Friday, June 2, 2017

Brian Williams to Host CBS Evening News

What a difference two years makes. It will be announced this week that Brian Williams will leave MSNBC to anchor “The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley”. Speculation is that the show will re-titled “The CBS Evening News with Brian Williams”. The reasons for changing the show's name was not immediately given. There is speculation that Megyn Kelly suggested it.

As we all know Brian is best known for being shot at. 
He recently said, “If I wanted hazard pay I’d join the Trump Administration. About his reason for leaving NBC Brian said, “It’s not about money…” (Editor’s note: It is ALWAYS about money. You read it here last.)

Brian said the change will end his quest for other positions including porn star, heading a Russian bank, becoming a minister so he can wed Joe & Mika or to replace Spicey as White House Press Secretary. 

We’d add more but that will come when covfefe flies.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Keeping Up With Marla: No More POTUS Picks

It was reported this past week that the age old tradition of the President picking from the NCAA field of 64 (ok, 68. But who cares) on ESPN. This tradition was started by President Obama in 2005. It was an easy watch because the POTUS always went chalk. Which is part of the reason that he never got it right. After all, a 7th Seed won it all in 2014. And also speaking of UConn, Obama did get the women's bracket right. He said, "It's because I have two daughters." No one knew exactly what that meant. But, who questions the President? According the Stephen Miller who currently works for Pres...Pres...Pres - The Agent Orange guy, says "The President will not be questioned." And while that line might work in China or Russia, the nuance was lost on the western world.  

Getting back to this eight year tradition: Trump stated that he doesn't follow college basketball. "It's all I can do to keep up with Marla..." before being reminded that his current wife is Melania. I was about to remind him about Mr. Miller's quote that the president can't be questioned. But then I realized that nobody cares. Trump said he inherited a mess. So much so that he weekends in Florida and plays golf seven days a week. Lois Bogus from Killingworth Monthly asked when he'd have time to govern. He stated that he'd tweet us at 1 AM if anything important came up. 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Cruz to New England Patriots

Victor Cruz the former leader of the New York Giants was not resigned. A sports report now breaking is that Victor will join Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. While Cruz would still have to make the team, he accepted a $500,000 guaranteed offer according to WTIT, which has a fifty year history of breaking sports news. Here's a look at how Victor's stats from 2016 would fit in with the Pats.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Mr. & Mrs. Derek Jeter Expecting

The Jeters have announced that they are expecting a daughter according to various news reports and confirmed by WTIT Radio. The hardest part according to Hannah Davis is that the baby will never really be able to appreciate her dad's playing career. While Derek seems more focus on just being her daddy.

So what do you give a couple who have everything? We decided to publish a list of the most popular girl's names last year in 2016. Our favorite? Since we are a parent and grandparent it would be their names, since each is perfect! Enough of self serving. Here's the list according to


Saturday, December 7, 2013

I Dig a Pony

WTIT 2013
1) "Stand by Me" is one of the songs John Lennon did at his last public performance back in 1975. First recorded by Ben E. King, "Stand by Me" was also covered by Mickey Gilley and Otis Redding, among others. Can you think of another song that has been recorded and then re-recorded by someone else? “Yesterday” has been recorded by 2218 people. BRB with that list of recording artists.

2) The lyrics say, "Whenever you're in trouble, you can stand by me." Tell us about someone you know you can count on. I’d start with my wife and include quite a list of both family and friends. And of course drug dealers.

3) While "Stand by Me" was solo Lennon, John is best known as one of the Beatles. Which group do you listen to more often -- The Beatles or The Rolling Stones? Seriously? The Beatles were innovators while the Stones were imitators. From “Let It Be” John Lennon wrote, “I roll a stone-ie, you can imitate anyone you know…” I own every Beatles song, every Lennon song & most of McCartney’s. I do like The Stones, but I wouldn’t drop a dime on anything they do today. Mick Jagger once said, “You won’t see us playing “Satisfaction” when we’re old, like 40.”

