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2012-10-22 02:19:13 PM
I didn't know Jennifer Petkov had moved to Russia.
 
2012-10-22 03:35:18 PM
What's his fark handle
 
2012-10-22 03:36:14 PM
Morning zoo DJs making a lame joke taken from a similar joke in a movie released some 15(?) years ago? Good to see the US and Russia aren't that different after all.
 
2012-10-22 03:36:26 PM
I'll thank a window seat, thank you.
 
2012-10-22 03:37:15 PM

Electric_Banana: I'll thank a window seat, thank you.


I'll TAKE a window seat, thank you.
 
2012-10-22 03:37:42 PM
And this is different from any US shock jock show how?

Oh, right, it's funny.
 
2012-10-22 03:39:19 PM
I'm not Russian to judgment, but talk about rubbing salt in the wound.
 
2012-10-22 03:39:38 PM
Lame "Morning Zoo" DJ's, trying to make a joke out of everything they do, make a lame joke that offends somebody. Big deal.
 
2012-10-22 03:40:22 PM
moonwolves.files.wordpress.com

Reenactment
 
2012-10-22 03:40:30 PM
Every word on that site made me feel likeI was in tin foil hat territory.
 
2012-10-22 03:45:05 PM
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-10-22 03:48:55 PM

Julieahni: I'm not Russian to judgment, but talk about rubbing salt in the wound.


That was horrible. I laughed.
 
2012-10-22 03:49:39 PM
Electric_Banana: I'll thank a window seat

4.bp.blogspot.com

You're welcome. 
 
2012-10-22 03:57:18 PM
firedaily.com
 
2012-10-22 04:03:35 PM
Radio hosts are like trauma ward doctors - they have to see so much negativity and sorrow that jokes are the only thing that can get them through the day. I remembering interning at NPR in the late nineties. They had a fish bowl with all of the on air personality's names in it. Every day, there was at least one heart wrenching story that had to be read on air - that number grew to three or four just before pledge drives and major elections where the Democrats trailed. None of the voice talent wanted to do it - they were just over it, having reported countless stories of deaf children and blinded soldiers and poets with terminal illnesses. So they resorted to the name draw from the fish bowl to assign that days most depressing scripts.

Terry Gross was the funniest about it. I remember a story on a guy who'd lost a fortune in the housing crash and then developed brain cancer which he didn't have the money to treat. She pulled her name from the fish bowl and was like "OH MOTHERfarkING NO farkING WAY YOU COCKSUCKERS ARE GOING farkING PAY FOR STACKING THE BOWL WITH MY NAME YOU PIECES OF DICK shiat!" She swore a lot in between drags on a menthol 200, but she went off the charts on that one.

I remember Bob Edwards having to turn his mic off while he was doing an on air interview with a survivor of a Russian chemical attack in Chechnya. We'd all had fried chicken for lunch. He didn't eat the crispy skin, so it was all piled up on a plate on the desk in front of him. Every time he'd ask a question, he'd hold the microphone out to this deep fried, oil soaked chicken flesh as though it were the one answering the questions about how badly the experimental chemicals burned. Everybody was cracking up.

I never thought their callousness was that funny, but if you showed any compassion there, they'd find a reason to push you out the door. At first, I really wanted to fit in because they seemed like intelligent, worldly people with deep social consciousnesses. Then about fifty Kai Ryssdal farts onto David Folkenflik's microphone, I sort of lost respect for the whole charade. Despite all the serious voices you hear on the radio, they're all a bunch of immature, self important voice actors who'd laugh at a fetus who'd just gotten its arm pulled off in a botched abortion.
 
2012-10-22 04:06:16 PM

Bathia_Mapes: I didn't know Jennifer Petkov Howard Stern had moved to Russia.


Fixed.
 
2012-10-22 04:07:05 PM
What's a radio?
 
2012-10-22 04:10:48 PM

ultraholland: Electric_Banana: I'll thank a window seat

4.bp.blogspot.com
You're welcome.


President Obama, shown here on Air Force One, thanks Electric_Banana for his support.
 
2012-10-22 04:10:56 PM
bransonstonecastle.com
 
2012-10-22 04:11:17 PM
Calling BS on this one.
Russians don't drink tequila.
 
2012-10-22 04:12:19 PM

spentmiles: Radio hosts are like trauma ward doctors - they have to see so much negativity and sorrow that jokes are the only thing that can get them through the day. I remembering interning at NPR in the late nineties. They had a fish bowl with all of the on air personality's names in it. Every day, there was at least one heart wrenching story that had to be read on air - that number grew to three or four just before pledge drives and major elections where the Democrats trailed. None of the voice talent wanted to do it - they were just over it, having reported countless stories of deaf children and blinded soldiers and poets with terminal illnesses. So they resorted to the name draw from the fish bowl to assign that days most depressing scripts.

Terry Gross was the funniest about it. I remember a story on a guy who'd lost a fortune in the housing crash and then developed brain cancer which he didn't have the money to treat. She pulled her name from the fish bowl and was like "OH MOTHERfarkING NO farkING WAY YOU COCKSUCKERS ARE GOING farkING PAY FOR STACKING THE BOWL WITH MY NAME YOU PIECES OF DICK shiat!" She swore a lot in between drags on a menthol 200, but she went off the charts on that one.

I remember Bob Edwards having to turn his mic off while he was doing an on air interview with a survivor of a Russian chemical attack in Chechnya. We'd all had fried chicken for lunch. He didn't eat the crispy skin, so it was all piled up on a plate on the desk in front of him. Every time he'd ask a question, he'd hold the microphone out to this deep fried, oil soaked chicken flesh as though it were the one answering the questions about how badly the experimental chemicals burned. Everybody was cracking up.

