News audio winner of the week is hands down the redneck mom from Georgia. Her precious little 6 year old busted up a school and then was handcuffed. Excuse me….put in handcuff. Listen to this audio and then tell me where you think a child learns behavior like this.
The Can Wars are escalating. I highly recommend this podcast “Can Brawl” from yesterday’s show between the pride of Framingham, Mike the “Can Man”, and the new Can Man, Gary. There is a definite TLC reality show in here somewhere. If thousands will watch guys in Louisiana tool around on their boats shooting alligators, I guarantee they will watch men in Massachusetts ride around on their bikes, fighting over precious returnables.
Blogging my way to New York and Pennsylvania for a soccer tournament…..
It’s great to have LB back on the show after three days in the hospital with a heart issue. Doctors at St. Elizabeth’s released this picture of LB’s heart today and I thought you might find it interesting.
To paraphrase a famous quote: WHERE DOES JULIAN EDELMAN GO TO GET HIS REPUTATION BACK?
Now that prosecutors have dropped the indecent assault charge against the Patriots receiver for lack of evidence, what does Julian Edelman do to clear his name? Will as much time be spent on blogs, and radio and TV talking about how he was railroaded as was devoted to calling him a sex offender on the day after Halloween?
How many phone calls did we take that morning from those who said he would be dumped by Belichick and the Krafts before practice started? How many people had convicted Julian Edelman of gross and inappropriate fondling before he had even arrived for his arraignment that morning?
According to prosecutors the charges were dropped because “video evidence and eyewitness testimony showed that Edelman briefly took the woman’s hand on the dance floor” and it was “fleeting and did not meet the elements of any crime”. So, when they looked at the surveillance tape it was what many thought-a New England Patriot on the dance floor is a prime target for bogus claims.
We ought to ask the Boston Police why a man was arrested and arraigned for taking a woman’s hand on the dance floor? Why was Edelman detained and handcuffed rather than the charge being investigated on follow up by detectives who could view the evidence and make a determination of whether a crime had been convicted? Did his NFL status lead to treatment that was above and beyond what would normally happen in this kind of case?
And we should have a genuine discussion about whether the alleged victims in these cases can remain anonymous? If the accuser is identified before conviction, and his reputation ruined, why isn’t the accuser identified when the evidence clearly shows that there is no truth to the outrageous allegation she made? Yes, I am bothered by this because I know Julian and he’s an incredible guy. But I am also bothered because a man was skewered publicly for something he didn’t do and will forever have to tell people “the charges were dropped”.
Iâm trying to figure out what Tom Menino has against Wal-Mart.Â The mayor told the Herald that âall of a sudden Wal-Mart has become Mr. Goody-Two-Shoesâ because they want to open a location in, gasp, the city that the 86 term Mayor has convinced himself he owns.Â Arenât there an awful lot of the mayorâs constituents, who find themselves without a job, who would love to be gainfully employed at a dependable chain like Wal-Mart?Â Arenât there people who live and work in the cities that the mayor rules with an iron fist that would love the opportunity to save some money and shop at a Wal-Mart?
Do you think his opposition has anything to do with the fact that Wal-Mart has refused to unionize its employees around the country?Â What a nasty word âunionâ has become, huh?Â The unions were invented to keep 8 year old kids from working 18 hour days in sweat shops.Â At many times in this countryâs history they have, and they still do, serve their purpose.Â But in dire economic times, when people are desperate for jobs, it should be a crime to prevent a company that wants to create them from doing so, for political reasons.
Ask yourself what jobs Mayor Tom Menino, or Deval Patrick for that matter, have created in these tough times?Â They are more than happy to throw millions of dollars at a âgreenâ company that bolts the state for foreign lands when times get tough, but they are standing in the way of an American company that wants to come to Boston, and Somerville, and create employment opportunities?
Whether you see the value, or not, in unions, should it be an issue that stops Wal-Mart from creating jobs in a city, and an economy, that really needs them?Â Can we really afford to be that picky?
Reading through the entire transcript of the Congressmanâs âsexbookingâ exploits with the ladies, not once does he use the âwienerâ play on words.Â How could he resist?
Do you think that before she married a man whoâs last name was Wiener, his wifeâs name was pronounced âHummaâ?
When researching his role in âState of Playâ as a philandering politician who gets caught, Ben Affleck met with, and received advice on the character, from none other than the dirty Democrat himself.Â I guess Ben was looking for realism in his acting.
If you keep your underwear on in a photo that you are tweeting to someone, it definitely means youâre stuffing, right?
Why didnât Larry Craig use the âit was a jokeâ defense?
When President Clinton married Congressman Wiener and his new bride, he apparently passed on some marital advice.Â Â Which is kind of like Aaron Rome instructing youth hockey players on clean hits.
Newt Gingrich would only have accepted the Congressmanâs apology if he had been wearing red, white and blue boxers in the photo
If there is such a thing, the blackjack dealer was definitely âsexting upwardâ
Who looks better in their nude photo spread?Â Congressman Wiener or Senator Brown?
Rather than ask the obligatory question about why someone would participate in such risky behavior when we all know the answer, we should really ask the Congressman (and everybody else, on both sides, that is in our employ in Washington) why they havenât been able to get people back to work.
We talked this morning about San Francisco child protective services removing 8 year old Brittney Campbell from her motherâs custody, after the mentally ill woman went on âGood Morning Americaâ to describe the botox treatments she gives her daughter so she âcan become a starâ.
Brittney participates in the pedophile smorgasbord that are âChild Beauty Pageantsâ.Â Her mother buys Botox online and injects her daughter when she thinks she sees a wrinkle.Â She also gets her daughter full body waxes in the hope that she wonât develop hair when she hits puberty.
This certifiable lunatic of a mother says âwhat Iâm doing will help her become a starâ.Â Really?Â What it will help her become is completely obsessed and paranoid over her own looks, so much so that she will be in a mental institution by age 15.Â Either that, or by age 16, she will have had so many procedures that she looks like a teenage borg.Â Or any 45 year old soccer mom from Newton.
The worst thing about this is what Brittney appears to believe about plastic surgery.Â Remember, sheâs eight years old!Â She told the âDaily Mirrorâ in England, âI also want a boob and nose job soon so I can become a starâ.Â Soon?Â Is she waiting til sheâs ten?Â Or until her prize winnings equal the five grand she would need for a good set of fake bombs?
It is well within the rights of any child protection agency to remove a child whose parent is so obsessed with making their 8 year old a star, that they are willing to alter their kidâs body.Â It should be a crime to convince your daughter that a firm C cup will someday make you a success.Â Andâ¦somebody should put a limit on child beauty pageants.Â Like you canât get in one until you are old enough to drive.Â Little girls donât need any additional pressure in their life.Â And they certainly donât need to worry about getting implants before they get their period.
Implants donât make you a star, talent does.Â Just ask Tia Tequila.
We tried the Mint Julips made by the 3 finalists in the Greg Hill Foundation's "Great Mint Julip competition" and, since you might want to make them for your Derby party, here are the recipes:
Jamie Walsh â Bar Manager â Stoddards Fine Food â BostonTradition with a Twist
2-3oz Makers Mark Bourbon
1/2oz Burnt Sugar Syrup
About 5 to 8 sprigs ofÂ ChocolateÂ Mint & 2-3 more for garnish
Add Chocolate Mint Leaves and Burnt Sugar Syrup ( see below) to the cup and press/muddle, add crushed ice and cone the top of the cup or glass. Add Makers Mark Bourbon and garnish withÂ Chocolate Mint sprigs on top. I like to whack the mint on my hand to "wake" up the oils before I garnish about 4-5 sprigs.
