Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Welcome to the Future

Today and the rest of this week, we are getting a glimpse of a Mike and the Mad Dog Free world. If you tuned in and heard the catchy "They're talking sports going at it as hard as they can, it's Mike and the Mad Dog on the FAN.." and then you were greeted by the voices of Carlin and Kim Jones, you knew you were in a for a long day. By the way, is there nothing worse than that day when you are all geared up for Mike and Chris - perhaps something happened the night before - and you want to hear their take on it, or maybe they predicted something that did not come true, and you wanted to tune in to see them not admit they were wrong - but then you put your radio on, and it's a vacation day for Mike and Chris. Such a buzzkill. But I digress. Back to my main point. Today on the FAN is what it could very well look like in a post Mike and the Mad Dog world. And I for one, cannot stand it. I can't take Carlin's non-take take on things. I can't take Kim Jones telling a caller not to get on her case in the first hour of the show. I can't take Carlin cracking jokes at his weight. I can't take them talking sports for 2 straight segments because you know there are zero calls on hold. I can't take their voices. I can't take their opinions. I can't take their clearly choreographed show. I can't take 3 1/2 more hours of this. And there is NO WAY I can take 20 more years of this. And before you say "Now hold on a minute there First Time, Long Time - there are plenty of better host options than Carlin and Kim Jones that would fill the slot.." I don't want anyone else. I don't want humble. I don't want respectful. I don't want well-prepared. I want arrogance. I want condescending. I want ill-informed. I want my Mike and the Mad Dog. I want it back today. I don't want to wait until next week. And I don't want to wait till never again.

7 comments:

ondy said...

"Loudmouths" sucks the big one too.

Where is Seaver said...

Very tough listen today. It's soooo slloowwww. I'm not joking, it's tough to tell the difference between the programming and the spots.

Put on Eddie Coleman and Sweeny Murti or something. Ed Randall. And I got Malusis tonight? Guess I'll get some work done.

tony russo said...

I didn't listen to them today, but a while ago I caught their show and basically it was Carlin reminding us that he's fat and cranky, and Kim telling us how stressed she is that she missed her boxing class. In other words, two narcissists trying to avoid talking about sports. Yes, that describes Mike and Dog too, but they're a hell of a lot better at it.

brew said...

Suggestion: Gianatti (or however his name is spelled), the producer for the the Steve Somers show should have his own show. His impersonations - Tom Coughlin comes to mind - are brilliant stuff.

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big brown said...

Kim Jones boxing, eh? I'd pay to see that, maybe she and Lori Rubinson can go a few rounds. But enough Joe & Evan guy talk. These two are a tough listen, and the loser callers hitting on Kim are really disturbing. Never thought I'd miss the big guy, but come back soon, Mike!

Jason said...

carlin has the face for radio... yet he is also on sny. i guess his lard-ass prevents people from overeating, because that's obviously what comes from over-indulgence.