Going negative today in (1) - (3), but ending (4) on a hopeful note.
(1) The Musers' Cowboys Radio Theater 1310 during the 5:30-6 am segment, where they comment over the replay of the Cowboys post-game interviews, isn't working. Their level is the same as the level of the interview so they just end up with two (or more) people talking at once at the same volume, and neither their bon mots nor what is being said by the interviewee (which no longer relates to the bon mot, which is addressing what was said just before, so the spoken-over content can neither be heard nor remarked on) can be understood, at least by me, standing at a sink with the Crosley two feet from my ear, water not running. Also, because the interview responses are entirely generic, there's no material there to joke about, so when what our radio lads are saying can be understood, it turns out not to be innarestin. Maybe they figure that half-hour is a ratings give-up anyway, so why not goof it.
(2) It's rare that an ad infects both TV and radio with its colossal, tedious, insulting stupidity, but the Subway "big hot pastraME" campaign succeeds. At least on TV you get some slapstick.
(3) Confidential to Gordon Keith: Retire the running gag of not knowing how to pronounce words and names.
(4) Anyone out there detecting an uptick in Mike Rhyner's level of apparent interest in his own show, and in his performance in non-Hardline appearances, since the two recent ratings books? I think I have -- could be imagining it but would be interested in your views.
Here's an STD for you: It makes The Hardline better.
Have a splendid holiday weekend, Confessors.