Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Trivializing our own Horrible Events; KTVU Weather Fetish; Zouves and Arnold Annoying Voices; Mark Thompson Wants To Come Back to Bay Area; Ronnnnn's Ratings Suck; Game Still Off for 'NightBeat'; Time for another John Lund Dick Joke; Tuesday Scrambled Eggs
When 9/11 happened there was no Twitter or Facebook. Good. Your first reaction might be, well, why so?
Because in the age of social media (a couple of the most cliché-ridden words in the history of the universe) we have done the impossible: we've trivialized our own misery and miserable events, incidents, terrorist attacks, et al.
We don't commiserate anymore. We hashtag. We don't reflect nor take time to let everything sink in, we go the computer and begin posting mostlybullshit on Facebook. You may find that resourceful and a way to vent and show our collective grief. I find it sort of peculiar and nauseating. #Morons.
Don't get me wrong, Facebook and Twitter and some of the other social media sites are valuable ...sometimes. They can hook up friends and be a device to use for locating loves ones in moments of crisis. But as social documents, they suck. They marginalize events in history that deserve more than just a hashtag. C'mon people.
*Part of the problem at KTVU (on the air at least) is the totally absurd amount of weather teases --there's more teases on Channel 2 than at a Broadway strip club. That's an old line but it's true. KTVU, excuse me, Fox2 has a certifiable weather fetish. Five!, count 'em, 5! weather teases on any given night of the "10 O'clock News". And for what? So Bill Martin can give another inaccurate forecast and tell us it's going to rain in ten days? Please.
*Natasha Zouves can read a teleprompter and looks like a TV anchor, that much is clear. But her voice sounds terrible and forced and phony. She and Keba Arnold must have both gone to the University of Annoying Voices.
*Hey, Reggie Aqui, of KGO: if you could just shake your head one more time per minute you'd be a human puppet.
*Mark Thompson, remember him? The old KRON weatherman whose been tonsiling down in Ell-Lay for some time, has been sending his resume to any TV station (minus KRON) that might want to hire him. Mark and Frank Somerville could start up a Bay Area hair plug society.
*Come January 1, 2016 a new morning show on 95. 7 FM (The Game) will debut for those 20 of you that care about a sports show on FM radio in the morning. That should boost their rating to at least a 1.1
*OK, so you've heard this before about a thousand times but I swear it's true: A good ear and eye inside 750 Battery tells me "maaaaajor changes are coming to KGO in January." Bye-bye news (except, probably morning) and hello talk but not the kind of talk most of you are going to like.
*Typical of PIX that they hide their BEST talent on the weekend: like Anne Makovec and Juliette Goodrich, for example.
*How do I know 'NightBeat' is a goner? Well, for one, diva VDLC has told her closest friends the show is el dunno and second, higher-ups way above the 855 Battery pay grade have already begun looking at alternatives. So no matter how much bullshit the PR dept has been telling mainstream trades the show is still on, I'm going with my original post. By the way, the ratings are shitty. Still. GAME OFF!!!
*Hey, Ronnnnnnnnnn Owens apologists? Hate to tell you this AGAIN: he's getting killed by Rush Limbaugh and the KNBR guys from 9-Noon. Not even close but Ronnnnnnnnnn still has the Fresno housewifes named Megan and Courtney.
*Yeah, so I like Savage --clearly the BEST radio entertainer on the air. Pardon my bluntness and, no, Savage hasn't given me a dime. I'd be a multi-millionaire for those who think I take money from the good doctor.
*"The Ronn Owens Studio" --yeah, so Ronnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn. Better question: wonder if he would have allowed the brunette gal in his own studio? Just askin'
*A weekend winner: Sonny Buxton on KCSM.
*KNTV tried to keep Tony Kovaleski --they really did, but the Denver ABC affiliate offer was too good to turn down and Kovaleski used to work in the Rockies so no, he wasn't shown the door.
*TRENDING!! VLDC just flipped her hair curls for the 9,876th time.
*Ama Daetz may do a lot of unnecessary texting and Facebooking, in addition to coming across as a diva to many of her KGO-TV associates, but she's good at reading a teleprompter and has a beautiful face. Plain and simple.
*Once again, some of the on-air folks at KRON have told the GM, Ms. Medina, that they want no business from the sports guy--mainly the weeknight weather lady and the weekend weather guy. He really can't stand him and is willing to put it in writing.
*Speaking of KRON: a great place to work and be involved in TV News journalism --and if you're good at making up fake Twitter accounts and stalking bloggers, you're HIRED!
*Charlie Sheen: I'm just shocked.
*What would KCBS do without Kit Yarrow?
*Weather people masturbation: El Nino mentions.
*John Lund: Time for another penis story because you just so really, really suck.
*Follow me on Twitter because I'm depressed, superficial, and full of myself.