Friday, May 15, 2015

Quick Hits Before I Forget


Yes, I'll have some thoughts on the AMA, just leave me alone for Chrissakes.  I spent days on that thing, I'm taking a break from long-form think-pieces.  Here are some quick hits.

(1) I could not for the life of me figure out what George's "firearms legal" ads were about.  What is the product?  What service is being offered?  Apparently George uses this service ("like me"). 

I went to www.firearmslegal.com.  Apparently, this is a pitch for what are essentially prepaid legal services.  You pay a monthly fee and get your attorneys fees paid under the following circumstances, and I'm not kidding you, this is what it says:  "100% payment for attorney fees when a firearm is used lawfully for self-defense in protection of yourself, your family, or your property."


In other words, they will pay the fee only if they defend you successfully, and not if they fail (because your use of a firearm will have been found "unlawful").


Moreover, how often are homeowners prosecuted for shooting an invader?  Almost never.

Moreover, how often do homeowners shoot an invader?  Almost never.

In other words -- what a scam.  George should back away from this nonsense.



(2)  Let's put aside whether David Letterman is a pioneering comedy genius or a cranky, stammering bore.  My objection to the overcoverage of his departure on The Hardline relates not so much to the fact of the overcoverage itself, it's that it is almost free of interesting content.  Corby has absolutely no discernment when it comes to separating entertainment wheat from chaff.  The drumbeat of his worshipful descriptions of Dave (accompanied by his shameful browbeating of Mike for not tuning in at Corby's insistence, and Mike's meek acquiescence in these charges of his viewing shortcomings)  is dull when it occupies a segment, and excruciating when presented as a daily serial leading up to the last show.  It's just plain bad radio.

(3) Here's my extremely unsupported takeaway from Deflategate -- Tom's cheating on Giselle.

(4) Listening to the replay of the T.C./Sirois coughing incident on the E-Brake.  I'd love to know the T.C. behind-the-scenes stuff.  I need to go back and listen to Gordon's feral cat "TomCat Fleming" bit from a couple of days ago.  There's some inside stuff in there.  Anyone got an analysis of that bit?



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71 comments:

Anonymous said...

The TC E-Brake

I heard all of this live. When the coughing fit happens one time, one can chalk it up to an accident. Whenever it happens multiple times, then there is a concern for the party who coughed.

As a producer and host, Sirois had every right to kick him in the nuts. The "you can't make me response" was typical of the party in question-remember his "we are all equals" attitude. The man is an inexperienced broadcaster and should accept it when criticism and a teaching moment comes his way..

Since the midday ticker man and Sirois will both be on the Hang Out Trip this weekend, it will be interesting to hear how they get along.

Remember, it was Cirque that came up with the Ragonk web site and what not.

Anonymous said...

So happy that Sirios called out the 10-3 ticker guy for coughing directly in to the mic. It is so ridiculous and completely unprofessional. His co-workers are turning on him which I think is a good sign.

Love Sirois.

Anonymous said...

I don't listen to BaD so I fortunately don't get to experience TC but I did catch the e-brake. Wow. Now I get it.

Anonymous said...

Can Cat just send him to ESPN or something?

Arky P1 said...

I don't necessarily dislike TC as much as some others on here, but I totally agree with Sirois on this one. Coughing on the air as much as TC does is inexcusable. TC knows he is polarizing, even hated by many. He should do everything he can to be as professional as possible.

Anonymous said...

Odds of TC getting fired at the same concert two years in a row? Also interested to see if there's a Sirois throwdown on their trip.

KP in Dallas said...

I think the TC/Sirois e-brake is fairly strong evidence as to why a lot of people can't stand TC. I'm glad Sirois called him out because the coughing on mike every day is a beating and unacceptable.

The Tricky Kid said...

TC coughing into the mic a few months ago caused most of the on-air hosts to get sick as well. He is completely clueless and has no self-awareness. Add this to the list of absurd and baffling decisions by Jeff Catlin, who is way too close to these guys personally to make the best decisions for the station.

Anonymous said...

SeaBass chiming in during the TC E-Brake was interesting. He basically said TC can't reach the cough button as easily because TC insists on using his own laptop instead of the Ticker guy computer (which Sean described as the 'best computer in the studio'). Sean sounded annoyed by it.

My uneducated guess is TC uses his own laptop because it makes him feel different/better than the other Ticker guys.

