You're probably serious, amazing as that seems. No, he wasn't a 'shock jock'. He was one of the greatest radio broadcasters that ever lived. (I know something of this trade.) The ability to speak coherently without repetition (unlike that creep-master Hannity) with a vocal style that never droned, was enthusiastic and never pedantic for three mind-boggling hours a work day for 30 years gains my utmost respect. While much of what he said I found deplorable, disgusting and designed mainly to bring forth the hidden hatefulness of the average American mobile home dweller spurring them on over the years to what eventually would become January 6th, stilI, I will miss him.I have not actually heard Rush Limbaugh, though I am aware he would be classified as a ‘shock jock’.
That said, he gets a good write up on Breitbart. So I will give him the benefit of the doubt against previous comments here.
How does he compare to similar broadcasters? Anne Coulter for example?
A bit of an aside, but have you ever met the gun writer Jim Downey? It’s sounds like you both moved in similar circles, though he might have been after your time there. These days he does the ballistics by the inch blog and is active in the Liberal Gun Club.
I liked MikeCoronation Street star Johnny Briggs who played Mike Baldwin for 30 years has died aged 85 at his home this morning after a long illness, his family has revealed.www.dailymail.co.uk
We did too over here. I think I started watching at age 10. At least I can remember watching it then.He was a good actor and Mike Baldwin was a great character. Shame about his daughter and granddaughter. As Brits we grew up with Coronation Street as part of our common culture in the 70s and 80s.
A cockney wide boy amongst proper Northerners like Vera Duckworth.He was a good actor and Mike Baldwin was a great character. Shame about his daughter and granddaughter. As Brits we grew up with Coronation Street as part of our common culture in the 70s and 80s.
Yes. Lonnie Donegan played in his band too. From then on, he influenced almost every popular beat combo in the British Isles.Chris Barber, English trad jazz trombonist, instigator behind the skiffle craze and the man who introduced Muddy Waters to the Brit audience:
Chris Barber, often regarded as the godfather of modern British popular music thanks to his introduction of US blues artists into the UK, died 2 March, after suffering from dementia. He had announced his retirement in 2019, having led a band almost continuously for 70 years. He brought blues...jazzjournal.co.uk
They do make an exceedingly good electric razor.Dutchman who invented the cassette tape Lou Ottens
Lou Ottens, the Dutch inventor who created the cassette tape, died in his hometown of Duizel last weekend, his family has announced.www.dailymail.co.uk
I don’t hear much about Phillips these days. I assume they still run PSV Eindhoven but I don’t see much of their consumer electronics.
Hagler was a great champion in an era where there was really strong competition.
The after effects of the covid vaccine according to newspaper reports.
He said all sorts, much of it jest. He was a ufologist too.He sure was interesting with quotes like this: “If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels.”