Burnt Sugar Syrup
Take 1 pint of granulated sugarÂ 3 table spoons of water & cook until amber....Adding water at this point takes a little longer but it helps caramelizing it...Pull it off the heat add a pint of water (equal parts water to sugar) put it back on bring to a boil.... then cool
Giuseppe Iannello â AGM - McFaddenâs Saloon BostonStrawberry Mint Julep
Â½ Â Â oz simple syrupÂ Â Â Â ( equal parts sugar & water dissolved together)
Â½ oz Strawberry flavored water
1 Â½ oz Makers Mark Bourbon
Red Pixie Sticks
lightly coat bottom of a ten oz. glass with the red pixie stick, add Â¼ oz of simple syrup and strawberry flavored water, using a shaker combine the pixie stick, water and syrup, lightly muddle mint into mixture, now fill cup to the top with crushed ice, add Makers Mark over ice, add another 1/4 oz. of simple syrup, fill the rest of the glass with the strawberry flavored water. stir drink to blend ingredients and garnish with a sprig of mint.
Dan Galupo - Howl at the Moon & W Hotel BostonMaple Mint Julep
1 Â½ oz Real Vermont Syrup â ( no Aunt whatâs her face)
2 oz Makers Mark Bourbon
In a glass add 1.5 Ounces of Maple Syrup and good amount of fresh mint muddle this up real good to infuse mint into the syrup. Add fresh crushed ice and Maker Mark Bourbon, shake and strain into glass, add fresh ice and garnish with fresh mint.
Kentucky Classic Mint Julep
1 teaspoon Powdered Sugar
2 Â½ oz Makers Mark Bourbon
2 tablespoons of water
In a glass, muddle the powdered sugar, mint leaves and water, add crushed ice and Makers Mark Bourbon, garnish with fresh mint. Simple and Delicious
As you read this, a Lawrence jury is reviewing the facts in the case of Kristen LaBrie, a mother who made the decision to stop giving her 8 year old son the cancer treatments doctors told her he needed to fight the disease.Â He died in 2009.
She is charged with attempted murder, child endangerment, and assault and battery.Â There are some who think she has suffered enough.Â A prosecutor told the jury that she did not feel one bit of responsibility for the death of her son.Â She stopped the treatment because she felt the side effects would kill him.Â This is not the case of a 78 year old man whose wife told him sheâd had enough and it was time to die in peace.Â This is a 9 year old kid, who looked to the adult in his life for the guidance and care he needed to fight an awful disease.Â And what does he get?Â A mother who disregards the advice of doctors and denies him his treatment.
There is every reason for this woman to be found guilty.Â He should have been given the treatment he needed so his body could fight.Â There was an 80-90 percent chance he would have survived if she didnât take it upon herself to decide he could do without his medication.Â That is criminal.
No one knows what really motivated Ms. LaBrie.Â There was testimony about her resentment of the boyâs father and his lack of involvement in raising their son.Â Weâll never know unless she tells us what role, if any, that played in all of this.Â We do know, however, her son had a better than good chance of surviving and she denied him that opportunity.Â For that, she should go to jail for a long time.
With the announcement from Senate Majority Whip, Dick Durbin, that he will hold Congressional Hearings aimed at protecting the civil rights of Muslims, we get another glaring example of why Democrats insist on wasting taxpayer dollars pandering to a minority in this country.
There are, by most estimates, one to two million Muslims here in America. By comparison, using those same estimates, there are five million Jews, and 159 million Christians. According to a statement announcing the hearings, they come as a result of the âspike in anti-Muslim bigotry and discriminationâ that has occurred in the last year.
Has Senator Durbin looked into the bigotry and discrimination the other aforementioned religions have dealt with forever in this country? Where are the Congressional Hearings to ferret out the reason why the Andover Fire Department canât hang a âMerry Christmasâ sign on their station anymore?
âQuran burnings, restrictions on Mosque construction and hate speechâ are the things Durbin says necessitate these hearings. Is he joshing us? Unfortunately, in this country, there has long been a tradition of bigotry toward those whoâs religion differs from yours. Itâs ugly, but itâs true. To waste hours of the Senateâs time to determine that there are those who are biased toward those who worship another religion is silly.
If Congress wants to stand and support a religion, they should start with the majority and work there way down. I imagine there are a bunch of Scientologists who think that Tom Cruise has gotten a bad rap and would love to testify about it. Yes, we must make sure everyone is free to worship whom they choose in this country. We also (some may believe unfortunately) have to insure that those who want to burn a Quran, or restrict mosque construction have the same rights as the small minority in any faith.
Iâm about to kick âSesame Streetâ in the nuts and I feel bad about it. I learned a lot from watching Big Bird in the early days, same with âMr. Rogers Neighborhoodâ, âThe Electric Companyâ and, when I got older, Ken Burns âBaseballâ and the âCivil Warâ. But I think the time has come for PBS and NPR to operate the way the rest of the country has operated the last 3 years, and dial it down a little.
Barack Obamaâs budget offers $451 MILLION to fund public television and radio in the next budget cycle. At a time when are we running the largest single monthly deficit ever, that just doesnât compute. Put those numbers in front of Bert and Ernie, and neither one would get it. Thatâs why Republicans in Congress are looking to take that money away.
Is a government in a free society obligated to provide programming for itâs people? Is the concept that children can always turn to PBS for pure, educational shows unencumbered by the nasty influence of commercials or product placement? That I might support for a measly $10-15 Million! But the money we are pouring down the drain to fund a television and radio network that essentially provides one dimensional, politically biased content is bogus.
Have you listened to NPR lately? You certainly are not getting an unbiased, objective look at todayâs headlines from that bunch. Why should our tax dollars go to support a radio network that should be forced to compete for dollars like every other broadcast entity?
When Dan Rather was fired from CBS for allowing his liberal bias to lead to the use of forged documents on a hatchet job on former President Bush, itâs a wonder a show wasnât created for him on PBS.
All one need do is watch Bill Moyerâs âBuying the Warâ or see PBS anchors Jon Meacham and Alliston Stewart knock each other out of the way to fawn and drool over former President Clinton on âNeed to Knowâ to see the clear left wing bias that is ingrained in their outlook. And thatâs fine-if the taxpayers arenât paying for it. Last time I checked, those of us that actually do pay taxes, are both liberals and conservatives and I donât want $451 Million going to one sided radio outlet and biased network.
Great job by Ken Casey and his Dropkick Murphyâs mates on assembling a star-studded cast for the brand new video for âGoing Out in Styleâ:
I am pretty sure this is the first music video that the great #4, Bobby Orr, has appeared in.Â (What two Bruins stars of the 80âs and 90âs appeared together in the âHole Heartedâ video from Extreme?) You will also see Youk, Milan Lucic, Lenny Clarke, Sean Thornton and few other local A-listers.
Mayor Menino gets a shout out in the song but doesnât make the video.Â Which reminds me of the Dropkicks almost getting tossed off City Hall Plaza when they played live for the 15th Anniversary of the Hillman Morning show in 2004.Â I guess the Mayor has a short-term memory issue going.
Just a few short weeks till the first harbinger of Springâ¦.Dropkicks shows at the House of Blues!
The Boston Globe this week revealed some of what is contained in Deval Patrickâs forthcoming biography, called âA Reason to Believeâ.Â I have been thinking about some potential alternate titles that I think are more appropriate:
-âA Reason to LeaveâÂ :Â perfect for those considering picking up their worldly possessions and moving somewhere like New Hampshire where you arenât taxed into oblivion
âA Ransom if youâre Greenâ :Â the Governor explains why the state was willing to pony up millions of dollars for Evergreen Solar, only to have them bail on our state
âAnother Trick up my Sleeveâ :Â this applies to the new âtaxâ on water and juice bottles and whatever other âfeesâ are coming this year so he doesnât have to actually cut the budget
-âA Raisin to Eatâ :Â if things keep going the way they have economically in this state under Deval, this is all some residents will have left for dinner
Perhaps you may have a title that you feel is more appropriate.Â Iâm gonna wait until the paperback comes out so I save a few bucks for tax time.
