Monday, April 28, 2008

The US election ... from a Danish perspective ...

We in Denmark cannot figure out why you are even bothering to hold an election.

On one side, you have a bitch who is a lawyer, married to a lawyer, and a lawyer who is married to a bitch who is a lawyer.

On the other side, you have a true war hero married to a woman with a huge chest who owns a beer distributorship.

Is there a contest here?"

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Things that are difficult to say when drunk ...

Got this from a listener and had to pass it on ...


THINGS THAT ARE DIFFICULT TO SAY WHEN DRUNK:
 1. Innovative
 2. Preliminary
 3. Proliferation
 4. Cinnamon

 THINGS THAT ARE VERY DIFFICULT TO SAY WHEN DRUNK:
 1. Specificity
 2. Anti-constitutionalistically
 3. Passive-aggressive disorder
 4. Transubstantiate

 THINGS THAT ARE DOWNRIGHT IMPOSSIBLE TO SAY WHEN DRUNK:
 1. No thanks, I'm married.
 2. Nope, no more booze for me!
 3. Sorry, but you're not really my type.
 4. Taco Bell?  No thanks, I'm not hungry.
 5. Good evening, officer. Isn't it lovely out tonight?
 6. Oh, I couldn't! No one wants to hear me sing karaoke.
 7. I'm not interested in fighting you.
 8. Thank you, but I won't make any attempt to dance, I have no  
coordination. I'd hate to look like a fool!
 9. Where is the nearest bathroom? I refuse to pee in this parking  
lot or on the side of the road.
 10. I must be going home now, as I have to work in the morning.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Are you a terrorist?

That's the question I ask on this morning's version of "2:00 of Reason," a new daily feature on Hometown 1230 WECK - and available for download (currently) at ScottLeffler.com.
Listen for yourself ...

http://media.libsyn.com/media/scottleffler/2_Minutes_of_Reason_042208.mp3

Hopefully it'll make you think.

Monday, April 21, 2008

How cool is this?

Hillary Clinton, Barrack Obama and John McCain will be on WWE's Monday Night RAW tonight ...

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gdpbqJBzIgVowBh0LAKF23pqK05wD906FPN01

Maybe they're hoping for the "Jesse Ventura" vote.

State commission: Merge to save

Here's a link to the article I was talking about on both Reason and Dialog this morning:

http://www.buffalonews.com/home/story/327386.html?imw=Y

I think mergers are a good idea. I'm just scared any time the state thinks they can "help."

Friday, April 11, 2008

Afternoon joke ...

I've seen/heard this joke before. But it doesn't seem to be any less funny the second or third time around.

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A little boy goes to his dad and asks, "What are Politcs?"

Dad says "Well son, let me try to explain it this way: "I'm the head of the family, so call me the president. Your mother is the administrator of the money, so we call her the Government. We're here to take care of your needs, so we'll call you the People. The nanny, we'll consider her the Working class. And your baby brother, we'll call him the future.

"Now think about that and see if it makes sense."

So, the little boy goes off to bed thinking about what Dad has said.

Later that night, he hears his baby brother crying, so he gets up to check on him. He finds that the baby has severly soiled his diaper So, the little boy goes to his parents room and finds his mother sound asleep. Not wanting to wake her, he goes to the nannys room.

Finding the door locked, he looks in the peephole and sees his father in bed with the nanny.

He gives up and goes back to bed.

The next morning, the little boy says to his father, "Dad i think i understand the concept of politics now:

The father says "Good son, tell me in your own words what you think politics is all about"

The little boy replies, "The president is screwing the working class, while the government is sound asleep. The people are being ignored and the Future is in deep shit".

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Maybe it'll be LCTV next year ...

U.S. free-speech advocates on Tuesday gave their annual "muzzle" awards to violators including police who charged a woman for swearing at her overflowing toilet, and a motor vehicles department that deemed a "GETOSAMA" license plate offensive.

The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression said police in Scranton, Pennsylvania had no right to issue a disorderly conduct citation to Dawn Herb, who "let loose a tirade of foul language" directed at her toilet. A neighbor who was an off-duty police officer made a complaint.

The charge was dismissed by a judge who concluded that Herb’s words, though "offensive, vulgar and imprudent" to some, were nonetheless protected under the First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech, the Jefferson center said.

Click here for the full story ...

[edit 9:52 p.m.] I’ll be interviewing Robert O’Neill, the director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression at 10 a.m. Thursday on WECK for about 10 to 15 minutes.

Aunt Eunice ...

Many of you may have recalled over the course of the past few years that I’ve mentioned "Aunt Eunice."

I went to Niagara Bible Camp growing up and Aunt Eunice was one of the lovely women who ran the camp.

I learned recently that she passed away.

For those that knew her, I wanted you to know.

Evolution of math ...

Got this email from a friend ... had to pass it on.

Fifty Years of Math 1958 - 2008 (in the USA):Last week I purchased a burger at Burger King for $1.58. The counter girl took my $2 and I was digging for my change when I pulled 8 cents from my pocket and gave it to her. She stood there, holding the nickel and 3 pennies, while looking at the screen on her register. I sensed her discomfort and tried to tell her to just give me two quarters, but she hailed the manager for help. While he tried to explain the transaction to her, she stood there and cried. Why do I tell you this?

Because of the evolution in teaching math since the 1950’s:

1. Teaching Math In 1950’s:A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit ?

2. Teaching Math In 1960’s:A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit?

3. Teaching Math In 1970’s:A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit?

4. Teaching Math In 1980’s:A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost ofproduction is $80 and his profit is $20. Your assignment: Underline the number 20.

