October 30, 2000
Tell the Radio Guys to Shut Up!
by stacy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I know that the people who talk nonstop on those radio morning shows are paid to be obnoxious know-it-alls, but that doesn't mean I have to like it. Sometimes it's amusing, like this morning when they had a Wiccan spiritual leader and a Baptist minister facing off about Halloween and whether it's good or bad for kids to join in the festivities. The minister kept quoting Bible verses that said how it's wrong to associate with Satanic types, and the Wiccan kept asking where the Bible mentions Halloween, and if Halloween is so Satanic, why doesn't the Catholic Church have a problem with it? Of course they both thought they were absolutely right, and nobody was going to listen to anyone else's point of view, but it was diverting drivel.
That's ok. And they didn't treat the minister like some kind of Neanderthal throwback who wants to go back to the "good old days" like sometimes happens with conservative Christians, although I was really tempted to call in and ask why they complain about parents of children who believe in other religions who object to Christmas being celebrated in public schools when they're doing the exact same thing with Halloween now, and as far as I can tell, Halloween as it's celebrated today has only to do with pumpkins and candy, and nothing to do with evil (just my opinion).
But anyway, back to the idiots on the radio show. What really pissed me off was when I heard them on Friday morning talking about the movie "Maverick" showing on Saturday night and how it was such a terrible movie and everybody should go to their shingdig at some local beer joint instead. Obviously they have a big stake in getting people to their thing, but "Maverick" is not a bad movie! Why does everyone say it is? It's not deep or intellectual or anything, but it's funny. OK, so Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster have no chemistry, big deal! James Garner is a funny man.
"Fargo" is considered one of the best black comedies of all time, and I know someone who fell asleep during it. I actually fell asleep during "The Usual Suspects." So there.
Published: October 30, 2000