It didnât take long for political opportunists to shamelessly take advantage of this weekendâs shootingÂ tragedy in Tuscon and start using it for their own personal agenda.Â Here are some of the repeatÂ offenders firing off-oops-spouting off with their usual nonsense:
Michael Moore via Twitter: âIf a Detroit Muslim had put a map on the web w/crosshairs on 20 pols, and one got shot, where would he be now?â
Keith Olberman:Â âThe age in which this country can accept the âtargetingâ of political opponents and putting bullseyes over their faces has endedâ
Of course, it doesnât stop with words.Â In a direct assault on the Constitution, Rep Robert Brady, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, will file a bill today that makes inciting violence against a Congressman or Federal Official, with language or symbols, a federal crime.Â Representative Brady was on CNN today using Sarah Paylinâs crosshairs as the reason he is filing this bill.
Not only are these comments shameful at a time when America should be mourning the loss of life Arizona, but they also serve to demonstrate the massive hypocracy that that many on the left exhibit on a regular basis.Â By blaming Sarah Paylin for acts commited by a deranged lunatic in Arizona, arenât these three participating in the same âhatefulâ vitriol they foolishly believe resulted in the death of Congresswoman Giffords?Â Isnât is possible the same kind of violence they want to pin on Sarah Paylin, they are now inciting towards her?
(By the way, if the law passes, make sure you mac users stop using your shift key, because you will be creating that dangerous crosshair and certainly spending a few years at Leavenworth.)
Why is it, as a caller pointed out on todayâs show, when a muslim shot up Ft. Hood, we were told that we must not ârush to judgementâ, but those same individuals cannot wait to blame these shootings on Sarah Paylin?Â On November 6th, 2009, hours after the Ft. Hood shootings, hereâs what MichaelÂ Moore tweeted:Â âAfter a shooting like this, itâs very important that no one jumps to conclusions and takes out any revenge...â (link).Â Â Guess he doesnât read his own tweets.
In America, people are going to say mean things, put scary symbols on websites, and commit violent acts.Â That is, unfortunately, the cost of the incredible Freedom we have in this country.
While we wait for Deval Patrick to sip some bubbly and a couple cucumber finger sandwiches at todayâs celebration for his 2nd inauguration as Governor, it is mind boggling to discuss the salaries being paid to the much maligned Parole Board, who have come under deserved fire for releasing a lifelong scumbag who took the life of Woburn Police officerÂ John âJackâ Maguire last week.
First, a look at some of the average salaries here in our fine state:
Police Officer:Â $37,440
Meanwhile, the seven members of that parole board, who setÂ Dominic Cinelli free so he could MURDER officer Maguire, make anywhere between $90,000 and $120,000!Â Am I missing something?Â Taxpayers are spending over $650,000 a year so 7 morons can vote unanimously to let a career criminal serving three life sentences out on the street to kill again?Â The average cop has to work three years to equal the yearly take of one of these hangers-on.
The Governorâs inaction when it comes to this board, his outrageous insistence that we wait for the facts to come in until we comment, the sheer arrogance that he demonstrates by putting Â the employment of these individuals ahead of the respect deserved by the family of Officer Maguire, is shocking but yet, not that surprising.Â We know whatâs going on here.Â All one needs to do is examine the Chairman of the Parole board, Mark Conrad.Â Conrad punches the clock to the tune of $120,000 a year.Â (Thatâs about 4 times the average police salary if, like LB, you arenât good with math).
Andâ¦.as discussed on this morningâs showâ¦.he is the Governorâs former campaign driver.Â Any questions?
The sitting Parole Board should be fired.Â The next Parole Board should be paid for the work they do, not given a full-time salary.Â And Deval Patrickâs ties to Mark Conrad should be investigated.Â If he gave an unqualified man a job he didnât deserve, then he, too, is culpable in the death of officer Maguire.
We can hire 17 cops for the cost of one Parole board.Â And with the ease that it appears that they are letting these animals loose, I think we will need them.
Now we know.Â It was a wardrobe malfunction.Â Some experts felt the Celtics lost game one because of a long, overtime filled series with Chicago, some blamed uncharacteristic play by the Captain, Paul Pierce, who was on the bench with three fouls before halftime.Â Still others pointed at Ray Allen, who shot from the floor like a Somali Pirate shooting at the US Navy.Â I, however, know the reason and it can be blamed on our very own Celtic Dancer, Courtney.
Courtney's wardrobe malfunction distracted our boys.Â There's no way to focus on playing D after you just watched a very beautiful young lady lose her top while executing an intricate dance routine.Â Imagine the pressure on Scal.Â He's got enough problems just trying to put his body in front of Dwight Howard, never mind trying to do so after catching a glimpse of a fine set of Dancer boobs!
This is the reason the great Celtic patriarch, Red Auerbach, never wanted cheerleaders.Â He was so against it, they waited until he passed away to put the Dance team to work.Â Hell, they are still so respectful of Red, they don't even dare call them cheerleaders.Â Red, in his infinite wisdom, knew that men playing sports can only focus on one thing at a time.Â Â Scratch that...he knew that all men can only focus on one thing at a time.Â Add a bunch of young attractive females, in hardly any clothing, obviously not very well secured, and you have a problem.
I say we pull the Dancers for game five.Â Or secure their tops with Crazy Glue.Â Â This series is too important to risk another wardrobe malfunction.Â Not to mention, we need Scal to be focused on only one thing.Â Shutting down the Magic!
Since there's been a lot of talk on this blog about my use of the term "deadbeat", I thought it would be interesting to try to define what it really means, when it comes to those facing foreclosure, and getting a 275 BILLION dollar bailout from hardworking taxpayers like you and I.
First, the official definitions:Â according to Princeton.edu, a "deadbeat" is a "defaulter, someone who fails to meet a financial obligation".Â That is certainly true of these homeowners facing foreclosure.Â Wiktionary defines a "deadbeat" as a "lazy person, a person who defaults on their debt".Â Now, I can't say for certain how many of these "deadbeats" are lazy, but I know that they are all defaulting on their debt.Â And, quite frankly, the reason why is insignificant to me.Â I don't care if they lost their job, were conned by a lender, didn't read the fine print, or as Miserable Matt points out, they are dealing with a sick family member.Â They agreed to pay a debt, to "meet a financial obligation", and they are not doing it.Â Not my problem.Â My suspicion is, however, that those reasons are not why most cannot pay.
Those in favor of "helping our neighbors out" will tell you that we NEED to do this so as to avoid our property value plummeting.Â On the face, it seems like a great argument.Â Who wants to see five houses on your street foreclosed on in the coming months?Â It won't help you maintain the value in your home.Â However, when I began to look deeper in to this, I began to realize that it is a, shocker, SCARE TACTIC.
Did you know:
-The majority of those being "bailed out" by our President (and democrat controlled congress) live in just five states:Â California, Nevada, Arizona, Michigan and Florida?
-In the majority of states, foreclosure rates are relatively low.Â For instance, in New York it's 1 out of 2,271 homes.Â In Vermont, it's 1 out of 51,906 homes being foreclosed on.Â While in Nevada, in January, 1 out of 76 went in to foreclosure!Â 1 out of 173 homes in California was foreclosed on in January.Â Alan Reynolds wrote a great piece on this in the New York Post, if you would like to read more.
-In the states with the lowest 25 foreclosure rates, less than 1/10th of ONE PERCENT of homes were foreclosed on in January.
-Home prices in those states (with the exception of Michigan) are the only ones in the country that experienced double digit loss as of the 3rd quarter of 2008.Â (latest figures available).
-Sales of homes in those four states have SKYROCKETED over the last year
What does all that mean?Â It means the existing process works.Â Houses get foreclosed on, the market adjusts, and people buy.Â That means everyone's home value starts to rise again.Â However, if you "speculate" in the market, you run the risk of losing.Â You own a $750, 000 home in California and get a sub-prime (risky) mortgage, so you can buy new furniture, a new car, put on an addition, and your property value drops, you lose.Â It's not my fault! Why should someone in Vermont be bailing out someone in California who took a dangerous risk when it comes to their home?Â What else do "The Deadbeat States" have in common?Â Unemployment rates WAY above the national average.Â So...people who don't work, secure a risky subprime mortgage to take cash out of their home, see their home value drop, and can't pay their contractual financial obligation...seem like "deadbeats" to me.Â What's the problem, Matt?
