Dumbing Me Down

I left music radio for a REASON.

I wanted to be RELEVANT.

At least, in my own mind.

Here at this radio station, we are capable of driving local policy.

And we have done so.

But today…….

Right now, I’m PISSED.

More below the fold.

Last week, the entire stock of uniforms and equipment was stolen from a Little League on the north end of town. Ten thousand dollars worth of shit.

We raised close to a couple grand on Friday, and God knows I’d love to spend the whole show on that, that and a couple other national things that come to mind…like this crazy woman that wants to obliterate Iran….

I just came out of our daily prep meeting.

Where my boss, and my show partner, insist that we spend a whole fucking hour on this:

and this:

What the fucking fuck.

Iraq costs $115 million dollars a day, people are losing their houses due to foreclosures….and a bunch of little kids in my town don’t have baseball uniforms for opening day.

I don’t have TIME for Miley fucking Cyrus and a bunch of manufactured outrage over a fifteen-year-old’s bare back!

OMGWTF!!!!!!!1!!!!!!! It is t3h MORAL DECLINE OF AMERICA!

Or did that start when we bought into lies that took us into an unnecessary and illegal war of aggression?

And when I raised an objection?

I got told, “You don’t have daughters”.

Jesus!

It’s. A. BACK!

I raised my sweatshirt and displayed my own.

“See? I have a back, too!”

But I didn’t make a billion dollars in 2007. Hannah Montana did, so that’s why her back matters.

Or something like that.

Maybe that’s why people are laughing at me.

Jesus H. tapdancing Christ on a fucking soda cracker.

If I wanted to deal with THAT shit, I coulda kept spinning records.

Thank you for listening.

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  1. for my achy breaky heart.

    • brobin on April 28, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    I’d be pissed too, Kes.

    So many things that really matter, so little time affored them.

    • Robyn on April 28, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    …one shouldn’t be thinking about:  don’t think about it.

    • nocatz on April 28, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    will make you feel better.

    Miley Cyrus Memoir Due Next Spring

    http://www.billboard.com/bbcom

  2. I was led to believe that Billy Rae Cyrus’s little girl HAD no back. And now, this.

    I’m thinking of suing Disney for misrepresentation. Mis-characterization. Misleading. Mis-bloody-something.

  3. Moral decline!!!

    Torture good

    Sex bad

    Yeah, moral decline all right, but of course “they” have it assbackwards.

    • Alma on April 28, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    I have a daughter, and I wouldn’t care if she photographed her back, or her bra.  Just think about all the skin shown in bathing suits.  Wonder why thats acceptable?

    I’d be pissed too kes.

  4. Toldja we can drive policy.

    We spent a couple days bitching about this shit, kids as young as 6 being taught chokeholds and other just-plain-violence.

    Word just came in, the City Council is going to look at an ordinance to ban this crap in Fall River!

    Now we gotta see if we can get it to only apply to minors, but…..

    whoo-hoo! We WILL be at that City Council meeting tomorrow.

    We rock…when they let us……

  5. about how surprising this “outrage” over Cyrus posing is kind of odd? I mean, she didn’t do a “Girls Gone Wild” video while drunk – she posed for one of the world’s leading photographers, and she just showed her back. Why is this morally outrageous?

    (All I can think of is that South Park episode when they declared that Miley would be the next young female “star” for our media to build up and then watch self-destruct, like Britney, Lindsay Lohan, et al.)

    Maybe you can spin the show toward the obsessive peering into the lives of young, female starlets like Cyrus, Britney, and the like. Why do they feel the pressure, as they mature from “girls” to “grown-ups”, to show themselves naked (or nearly naked) and to be viewed as highly sexual objects? It’s almost become a rite of passage for young female stars to thrust their sexuality into the public discourse as a way of saying, “I’m all grown up now, so you should want to bleep me.” I believe that Cyrus and her agent planned this to be a big “coming out” moment for her, trying to again draw the distinction between “Hanna Montana” tween-idol persona and Miley Cyrus as a more grown-up young woman. They’ve only jumped to cite “embarassment” as an afterthought because she’s getting some public backlash.

    • dennis on April 28, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    Guess I’m kinda old school–I like Patsy Montana a lot better than Hannah (though I do have a live version of “Best Of Both Worlds” that actually doesn’t stink up the joint).

    I had somehow missed this whole kerfluffle, but reading about it here gave me the title for the new post I just slapped up. See if you can guess which one it is.

  6. that is one sweet graphic. Kudos to you (or whomever created it)!

    Can you get Jesus Christ line dancing on an Oreo?

  7. I’m glad that they showed her back.

    • Turkana on April 29, 2008 at 4:11 am

    was horrible…

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