Tuesday, June 06, 2006

"I'm not just any disc jockey. I'm the best there ever was." Larry Lujack

Thanks to John Rook for the reminder, today is the birthday of our charming and delightful Uncle Lar. Visit ReelRadio, here, become a subscriber and enjoy the work of Larry Lujack, truly one of the greatest performers ever on radio. Larry's clever use of snark, wit and sarcasm is without equal. Moreover, he's a class act, a gentleman. Lujack's Clunk Letter of the Day, Animal Stories and Mr. Lujack's Addresses to the Nation represent performance art of the most rare and finest quality. More on Larry here, hear him weekdays here. Happy birthday Uncle Lar.

More from Lee Abrams...

AVERAGE SUCKS/EXTREME RULES: Ever been to Ben's Chili Parlor down the road?It is a dive...a dump....and it's magical. It's extreme. Give me Ben's over a nice clean Denny's anytime!! The point: Amazingly good or Amazingly bad---who cares, as long as it's amazing. Anything but average!!!! Lee understands and appreciates "the art", read more here. While he is spot on about a good deal of stuff, and I respect him for that, he's dead wrong about "local"; local is the heart, if not the soul, of the ultimate game changing innovation. Yahoo, Google and Microsoft each have a deep understanding of the power of "local." btw, Ben's is local, Denny's is national. Local is a beautiful thing.

Direct from MIT, research on aluminium foil helmets (my thanks to Kevin Metheny)...

It requires no stretch of the imagination to conclude that the current helmet craze is likely to have been propagated by the Government, possibly with the involvement of the FCC. We hope this report will encourage the paranoid community to develop improved helmet designs to avoid falling prey to these shortcomings. Headline - Surrender, You're Doomed. More, including pics, here