Geo’s Media Blog (Own the Room)

When I was only a freshman in Highschool, I learned something at a dance one night that I’ve used my whole life.

There I was on a hot summer night, standing outside the East End Community Club, trying to cool down after dancing my ass off, when a car pulled up.
Suddenly a voice rang out saying, “Hey cutie could you come over here for a minute?”

As I approached the car and the back window went down, I found myself staring at a young Marilyn Monroe. Whew!
I could hardly breathe, and then when she asked if I could help her light her cigarette, it was all I could do to keep my hands from trembling.

Then she said, “Hey, you’re kinda cute; what’s your name?”
When I told her, she said, “Mine’s Pat, why don’t you call me sometime,” and then after handing me a piece of paper with her number on it, she was gone.

Now, what makes this all so weird is that she had to have been 17 or 18, and I was only 15. A
After taking a few days to work my courage up, I finally called her, and we made arrangements to go to a dance at the Maple Leaf Community Club in Transcona.

Moments after our arrival, we were suddenly surrounded by a bunch of the seniors from TCI.
They were acting like I was their best friend. and I was surprised because I didn’t think they even knew my name, but they sure did that night.

The lesson I learned that night was, “He who enters the room with the best-looking lady on his arm, owns the room.
So in honor of that special night, whenever I plan on attending an important event like the opening night cocktail party of a radio convention, or a big film festival, I always ask my friends Joasia or Marnie to grace me with their presence.
(Photos of Joasia and Marnie on top)

Hell, when either one of them is on my arm, not only do I own the room, I blow it fucking away!

GEO’S LIFE-LINERS

Have you ever noticed that the artist takes no responsibility for the ticket prices?

I think I’m up for Hybrid vehicles; all-electric or all-gas puts too much power in the hands of too few.

Sometimes too many choices freeze us.

To be successful, one must become obsessive.

I see those orange cones everywhere, but I seldom see anybody working. Why don’t they put them out when they’re needed instead of screwing up traffic?

Men will die to protect the ones they love. Not so sure that women will?

The left says that there’s a revolution coming. The right agrees.

Who decides what world atrocities get a pass?

I think book deals for former presidents are just a way for the lobbyists to launder the money. What think you?

Does viagra help if you have absolutely no desire for a particular woman?

Your image is everything.

I enjoy being an ass-hole, but my brother says that I’m not good at it.

I wonder why global warming hasn’t hit Florida? It appears to be the same as it’s always been.

I wonder how many new billionaires Covid created?

Sometimes It takes one huge leap of faith to get over a deep chasm. Two smaller ones wouldn’t work. What country doesn’t have racism?

I think my problem with women is, “I just can’t get that pussy whipped thing down.”

Like most guys my age, I get hit on by young tarts on Facebook who claim that they’re only looking for true love. These pretty things are relentless, but most of them go away if you ask them for nude photos. However, the good news is; some don’t. 

Why do the entertainment venues that change their name assume that we know where they are?

Handmade ain’t necessarily better made, but they definitely cost more.

Most great radio was created in smokey bars, not the radio station.

So, how old do you have to be until your gettin’ hooked on something don’t mean nothin’?

Is it more productive to make better that which you already do well, or try to improve what you do badly?

Only friends will drive you to the airport, not acquaintances.

There are only two things that you can’t learn how to do. Sing or draw. However, everything else is up for grabs.

What you do is much more important than what you say.

What you believe might not be true; it may be just your opinion.

I’m amazed that Trump still gets more press than the President.

Every time the media gets excited about a black person accomplishing something new, I feel it’s demeaning.

COMMENTS

George Ferko: “Is it true that you must prove that you’re innocent in Britain?”
No. Indeed, the U.S. Constitution does not mention either “presumption of innocence” or “proof beyond a reasonable.” Yet, that has been the law since our founding. Where did we get it from? English Common Law. It wasn’t until 1895 that the Supreme Court made it the law of the land. Where did the Brits get it from? Roman law and the Bible, specifically, Deuteronomy. (Under Construction)
Geo: I was watching a film about a slander case against an American who was being tried in England, and the lawyer said, “You have to prove that you didn’t slander him.

Bill Gardner: You know I love the Johns brothers, George AND Reg! And maybe Winnipeg and Transcona too. But I also love Calgary, where my wife and I spent our 40th anniversary in 2019 and the home of at least two great bands, Loverboy and the Stampeders!
Must confess I’m listening to “Workin’ For The Weekend,” “Turn Me Loose,” and “Sweet City Woman” on Spotify on my daily round trip to work.
I guess I understand city rivalries. Pittsburgh is a great Pennsylvania city, but I always thought it can’t hold a candle to my hometown of Philly. (The Royal George)
Geo: Reg and I both feel your love, Bill, but including Winnipeg and Transcona as part of that love may be pushing it a little. 🙂
As far as Calgary goes, I love Calgary; it’s Canada’s Dallas but with a much better view. However, as you succinctly put it, “The talent in Calgary don’t hold no candle to my hometown of Winnipeg/Transcona.”

Doug Herman: “I remember when the owners were not only afraid of the FCC but also of not being #1, so they put characters like me in charge of their radio stations.”  And hired top-tier FCC attorneys. You and I both had one of the very best, John King. Neither of us ever lost a license or did any time in The Big House. Thanks, John! (The check’s in the mail.) (The Royal George)
Geo: Uh Huh, Doug! I remember when I created a promotion called “The Magic Ticket,” and a competitor turned us into the FCC. We had to send them every promo and all the liners that mentioned the contest. Thank God, with Mr. King’s help, we were cleared.
However, when “The Magic Ticket” went into syndication, the sales copy, of course, read, “The only contest that not only improves ratings and revenue but it’s also the only radio contest that’s already approved by the FCC.”

Dave Charles: Hey George,
How’s life in the “Excited States of America?” Hope you’re well and safe.
I’m on board to do a tribute to our friend Roy Hennessey with Red Robinson and others in Vancouver.
I was wondering if you had any REAL Roy Hennessey photos in your archives that I might submit to the committee putting this tribute together. Please let me know. (The Royal George)
Geo: I didn’t know him very well, Dave, so I have nothing. I only remember being introduced to him many moons ago by Daryl ‘B’.
As for the Excited States, it’s only exciting on TV and Facebook. In the streets, it’s very boring.

Robin Solis: Hey George! re: “With all this gender stuff going on, I wonder how the French handle Le and La?” I’m guessing LA de Da? (Under Construction)
Geo: Tres Bien, Robin.

Geo’s Media Blog is a politically incorrect inside look at Radio, TV, Music, Movies, Books, Social Media, and Life, primarily written with men in mind.
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