My Cousin Elmo says, "I know people who have spent more time in Facebook jail for fake 'fake news reporting' than Jussie Smolett has done for real 'fake hate-crime reporting.'"

An Unapologetic and Uncorrected Ramble About Mark Twain


"I am not alive. I am dead. I speak from the grave." -- Mark Twain In his 70th year, Mark Twain would perform a show in his brownstone on Fifth Avenue in New York. He would tell stories, crack jokes, and cut the high and mighty of his time down to size. "To-morrow I mean … Continue reading An Unapologetic and Uncorrected Ramble About Mark Twain

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When the Laughter Can’t Be Heard


Many people, including, and most especially including Program Directors, do not know how often we overnight jocks get a call from a celebrity appearing in town. It happened to me many times, and sometimes they were very memorable. One such was the Sunday morning ring-up I got from Richard Colangelo, a comedian appearing at Sammy's … Continue reading When the Laughter Can’t Be Heard

Regardless of Politics, Bullies Need Their Asses Whipped


Not what I wanted to write about today, but not unlike the 800-pound gorilla in the middle of the room, address it I must. True, I did once tell him to "shut up, the woman is offering up a prayer," at a Hungry Valley Reservation Numaga Pow Pow, before Steve Sisolak became Governor, but I'd … Continue reading Regardless of Politics, Bullies Need Their Asses Whipped