5. Teaching Math In 1990’s:A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the preservation of our woodlands. He does this so he can make a profit of $20. What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for class participation after answering the question: How did the birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down their homes? (There are no wrong answers, and if you feel like crying, it’s ok. )

6. Teaching Math In 2008:Un hachero vende una carretada de maderapara $100. El costo de la producciones es $80. Cuanto dinero ha hecho?

Monday, April 07, 2008

All work and no play ...

makes Scott a dull boy.

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And apparently a little crazy, too.

Good night.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Go ... Caps?

With the Sabres out of the playoff picture for 2008, I really don’t think I can just not watch hockey ... so I better pick another team to root for.

I’ve always had a soft spot for Washington DC. Since the fifth grade, preparing for a field trip to "the district," I’ve learned so much about DC and have really grown to love the place. I try to go there every few years to look around and do all the touristy stuff. It’s a strange place because on one hand it’s very steady and constant ... and yet at the same time, there’s always something new.

I’d love to some day live there ... or more to the point work there. Very few people actually "live" in DC. Most live in Northern Virginia or Maryland. I’m kind of partial to Manassas in Fairfax County Virginia. In fact, before moving back to WNY about a decade ago, we looked into the possibility of moving there. And considered it again when I was let go from Greater Niagara News. Unfortunately, the cost of living there has skyrocketed since I first fell in love with it. You used to be able to move to DC and then make money. Now you’d better have a bank roll first, or they won’t even let you in.

My favorite sports teams are from Buffalo (Sabres and Bills) and Cleveland (Indians). I’ve long thought that I should learn to love the Capitals since they’ll one day be my "home town team" - at least according to my long-term life plan. And when MLB introduced the Nationals, I thought the same about them. I don’t think, however, that I could ever root on the Redskins.

But the fact of the matter is, I usually root for "my" team until they eventually remove themselves from contention (as is always the case) and then I stop rooting.

There is a Sabres game tonight, although because they’re now removed from post-season contention, it’s fairly useless. But I’ll be watching ... and rooting for the boys in Blue and Gold. And I’ll be watching the out-of-town scoreboard as well, hoping that the Caps get at least a point, vaulting them into the playoff picture.

Funny, actually. If the Caps win tonight, they’ll be the 3rd seed in the East. And if they lose ... they’re out. The way the NHL does the seeding is screwy in that the division leaders are seeded 1-2-3 no matter what their point total is.

So I’m rooting on Washington tonight ... and hopefully for the next several weeks. And some day, maybe I’ll root from the Kettler Iceplex.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Pod-stats and blog-thoughts ...

Every so often, I check the statistics on my podcasts.

About a year ago, I moved my Dialog podcasts to WLVL’s podcast service at the suggestion of station owner Dick Greene ... in part as a means to give people more of a reason to visit WLVL’s web site.

Since starting at WECK, I have a new problem ... the podcasts for Reason don’t belong on WLVL’s pod-service ... and WECK’s isn’t up and running yet. But I thought I was doing some good stuff and was recording everything anyway, so I wanted to make those episodes available.

So, I posted them on my old pod-server, which I’ve maintained in order to make sure all those old episodes of Dialog are accessable. Since I had downgraded my service when I started posting to WLVL’s, I only have room for about 8 episodes at any one time.

Anyway, I checked my stats today and as of 7 p.m., there had been over 1,700 downloads today ... the second highest in the history of ScottLeffler.com. Much of that, the stats indicate, is due to the interest in my interview yesterday with Jesse Ventura. I’m hoping, obviously, that the new listeners turn into regular listeners - not just of the podcast, but of the actual show, which I - of course - do daily from 10 to 11 a.m. on WECK AM 1230.

I’m in the process of booking many guests - both for WLVL and WECK. My trip to New York was very fruitful for my ability to line up unique and entertaining guests. And I continue to reach out to local politicians and community leaders to give their take. Next week, I’ll talk with Erie County Legislator Bob Reynolds and "buy American guy" Todd Lipscomb.

If you haven’t been keeping up on the LCTV issue with Tom Christy, I highly recommend that you go use Google News to search for LCTV. And prepare to be disgusted. Once again this week, the Niagara County Legislature fiddled while free speech burned. The admitted (before retracting) that they were part of the problem, but refuse to be part of the solution because they don’t want to "micromanage."

In one of the local TV stories for this topic, I was on camera. Channel 4 featured me sounding like a complete loon. Thanks. :)

The GOP - on a local blog, which they claim is an effort to "promote civil discourse" - have been foaming at the mouth over this. The organizers of said blog were instrumental in having Tom removed. And are now saying that everyone should stop whining. I hate hypocrites.

WLVL had a series of meltdowns today, causing me to have a very long work day. I don’t like actually having to work. Why else would I have gone into radio? Anyway, the phone system blew up. And the computer blew up. I think the phone works again, although I didn’t have much to do with fixing that. I put a bandaid on the computer and think it will kind of fix itself at midnight when it resyncs. But I’m not sure. Cross your fingers for me, okay.

And while you’ve got your fingers crossed, pray for the Sabres ... cause I really want to watch some playoff hockey. And I’m not sure what I’ll do if the Sabres aren’t at least in the first round. Cry, probably.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Jesse Ventura

rocked!!!

And the podcast is online now.

We talked for about 15 minutes about government, media, and things that aren’t government and media. Yes, we even talked about wrestling.