April 20th, 2007

Walking

Smartass Sweethearts of the world unite! (Thursday's party)

Here's a thought on the good time that was Emerson History X last night:

As I sort of say in the bio on my LJ profile, many of my favorite people are smartass sweethearts.

Portland radio host Rick Emerson is a smartass: very quick, very funny, sometimes very cynical but not to that deadening extent I see in so many cynics, and very geeky-enthusiastic on a large number of things, whether it's Meat Loaf or the perfection of The Iron Giant.

During the party, for me and a few hundred of his fans, Emerson presented two rock bands, showed off memorabilia from his radio career (including hate mail, a human skull and a cell phone that had to be retrieved from a toilet by sledgehammering said toilet), and even did pushups. He barely did ten, then got upstaged by his friend and CNN Radio reporter Jim Roope, who did 21.

Also, Emerson said that he wished another friend of his, CNN Radio correspondant and fellow geek Lisa Goddard, had been able to attend. As Goddard is currently on assignment in Blacksburg, VA, covering the aftermath caused by an armed asshole (yes the profanity is appropriate, I'd say), Emerson instead had all of us film a video greeting for her. We cheered screamingly for her. I yelled "We love you, Lisa!" I'm sure I'm not the only one.

And in that moment, I had the confirmation that Emerson is a sweetheart, too.

(I'd've called this "BYOD (Bring Your Own Debauchery)," but I left before things at the party got nuts. Yes, I suck.)
Whale fluke

It's all about me. Or you. Could be either.

Seeing this li'l meme thing done by setsuled and robyn_ma makes me want to join the insanity...

Comment and I will (yea verily, I shall!):

1. Tell you why I added you to my friends list and/or why I keep you there.

2. Associate you with something. A song, a color, a work of art, a character in a play, a piece of fruit. SOMETHING.

3. Tell you something I like about you.

4. Tell you a memory I have of you/us.

5. Associate you with a character from a book or a film.

6. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you. (Or else I'll just ask a random question. I reserve that right.)

7. Tell you my favorite user pic of yours.

8. In return, you must spread this disease in your LJ.



Placeholder comment: I will get to your requests, but before I think on them I'm going to treat myself to a film. Hot Fuzz. It's time for a comedy. I know I'm not the only one thinking that.