If Cat was serious in the AMA about TC being good at taking direction, his next direction better be "stop coughing in the mic or you're done".

pk said...

Keep TC - he is radio gold. Whether it's accidental or not, it's what makes the Ticket great. Or made it great in the past. Whichever - keep it one hundo, TC.

Anonymous said...

Question for Sideshow Bob:

You're a bona fide D1P1, a friend of hosts, etc.

Do you see what others see (negatively) vis-a-vis The Hardline, and Mike being disengaged in general?

I think it'd be nice to hear your thoughts. Since you've been leaving comments the last few days (which is very cool).

Anonymous said...

You know what, 937am? That is not a bad idea, at all. It would allow for him to escape The Ticket hot seat he's put himself on, allow for him to work on his chops in an atmosphere that will not tolerate his slackness, and perhaps a fresh start of start of sorts is what he needs.

Nonononever said...

Bob just told a caller that he's proud that TC collected another e-brake. They love that dude - not going anywhere.

Anonymous said...

@Nonononever

BaD may like him, but they don't mind kicking him.

Today's intro included a squabble with Rhynes when TC filled in for E-News along with the original "Typhoid Mary" ticker coughing fit. Personally, I would have been mad as hell with him continually showing up while sick and then getting everyone else there sick.

BaD may like TC, but they do not mind stepping on his nuts.

Perhaps his niche is off mike work-production, IT work, etc.

Anonymous said...

Yep. I tweeted at Bob about TC and he promptly shot me down. That's ok, I'll just tune out until something changes.

Anonymous said...

Seems like some of you won't be happy until TC loses his job...and with your helping fan the flames. If it happens, then what? It'll please you to be party to someone losing their job?

T4 In Rockwall said...

Very good question. I'll hang up and listen.

T4 In Rockwall said...

Some of us might be happier but it'll be no one's fault but his own. We make up a very small percentage of P1's so hardly anyone knows there's a dislike for TC.

Anonymous said...

I think TC could be a very good producer for s show someday. But he is not an on air talent.

I don't wish for anyone to lose their jobs. I recently lost mine and it sucks. But I'm also not going to listen to something if I don't enjoy it and right now I don't enjoy Bad Radio. I voiced my displeasure at how times it sounds like IJB ft Bob and Dan and I'm tuning out. I can't help what happens from this point on.

Anonymous said...

Nbc beginning this Monday, I'm going to make note of TC's on air time, sans Tickers. I will do it for two weeks. At that time I will post a comment with the results. They will be broken down into the following categories: TC proper segments/TC-centric segments, how many times and for how long he chimes in during non TC proper/centric segments, and cume time on air. I'll then give the average amount of, and time of, segments per show and per week. We'll then get a better picture if all this whining and "I'm done until he's gone" talk is justifiable...at least on the grounds many give, i.e., he hijacks, butts in too much.

See you all n 16 days.

The Plainsman said...

1101, that's an interesting idea, but I urge you not to waste your time. If you discovered that T.C.'s utterances occupied at most 5% of BaD airtime, you would not have proven that the people who tune out, or claim falsely to tune out, are wrong about T.C.

I happen to be in the "not my favorite, but not hugely objectionable" camp. I even listen to the weekend shows he's on. But that some find him unlistenable is not impeached by the smallness of his actual airtime. (I'll have more to say on the great T.C. controversy soon.)

So while I would be quite interested in your findings, if it is your intention to refute T.C. criticisms by showing that his contribution is relatively modest, you will fail.

Now what would be interesting is comparing T.C.'s popping on and T.C.entric segments to the on-air appearances of every other non-host on the station. Then you'd have something.

Anonymous said...

Going to agree with Plainsman in this case. To me, it doesn't matter if TC is on the show 5% of the time or 75% of the time. I don't enjoy listening to him. His show presence reduces my enjoyment of what was once my favorite Ticket show. That's really all it boils down to.

Now, let's be fair. I don't hate TC. My tweet to Bob was not specifically targeting TC, but IJB in general. I don't tune in to BaD to listen to the Jake and TC show and there are times (however few they may be) where they seem to take over. Jake gets a bit more of a pass for me because for one, BaD has always had an active producer role, and I also happen to think he is a better on air talent.

Jake did a really great job on the interviews with Bun B and Jack Handey. Compare that to what TC did with Milana Vayntrub and its night and day.

