WECLOME TO THE SF BAY AREA: Land of some people with no sense of humor.
Remember, they stop on the freeway to see the bodies--they're not looking for roses.
*If what I'm hearing is half-accurate, then KQED is in one of their KQED modes which doesn't bode well for the rank and file.
*The Chronicle is all gaga over their BART-has-dummy-surveillance cameras. A good story. For about a day. Not two weeks.
*Even grumpy old Chester at Tommy's thought the relationship/affair post was funny, so there.
*If all I were to write about was the crappy media here then I'd really be down in the dumps so an occasional romp through the woods is OK. And don't be so damn PC, 'yall, this isn't Salt Lake City. Yet.
*Between the Julia Child voice at KGO-TV; the relentless divas at KRON and KTVU and the pompous Frank, we've got a doozy here in the 415 and 510.
*Today on Facebook, Somerville will post a picture of two garden snails making out in a Marin backyard. Then he'll say "Folks, this is why we live here--the love and value..." Or something like that, and a thousand sycophants will tell Frank how much they care. (Pass the barf bag)
*Trust me, don't bullshit a bullshitter.
*I'm sure if Willie Brown became embroiled in some sort of investigation, the Chronicle would cover it without the slightest bias. Sure, pass me some of your Powerball winnings.
*The same people who get pissed off and riled up by a blogger's innocuous rant are the same people who probably watch Wheel of Fortune.
*KRON: yeah, of course that new weather hire has LA roots so she'll be down and out to the 310 sometime sooner or later.
*KPIX: Did they run a Super Bowl promo? I haven't seen one in 5 minutes.
*You know, KTVU has new promos of anchors with black grease under their eyes. I don't know if they can talk like a pirate though.
*FOX is to O and O news operations what the Academy is to Olivia Munn.
*Speaking of which you know everyone's gonna watch Chris Rock's opening monologue where he'll hit it out of the park.
*30 years since the debut of Sylvia Chase at the old KRON. Damn, time flies. About the last time that KRON was relevant, thanks Herb Dudnick.
*Or, the last time Lee Housekeeper took out his wallet.
*Housekeeper, the only person who reads Leah Garchick. Well, OK, Jerry Nachman too.
*Leah had a busy week; the luncheon at the Marin Social Club; chocolate candy at Charlotte Shultz' place in the Marina and a bowl of soup at Pickwick. That's about 12 columns right there.
*Ronnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn Lowenstein Owens had a HUGE ORGASM today: the GADGET MAN was on. Gadgets and Copie, Mr. Softie has the life.
*THIS JUST IN: Frank Somerville has posted a picture of a woman in Cleveland who can simultaneously make love and water her tulips. Now that is real and s.p.e.c.i.a.l.
*Bill Martin: "I never met a weather tease I didn't like." Right, Pechner?
*Allen Martin: Every woman's first husband.
*I go the barber every few weeks because I don't like hair, I like the bald look. So, attention, Frank and your amen corner, the bald attacks don't work. Get your 415 Media info straight boys and girls.
*If calling out the prima donnas in this market and exposing their insecurities is my gig, I'm all for it because I know all about insecurity and ego.
*Reggie Aqui: yeah, now there's a real TV guy.
*Jason Middleton: Ronnnnnn's radio bitch. (Sucky, sucky). Middleton: where you go to buy brown toilet paper on Battery and Broadway.
*95.7 FM "The Game": No ratings but corporate is profitable; KNBR: ratings but corporate almost nearing bankruptcy --the radio Titanic.
*KNBR drinking game: every time Murph and Mac say "dude": punch drunk.
*Jan Wahl: She'll never host a financial show.
*Hey Ronnnnnnnnnn, tell us about your first experience with a gadget!
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