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Duffman

...and Dori is laughing all the way to the bank. I'm sure he loves that this blog would pay so much attention to him. He truly is the King of talk radio in this town.

drool

He talked about it on the air a long time ago. He got his teeth straightened. In fact I think he was pimping for the guy that did it.

storsie

As I have pointed about before, there are numerous mysteries surrounding this man, such as his Ballard upbringing and Virgina accent, and his unexplained change from moderate to extreme conservative.

Why would a radio host want plastic surgery? The swirl of mysteries make sense if we suppose he is an undercover operative. These operatives are known to undergo plastic surgery like you and I buy a new jacket.

Emphyrio

I've always marveled at Dori's Jeff Spicoli/Sylvester the Cat enunciation.

Guess it wasn't his crooked teeth, but habit.

Dana

"his unexplained change from moderate to extreme conservative."

Brain damage.

He may be laughing all the way to the bank but he's ugly all the time.

wutitiz

Also mysterious is Dori's strange magnetism here. For example, Hannity was mentioned in the post. I don't rememeber one poster talking about Hannity, ever.

Nary a thread goes by without heated comments about Dori. How does he do that? Mind control via radio waves??

Duffman

Remember, we are all enhancing his career by talking about him. His goal: be loved or hated...just don't be ignored.

coiler

I'm glad they fixed his labia.

sparky

heh...unfortunately the labiosusness is not the problem...its what comes out of them.

Andy

Another startling Blatherwatch expose.
Dori was always a funny-looking little critter, I think his new facial dress for success is why he finally made it as King of Seattle Talk Radio. Maybe Goldy should have gotten a hairpiece.

biggie

Thanks Mike, this is important work.

gk91

Goldy needed a voice transplant or some voice lessons. He was unlistenable.

Bryan Styble

Mr. Munson's perfectly-fine face is perfectly irreverent to the quality of his [often-traumatic] broadcasts. Obviously.

Oh, and this "issue" of physical looks and newstalk radio happens to be covered in new my critique of martha Washington's radio work:

www.RadioarctiveSeattle.blogspot.com

DT

In one picture it looks like he's in mid-pronunciation, and in the other, he's smiling. So you can't really compare the two. They are two different expressions.

I think this is one post that reflects more on BM's obsession with Monson, than it does on Monson himself.

sarge

Don't click on Styble's name above if you're at work! The weird little guy is trying to load up this site with porn.

psycho

the guy's got a face for radio and a voice for newsprint.

psycho

the guy's got a face for radio and a voice for newsprint.

Dana

>>his unexplained change from moderate to extreme onservative.<<

Two words: brain damage

Dana

Oops, double post. (At least I'm consistent.)

Bryan Styble

Sorry folks, but I've absolutely no idea why clicking on my name on the above posting directs you to, of all things, Thai porn. (Of all the varieties of foreign sexual content that I suspect is available on the Internet here in the 21st Century, it so happens that Thai would be, ahem, WAYYYYYYY down on my personal list of preferences for ethnic pornography.)

I'm sure many BW readers suspect I'm somehow trying to long-distance undermine BW with cyber technology, but I'm not. I wouldn't desire to do that even if I HAD such know-how.

Which of course I don't. Anyone who knows me personally knows I wouldn't know where to begin to "hack"; huck, I don't even understand the procedure for making a posting without revealing my name. But that's fine, because I have zero interest in the cowardly habit of anonimous posting, which seems about the only way anyone other than me and Mr. Hood is willing to post hereon.

So while I'd be more than happy to apolagize for hacking (or whatever it precisely was that was done to corrupt that posting) this site and inconvenienceing (or worse) y'all...I can't, because I simply didn't do it.

What I DO need to apologize for is not catching the typo in my URL in the above posting regarding my Laura Ingraham Show essay. It of course should have read:

www.RadioactiveSeattle.dogspot.com

Sincerely,
BRYAN STYBLE/Seattle

Bryan Styble

Hate to double-dip here--really!--but I just now noticed that that corrupted posting wasn't merely corrupted in the poster's-name field:

my essay concerns Laura Ingraham's show and the supposed "looks" issue in stalking radio, not Jefferson Washington's. Of course.

www.RadioactiveSettle.blogspot.com

BeeBee

Jeez MH, what is this obsession with Dori? Let's face it, most people have a face (or body) for radio and they get work done all the time, for personal reasons only. To suggest otherwise of Dori or to make fun of him seems more like school yard bullying than any kind of critique. Your little article certainly wasn't funny. I usually enjoy reading you but this was stupid and frankly, childish.

Loozertarian

Yes, it is stupid and frankly childish to introduce an occasional element of innocent silliness into what should always be a ponderously heavy and grim opinion forum. I am hanging my head in shame for having been so juvenile as to chuckle at the thought of a man like Dori Monson, who oozes humble dignity and maturity from every pore, engaging in an act of tawdry vanity. Shame on my wretched hellbound soul; I probably deserve to die.

joanie

One of your best, Michael. Thanks for the laughs. Poor Dori. So deserving of sympathy - not.

All art is garbage. Dori Monson

Loozertarian

Did he actually say that? Dang! That boy belongs in a trailer park.

BeeBee

loozertariana-

MH had the same "stupid" and "childish" bent as he dug and dug and Mike Webb under the so-called cover of an "occasional element of innocent silliness..."

I hated Mike Webb's points of view, but I didn't find MH's harangues about him funny either.

I guess I erred in getting used to the new and more "witty" paragraphs from BlatherWatch over these last few months. It must be that the "cheap shots" are just easier.

bunyip

He's always reminded me of a Pug-to-human transmogrification that isn't quite finished.

sparky

omg Pug-to-human! rofl

thothman

Dori Monson, the self described king of Seattle talk radio wears a gutter helmet for a crown.

Drew

Is this what Bush was referring to when he talked about "human-animal hybrids"?

Mikey

Hahaha, good one coil.

Dentist Lakeland

The baby in the picture was cute! He looks like bugs bunny. His parents must be proud of him. Thanks for the post.

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