If you do decide to go through with this experiment, I also urge you to do it with Sean and Ty as well. I think you'll find one of the three has a bigger on air presence than the others.

PS, Plainsman. I have to apologize to you. I was the author of a comment that incorrectly accused you of only lobbing softballs to Cat prior to his AMA. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the questions.

cactusflinthead said...

Caught some of the Bruce/Donovan combo today on the ride up to town for a few.

Did not hate it. Actually was interested by the convo about IRL and boxing vis a vis NASCAR and MMA.

TC and Sirois friction reminds me why I don't like TC. Has to have his own laptop and can't be bothered to use the cough button? Contaminated the mic so everybody gets a nice dose of your contagion? Brilliant.

That other part of being equal is that you also have the same responsibilities to share, including the cough button. It does not make me avoid the show, bits I don't care about do.

Anonymous said...

RTWY, cactus. I dug the Donnie/Bruce combo. And your sentiments about T.C. echo mine, as well.

Is it me, or is there something a little off about a weekday host, "the second 'D' in BaDD radio" (as the promo goes), cohosting a weekend show? This isn't speculation as much as it is thinking aloud, but are we hearing the proving grounds for potential, future shows? PERHAPS replacements for weekdays, new weeknight programming (didn't Cat admit in the AMA that Farrell isn't pulling the #s he did at first, and that that is something he considers/revisits?)? Personally I think Bruce is great. I also think there are too many voices on BaD(D), and that Donnie is much better when he's paired with others. I also think BaD is better when it has a Donnie-less day(s). Not because Donnie is a poor host, but because, per above, he's not a good fit with Bob AND Dan. Whatever the case, I still say it's pretty odd that you have a Donnie/Bruce show (or Donnie/anyone show) on in the middle of a Saturday afternoon. There are a lot of JVers up there who could use the work, need the work, I'm sure. Now, Bruce himself doing a Saturday show, I totally get. He's a part-timer/sorta JVer (he's done Tickers, etc., not just the Stars pre-post--which is a Stars hire, not The Ticket).

Attention Cat: Donnie and Bruce are a good pairing. Find them a permanent slot. Like M-F 7-9pm, then go Top Ten till 10:30 or 11:00, then, if you must, run an hour of (he)Farts well.

Celery said...

It wasn't worth submitting as a question since it involves outside pursuits, but two hosts' involvement in bands is a real beat down to me, even more than TC. Mike only mentions Petty Theft, but listeners are forced to endure Bird Dogs talk. Perhaps it's because George is so likable, but his music is not anything more than super generic....and the lyrics flat out suck. The band thing is great for guys that are into that...but my guess is most listeners don't identify with that interest or heck, really dislike most country. I find the music distraction to mightily contribute to punch outs and lower radio commitment.

Anonymous said...

Amen, Celery. Amen. Plus 1000.

Rhyner's, at least, two bands seem to be the only thing he really Cates about. I mean after all these years and he's still pro.voting every single show? Come off it. At least George uses his celebrity and band to raise money for good causes and whatnot. But yes, it's not the greatest of music. At least it's his music, originals. Unlike Rhyner. BTW, what is George singing on that line Mino always plays? Something about the weekend.

T4 In Rockwall said...

Something about going with the family skiing on the weekend.

Shaggy said...

Still ski on the weekeeeend...

Anonymous said...

I thought it was shoot skeet on the weekend..

Boo! said...

I personally liked the Mike Sirois & Donnie Combo, I feel like those two could pair with anybody though and it would be top notch.

I agree with others, there may be too many voices on BaD(D) radio, and I would love for Donnie Doo to have his own show with another partner, I think he's got the talent and he has earned it.

TC can stay on the air as long as everyone keeps kicking him in the nuts...TC could be a favorite of the P1 if he would just own his mistakes, like Ragonk, he could be captain Ragonk! I think Corby became love-able when he owned his weird laughs, and voice malfunctions

I would say I'm a TC apologist for the most part, but he continues to make it very difficult to stick up for him.

Anonymous said...

Re: Donnie & Bruce

I enjoyed their show together. Interesting/refreshing takes on all topics. They certainly can do a show together because they are broadcast pros.

Regarding taking time away from the JV, perhaps you did not catch Work In Progress (Justin, Fahy & Mino) in the 10-12 slot. For the 3 of them to be together on the air instead of a podcast setting, I thought they sounded fine.