If you visited this blog today expecting to get my take on our fearless leader declaring that the Government will now limit the amount of money a CEO can make at a PRIVATE company, then you are not going to be happy.Â Oh, sure...I can't believe we have a arrived at a point in this country where the Government would EVER be able to cap the amount of money ANY hardworking American can make....but....that story is trumped by even more important world news.Â Even though I might wish it, President Obama is not the largest boob making headlines in the world today.
That honor goes to Sheyla Hershey, who has just become the world record holder when it comes to sweater bombs.Â The "Hershey's kisses" (I am trademarking that, so don't even think of using it) clock in at an incredible 38KKK!Â Please take a look but make sure you close the office door, and that there are no impressionable children around.
In the past, the letters making up the triple K's were the domain of a sub-human racist organization in the south, but now, thanks to gallons of Silicone, they are an official designation when it comes to crowd pleasers.Â But this shouldn't shock us, because America is changing.Â Remember how you used to be impressed if your dad's car had fake mahogany wood on the dash?Â Now, everything is bigger and better.Â Spinners, plasma TV's, chrome gas caps, etc are all must haves for your vehicle.Â (And that's justÂ when it comes toÂ the President's limo).Â I guess the same is now true when it comes to Honkers.Â Heck, a double D use to impress the hell out of me and my friends, but those were the good ol' days.
Ms. Hershey travelled to Texas last year to have a gallon of Silicone injected in her lactation stations.Â (Yes...due to FAA regulations, she and the other passengers sat on one side of the plane, and her penis pillows sat on the other).Â Amazingly, when she arrived in Texas, she learned that their legislature has passed a law preventing creation of a rack bigger than triple F!Â On a side note, wouldn't it be great to live in a state where there are so many fake Zambonies that they have to pass a law that essentially says you can't make them any bigger?Â They take their guns seriously in Texas.
But, to complete this most American Dream of breast success stories, Ms. Hershey found out (when someone was able help her read an article) that Brazil does not limit the amount of Silicone a woman can pay to have shot in her Whoppers.Â Quicker than you can say pancake, she flew to Brazil, and walked out with 38KKK's.Â Who says American's are not the breast and brightest?
So, thanks to Ms. Hershey.Â She took my mind off President Obama's CEO compensation package announcement and reminded me of a real problem we have in this country.Â If we are going to compete in a Global (sorry) Economy, we have to be able to tell our women...when it comes to Winnebago's, BUY AMERICAN.
I've cleared it with our Entercom lawyers-I can officially refer to the big game this weekend as the Superbowl.Â The NFL legal team (slightly larger than the group of people who now tell you that they have been "with" the Bruins right from the start this season) will throw a cease and desist down your throat in record time if you mention the "Big Game" in conjunction with an advertiser...but random blog mentions are allowed!
Where were you last year when the "worst Superbowl of all time" occured?Â I was there in Phoenix, and as Sunday approaches, I can't help thinking of what could have been (which is just slightly less painful than re-listening to Tom Menino's State of the City address).Â I call it the "worst Superbowl of all time" because it had the potential to be...the "Best Superbowl of All Time".Â Undefeated season, four in a decade, blah, blah, blah. You get the picture.Â I am sure that Sunday's game will at least remind you of how much last year hurt.
To help ease your pain, I talked to some of the New England Patriots to see how they are planning to spend their Superbowl Sunday, one year after the "season that almost was"...
Larry Izzo, linebacker and special teams superstar:Â "I am going to stay at home and watch at my house with my wife, Maura.Â I will have my friend Stella and another friend Bud, and my good friend, Coors, to keep me company.Â I am only watching for Bruce Springsteen at half time to see ifÂ he equals my performance of "Born In The USA" at Larry-oke last year.Â You can never forget last year, it's frustrating not to be there, and it's hard to watch for any player if you're not there.Â I usually don't watch. Â But I am usuallyÂ in the lockerroom for the half time show so now I get to see what all the fuss is about."
Lonie Paxton, long snapper and man about town:Â "I am going to Hawaii, and I will be on a fishing boat and out in the ocean snorkeling during the game.Â I amÂ planning on landingÂ some mahi-mahi!Â Â I just went to the WinterÂ X games in Aspen,Â representingÂ my charity, the "Active Force Foundation.org", whichÂ builds handicapped sports equipment.Â I was there handing out gold medals to the Athletes.Â From Hawaii, it's off to Cabo and then back to work getting ready for next season."
So...there you go.Â Life goes on.Â And I guess the message is, if they're over it, I should be.Â Â I will try.
Congratulations, Hollywood stars:Â your guy won the election and he is now the President of the United States.Â Hopefully, he will do great things when he "gets right to work" today...and in the future.Â However, I have to ask you Cameron, and Demi, and Eva and Ashton....what took you so long?Â I was watching your video just now.Â You know the one where you pledge to do "great things" in the "service" of Barack Obama?Â (see below).Â And I was wondering where you have been for the last 8 years?
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When this country was attacked in 2001, you guys were all over television talking about how we had toÂ join together to fight a common enemy.Â Stupid me...I didn't know that enemy was the President of the United States!Â Most of you just couldn't get over that contested election the year before and so you thought George Bush was the enemy, right?Â Â He lied about the war and therefore you didn't have to do anything to support him?Â Or be his "servant", as you pledge to President Obama.
I think it'sÂ great that Eva Longoria is gonna plant 500 trees...really, I do.Â (I think we are gonna need to see the video evidence, though, don't you?).Â I think it's great that Diddy is gonna shut the lights off.Â (Which house do you think he's talking about?Â East or West coast?).Â I think it's wonderful that someone like Barack Obama can move all of you self-absorbed Hollywood phonies to get involved in service in your community.Â I really do.Â I just find it odd that you haven't all felt that way forever.Â Why does it take a President who's a democrat to get you motivated?Â Imagine our image around the world if you had accepted George Bush as our President and pledged to be his servant, especially when the country was at war?
I don't mean to be suspicious.Â I am sure that every one of those Hollywood superstars will immeadiately begin honoring what they pledged.Â As soon as their agent or PR person calls and reminds them what they pledged.
I never thought I would say this, but...I feel bad for Hugh Hefner.Â Here we thought he had it made, living in the mansion with three incredible girlfriends.Â He's in his 80's and all theseÂ POA chicks want to do is bang the master all day long!Â Sadly, we have learned today thatÂ this is just not the case.
Hef's former girlfriend, the brain-matter challenged Kendra Wilkinson, has given an interview to The Sun, in which she admits to sneaking out of "The Mansion" when she wanted to get laid.Â Blasphemy!Â How could she say such a thing?Â She admits to only seeing Hef ONCE a day-and she never spent any time alone with him!Â I can't believe the lie that is reality television!Â Here I was, watching "The Girls Next Door" with a swell of admiration that Hef was a man who pretty much had figured it all out.Â Now, just like Evil Knievel trying to ride a rocket over the Grand Canyon, we don't know if ANY of it was true.
And what does this say about Hef as a businessman?Â He was a cartoonist and school newspaper guy in college, built the Playboy empire from nothing into a billion dollar entity, and continued to evolve with the times.Â Yet never once considered making these girls sign confidentiality agreements?Â Didn't he know they would leave and spill the jizz...er, beans...whatever the expression is?
I'm thinking of boycotting the show this season...unless these three new girls who are moving in are really hot.Â You know what?Â Hef is definitely getting some of that.
How 'bout that Ryan Seacrest?Â The new season of American Idle (yes, I did that on purpose) is on and Ryan ran into a slight problem with a blind contestant the other night.Â Watch here.Â Gotta give him credit for grabbing the guys hand and completing the high five.Â Can't wait til later on this season when Ryan tries to dance with the contestant in the wheelchair.
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Coming up on Friday's show....Lisa Rinna, who is supposed to be doing Playboy again...Beau Bridges...and Red Sox Hall of Famer Jim Rice.Â Growing up, Jim Ed Rice was one of my favorite players (Bernie Carbo was the guy I idolized the most) and I can't wait to talk to him tommorow.Â He will be on at 8:45.
