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I thought there was a moratorium on Lady GaGa posts?
posted by fixedgear at 8:08 PM on May 6, 2010 [3 favorites]


I'm waiting for the one where Tom Brokaw does Madonna's "Vogue".
posted by darkstar at 8:10 PM on May 6, 2010 [3 favorites]


I thought there was a moratorium on Lady GaGa posts?

I did too. Maybe it only applies to users who have overused their LGG FPP credit.
posted by lampshade at 8:14 PM on May 6, 2010


I kind of dig Nina Totenberg's pearls, perfect for pearl-clutching.
posted by blucevalo at 8:15 PM on May 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


TIM TO THE WHITE COURTESY PHONE. TIM MCCARTHY TO THE WHITE COURTESY PHONE

Also, is that Sarah Vowell in the Producers skit?
posted by The Whelk at 8:19 PM on May 6, 2010


Needs more Car Talk :(
posted by amethysts at 8:20 PM on May 6, 2010 [2 favorites]


I really can't wait until Lady Gaga is GoneGone... when are people going to realize how crappy her music actually is? It's one thing to be a strange and attractive personality in a world of talentless freaks but when it comes to her music she is as talentless as everyone else, maybe even worse. Nobody will care about her music in 5 years. But if she keeps wearing lightning bolts on her head and dumping fake blood all over half-naked body? I guess there's a market for that.
posted by ReeMonster at 8:22 PM on May 6, 2010 [5 favorites]


This is the only Gaga cover that matters.

This NPR one seems like it should have stayed in-house, to be screened once at the office Christmas party.
posted by availablelight at 8:24 PM on May 6, 2010 [2 favorites]


It's always weird to see people you hear on the radio. They never, ever, ever look like what you might think they look like. Ever.
posted by jefbla at 8:27 PM on May 6, 2010


Needs more Car Talk

You mean "needs more forced laughter," right?
posted by Mayor Curley at 8:28 PM on May 6, 2010 [3 favorites]


Man, you guys remember back before the internet when we could like stuff for more than 6 months before it was passe and lame. That was cool.

On topic, it's not an amazing rendition, but they seem like they were having fun, so right on.
posted by khaibit at 8:43 PM on May 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


I love Nina Totenberg's transcript-reading prowess.
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 8:47 PM on May 6, 2010 [4 favorites]


The NPR version is a response to the The 82nd Airborne in Afganistan's runaway Youtube hit take on the song, after they did a piece about it.

The NPR effort is, shall we say, weak? And they didn't even make it through the full length of the song.
posted by longsleeves at 8:49 PM on May 6, 2010 [2 favorites]


Bah to all you haters. Just bah. That was great. Yeah, they're dorky, that's why it's great.

They look like fun people to work with.
posted by Malor at 8:50 PM on May 6, 2010 [9 favorites]


You mean "needs more forced laughter," right?

Or perhaps "Sez You" or "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me". There's enough smarmy indulgent laughter in those two shows to kill a pod of blue whales.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:52 PM on May 6, 2010


I put this in the MetaTalk thread earlier today, because I figured that Lady Gaga FPPs are no longer ok. mccarty.tim favorited it, so I guess that means he approves.
posted by pecknpah at 8:55 PM on May 6, 2010


"NPR personalities" is like "Microsoft Works."
posted by koeselitz at 8:56 PM on May 6, 2010 [3 favorites]


This is one of those times when seeing what radio personalities look like in real life never lives up to the image in your head. It's never bad, just different. And weird to have these people making the voices you've listened to for so long.
posted by msbutah at 9:03 PM on May 6, 2010


Holy cats, Ari Shapiro is a stone fox. I thought radio people were supposed to be homely.
posted by ottereroticist at 9:09 PM on May 6, 2010 [13 favorites]


I don't get the love for wwdtm. it baffles me completely, especially compared to Sandi Toksvig's News Quiz.
posted by boo_radley at 9:09 PM on May 6, 2010


