I’m working a lot of hours, and things are becoming a bit erratic. Sorry. I missed yesterday’s email dispatch, and that can’t happen again. Plus, today’s update is going to be as abbreviated as Paul Simon’s wiener. I’m basing that on an old lady groupie I heard on the radio years ago, by the way. She said Paul Simon and David Lee Roth have tiny wieners, and Huey Lewis is the Milton Berle of rock, or somesuch.
Anyway, since I’m logging so much time at work, I’ve been listening to a ton of podcasts, and old time radio shows. On the podcast front, I’ve recently added Julie Klausner to the lineup. Many of the popular shows irritate me (I can provide a list of the ones that bug the crap out of me, if you send a SASE), but Klausner hits the spot. She’s funny and smart, and not annoying. So, there you go.
Here are the podcasts I never miss: Adam Carolla, Marc Maron, The Best Show (Tom Scharpling), This American Life, and now Julie Klausner. I sometimes listen to Greg Fitzsimmons, Mike and Tom Eat Snacks, and The Sound of Young America, as well. But those are kinda hit-and-miss.
I also love old time radio. Especially the crime shows, like Dragnet, and Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. Recently I’ve started downloading another one called This is Your FBI. It’s not the greatest, but it’s not bad. And it provided the inspiration for our Question of the Day…
During the crime investigation phases of these shows, the cops or private eyes always interview a lot of people. Usually the interviewees are very casual, and just continue to do whatever they were doing when the freaking FBI showed up. This still happens on Law & Order and those kinds of programs. High level cops walk in and begin throwing questions around, and the guy just keeps on building the bookcase or whatever. I don’t think I’d react that way. I believe I’d give them my full attention. Ya know?
But I’m getting off-track… Some of the questions the investigators ask seem pretty difficult to me, while others are ridiculously general. I always like to pretend they’re asking me the questions, and I try to answer them, truthfully. Yeah, I’m both bored and weird. What of it?
So, today I’d like to invite you to answer three old time radio-style crime investigation questions. Use the comment link below, and feel free to just casually continue doing your laundry, or changing your oil, or whatever you were doing when my partner and I walked in.
Here you go:
1) Do you have any enemies? If so, tell us about it.
2) What were you doing at 7 pm on Thursday, November 24? Please be specific.
3) Do you know anyone named Mike? If so, tell us about your relationship to him, and what kind of person he is.
And now I’m going to work, for an eleven-hour extravaganza of pure joy. I’ll be back tomorrow with more of this quality entertainment.
See ya then.