Dec 172016
 
  • MediaBuzz videos: Trump; CNN and
  • Reliable Sources videos: How to cover Trump; PolitiFact; press freedom.
  • MSNBC cancels Live with Thomas Roberts.  Chris Hayes makes book.
  • F&F video: High above NYC Abby Huntsman beats
  • From his basement, Olbermann citing nonexistent Eichenwald reports.
  • No one tells Megyn Kelly what to wear.  Video: with Colbert.
  • YourBuzz videos: Fox’s a Harry
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani
    • Larry Kelly

      Class outfit GQ is.

      • Apparently Yoda is visiting us today. Promoting ‘Rogue One’ no doubt.

        • Larry Kelly

          The Farce, strong it is.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            May the Farce be with you.

          • Grandpa D

            You beat me to it!

  • The man who co-opted Edward R. Murrow’s sign-off “good night and good luck” has now embellished Dave Garroway’s “peace” sign-off.

    • Larry Kelly

      And is the head of the resistance, safely hidden in his basement.
      “We seek him here, we seek him there
      Those Frenchies seek him everywhere!
      Is he in heaven? Or is he in hell?
      That demmed Elusive Pimpernel?”

      … next, “courage”.

    • One of my favorites signoffs was from Brad Crandall, a talk show host in NYC. He also had a great voice, and narrated a lot of the hokum ‘documentaries’ from Sunn Classic Pictures. I’d quote his sign-off but it should be done verbatim and I’d prefer to nail that down first.

      EtA: This is pretty close to what I remember (I edited it slightly to conform to what I think is correct);

      But the best moment of a Brad Crandall show was his sign off- I don’t remember exactly, but the imagery was, to me, nothing less than profound. I think it went something like this: “…until next time, when we sit down by the railroad tracks, open up a can of beans, watch the trains go by, and talk about this crazy world in which we live… this be Brad Crandall saying, ‘good night…my friend.'” I am amazed that, after all these years, I still remember the gist of that, and when I close my eyes, hear his voice saying it.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        There was a guy in the D-FW market in the early eighties who signed off. “God willing and if the Russians don’t drop the bomb, I’ll be back tomorrow.” Don’t remember his name.

        • Larry Kelly

          Let us not forget, “Good night, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are.”

          • Larry Kelly

            OR a song, Larry:
            🎵I’ll be seeing you, in all the old familiar places🎵
            OR
            🎵When the moon comes over the mountain…🎵
            OR
            🎵Good night. Good night. Until we meet again.🎵

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani
          • Larry Kelly

            Mein Führer, I can walk!

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani
          • Cecelia

            That’s a creep movie for the ages, NN.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            That it is. And I can’t picture anyone but Nicholson in the role.

  • Larry Kelly

    Dr. Henry J. Heimlich, the thoracic surgeon and medical maverick who developed and crusaded for his maneuver, died today at 96 while chocking on a chicken tender at a San Juan, Puerto Rico KFC. The staff, thinking he was pantomiming to order more, failed to come to his aid.
    TODAY IN FAKE NEWS

    • Cecelia

      FB labeled that as disputed by Univision.

      • Larry Kelly

        hahahaha!

  • Larry Kelly

    If you go out in the woods today. You’re sure of a big surprise. If you go out in the woods today. You’d better go in disguise.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/in-the-chappaqua-woods-a-search-for-hillary-clinton/2016/12/17/60daea40-c3c0-11e6-8422-eac61c0ef74d_story.html?utm_term=.a2edf277cfb6

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Bill’s a frequent visitor to Ye Olde Adult Shoppe in town.

  • Larry Kelly

    I wish I were an elector so I could tell Martin Sheen to go screw himself. These people doing their pledged duty and are getting hate mail and death threats. You’d never know that by watching NBC NEWS though. Death threats first have to be cleared by The Southern Poverty Law Center to get a report from that crew.

    • Cecelia

      Has this made a blip on Mr. Stelter’s radar?

      He has had plenty of tweeters pointing out to him that every thing he feared from Trump supporters post a Trump loss has been the case and then some with Clinton supporters.

      So far, no acknowledgement from Stelter of that fact.

  • Larry Kelly

    MSNBC quietly cancels ‘Live With Thomas Roberts’
    http://pagesix.com/2016/12/17/msnbc-quietly-cancels-live-with-thomas-roberts/

    • Cecelia

      That story about Ronan Farrow showing up for work every day and being seen sitting at a desk in the background of the Roberts’ broadcast, seems more than a little sad.

      • Larry Kelly

        Don’t feel too sad. NBC is giving him more to do on the TODAY show v

        • Cecelia

          I’m glad to hear that.

  • dsmawley

    Welcome back old friends Winston’s & Yardley Gift Sets!

  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

    Zsa Zsa has died at age 99. May she rest in peace and not slug any cops in Heaven.

  • This weekend’s most popular links:
    5 MSNBC cancels
    4 her fear of heights
    3 what to wear
    2 party
    And the most popular link in this weekend’s links…
    1 From his basement, Olbermann citing nonexistent Eichenwald reports.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Olbermann reminds me of Frank Booth, but without the wit and charm. “Hello, neighbor.”