I don't understand. If you see a link about Lady Gaga and you don't like her, don't click. It's so simple. It works for me when I see links that don't interest me, I don't go there. Easy, peasy. I like her so I clicked.
posted by wv kay in ga at 9:10 PM on May 6, 2010 [3 favorites]


Needs moar Ira Flatow.
posted by localhuman at 9:14 PM on May 6, 2010 [2 favorites]


I'm glad there was no Krista Tippett, as I'm not sure I could handle a slew of overly-pronounced 't's.
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 9:19 PM on May 6, 2010


Lady Gaga, this year's bacon.
posted by cogneuro at 9:19 PM on May 6, 2010 [3 favorites]


Yes, yes: Ari Shapiro is yum. Also: I thought it was cute and dorky, and whipped together like some of the best viral videos tend to be.
posted by sadiehawkinstein at 9:22 PM on May 6, 2010


About Pop Music, This was recorded the year my Mom was BORN, and it kinda sounds like any ol' show from now. Huh.
posted by The Whelk at 9:25 PM on May 6, 2010


In a similar vein, here's RMS doing the Soulja Boy.
posted by ignignokt at 9:26 PM on May 6, 2010 [6 favorites]


In a similar vein, here's RMS doing the Soulja Boy.

...

...

Just... what?

I think my mind... it is broken.

What's next, Alan Moore doing the Macarena?

(I'm still not switching to emacs though.)
posted by kmz at 9:42 PM on May 6, 2010 [4 favorites]


It's not dead until Garrison Keillor mentions it. Then it's not merely dead, it's really and sincerely dead.
posted by Halloween Jack at 9:52 PM on May 6, 2010 [4 favorites]


So until then it's only mostly dead?
posted by kirkaracha at 10:01 PM on May 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


Noooo! The Princess Bride and Lady Gaga DO NOT MIX.
posted by pecknpah at 10:05 PM on May 6, 2010


My gaydar went wild seeing Ari Shapiro. Can I get a confirmation on this?
posted by spamguy at 10:05 PM on May 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


six-or-six-thirty: I'm glad there was no Krista Tippett, as I'm not sure I could handle a slew of overly-pronounced 't's.

I'm Krista Tippett. Today: Love and the Divine in the Telecommunications Age with Lady Gaga. (intersticial music) Lady Gaga, born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta in 1986, attended the Tisch School of the Arts in New York, where she found herself enraptured in a world of intellectualism and romance all its own. To Gaga, dancing was a mode of expression deeply connected with the spiritual and the interpersonal. As she would later recall in her best-selling memoir El Telephono, Stories from a Life on the Dance Floor: "Once I found myself in my first prison-themed lesbian bondage club, I was forever busy. There my head and my heart will lie for all eternity. There, I was driven to such distraction, I never even bothered picking up the phone."
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 10:15 PM on May 6, 2010 [13 favorites]


Spamguy, Wikipedia is your friend: On February 27, 2004, Shapiro and longtime boyfriend Michael Gottlieb were married at San Francisco City Hall. The marriage followed Mayor Gavin Newsom's directive of February 12, 2004, to the County Clerk that the clerk issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
posted by pecknpah at 10:16 PM on May 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


NPR has personalities?
posted by marvin at 10:16 PM on May 6, 2010


I think this meme has officially jumped the shark.
posted by Jacqueline at 10:21 PM on May 6, 2010


NPR, for when something has run it's course. You know when something is no longer relevant? It's when Terry Gross has them on Fresh Air. Oh, I'm such a bitch!
posted by nola at 10:26 PM on May 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


Why do old people have to ruin everything.
posted by Jacqueline at 10:33 PM on May 6, 2010


Lady Gaga isn't that old.
posted by homunculus at 10:53 PM on May 6, 2010 [3 favorites]


In a similar vein, here's RMS doing the Soulja Boy.

okay, this post was worth it for this.
posted by Baron Kriminel at 11:24 PM on May 6, 2010


For Soulja Boy, my favorite version is the WoW takeoff. Especially since I spent nine months glued to my monitor playing a kickass druid before getting tired of the game.

