Saturday, July 25, 2009

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 07/25/09 Show Notes

Okay, I'm just going to come out and say it.

Tonight's show is about healthcare. A whole show... well, after the news... dedicated to healthcare reform. What needs to be done, what IS NOT being done, what is not being discussed, who will be paying for it, and what would I do differently...

This is a serious look at a serious issue, and if it seems like I am getting very graphic in the discussion, it is because frustration is getting the better of me over this whole situation. You want a solution? I'll give you one. But fair warning... you may not like it.

All of that is THIS SATURDAY (07/25) here on ShockNet Radio at 7pm Eastern Time (6pm Norman time and 4pm Hefner Time) over at www.shocknetradio.com and also at Apple's iTunes Radio Player under either "Classic Rock" or "Talk/Spoken Word" categories.

And don't forget that I will also be in the "Brutally Honest" chatroom at www.shocknetradio.com during the show, so I hope to see you there! We even retooled it so now it's easier to access the chatroom AND hear the show.

Brutally Honest: The New Heresy Begins Here!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New AH aritcle

I just posted a brand new article over at the "American Heathen®" blogsite.

Beware C Street

It's a follow-up to RJ's entry about the same subject, although, as you can tell, I took a broader look into the matter.

Please check out BOTH articles and post your comments there.

Monday, July 20, 2009

TV that SUCKS!

Okay boys and girls, I'm going to blow my stack on this subject, so bear with me.

I just went through the perfect reason to have a DVR. In other words, yes, I just finished watching the second half of the 2-part "Meteor" movie on NBC.

Now I remember the ORIGINAL 1979 "Meteor" movie starring the Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, Brian Keith, Henry Fonda, and Karl Malden. It wasn't exactly "Earthquake" or "The Towering Inferno", but it also stuck with two things: the drama of getting Americans and Russians to work together, and the effects of having small meteors hit while trying to stop the big one.

The updated "Meteor" two-part movie was an even bigger waste of time.

First of all, same premise as the original version. A comet hits a huge asteroid and sends it to Earth. Smaller asteroids preceed it and cause all sorts of damage. America decides the only way to stop the global-killing asteroid from hitting Earth is to launch nuclear missiles. Yes the same missiles that were sitting in silos for over fifty years and we don't know if they would even launch, never mind make it into space, never mind hit something in orbit.

What complicates matters, though, are a series of people who are idiots or people who have no business being in the movie other than to waste time. And most of this movie is wasting time. We have emergency preparedness instructions that somehow don't work. We have evil killers looking for revenge that don't want to stay dead. We have a genius who was so smart he was banished to Mexico for being a flake, and an assistant who is supposedly just as smart as the flake who has to take over once he's killed and most of the time she's constantly whining about needing to get someplace she never really GETS to! Oh, and she seems to be cursed with every possible evil and danger that a lame-ass screenwriter could come up with to DRAG this failed abomination through all four hours.

Yes, we have the Russians along for the ride, and the Chinese too for good measure, but this little trinket from the original story gets inserted as an afterthought at nearly the end of this abomination and instantly lost by the whiny little prissy girl-genius desperately trying to hide her mammary glands while at the same time crying about not being able to get to where she never ends up in because Murphy's Law is seemingly on a bigger rag than her!

I swear if I didn't have my DVR so I could fast-forward through ninty-nine percent of this crap I would have either destroyed my TV set or took a running leap off the balcony! That is how badly this whole thing SUCKED!

And advertisers actually PAID for this crap? They PAID for this? They really paid MONEY for this? This wasn't a quid-pro-quo deal? They should demand a refund!

Of course a good part of the whole four hours was for in-house advertising. They wanted to whore out their new season of mind-numbing programs. Like the rescue teams that run into super-disasters. And the self-righteous baby-faced nurse that arrogantly claims to know more than doctors that went through all those years of medical school.

By the way, can someone PLEASE find these TV executives and slap them silly until they agree to STOP CREATING SHOWS ABOUT KNOW-IT-ALL NURSES? It's bad enough that you flooded the airwaves with burned-out doctors that pretend to care, and flaky cops that acutally catch bad guys. What's next? The insurance adjuster that actually PAYS THE CLAIM?

Oh, and even worse, they kept on hyping THE NEXT DISASTER SPECIAL of theirs, which you know will be a DISASTER in more ways than one!

Somewhere in Los Angels, Irwin Allen is spinning in his grave. HE knew how to do a disaster movie where the only disaster was on the screen, not in the production!

The "BIG" earthquake, the "BIG" California-splitting "Where is Superman" earthquake, the "BIG" continent-splitting earthquake, the killer storm cell, the SUPER-killing storm cell generated by all of the evil electricity, the asteroid shower that actually makes the 1980's arcade game look good...

JUST STOP IT!

YOU SUCK! YOU ALL SUCK!

Every single one of you TV producers and directors and screenwriters who think that you can create a mega-disater film, YOU ALL SUCK!

My cat squeezes out better quality material every day when he goes to the litter box!

What is it with Hollywood? Why can't they come up with a good STORY? I mean was Bernie Madoff THAT much of a Ponzi Schemer that he took your money AND your brains? Are you intentionally TRYING to shove us all into the Internets?

Or maybe you want us to seek sanctuary at the local cineplex, where we can watch QUALITY movies about...



... never mind.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 07/18/09 Show Notes

Boy what a week! Just when you think you have everything you need to talk about, BOOM! Something big hits the wire services!

Yes, Walter Cronkite's death is something that I'll be talking about on my show.

Also will have a special "Unflushed Award" to give out at the end of the news segment.

