Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Almost as good as Booty Shake radio

Wherein local mammoth college radio station, WRAS (88.5 FM), usually does April Fool's Day programming. This morning they had replaced the usual show with a mockery of the typical morning zoo staff at a Top 40/alternative station whose idea of new and edgy music is Nirvana. Lots of sound effects, sound bites from movies, and fake hysterical laughter at lame gags, jokes, and prank calls. Parody, but a little too on the nose for comfort. I bet these guys could use this show as an audition tape and get hired in a major market in the next few months and run the exact some crap they're doing as a joke. Like the title says, my favorite April 1st format change was the year they played nothing but booty shake music for the entire day.


The usual Tuesday stuff:
  1. Degas. Because a few months ago we saw Wesley Middleton’s boring ass play “Degas’ Little Dancer.” Lame. Totally.
  2. "TV series last two winners" sounds like a reality show and since I don't watch these all I can do is guess: the one on the island. If there's more than one show on an island I'll pick the one with the shortest name. If names are equal in length, then whichever is first alphabetically.
  3. Cell phones or naked sushi. Pretty much a coin flip.
  4. Let's see what I know about these guys. David Robinson was in the Navy and Hakeem Olajuwon had his ass handed to him by N.C. State -- did you know the Wolfpack outdunked Houston in that game? -- in what is known in our household as the greatest basketball game ever. Tied for second is every game N.C. Sate played during the 73-74 seasons (57-1). Realistically, the N.C. State-Maryland triple overtime game is probably the best, but I don't really remember that. I guess I have no answer. Later: Crap, I've now seen the correct answer and I was going to guess that even though I basically have no idea what it means.
  5. Columbus?
  6. [insert long list of question marks]
  7. They all had pointless sequels released years after the fact, so all I need to do is figure out what new sequel is being released. Duh, can't believe I forgot this one. Here's a list of 1989 movies and I think our answer is the followup to the 2nd highest grossing film of the year. Well, at least I cracked the code for this week's #7.

1 Comments:

Blogger XWL said...

Fine, I was already to brag about knowing a #7 question, but looks like you figured out the ansewr, too.

In 5 years, they'll be able to add "Cocoon 3":The Oldening

Tag line, 'This time Guttenburg is the Old GUY!'

#2, And speaking of Guttenburg, the last two winners of Dancing with the Stars were Apollo Ohno, and Helio Castroneves, both names are sun derived (don't ask me how I know this)

#3, Probably the very rare Quadruple Double, which means ten or over in four offensive categories (such as points, rebounds, assists, and steals or blocks). The reason triple doubles are still rare, but more common, is that rarely do people get double digits in blocks or steals, and those that are capable of double digit steals, probably won't get double digit rebounds (most likely being a quick guard), and those getting double digit blocks probably wouldn't get double digit assists (being most likely an active center who is more likely to be the recepient of an assist rather than the disher)

#6, I'm guessing they're all levers, shoehorn being the simplest, stapler being more complex, and diving board being imbetween.

(and clearly, if Degas were working today, he would get a knock on his door from the police about his art, given that he occaisonally verged on kiddie-porn territory, at the very least his obsession was probably somewhat unhealthy)

4/01/2008 05:45:00 PM  

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