4) Lennon liked to tell how, when he and Paul McCartney were teens, Paul's father used to discourage friendship between the boys. Paul ignored his dad's advice and the result is the most successful songwriting partnership of the 20th century. Tell us about a piece of advice you're glad you ignored. “Get a real job” referring to my radio career.

5) John loved cats. When he was a teenager, he first met his favorite, a stray he named Tich, in the snow and gave the cat a safe, lifelong home. John was very proud that Tich lived to be 20 years old. Tell us about a pet who has a place in your heart. I’m not a pet person. So I’ll go with my virtual dog, Happy.

6) John unsuccessfully tried hypnosis in his quest to stop smoking. Have you ever been hypnotized? No. But when I worked at a comedy club in the 90s, the owner could do it. I was in awe watching him.

7) John has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. What Hall of Fame would like to see yourself in? At this point I think my only shot is in the WTIT Hall of Fame. Oh by the way, we totally redid the WTIT website. I couldn’t get anyone to update it. The last person to do so was in 2009. He was the lead singer in my son’s band So Long Davey. I contacted him. He emailed me that he only did flyers now. I did not know at the time that when he broke up the band, my son James and he have not spoke since. Kathy decided we could learn Yahoo Sitebuilder and do it ourselves. I really didn’t think we could. She figured it all out with me and then I was free to have the freedom, to do what I always envisioned it would be. Check it out here. Oh, and listen to a comedy bit or two…

8) John had a passion for slot cars and raced them on an elaborate track in his game room. What games or toys do you still enjoy? I never imagined Samantha asking (mostly) other women what toys they like.

9) John wrote about his jealous streak. What personality trait of yours do you wish you could change? I usually do well handling it but I can hav
e a temper. I think it’s an Irish thang.

At this point I usually do a rant. But since it's been so long since I wrote in this blog, I'm not sure what I've covered. (Oh and yes, Gal, the Lennon thing drew me in. :) Oh, I do think the whole Cano the the Mariners story has a missing piece. On the surface what either the Yanks or Robbie did makes no sense. And Ellsbury's contract is mind blowing. That's the sports. I'll do news & weather next time, whenever the fuck that is... 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Golden Finger, Goldeye or Something Like That

Saturday 9: Twilight Zone

1) This is one of the first songs to see a bump in sales after its video was shown on MTV. Do you ever watch music videos? Only while listening to a new song or group. That happens a lot now because I don’t listen much to music radio anymore. New songs I pick up are suggestions from my wife or my kids.

2) Golden Earring is from the Netherlands. The average life expectancy there is 79 years old. Who is the oldest person you know? My mom turned 90 a few weeks ago. My brother and sister gave her a great party.

3) The song's composer says the song and especially the video were inspired by the 1980 book, The Bourne Identity. The espionage thriller was finally made into a movie with Matt Damon in 2002. Do you have a favorite secret agent/spy? 007. I convinced Kathy to watch (really do) a James Bond marathon. I owned all the films from Dr. No to Skyfall. We watch one every weekend. We just watched the two Timothy Dalton films. I really liked him, but thought the films weren’t well written. My least favorite has always been Moore. Maybe it is because he followed the best, Sean Connery, the originator of the role. This weekend we will see the first Pierce Bronson film. Oh as a side note, some of the collection as of DVDs were dubbed from VHS. Kathy saw 10 seconds of one and said, “No way. Buy the damn DVDs or all bets are off.” On Amazon, the six flicks cost me a whopping $40. I felt stupid for dubbing the VHS.

4) The song's title comes from The Twilight Zone TV show, which ran from 1959 to 1964. Are there any old shows that you enjoy watching in reruns? Right now I am burning through NYPD Blue. As a prime member at Amazon, I get to watch every episode commercial free. I tell you other than the typewriters, lack of computer anything & payphones, it holds up well as a human drama.

