My Musings

This text is currently hidden by a css change. Alow's me to go directly to the category description because it is editable in the front end,

That's Worse Than Losing Your Head

I like Robert Siegel of NPR fame because he never sounds condescending or smug, even when he’s interviewing an idiot. He laughs only at things that are actually funny, and although clearly not a native French speaker, still manages to impart passable French without mangling the accent (helpful during the Charlie Hebdo and Bataclan attacks).

However, he is not perfect. Whenever he introduces someone he is about to interview, his voice starts out at normal volume and then kind of peters out. “Well now joining us from his high horse in Texas is Senator Ted Cruz, Mr. Cruz welcome…”

“Thank you…”

“…to the program.”

I tend to listen to All Things Considered in my car when it would be impossible for me to hear Siegel utter those final three words in the tiniest of voices, but it’s so common for him to add the phrase after getting thanked that I know he’s used it yet again.

Otherwise, he seems never to err, except this week, when he made a goofy verbal faux pas. It was during an interview with Richard Atwood of the NGO The International Crisis Group, who wrote in a report that assassinating top Al Qaeda and ISIS leaders is a tactic of limited value. Seigel pressed him: “It doesn’t hurt a group to lose their leader or their number two?”

What was most surprising in the exchange was that the interviewee Mr. Atwood didn’t lose his own proverbial number two and burst out laughing, as I was doing in my car.

The Best Rock Show Evah!
Holy Foods


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Thursday, 22 March 2018

Trumpian Tweetage Haiku Continuum


Trade Wars are good and

Easy to win. They get cute?

Don't trade; we win big!


Gun-adept coaches

Weapons-talented teachers

Instantly Shooting


Promote the Fake Book

Mentally Deranged Author

False Information


Now that collusion

With Russia: a total hoax



Kim Jong Un, I too

Have a nuclear button.

And my button works.


Tax cut/Reform bill

Massive Alaska Drilling

Incredible Year


United Nations

Sanctions on North Korea

World wants Peace, not Death


False Accusations.

Women I don't know. FAKE NEWS!

Collusion. Russia.


Army Navy Game





He's bad on Crime, Life, Border.



Time Magazine Called

Prob'ly "Person of the Year"

I took a pass. Thanks!


The Christmas Story

Mother, Father, Baby Son

Jesus Christ. Bahrain.


Matt Lauer just fired

When will top executives

Be fired for Fake News? 

Subscribe To The Blog

Produce This Audio Play!

Ever wanted to produce a radio play?  Think you have the mettle?  Read on!