Talk to you tommorow!
Coming up Thursday's show...Manny Delcarmen of the Red Sox will be in the studio at 7:45...is he afraid of the Evil Empire in NY?Â What does he think of Smoltz?Â Does he have any good Manny Ramirez stories?Â Anything else you think we should ask Manny...please leave a comment below.Â Also tommorow, Ken Casey of Dropkick Murphy's will be calling from New Zealand with an announcement.Â He called me yesterday from some incredible golf course so we'll find out about that, too
Some quick "Random Bloggings":
-Wyc Grousbeck said on today's show that he thinks the Celtics need to make a deal before the deadline, which is next month.Â I am pushing for former UMass Minuteman, and Alumni graft taker, Marcus Camby.Â Souces say he wants out, he's got a local connection, and I think he could be the "big" that Doc Rivers is saying they need.Â Listen to the Wyc podcast here.
-Get ready to hear liberals who are outraged that Barack Obama's effigy is being burned in Iran.Â These are the same people who had no problem, by the way, with Doc Martins being launched at W's head in Iraq, or the British movie about Bush's assasination, or the Dixie Chicks saying how "ashamed" they were.Â You watch, when it's their guy, their "messiah" being burned in effigy, they will scream loudly about how "offensive" it is to all Americans
-Speaking of our President-elect (I can still call him that for a few days), we now have our first look at the new OBAMASINE that he will be driving around, including next week for the MOST EXPENSIVE swearing in of any president ever.Â I think it blows Deval Patrick's Deville away.Â I think it's jacked up a little, too.
-And speaking of that, I thought one of the reasons to vote for Barry was because this stuff wouldn't happen.Â I thought we were promised an instant love-fest with countries around the world, including the "Axis of Evil".Â Will our next president head to Iran and break syrian bread (and dip it in delicious hummus) with these same Iranians who are burning his effigy?
-Nobody has identified the "Mystery Miss Mantown" in my previous blog yet.Â Please take a look (right).Â It's not hard work...maybe you don't recognize the face, but a particular body part looks familiar.Â We need your help!
-Last week we discussed the Massachusett's legislature establishing a commision to identify the "1,000 Great Places" here in Massachusetts. (Great use of taxpayer dollars, by the way).Â Coming up next week on the show, I will begin a special audio and video feature on the air, and on this website, "My 25 Not So Great Places in Massachusetts".Â If you have a suggestion on a "not so great place", please leave a comment below.
Thanks for reading and go Bruins!
The inauguration of our first African American President is going to be an incredible day-so why do stupid people with obvious agenda's have to ruin it?
The head of the Alabama NAACP is upset that a performance group from his state will be marching in the inaugural parade in these period costumes.Â He says it reminds him of slavery.Â Don't you have to have lived through something to be reminded of it?Â The only thing it reminds me of is "costumes equal funny".Â We can't erase entire periods of our history because bad things went on during that time.Â It's not like this group is wearing "plantation owner and slave" costumes.Â These are the same period costumes they wear at Colonial Williamsburg... or Western Mass's tourist magnet, Sturbridge Village.Â Come on.Â Aren't there better things to worry about?Â Polls in Alabama continue to show that Charles Barkley is a popular potential candidate for Governor.Â That is something this guy should be afraid of.
The oversensitive, whiny, politically correct faction of this country is WRECKING IT.Â We'll discuss this on tommorow's show so I hope you will take part.
I will fill you in on what, exactly, is NOT hot in just a moment, but first....
-Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel was on the show today.Â He talked about being willing to back up Tom Brady next year, if that's what he has to do.Â Not much chance of that happening, in my opinion.Â The Patriots will franchise Cassel, then either Brady can play or he can't.Â If he can, they trade Cassel.Â If he can't, Matt is the QB next year.Â Â You can listen to his interview here.
-Violence continues to spread...not in the Middle East, but among parents at Chuckie Cheese.Â Please watch this video and tell me if you can ever see yourself in this situation.Â We have discussed before that alcohol ought not to be available at CC....it's just not necessary.Â Well, maybe as a disinfectant for the ball pit...but other than that, I think most parents can wait til they get back to the trailer to have a Natty Light.Â How many of you have seen behavior unbecoming an adult at a Chuckie Cheese?
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-Spaz is inconsolable now that reports are in that sources say Michael Jackson has six months to live.Â Granted they may not be the most credible, however, one is his biographer who says this is why Michael wants to mend fences with Paul McCartney by giving him his share of the Beatles catalog that he owns.Â If you believe that Michael is a pedophile, then you must think this is justice.Â One of the most famous, and successful, musicians of our time... no longer making meaningful music, and on death's doorstep.Â If you don't think he touched little tykes, then it would be sad that he is dying at a relatively young age.
-Finally... the following photo (right) is not Michael Jackson.Â And it is NOT hot.Â It is fashion designer Donatella Versace on the beach at St. Barts.Â Remind me when I get old (you may think I need to be told this now anyway) NOT to wear a bathing suit.Â Especially if it is going to be photograped.Â Is that Magda from "Something about Mary"?Â What would be better able to withstand years of bad weather- a Versace leather jacket or Donatella's skin?Â She looks like an alligator with a new set of fake tits. I know we all get old-I am just reminding myself to stay off the beach after a certain point.
Have a great weekend.Â See you at the World of Wheels at the Bayside Expo Center on Saturday night.Â And we will be back Monday at 5:45!
Tommorow morning (Friday Jan 9th), Patriots QB Matt Cassel will be our guest at 7:45.Â Since I was nearlyÂ pepper sprayed Â by a Boston Garden security guard while walking with Matt at last Friday's Celtics game, he agreed to come on the show and let us know his final thoughts on the season, what will happen with the franchise tag, etc.Â If there is a question you think I should ask, then please leave in the comments below and I will ask!Â Also on the show tommorow....the beautiful Tia Carrera from "Wayne's World", and "True Lies" and I have a True/False segment prepared for Tia-I heard she was supposed to be a full time member of "The A-Team" when that show was on.Â Perhaps playing the asian love interest of Mr. T?Â Who knows...she will be on at 8:45.
Couple Random Bloggings today:
-You know I am a huge Bruce Springsteen fan.Â Alot of his true fans have not been that impressed with his music of late.Â I am not among them, but I think they will ALL have to stop obsessing over "Thunder Road" when they listen to his new song from the Mickey Roarke movie, the Wrestler.Â Check it out.Â It's really good...and...says Spaz, so is the movie.
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-As a loyal republican, I have been waiting for Sarah Palin to snap out of, reappear from the woods of Alaska, and tell everyone what she thought of the bag job she got from the media.Â She has finally done it...and you can watch some of the exerpts here.Â She gives it to Katie Couric, "The View" blowhards, and the rest of the "vast left wing conspiracy" that heeded Barack Obama's request to leave his family alone...and instead spent the whole last month of the campaign tearing hers apart.
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-I sat next to Jim Belushi at last night's Celtics game and he is a great guy.Â I have heard that he is not the nicest guy to work with...but if last night was any indication, that is not the case.Â He is a Lakers fan...and Wyc called him out for it...BUT...he was rooting for the Celts last night....and making alot of noise.
-Speaking of Wyc Grossbeck (Celtics co-owner who is on our show every Wednesday) he was delighted to learn that Yao Ming does indeed speak English...at least when it comes to expletives.Â Yao was missing foul shots left and right in front of us...and dropping d-bombs, s-bombs and f-bombs.Â Apparently, they are not the hardest part of the english language to master.
-Finally, we have a mystery you might be able to help us solve - we are in the midst of rebuilding Mantown because we know how much you guys like the articles. We came across a picture of this girl (right) and none of us can remember her name. If anyone out there can help us out with this, post a comment or send email to email@example.com with your guess.
-That's all for today...gotta go get ready to watch the B's beat Ottawa.