5) "All guys cheat on their girlfriends, so yeah, I forgive him." Sam heard a young woman say that into her phone as they waited in line at the drugstore. While Sam is always surprised by how much personal information people share in the public, that's not what we're concentrating on this morning. Do you think that it's true? Do all guys cheat on their girlfriends? No. Unless the guys are gay. In that situation the number is over 100%. I also think that cheating has a lot more to do with various factors other than sex. I can honestly say I do not have a black & white statement here. It all depends…

6) Whenever Sam goes to the grocery store she picks up Snausages because her dog looks at her with sad eyes when she tries to reward him anything else. What product has your brand loyalty? At my age, almost all products I buy is about experience, not loyalty. But I am older, and I know marketing. By 50 you don’t change soap or deodorant or almost anything else… Me? Things like Diet Coke. Smirnoff. My Ban, Edge shaving cream & all stuff Beatles. Gal, have you heard “New”? It’s great. Let me know if I should get it to you…

7) Do you have a piggy bank or a coin jar? No. I used to have a bucket until Kathy found it. Now I spend my change.

8) Sam knows that she's always supposed to wear sunscreen, even on cloudy days, but she sometimes forgets. What do you know you should do, but sometimes don't? It could be food or drink. I usually follow my rules, but every now & then…

9) Retailers report that sales of Halloween costumes for grown-ups are strong. Since Halloween was earlier this week and there will be parties this weekend ... What's your costume for Halloween 2013? If you aren't dressing up this year, tell us about one of your favorite outfits from a Halloween gone by. This year I was “Goron” head of the Klingon High Council. If you care to see me in action, the video is posted on the WTIT Facebook page.

OK. I got another birthday coming. So I'm cranky! Aren’t I already old enough? While my operation (10th on my back) was successful, I am still in way too much pain. But, I found out that a close friend and original WTIT DJ, is in stage 4 COPD. I had called him and his sister returned the call. That’s how I found out. My back is minor in comparison. But as my wife says, it still sucks. I’m sorry I’m not around much anymore. Don't tell me that "Never Say Never Again" wasn't an "official Bond film". Sean Connery played James Bond. "Nuff said. I’m writing a book and WTIT recordings are increasing. Our last WTIT recording of the year will be on the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assignation. Obviously, our pick of the date wasn't about that. We’ve got four DJs confirmed with one to hear from. Can you believe that the U.S. hired an Canadian company that was fired from hem, to design the Health Care Website? Really? Obama cannot go away fast enough. And I’m a liberal. End the damn wars. It’s easy. Send our kids home. Period. Take that money & fix our economy. Peace & love...

Till next we meet-


Saturday, October 19, 2013

It Was a Year Ago This Weekend

1) What room are you in? When I’m on my computer, I’m always in the WTIT Studio.

2) Can you solve a rubix cube? Yes. You throw it away and do something that’s more important, like taking a nap.

3) Are you psychic in any way? I knew you’d ask me that.

4) What star sign are you? Scorpio. Now you can tell me that you figured that. I never understood why anyone thinks this is important. You’d be better off talking to my wife. She’s very spiritual. I’m not so much, the Catholic church cured me of any reason to waste my time figuring out why we’re here. I’d rather write comedy and leave the rest for those who get something out of it.

5) What's your favorite color? Really?

6) What's your lucky number? 3. I was born on the 3rd day of November. I was one of 3 children. The 3 children were born 3 years apart. I am the oldest. I graduated high school (Kingswood) on June 3rd. I graduated college (Emerson College, Boston) on June 3rd. I am one of 3 in my family with the same name, I’m a “Jr.” My son Ben is the 3rd. He was born on May 3rd. I have always loved the Yankees. The most famous Yankee, and all time the best baseball player, was Babe Ruth. He wore number 3. I have been married and divorced twice. Kathy is my third wife. It was the charm. Tomorrow is our first wedding anniversary. We were married at 3:33 PM.

 7) Do you have any chores that should be done now? I should be working on my book. Perhaps after I post this. I’m still recovering from my 10th back surgery. No chores this week.

8) Did you have a cherished childhood teddy bear or other toy? Just the WTIT Studio. I was 15 when WTIT began. I don’t remember ever not having a radio studio in my home. I just counted, this is the 15th studio.

9) What was the last thing you bought from a vending machine? A Diet Coke.

10) What shoe size are you? The last time I answered this my date said, “that explains it”. To this day I have no idea what she meant. She was the only woman who sent me flowers. Weird since I think we dated three weeks.

