Saturday, March 27, 2010

Imus at Night

It'll be on Thursday, April 8th; click here for tickets and more info.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Favorite Moments

All right, here's a question that I've never asked before. What are your favorite moments from the program?

It could be anything. Maybe something famous (or not-so-famous) from the past, or maybe something that you hear every day. Whatever you'd like to mention.

And if you can't think of anything off the top of your head - because, hey, we are talking 35+ years of material here - then just list something that made you laugh. Like, "Hey remember that one time when that guy messed up? And everybody laughed at him? Well, that was hott."

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Kiss Me, I'm Imus

Well actually, I'm not, but that's what's happening on March 17th at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square.

Have fun if you go, and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Lost Boys

-I think my new favorite catchphrase is “He’s one taco short of a Happy Meal.”

-I know a lot of people like the “5 Songs of the Week” thing, and this week happened to have a pretty good selection: it was “Doo-Wop Week,” and featured five songs of that genre.

This is 100% coincidence, I’m sure, but two of those songs - The Silhouettes' "Get a Job" and the Del-Vikings' "Come Go With Me" - are featured on one of my favorite soundtracks of all time. It's also the soundtrack to one of the more traumatizing movies I’ve ever seen: Stand By Me.

Why traumatizing? Because of my expectations. Since this is a movie about four young boys on an adventurous journey, I went into this film thinking it would be a fun “childhood adventure movie.” And it is: It’s about sad, jaded adults looking back to that glorious, carefree, innocent childhood of the 50s – back when your abusive family of drunks and killers made you an outcast in small-town America. Or when your superstar quarterback brother was the only family member who ever loved you, but now he’s DEAD, and your parents mourn their far-superior offspring by wishing that you were the one in the coffin. Or when your adored, PTSD-riddled father tries to kill you by holding your face to the hot stove, burns off your ear, and is promptly shipped to the insane asylum. Or when your "friends" all hated you because you were fat, or something, and they barely tolerated your much-loathed presence. Oh, and in the climax they all find a dead kid in the swamp, and everybody screams and cries and freaks out. Crank up the Buddy Holly!

I never quite got the message of this movie. So childhood is much better than being an adult…but…childhood sucked too? I guess? So life is horrible either way? Eraserhead was more uplifting than this film.

The one saving grace of this movie is the villain, who's played by a teenaged Kiefer Sutherland. At that period in his life, Kiefer was, officially, the blondest person in the United States. Seriously. Lots of people have blond hair; Kiefer’s hair was yellow. This slightly unsettling picture barely does it justice, but he looked like he’d gone apple-bobbing in the Crayola “Yellow” vat. Or head-butted a freshly painted school bus. Every time he appeared onscreen I just stared slackjawed, saying, “Wow! His HAIR!” while he ran around stabbing some orphans. It caused a terrific distraction from the tortured kids and dead people and general despair, so, thank you, Mr. Sutherland. It should also be noted that a few years later he again used his versatile, gorgeous locks in a different field, specifically: Vampiric Mullets.

But this is not a blog about vampire mullets; this is a blog about the Imus program. And so the next point will actually be related to the show, and it's about

-Videos. I know that a lot of you like to watch clips of the program online, and if you go to the Video Site, and select "Imus in the Morning" or "Imus Extras" from the menu, then you'll find a lot of fun stuff that usually doesn't make it to Youtube. The only downside is that John McEnroe screams at you a lot between video clips. But that is the price you have to pay for Pig Feets.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

I Don't Care if I Never Get Back

-Rob Bartlett will be performing at the Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH this Saturday, March 13. Tickets and more information can be found here.

-He'll also be at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City next Saturday, March 20. Tickets and more information can be found here.

-The MLB Network will be airing spring training updates on the Imus program. Expect many "fair pole" discussions in the weeks to come.

-Thanks to the reader who posted the news of Craig Crawford resigning from MSNBC. Here's the crazy thing about this story: I would've found it mildly interesting had he just stated the standard, "I had a great time there, I'll miss everybody, it's time to move on and spend time with my family," etc. But no. In the comments of that link above, Mr. Crawford tears into the MSNBC personalities (particularly Chris Matthews) and talks about how much he hated his job. Dude is MAD. And it surprises me, coming from sweet Craig Crawford, too.

So here's hoping he'll be on the Imus program bright and early this week. Now, if we could only get Jack Jacobs...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Walter Winchell of Whoopass

-Alas, Kinky Friedman lost the Democratic nomination for agriculture commissioner on Tuesday.

-Speaking of elections, are there any New York politicians out there who aren't having issues right now? Particularly (but not limited to) the ones on the Imus program? It's a fascinating soap opera to watch, though maybe not so much if you live there.

-Finally, you'd better watch Thursday's show if you know what's good for you, brotherrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.