Also, yes: Ari Shapiro = hawt.
posted by darkstar at 11:31 PM on May 6, 2010


My God, they're adorable!
posted by darkstar at 11:40 PM on May 6, 2010


I have a serious fangirling problem with people in public radio.
posted by mmmleaf at 11:58 PM on May 6, 2010


*pokes head into thread*
*retreats nauseous*
posted by infini at 12:05 AM on May 7, 2010


I really thought Robert Siegel had a narrower head.
posted by From Bklyn at 12:15 AM on May 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


I'd care more if this had included Ira Glass.
posted by reductiondesign at 12:22 AM on May 7, 2010


Mmmmm, Neumann microphones. That's why Nina Totenberg and Robert Siegel sound so sexy.
posted by chillmost at 12:53 AM on May 7, 2010


Look this Gaga woman is oh hooray, yay, wow etc and all that only because she's the only one of these young chick singers to not have a meltdown, get drunk/stoned/plastered in public and make a nuisance of herself. she's taken the whole thing like a business venture - kinda like Madonna but far more current in her cynicism. do we continue to give her the googlejuice here on the blue or let it be now that she's so mainstream that its time to sell?
posted by The Lady is a designer at 1:02 AM on May 7, 2010


the only thing more tiring then post saturation is people rushing in to tell us all how over it they are. maybe you should take it to the open metatalk thread if you have something to say in that vein.

i, on the other hand, love gaga and love npr, so i love this post.
posted by nadawi at 1:10 AM on May 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


I don't mind all the hoohah over Gaga (mainly because it gives me a platforn to advance my theory that she's a time traveling alien hermaphrodite) but these Lady Gaga lipsync cover videos? Ugh! MAKE IT STOP!
posted by KingEdRa at 1:18 AM on May 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


It's not dead until Garrison Keillor mentions it. Then it's not merely dead, it's really and sincerely dead.

Unlike the NPR folks in the video, lich-king Keillor actually thinks he can sing.
posted by benzenedream at 1:21 AM on May 7, 2010 [7 favorites]




I'm actually impressed that there isn't even more Gaga hate popping up in these threads. I'm not a huge fan or anything, I mean I wouldn't like actively seek out her music, but as a cultural phenomenon she's pretty fun. Do you understand that, haters? People like to have fun! The people who made this video had fun doing it and most of us probably had fun watching it! Anyways, the lack of Lost-scale hatering is either because Lady Gaga is just that powerful of a force you can't help but love it all or because the Internet Hate Brigade has learned that some people just want to get a kick out of something and could care less about its status among the Internet Taste Police. When everyone forgets about Lady Gage in five years there will be another popular cultural phenomenon to entertain people for three minutes at a time, and the cycle will go on forever, until the end of time. So why fight it? Take my hand, I'll show you the way. We can all have fun! Together!
posted by palidor at 3:56 AM on May 7, 2010 [8 favorites]


Hey, check out the "made with help from" screen at the end. I totally went to college with Theo Balcomb, before she transferred. Doesn't she have one of the most NPR names you've ever heard? Makes me believe in destiny.
posted by Hollow at 4:38 AM on May 7, 2010


lich-king Keillor actually thinks he can sing.

No, he just thinks it's his show so nobody can stop him. At least that's what he used to say back in the 80s.*

Lady Gaga is like Borat or Silvia Nott taken seriously. Talent is irrelevant; what matters is the consensual hallucination that she's important.

As for NPR personalities, I would have been happier if they'd gotten Michelle Norris out from behind that damn mic.** And if Robert Siegel would just get spat from the universe like a watermelon seed, never to be seen or heard from again, well, I would not complain about that either.


