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Wednesday, April 11, 2007
I watched some morning TV today and was literally nauseated at what the Don Imus story has become. First, let me say that I can't stand Imus. He's absolutely one of the most unlistenable things on the air. His show is simply horrible and he's been living on the edge with some of his remarks for a while. I mean, even I've been offended by some of his remarks.

But that said, this whole thing has turned into nothing but PR bonanza for Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and now the coach of the Rutgers women's basketball team. This chick blabbed endlessly and endlessly this morning about freedom, equality, civil rights, etc. Yeah, let's turn Don Imus' remarks into a civil rights issue. That's what it is. And by the way, the white chick on the team doesn't even have nappy hair.

Ya know, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton should be THANKING Don Imus. They should be kissing his wrinkly white ass! If it wasn't for him these two clowns wouldn't be masturbating each other all over CNN and Fox for the past three days, and that's all they really care about anyhow.

Should Imus be fired for this? Absolutely not. As I've said many times, the only time I believe an air personality should be fired for saying something is if he costs the station money, calls for physical violence or injury to someone (which obviously he didn't do here), or puts the station's license in jeopardy. So let's see how it plays out with advertisers. Remember, the only minority group here that matters is the one called CBS Stockholders. If the black community can put enough pressure on advertisers to pull money from CBS/NBC he could be gone. If, however, it doesn't cost the network money he'll be back.

What's interesting to note, by the way, is that Imus' 2 week suspension starts NEXT WEEK. Hmm, why not start it immediately, you might ask? I don't know. Do you think it's because CBS/NBC knows that the tune-in to Imus' shows this week will be MASSIVE?

I'd also like to mention that when I grow up I sure hope to age as gracefully as Don Imus. Talk about looks!


My current obsession is the morbidly obese. I don't care what I'm looking for on tv, if I come across any of those Discovery Channel shows on the super obese I'm locked. Last night I saw a woman who I think had that elephantitis disease of her leg and there was so much fat on it it completely folded over her foot like a bellbottom.


I've never been a vitamin or supplement taker. It's too boring and I'd always forget, anyhow. But over the years I've slowly accumulated a healthy regimen of daily or weekly meds/pills for one reason or another.

Here's what I'm currently on:

Prilosec - Daily - Acid reflux
Fosomax - Weekly - Low bone density
Calcium - Daily - Low bone density
Vitamin D - Daily - Low bone density
Something My Father-In-Law prescribed - Daily - cholesterol

So a couple of weekends ago, while we were visiting my wife's family in Baltimore, I realized what a hassle it was to have to take five bottle of pills with me every time I go out of town. So I went to Walgreens and actually purchased a freakin' pillbox! Yeah, just like your grandmother has. I now have to have a separate case just for my medications! The only time I see those is when I'm with my parents (who are 70) or when I'm at the Breman Nursing Home.

Shouldn't there be some kind of cool pillbox for hip, young, 45 year old Gen X'ers like me? Ya know, like a pillbox that has fresh cool punk bands on it, like Maroon 5? Or maybe Tony Hawk could design a line or something. I could even have a sweet hi tech Tron logo emblazened near the safety latch. AAAAOOOOOWWWWW!!!!!

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