Geo’s Media Blog. An inside look at music movies radio & life. (happy birthday) 10/01/18

Not so long ago my daughters, Candis and Cami, threw me a wonderful birthday party in San Diego where they even brought in Ron Chapman to MC it. I was very honored and surprised with how many of my Canadian and American friends showed up to roast & toast me. (pictured on top, Candis & Cami & me) (next, left – right, Nance & Ron Chapman, me, Linda Duffy, Cami, Brynn, and Candis.) (next down, me and Gary Russell RIP) (last photo, Jack McCoy and me)
I live in West Palm Beach, so I booked four airline tickets to San Diego and upgraded two of them to first for Cami and her friend Bryn. My date Linda Duffy and I sat about halfway back where  I planned on having a couple of cocktails and relaxing before changing planes in Dallas. Unfortunately, that was not to be. As I sat there chatting with Linda, I hear, “If there’s a doctor on board would they please make themselves known by pressing the call button above their seat.” I remember thinking, God I hate when that happens, I hope it’s not serious. However, when a flight attendant who was hurrying back locked eyes with me, I knew it was serious.
When I got up front, I found Cami laid out on the floor half in and half out of the restroom. She was shaking and throwing up, and the only Doctor on board was a psychologist who thought that she might be suffering from an allergic reaction to something. After getting an antihistamine in her, she settled down a little and we got her back in her seat for our landing in Dallas. However, once we landed, she started again, so they had to take her off on a stretcher. (she may have reacted to the nuts they serve in first class.)
We had a couple of hours before our next flight, so she got to rest, but she had to tough it out when we finally boarded because they wouldn’t let us on if she didn’t appear to be ok. Thank goodness Linda was along because I was a basket case, so Linda sat up front with Cami. Upon landing in San Diego, Linda told me that Cami had thrown up a couple of more times and because she still looked white as a ghost I was very anxious. However, after getting a cab to take us to our hotel, I heard these sweet words, “Daddy I’m hungry, can we get a pizza?

Geo’s Life-Liners

Random Questions
Speaking of birthdays, this week I travel to Tampa to spend mine with my daughter Cami. She says that she’s taking me to her favorite bar where her friends are going to take on the legend. What the hell does that mean?
I would think that the chromosome count XX for females and XY for males would better determine what category athletes should compete in rather than the athletes choosing?

Do liberals or Socialists ever laugh?

Do I understand this correctly, medical marijuana doesn’t get you high?

Why do people who escaped from their homeland still proudly wave the flag of the country that they left behind?

A lot of white people marched with Martin Luther King, but I’ve never heard it mentioned?
 

Why don’t they have production people in the Radio Hall Of Fame? What was better on the radio than the promos Jack McCoy created and voiced for the last contest?

How come it never gets as good as it gets bad?

Didn’t we all wonder just how long it would take Jameis Winston of Tampa Bay to get in trouble again?

Speaking of thugs, don’t they wish that we were as tolerant of them as the NFL is?

The only women I love unconditionally are my daughters; I have questions for the rest.

Speaking of daughters, I wonder how scary it is for my daughters to rely on me after hearing how irresponsible I am from their mothers?

Reality
I’ve heard that the reason that Canada wants to legalize recreational marijuana this month is so they can better cope with their neighbors to the south.

Wow, The Bo-Sox have 108 wins as they close out the season.

I think Hollywood writers should have to disclose their political leanings so we can decide if we want to see a movie that lectures us.
 
People tend to reveal themselves when you no longer can help them.
 
America wasn’t created for the rich; it was designed for the folks who wanna be rich.
 
The 97% who gave up, all work for the 3% who didn’t.
 
Determination and perseverance are what changes the world, thinking that others are going to help though, only slows you down.

We only agree with statements that are about what we already believe.

You really have to work at it to stay stupid.

The big difference between Michael Jordan and LeBron James is … When down by 1 with seconds left, Michael wants the ball, LeBron doesn’t.

Political & Politically Incorrect.
What the left still doesn’t get is the fact Hillary lost the election more than Trump won it. If the Democrats don’t get some good leadership soon, Trump bashing is just gonna get him reelected.
Because you’re left doesn’t make you right.
 
It should be against the law to report the stock market falling if you don’t mention it climbing.
 
All a revolution does is change the people at the top with the same old shit happening below.
 
I wonder what America would be like if the white middle class voted as a block as everybody else does.

The only people who understand how government assistance programs work are those who abuse them.

So Washington, on a scale of 1-10 how goes your war on drugs and terror?

You would think that eventually, politicians would get bored with lining their own pockets and want to share some with the regular folks? Nope!

Music Movies & Radio
After watching Billy Bob Thorton in a few things like Goliath I’m convinced that he and his ilk make a good script a great script. Unfortunately, even a great script can’t make a bad actor any good.

Now I hear that they want to expand the nominees for the Grammys so that more people can win. Hey, why don’t they just hand out participation trophies and be done with it?

I think that the reason instrumentals aren’t popular anymore is because Dee-Jays can’t figure out how to hit the post, so they don’t play them.

Watch for, Writing Radio’s Wrongs, coming to a Website near you.

Geo’s Blog above is about #Fear at 35,000 feet, #MedicalMerijuana, and #MartinLutherKing plus a few other #Life-Liners. Much more @ GeorgeJohns.com. On Twitter@GeoOfTheRadio. Sharing and commenting is appreciated.

 

4 thoughts on “Geo’s Media Blog. An inside look at music movies radio & life. (happy birthday) 10/01/18

  1. JackMcCoy…….remember RAM.?Recycling the quarter hour etc etc

    It was over when “branding” replaced call letters.

  2. GEO wrote: Why don’t they have production people in the Radio Hall Of Fame? What was better on the radio than the promos Jack McCoy created and voiced for the last contest?

    Agreed George, Jack McCoy certainly deserves his place in the Radio Hall of Fame…and why isn’t radio writer extraordinaire Bill McDonald in as well? The Beatles Story, The Evolution of Rock, The Elvis Presley Story and many more radio specials that he wrote plus all those award winning commercials working with Chuck Blore. Even Chuck Blore isn’t in the Hall of Fame. Travesty.

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