Another year – another Challenge. Is it April again, already?? I guess I have to start with
I was thinking about doing a series about animals from A to Z, Ants to Zebras, but I discovered that, if it didn’t involve gravy or barbecue sauce, I didn’t really know much about animals.
I also considered a themed series about rock groups, from AC/DC, to ZZ Top, but when I got to the bottom, with the Top, I decided that the post would be about Assholes.
On the old WKRP In Cincinnati TV show, the character of Les Nessman had to do the sports reporting without knowing anything about sports. He insisted on calling the golfer Chi-Chi Rodriguez, Chai Chai Rod-rig-weez.
When ZZ Top was still tooling around the airwaves in their Eliminator, whether through honest ignorance, or just an attempt to prove the ‘We’re Canadian, Eh’, a local asshole DJ always introduced them as Zed Zed Top. American is a ‘foreign language’, just as much as Spanish is. Learn to use it and pronounce it correctly!
Despite every other radio DJ making it sound like ‘Jamaica,’ a recently promoted female announcer missed the apostrophe, and the double entendre joke, and introduced Led Zeppelin’s song, D’yermaker, as ‘dyer maker.’ The Mr. Big candy bar ads used to claim, “When you’re this big, they call you Mr.” When you’re this clueless, they call you Mr. Asshole.
Now you know my ABCs will be coming at you for another year. 😳