Every day as a little kid, I imitated the guy who worked in this long-vacated office. He was my media hero. On September 30, 2013, I finally had a chance to peek into his office. DETAILS HERE I also got the chance to revisit a room where some legendary photos were taken. Click the link to see.
Here's a BBC interview with the self-proclaimed "biggest (rock star) of all" Kanye West. Sales charts say something completely different. But dreaming aloud is encouraged in this world.
The filming of the MGM logo
Dear Katy Perry...THAT'S a roar! Clearly, this happened before companies worried about worker safety and liability issues.
99 BOTTLES OF BIOFREEZE ON THE WALL
90-year-old Bert Blevins of Louisville has arrived in Siesta Key, Florida after bicycling the nearly 1,000 mile journey over these past few weeks. Way to go, hero!
Rush + Radio = 4 ever
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Thursday, September 19, 2013
Rush Limbaugh Tells Affiliates Taking Show to Satellite Radio Would Be a “Betrayal.”
Speaking at a party in his honor to celebrate 25 years in national syndication hosted by syndicator Premiere Networks, talk radio superstar Rush Limbaugh told industry insiders – many of whom were station owners and programmers who carry his program – that “I can’t thank you all enough because without you and all of the people who run the radio stations I’m on, I wouldn’t be possible.”
Speaking about the importance of the relationship between the personality and the radio station, Limbaugh said from his earliest days in radio, he’s always believed that “it takes the radio station to make the personality, the personality can’t make the radio station.”
He said that at industry gatherings such as the Radio Show he is invariably asked if he would ever go to SiriusXM and he said, “The first moment the question was asked, I’ve always looked at that as a betrayal, if I were to do that because of the opportunity to be on your radio stations has provided me and I honestly believe it’s a lifetime commitment. I don’t think it’s a debt I can ever fully repay.”
Limbaugh, pictured above with his wife Kathryn, went onto allude to the controversial nature of talk radio – and his image in particular – when he added, “And Lord knows, I’ve put you through hell.” (The room responded with rousing laughter.) “Probably more times than even I know! I’m aware of the times I know. I can’t tell you how much it means to me that whatever the obstacle or controversy – whenever it pops up – that you all hang in there. One thing that’s such a blessing of freedom: I don’t have to worry when those things happen that you’re going to be affected by whatever the media is attempting or whatever detractors are attempting. The one thing that fuels me and gives me confidence and strength is I know I’m not going to lose you all…and I’m going to be forever grateful.”
HAPPY BIRFDAY, TONY CRUISE
84WHAS morning host Tony Cruise, who is now nicknamed Deuce & a quarter to reflect the average morning deejay salary, is celebrating his birthday today. He took this selfie at midnight and stayed up all night admiring his own reflection.
ONE DAY AT A TIME
Just finished Rick Pitino's new book, an incredibly personal life reflection with a shared plan for those interested in maximizing every moment. Pitino writes of his lack of humility for most of his career and the darkness of living at life's nadir: family deaths, the Karen Sypher affair he takes complete responsibility for, and unbridled arrogance that pulled him to Boston. There are kind words for UK fans, and some apologies to others. Pitino's book teaches the principles of learning from failure, ostracizing negativity, building a bridge to bring others to succeed with you, and committing to spirituality and constructive time management for life and love of family.
CORRECT SPELLING OPTIONAL
For the first time ever, a Miss America contestant will show her tats. That's right...I said tats.
WEAPON OF MASS PROGNOSTICATION
I rode the escalator with Larry Bird at the Naismith Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Springfield, MA. He was delighted to hear about the stellar condition of the Pete Dye Course in his hometown of French Lick.
"I used to go hunting up in those hills," said Larry Legend. He was the presenter for Brazillian shooting sensation Oscar Schmidt at his induction.
Also at the Hall of Fame, former Houston Cougar Phi Slamma Jamma legends Hakeem The Dream Olajuwon and Clyde The Glide Drexler, who tormented UofL in the 1980s.
THE COMPANY YOU KEEP
Did you go to the UofL vs Ohio game? Find yourself in the stands here.
15 YARDS FOR BUSTED ARTERIES
That's the Clay Matthews burger that will be served at the Green Bay Packers stadium for one game this season. Mmmm, good. Read here about other Packer recipes that don't sound as yummy, including former UK Wildcat Randall Cobb's "Corn-on-the-Cobb" burger.
Ready for football? Here is a list of what's new at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. And here is an incredible New York Times piece on how Tom Jurich and the University of Louisville moved from obscurity to the top of the athletic mountain in notoriety and finances. L1C4 (photo: N.Y. Times) FIND YOURSELF IN THE UofL/OHIO CROWD HERE
THE GILMORE GUYS
THAT GIRL WENDY WON'T HIRE ME, EITHER
"My brother Ronald got the hamburger gig so I just sit here drinking away my shame over might have been."
HIS DAUGHTER HANNAH MONTANA IS A MESS
Straight from their wildly popular Duck Dynasty reality show, Willie Robertson and his wife, mama, and Uncle Si delighted the Freedom Hall crowd . Each did a bit of solo commentary and then I tossed them questions from the audience. Hilarity ensued. Willie posed with my family backstage right after the show. This was a test run for the Robertson family to determine how to shape a Duck Dynasty stadium tour.
Uncle Si was a little shy around the grownups but happily posed for photos with kids backstage, including my 8-year-old stepdaughter Gracie.
ASLO ON THE DUCK FRONT...
Holster that weapon, Commissioner Jones. This new Batman deal may be perfect. READ HERE
GOT REAL MILK?
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
The New York Times reports on tasty roadkill. Mmmm.
LET THE ARGUING BEGIN
"Don't punch me, Beasman!" All UK and UofL fans can begin planning their smack talk schedules as both schools have released their basketball schedules and everyone is arguing about the new plan to lock the football rivalry into the last game of each season.
News on the football rivalry schedule change HERE
GOOD TIME FOR A TOUCHDOWN DANCE
Louisville football coach Charlie Strong works hard on his Top 10 Cardinals team all through the year, so it's nice to see him take an evening for a little fun. Charlie and Vicki attended Unbridled Eve on the night before the Kentucky Derby. Mary and I have enjoyed being a part of it since its inception a few years ago. Proceeds benefit Blessing in a Backpack. The party season is over and Coach Strong is ready to rock this transition season in the AAC. Let's go, Cards!
Ginger or Mary Ann? All the smart guys choose Mary Ann. Actor Dawn Wells will perform with Andrew Prine in "The Lion in Winter" at Bowling Green's Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center, Aug 29 - Sep 15. GREAT DAY LIVE VIDEO http://ow.ly/o47tZ
THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID
STATE FAIR FARE
The Kentucky State Fair is underway. There is terrific food at every turn, but don't miss giant fish sandwiches at the Mike Linnig's tent in front of Freedom Hall. It's a Catholic boy's Happy Meal.