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This is not so much about the quiz as about what preceded it, Brian's appeal for contributions.
I am not giving this year. I lost my job, but ordinarily even that would not have stopped me from scraping up some Chanukah gelt for WNYC anyway.
However, I find it impossible to do when you are pouring so many millions of dollars into that inane enterprise that I like to call the Chaseaway. If you are flush enough to do that, then you don't need my hundred (or fifty) bucks.
Especially galling is the fact that you have put it on opposite the best show on all of radio (Sorry, Brian. You're a close second). It's not as if you are experimenting in a disposable time period, like late morning on the weekend. Morning drive is prime real estate. If you must persist in putting this show on, I wish you would at least segregate it either to AM or to FM (preferably AM). It is especially annoying to listeners to the best show on radio that we constantly need to remember what time of the morning it is, in order to navigate the back-and-forth twists and turns of the dial that are inherent in finding Morning Edition and avoiding being Chased Away.
Here's to a 2009 that is better than 2008 in a number of ways ... the morning lineup on (otherwise) the best station in creation being one of them.
What is not funny is that the man who threw the two shoes at the Bush was tortured. That is not funny.
What was with the crane question? What an unfortunate morbid moment in what was an otherwise fun and lighthearted game. I hope when I pass I don't end up as an answer on someone's playful end of the year quiz.
Brian and Dominic -- my two fave NYC journalists of all time. Now, this is a great end of the year treat from WNYC. Keep up the work fine in 2009!
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