We spent the early part of today's show delving into the "Bizarre Liberal Mind" and discussing the talk about the EPA wanting to intigate a "livestock tax" since cows (and presumably other like animals) release methane gas which some believe is the root cause of our Global Warming nightmare.Â That means the cheeseburger you had for lunch, or the steak you will soon be slapping on the barbeque, will COST YOU more money soon!Several of you joined me in pointing out how rediculous this is since cows have been farting since the dawn of time.Â One brilliant caller this morning suggested we create a car that can run on cow flatulence, a Toy-odor, perhaps.Â Â Sorry.
We also discussed the death of John Travolta's son and whether parents should be punished for witholding medication from their kids, because of religious beliefs.Â LB can't stand the Scientologists... he says they are a big dangerous cult... and wonders why the government doesn't do the same thing to them that they did to the mormon polygamist cult over the summer.Â I am not quite at that level, but I do think that if you hold back on giving your kid medicine that could save them... and they die... you should be held responsible.Â Most of you agreed, at least on the phones this morning.
Tommorow we will have Wyc Grossbeck, Celtics owner, on at 8:30 so we can find out if Marberry is coming here...and we will have one of the Geyco Cavemen...John Lair in the studio.Â He has a show on TBS called "10 Items of Less".
Finally....a few more bloggins for today....
-Someone please tell Madonna she is just not hot anymore.Â I never thought she was superhot anyway but she doesn't look good these days.Â Unless she's airbrushed like in this new ad for Louis Vuitton (right).Â Do you think she's hot...or is it iggy to look at a 50 something woman, spread eagle in her panties?
-It must suck to be Joe Biden.Â The "office of the Vice President Elect" won't confirm it, but Biden and his wife showed up to see the new Brad Pitt movie last night inÂ Delaware and NO ONE recognized him.Â No autographs, no pictures...not even a "what's Barack really like" from anyone there!Â The movie was sold out...and the Biden couldn't even get a hook to get in to see the flick.Â If that happened to Cheney, he take a flame thrower to the place.
-Is it really a huge story that Oprah is disgusted with herself because she's fat again?Â Welcome to the club! Everybody gets fat...gets pissed...and then stops eating and goes to the gym a little extra.Â During her tell all extravaganza yesterday she said "it's not about the food-it's about abusing food".Â Really?Â when did you figure that out?Â Sorry to break it to you, Oprah, but it IS about the food.Â You eat too much of it.Â Now get back to the important stuff like figuring out who is molesting the kids at your school in Africa.
-As long as we are on the topic of weight...everybody is always trying to lose a few pounds to start the year.Â If you don't want to go psycho and try the "water dump" lemon juice cleanse that LB has been talking about, give the Special K a chance.Â Eat Special K for two meals a day...and something reasonable for the third...and you will drop some pounds.Â You'll be looking good...and texting Danielle...before you know it.
An apology for those of you who really do read this blog but I did not update it ONCE on my vacation.Â I was sick with the flu for the first week and then hanging out with the kids for the second, and I just didn't get around to it.Â I do have several thoughts to share as we begin 2009 however:
-The Boston Bruins are going to win the Stanley Cup.Â So as to avoid a "Hillman Jinx", I won't go any further or give you my "top ten reasons why" but I am predicting it now...Stanley Cup Finals in Boston.
-Is it ok to send out one of those cute photo Christmas cards with a pet other than a dog?Â I am guilty of sending one out with Julia and Breese on it, but I got one this year that showed my friends bird.Â I think it's a parakeet.Â I mean, I like animals as much as the next guy, but I don't really need to see how much your bird has grown in the last year...
-There's a lot of talk about the Patriots franchising Matt Cassel.Â I was at Friday's Celtics game and Matt and his wife were there and were very popular with the crowd.Â At halftime, we were at the Celtics courtside club in Legends when the scroll on Comcast Sports Net said the Patriots would franchise him.Â Both he and wife seemed kind of surprised but being the kind of guy he is, it didn't seem to phase him.Â He basically just became 14 million dollars richer but he is such a great guy that I don't think it's that big of a deal to him.Â If that were me, I would have pissed my pants.
-Speaking of that, if they franchise him and keep him (because of concerns about Tom Brady), would he be the most expensive back-up QB of all time?
-Matt promised me he would be on the show Wednesday or Thursday this week.Â He has gone back home but swore he will call.Â See?Â Great guy!
-I broke down and got the new Blackberry Storm for Christmas.Â Has anyone tried it?Â I am not sure I like it yet.Â It is obviously an attempt to compete with the IPhone, but I find it really hard to get my fat fingers on the little buttons.Â It keeps switching to a different function every time I try to do something!Â Maybe I should just go back to a bag phone...
-Looks like Al Franken is going to "steal" the Senate race in Minnesota.Â (Thats what Democrats called it with Bush so I am using the same term).Â This has been a bag job for Stuart Smalley from the start. He started off 215 votes behind...now suddenly he is 225 ahead.Â And here's a shocker: when he started, he wanted "every vote counted".Â Now that he's got the lead, he wants the Canvassing Board to certify the election TODAY! Never mind that his opponent, Norm Coleman, has several outstanding issues when it comes to the way these votes have been counted.Â You watch...if Coleman goes to court, he will be called a "sore loser".Â Hypocracy at it's finest!
-Finally, it's great to be back doing the show and I think we are going to have a great year.Â As always, if there's anything we do on the show that you think sucks....or something that you like....feel free to let me know!
Well, they are at it again.Â The fanatical christian hate group that calls themselves The Westboro Baptist Church has released a Christmas video.Â Watch it here.Â This group, led by alleged baptist Fred Phelps and his butt ugly daughters, is well known for their attemped attention grabbing activities, like protesting the funerals of soldiers killed in Iraq.Â If you listen to the Hillman Morning show, you know we enjoy getting Fred's daughter Shirley on the phone so she can remove any lingering questions anyone may have about whether these people have a bone of decency in their body.
The Bible is filled with contradictions, and it's been some time since I've read it, but I doÂ know that a Christian is supposed to "turn the other cheek."Â I just can't when it comes to these people.Â They are the lowest form of scum on the planet and now they are attacking Santa Claus!Â To watch those little kids holding the "Santa is a fag" signs, singing about Santa taking us all to hell, really disturbs me.Â If the government can go seize a bunch of kids from a polygamist cult in Texas, why they can take these kids from a homophobic, pseudo-religious cult in Kansas?
I guess if there is anything comforting about this, they don't have many sacred targets left toÂ abuse to get people like me (and you) to talk and write about them.Â They have used the honorable dead from our military, the late Heath Ledger, and now, in the ultimate case of attacking an innocent bystander, poor old Santa Claus.Â There really aren't too many sacred things left for them to mock in aÂ pathetic attempt to get themselves on the Drudge Report.
Oh, wait.Â They haven't done anything on Mother Teresa yet.Â I'm sure that's coming.
-Who is more of a distraction to their co-workers:Â Plaxico Burress, Terrell Owens, Sean Avery or Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner?
-Fox News is reporting that former Danity Kane singer Aubrey O'Day from "Making the Band" is an out lesbian.Â That means I have to throw my theory on why Diddy put her on the show right out the window.
-Tara Reid checked into Promises Rehab center this week.Â She used to be so hot (remember "American Pie"?).Â I kind of feel bad for her because everything was going great until she hadÂ the plastic stomach surgery that went worse than a Big Dig tunnel project.Â She had that travel show where she just went places and got hammered-and it was great.Â Suddenly, she didn't have the show anymore and I guess it's a bad thing that she was still getting dismantled.Â On the bright side, at least she can still afford Promises.
-If you were an angry Iraqi, and you had a chance to throw something at George Bush, would it be a shoe?
-Who do you think will spend a longer period of time in jail next year: Illinois GovernorÂ Rod Blagojevich,Â OJ Simpson or Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner?
-I love Christmas and I think it's great to get in to the holiday spirit.Â I'm all for decorating the tree, the house, even the workplace.Â But I draw the line at the reindeer antlers and wreaths that people put on their cars.Â Â I think it's cheesy.Â Â Christmas is still supposed to have a little bit of the respect for the birth of the baby jesus in it.Â Â You don't seeÂ people driving down the road with a giantÂ lit mennorah on their roof, do you?
