Evidently not! Witness the following:
In what may be the ultimate "What the hell were you thinking?" brain fart of all-time, Golfweek magazine published this cover in the wake of the Golf Channel announcer chick's recent boneheaded utterance about lynching Tiger Woods in an alley. The Golf Channel gal's gaffe was inadvertent, but this was premeditated—how dumb do ya gotta be to publish something like this, even if it's all in fun? The magazine wisely fired their editor who was behind it all...
Seems that Ike Turner's death was officially caused by a cocaine overdose. True to form, ol' Ike remained a total dumbass right up to the bitter end.
Rumors are flying that Britney Spears is pregnant again. Please do us all a big favor, Brit—save us the agony that we went through with Anna Nicole by doing paternity tests to find out who the father is before you do yourself in with a drug overdose...
This from Dave Alpert, market manager of Entercom Kansas City, the man who was behind the demise of legendary KC radio station 99.7 KY, bragging on the station's new format: "There are at least 550 songs on the station that were not on KY...The old station was totally corporate radio...I'm not dissing it, but there was not a lot of thinking outside of the box. Just play the same 325 songs over and over."
Dumb question, but why couldn't they have merely added those 550 songs to KY's existing playlist in the first place instead of blowing up the station and alienating a lot of loyal listeners? This new format sounds pretty damn corporate to me, although I do give them points for playing Elton John's "Madman Across The Water"—excellent track. Their inclusion of Dire Straits' "Down To The Waterline" gives me hope that they might also play my favorite DS track "Solid Rock" as well as stuff like "Tunnel Of Love" and "Romeo And Juliet", but time will tell.
Meantime, with all my bitching and complaining about the sorry state of Rock 'N' Roll radio, I've decided to do something about it and create my own personal radio station on the new Ipod that I got for Christmas. Being as resistant to change as I am, I was reluctant to make the jump to Ipod-land at first, but I had a change of heart when it occurred to me that I can just load a thousand or so of my favorite tunes into this little sucker, put the som-bitch on "shuffle" and let 'er rip!
Word has it that the tiger in the San Francisco zoo was being taunted by the guy that it successfully tried to eat and kill last month. Tigger's dinner entree was apparently drunk off his ass at the time, and in a place where he shouldn't have been in the first place, therefore these people who claim that the barriers were insufficient are full of shit!