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10-foot rooster odd choice for Chicago late night

Posted on May 13, 2012

File this in the “Are you fecking kidding me?” drawer. Apparently a late night TV talk show will debut in Chicago this September. Supposedly the sidekick to host Michael Essany (remember him?) is a 10-foot animatronic rooster. Because a 10-foot rooster is the obvious choice when it comes to late night television in Chicago, right? I’m all for ridiculous ideas, and whatever stoner came up with this idea in the meeting might be a genius in himself. But is the show in Chicago or Farmville? The Show It’s going to on WJYS. I’m in Chicago and I’m not even sure what that is. Although creative has a way of coming out more in these smaller-type stations then the local affiliates of the major networks.…

Hey Trib, The Dodgy list was first – and better.

Posted on May 8, 2012

A week after I posted my own, the Chicago Tribune today had their own list of smart-alec ideas to replace the Marilyn Monroe statue on Michigan Avenue. Mine were much better, more creative, and more interesting. So there. Here are theirs. Followed by my reaction. Macaulay Culkin – Jesus Christ. Betty White – Give me a feckin’ break already with her. Enough. Bjork – Totally out of the blue. My favorite choice from their lame list. Rod Blagojevich – too easy. No creative thought put into this whatever. Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake – Is anyone still talking about that? Sorry Chicago Tribune, mine was first – and better. So Neh. The headline sounds assery of me, but I’m feeling assery. Enough of that.…

Who should host Saturday Night Live

Posted on May 4, 2012

Mick Jagger is hosting the season finale of Saturday Night Live. Doesn’t exactly make me want to buy a round for the bar. A few weeks ago Collider.com posted the news that Will Ferrell would be returning to host the episode prior to Mick’s. At the time the finale host was unknown, and the poster posed a question. Who could top Ferrell? Easy, I replied. Sacha Baron Cohen. Not only is it convenient because his “The Dictator” is coming out this month but he would incredibly awesome and perhaps even a little risque for SNL – but that’s what they need. No thank you, Channing Tatum. I would love to see Sacha bring his Dictator character to a sketch, maybe even the opening monologue.…