Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Paranoia, Paranoia!

There's an article that discusses employees who have been fired because of what they write in their blogs about the companies they work for.

I'm a little freaked out. While I have not specifically said anything bad out the place I work for, I definitely write with a certain political slant in mind. A lot of my coworkers happen to hang out at the opposite end of the political spectrum.

That couldn't get me fired could it?

Here's the story:

Come to think of it, if I'm fired for what I say in my blog, I can focus on writing full-time.

Except that I'm broke and really couldn't afford to do that.

Crap. I'm screwed.

Let's hope the thought police skip my blog and move along to the next one.

Friday, June 03, 2005

KFYI Birthday Bash

It's been a while since I've posted to my blog. Not like anybody reads this. I'm sure you have all been chomping at the bit waiting for my next journal entry. :)

Anyways, last night I attended the KFYI 20th Anniversary Birthday Bash. The show featured all of the local KFYI hosts as well as Bill Handel, Kim Kommando, Matt Drudge, and Sean Hannity.

Some observations about that show--the bad stuff first:

  • Local Hosts: I don't understand how local KFYI hosts can entertain me so well behind the microphone and yet completely bore the heck out of me when I see them in person. I actually thought about leaving while they were on stage because I was concerned my eyeballs would remain permanently lodged in the back of my head. I have contemplated going to one of KFYI's monthly smackdown before, but not anymore. Yikes!
  • Tom Liddy: Where the heck was he? A mystery never fully explained last night. Interesting.
  • Too Long: The concept of time is apparently new to KFYI. The show lasted 3 1/2 hours! Way past my bedtime. According to Barry Young on his Friday morning show, it went 1 hour and 10 minutes OVER what they had planned. Hello?!? Dress rehearsals anyone?
  • Bad Sound: KFYI sound technicians were MIA as my co-worker and I could barely hear Cruella, Joe Crummy, and Kim Kommando. The microphones sucked.
  • Stupid Marriage Joke: Barry Young, the MC for the night, got all goofy when his wife Kim came out on stage. The joke was funny for like 1 minute but this went on for about 25 minutes.
  • Andrew Babinski: Not enough of him! Get that hotty some more face time please. And don't hide it behind a cream pie please. Yes, they did the pie in the face bit. Oy! :)
  • No Intermission: If you are going to keep us there for 3 1/2 hours, a break is in order. My butt and bladder thank you in advance.

Now the good stuff:

  • Seat Upgrades: Instead of sitting in the last row of the third level, we were moved to the main concourse, row 27. Not sure why but I was glad because I had left my binoculars in my co-worker's car.
  • Matt Drudge: I have always respected the Drudge Report for having the guts to publish stories that the mainstream media won't touch with a 10 foot pole. But after hearing Matt Drudge on Barry Young's Thursday morning show and then seeing him on stage that evening, my respect and admiration for that man is through the roof. This guy truly has made the big network news outlets obsolete and he has basically done it on his own. He's intelligent, hard working, and pretty darn cute. He's a trailblazer!
  • Brian Whitman. This guy nailed impressions of Michael Jackson, Bush Sr. and GW, Clinton, and Ted Kennedy among others. My cheeks are still sore from laughing at this guy.
  • Sean Hannity: Thank the Lord for Sean Hannity! He was the best speaker of the bunch and if he comes to Phoenix on another tour (which he promised he would), I would shell out the dough to see him. This guy knows how to fire up a crowd and after sitting through 2 hours of boring drivel, he managed to rile us up to the point where I am still thinking about it today. He stressed the importance of how big of a challenge it will be to run somebody against Hillary but also stressed that we can do it! The right side (pun intended) is winning! We have control of all branches of government right now. Our message is clear. We need to stick with it and not lose hope.

Overall, the night was good. We went to the Hard Rock Cafe beforehand for dinner. I had a kick-ass Strawberry Daquiri and a delicious turkey burger so big that it could feed a small country in Africa with leftovers to spare.

I hope I can see Sean Hannity when he comes back to Phoenix. He is well worth the price of admission!