As you know, about half of the JV (Cirque & IJB) were at Hang Out Fest. Bruce and Donnie were there as they basically had no one else. Bruce even joked that Cat calls him when there is no one else available.

I am sure most of the JV will be working in some fashion on Memorial Day. I have not heard the line up or time slots yet, but I am sure it will become known as we get closer to the holiday.

Anonymous said...

I heard via the app, the fri Rhad's, Gen X Davey and Dan Balls replay of the "Dawson Creek Parody's". GENIUS!! Laughed my butt off!!

It got me to thinking that this was RADIO GOLD you could count on hearing on a pretty regular basis...in the early 2000's before the big-big contracts. Back then I don't remember any of their political views being espoused and nobody was in a band they constantly had to tout. There were no interviews with musicians that I've never heard of, playing a guitar songs I don't like. No, back then it was all for the P1! Now with the BIG contracts they receive, ill use the words Ive heard them say about certain athletes who are aren't putting forth effort..."its hard to be hungry when your already stuffed".

Anonymous said...

@518
Preach it!!!!!

The Plainsman said...

I also liked Donnie and Bruce. Bruce tends to have a lot to say, but Donnie kept things moving.

Some Confessors aren't fond of Donovan on BaD, but I like his approach and sound, yes, even on BaD. If show-juggling time ever comes, I'd be OK with him as a host/co-host with a different cast.

Thought I would get to my post-Cat ruminations this weekend, but tasks got the better of me out here on the plains.

Gopher said...

As far as plus 1's and fill in host, why have they not tapped into some of the other talent in the current Cumulus stable?
Hawkeye maybe, anyone at 93.3 or KLIF got a sports HSO?
George Reba is doing Big Hoss TV work for TMS, would he do a part time radio gig?
Steve Lamb from WBAP and Rhyner, that would be radio gold. Lamb had a history with Greggo many, many years ago.
Wally Lynn?
Brad Sham would big time them but would Babe?

Anonymous said...

I'm not a fan of Donnie on BaDD, but not because of anything Donnie does wrong. Rather it has to do with both Bob and Dan not being a suitable fit for him. Honestly, as the years roll on, Bob and Dan's chemistry has come full circle. They started out as a forced and not too compatible pairing. They overcame it, and became a good pairing. Over the past year or so there's been a rapid decline in chemistry. A third party, no matter who it is, only makes things worse. Toss Jake and TC into the mix, and there's 3 voices, maybe 4 voices, too many.

Rhinosaur said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who scratched my head the first time I heard the firearm insurance commercial. What the actual fuck? I guess the Ticket will take money from anyone.

Anonymous said...

I don't listen to Norm a lot, but when he starts his vacation talk I am turning the channel. Does anyone out there like listening to him or any of the host talk about their vacations? When any of them talk about vacations I time out everytime.

Anonymous said...

I like vacation talk because of the voyerism aspect of it. Always like to here stories that break up sports talk. Big fan of "Dan's World" and "Bob's World" segments. That's why I look forward to Hangout festival talk. Then again, I like most of the hosts.

Rhinosaur said...

Vacation talk I can sometimes handle, but not talk about how bad an airport is. Customer Service Norm in full effect today. Not good radio.

Anonymous said...

Listened to BaDD today for first time in a while. Amazing how much better the show is when you don't have the clowns from IJB hijacking everything.

Also great having a ticker guy that delivers well crafted sport updates 2 times an hour.

I'm assuming this will end tomorrow. It's been fun while it's lasted.

Anonymous said...

Gagreed, 1:59. Today I get to hear BaDD, not five voices vying for their own talk shows. Soooooo much better.

Really looking forward to Hangout Fest talk on Norm, BaDD, and THL tomorrow. NOT.

Arky P1 said...

Man Donnie Doo is so good. Love hearing him on THL. More Donovan.

Anonymous said...

Snake should have taken another day. We are going to have to fight through this for two hours today.

blergoyen said...

Can someone shed some light on a dilemma regarding THL today? I'm wondering which subject Rhyner and Danny have more inside knowledge on - 1)The inside financial complexities of Musical Super-stardom and the annual royalties revenue for Van Morrison, or 2) The inner-workings of biker gang activity in Texas and which cartels each biker gang is connected to?

they seem to be very well versed on both.

