Geo’s Media Blog (The Misfits) 5/02/22


Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. (A few of the misfits who changed the world, Ford, Musk, Lennon, Jobs, King, Disney, Ali, Dylan, and Gandhi shown above.)

GEO’S LIFE-LINERS

If you’ve got secrets you probably need therapy.

I know of very few men who ever dreamed about becoming a Dad but when it happens. Whew!

Encouragement works much better than criticism.

I love train travel but what I despise about Amtrak is their lack of urgency, is that a union thing?

How dare rich people ever be grumpy about anything, but grumpy they are.

When I was a PD the only thing I was afraid of was the off button.

I wonder if Trump even cares if the women he marries, love him?

If women are doing so poorly how come most of the homeless are men?

Confidence is good but having the facts on your side is even better.

Figuring out what you’re afraid of and why might take more education than most folks have. 

When you go the extra mile you’ll find it’s not a well-traveled road.

Saying thankyou usually leads to you being thankful for the many things that lie ahead.

You’re the only one who can decide how much is enough.

My rage and wine do not work hand in hand.

Men compete until they die.

Having patience is easy to understand it’s just hard to have.

The only integration I’ve ever seen is in TV commercials

It’s never been about the effort it’s always been about the results.

Since the beginning of time, the one thing that hasn’t changed is, that the rich continue to get richer.

The Church created Hell, not God.

Is anybody California Dreaming anymore?

Ain’t it funny how the losers always look for the easy way out.

Good sex has nothing to do with it being magic.

So, living in the last real estate bargain in America, I get pressured a lot about selling my place. (On the 19th floor overlooking a Jack Nicklaus golf course, a lake, and the ocean) However, when I ask them where, if I did so, where I would live? “Crickets.”

At what age does shame show up?

Wouldn’t it be great if the people we elected only cared about what 99% of what the folks wanted instead of the 1% they suck up to?

It looks to me like if Putin didn’t have Nuclear Weapons, even France could take him.

I believe in, “Thou Shall Not Kill” until it pertains to anybody hurting my daughters.

If you know what’s wrong you’ve got it half fixed.

To do what’s never been done is a worthy quest.

Uber/Lyft, Airlines, and Railways must use the same rubber clock. Their minutes last longer than ours.

COMMENTS
Bill Gardner: And your CFTR experiences went on to be the inspiration not only for KVIL Dallas Ft. Worth but Adult Contemporary radio…period.  YOU changed everything.  I remember when you hired me and told me I would leave Top 40 radio and be on “Adult radio.”  I thought I’d be playing cover versions of the hits by John Davidson, Jerry Vale, and Perry Como…. “adult radio” as I’d known it.
None of us should rest until you are rightfully acclaimed as the father of adult contemporary radio, and the huge radio stations and revenue it produced.
I was there, and a witness as we “knocked over” DFW ratings by following the George Johns vision of what it could be. I’m still honored to be an original part of it. (Stay Focused)
Geo: Thank you for not only your kind words, Bill, but for also being there for our many battles.

Alex Paylor: I worked for Keith Dancy at my first station, CKJD in Sarnia, Ont. Although he didn’t visit that often I liked the guy. I went to high school with his daughter Michelle, and she must have said some nice things about me to him because he always made time for conversation with me when he was in town.
The event I remember most was Keith visiting the station that bore his initials was the day of the last game of the first Canada v Russia series. Everyone who wanted to see the game who wasn’t on air gathered in the newsroom to watch it on a small black and white TV. Keith asked if there was anyone on staff who didn’t like hockey, and when one of the copywriters said she didn’t, Keith took out his wallet and gave Peggy a handful of bills telling her to go to the liquor store and spend the money. Nobody jumped and cheered when Paul Henderson scored the winner than Keith did. (Stay Focused)
Geo: Thanks so much for sharing, Alex. Keith was a great guy, and we remained friends till the end.

Buzz Barnett: Boy, George, I marvel at Your adventurous and exciting travelogues, especially THIS one! A Tim Horton’s Americano for Everybody!! You’re a master at conveyance wherever and whenever You travel. I always get the beginning, middle, and end, just like You taught me very well! I appreciate You, George, and God’s Abundant Blessings to You and Your Fab Fam!! (Tour de Universite)
Geo: You’re too kind, Buzzy.

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3 thoughts on “Geo’s Media Blog (The Misfits) 5/02/22

  1. Doug Erickson: “Encouragement works much better than criticism.”
    You are a wise man, George. Wish I’d known you earlier in my career. (The Misfits)
    Geo: Me too, Doug.

  2. Reid Reker: Awesome prelude to this, Geo. As always, also some great life-liners. I’ve yet to find one I disagree with. (The Misfits)
    Geo: As always, thanks for the read, Reid.

  3. Jed Duvall: Hello George: As your nephew might tell you, part of Amtrak’s problems are that they have been traditionally underfunded, and they do not have absolute priority over the train tracks they travel. When the railroad owners ran passenger trains, up until 1960, almost all passenger trains had priority over freight trains and ran usually at 79-m.p.h. (or higher). Most Class 1 railroads today run their trains at 49-m.p.h. or less and do not given Amtrak clear tracks as was the practice 65-years ago. The western railroads (Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe) do a better job of running trains than the railroads east of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers (Kansas City).
    Geo: Your right, Jed the freight trains do have priority because the Freight companies own the track. When I asked my Nephew why the passenger trains didn’t put more time on the clock at all stops so they could shorten the duration of each stop if needed. He said because they would have to publish times that may cause people to fly instead.
    However, I love riding the train so much that I don’t care how late they are but I sure don’t want to wait for one.

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