My cute nickname is "Blood drenched, psycopathic freakazoid murderous dude". Gee, mom really was a sweet little lady!
I still can't believe that Steve Scher has a job...
Today's show's topic may be inane, but nothing beats the inanity(?) of their Friday shows, where several self-important journalists spend an hour talking about nothing...yet you get the impression that they really think they're talking about something.
Hey Dan... Hour Two of Weekday will include the status of Army Recruiting in Seattle. Maybe you can call in and tell them how well your war is going. And when your son will enlist.
Holy shit, DOUG.
Do you really think enough people give a shit about what Dan Savage says that he was the one to push this administration into war? If not, do just spend all day trolling blogs of former war supporters making similar comments?
I hope you're not so unpleasant in person.
The liberal editor of the liberal New Yorker, a slightly more influential rag than the Stranger, was for the war too:
Go get 'im, Doug!
My nickname is Fnarf. It was given to me by Rob Morgan, maestro of The Fishsticks, The Pudz, and The Mighty Squirrels, in the front room of the Madhouse in the spring of 1978. It has affected my life by making everything about me SUPER AWESOME.
The less said about Becoming Boomer, the better.
Dude, if you really wanted to look into it, you'd see that Weekday and The Conversation have about one worthwhile topic every other week, and the rest of the time are just inane.
I'm fat. 'nuff said.
god gave me mines.
My mom's nickname was Lolly. My uncle's nickname was Kip b/c he was born on Yom Kippur. We're not Jewish, though. I have no nickname, although my twin brother and I are always referred to in the family as "the boys" even though we're in our 30s.
Oh, and Doug? Lots of good people supported this war b/c of the lies coming out of the administration. Don't fault them. Blame the people who *are* to blame. Namely, those in the Bush administration.
Since my last name is Poe, nicknames like Poser and Po-Po were mandatory. Once college came around and there were, um, 5,000 Josh's, people started calling me Poe because there were just too many Josh's. It stuck. Meh. I hated that name anyway. Now only the family uses it. But I never talk to my family, so...yeah.
Joey is my nickname, and no one here would ever guess my real name.
Considering that Savage Love started with "Hey Faggot" at the beginning of every letter for a long time, does that make Faggot one of Dan's nicknames? Or is that only for conservative idiots who talk about him?
@12: Those were the lies told by a four-year-old -- easily disproved for those paying attention. If Dan wants to criticize KUOW and Steve Scher for "inane" content, perhaps he should look at his own track record as a player in the local media.
Here's some interesting viewing circa 2003:
Dan Savage on KCTS Connects
My nickname is Will. Until I was ten, I was called by my second middle name (my youngest brother was using my first middle name). Technically, it ain't a nickname, since it's my first name, but there you are.
Previously, my nickname was Sargeant. Because if you called me by a nickname, that was my rank, and you were in for a world of hurt. ;-)
this was a really inane segment on NPR a few weeks ago. some loser with way too much free time on his hands wrote a book or something. he's outraged at the present state of nicknamery in our society.
why would they steal such a lame idea?
could someone shed some light as to why kuow is an enemy of slog? then i can read this story from the correct perspective. thanks.
@19 You know, that question gets asked pretty frequently, but I've never seen anyone actually answer it. Does anyone know??? This seems to be some seriously archaic Slog trivia.
My nickname is actually Douchebag, so when somebody calls me that, it makes it more of a "yeah, so?" moment than an "oh, yeah?" incident.
Strangely, I picked the name, but it was purely for business purposes. If you want an actual nickname, we'd have to go back to when I played bass drum in the high school band and was dubbed Big Red Boom Boom.
i was dubbed "Longball" by my friends in college, not for any abnormal anatomy, but for my prowess at scoring goals from the defensemen in foosball. I cannot describe the effect this nickname has had on my life.
I cringe every time I hear Steve Scher's voice because he is inane and embarrassingly ignorant. And I heard this morning that the show won an journalism award... Really, that's journalism? Who knew?
KUOW knows what she did, and that's all I'm ever going to say about it.
Would you please send a pan of brownies to my house? I'll talk to myself about whatever you would like.
Well crap, if Dan's not going to spill - does anyone else know?
She left the toilet seat down. Bitch.
What Joey the Girl said.
Dammit I thought if anyone would know, it'd be Fnarf.
Does it have anything to do with Sage Van Wing?
Not a fan of the Friday afternoon blah blah. I've only listened to it 2-3 times and stopped when I realized that it was the same people every time. Why not mix it up a bit? These folks aren't even funny. How about someone funny? If it were the same funny person over and over, that would be better.
I missed this fascinating show, but can anyone tell me if a caller asked Steve if he's ever been given the nickname "Journalist," and if so, how he thinks they came up with that?
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