NBC5: Heartthrob City

* I arrived in the newsroom today to see an e-mail requesting that I go on the set at the end of my show for a live defense of my weather coverage hatred.  Since I look and feel like hell, I requested a 24-hour reprieve.  Set your TiVo’s for 4:30 a.m. tomorrow and watch me destroy a sacred cow of local TV news.

* Speaking of TiVo, do you have Tivo guilt?  I have lots of old programs saved on mine, including a lot of my early work in TV.

For example, here’s something off my TiVo: a year-end high school football highlight reel I edited in 2002…

And here’s something I edited the night President Bush sent us into Iraq…

Bear in mind, this was back in the days of linear (pre-computer) editing.  Not to brag or anything.

* We ordered pizza in the newsroom today.  Ranalli’s had been on a bit of a quality hot streak, but these pies were rough.  Bad pizza makes me sad.  I still ate several slices.  Abandoned pizza makes me sadder.

* Expect a biological attack in the next 5 years. 

Love,
Your Government.

* Now for sale: Christmas ornaments made from reindeer feces.  If you’d like to try the home version, simply replace your kitty litter with glitter and enjoy.

* The 2009 Dog Poop Calendar is one of this year’s Top 10 stupidest gifts.

* Perhaps you’d prefer a Heartthrob Hotties of the Heartland calendar.  We ran pictures from this thing this morning.  Pretty hilarious.  One of the months had a doughy guy in camouflage kneeling over a dead buck. 

I’m seriously considering a “Studs of NBC5” calendar.   For best results, imagine these men shirtless.

Brant Miller will keep you warm.

January: Brant Miller will keep you warm.

Art Norman (in Cupid costume)

February: Art Norman (in Cupid costume)

El Presidente, Larry Wert (he give us our March-ing orders)

March: El Presidente, Larry Wert. He gives us our March-ing orders.

Phil Rogers.  He pities the April Fool.

April: Phil Rogers. He pities the April Fool.

As the weather gets hotter, so does Alex Perez.

May: As the weather gets hotter, so does Alex Perez.

Matt Rodewald appears sunburned in this picture, so June is appropriate.

June: Matt Rodewald appears sunburned in this picture, so June is appropriate.

The entire Ponce clan.

July: Anthony Ponce and all his brothers.

There is no one more august than Dick Johnson.

August: There is no one more august than Dick Johnson.

Celebrate the return of the NFL with Daryl Hawks.

September: Celebrate the return of the NFL with Daryl Hawks.

Remember Rob Elgas Halloween cowardice in the cemetery.

October: Remember Rob Elgas' Halloween cowardice in the cemetery.

Give thanks for the blog by oogling yours truly.

November: Give thanks for the blog by oogling yours truly.

The only man as legendary as Santa - Warner Saunders.

December: The only man as legendary as Santa - Warner Saunders.

Bonus month with Bob Sirott in honor of One More Thing.

January 2010: Bonus month with Bob Sirott in honor of "One More Thing."

* Zoraida was unaware 13-month calendars exist.  I pulled up this article to prove her wrong.  And then I was all like, “Hey!  Sarah Palin calendar!”

* Here’s an update on that couple who refused to kiss until they were married.  Kind of adorable (in a creepy way).

* The Sun-Times offers an explanation as to why wives hate mothers-in-law.  No article needed on why husbands hate theirs.

* “It is a long way from the austere days of Eric Sevareid, when staid anchormen left stardom to Hollywood.”

* Thankgiving gone wrong: Sweet potato pie attack!

* When your dad stresses you out and you have no sweet potato pie, just throw the Christmas tree at him.

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4 responses to “NBC5: Heartthrob City

  1. I’ll take a calendar! :-)

  2. I would definitely buy a calendar of the Studs of NBC5. I hope it really happens.

  3. I want a calendar of Anthony Ponce!

  4. Embarrassed much about the “go to war or your kids will die” vid?

    Nice editing but terrible music and just sheer propaganda – about a 90:10 slant on the pro-war side. Plan changing your name to Leni any time soon?

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