by John Walters
Minding Your Cuse
The MH staff got a late start today because we all piled into the Charger Hemi and drove up to Syracuse, the Paris of Central New York, on a whim. Bad idea. Boring game. We can’t even remember who won.
2. Immigrants In Los Angeles To Be Deported?
At a meeting on the Fox lot this morning, FS1 notified employees that Fox Sports Live is being canceled. The last episode was last night and hosts Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole, who were a big deal in Canada, will not have their contracts renewed. Does this mean they no longer have work visas and will soon receive a visit from ICE?
FS1 also canceled Garbage Time, Katie Nolan’s boutique show, but only as a means to give her greater exposure: “”You’re going to see zero Jay & Dan,” one nameless (I mean, he has a name, he just didn’t want it to be used) executive told Ben Koo of Awful Announcing. But you’re going to see five times as much Katie Nolan.”
No word on if FS1 will develop a show for her in which she says “Hi” to her dad at least once per episode.
3. For Runners Only
If you are an avid runner, you know about the site LetsRun.com. It’s the internet knitting circle of sub-7 minute milers. Here’s a great profile on the site from Outside (wish I’d thought of this) and a story within about how the crowdsourcing factor of its many readers allowed them to bust a runner who was in the midst of committing a hoax.
4. White Noise
— President Trump (@POTUS) February 17, 2017
(This photo is NOT white enough to accurately depict how white major market sports radio is)
A site/service named Barrett Sports Media recently released a list of the Top 20 Major Market Morning Shows for sports radio (I can’t listen to sports radio; it’s like taffy for the mind). You can click on the list. I counted 43 white dudes and one white woman. No blacks, no Hispanics. This is only fair because everyone knows that African-Americans rarely are provocative or have anything interesting to say, especially not about sports. And they’re very monotone and dull, you know, the way Rod Tidwell was in Jerry Maguire.
5. Another Day Of Trump
Standing Rock awfulness, Paul Ryan not understanding the difference between freedom and wealth, and Arkansans taking it to Senator Tom Cotton (R) (Heartwarming to see GOP’ers finally understanding they’ve been suckered). It’s Another Day of Trump/Another Day of Trump....
“Freedom is the ability to buy what you want.”
Um, no. That’s *wealth.* You’re describing wealth. https://t.co/TXehL20yrH
— Fred Clark (@SlacktivistFred) February 22, 2017
Sex (I’m A)
For awhile there in 1983, as New Wave was entering its peak years, we thought that Berlin (an American band) might be the next Blondie. This song was banned on several radio stations, which is why 16 year-old me and my friends craved it so much. It never climbed higher than 62 on the charts. Berlin never were as dangerous as Blondie, and lead singer Terri Nunn was no Deborah Harry. But they did achieve mega-success three years later with their schmaltz hit “Take My Breath Away” that was featured in Top Gun.
8 p.m. NBC
I’m KIDDING! But have you noticed how the networks, realizing they can’t compete with edgy NetFlix or Amazon shows, have decided collectively, “Why would we WANT to do that, anyway?” Look who won!” So bring on the red-state, MAGA-friendly comedies.
(Clips-Warriors is on at 10:30 p.m. on TNT while Pasch and Walton will be bickering about the “conference of champions” over on ESPN at 9 p.m.)