Craig, as a fellow cycling enthusiast – but not in your league – I am excited about your cross-country jaunt.
As a Ticket listener, and in particular a daily Muser auditor, I am shaking with withdrawal symptoms.
Please take a right turn in Missouri – I believe I heard it said you were traveling west to east – and return to Dallas.
I am second to none in my near-worshipful admiration of Gordon Keith. His gifts are staggering. This site has dedicated entire months to celebrating him.
I also join all of humanity in having enormous affection for George Dunham. It takes a special kind of talent to be one of those Sara Lee people, one of those people nobody doesn't like.
But, like many very fine things, Gordon is best savored in small portions, served at intervals that leave us looking forward to his contributions.
And George – needs a co-host.
Gordon is a noodger, a baiter, a badgerer, a ceaseless font of freshman debate tricks. George isn't equipped to respond meaningfully. Segments bog down before they get rolling.
Craig, I have referred to you as the Fred Astaire of the Ticket.
|"Rita, you won't believe what's coming up in Scattershooting."|
Fred dazzled us with his terpsichorean skills, but on the set he imposed discipline. You moderate Gordon's behavior in ways George cannot do, and you also occupy air time that Gordon is now called upon to fill, which would be OK if he didn't feel the need to be "on" all the time. Did we really like it all that much when someone tried to conduct a sincere interview with Robin Williams, or Dangerfield, or Rickles?
So please abandon your lifelong dream of pedaling the country and come home and take care of the P1s that have made The Musers the most popular radio show in the entire world.
CONFIDENTIAL TO JEFF "USA CATMAN" CATLIN: Doocy is not a complete solution, since Gordon – after reducing his Doocy-baiting for awhile – can't seem to let go of that bit. But he way beats an empty chair. Why he's vanished, I don't know. But you've got an entire school of JV swarming around the borders of these shows, several of whom the P1 would love to see sitting in with George and Gordon, the same way Jake sits in with Bob and/or Dan.
Fix this shit, Jeff.
|I know, guys, but those legs . . . .|