Monday, September 29, 2003

Because He Sits Wherever He Wants

This story may end tragically but for the moment you have to love the line "A witness told police she later saw the gorilla sitting at a bus stop on a street near the zoo." Cause he's all, "I'm so out of here! What time does the damn 116 get here?" And he's all "In retrospect, I should have arranged a getaway car." and then he's all "Okay, the secret is to blend. Maybe I should pick up a USA Today."

Friday, September 26, 2003

Their Love Was That Powerful

I remember seeing an interview with George Plimpton years ago where he said that he couldn't imagine outliving Robert Palmer, how life would just seem empty without Robert. So perhaps today's news makes some sense. And as everyone knows, the original title of Palmer's hit song was "(George Plimpton is) Simply Irresistible".

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Conversation At The Toy Store Between Myself And My Son Charlie (Almost Three)

CHARLIE: Dad, I want to tell you something. I had this farm toy when I was a baby. Mom bought it for me. Mom bought it when I was six babies.
ME: What? You were six babies?
CHARLIE: Yes. No. I was eight babies. I was eight babies, Dad.
ME: Really? I don't remember that.
CHARLIE: Dad, do I have pipes inside me?
ME: Uh...what?
CHARLIE: Pipes! Pipes! Do I have them in me?
ME: Well, sort of. I guess.
CHARLIE: Do I have batteries in me?
ME: No. You don't have any batteries in you.
CHARLIE: We need to get some batteries for me.

Monday, September 22, 2003

Only A Game

It's a show about sports from NPR. Normally, sports and public radio go together like a horse and architecture, but this is a really good show. On this week's episode, I did a story about Pat Borders.

The Poetry of Donald Rumsfeld, Vol. II

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Go to Cat Town! Right away! GO!
You Know What's Hard?
Awexome is hard.
Some people look at a busy bridge and see only traffic snarls and headaches. Other people look at it and see, well, a bitchin' condo. Check out this report from pal Charles Kiblinger.

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Trying to Get Back On Pace...

Sometimes I like to think that people who die in a certain constrained time period form rock bands in heaven. In the latest lineup, I think I would go with Zevon on bass, Cash on guitar, and Ritter on drums. Then, if God is understanding, that leaves Leni Reifenstahl to play keyboards and Indiana governor Frank O'Bannon to show up for rehearsals with a xylophone but they won't let him play cause this isn't that kind of a band.

Thursday, September 11, 2003

I'm So Sorry

Been a replacement midday host on the radio. Almost done.

Here is a band that does Beatles covers performed as Metallica: Right here.

I love you all. Or both.