And during the feelgood holidays, at that?
Mike Sirois v. T.C. Fleming: T.C. holding forth at length on some aspect of coolness relating to cleats, and Sirois just flat sutting him down.
T.C. Fleming v. John Fahy: I heard that exchange this morning at the beginning of That Certain Shake Joynt. T.C. took his "competently produced" shot, and Fahy absolutely unloaded on him at his next opportunity, noting T.C.'s history of occasional marblemouthedness during Tickers, his BaD Radio sycophancy, and other sins.
Jake Kemp v. Unidentified Shake Joint Guy: I missed the first few minutes of the show, but it sounded like Jake was wrapping up some fairly specific put-down of someone working on the show that morning, but I got in late couldn't identify the victim of his wrath. Please advise if you know who it was.
Gordon Keith v. Mike Sirois: About Mike's mother, no less, and what I gather was speculation on her sexual history. I caught just a little of this on Monte + The Machine yesterday so might not have that quite right -- corrections welcome. (Those M+M boys do like to stir things up, don't they?)
Jake Kemp v. John Fahy: After gently chiding his pal T.C. for his "silly" and "uncool" remarks about John, he noted that in listening to the latter's Top Ten work, he observed that Fahy would sometimes eliminate the actual punch line of the segment being featured, but sometimes include the 40-liner. Tending to support T.C.'s judgment.
What's going on? No idea; however, I wonder if it has something to do with the fact that the established hosts aren't likely to go anywhere for a long time unless someone retires early or dies, and you have a generation of JV that's been there a long time with no advancement.
The Ass Ceiling: You keep these ambitious, intelligent guys down long enough with so very few opportunities to shine on-air, and the jockeying for position can become pretty intense.
Could be something else -- some event behind the scenes that's caused some lines to be drawn among The Next Generation.
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