Monday, November 11, 2019

John Oliver Kills It

Remind me never to f with John Oliver. The last five minutes of this video is one of the greatest things I've ever seen. His response to finding out that you can say anything about someone who has sued you, as long as it's obviously a joke...



Minutia Men--Lorne Greene & Loerzel


This week's episdode includes one of my favorite stories we've ever covered, and believe it or not, it takes place in Afghanistan. Also, we interview Chicago journalist Robert Loerzel. Take a listen if you get a moment.

You can listen to it here.

Friday, November 08, 2019

Baby Blue Suits

Love this picture...

Hilde


Happy birthday to my mom, a person with more energy today at 78 years old, than I have ever had. I think the energy gene skips a generation. These are her energetic grandsons skiing with her.

Mason Profit

My college buddies and I have been going down memory lane lately talking about songs we used to play on our old radio station WPGU. Most of these were songs the Townies in Champaign-Urbana requested. This is one I got calls for all the time, and it's been in my head the last two days...

Nothing to see here

Trump ordered by judge to pay $2M in damages, after he used a charity’s $ to help his businesses and to buy art of himself.

The **President of the US** now isn’t permitted to start a charity in New York without special oversight from outsiders.

This follows up his previous fraud of Trump University, in which he was forced to pay millions to defrauded "students".

And 40% of the country believes that someone who is too corrupt to run a charity or a university was obsessed with rooting out corruption in Ukraine.

(Sigh)

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Free Kicks--Battle of the Titans

This week's Free Kicks episode is largely about the Titans of the Premier League--Liverpool and Manchester City--previewing their big matchup this weekend.

Listen to it here.

A day I never thought I'd see...


Cubs LOWERING ticket prices for season tickets.

They should bring back the Cubs play. It's a miracle.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Kelly Crull

Sad to see this news in Robert Feder's column this morning...

Kelly Crull, who covered the Chicago Cubs (including their 2016 World Series championship) during her six years as a reporter for NBC Sports Chicago, is out at the regional sports network. “We appreciate everything Kelly has delivered to our network over the years and wish her nothing but success in her future endeavors,” the company said in a statement. Crull, who earned a journalism degree from the University of Missouri on a tennis scholarship, previously worked for Fox Sports Net in San Diego and Oklahoma City, and KOCO, the ABC affiliate in Oklahoma City.

Monday, November 04, 2019

Snowflakes

Seriously, Trump fans. Nobody, but nobody, is a bigger slowflake than you are.

Ken Korber


Enjoyed this podcast featuring Eckhartz Press author Ken Korber. Ken writes childrens books, and has several exciting series out already.

Listen to his story here.

Gold Glover

Minutia Men--Hash & Potash


Rick and Dave discuss a dead boyfriend, a lady in Red, a hash funeral, Rick’s brush with guitarist Adrian Belew, and they interview WGN-TV newscaster Larry Potash. [EP156]

Listen to it here.

Friday, November 01, 2019

Jenniffer Weigel


This month's Illinois Entertainer is out and includes my interview with WLS's Jenniffer Weigel.

You can read it here.

My favorite Minutia Men review

I especially like the "not over the top smart"...

★★★★★ 5 out of 5 stars.
Curiously Smart
At first I thought this was a show where a couple of comedians talk about current events, standard stuff. But after a couple of episodes you realize that there is considerable depth to their banter. Not over-the-top crazy smart, but pretty insightful. Also their celebrity interviews are fantastic.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

It's snowing in Chicago too

The history of Take Me Out to the Ballgame

This is a fascinating read. I never thought of the song as having a feminist message.

Once you read about the history of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" you won't be able to hear it any other way.

Also, love the name of the woman who inspired it: Trixie Friganza.

Free Kicks--A Star is Born

In this week's episode we talk about the emergence of American superstar Christian Pulisic.

Listen to it here.

Happy Halloween

The best Halloween song...