Anonymous said...

For all you Corby sucks, Mike's disinterested, THL isn't what it used to be crowd, I have a solution for you. I did this about 4 months ago, and my Ticket listening experience has been oh so much better ever since: The moment the countdown to end WTDS finishes, the explosion goes off, and Dirk shouts "Shut her down, let's go home!". . . make that the end of your Ticket listening day. No Top Ten, no Farrell. . . as Rhyner so rudely said to Pete Stein, "and you're done." Tomorrow's a new listening day.

I swear by it. Try it for 2 weeks, and I bet you'll be a changed listener.

The Plainsman said...

(1) Heard the end of Donovan's stint with Mike. Excellent, and Mike was actually talking. For as long as it lasted, it was a good teaming.

(2) Heard the first couple segments on stinky baked Corby's return. Hey, Mike was talking then, too. Catch it when Corby finished e-news and said: "In the next segment, can I issue an apology?"? Mike and Danny: "No." And Mike helmed the next segment and it was a pleasure.

Anonymous said...

blergoyen,

I hope you're being facetious. I've never encountered three people more willing to talk out of their asses, and with such certainty, than Mike, Danny, and Corby. Mike used not to be that way. After six plus years of The Corby and Danny Show....well, he's only following his leaders.

Too bad, because when Mike leads, like he did for a bit today, he's as compelling a personality in media today, period. When he's not leading, he might as well not be there.

Arky P1 said...

Justin Montemayor is a good good.

Anonymous said...

Here's a theory.

For whatever benefit we get from social media, a big drawback is that people will take an innocuous posting and put a political spin on it. And then treat it as the most important political issue of our time.

Maybe Corby and Danny don't have good filters for that stuff and it's begun to alter the way they think about things. So all opinions are offered with the dial turned up to 11. Because that's what they see on their phones.

Like I said, just a theory.

Boo! said...

After listening to Mike and Donnie and then Mike and Corby yesterday, I think its a conscious decision of Mike to let Corby take control, because he realizes that he's (Mike) not going to be on THL forever and its been a 6ish year long training session for Corby.

That being said, I still love THL and would like Mike to take the helm more often like he did yesterday.

Also, More Donnie all the time!

Arky P1 said...

I'm asking because I don't know. Is three segments with Gary Patterson good radio? Is there a lot of interest in hearing college football coaches, outside of that coach's fanbase? I mean, I am an Arkansas fan, and if BAD had Bret Bielema on for three segments, I would probably punch out.

Anonymous said...

Just heard a promo for the Memorial Day Schedule.

6a-10a: Cirque due Sirois

10-12: Justin & The Machine

12p-3: The Kickaround

3-7: The Shake Joint

Anonymous said...

Listening to Corby talk about how terrible the ratings for the Mad Men finale were, and how strong the Boardwalk Empire ratings were...

I just checked, Mad Men had higher ratings than Boardwalk Empire.

I don't think he does any show prep on his news.

Anonymous said...

More LETTERMAN talk!!!!

Anonymous said...

Why watch LETTERMAN when THL will mail it in and just replay it tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Digging the Memorial Day lineup. Though I'm not sure if either CdS or TSJ can pull off 4 hours of quality radio. I was hoping a Bruce Levine cohosted show would've been included. But good for Justin M and Machine.

Celerey said...

Not only more Letterman...but gross overreaction to Tom Hanks....who is always energetic. I like Tom Hanks...but his story was just okay. And as for the musical guest review...nice performance but nothing more. I am not a Corby hater, but I don't really listen to THL much anymore. Today reminded me why.

Fake Jeff Catlin said...

How about a hypothetical?

Tomorrow morning you turn on the Ticket and discover Cumulus has changed the format to all Beatles. All Ticket host contracts have been bought out and they are now free agents.

What does everybody do next?

Jiggity McDiggity said...

Do the "Three S's". Listen to The Unticket. Get a bite to eat, maybe go to the range.

Arky P1 said...

@Celery--I thought the Tom Hanks story was stupid, especially in an audio only format. It may have been funnier if I had seen it. I don't understand why Corby tries to sell us on everything being the funniest, coolest, greatest thing ever done.

@Fake Jeff Catlin--I would probably catch up on podcasts or listen to the Unticket until I figured out where everybody ended up. I would have followed Bob and Dan over to the Fan if they had gone. I would certainly listen to the Musers wherever they went.

