CRAZY WORLD. Bad vibes all around. A nutty political election that seems to have started decades ago with a wildcard loudmouth who says anything and a woman who says we should vote for her because she's a woman. Pass the seltzer.
When it gets too intense, I say eat. Eating cleanses the soul if not your waistline. Grab a good hearty breakfast. I love scrambled eggs with extra-burnt rye toast and cottage potatoes. Fire up another cup of black coffee.
*Friday seems to be the day that brings out the best in local media. The butt heads at KQED celebrate with one of the 5000 managers who make over $250K even though management (as usual) cries poor. "We have to cut the budget, we have to cut the budget!" Why doesn't Michael Krasny ever talk about that on his show. Or is just another obscure Berkeley author opining on climate change. Pass the smelling salts.
*It's not that Stan Bunger at KCBS isn't good, he's just more irritating of late. The on-air scribbling with weather countess, Roberta Gonzales, has become sort of barf-inducing, Stanley --I'd say, a quiet conversation with Robby would be in order.
*So, most of you got Fantasia, some of you didn't, which is why they call it a blog.
*Another reason why Michael Savage gets it: the only media figure in these parts who says there's not one good deli in the Bay Area. When Safeway has the best pastrami there's a problem. And Tommy's Joynt is great Hoffbrau food but it's not a deli.
*The Warriors' beat writer for the Chronicle, if you read the paper, has been noticeably missing from the NBA Finals. His by-line has been reduced to writing sidebars ...a co-worker insists there's noting fishy, I say otherwise.
*A Game 7 for the ages on Sunday in Oakland...the only thing that would be more important is Giants replay.
*Oh, Happy Father's Day for those of you lucky enough to have fathers.
*No, the booze poured for that KGO-TV jerk reporter at Grumpy's wasn't a bad pour --prompting the jerk to place down a dollar tip for a 50-buck tab, no, the guy is just a cheap jerk too.
*Has Michael Bauer ever reviewed a restaurant outside San Francisco and Healdsburg? Napa doesn't count.
*Then again Bauer, at least, isn't a foodie chap.
*For all his on-air greatness and industry respect, Dennis Richmond was quite a dick off the air. I'm reminded of a certain KQED radio host who almost had it out with Richmond at a party when greeting Dennis, Richmond looked over the radio host's head, barely acknowledging him.That story is one of the more kind ones.
*Underrated: Rob Roth.
*Overrated: Amber Lee.
*Underrated: Carolyn Tyler.
*Overrated: Jana Katsuyama.
*I'll repeat this again and again: you would think that the people that run KPIX would reassemble the furniture but they're complete imbeciles.