Sunday, June 21, 2009

Bylines

This article definitely has a unique one.

22 comments:

dee said...

Well, they're back.

The Godfather was awesome - absolutely hilarious.

Anonymous said...

The article was funnier than the shows have been.

dee said...

OK, here's what needs to be done to fix the show - get rid of Imus and have Bernie as host. Imus is now such a mean-spirited old bastard that I just hit the mute button when he starts his tirades (which is every 10 seconds). It's like he's trying to destroy his own show.

DL said...

Greetings from NJ. Happy to find this "not another Imus Blog".

I'm sad though. Been a listener of this show for over 20 years, however, in my view it pretty much sucks. Very tired format and I think Imus is just going through the motons. He needs to somehow reinvent the show and himself.

The Charles thing is lame, the prostate thing is beyond tedious and Karith and Tony are well, mostly not funny. Rob's stuff is occasionally funny, but it's mostly old stuff with no imagination. It's like they keep hoping to find the magic of the WFAN days, but sadly those days are long gone.

Listening today to Imus rip Karith and Tony for not being funny. Imus needs to realize he's the problem, not them or Rob or Charles.

Bernie would be a good host. At least he has the energy for it. Love when he subs.

Anyhow, just my thoughts.

CG said...

Thanks, guys...


I think Bernie would be great; I've always enjoyed it when he's hosted. (And I could be the only one who thinks this, but I usually don't mind when the show is "The Cavaliers minus Lebron James." The show shines when there's ensemble participation, and that's true even when they're missing their most critical member. Sometimes they're at their best when they're just hanging out discussing stuff.)

dee said...

Yes, they're all funnier in a relaxed environment when they're just discussing things and zinging one-liners. NOBODY could be funny in the current hostile environment. Of course with Bernie at the helm someone would probably say something to get the show canceled, but we would all have a lot of fun until then.

keyboard.jockey said...

I don't think the recent boycott of Letterman advertisers helped, it just remind them of what happened to them. Although in Letterman's case he will ride it out - no doubt. But I think Hillbuzz came away with some souvenirs (I boycotted David Letterman's Late Show, and all I got was 3 of his sponsors to drop him so far t-shirt...)GRIN.

keyboard.jockey said...

Rob is so funny. Was Imus skrewing with him on purpose this morning?

Perez Hilton on Imus in the Morning Yipee Ki yay M Fer ;)

http://www.wabcradio.com/Article.asp?id=1384090&spid=22807

Al said...

It's Imus in the Morning LITE!

sad, indeed...


All I gotta say is thank god for the Satellite radio music channels!

Juan Morecow said...

If your radio sounds pathetic in the morning, you're listening to Imus In The Morning.

Queenpat said...

I have web radio and WCBS880. I'm sorry Rob is out because outside the porn letters that McCord read today, the show is "Pale and Blandish" to paraphrase a FauxNooz slogan. Imus quit being funny years ago and his health issues are not helping. He no longer knows what is funny. Bernie needs to be host becuase the days he was, whne Imus was out, were bright, funny and pretty wild, while Bernie kept things in check.

dee said...

Much lighter mood today - maybe Iman took a prozac or maybe Deidre hit him upside the head, but it's an improvement.

It helps that the Gov handed them material on a silver platter. I think Bill Clinton should appear to offer Sanford his wise counsel :)

Pizza out!

keyboard.jockey said...

Charles McCord reads steamy emails and Red State Update..."Hiking the Appalachian Trail" and Updates.

http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/2009/06/red-state-update-hiking-appalachian.html

Juan Morecow said...

Imus showed a bit of his old spark this morning when he interrupted Charles reading of the steamy emails to say, "Wait 'til I take off my pants."

And don't you think the Gov may be thanking Michael Jackson for diverting the news trucks to the west coast for a few days.

DL said...

Sigh.....

I guess I'm just tired of Imus and time to move on. If I hear one more prostate cancer reference....

Also tired of the Ranch. Don't know how everyone else feels, but if you do the math that's an amazing amount of donated money per child. Incredible. I've never donated a penny and won't. Well that's not totally true. Bought tickets to see his return which I guess went to the ranch.

My wife and I support an organization here in NJ called The Valerie Fund. Does a hell of a lot more per kid with far less bucks.

Just my thoughts.........

CG said...

My apologies, everyone...I was out of town this weekend and just now observed the little troll that visited the site this morning. You regulars on this site are awesome and civilized, so I'm fortunate in that I rarely have to employ my bouncer skillz. :)

CG said...

I'll bet that almost every philandering politician would immediately end the affair after imagining Charles reading their love notes on the air...he certainly has a gift for it.

Also, speaking of reading aloud adulterous love letters, I think that Charles had a much more nuanced delivery than this guy:

http://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=Y9KyBdPeKHg

DL said...

Did I hear this right? Just listening casually this morning and could have sworn I heard Imus mention a daughter. Was during the book interview. Something about her teaching at Cornell University.

If I did hear that it would be the first time I've ever heard him mention either of the two daughters he had by his first marriage.

Mike said...

DL - I heard him mention one of his daughters off the cuff as well a couple of months ago. Interesting that we never hear about her regularly on the show...

CG said...

That's interesting about his daughter...and if she's teaching at Cornell, good for her. Not everyone is smart enough to do that.

So I checked Drudge and saw a photo of Rev. Al grinding some woman on the dance floor...during a Michael Jackson tribute. Ultra classy. I would've posted it, but sadly I can't find the source - which is too bad, because it made me laugh. :)

(Incidentally, even though Michael Jackson was incredibly talented, I think I was more distraught over the death of Billy Mays. Or, as he called himself, "BILLY MAYS.")

Fake Cardinal Egan, bejeez. said...

http://www.drudgereport.com/reval.jpg

CG said...

Thanks, Lenny! :)