~ Paging Dr. Freud... We kid you not, dept: "Super Tuber,"is reportedly Sen. Larry Craig's favorite recipe: “Wash and dry potato. Rub with shortening or butter. With an apple corer or small knife, core out the potato center (end to end). Shove hot dog through the center. Bake until potato is cooked through.” (emphasis ours)
Craig writes, “Super Tuber is a great snack that uses one of my favorite vegetables: the Idaho potato. Of course, I suppose any type of potato could be used, but I cannot guarantee that a Super Tuber made with anything but a true Idaho potato would taste as good."
Big little shit: Dori Monson (KIRO m-f, 12-3p) opened his Tuesday program after David Goldstein (Sundays, 7-10p) had been filling for Dave Ross by saying "these headphones wreak of liberal." He's known as the King of KIRO these days, and let's just say, he's not gained many new friends around the Eastlake talk shop. He's gained power lately after a good ratings book, and performing tricks for the new management; we hear he brags privately how privy he is to management decisions, and insinuates that because he has PD Rod Arquette's ear, that he somehow has clout enough that people should respect him. Dori,reportedly only 5'9", is known by his Mountlake Terrace neighbors as "short shit." (Dori is not gay, btw, never has been gay- the fellatio he performs is opportunistically metaphoric).
~ No movement on that promise by Bonneville to have a new format and host for the 7-10p slot on KIRO's on weeknights by September. They're advertising in the trades for the position, but apparently there's been a glitch. We're thinkin' maybe Dori could fit in there too.
~ We keep hearing that Fisher Broadcasting will reformat KVI. Hard to believe that they'd give up the conservative talk format they helped pioneer, but that's what we hear. Latest rumor: They'll dump it and and simulcast top-40 sister station: KPLZ-FM (Star 101.5) until they can figure out something better to do with it that doesn't have so much overhead.
~ They can smear it on but they can't take it, dep't. Is all
this repetitious horror about Rush Limbaugh calling troops who protest
the war "phony soldiers," good for talk radio? Rushbone thinks so- he
wouldn't be rehashing it for a week if it weren't, at least good for
his ratings. they love to be victims, these righties- but they better
watch out, The Great Umbrage Movement can come from the southpaws, too.
and talk radio could slip even more as the asshole factor of these
bombastic talkers is made clearer to the public. General Wesley Clark,
a "phony soldier" shat up on many times by Big Pants, writes in the Huffington Post:
“It’s time to put real pressure on Rush Limbaugh. His show is broadcast
on Armed Forces Radio, and this time we are going to go straight to the
lifeblood of Rush’s show — Congress. Congress has the power to remove
Rush Limbaugh from Armed Forces Radio, and it won’t be as easy for
elected officials to ignore our call.”
~ The shocked, shocked troops ganged up on poor talk host Michael Savage this week. All 11 members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted for a resolution condemning Michael Savage for a comment he made on his show in July as being "symbolic of hatred and racism." Speaking about some students involved in a local fast last summer to urge Congress to pass an immigration reform bill, Savage said the demonstrators should "fast until they starve to death."
~ Our favorite Republican:
Now that she's free from the tight strictures of motherhood, maybe
Britney Spears can take some time to work for Republicans in the 2008. Spears, Sept. 2003:
"Honestly, I think we should just trust our president in every decision
he makes and should just support that, you know, and be faithful in
~ Hoping to make a "I Have a Scream," Howard Dean crash of the Hillary campaign, talk hosts all over America- Hannity, Limbaugh, Beck, Levin, Billo- are playing and replaying the Hillary cackle. Apparently it hasn't stuck yet: Hillary just seems to keep going no matter what they throw at her. Now she's passed Guiliani in the polls- he's the one who was supposed to be the only one who could drive a stake through her dark heart.