--
*What!? I lived in a small town and had no television. Arrest me.
**Yes, I like looking at beautiful women. Arrest me.

posted by lodurr at 5:10 AM on May 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


You mean "needs more forced laughter," right?

HA! HA! HA! HAhaha!



I wouldn't know Lady Gaga if she stuff a fish in my pants.

I heard them talking about this on NPR last night during the drive hime and it reminded me why riding a bike with no electronics is a superior way to get to work. I really hate it when news reporters try to make their own news. I haven't looked at their video, but since I really don't know anything about Lady Gaga, I expect it would be very unfunny to me.

Oh, and by the way: Get off my lawn, yada yada.
posted by Doohickie at 5:41 AM on May 7, 2010


Nothing is dead until it's in the NYT. Everything in there is an obituary.
posted by The Whelk at 5:44 AM on May 7, 2010


As for NPR personalities, I would have been happier if they'd gotten Michelle Norris out from behind that damn mic.

Yeah, she pretty much wimped out. I would have expected so much more from her.
posted by fuse theorem at 5:46 AM on May 7, 2010


Ari Shapiro sang "But Now I'm Back" on Pink Martini's album Splendor in the Grass.
posted by kirkaracha at 5:47 AM on May 7, 2010


she's taken the whole thing like a business venture - kinda like Madonna but far more current in her cynicism.

If you consider that Madonna came of age in the 70s and hit it big in th early 80s as part of the first wave of MTV, I thought her cynisim was not only current but ahead of its time. Let's see if Gaga can stay ahead of the curve or if she just fizzles out.
posted by Doohickie at 5:47 AM on May 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


How easily we forget that we've already established that Lady Gaga is part of the illuminati mind control plan to make us all pop-loving sheep and herd us to our doom. I expected better of you, NPR. Stay vigilant Metafilter!
posted by rodmandirect at 5:47 AM on May 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


I'm an NPR nerd so love this. Boo Radley, there's room in my heart for both WWDTM and Sandi's News Quiz; she also rules in Excess Baggage.
posted by arcticseal at 5:52 AM on May 7, 2010


you have a point indeed, doohickie, i forgot my adolescence ;p
posted by infini at 5:53 AM on May 7, 2010


All I could think was, is there any bigger collection of NERRRDDDS than NPR? Somewhat awkward at participating in social memes; crazy scary smart; obsessed with obscure topics; think radio is still cool.

Total nerds.

(which is why I love them)
posted by emjaybee at 5:55 AM on May 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


I enjoyed this. But I was also grateful that no Gaga-style costumes were attempted.
posted by kinnakeet at 6:13 AM on May 7, 2010


Bonjour. Yeah, I saw this, but I decided to suck on some mints instead of posting. Craving went right away!
posted by mccarty.tim at 6:33 AM on May 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


BTW, what if Sarah Vowell and Lady Gaga had a kid?
posted by mccarty.tim at 6:34 AM on May 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


it would die form Internal Contradictions.
posted by The Whelk at 6:38 AM on May 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


(also, I'm glad that Ari Shapiro toook the job at NPR, not all Elf-Kings are stuck up snobs you know!)
posted by The Whelk at 6:42 AM on May 7, 2010


*slips mccarthy.tim a hug*
posted by infini at 6:44 AM on May 7, 2010


Turned on the pop radio station in the car the other day. Heard "Stop Calling". Thought it was shit without knowing it was Gaga.

Hate Gaga. Not a poser. Feels good man.
posted by Trochanter at 6:58 AM on May 7, 2010


I'm not a huge fan or anything, I mean I wouldn't like actively seek out her music, but as a cultural phenomenon she's pretty fun. Do you understand that, haters? People like to have fun!

