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Friday, April 13, 2007

Imus Fallout

First, the winner of the "whose hat smells the worst" contest!

The competition was very stiff. Beanie pointed out that Garth Brooks should win because I have not made fun of him yet. So lets start! What the hell is up with that "pina coloda" song? Was he just trying to get some endorsement money from the Captain Morgan people? Let's set sail with Captain Morgan? Are you serious?!?! No Garth, let's not. As a general rule I do not set sail with a dude who likes to drink GIRLY pina colodas and then get drunk. I do not understand how his "fans" did not kick his ass for that song. You might was well get a big ole rainbow oversize 55 gallon comedy cowboy hat and assless leather pants there partner! You need to take drinking lessons from George Thorogood and just stick to manly drinks like bourbon, scotch, and beer. Drink one of each, repeat as necessary.

OK so now I have ripped on Garth Vader.

Ed voted for Billy Ray, because lets face it here, mullets stink. Everyone knows this. Ever smell a mullet that has been out of the water for a few days? Terrible.

CM voted for the obvious choice, Trump. But do muskrats really stink? They are semi-aquatic critters. So they may not stink too bad.

Caiman voted for his dog, which the panel of judges point out is not technically a "hat".

So therefore the winner is...NONE OF THE ABOVE! I award the title of smelliest hat to Pope Benedict XVI.



What the crap is this? A Santa hat? Has the Pope lost it? By the way, click the picture. Go on. The link it to the official Vatican website so you know this is not a doctored picture. It seems that this particular Pope Hat dates back to the 12th century and has not been seen on a Pope since 1960. So you know it has to have a funk to it. Back in the 12th century there were no dry cleaners.

Now that I have re secured my place in Hell, and made fun of manly macho country music stars who like to daintily sip on fruity girly drinks using a twisty straw we can move on to some not so good news.

The latest marine forecast for Saturday.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
Getting worse! Wednesday the forecast was for 10 knot winds and a light chop. Then Thursday it was 10 knot winds becoming 15 knots in the afternoon, bay waters a light chop. And now it is 10 to 15 knot winds with bay waters a moderate chop. Hell's Bells. I hate it when bow spray soaks me. This is why the next boat will have an enclosed helm, so this shit is not an issue anymore.

OH CRAP! I forgot about the original post! The Imus fallout.

It seems the crusty old fart was shit canned by his employer because of what he said. Now really, this is too bad. I mean, he has the right to say shit like that. This is America. I do not know if the guy is a racist or not, but lets look at the facts here.
1. Old white guy
2. Big stupid cowboy hat
3. Large oversize shiny silver belt buckle
4. racist remarks on more than one occasion.

You draw your own conclusions based on the evidence I presented. Well the "stupid hat" part is an opinion but the rest is fact. He is old and white and stuff.

But free speech only goes so far here. You see, the company that pays for his show has the right to fire his ass. This is how it works! Your boss is the thing that pays you - be it a person or a company or whatever. And if the boss does not like something you do, guess what? You can get fired. So while someone has the right to make racist remarks on the radio, radio companies have the right to cancel your show. It all works out.

So here is the issue. What happens today when some right wing talk show host says something like "John Edwards is a fag"? Or when some formerly drug addicted fat ass tells a black caller to "take that bone out of your nose" and that the "NBA should buy a liquor store and practice robbing it"? And yes, these things were said. The bone in the nose comment is 30 years old so it is dated, but the NBA thing is a lot newer. And he will say some shit again. He has to, because it is what he believes.

The stage has been set everyone, for a lot more radio talk shows to get canceled. The closet racists out there will slip up and blurt out something. Coulter will make more "faggot" jokes about someone else. And then the same media companies will have to either stand behind what the blow hards say - or fire their asses.

Censorship? Not really. The government is not going to pass any laws, or at least any more laws, about what can be said on the radio (the FCC has banned countless things from the radio, including sounds). But the companies that pay for the shows to be on the air will come under more public fire for the shit they allow to get out.

It is going to be good. Maybe. Possibly. Nobody on the right is defending Imus. They are trying to point out that the Imus show was "liberal" and therefore the comments were what the left really thinks. But the "left" put pressure on the media company to fire Imus's old wrinkled ass. So now what? Imus is gone. Nobody will renew his show. Not even XM or Sirius. Now what happens next time that Savage guy says something sexist or racist or both? How will the right attempt to cover it up? The "the liberals let Imus get away with it" thing is played out now - for Imus was fired.

I await the next media shit storm with much anticipation. Hey Rush - still think playing the theme from the TV show "The Jeffersons" when talking about a black person elected to Congress will be funny? I do. It will be hysterical.

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11 Comments:

Blogger Econo-Girl said...

Imus definitely has a face made for radio. He's just some cranky, nasty old man. I predict the radical racist right will try to strike back by pouncing on someone who is black for the same reasons.

And, yes, I can't wait for Ann Coulter's next rant.

02:47  
Blogger Ed Abbey said...

Is it just me or does the Pope look like the "Grinch That Stole Christmas" in that picture?

10:08  
Blogger Beanie said...

Does the Pope shit in the woods? YOU BETCHERASS
Thanks for the update on Imus, he is such a naughty guy, I wonder if he will find work at the mcdonalds? I'll be there too so maybe we can get to know each other

10:47  
Blogger Normy said...

I never knew who Imus was until he made National News... for all I care he can just go back to being a crusty old nobody.

12:15  
Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

I'm sick of the whole thing with Imus. He'll end up okay and with a job eventually. He never had an kind of talent anyway. The people who liked him before will still like him.

So, does the next black guy on radio who calls jews a name, get fired?

17:02  
Blogger The Lazy Iguana said...

Econo-Girl - I already mentioned that Imus has a face made for radio. Are there any black radio hosts with national syndication?

Ed - you nailed it. The Pope does look like the Grinch who stole Christmas. You would think that the Vatican would have posted a different photo - one without a sinister snarl.

Beanie - I think the Pope shits in a toilet. I do not know if Vatican City has any woods. He probably gets his own private holy toilet that he does not have to share.

Normy - I never listened to his show. It was just not for me.

TLP - I do not think Imus will get another job. He should not need one. The man has to have money at this point. He should just retire and enjoy all the money he was able to make.

I am not aware of any black guys with national syndication on the radio. Really.

17:21  
Blogger Senor Caiman said...

The Lazy,

Certainly sounds like this Amos character is racist. I wish people would embrace diversity like I do.

I have a dream my friend.

20:49  
Blogger The Lazy Iguana said...

Caiman - maybe he is, maybe not. I can not say I know enough about the dude to know. But even if he is, this is America and people have a right to be racist. But likewise, the radio station also has the right to cancel a show at any time for just about any reason.

23:44  
Blogger Cheesemeister said...

Dammit, Ed, how dare you steal my observation! I would pout but I don't have the energy.
The pope indeed resembles the Grinch. But I still say dead muskrats stink. Combine dead animal with wet animal. That's gotta stink!

08:07  
Blogger The Lazy Iguana said...

That is possibly the funniest Pope picture ever.

03:00  
Blogger Econo-Girl said...

About the pope hat - I think it's cute. If I were Pope, I'd definitely want to wear it over that toaster cozy they usually wear.

08:30  

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