Friday, July 20, 2012

Goldberg, Crummey, The Nexus and The Swingin' Years

This morning it was all about Jonah Goldberg. A conservative syndicated columnist and author. Goldberg is known for his contributions on politics and culture to National Review Online, of which he is editor-at-large. He was on Dennis Prager's show and also on Adam Carolla's show yesterday.

I like this guy a lot. He's thoughtful and smart and makes a lot of sense. He has a great sense of humor as well. He has a new book out, The Tyranny of Cliches. One little piece of interesting trivia is that his mother Lucianne Goldberg was the one who advised Linda Tripp to record her conversations with Monica Lewinsky and to save the dress. He's been hanging out in LA probably taking his family to Disneyland or something. He lives in the DC area. Here are some links to all his stuff.

Here is a photo posted on Twitter by Dennis Prager of Jonah Goldberg in studio. Yes that's Allen on the right.

I almost never tune over to KABC in the morning because Geraldo is on, but sitting in for him this week is good ol' Joe Crummey! This guy has been around for so many years. He's funny and smart and it's good to hear him back on in LA.


Thursday is my weekly listen to TWIG (This Week in Google) with Leo Laporte, Gina Trapani ad Jeff Jarvis talking computers and the internet. They record the show on Wednesday available at

This week they went heavy on the new CEO of Yahoo, former Google employee number #20 Marissa Mayer. They went on and on about what a great job she's gonna do and that she's kind of a tyrant and will turn the great ship around bla bla bla. She's going to have a baby in 3 months and just took this new job. They never talked about how that could effect her performance as a CEO. It's like it was off limits or something. I think that's the story, but that's just me.

Gina was going gaga for the new Google Nexus 7 Tablet. And when Gina likes something it must be good. She's a no nonsense developer/programmer and she knows her stuff. So I bought one.

Some bad news about one of Leo's long time friends Kevin Rose. The internet company that he started about 7 years ago DIGG is no more. They sold it off and the plug got pulled. Kevin has not been involved for a couple of years. One of the reasons he sort of divested himself, Leo says is the fact that Kevin wanted to sell DIGG to Rupert Murdock in 2006 for $35 million and the DIGG board would not let him! Wow.

** Don't you love when callers hit the phone keys while talking when they are on the air?

Tom Leykis was talking about cutting the cord with your phone company and your cable or satellite companies. He was saying with channels being taken off by Via Com he searched around and found shows that he can watch online. I have cut the cord on both phone and cable for over 4 years now. I refuse to pay a cable company $125 a month for that crap, no way. D..U..N...... DUN.

"This is Atlas Shrugged and we are in the middle of it right now" - Dennis Miller

Dennis was back from vacation today and pissed, just how I like him. No it's just that he says he shakes his head at Obama and can not believe the Alice in Wonderland bunny hole we are going down.

I saw this and was so happy about it. A Los Angeles icon of radio last Sunday got an appreciation award for his jazz show. His radio show "The Swingin' Years," which he has hosted continuously for a record 56 years, interviewing Louis Armstrong, Gene Autry, Doris Day and the like. I remember as a kid hearing my mother listening to his show on 1260 KGIL in the Valley, same station that Sweet Dick Whittington was on. He was always there and you knew that voice when it came on. Great pipes and what staying power! Bravo to you Chuck Cecil!

- JP

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