You seem to believe that Lady Gaga Haterade is not fun. Don't knock it till you've tried it!
posted by blucevalo at 7:01 AM on May 7, 2010


gagahaterade is totally uplifting and inspiring... I have a full gallon jug every morning just to keep my eyes bright and ears perky
posted by The Lady is a designer at 7:05 AM on May 7, 2010


Lady Gaga fandom is a sport. It doesn't matter if you're playing Team Mundane or Team Little Monster. You're going to have an awesome time.
posted by mccarty.tim at 7:05 AM on May 7, 2010


All I could think was, is there any bigger collection of NERRRDDDS than NPR?
Did you see RMS doing Soulja Boy linked above?
posted by MtDewd at 7:05 AM on May 7, 2010


Am I the only one who listens to them every day and was surprised to see that they aren't like what their voices looked like in my head?
posted by mccarty.tim at 7:06 AM on May 7, 2010


Love love love love love. Or, as I said this morning "it's like my right brain and left brain having a party in my skull! like the 2 sides of my personality coming together just so! LADY GAGA AND NPR! YAY!"
posted by bitter-girl.com at 7:07 AM on May 7, 2010 [2 favorites]



Am I the only one who listens to them every day and was surprised to see that they aren't like what their voices looked like in my head?


I can't listen to NPR for more then 40 min at a time. Something about the voices hits this nerve in my brain and I have to turn it off and then play something really loud and fast.
posted by The Whelk at 7:13 AM on May 7, 2010


I used to listen to NPR a lot until this one day I heard a promo for Lynne Rossetto Kasper's The Splendid Table and I punched my fist right through my radio
posted by chinston at 7:23 AM on May 7, 2010 [5 favorites]


After the last 10 years of NPR sliding farther and farther to the right politically, it is so nice to see them do something inoffensive like this.
posted by QIbHom at 7:29 AM on May 7, 2010



I used to listen to NPR a lot until this one day I heard a promo for Lynne Rossetto Kasper's The Splendid Table and I punched my fist right through my radio


Yay, I'll be listening and then inevitably something will come on that makes me want to break something.
posted by The Whelk at 7:33 AM on May 7, 2010


Needs more Diane Rehm.
posted by Uncle Ira at 7:39 AM on May 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


If you love Ari Shapiro (as I do), you'll want to check out the recent out.com spread about powerful gays in Washington. The photo is so quaint. He says "Good Housekeeping." I say "Norman Cockwell."
posted by greekphilosophy at 7:45 AM on May 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


After the last 10 years of NPR sliding farther and farther to the right politically, it is so nice to see them do something inoffensive like this.

That statement is insane.
posted by orville sash at 7:46 AM on May 7, 2010 [3 favorites]


Wow, how did I know exactly what his apartment would look like before I clicked the link. I have interior design telepathy.
posted by The Whelk at 7:48 AM on May 7, 2010


Why do nerds like me so much? I guess I could AskMetafilter.
posted by Lady Gaga at 7:49 AM on May 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


After the last 10 years of NPR sliding farther and farther to the right politically, it is so nice to see them do something inoffensive like this.

Really? I would be interested in you expanding on this point.

I used to listen to NPR a lot until this one day I heard a promo for Lynne Rossetto Kasper's The Splendid Table and I punched my fist right through my radio

MMMMM! Doesn't that just sound amazing? You know listeners, I love the smell of orange blossoms so much in the early spring. It's as if the sun just comes in through my nose to kiss my brain. You know what's a great thing to do with orange blossoms? Do you have any sake? Good, now listen up, you . are . going . to . love . this.


It's hard to do impressions via text
posted by Think_Long at 7:54 AM on May 7, 2010 [3 favorites]


I love NPR, but I absolutely loathe Garrison Keillor. And my radio is in danger of punching several times a day when he shows up for The Writer's Almanac, and I just have to avoid the radio entirely on days when Prairie Home Companion is on because that shit lasts for fourteen fucking hours. *seethe*
posted by greekphilosophy at 7:58 AM on May 7, 2010 [5 favorites]


I was waiting for Silvia Poggioli. . .*sigh*
posted by Danf at 8:06 AM on May 7, 2010


greekphilosphy: If you don't live in Minnesota, you have no clue what it's like to live in a Keillor-centric universe. I actually don't mind Keillor, and I like the Writer's Almanac, but even I get sick of it.

