Wednesday, January 28, 2009

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Contributions from two alert readers...

Letter Number One:
Did you see the ad in omahahelpwanted.com, and I think I also saw it while perusing the NE job bank:

http://regionalhelpwanted.com/Search/detail.cfm?SN=31&ID=20107968

They are also looking for a photojournalist. These ads are a couple of weeks old. 
Letter Number Two:
I just happened to be watching Channel Sux sports Saturday evening waiting for the NBC national news when Merlyn Santa Klaus was highlighting the Nebraska-OSU game. He showed highlights how it got tied at the end of regulation and then said that in overtime OSU had won 76-54, a two point loss for Nebraska. I have DVR so I rewound it because I couldn't believe he actually said that but it was there.  76-54, a two point loss.  Unfortunately, he's one of the better ones at Sux.

20 comments:

Cogitor said...

Something I caught this morning:

Normally I give Seidlecki a pass, because I think he's not really as bad as his persona here on the blog, and he actually is a decent guy, but this morning I cringed. The viola player at Children's hospital was playing a veye-OLA. That's just a fiddle that's a little bigger than the usual ones, for those of you uneddycated folk. I wonder if he was going to catch a flick at the local thee-ATE-er afterwards?

What do you want to bet the next time he reads that word it comes out "wah-laah!"?

Also, Malorie's last words of the morning show were a reference to her being a "Sport(s) sandwich". Interesting thought, if you can wipe Jim and Rusty from that image.

Ted Brockman said...

Poor Jimmy Cornpone. For somebody who brags about having lived in Queens, he sure seems to have a lot of hillbilly in him. Is there a part of that borough named Little Podunk, perhaps?

As for whether he's a good guy, I couldn't say, but it's irrelevant since the only thing that matters here is his on-air performance. And that goes for anyone else mentioned here. People say Fubar's sweet as can be, but she's an on-air disaster. Let these people go be themselves where the rest of us don't have to look at them.

Samantha Eastridge said...

Queens? Really? And he survived? I have this image of Jethro moving to The City to get his big break, winding up in Queens, and comedy ensues. Seriously. There's a Will Farrell movie in there somewhere.

Trish said...

ok...i think you have done channel 6 and malorie and whats his name to death. try watching ACTION news 3 for awhile so we can have some new material. its unchartered ground. everything from them saying "action" every 5 seconds, to kerri stowells weird way of talking and annunciating. i dont understand why no one seems to have noticed this. also, they seem to cater to the not so brights as they say "cops", "wreck" (instead of calling it an accident) and all kinds of ghetto slang.

Ted Brockman said...

Nobody notices because nobody's watching.

Cogitor said...

Speaking of "Action" News 3, Sheila Brummer was on this morning. Yikes. Rats going TOWARDS a sinking ship?

Trish said...

you didnt like that shiela brummer girl? i thought she was refreshing. at least she has a personality!!! that keri stowell is sooo drab and boring and cant talk right. shiela could slow down just a little. i do like dean whatshis name though. better than ct thongklin.

Ted Brockman said...

Let's hope it was just a fill-in assignment. The thought of that creep back on Omaha airwaves is revolting.

Trish said...

the thought of what creep???

Omahanews said...

Brummer is not on the Channel 3 cast of characters....yet!

Brandy said...

Who needs Channel 3 when Rusty Gourd says things like "A front is moving acrosT the area."? Maybe he should go work in WaRshington County.

Ted Brockman said...

If Brummer is, indeed, a permanent resident at Action3rd, it'll be interesting to see how she gets along with a newsroom that dubbed her 4 p.m. show with Brian Mastre, "Dumb and Brummer."

bigpoppaE said...

I like how 3 goes ahead with stories without actually confirming them! Who cares if it's accurate, we'll just figure that out later!

Steve said...

Trish, apparently you are friends with Sheilla...that is some bad TV.

I'm assuming Kerri is on vacation. I'll be switching to one of the other morning shows if Sheilla is anchoring. Ugh.

Trish said...

nope....not friends with her. in fact i dont even know anyone in the industry. i just think she is perfectly fine.

bigpoppaE said...

Sheila isn't so bad..she's just a product of a bad environment.

Ted Brockman said...

Unfortunately, that environment is Earth.

Omababe said...

>For somebody who brags about
>having lived in Queens, he
>sure seems to have a lot of
>hillbilly in him. Is there a
>part of that borough named
>Little Podunk, perhaps?

Actually, there is one not very well known area of Queens that can best be described as New York's answer to Carter Lake. A good write-up is here:

http://www.forgotten-ny.com/NEIGHBORHOODS/irontriangle/triangle.html

I hope the link works. :)

Sorry if I offended any Carter Lake folks here! :)

Ted Brockman said...

Yeah, Willits Point is disgusting, but it only has one official resident these days. A bit of trivia: it's featured in The Great Gatsby as the "Valley of Ashes" due to the fact that it was once a giant dump—literally.

I imagine Jimmy coming from a block or two of Queens that is full of tar-paper shacks where kids run around without shoes and lots of folks with bad dental work sit around at night listening to guys like Jimmy play the banjo, sing, and regale everyone with tales of the big city.

Omababe said...

Actually, the whole Flushing Meadows area, site of two Worlds Fairs, from what is now the replacement Shea Stadium, all the way down to Forest Hills, was one big huge ash dump back in the coal-burning days.

The most "rural" area of Queens is probably the Broad Channel area, on the way to the Rockaways, but that's not really depressed, a lot of summer houses and primary residences and such.

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