-After winning Friday's "Great Latka cookoff" at our Toys for Tots broadcast, Chef Michael Schlow suggested that Spaz pay off his bet from the last cookoff, two years ago.Â Spaz is supposed to do the dishes one night at one of Michael's four star restaurants (Great Bay, Radius, Via Matta or Alta Strada).Â We are trying to turn this into an upcoming fundraiser.Â The Can Man will be the maitre'd.
-Who is more likely to come to your house this Christmas and leave with an extra gift: Wynona Ryder, the CEO's of the big three automakers, or City Councilor Chuck Turner?
-Finally...it has been a great year for the Hillman Morning Show.Â You are the best listeners anyone could ever ask for.Â Â You participate in the show, go to our events and rip us all on "Hillmail".Â I hope youÂ have an incredible holiday and an even better New Year...and I will be blogging over our vacation!
(What's my resolution?Â To get SPD back on the show in '09!)
Boston Celtic Brian Scalabrine was in the studio with us yesterday and, as you might imagine if you have seen him at games, he is a great guy with an incredible sense of humor!Â Scal (and his team) didn't get back to Boston til around 2am the night before but he was up early and in the studio by 8 and he spent a good hour and 15 on the show, answering everybody's questions. Listen to his interview here: part 1 | part 2.
Scal also participated in a little "cinematic gold" and, I think, deserves an Oscar for his portrayal of a tall man that everyone needs something from in "Good to be Tall", which you can watch here.Â NBA players get the rap of being arrogant and out of touch... but not Scal.Â He is a great guy and promised to come back and do the show again in January.
After weeks of pressuring NFL "superstar" Matt Cassel to come on the show, I think we have worked out a deal and the Patriot's quarterback will be on Thursday morning from California.Â All kidding aside, there is a lot of pressure on Cassel, and it's a big adjustment for him.Â Last year, the biggest challenge he had was which cap to wear backwards on the sideline while working the clipboard for Tom.Â Now... the hopes of an entire football dynasty rest on his shoulders.Â The loss of Tedy Bruschi is a HUGE one for the Pats... can the depleted defense continue to string together enough stops to win out?Â I think so.Â I agree with yesterday's caller who said it's time to throw Izzo in the mix when it comes to situations other than special teams.
Fox apologized yesterday for showing the junk of NFL tight endÂ Visanthe Shiancoe in the background of a locker room shot.Â Is this really something the network needed to apologize for?Â Are there a lot of kids tuned in to the post-game locker room interviews?Â The only people watching were football fans, some of whom more than likely enjoyed seeing the junk of one of their favorite players.Â This is an opportunity the NFL network has missed - nude locker room interviews.Â It would definitely increase the female post game audience.
On a similar note, how did NESN's Heidi Watney not make the list of nominees for Playboys' annual Hottest Sportscaster poll?Â In my humble opinion, she is, by far, the hottest local sports girl we have had in many years.Â I'm sure that you, the perverted readers of this blog, may have other suggestions and IÂ sit here,Â anxiously awaiting them!
Finally...Friday morning is our annual "Toys for Tots" live broadcast at Boch Toyota in Norwood.Â The Marines are desperate this year.Â Toy donations are way down so please bring a new, unwrapped toy to our show on Friday morning between 6am and 10am.Â The annual Spaz/Michael Schlow cookoff will be happening there, we will get a special appearance from "Frosty the Can Man", who will sing some Christmas tunes, and former Patriot Ted Johnson will give us his thoughts on the rest of the season.Â Hope to see you guys there!!!
It's not often that we have an Oscar winning actor or actress in our studio, and on our show.Â Ok...it's NEVER.Â This morning, we had Timothy Hutton ("Turk 182", "Ordinary People", "Falcon and the Snowman")Â in the studio,Â and he could not have been a nicer guy!
Some actors/actresses tell you before they come on your show that they will get pissed and end the interview if you ask about certain things.Â For instance, Chad Lowe (I would list his body of work but it's pretty much "24" and "brother of Rob") and his people told us to ask no questions about his ex-wife or his brother.Â There are 3 choices you can make when you hear this:Â opt not to have the guest on and we do that alot.Â Have the guest on and don't ask the question.Â Or have the guest on and ask the question near the end of the interview (see Al Sharpton, Jose Canseco, Jon Cusack et al).Â In Chad's case on Tuesday, I mentioned his brother and he didn't freak out so sometimes I think it's an over paranoid publicist who puts the warning out, believing they are saving their client the trouble of talking about anything interesting..but...back to the Oscar winner.
Mr. Hutton grew up on J Street in Arlington.Â Didn't know that.Â He does a lot of films about spies or people charged with being enemies of the United States.Â I asked him why.Â I think he was disturbed when Spaz asked him about his virginity.Â And he thought it was pretty funny that LB got the name wrong of what he said was his favorite Timothy Hutton film.Â Listen to what he said here.
After the interview, he did a bunch of things for the show that we asked, without complaining or saying he was too busy.Â Â Meeting an Oscar winner...a GREAT ACTOR...who has been in the business for a long time and had no attitude whatsoever, reminded me that there is hope for Hollywood after all.
Today, we reached a point in the long running, valiantly fought battle between free-speech and political correctness that tells me we will soon be a country of stone faced, silent drones who never dare laugh at anything that might be funny.
We've debated this before, over much more important subjects: should we force our children to utter the word "God" in the pledge of allegiance, is it wrong to display the ten commandments in a court of law, should Don Imus be fired for referring to a black basketball player as a "nappy headed ho", etc.Â Christ, we spent months as a country fighting over the 1st amendment ramifications of an unusually large areola of a pop singer that made an unannounced appearance during the SuperBowl.Â (Is it even ok for me to use the term "Superbowl"?Â Never mind the NFL legal obligations,Â we don't want the otherÂ 30 teams that don't make it to the "big game" to be offended...and to think that they aren't "super" in their own right.)
Today, a professional athlete was suspended from his sport for joking about players who date his ex-girlfriend as enjoying his "sloppy seconds".Â (For thoseÂ innocent readers of this blog, most of whom live in Cambridge, and may not be familiar with the phrase, "sloppy seconds" is a derogatory term for a man who makesÂ passionate love to a woman who was recently the receipient of said passionate love from a different man.Â I know.Â Shocking!)
NHL player Sean Avery (not on the listÂ of "bright minds" Barack Obama is considering for his economic team) made the remark in Calgary because a player on that team is dating his old girlfriend, Elisha Cuthbert.Â Another NHL player,Â Jarret Stoll, is dating another of his old girlfriends (or "sloppy seconds"), Rachel Hunter, who used to be married to Rod Stewart.Â (Meaning thatÂ StollÂ is actually getting "sloppy thirds", but I digress.)
NHL commissioner (and former circus midget) Gary Bettman felt that remark was insensitive, and suspended Avery.Â You canÂ watch the comment here and decide for yourself.Â Mind you, this is a sport where you can take your gloves off before play has begun,Â pummel another adult with your bare fist on his bare face, and get a 5 minute penalty!Â And this guy is suspended because he repeated an old joke from the glory days of fraternity life?Â How embarrassing for the NHL and Gary Heightman.
It is fitting this happens during the Christmas season because Bettman looks an awful lot like Herbie, the elf who just wanted to be a dentist.Â And thats where Bettman belongs.Â In a dentist's office.Â Where the music is never loud or offensive, and nobody says anything controversial, that might actually make someon laugh, becauseÂ everyone has that weird saliva sucking device jammed in their mouth.
Shame on commissioner Bettman and shame on the NHL.Â Â I'm giving youÂ a five minute major for too many prudes on the ice.Â And another five for excessive lack of sense of humor.Â Free Sean Avery.
Sean Avery should be praised by the NHL for bringing some attention to the sport.Â Hell, he should be given a trophy for smashing both Rachel Hunter and Elisha Cuthbert.Â Â They should create a new trophy to add to the Conn Smythe and the Norris, call it the Avery, and give it to the player who bangs the hottest A-list celebrity.
