Saturday, November 07, 2009

Sammy is that really you?

He looks more like Ricky Ricardo in this picture, but it's actually Sammy Sosa at an event in Las Vegas.

Do steroids bleach your skin too?

Chicago Radio Spotlight: Bill Gamble

I just posted my latest Chicago Radio Spotlight interview. This week I talk with long time Chicago program director Bill Gamble. He talks about the two radio stations he is programming now (US99 and Fresh FM) along with some of his previous stops on the Chicago radio dial.

Read it here.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Don't buy this car

This is a Honda Odyssey. Same color and model as mine.

The transmission just went out. The bill is $5000.

You read that right: $5000.

Did some research on it after we got the most outrageous bill I've ever gotten in my life, and found out that the transmission is an issue with Honda Odysseys from 2002 and 2003 (we have a 2003), but that Honda has refused to issue a recall. Someone is trying to put together a class action lawsuit.

Just warning you.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Weezer Snuggie

It's getting a little more difficult to market a new record. Got to hand it to the boys in Weezer for getting creative...

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Tom Snyder/Ace Frehley

This is classic...

5 years ago

5 years ago this week, John "Swany" Swanson and I were featured in Bill Zwecker's "5 Questions With" segment about our brand new book (still available, kids), The Radio Producer's Handbook.

You can read Zwecker's piece here.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Ellen scares Taylor Swift

November Birthdays

23 great stories about November birthday boys, courtesy of Just One Bad Century...

Larry French (Nov 1)

Johnny Vander Meer (Nov 2)

Cub Fan Warren G. Harding (Nov 2)

Great Mustache Dwight Smith (Nov 8)

Cubs curser--Martin Luther (Nov 10)

Great Mustache Mike Vail (Nov 10)

Cub Fan J. Ogden Armour (Nov 11)

Rabbit Maranville (Nov 11)

Sammy Sosa (Nov 12)

Cub Fan Joe Mantegna (Nov 13)

Great Mustache Willie Hernandez (Nov 14)

Bunions Zeider (Nov 16)

Gene Mauch (Nov 18)

Dickie Noles (Nov 19)

Billy Sunday (Nov 19)

Rick Monday (Nov 20)

Cub Fan Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis (Nov 20)

Dick Bartell (Nov 22)

Cub Killers Joe DiMaggio (Nov 25) and Stan Musial (Nov 21)

The Gravedigger; Richie Hebner (Nov 26)

Johnny "Bear Tracks" Schmitz (Nov 27)

Howard HoJo Johnson (Nov 29)

Not that there's anything wrong with that

Laura Ricketts, one of the new owners of the Chicago Cubs, is an "out" lesbian. This quote was in the Windy City Times this weekend...

"I came out to my family I would say early to mid 30's. I think for a long time I wasn't really out to myself growing up in Omaha, Neb., to a Catholic conservative family. It took me a while to come out to myself and not long after that I came out to them. I think that it really couldn't of been a better experience. They were all immediately supportive. ... I have been really really fortunate in that regard."

They're Catholic and conservative, yet they're also tolerant.

My love affair with the Ricketts family continues.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Father Knows Nothing

I just posted my latest Father Knows Nothing column at NWI Parent. It's called "In the blink of an eye" and it's about a terrifying moment from this past week.

You can read it here.