I never thought their callousness was that funny, but if you showed any compassion there, they'd find a reason to push you out the door. At first, I really wanted to fit in because they seemed like intelligent, worldly people with deep social consciousnesses. Then about fifty Kai ...


You owe me a new keyboard. Post of the week.
 
2012-10-22 04:15:07 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com 

Public floggings,followed by a personal apology to each and every child,would be the perfect punishment.
 
2012-10-22 04:19:16 PM

spentmiles: Radio hosts are like trauma ward doctors - they have to see so much negativity and sorrow that jokes are the only thing that can get them through the day.

There is no career in this world with more negativity and sorrow than combing FARK headlines every day for content to regurgitate.

 
2012-10-22 04:20:37 PM
Some people drink vodak, some people drink Coke
The wacky Ruskie DJ says democracy's a joke
 
2012-10-22 04:29:33 PM
This is very disgusting! Not the people who made fun of the sick children, but the idea of taking salt from the kids...YUCK!!!
 
2012-10-22 04:36:50 PM
www.moviequotesandmore.com

NO SALT
 
2012-10-22 04:38:04 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-22 04:44:18 PM

antidumbass: What's a radio?


Came here to say this, but since it's been said, I'll add:

Real drinkers don't need salt to drink tequila. Or limes. Say no to training wheels.
 
2012-10-22 04:44:19 PM
God damn but I love spentmiles.
 
2012-10-22 04:45:57 PM
Using the salt from any sick kid is a terrible idea. Catching that stuff has life long consequences. Once, a kid I knew, caught a touch of the Downs just from tossing a football with a kid. He has never been the same since.
 
2012-10-22 04:52:37 PM

I rite gud: Real drinkers don't need salt to drink tequila. Or limes. Say no to training wheels.


Real drinkers drink real tequila. Salt and limes are for when you decide to drink some tequila flavored piss that is meant to be used in mixed drinks. Say no to cheap "tequila."
 
2012-10-22 05:42:17 PM
If you ever go to a Great Strides (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation) fundraiser, I guarantee you will see team names riffing off the salty skin ("salt licks") and the percussion therapy ("Good Vibrations"). LIke so many jokes, it depends on who is telling them and how it is being delivered.
 
2012-10-22 06:07:54 PM

umad: I rite gud: Real drinkers don't need salt to drink tequila. Or limes. Say no to training wheels.

Real drinkers drink real tequila. Salt and limes are for when you decide to drink some tequila flavored piss that is meant to be used in mixed drinks. Say no to cheap "tequila."


Pretty much in agreement with this :D

Now, one place by me that has mediocre Mexican (especially compared to taquerias and food trucks) but a damn good bar does tequila flights, and (interestingly) serves tomato juice in a bitty cup next to the tequilas for the purpose of palate-cleansing, which I can see--real tequila drinkers don't need lime or salt, though, and life is too damn short to be drinking cheap tequila save in the form of margaritas.
 
2012-10-22 06:18:23 PM
Meh. Glenn Beck's done worse.

http://dangerousminds.net/comments/glenn_beck_ridiculed_a_woman_who_ha d_had_a_miscarriage_live_on_his_radio_sh

Sorry on mobile. No HTML for me :-(
 
2012-10-22 08:37:16 PM

spentmiles: Radio hosts are like trauma ward doctors - they have to see so much negativity and sorrow that jokes are the only thing that can get them through the day. I remembering interning at NPR in the late nineties. They had a fish bowl with all of the on air personality's names in it. Every day, there was at least one heart wrenching story that had to be read on air - that number grew to three or four just before pledge drives and major elections where the Democrats trailed. None of the voice talent wanted to do it - they were just over it, having reported countless stories of deaf children and blinded soldiers and poets with terminal illnesses. So they resorted to the name draw from the fish bowl to assign that days most depressing scripts.

Terry Gross was the funniest about it. I remember a story on a guy who'd lost a fortune in the housing crash and then developed brain cancer which he didn't have the money to treat. She pulled her name from the fish bowl and was like "OH MOTHERfarkING NO farkING WAY YOU COCKSUCKERS ARE GOING farkING PAY FOR STACKING THE BOWL WITH MY NAME YOU PIECES OF DICK shiat!" She swore a lot in between drags on a menthol 200, but she went off the charts on that one.

I remember Bob Edwards having to turn his mic off while he was doing an on air interview with a survivor of a Russian chemical attack in Chechnya. We'd all had fried chicken for lunch. He didn't eat the crispy skin, so it was all piled up on a plate on the desk in front of him. Every time he'd ask a question, he'd hold the microphone out to this deep fried, oil soaked chicken flesh as though it were the one answering the questions about how badly the experimental chemicals burned. Everybody was cracking up.

I never thought their callousness was that funny, but if you showed any compassion there, they'd find a reason to push you out the door. At first, I really wanted to fit in because they seemed like intelligent, worldly people with deep social consciousnesses. Then a ...


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2012-10-22 08:49:55 PM
Come on, if you can't make fun of terminally ill children who can you make fun of - only the perfectly healthy? (snores)

On some fundamental level of reality, "F*ck 'em if they can't take a joke."

That goes double for some of you. (squints)
 
2012-10-22 08:50:56 PM
The thing about it is - the offense is the onus of the offended.

(dusts hands and saunters off)
 
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