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You can’t root for what you can’t watch

If you haven’t heard already, the ratings for the Sunday broadcast of the Academy Awards were the lowest in history. According to Nielsen, 9.85 million people watched the broadcast. By comparison, 23.9 million people watched the year before. One big … Continue reading

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How to spot fraudulent vaccination cards

As businesses and events re-open, some say they will require employees or visitors to have their COVID-19 vaccination cards. Now, police in several states are reporting that counterfeit vaccination cards are being sold on the Internet. What are some signs … Continue reading

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The words of the profits were written on the studio wall

As I frequently mention on the air, I was a big fan of the late Doug Hoerth and a heavy listener of WTAE (1250) when it was in its all-talk heyday — a lineup that included, at one point, O’Brien … Continue reading

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Top complaints about “Wonder Woman 1984”

“Wonder Woman 1984,” the second movie installment starring Gal Gadot in the title role, debuted last week in theaters and on HBO Max. Although eagerly awaited by fans, many are reporting their disappointment and frustration. What are some of their … Continue reading

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Then you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free

(There are several updates at the bottom of this post) I don’t often get legal threats, but I’m kind of tickled to get this one: ———- Forwarded message ———From: AUSTIN AYERS Date: Mon, Oct 26, 2020 at 10:41 AMSubject: Offensive … Continue reading

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Trump, Trump, Trump ’til our grandkids take the car keys away

News item: It will be fun, fun, fun under the California sun for many well-heeled attendees at today’s Donald Trump fundraiser in Newport Beach — the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday morning that the Beach Boys would be the main … Continue reading

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The pants exemption card

Apparently the pants exemption card I posted on Facebook and Twitter back on June 24 went viral on those services as well as Reddit, so here’s a high-resolution one as well as a downloadable PDF. I’m going to go ahead … Continue reading

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“You are a very foolish man.”

Working from home these last few months of The Plague Year has given me a lot of time to work on my audition tape for “The Jerky Boys.” I really need to start taping these calls, I guess, for use … Continue reading

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We’re taking steps to protect you, our valued listener

You may be wondering how the entire Radio 9 organization is responding to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. Rest assured, we are taking steps immediately to protect our host and you, our valued listener, from exposure: Jay Thurber has been wrapped … Continue reading

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The Who Mourns for a Piece of Yesterday’s Christmas Incident

I’m envisioning an episode of “Star Trek” where they visit a planet whose civilization is based entirely on Hallmark Channel Christmas movies…. (MUSIC “ENTERPRISE” THEME, ESTABLISH and UNDER) (ON-SCREEN: Enterprise in orbit around Earth-like planet) KIRK (V/O): “Captain’s Log: Star … Continue reading

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