11) How many pairs of shoes do you own? 4 or 5.

12) If you were prime minister/ruler of the world what laws would you make? The people in any country should have the exact medical insurance that their rulers get.

13) If you were a super hero what powers would you have? If it would just fix my back, that would seal the deal.

14) and what would your hero name be? Budman.

15) and what outfit would you wear? See the pic on the top of this post.

16) What was your last dream about? Going back to radio. I have thought of that a lot, but it will not happen.

17) What would you do if you won the lottery? Buy a radio station.

18) Would you like to build/design your own house? No. I’ve done that. Once was enough.

19) Which form of public transport do you prefer? I miss Hamied, who was my taxi driver for years. The last I saw him was when he drove me to a bar to meet Kathy in early 2010.

21) Can you juggle? I never get sick of a question such as this. And what happened to question 20? I got asked this alot. It's hard enough to steal the meme, correcting it is crazy work...

I think the job Gal does with Saturday 9 is fabulous. Her spin and effort has it much more interesting that anything I did with it. I feel the same way about Stealing. The memes Allison finds are a hell of a lot better than mine were. The fact that I last hosted those blogs over a year ago and they never missed a beat. I believe we are celebrating a year of marriage this weekend is very cool. The time went by so quickly. I wish the Tea Baggers would all go back under the rock from which they emerged. I wish Obama could make a fucking decision. Our government is embarrassing. “Liberal” is a great word. I don’t care what anything in The Bible means. It was written by a generation that thought horses were the best mode of transportation. I wonder how much music John Lennon would have given us. I still miss him. I love Paul McCartney, but I think he’s a bit over exposed these days. I haven’t heard anything but the title on his new CD “New”. At least he didn’t continue his American Standards the way Rod did. But a guy in his 70s, with the greatest rock career ever, is still rather irrelevant. Brian Wilson got Al Jardine and Jeff Beck in his new band. The reviews were unbelievable. Meanwhile, Mike Love gets the Beach Boys name. Without Brian, it’s a joke. Enjoy your weekend. Peace & love.

Your bud,


Saturday, October 12, 2013

My Mom Turned 90 on Monday

Saturday 9: Hopelessly Devoted to You

Olivia Newton-John is a breast cancer survivor and October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please spread the word about early detection. 

1) This is a sad song about unrequited love. What's your favorite love song, and is it happy or sad? The Jimmy Buffett song, “Why Don’t We Get Drunk & Screw.” VERY romantic.

2) This song is from the Grease soundtrack. When that movie came out in 1978, the price of a postage stamp was just 15¢. When's the last time you visited the post office? I’ve gotta go on Monday. I am in need of stamps. The last time was when I needed stamps the last time. Am I making any sense? No? Good. At least you know whose fucking blog that you are reading.

3) Not many people know that Olivia's maternal grandfather, Max Born, won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1954. Share something about yourself that we might not have known before this morning. My mother turned 90 on Monday. Her party is tonight. I’ve not mentioned it for a couple of reasons. The first is so you wouldn’t be stressed on what to buy her and the second is that the guest list is the same as it is on Christmas Eve. Kathy & I bought her an organizer for her walker. Seriously.

4) Olivia's father was an officer in MI5, the UK's secret service. Sam's most recent run-in with the authorities had less intrigue or glamor, as it included a policeman pointing out the stop sign she'd somehow missed. Tell us about your most recent encounter with law enforcement. Recently I was driving. This itself is not noteworthy, since I am a salesperson. They are doing all sorts of stuff on I-91 outside of Springfield. I'm listening to some inane sports talking head interviewing another sports talking head and I realized WEEI was interviewing the same guy I just heard on ESPN's Mike & Mike.

I look up and all I can see is a dump truck ahead of me so I follow it through the cones. A trooper immediately pulls me over. I have NO idea why. You guessed it. I followed the dump truck into the traffic site. This cop is yelling and screaming and going insane.