Then I have a particular gripe with Hollywood and a trend that prissy little suck-up actresses have been involved with that really needs to come to an end. If there are any fans of MrSkin.com out there, you NEED to pay attention to this segment!

Finally, a longtime Brutally Honest supporter recently sent me a great question that I will answer in detail concerning freedom and responsibility. I really enjoy these kinds of questions, so I hope the rest of you will also ask some of your own.

All of that is THIS SATURDAY (07/18) here on ShockNet Radio at 7pm Eastern Time (6pm Norman time and 4pm Hefner Time) over at www.shocknetradio.com and also at Apple's iTunes Radio Player under either "Classic Rock" or "Talk/Spoken Word" categories.

And don't forget that I will also be in the "Brutally Honest" chatroom at www.shocknetradio.com during the show, so I hope to see you there! We even retooled it so now it's easier to access the chatroom AND hear the show.

Brutally Honest: The New Heresy Begins Here!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

In a nutshell


Atlanta's traffic woes simplified.

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 07/11/09 Show Notes

Take a week off for fireworks and what happens? The hypocrites get outrageous and the flakes get flakier!

Oh, and in case you missed out on last weekend's freedom special, just click on the PLAY button.


I have a bipartisan smackdown to deliver this week.

First up, the Republicans get a long-needed lecture on something they have abandoned. I also make mention of this past week's column, so if you haven't read it yet, here's your chance to. And then the Dems get a subtle reminder of WHY they are where they are right now and why I've been able to predict their actions.

As the Bard once penned, though madness, there be method. And certainly there is a reason why I am critical of the players today that I hope will be apparent by the time the show finishes.

All of that is THIS SATURDAY (07/11) here on ShockNet Radio at 7pm Eastern Time (6pm Norman time and 4pm Hefner Time) over at www.shocknetradio.com and also at Apple's iTunes Radio Player under either "Classic Rock" or "Talk/Spoken Word" categories.

And don't forget that I will also be in the chatroom at www.shocknetradio.com during the show, so I hope to see you there!

Brutally Honest: The New Heresy Begins Here!

Friday, July 03, 2009

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 07/04/09 Show Notes (Sort of)

Well this week's show just HAPPENS to fall on the Fourth of July. Independence Day! (Well for the United States, for those international fans out there.) The day where we celebrate when a bunch of learned people from thirteen British colonies told the King of England and Parliament that they were self-righteous, self-serving dictatorial thugs and we didn't want to have anything to do with them anymore. 233 years later, we don't tolerate IMPORTED arrogance... it has become our number one EXPORT.

Anyway, this week's show will be a repeat, but it won't just be ANY old repeat. It will be the very special Fourth of July show from 2008, dedicated to the memory of the late comedian George Carlin, who had died just a few days before the show was recorded, and it involves the one question that politicians DO NOT WANT YOU TO ASK! (And no that question is not "Have you stopped cheating on your wife yet?")

If you are a relatively new fan of the world of Brutally Honest, then this Saturday's show will certainly be an eye-opener for you, and I hope it will be something that will generate a lot of discussion in your world.

All of that is THIS SATURDAY (07/04) here on ShockNet Radio at 7pm Eastern Time (6pm Norman time and 4pm Hefner Time) over at www.shocknetradio.com and also at Apple's iTunes Radio Player under either "Classic Rock" or "Talk/Spoken Word" categories.

Normally I'd be pointing folks to the chatroom at www.shocknetradio.com, but since this week's show is a repeat (and I don't know what my holiday schedule will be yet), I probably won't be able to have the chatroom open, but please be sure to join me next week as I'm sure there will be plenty to talk about then!

Brutally Honest: The New Heresy Begins Here!



The Flake Has Flown

Someone needs to call up the Lawn Troll in North Korea and let him know that the 4th of July scandal has already happened.

Alaska's flaky small-town small-minded governor Sarah Palin, aka "Caribou Barbie", aka VP MILF, aka "Bridge to Nowhere", aka "Let's Name Another Kid After A Top Gun Codename", aka "You betcha", aka "Drill Baby Drill" (and she wasn't talking about her oldest daughter's boyfriend), has decided for reasons that she really couldn't explain that she can no longer govern that state, so she is stepping down at the end of July.

Lt. Governor Sean Parnell will be taking over on July 26th.

The talking heads are, of course, overjoyed by the news... partly because it means they can STOP talking about "The King of Corpse" Michael Jackson, and because they can stop trying to wait for the Lawn Troll to make his move.

So why is she doing this? She didn't say, but there are plenty of reasons that could be offered up.

Let's see...
  • Her hysterics over a really bad joke told by David Letterman.
  • The revelations of her behind-the-scenes pissing contest with John McCain's presidential campaign people.
  • The fact that there are 13 requests for emails under state law that her people REFUSE to comply with.
  • The fact that she is STILL the preferred butt of political jokes, beating out convicted politician Rod Blagojovich.
  • The endless ethics charges filed against her.
  • Being confused with both pr0n star Lisa Ann and "30 Rock" star Tina Fey.
  • Maybe because she knew that Keith Olbermann wouldn't be on MSNBC tonight so the NBC executives will be kicking themselves because they're airing that lame-ass series about life in prison.
  • CNN's Rich Sanchez actually tossed in the speculation that she MIGHT BE PREGNANT AGAIN! (No, he wasn't kidding when he said it.)
Or perhaps the most obvious of reasons...
  • Because the economy is in the tank and she could very well get her ASS KICKED in the 2010 election!
I think the last one sort of prevails.

Either way, someone needs to let the Lawn Troll in North Korea know that his annual temper tantrum is no longer needed. He can go back to finding a better barber and holding his breath until rumors again circulate of his demise.