In my classic rock deejay days, radio stations celebrated weekends with "block parties," sets of three connected songs. Here's today's 3-pack. The connective thread is "dead." R.L. Burnside, quite thoroughly dead but his tune lives on as my theme music on The Terry Meiners Show on 840WHAS Faith Hill & Tim McGraw opened a terrific show in Louisville with this George Michael (dead) and Aretha Franklin (dead sense of humor) duet from 1986. Prince has been dead for a year and his greedy relatives are still fighting over who gets what. The NFL packaged a beautiful retelling of Prince's eclectic 2007 Super Bowl performance. ----- Of course, the coolest deejays would throw in an extra song. Here's my on-point offering - brand
Chris Pratt prank calls a pet shop while beginning every sentence with successive letters of the alphabet. Here's another with Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick.
Gregg Allman and Cher. Magic. (1975) There is much speculation that Gregg Allman is on death's door. He posted on Facebook that all goes well. So there's that.
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Five-time Super Bowl champs the New England Patriots visited the White House yesterday. Some players choose to politicize the moment by announcing that they won't attend to show opposition to President Donald Trump. The New York Times tweeted comparison photos from 2017 to the Patriots' last visit in 2015 when Barack Obama was in office. Patriots' turnout for President Obama in 2015 vs. Patriots' turnout for President Trump today: https://t.co/OxMEOqZonI pic.twitter.com/pLmJWhOw1j— NYT Sports (@NYTSports) April 19, 2017 One problem. The arrangements were significantly different but left out of the N.Y. Times demeaning visual comparison. These photos lack context. Facts: In 2015, over 40 football staff were on the stairs. In 2017, they were seated on the South Lawn. https://t.co/iIYtV0hR6Y— New England Patriots
America is the fattest country in the world so a guy like Joey "Jaws" Chestnut is iconic. Chestnut has won the Nathan's World Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest a record 9 times. Chestnut's record is 73 hot dogs and buns consumed in 10 minutes. In our radio chat today, we discussed his Nathan's competition prep, the aftermath, celebrity pampering, other food contests, and the unrelenting sting from overeating ice cream. Louisville is hosting a Nathan's qualifying round this Saturday at Thunder Over Louisville. The top male and female finisher earn the right to compete against Joey Jaws and all the other stars of competitive eating in Brooklyn. DETAILS HERE
Conspiracy theorist and rabid radio/TV loudmouth Alex Jones is in a custody battle with his ex-wife. He has no shot. Even Jones' lawyer laughably stated that his client is a "performance artist" who doesn't sincerely believe his public claims that the 9/11 terrorist attacks were "an inside job" and that the Sandy Hook school massacre was "staged" as a means to control private ownership of guns. That must be a real setback to Jones' legions of lemmings. He boasts 2 million subscribers on YouTube. Alex Jones...meet Tuck Buckford. transcription from the New York Times: “Welcome back to ‘Brain Fight.’ Listen, people, the liberals want to tattoo Obama logos onto the skin of Christian babies, O.K.? And it makes me want to fight! Fight with my fists!
THE BEASMAN 30 for 30 AINT NO SECRET I BEEN SLEEPIN IN A TENT ON THE SIDEWALK OUTSIDE MEMORIAL COLLER-SEUM WAITIN ON NEXT SEASON’S MIDNIGHT MADNESS TICKETS. WELL I AINT THERE NO MORE BUT NOT MY FAULT. THEM EASTER STARMS COME RUMBLIN THROUGH HERE AND THIS COP COMES ALONG AND SAYS “BEASMAN, I CAINT LET YOU KEEP THIS TENT HERE CUZ IF A LIGHTNIN BOLT HITS THAT K-FLAG UP ON TOP YOU GONNA GIT FRIED LIKE BACON.” SO HE SENT ME HOME AND TODE ME TO COME BACK IN SEPTEMBER WHEN THEY HAND OUT THE TICKETS. SO I COME HOME AND GOT CAUGHT UP ON EVERTHANG. DADGUMMIT, I WATCHED ME THAT 30 + 30 THING ON COACH CAL
Millennials. Like their posts. That's all they need. BUT WAIT! There's more!
Social Justice Bullies. Aren't they hilarious? One person's beliefs can be another's conundrum.