Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 03:12PM
Loving The Loony--Even though he's a rabid left wing loony (notice I've fixed the spelling) and unapologetic Obama shill, David Letterman remain extremely funny. Chances are I'll be watching him from 11:35-11:50 each weeknight (before I turn to Kimmel; I'm not fan of Leno).
While some right wing fanatics might accuse Letterman of being disrespectful in his interview with British Prime Minister David Cameron last night, I found it hilarious (and even informative).
I nearly choked laughing so hard when in response to Cameron not being able to translate Magna Carta (that famous document signed by King John at Runymede in 1215), Letterman quipped, "Boy it would be good if you knew this!" Maybe it was just me but I found it hilarious rather than disrespectful. It's not that tough a translation...from the Latin, it means something like great charter, n'est-ce pas? "It would be good" if the P.M. knew that.
Et tu Miller?--Even funnier was Dennis Miller on Bill O'Reilly last night (yes, I usually watch at least portions of O'Reilly). Never have his rants been funnier. Not only do he scorch the vile Iranian President over his UN speech and the NFL over substitute refs, but he also got in a great shot at Fox's own foot fetishist Dick Morris. In a previous segment, O'Reilly had focused on polls with pros like Karl Rove, Larry Sabato, and the fetishist. The first two made sense. Morris made so little sense that O'Reilly had to interrupt his twice to get him back on track.
First a confession--You may recall my New Years resolution to change channels whenever Morris appears. I followed it for seven months, but lately have been catching bit of the fetishist from time to time. He's just as outrageously smug (and wrong) as ever. He insists that not only will Romney win big, he'll win Pennsylvania. How can you trust a guy like this? Apparently, Dennis Miller couldn't take Morris any more than I can. He referred to the fetishist's wisdom as not being able to be contained on a grassy knoll, an opening for O'Reilly to plug his book on the JFK assassination. Dennis also mocked the fetishist's book on his dog Dubbs going to DC but noting the new Morris book on Dubbs humping. O'Reilly broke up. So did I! Why Fox continues to feature this nut case (Morris on most of their shows is beyond me. He has zero credibility. He's a mere hack for Republicans just as he was once a hack for Democrat Bill Clinton. Follow the money, Dubbs!
Matt, We Hardly Knew Ye--So long and good luck to Concord Monitor reporter Matthew Spolar. I knew he wouldn't last long. They never do at the Monitor. It's a great training ground for new hungry reporters on their way to bigger and better (higher paying) jobs. I thought Spolar might follow Sarah Koenig who went to Baltimore, but apparently he's off to New York. Like most Monitor reporters, Matt was great. The paper gives space to its reporters to explore the Concord scene in detail, and they do a great job (not that there's anything wrong with the veterans like Kevin Landrigan, Norma Love and the Union Leader's Gary Rayno...although there was something very wrong with the vile...it's been a while since I've used that word... and incompetent guy who preceded Rayno at the Leader...gone and literally forgotten...I couldn't even remember his name...Tim or Tom something).
But I digress. Matt Spolar and I shared something in common. I was a Pittsburgh Pirate fan in my teen years (back before Matt was born). I'd pull in KDKA radio and listen to Bob Prince and the Gunner and the Possum. Occasionally I quote the Prince line here, "We had 'em all the way" Matt picked up on that once and noted how he's a Pirate fan. In fact, he tells me that he has discovered one of the rare copies of the complete broadcast of the 1960 World Series game 7 ("back to the wall goes Berra") which was lost for many years.
Good luck Matt. I trust his replacement will be good as well and also won't last long.
Et tu,Tiffany?--Tiffany Eddy, of Channel 9, is also leaving, but she's been on the scene considerably longer than Matt, 14 years. I've always found Tiffany, like Tom Griffin at Channel 9, unoffensive. Lest that sound like damning with faint praise, it's actually high praise indeed. I judge newscasters by their tendency to offend me with their unending happy talk or their bias or their phony forced voices (like the WMUR morning weather guy...just terrible). Tiffany and Tom through the years have managed not to offend me. And that's high praise indeed.
Good luck Tiff