Jan 12 2009

NPR (sometimes)!

Published by at 3:00 am under I Don't Get It

Schweddy Balls Saturday Night Live

I have a real love/hate relationship with NPR. Yesterday while listening to the program “Re:sound” on my shower radio (soak it in ladies) it was all hate! It started off innocently enough with various music related subjects but the last segment sent me into a rage spiral. A sexy, sexy, naked rage spiral!

The host of the program, Gwen Macsai, said something like “blah blah bah, and finally here’s a chorus of teapots.” I was optimistic and thought someone had found a way to play a tune with multiple whistling tea kettles. Nope. It was literally four tuneless, screaming, hissing teapots drilling their way through my ears. Now, if that wasn’t bad enough, Gwen gets back on the mic and says something like “that was ‘Four Teapots’ produced by blah blah blah AND blah blah blah.” Do you understand what I am saying here? It took two people to record and “produce” the whistling teapots! TWO PEOPLE! It took two people in ironic nerd glasses and sensible thrift store shoes to record some noisy teapots. Fuck off!

If you don’t believe me (I wouldn’t) take a look at the bottom of this page.

NPR has some great shows and thankfully they exist as an alternative to the sea of mindless drivel that fills most of the airwaves but they just can’t help themselves from doing stupid shit. No wonder so many people hate liberals. Being told a bunch of howling teapots is art is enough to make me vote Palin/Limbaugh in 2012.

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11 comments to “NPR (sometimes)!”

  1. guilty noodleson 12 Jan 2009 at 7:43 am

    i didn’t know you showered.

  2. Jeffon 12 Jan 2009 at 8:01 am

    Palin/Limbaugh ’12 – quit teasing me. Next thing you know I’ll be making donations to All Things Considered.

  3. SanFranon 12 Jan 2009 at 11:06 am

    Impulsively, as soon as I read “Palin/Limbaugh ’12”, I snarfed my coffee, and just got off the couch and ran into the bathroom, grabbed all of the prescription painkillers I could find (which were none), and then packed my hiking boots and a flannel shirt into a bag and bolted for the door… where I was going, I’m not certain – it was just a reaction, before I realized that there was still coffee in my cup on the coffee table and Palin/Limbaugh just wasn’t worth any more energy.

    That just is fucking scary, but I wouldn’t be surprised.

    Anyhow, NPR: I agree – they are mostly great and I’m so thankful and a fiscal contributor, because I do listen quite a bit. I think I could do without the teapots though.

    Hey, all: if you’re in San Francisco on the 20th, we’re having an Inauguration party: the New Years officially starts then. Party starts at 8:00am Pacific Time.

  4. CDBon 12 Jan 2009 at 8:25 pm

    You wanna know what I hate? Prolly not but I’m gonna tell you anyway. NANNYNET! Lockheed Martin just bought the company I work for and we switched over to their awesome network were everything is slow and YJMML is BLOCKED! Now what am I supposed to do all day? Work?!?

    P.S. – that SNL NPR skit is one of my favs!

  5. Balzacon 12 Jan 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Two comments:
    1. You’re pathetic.
    2. Schwetty balls.

  6. You Just Made My List!on 12 Jan 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Thank you.

  7. rachelon 12 Jan 2009 at 11:00 pm

    I love NPR, but hearing, “this is Sandra Tsing Loh…” is pretty much my radio kryptonite. I’m right back to listening to the Broadway channel on my XM. Mad props to Prairie Home Companion, though.

  8. Saraon 13 Jan 2009 at 9:44 am

    Oh I believe you…a couple of months ago I listened to a glass breaking backwards for 3 minutes, then a 15 minute discussion on the inspiration behind this brilliant idea. (which I swear I heard on the fatboy slim track like 10 years ago)

    NPR should expand with a 24 hour car talk station

  9. SanFranon 13 Jan 2009 at 11:07 am

    CDB: Know what I hate? “Prolly”

    Prolly want a cracker?

    Sorry, had to vent.

  10. ex-stripperon 13 Jan 2009 at 3:58 pm

    hmmm…naked rage spiral…never seen one before but it sure does sound sexy 🙂

  11. CDBon 14 Jan 2009 at 12:32 am

    I hate prolly too, and prolly does want a cracker.