It's been a rough week. We've scarcely heard more self-assuming, fatuous, condescending, smart-mouthed trivial blithering in our long years.
And that's saying something for talk radio. (First make them like you, is the talk radio trope, and apparently nobody's mentioned that to Curley).
But Curley got down with listeners Thursday. Maybe some of you found his revelations more than you needed to hear as you went about your day, especially after his lengthy treatment of the propriety of Truck Nutz, and the sexualization of nearly every news story including the debt ceiling.
Curley shared that he has a bad tattoo on his scrawny ass he's suffered six "treatments" (at $400 each) to remove it (with probably six to go).
What could that bad tat be???? Don't mess with us, John! What is it??? Commentary on an old girlfriend? A botched portrait of your first wife's boobs? Some soppy Heart Lyrics, A unicorn in a vomit patch? Road Runner saying "Beep-beep, your ass?" Maybe it's Evening Magazine's logo X-ed off and replaced with KIRO's? Or something like this?
(There are plenty of folks around who say they've seen John Curley's ass and we're getting close to pinning a deal with someone who says they have a picture).
We can forgive youthful inky indiscretions. (We have tattoos near our "areas" we haven't been able to see since about 1987).
But we're having trouble forgiving Curley much of anything. Not after his constant condescending reminders about what a privileged background he hails from. Not after his sneering get-a-job-solutions for young uneployed people made homeless in the deep recession. Not after the superior and sexist tones he took and the rude interruptions he made with Goddess Jessicaman and whoever that kid who was fill-in producer this week.
Curley's show at night (m-f, 7-10p), however, is apparently safe. A KIRO-ite told us "...the overall tide is so high right now at KIRO that his show benefits and gets at least adequate ratings, and management has little motivation to fire anyone/shake things up."