Friday, September 5, 2008

Tropical Strom Weekend

I tried to find out if any special preparations were being made by local municipalities in the days preceding this "Hanna weather event," but the local radio stations had nothing on but the Palindroolers. It was interesting to see that WSAR in Fall River has finally sidelined the tired "balance & trust" prevarication and is now "righty and tighty" like every other talking rat box. Although it is fun to watch the owners' ambitions cancel each other out ("One's for McCain, One's for ... Clinton? It's Those Wacky Brothers!"), it is realllly encouraging to see the ol' 1480 finally do something which follows industry standards. Even if the standards reek.
To be fair, the WBSM of New Bedford hasn't learned how to keep people who aren't listening ("Hi, who is this, Ken? Do you have a guest? What's your topic today, because I was thinking...") from calling in and throwing the host off of his prepared "Obama is a muslim who wasn't born in the US because Hawaii wasn't real yet, but Alaska was, and there are no brown-skinned illegal people in Alaska..." The same host, by the way, is still scheduled to "moderate" a "voter information" thing at the Zoo.
To both listenerships, I suggest that you keep in mind: You might stop looking for online pics of her, too. In order to showcase the poise and character of Bristol's mom, and her respect for the American people and the office of the Vice-Presidency, she cranked up the Heart classic "Barracuda." (Keep in mind that Jimmy Carter was presdint when that bombiddybombiddybombiddybombiddybombiddybom was impossible to avoid on the radio.) But The Entertainment Weekly Hollywood Reporter says that Nancy and Ann have told everyone that Heart isn't all that keen on the idea :

"Sarah Palin's views and values in NO WAY represent us as American women. We ask that our song 'Barracuda' no longer be used to promote her image. The song 'Barracuda' was written in the late 70s as a scathing rant against the soulless, corporate nature of the music business, particularly for women. (The 'barracuda' represented the business.) While Heart did not and would not authorize the use of their song at the RNC, there's irony in Republican strategists' choice to make use of it there."
A quick glance at Wikipedia's 1977 in Music page gives other possible signature tunes: The Eagles' "New Kid in Town" or Hall & Oates' "Rich Girl." For instance. And I am certain that The Nuge wouldn't mind letting them use "Cat Scratch Fever."
So, no, as of 5 PM Friday, there's no decision about the hurricane barrier. not drawn to scale, some letters are much smaller
p.s. If you go to "Internet Anagram Server" and enter "sarah palin," one choice (if you add your own capitalization) is "Sal Piranha." Now, what do you think is the more appropriate image?

1 comment:

karie said...

I love the twist "poise-and (poison)character of Bristol's Mom" in paragraph 3.

GO HEART!!!
(raise your fists up in the air and say it like "STEVE HOLT!" )



...and I haven't even had a Friday night glass of wine yet.