Wednesday, October 24, 2007

A New York DJ In Connecticut's Court




Politicians in Connecticut are insane. No, really.

I don't know how the Nutmeg State survived the events described in this New York Times article, dated June 18, 1992. I'll let the opening paragraph speak for itself.


"On cue: three, two, one . . . Welcome once again everybody to "Weicker in the Morning," where wacky, caustic morning deejay Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr. interviews New York radio jock Don Imus, who is pretending to be Governor of Connecticut for a day..."

My favorite line: "Mr. Imus...chafed that he didn't have "real power" because he couldn't execute any death-row inmates, or even taunt them on the telephone about the fall television lineup that they won't be able to see."

If you want to read more about "Imus, Rex, Gubernator per diem," click here.

9 comments:

Al said...

cool...back in the days when Imus was simply called a New York radio jock....
Then, I-Man became famous...and powerful...

And now they call him all kinds of nasty names, like shock-jock and foul-mouthed...ha

and through it all, Don Imus continues to be Don Imus...

(at least we hope he continues to be the same ole Don Imus)

Al said...

More positive news about Don Imus...

From the Wall Street Journal this morning...

April - June 30th, CBS Radio revenue fell 11% and operating income fell 18%...

CBS Radio definitely taking a big hit in the WALLET...lol

CollegeGirl said...

Al, that CBS thing is hilarious. Thanks a lot. :-)

And I love this article because it goes to show you the influence of this guy. This was not some ordinary morning zoo show - it actually influenced and impacted people.

Laree said...

College Girl,

The Death penalty humor isn't new, in fact I was reading this yesterday, on the Onion..I have been reading the Onion for years online. It was started by some Catholics in Wisconsin? I think it got sold...anyway Bernard McGuirk, kind of Catholics.

The Onion is funny.

http://www.theonion.com/content/news/lethal_injection_ban_leads_to_rise

laree said...

College Girl,

They are the kind of Catholics you would feel safe leaving your kids with...except they wouldn't do a very good job watching them.

Floridian: Peeling the Onion
... at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where the Onion was founded in 1988. ... A couple of the writers were raised as Catholics but are no longer religious. ...www.sptimes.com/2005/04/12/Floridian/Peeling_the_Onion.shtml - 70k -

CollegeGirl said...

Thanks for the info on the Onion, Laree. I enjoy the magazine but I did not know its history.

Incidentally, I'm Catholic. While that may keep me from watching people's children, it hopefully makes me creative enough to run this website.

Al said...

Don Imus, in the words of Mel Karmazin, "makes you a lot of money"...

Those dopes at CBS...lol...there's also a big shakeup going on over there in the Advertising, Marketing and Sales departments of CBS Radio, because, gee....the people there don't know what they're doing...

Hmmm...imagine that...

laree said...

College Girl,

I was trying to subtlely, take a swipe at some of the defrocked catholic clergy.

CollegeGirl said...

OK, Ree, I see what you mean now. No harm done. :-)