He asks "Who do you think you are?" I said I thought the truck was in a lane and I was sorry. He starts screaming at me as though I were two. When he asks for my license I remember it's in my scanner at home, because annually I have to scan it and send it to work. Now I'm wondering if he will handcuff me or let me follow him to jail. He looks at the registration that I gave him. He starts ranting all over again. He tells me that I am too stupid to live. At this point, I am expecting the electric chair, although I think the firing squad might be better. I digress. So now he's kicking the cones all over the place. He yells at me that's he's gotta reset them all. I avoid the urge to ask if he wants some help. He glares at me and tells me doing what I did was "a ONE HUNDRED dollar fine." I nod. Better than the chair, I'm thinking. All of a sudden he yells, "I don't have time for this." He stops the traffic on 91 to let me out. No ticket, nothing. So the moral is "Go figure."

5) Olivia is part owner of an exclusive, luxury retreat called Gaia. If you had a day of free access to a heated pool, golf course, tennis court, gym, and day spa, but could only use one, which one would you choose? Why can’t you pick Olivia and call it a day?

6) Are you flirtatious? I have been told that I am.

7) Do you more often wear silver, gold, or platinum? I only wear one piece of jewelry and that is my wedding ring. So, “gold” for $500, Alex.

8) When you're on the phone, do you usually make the first move toward ending the call? Or do you find it hard to say goodbye? Why anyone would find hanging up the phone difficult? Oh I get it. It is a “You say goodbye. No you say goodbye first…”

9) Would you rather be smarter, richer, or more attractive than you are right now? Just richer. I just had my tenth back surgery on September 24th. My job and my back do not get along well. It’s good that I love the job. Did you know that 9 out of 10 Powerball players say that they'd quit their job. The tenth person is fucktardian.

I know it's been a while. Since last we spoke I had the aforementioned back surgery. Kathy quit her job to take one with a 25% increase in pay. The job lasted roughly four days. She had a major case of the blues. But today it ended. A friend from the last job, who happened to marry us told her of an opening in her company. She interviewed yesterday and will start on Monday! We will see you next time, whenever that is. Peace & love-


Saturday, August 10, 2013

From the Past to the Future

Saturday 9: Waking Up in Vegas 

Thanks to Cat for recommending Katy Perry

1) As she sings about her night in Las Vegas, Katy wonders if she "got hitched last night dressed up like Elvis." Tell us about the last wedding you attended. It was my own. Kathy and met at a disco where I headlined (as a DJ) for three years. Our back yard borders a state park. We got married I our backyard with the most beautiful fall colors that you could imagine. Every thing went well from the caterer to the entertainment.

2) Whenever Crazy Sam visits Las Vegas, she stays at the Paris Hotel and Casino. Have you ever been to Las Vegas, Nevada? What about Paris, France? Yes to Vegas, no to France, not even in my underpants.

3) Do you enjoy gambling? Have you had any success at it? At a time I did. Everyone has success on some level, but the house always wins. Gamblers choose to only remember the winning. It’s been a long time since I sat at a blackjack table. My son’s stag party was in Vegas nearly seven years ago. That was the last time that I gambled.

4) Las Vegas is served by the RTC Bus Service and the Vegas Monorail System connects many of casinos on The Strip. When was the last time you rode a bus or a train? My son Ben and I rode a train from New Haven to Yankee Stadium a couple of weeks ago.

5) It's not unusual for the mercury to hit 100ยบ in Vegas in August. Which are you more comfortable in -- extreme heat or bone-chilling cold? I’ll go with the heat, but both suck moose.

6) As a little girl, Katy Perry sang nothing but gospel. Do you remember any church songs from your childhood? Thank god, no.

7) She made her film debut as the voice of Smurfette in The Smurfs (2011). Who is your all-time favorite cartoon character? Fred Flintstone.

8) Do you consider yourself a picky eater? A bit, yes.

9) You receive an invitation to a party that starts at 7:00 PM. When will you arrive? I’d arrive between 8-8:30, unless it’s a dinner thing. In that case 7 PM.

1976 Standing from left: Johnnie Walker, Bud Weiser, Ken Kolt & Galloping Gary. 
Seated: Gregarious Greg, Teddy Q & Bouncing Billy.