Fake Jeff Catlin said...

Just to clarify.

What's the next move for all the ex-Ticket hosts?

Anonymous said...

Bad week for Bad radio. First three dreadful segments with Gary Patterson and now Tom Grieve and Jason Garrett back to back. I can almost hear people punching out all over North Texas. Does anyone actually like listening to Jason Garrett?

Anonymous said...

For me since none of these shows are must listens like they were in the 90's and 2000's so bring on The Beatles although I would definitely follow up just because "where are they now's" are fun.

My dream though would be Junior doing a weekly podcast, Gordo too. Junior I could see doing something Grantland'sey and I would love a Gordo Rant style podcast preferably with Davey again or Wilonski would be fun.

deezy said...

Plainsman - and Rhinosaur - you would be surprised at the number of people who use "retainer-based" legal services such as the one that George endorses. There really are scores of people who used their firearm/other lethal implement to defend themselves - in their home and in public - and found out that their problems were just beginning when the grand jury got involved.

I'm really surprised that this many comments in, nobody else has chimed in on this. What happens "after bang" is actually one of the reasons many choose to not own/carry a firearm, and consequently why having a legal service on "retainer" is such a sought-after service.

Then again, I don't use the one that George endorses/uses, and I know nothing about it. I swear by the one that I use, though, and will happily (offline, of course) engage anyone interested in further discussion.

Or you can just dismiss me one of those gun nuts you hear so much about, which is your prerogative. I only talk about it here because the Pman asked.

The Plainsman said...

deezy, I don't think you're a gun nut and I don't have a problem with gun owners or people who use them to defend their property or hunt or target practice or prepare to defend their freedoms.

However, when a website says they'll pay if you "lawfully" used your weapon -- that's like an insurance company saying they'll pay to defend you against a claim only if you're not liable. Kinda smells.

And also . . . as I and another reader point out, George's ad at no point describes the product being sold -- another circumstance suggestive of disreputable business practices.

Not against selling this kind of insurance, but buyer beware of not getting anything of real value. Only if an insurer defends and indemnifies irrespective of the circumstances (with exceptions for knowing violations of law and things of that sort) is the product worth having.

Colorado P1 said...

I haven't reviewed their Legal Services Contract so this is mere speculation, but I really doubt that's how it actually works. The company pays the defense attorney directly, so they would need to have some mechanism to get the money back from the customer if he/she loses at trial. That doesn't seem like a very practical business model.

I suspect what they mean by "lawful use of a firearm in self-defense of their person or property" is that in order to trigger legal protection under the plan, you need to: (a) legally own/possess the firearm that you used; and (b) have at least some minimally plausible story about a self-defense situation.

Anonymous said...

So Tom Hanks took a private plan from Italy to do Letterman? If that is the case then I don't want to hear one more G. D. thing from Tom about global warming and my carbon footprint, like that "Earth to America" crap he did a few years ago.

deezy said...

You know, Plainsman, to be honest I haven't given this ad campaign a whole lot of thought. I re-read your original post, though, and I think I see where you're going.

Here's a wrinkle, though: the civil suit. Use your gun lawfully or not, whether you're indicted or no-billed by the grand jury, you're probably going to be sued by somebody. Maybe these guys represent you in that phase? If so, I can definitely see the value.

But enough on this from me - back to coughing TC.

deezy said...

Something else I'm surprised nobody has chimed in on: what's up with the chick that complements Conrad on all of his promos now? We've gone from "Where are you guys showering at?" to "Here I am, everywhere, sixty times a day." She is crazy annoying.

You hear me, Cat? She's crazy annoying. For the love of all that's decent in the world...tell her "It's not you, it's them" or something.

AnonymousGuy 4 said...

Corrected Version (Sorry man)

Hey Pman -
Haven't stopped by in a while, like the new rules - kudos.
I actually like Letterman, although I haven't really made him must see TV in several years. I do not think this is even close to when Johnny Carson signed off, Corby is making way to much out of really nothing. Not really a suprise though, he has not actually been prepared or provided viable content to a story or topic in a few years.
I love Mike, he only gets better with age. Danny and Corby seem to be mailing it in most days, they are rarely prepared and seldom ever know the facts about anything that is discussed. For me personally, the Corby and Danny act has grown very tired.