In this week's episode we discuss all the transfer news as well as the Champions League draw. https://t.co/PUOUQ30ESE— Rick Kaempfer (@RickKaempfer) September 4, 2021
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".
Saturday, September 04, 2021
Great piece about Facebook's role in spreading misinformation...
September 3, 2021
Friday, September 03, 2021
Get the Vaccine
If you're anything like me, you are starting to get very ticked off at the unvaccinated among us. If so, please read this article. It will make you feel better. At least it will make you feel like you aren't alone. If you can't handle bad language don't read it. The title gives you an idea of the word that is most often used in the piece: Oh My Fucking God, Get the Fucking Vaccine Already, You Fucking Fucks.
It was the 3rd of September...
Thursday, September 02, 2021
Rick on WGN
Had a lot of fun on WGN with @Landeckerjohn last night, discussing the worst Cubs teams of all-time. It's here if you'd like to listen to it. https://t.co/zBa42CqRZN— Rick Kaempfer (@RickKaempfer) September 2, 2021
Wednesday, September 01, 2021
Kris Erik Stevens
The latest issue of Illinois Entertainer is out and includes my interview with former WLS jock Kris Erik Stevens. A fun journey down memory lane. https://t.co/sOKMqdDQ4j— Rick Kaempfer (@RickKaempfer) September 1, 2021
It’s September, y’all… pic.twitter.com/hmrfCw05Se— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) September 1, 2021
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Reporter is Accosted
Things got very hairy for NBC News reporter Shaquille Brewster during a live Hurricane Ida report from Gulfport, MS.— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) August 30, 2021
Some guy jumps out of a pickup truck and angrily confronts Brewster's crew, prompting a shaken Craig Melvin to express extreme concern for his colleague. pic.twitter.com/v1tYnUsqTj
From Rolling Stone Magazine comes this great news...
Jon Stewart is set to return to television this September with The Problem With Jon Stewart, the former Daily Show host’s long-awaited Apple TV+ series that was first announced in October 2020.
The streaming service said the Stewart-hosted weekly current affairs program “is a multiple-season, single-issue series, taking a deep-dive on the most important topics that are currently part of the national conversation. Stewart will be in discussion with the people who are impacted by the issue — as well as those who have a hand in creating the impact. Together, they will discuss tangible steps that can lead to a solutionary path forward.”
On Thursday, September 30th, the same day that The Problem With Jon Stewart premieres on Apple TV+, the series will also launch an official companion podcast that features additional analysis, interviews, facts and, “yes, lots of jokes.” New podcasts will be released every week alongside each Apple+ episodes of The Problem.
Monday, August 30, 2021
Paul Banks at Fados
I joined Paul Banks yesterday at Fado's. He was there selling his Eckhartz Press book "Transatlantic Passage" while the Manchester United game was on. Fado's is the site of the Man United Fan Club in Chicago, and they were loud and enthusiastic, despite Man U's pathetic performance. Thanks to everyone who came out and bought Paul's book.
Born on this day in 1898, KiKi (prounced with long i sound) Cuyler was part of Cubs '29 and '32 pennant winning teams. A HOFer, but his teammates thought he was a bit of a fancy lad because he put suntan powder on his face. Lifetime .325 hitter for Cubs #everyCubever #hesinthere pic.twitter.com/w78n37m5Y4— Rick Kaempfer (@RickKaempfer) August 30, 2021