CRAP: I was waiting for the report on the intra-Ticket contretemps involving shots at George, but as the ads were winding down someone walked into my office and closed the door to solicit my confidential wisdom on proper plains management. So I missed almost all of it, just picked up a bit near the end.
So Justin M is taking shots at George, I guess. I've heard some of that banter on the Monty + The Machine showgram, but I always thought it was just a bit, the pygmies nipping at the heels of the giants for laughs.
But perhaps not. I did hear Sean report that M+M is suspended for this coming weekend.
Can anyone fill in some details? I guess it has something to do with the e-Brake? M+M upset about weekend shows not being nominated? Something like that.
By the way -- Gordon's bits frequently tease Justin, not in a harsh way, but there's clearly some (what I thought was friendly) friction there.
Perhaps Justin will stop by, or maybe I'll hear from one of my network of local industry sources who know some Ticket guys . . . .
COOL: I was proud of The Little One in The Musers' and The Hardline's handling of the Odor/Bautista incident. Balanced, interesting.
Odor's attack was colossally stupid, if emotionally satisfying. And we didn't get any homerism from either show. The visceral pleasures of the encounter were honestly acknowledged, but the bad optics and bad strategy were identified with precision (which is to say, I agreed).
I did not hear Norm or Dan/Bob -- can one of you fill us in on how they saw it? I saw some Bob tweets but I have a hard time deciphering his Twitter attitude sometimes if I'm not following his thread or paying close attention to his Tweet-tormentors.
CLICK: I've missed me some Ticket lately because I turn off the radio -- not just turn it down, turn it completely off -- within 1.6 seconds of the beginning of that Meador "Hidden Cost Motors" ad. Meador has hugely overestimated its appeal and persuasiveness. It's running way, way too often on The Ticket.
You hear it once, you've heard all the jokes, unclever to begin with, then you hate it every other time it appears both because it's instant boredom and it goes on for a WHOLE MINUTE and the actor sounds like Gordon after a pack of unfiltered Camels. It's a yuk-free bit and it goes on and on.
And really, Mr. Meador General Manager Guy who comes on and asks "have you ever had that experience?", no one has sold new cars like that since -- hell, I've never had that experience with any of the many new cars I've bought. And you telling me Meador won't try to sell you an extended warranty and shine protection?
And in all that airtime -- even the people who don't shut the damned thing off (1) don't hear the name of the dealership, and (2) don't hear the brand of cars being flogged until Mr. MGMG comes on, by which time people have already decided they will never, ever buy a car from whoever is inflicting this ad on them. The time would be better spent telling people how to spell "Meador". (I assumed it was Medder or Metter -- never heard of it and thank Jah that Google searches phonetically.)
Meador is spending an enormous amount of money to drive people away from its dealership.