In two weeks we do our next recording session at WTIT. I always look forward to them, but this one is special. One of the original five, who left WTIT in 1985, is returning. We met at a bar last week and he said he’d like to return. So along with the current group, I asked another DJ (that just comes to our reunions every 10 years) if he’d like to join us as well. He said yes. So along with Johnnie Walker and me, will be Bouncing Billy (last heard in 1985) and Gregarious Greg (last heard in 2007) will have at it. The last time the four of us recorded together was in 1974. Our last picture together was in 1976, but we did not record that night. Rock Rolling and The Midnight Plowboy (current DJs) are not confirmed yet. Peace & love.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Sunshine Of Your Love

1) This song is about a guy who fell in love when he saw her face. Do you believe in love at first sight? No. I do believe in lust at first sight. I am also sick of Neil Diamond (who wrote I'm a Believer). Because of the Boston bombings, he’s running around leading stadiums to sing “Sweet Caroline” in the way the fans changed the song. Bwa da da.

2) "I'm a Believer" is the best-selling Monkees song. Can you name another one? No. There is only one best selling song.

3) On their TV show, the boys competed for the same girl. Have you and a friend ever been romantic rivals? Of course. Mostly with Harvey Wallbanger. He usually won.

4) In another episode, the Monkees visited the circus. If you were confident there was a good strong net beneath you, would you walk across the high wire? Not with a gun pointed at my temple.

5) The Monkees show originally aired on Monday nights. Do you have a favorite day of the week? Saturday. There is no work, way till Monday.

6) Davy Jones guest starred on an episode of The Brady Bunch. The plot revolved around Marcia's efforts to get him to perform at the prom. Share one of your memories from a school dance. The last high school dance was my senor prom. WTIT DJs from that prep school that I hated were the only good thing that I remember. None were part of the “starting 5” or original five as I like to call us now. But, we had no limit on DJs and many joined just to go to out infamous parties. That night, Ken Kolt & I (with dates) drove to the school. Bull Durham, Hunt Winklee, Carter B. Teddy Q & Benny Hedges met in the parking lot and went in as a group. We could not have been drunker. I total no-no are our conservative school. The band sucked so we built a pyramid of Coke cans. When you are that fucking bored, you leave. We decided to head to the after party. As Ken and our dates and I headed to the car, Ken got grabbed by the athletic director who latterly looked like a big penis. Everyone called him “Pud” behind his back. He tells Kenny that he is so drunk that he should be expelled.

I was leaning on Ken’s car as I overheard this. I hear the teacher say, “I tell you what, if you promise to drive right home, I will not report you.” Ken replies, “Ya know Pud, everyone thinks your are an asshole. You’re not nearly as big an asshole as they say…” I’m thinking, “Great. We get busted and tossed out of school.” Not that I wanted to stay, but we were graduating in two weeks. To my amazement, Pud laughs and says, “Just get the fuck out of here.” So off we were to the after party. I had the directions, since the dude’s cabin was in the middle of nowhere. I was too drunk to sit upright, so I read the directions to Kenny as I was lying with my head on my date’s lap. By the time we arrived, the party was in full swing. The Cream’s “Sunshine of Your Love” was playing and we were finally in our element. The irony was that we turned out to be the only kids that didn’t get lost. I should have decided to call my method of directions “LapQuest”. Maybe I could sue now.

7) At the height of their popularity, the Monkees' faces and logo appeared on a lot of merchandise, including lunch boxes. Which would you rather have for lunch -- chicken salad, tuna salad or egg salad? Man, Gal, this was a stretch. I’ll go with tuna.

8) You have an afternoon all to yourself. Would you rather spend it at the mall, checking out what's new in the stores and people watching, or walking through the forest, observing the birds and trees and leaves? I’ll do the walk. I hate malls which is why I LOVE Amazon. I find very few people worth watching.

9) Do you have a good memory for names? No, but I never forget a breast.

That’s it. Kathy & I see her brother and his wife this afternoon. Why we are going is anybody’s guess. They clearly don’t like each other. They opted out of our fucking wedding. I asked Kathy why we were going. She replied, “To get it over with.” How do you argue wit that stupidity? I’m starting bloody’s at 11 AM. Peace & love…