A massive heat wave hits the Bay Area this weekend and the weather people are all having orgasms --they live for this! Roberta is positively GIDDY Friday morning on KCBS (nothing more news savvy than to inform us of the weather for tonight at the Coliseum--"bring a coat though and 'Go A's!'" Ouy Vey, Gag me)
Meanwhile, the "Weather AUTHORITY!" folks at KTVU are going gonzo! Bill Martin over/under on "off-shore breeze" is at 5 right now. I've got the over.
*Colin Kaepernick is on the cover of Time Magazine. OK, my question: how many of you still read magazines?
*Kaepernick's missive has elevated the subject matter on sports talk-radio right? No, just further exposed the idiocy of those working in the toy dept. trying to converse about something way above their pay grade.
That's why they don't talk much about OTA's on NPR.
*In order to be funny you have to have the audience buy in, number one. Second, to actually be funny you yourself have to be funny! It's really kind of obvious. I now give you Exhibit A, Armstrong and Getty Radio Show, or as I would say, the Velveeta Cheese of Branson, Missouri currently pooping up Bay Area AM radio and beyond.
I've tried all-get-go to listen to these Sacramento-based hacks and I still cannot fathom their brand of humor, it sounds straight out of some Wonder Bread fondue with an extra scoop of mayonnaise --how did these guys con their way onto terrestrial radio? Wait a minute, perfect spot for the gruesome twosome.
*Sacramento, Velveeta Cheese, Wonder Bread, Mayonnaise, Branson, and Armstrong and Getty, it has a certain symmetry.
*It used to be Darya Folsom is so bad she's good, now it's really Darya is so bad, she's bad. And the crumbs are falling off the doughnuts so there's really nothing there now.
*Speaking of KRON, a whole bunch of guys in dark suits marched into the building the other day to take inventory.
They were not there talking about chili recipes and a certain guy's Bentley.
*Brittany Shipp Update: Any day now Ell-Lay is calling. I knew that was coming any day because Shipp can really do her gig without certain distractions and won't take any shit from the Tenderloin guy.
*The short guy boss in the KRON newsroom is shouting again which is precisely why there's such a thing as short-guy syndrome.
Maybe he's a little nervous now.
*Just what the hell is "Weather Authority"--are we talking like the Weather Fuhrer? I give up.
*I'm not a betting man but if I could I would bet the house that the Foxies over there at KTVU are exploring ways, really now, to figure out a way to eject Tom Vacar.
Remember, as I've said, Vacar still wants the gig and more ominously for KTVU, he's a loyah. *I remember the good old days when talk-radio callers were actually intelligent and asked reasonable questions and engaged with the host.
Now the host uses callers (those that actually still take calls) as tools and belittles them; shames them really. And then laughs about it.
Which is one of the reasons why John Rothmann is so damn good. Listen to the dialogue on radio when Rothmann interacts with callers. The host dictates the type of call they get; if a moron is hosting then morons call. If there's, god forbid, intelligent conversation and respect for one another and not morning zoo-like histrionics, there's hope then.
*God, I thought I really had a bad life until I watched CNN the other day. Poppy Harlow. Really? Where did they find this nitwit? Oh wait, never mind.
*Speaking of Morning Zoo, we bring you the KSFO Morning Show which used to posses reasonable entertainment even if the politics were not your flavor, now it's just morphed into fart sounds and cow moos. Just wonderful guys, all we need is a few circus rings.
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