I still have never really got PHC, and do not get me started on the Lake Wobegon store.
posted by Think_Long at 8:06 AM on May 7, 2010


Why do nerds like me so much? I guess I could AskMetafilter.

Nerds love me, too! Except that guy who hates me. It's just magical here for pop-culture sock-puppets.
posted by Weighted Companion Cube at 8:07 AM on May 7, 2010


I think this meme has officially jumped the shark.

No offense, but I think proclaiming that things have jumped the shark itself long ago jumped the shark.
posted by aught at 8:15 AM on May 7, 2010


Lady Gaga is like Borat or Silvia Nott taken seriously. Talent is irrelevant; what matters is the consensual hallucination that she's important.

QFT.
posted by homunculus at 8:35 AM on May 7, 2010


Daniel Schorr EH HEY, AH HA. EH HEY, AH HA

Robert Siegel Reporter-commentator Daniel Schorr, talking today about nihilistic hedonism in America's dance clubs.

Daniel Schorr I LOVE THAT LAVENDER BLONDE. THE WAY SHE MOVES. THE WAY SHE WALKS. I TOUCH MYSELF. I CAN'T GET ENOUGH. AND, IN THE SILENCE OF THE NIGHT, THROUGH ALL THE TEARS, AND ALL THE LIES, I TOUCH MYSELF, AND IT'S ALRIGHT.
posted by everichon at 8:37 AM on May 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


What the hell? I saw RMS speak at WordCamp last weekend and suddenly he's showing up everywhere I go online! It's like his image is stalking me!
posted by brundlefly at 8:46 AM on May 7, 2010


Needs more Diane Rehm.

Every time I hear Diane Rehm I want to send a get-well note. It hurts me to listen to her. I keep thinking of sick grandmas.

(And I think it's a bit much to ask for Silvia Piggioli to simultaneously be in Washington as well as the ten other world capitals she seems to concurrently inhabit.)
posted by lodurr at 8:49 AM on May 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


If you see a link about Lady Gaga and you don't like her, don't click.

but how else could they proclaim their superiority? or inform us that we wouldn't want to be around them at parties?
posted by fallacy of the beard at 8:55 AM on May 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


It's hard to do impressions via text

I don't know the personality, but I recognized the type.
posted by Trochanter at 9:14 AM on May 7, 2010


sigh . . . nobody wants to be around me at parties.
posted by Think_Long at 9:16 AM on May 7, 2010


I enjoyed that way more than I feel I should have.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 9:23 AM on May 7, 2010


I'm glad there was no Krista Tippett, as I'm not sure I could handle a slew of overly-pronounced 't's.

Oh god, if ever there was proof that the Saturday Night Live NPR parody was grounded in fact, Tippett is it. Makes me want to scratch my ears out.
posted by schoolgirl report at 10:04 AM on May 7, 2010


Obligatory NPR thread boilerplate:

1) Everyone who listens to NPR hates a different person or show, no exceptions.*

2) Diane Rehm sounds that way because of spasmodic dysphonia, the treatment for which involves injecting botox straight into the larynx, which does affect vocal quality.**

*I actually like Prairie Home Companion; yes, some of the running sketches are getting a bit threadbare and Keillor isn't the best singer, but I've also been turned onto some great music there. My least favorite NPR show is Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

**See also: Linda Thompson.

posted by Halloween Jack at 10:20 AM on May 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


Halloween Jack: "Everyone who listens to NPR hates a different person or show, no exceptions."

Not true. I hate two. Car Talk and Marketplace.
posted by brundlefly at 10:23 AM on May 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


My least favorite NPR show is Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

BLASPHEMY YOU KNOW NOT WHAT YOU SAY
posted by Think_Long at 10:32 AM on May 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


Think_Long: If you don't live in Minnesota, you have no clue what it's like to live in a Keillor-centric universe.

