I was on the phone with Eddie Munster (Butch Patrick), prepping him for a "mystery guest" segment on John Landecker's show (WJMK). We both had the TV on and we saw the second plane hit the second tower live. Mystery guest canceled (he understood), format dropped. We went all-news— Rick Kaempfer (@RickKaempfer) September 11, 2020
Musings, observations, and written works from the publisher of Eckhartz Press, the media critic for the Illinois Entertainer, co-host of Minutia Men, Minutia Men Celebrity Interview and Free Kicks, and the author of "Back in the D.D.R", "EveryCubEver", "The Living Wills", "$everance," "Father Knows Nothing," "The Radio Producer's Handbook," "Records Truly Is My Middle Name", and "Gruen Weiss Vor".
Friday, September 11, 2020
My 9-11 memory
You Can't Say Russia, You Can't Say Hoax
The Treasury Department on Thursday identified Ukrainian politician Andrii Derkach as an “active Russian agent for over a decade” — a label that could lead to more direct penalties. It added that Derkach has “directly or indirectly engaged in, sponsored, concealed or otherwise been complicit in foreign interference in an attempt to undermine the upcoming 2020 U.S. presidential election.”
This is the same guy that is giving "information" to Senator Ron Johnson who is investigating the Hunter Biden stuff in the Senate. That's right, a friggin Russian spy. When this whole Trump nightmare is over we're going to discover that he was guilty of every single thing he's ever been accused of, but most importantly, he is in ine pocket of the Russians. Period. Anyone who says "Russia Hoax" should choke on the MFin words.
Thursday, September 10, 2020
This week's Minutia Men Celebrity Interview is with the co-author of "Mob Adjacent". Jeff Gentile has some GREAT stories about the Chicago mob from the 50s/60s/70s. https://t.co/HQK20BOwtn— Rick Kaempfer (@RickKaempfer) September 10, 2020
Free Kicks is back!
Free Kicks is back for a whole new Premier League season...https://t.co/iLdRKS5JNn— Rick Kaempfer (@RickKaempfer) September 10, 2020
RIP Ronald Bell
A staple at every single wedding since the early 80s...
Ronald Bell: Kool & The Gang founder dies aged 68 https://t.co/QSeqI0yRhR— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) September 10, 2020
Wednesday, September 09, 2020
John would’ve been 80 today I send you peace and love I still miss you man peace and love to Yoko and Sean.😎✌️🌟❤️☮️ pic.twitter.com/wQzM884pzT— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) September 9, 2020
Today @Mintmobile is launching unlimited for just $30 AND bringing back Rick Moranis. Suck it, 2020. pic.twitter.com/N1sl7mYchF— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) September 9, 2020
Happy Birthday Frank Chance
From his EveryCubEver listing...
~Frank Chance 1876–1924 (Cubs 1898-1912)
His real name was Frank Chance, but even his teammates called him “The Peerless Leader.” (Sometimes they just shortened it to “PL”). He was the undisputed leader of the best Cubs team in history, the Cubs of the ’00s. With the Peerless Leader at the helm, they won four pennants and two World Series titles. He allowed the boys to have their fun (he usually bought drinks and played cards with them), but in exchange he expected them to shut down the festivities at midnight the night before games, and to play their hardest during the games. He led by example. Anyone who wondered how to perform merely needed to watch the way Chance fiercely defended his turf and teammates. He was known as a brawler, and he was so unafraid in the batter’s box he was beaned more times than any player of his era, and more times than any other Cubs player in history. (Complications from those beanings eventually ended his career, and probably shortened his life). Chance was a fierce competitor. James J. Corbett, heavyweight champ, called him “one of the best amateur fighters I`ve ever seen.” One time he provoked a riot by punching out Giants pitcher Joe McGinnity at the Polo Grounds. Another time he threw a bottle into the stands at fans in Brooklyn. Chance and his double play mates (Tinker and Evers) were inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1946. Unfortunately for Frank, he had already been dead for 22 years.
The Steakhouse Mints
Got this message from William Turck (WCGO-AM)
Our latest book--Mob Adjacent
I’m crying.🤣😭🤣— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) September 9, 2020
Wait for the dismount... pic.twitter.com/OHfw3vwhHs
Monday, September 07, 2020
~Lou Brock 1939–2020 (Cubs 1961-1964) It’s not that the Cubs didn’t realize they had a good potential player on their hands. It’s just that they didn’t know how to develop him. Brock came up through the Cubs system during their ill-fated College of Coaches era. Every few weeks Lou was getting different directions. When they traded him in 1964 for a former 20-game winner, there wasn’t much of an uproar in Chicago, but the Cubs players knew their team was making a big mistake. Lou Brock was a six-time All-Star for the Cardinals, led the league in runs scored (twice), doubles, triples, and stolen bases (eight times). He hit over .300 eight times. He retired as the all-time career leader in stolen bases. And most importantly, he retired as a two-time World Series champion. In his first year of eligibility, Lou Brock was elected into baseball’s Hall of Fame. He has more career hits than any other player born in Arkansas. (Photo: Topps 1964 Baseball Card)
Some Eckhartz Press news
Signed a book deal with @RickKaempfer 's Eckhartz Press over #LaborDayWeekend #LaborDayWeekend2020 !! Coming out in mid 2021, the book will be on the rise of the #PremierLeague in the #USA so I had to do a #nofilter #TransferWindow ✍️🖊️📝 cliche photo opp! 🏴🇬🇧🇺🇸⚽🏟️🥅 pic.twitter.com/i5V0qeHm74— Still Socially Distant Paul Maximilian Banks (@PaulMBanks) September 6, 2020
Sunday, September 06, 2020
Minutia Men--Tweets, Toilets and Tiger Balls
.@MinutiaMen EP194 - Tweets, Toilets & Tiger Balls https://t.co/QOxgoZclH1— Radio Misfits (@RadiosMisfits) September 6, 2020