Joining the show this evening was 17 year old LA Canyon High junior Justin McElroy who paid some homeless men and women to run across freeways and streak. He sold the videos for good money and turned the whole thing into an economics class project….
Next up Dr. Ron Tarner. At the school where Dr. Tarner is substituting they take away from children lunches brought from home that don’t meet a certain nutritional standard. Dr. Tarner then has these confiscated lunches laid out in the teachers lounge buffet-style to see if there’s anything “I can get down my throat.”
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I'm the guy who laid out the semi-facetious "self glorifying" comment the other day. Your response supports the accusation nicely. Thanks for taking the bait.
All in all, though, I'm only fooling around and have to say congrats on a life seemingly "productively" lived and living. Not everyone can generate wealth, though, and our "identity" depends more on what we do with what we HAVE. So, if you are helping the poor with your money, GOOD. If you are helping the poor with the "rest of you", BETTER.
I'm like you in the sense that I'm on here 10 min a day to get my download and that's it. I listen while driving my delivery truck that, unless I figure out how to light the brewing entrepreneurial spirit within, will double as MY retirement home.
I can't figure out my feelings on sittle. He kind of helps me decide whether I want to blow my head off…I mean, bother with the download or not. Although, I must say I have often liked a show that he bashed. Two years listening and generally still a very rewarding couple of hours.
Someone help me out here. What is the REAL Phil? Anyone remember his videocasts from the Carribean last year with his girlfriend? Remember how gentle, conscientious, and endearingly awkward Phil was improvising with his girlfriend and mingling with the other guests and island workers? I found it fascinating…and refreshing actually; a shocking contrast to the off-air ugliness that pervades his videocast. Honestly, I have a feeling that the "island" Phil, and not the "off-air show" Phil, represents the core of who Phil is. Maybe I'm just hoping this is the case, 'cause I'd like to believe that eventually Phil will let go of that over-the-top, vicious 70s shock jock attitude that he is just waaaayyyy too comfortable slipping into.
Justin McElroy…never a dull moment with this guest
Thanks for responding, Sittle
The characters are just a vehicle for comedy, a hook to get irrate callers. If Phill wants to change up his characters mannerisms, what does that matter as long as it generates laughs? You say the bit wasn't funny, but I disagree. Phil has had better bits for sure. This one was alright, I laughed a few times
You really do need to get a life, sittle. I mean, you spend how much time every day typing out 6 or 7 paragraphs every day? I know I'm just making it worse by typing this message, because you really seem to get off when people pay attention to you, but I thought I'd try. It is fun to log in occasionally and read everyone giving you hell and then watch you try to pretend it doesn't bother you, though. So on second thought, keep up the good work.
Poor guy has to pay a homeless woman. Great show!
Thanks for the comments.
Am I an expert on character development… no. Do I have credentials… Yes. Have I attended RTSC U… Yes, you may call me Doctor.
To answer your other question: Yes you are wrong.
Justin is out of character, for all the reasons I noted in my review. If you think otherwise pheel phree to post your thoughts on the matter…
Comments like: "I think Phil has a better grasp than you do of what is in character for his characters, considering they're, you know, his characters. ") don't mean shit, if you can back up your point of view.
See Danny, the characters are memorable due to their nuances, foibles and the stereotypical/predictable way they act… Would a Doug Dannger bit be a Doug Dannger bit if he didn't stop to say "I'm a gay man, and a gay journalist" every 45 seconds?
When a character is performed out of character, it's not necessarily a bad thing, but it's not a good thing. If Bobbie were to stop her trademarked "Mmmm Hmmm's" while the callers rambled on, it wouldn't ruin the show, but it does take away her ability to fluster and frustrate the callers, it removes her from her character and her ability to get laughs.It's inconsistencies like that that show how distracted Phil has become due to the shitty audio situation and the lack of prep time.
I know this because I listen to the show daily. Old and new. Go back and listen to a Justin bit from the archive pre 2006 and then listen to this latest audio abortion from 2011 and you will see exactly what I'm talking about, I'm sure you will.
I think Phil has a better grasp than you do of what is in character for his characters, considering they're, you know, his characters.
I could be wrong, though.
Are you some sort of expert on character development or something? Do you have any credentials? Have you attended the University of Radio Talk Show Critics?
Snuggles is such a load … Jeeze you people crack me up!!
Keep on posting your off-the-mark comments … I love the hate youI generate. What I can't get over is how wrong you are most of the time. It would appear that overall fan opinion is running about 10 to 1 against you.
Keep up the bad work … Maybe next you could go to China and make toxic baby formula while calling yourself a dairy expert.
Now plunderpants is funny … and a whole lot smarter than Snuggles!!!
Wait a second, I just read sittle's post! He just showed his true unsportsmanlike colors with that outrageous conclusion to his tiresome post. About a hundred gay thumbs down. My junior-high school-like comment about your mom, ometepino, was in no way in conjunction with supple's sin. More coming.
Your mom can't read and stuff, ometepino.
Sniffles … Your ignorance is showing. I never said I had my own private island … I am a well liked and respected do-gooder htere. And …. I sign on to this site, download previous nights' show check for your silly commentary and I'm out … 10 minutes a day … Tops!
Jeeze, you really are dumb … You can't even read!!!
Justin's bit is a pretty solid setup. Good conversation, not a lot of jokes.
This is the sort of bit that could've easily featured some escalated material… Phil had a couple of options (ie: the women hobos having sex, bum fights) but he shunned them in favour of simply returning to the streaking and immorality.
The callers were decent, but they didn't have anything funny to add. The bit didn't elicit a lot of laughs because the material is pretty tame, and just does not escalate.
Unfortunately, Justin is talking fast and a bit out of character imo. As we know, Justin holds contempt for adults who question him, and when he's discussing his mom he's always insulting, he does neither in this bit. Justin also uses some of RC's lingo (ie: "Father says…", "I went to father…").
Would've been a nice oppourtunity for Vernon or Harvey worked in as the teacher or the headmaster to come on the phone a deliver some kind of joke.
Dr. Tarner's setup is pretty basic, a rerun from last nights hottalk rant… leftovers if you will. The setup is basic: Dr. Tarner and his teachers are reviewing students' lunches to monitor their contents. One twist: the teachers confiscate the lunch and give them only 1/2 of the normal serving… really convoluted, really useless.Not a lot of laughs in the setup.
The rest of the bit gets a little tedious due to the lack of materlal, and the terrible audio problems (the callers can hardly hear Dr. Tarner and Phil). Dr. Tarner has a few quickies and some minor escalation bits (lobster lunch, cream based desserts, lunches tossed out the windows). I didn't care for it, sloppy and awkward, just like sex with Ometepinos MAMA..
On the Dannger scale: 5 gay thumbs down… 1 Gay thumb up
For a guy "retired at 35 on your own personal island" you choose to hang here….?? Are you for real…?
ometepino, you need to take it down a notch.
Goodness me …. What has happened to Snuffles?? Did your mom lock you in the closet again??