I got some Keillor-centric spillover in Michigan when I lived there. It was virtually unbearable.

Halloween Jack: My least favorite NPR show is Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

That's actually the only tolerable part of NPR on the weekends.
posted by blucevalo at 10:45 AM on May 7, 2010


Related: Battle of the PBS Stars, featuring a famous boxing match between Mr. Rogers and Julia Child.
posted by HP LaserJet P10006 at 10:50 AM on May 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


"Everyone who listens to NPR hates (a) different person(s) or show(s), no exceptions."

FTFM.
posted by Halloween Jack at 11:28 AM on May 7, 2010


I can just picture Steve Inskeep being "too cool" to participate in this... jerk.
posted by LakesideOrion at 11:53 AM on May 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


It's always weird to see people you hear on the radio. They never, ever, ever look like what you might think they look like. Ever."

I disagree. Michele Norris looked exactly as I pictured her in my head.
posted by toekneebullard at 12:35 PM on May 7, 2010


and Keillor isn't the best singer

This is the understatement of the decade. Also, can they get an engineer to mute that guy's breathing? It sounds really unhealthy and icky.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:48 PM on May 7, 2010


I found it interesting to observe that soldiers are evidently far more dedicated to learning choreography than NPR producers.
posted by EvaDestruction at 1:21 PM on May 7, 2010


Also, can they get an engineer to mute that guy's breathing? It sounds really unhealthy and icky.

His nose hairs trembling as he snorts phlegmatically into the mic are part of the rustic charm.
posted by blucevalo at 1:23 PM on May 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


i love the old timey and roots and bluegrass and country and western and country&western. i love banjos and steel guitars and finger jugs made into instruments. i love radio plays and local flavor.

i hate garrison keillor. i hate PHC. i hate that it goes on for freaking ever and that they replay it.

every night i pick the husband up from work and listen to fresh air. at the part where the city road gives way to state highway and i go from 35 to 45 to 55 in less than a mile, fresh air breaks and they play the "guy noir" ad for PHC and i swear i nearly take the car off the road as my foot pushes down harder, as if i could speed up in such a way that i could make him get off my fucking radio faster. if i can just make it to the feed store, i know he'll be gone.
posted by nadawi at 1:45 PM on May 7, 2010 [6 favorites]


Ah, but he's never gone, that's the rub.

Especially when you're on a state highway. Guaranteed.

The choices are either Garrison or some fundie preacher screaming about the Book of Corinthians.
posted by blucevalo at 2:01 PM on May 7, 2010


Nadawi: Me too. Keillor brings out world-class talented singers and musicians, then proceeds to take a sonic dump onstage by doing jowl pneumatic exercises.
posted by benzenedream at 2:03 PM on May 7, 2010


Ooooh, have you seen a bassoon quartet covering Lady Gaga?
posted by greekphilosophy at 2:11 PM on May 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


*threatens with hugbucket*
posted by infini at 2:14 PM on May 7, 2010




MMMMM! Doesn't that just sound amazing? You know listeners, I love the smell of orange blossoms so much in the early spring. It's as if the sun just comes in through my nose to kiss my brain. You know what's a great thing to do with orange blossoms? Do you have any sake? But it has to be organic sake; you really will taste the difference. You don't have to spend a fortune on it; if you live near one of those Japanese farmer's markets on the West Coast - I like Fujiyo's Fruits & Vegetables in Pasadena - you can pick up a bottle for just under $50. And you only need a dash. Good, now listen up, you . are . going . to . love . this.

Think_Long, FTFY.

God, I hate her.

Also, I really, really want to love Ira Glass, who is brilliant and talented; but after hearing his CHRISTMAS DAY STORY ON CHRISTMAS DAY SUICIDES, I decided he needs to DIAF.
posted by IAmBroom at 5:08 PM on May 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Paparazzi
posted by zarq at 6:22 PM on May 11, 2010


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