DUDE, get off my lawn and reinvigorate your vocabulary. Brian, between, dude, your 17,999 UCLA and pop culture remarks, dude, couldn't you just be a little more creative? Seriously, DUDE!