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Before I dissect the Brittany Spears alleged "tell-all" docu-drama that aired on the drama network, MTV, the other night (and has aired 14 times since, I'm sure), some show notes for you neo-cons:
-Mike Vrabel of the Patriots will be on tomorrow at 7:30.Â He has written a new children's book and he is really excited about it.Â Unlike some of the dumber NFL players (that's your cue, Plaxico), Mike is a really intelligent guy and this book is cool.Â He is also firmly convinced that this team will make the playoffs.
-Spaz is taking a trip up to the new "Man Town" store at the Burlington Mall to find out where they came up with the incredibly original concept.Â Thanks to everyone who emailed or went up there to take photos.Â We will play that audio tomorrow.
-One of my favorite actors of all time, Timothy Hutton, is coming in the studio on Thursday.Â If you haven't seen "Beautiful Girls", it is a great movie and I think it's set in Massachusetts, although they don't really say. The characters are always wearing Celtics gear and drinking a lot.Â That sounds like here in the 80's, right?
Now on to Brittany.Â I know some people just ignore the train wreck/soap opera that is her life but I can't seem to do that.Â I am fascinated but what is going on with her and I can't really figure it out.Â Is she breaking free of the psychological torment that she fought through with the help of her father and coming out back on top?Â Or is she a drugged up, money making hostage that her father has seized control of via mind control?Â If you get a chance to watch this supposed "tell-all", I would love to know what you think is really happening.Â Since they didn't really ask too many "pointed" questions, here are the 5 questions I would have asked the lovely spears girl:
1. What did you do that was so lunatic they wheeled you out in a stretcher, locked you in a straight jacket and kept you in the padded room for 48 hours?
2. Do you ever check your bank balance and wonder why your father withdraws $5,000 a day?
3. Are there homemade porno's of you and Kevin, you and Adnan, you and Nick Nolte, you and yourself...and how much could you have made by selling them?
4. What is so great about the latte's at Starbucks that you are willing to risk a paparazzi stampede just to venture out and get one?
5. How stupid was Kevin Federline.Â Really.Â How stupid?
Unfortunately, I wasn't the interviewer.Â And I'm pretty sureÂ Daddy SpearsÂ would not have approved most of my questions.
Thanks for reading.
As you know, I have said ever since the "ACL tear that was heard around the world" that I still thought the Patriots would be a 10 and 6 football team.Â What I didn't know, was that 10 and 6 might not be a good enough record to win the AFC East!Â These guys will win at least 3 of their last four games.Â Arizona may give them a run for their money but it is still a real possibility that they will finish at 11 and 5 and win the division.Â That said, this is not a "top tier" Patriots team (like we are use to) and they will need a few assists if they are going anywhere in the playoffs.Â We are all going to have to face the fact that we are back to reality when it comes to our football team in "Titletown".Â A fewÂ quick Patriot thoughts:
-Matt Light was on the show this morning and owned up to having an awful game.Â He was honest about the trouble he had with Harrison and the fact that he is now more familiar with the back of his jersey than the front!Â Even though you cruel listeners call him "the human turnstyle", I have to give him credit for getting up and coming on the show after a horrendous loss.Â Listen to his interview as a podcast here.
-Deltha O'Neil should be released tommorow.Â As I said on the show today, his footworkÂ lookedÂ like what I'd expect from LB on "Dancing with the Stars".Â He was lost.Â He looked like SpazÂ at the Playboy Mansion.Â He was out of place.Â Like Sarah Paylin at an abortion clinic.Â Need I go on?Â He is not up to the task and does not belong on this team, at this time.
-Kevin Faulk and Mike Vrabel are the two most dependable players on offense and defense, respectively, on this team.Â Both had good games in a losing effort.
What happens if the Patriots don't make the playoffs?Â What else is there to do on a January weekend?Â Are we all gonna meet up at the "World Of Wheels"?Â Take a group trip to the Edaville Railroad?Â Head out to Patriot Place and watch the Jets and Steelers in the AFC Championship?Â I shudder to think about it!Â Â But don't give up on these guys yet.Â A win Sunday in Seattle, the week after in Oakland...and a couple Jets losses...and we're in the playoffs.Â Can Miami and Buffalo beat the Jets?Â Â It's going to be interesting...
I am off to work on my top ten reasons the Jets will beat San Francisco.Â Go Pats!
This is justice! I have spent the last few years tooling on Curt Schilling for his constant blogging (going so far as to refer to him now and always as âThe Bloggerâ) and now Entercom wants all of us to write a blog! Itâs not such a bad idea, I guess, because I am only allotted four and a half hours to talk each day, and I have so much more to say!
Denis Leary was back in the studio with us yesterday, plugging his book âWhy We Suckâ. He was pissed because his PR people had the old address of our Westboro studio and they drove all the way out there at 7am before realizing their mistake. I love Denis because he is exactly what he appears to beâ¦and he is not a guest who you need to pull content out of. He is the only guest who is allowed to smoke in the studio. Supposedly, we have some sophisticated fire system that sucks all the air out of the room as soon as it senses smoke but it never goes off when Denis lights up so I think itâs a lie to keep Mike Hsu from sparking up during his show.
Denis called back this morning (Tues) to thank everyone for showing up for his book signing. I was pissed about the Citigroup bailout and he said he thinks that if we are going to keep bailing these companies out, the whole country ought to be able to Christmas shop for free for one day. Kind of a âbailout Fridayâ shopping day. Sounds like a good plan to me. In this country, businesses go bankrupt every day-why do we have to bail certain businesses out? We have let these financial institutions get so big that, when they fail, the whole financial system is affected. Too bad! Let them fail like we are letting Circuit City or Linenâs and Things fail. I donât hear anyone talking about the global shower curtain market being devastated when Linenâs and Things goes under.
Denis told us that this season of âRescue Meâ is the best ever and he was going off about what a great âdramaticâ actor Lenny Clarke is in a certain hospital scene. Lenny is known as a comedic actor, but Denis said he is incredible during this sceneâ¦Iâm guessing someone important dies on the show. Lenny told me at our Celtics charity dinner that there will be a âRescue Meâ comedy tour around the country running simultaneously with the premier of the show in the spring with him and Denis and others. Denis also said that if LB gets down to 220 lbs, he will give him a nude scene on the show. Finally, some real breasts on that show.
Speaking of our dinner, Wyc Grousbeck (the owner of the Celtics) and Brian Scalabrine (new âking of the threeâsâ in Boston) were gracious enough to help raise $5,000 by eating with a group of listeners at the Capital Grille in Boston last week. During the dinner Wyc got a call from Danny Ainge telling him that KG had been suspended for a game, which made Scal pretty happy! Wyc also said that the Celtics didnât stand a chance of getting McDice because they were not willing to do some things that other teams were willing to do. It sounded to me like other NBA teams were willing to do some âsketchyâ deals to try to land him and I think itâs cool that the Celtics werenât.
I swear that half of Joe Robbie Stadium Sunday was Patriots fans! You have to be impressed with how many fans this team has, despite all the douche haters who are out there. When Matt Light was punching Crowder, the place erupted. Matty was pretty upfront during his interview with us on Monday, and said that Channing is a worse trash talker than Joey Porter. In my opinion, he deserved what Light gave him.
Former New England Patriot Joe Andruzzi called the show to talk about his charity event Monday at Christinaâs on Route one. I will be there along with Mike Vrable, Matt Light, Dan Koppen and a bunch of Joeâs former teammates raising money for his foundation. Joe beat cancer and now wants to give back to families who are affected, so if you want to come out for a good time, I will see you there on Monday.
Finally, since itâs a time of âgiving thanksâ, I want to thank everyone who donated for this yearâs Walk and Rock for Change. Itâs incredible that we were able to raise over $100,000 and that is a credit to the generous listeners of our show, and this station. It seems like when times are tough, you guys step up even more and I am really impressed.
Check back later for my new blog and I hope I did better than Schill.