Category Archives: Marconi & Cheese

Parting Shot: Pains, Train & Automobiles

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Are you Sirius? 

(taken before this SNL sketch, which proves, once again, that they are reading our diary)

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Kars 4 Kids: We’re Still Confused

Editors note: We have a Google Tasks list of potential blog posts that dates back to 2009, and the oldest entry on the list is this post.  It’s not topical, nor is it very interesting, but it’s just something we needed to do to move on.  This is our closure. 

If you’re like us, and why wouldn’t you be, you spend several hours a day listening to  The Fan 660AM, New York’s flagship station for the Mets, Giants, Nets and Devils, and the grandaddy of sports talk radio stations.  And, if you’re like us, and, again, why wouldn’t you be, there’s one commercial that they’ve been airing – what seems like ever hour – for years now, Kars for Kidz.  Yes, the jingle is the kind of thing that is best used when dousing a bound and gagged hostage with kerosene, complementing the perfect nightmarish Hellscape,  but what has been a greater mystery to us is the concept.  Kars for Kidz?  Are you trading in a convertible for orphaned children?  Donating money to provide Power Wheels for toddlers?  Auctioning off your own son for a 1992 Nissan Stanza?  We just don’t know.  And we never will.  Because we refuse to do any research.

If you know how Kars for Kids actually works, please do not tell us.  In the words of Joey Pants, ignorance is bliss.

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Suds in Your Buds

Jumped the Snark favorite Jason Sudeikis was the guest on today’s WTF Podcast with Marc Maron, and he proved once again that he’s clever, humble, grounded, genuine and, more than anything, gracious.  He still might be our next movie star (even with Hall Passmiddling reception), but he shows no indication that fame and fortune will go to his head.  As you will learn, Gallagher he is not.

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Favorite tidbit from the interview: when Suds found out he was promoted to the SNL cast  he got day drunk with friends and hit golf balls at Chelsea Piers.  We always knew this was the kinda guy we’d like to hang out with.  He just went ahead and showed it once again.

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A Boomer & Carton Gigglefest to Pull You Out of the Monday Morning Duldrums

Got a case of the Mondays?  Well, you’re in luck, because we saved this clip from last week’s Boomer & Carton in the Morning (on the flagship station for NY sports WFAN) just for that scenario.  Uncontrollable Boomer Esiason laughter is quickly becoming one of our favorite things, and he comes through with another giggle fit in response to Craig Carton’s two-minute run of Suzyn Waldman impressions (Waldman, as you probably don’t know, is a radio commentator for the Yankees).  A truly impressive one-man performance from Carton.

(and we do apologize for the glare)

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Thank You, Brian Lehrer, That’s How You Do an Interview About Art; Plus, Our Long-Delayed Thoughts on 92Y-Gate

Steve Martin was brave enough to visit the Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC yesterday, and Lehrer easily proved that it is, IS, possible to conduct an interesting interview about art (or perhaps Martin felt comfortable that the NPR audience is composed of less angry, elderly Jewish Philistines and more of cultured, respectful, art appreciators).

Listen below:

See?  That was informative and entertaining.  No one had to lower their level of discourse, and listeners were not lulled to sleep.  It can be done!

We guess this means that it’s time for our long-delayed thoughts on Martin’s recent appearance at the 92nd St. Y.

Read on: Our first-hand account of The Nightmare on 92nd St.

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More Gigglefests on ‘Boomer & Carton’: Making Fun of Blind People!

WFAN’s morning show Boomer & Carton is becoming to the go-to place for miggles (man giggles).  Last week, Craig Carton spurred co-host Boomer Esiason to launch one of the all-time great spit-takes.  This morning, during a conversation with caller “Blind Mike,” Carton demonstrated his lack of experience with the physically handicapped, sending Boomer into another laughing fit.

(Apparently, Carton was not content letting Today have all the chuckles at someone else’s misfortune)

And the miggles didn’t stop there.  “Blind Mike” had called in as a contestant on Boomer & Carton’s weekly sports quiz “Do You Know More Sports Than…” in which they pit a male listener against an attractive local female, usually a waitress from LI or NJ (basically an excuse to bring in and ogle a pretty lady).  Carton, perhaps feeling guilty about his earlier remarks, immediately tossed a Mike a softball, and Boomer lost it once again.

Sadly, “Blind Mike” lost.  There is no justice in this world.

Oh, and speaking of David Paterson…

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Tremendous Boomer Esiason Spit-Take: Was That in the Cincinnati Bengals Circa 1988 Playbook?

Sometimes life just hands you a gift, whether it’s turning on the TV in the morning to find Regis inadvertently giving Meryl Streep a heart attack, or turning on the TV at night to witness Anderson Cooper absolutely destroy an opportunistic, insipid politician.  So this morning, while brushing out teeth, we flipped on the tube to see what was happening with WFAN’s Boomer & Carton, simulcast on the MSG Network, and, well, our birthday present came early:

TOUCHDOWN!

Enlighten us, Boomer: which play was that?

And speaking of spit-takes, here’s this.  And speaking of uncontrollable laughter, there’s that.

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