‘Live’ Reports And The Local News
I touched upon something local TV news stations like to do. It’s the “live” reports. However, the only live part is the reporter introducing a video piece that was put together much earlier.
A Little Talk About Music, Cool And Awful
Watch the greatness here. Watch the crap (if you dare) here and here. And here is the trailer for ‘Streets Of Fire’, a film I mentioned during my talk on crap music.
Band Of Brothers And The Pacific – Compare And Contrast
Don Gorske has eaten over 25,000 Bic Macs since May 17, 1972. Yep, that’s a record. Nope, he doesn’t have high cholesterol and he isn’t morbidly obese. Gorske was featured in ‘Super Size Me’, so I took the time to bring up some of the skepticism about the Morgan Spurlock’s Oscar nominated documentary. Other people have tried the eating only fast food for a month experiment with much different results than Spurlock’s. Where Spurlock gained a lot of weight and had other physical issues, these other folks lost weight and were quite healthy.
Check out Don Gorske’s achievement here. Learn more about ‘Super Size Me’ here. Watch ‘Bowling For Morgan’ here. And there’s more here and here.
It’s Not True: Mr. Rogers
Well, there are some weird tales out there about Mr. Rogers. I mentioned a couple of them. He wasn’t a sniper in Viet Nam, nor did he sport tattooed arms. A check of Snopes.com will clear that up.
Music heard on the show…
First ad break bumpers: ‘Pretty Green’ by The Jam & ‘St. Vitus Dance’ by Bauhaus
Second ad break bumpers: ‘Brass Monkey‘ by Beastie Boys & ‘The Everyday Story Of Smalltown’ by XTC
Closing song: ‘Angler’s Treble Hook’ by $5 Fiddle