Friday, June 11, 2010
Quiet, Numskulls, I'm Broadcastin'
I spent most of the last two days being interviewed on one talk radio station after another. I won't try to get a copy of the one from this morning a 6:35 AM, but I can approximate a transcript for you if you like:
Host Someone or Other:
GOOD MORNING GREGORY!!!
IS OBAMA THE ANTICHRIST OR IS BP HITLER?
Host All Caps:
FASCINATING. IT"S AN OUTRAGE!!!ELEVENTY!!1!!1 NOW FOR THE TRAFFIC
*** Producer hangs up, line goes dead***
At any rate, I'm making a book tour without a book, which is hard. I wrote an article for Pajamas Media, and the whole world looked at it. The Talk Radio gods must be appeased.
According to one radio host, I must be some kind of wild-eyed socialist who wants to nationalize the oil industry and bankrupt the federal government. A couple hours later I was Karl Rove's pool boy. Me? I just found an interesting story and wrote it down as best I could, same as usual -- because the water bill came.
PS: I started a newspaper.
Denny Schaffer on 920WGKA in Atlanta was a hoot, and was pleasant as could be to me while I was on hold.He's got a podcasts of his show here.
I stole the one I was on. Slide the slider over to 41:30 to hear me utter the syllable "um" more times than Diamand Joe Quimby and Ted Kennedy combined, which they already might be.