The battle of the century has begun! LiveWire vs. Press Play in a
public radio contest made up by KPCC. It's March Madness for Ira Glass
fans. Who's going to win? Will it be LiveWire; the show that's put
together on a wing and a prayer? Will it be Press Play; the daily news
show with the executive producer muttering in the corner and drawing
robots during production meetings? The world is on the edge of its
seat waiting, wondering, hoping. Andrew implores everyone to vote for
him as the results of this competition determine his livelihood. If he
gets fired, what's going to happen to Professor Banana? Think about
No, really, who are you voting for? Who do you want to win? Does Luke
really need another award? Does Andrew really need a job? I'm clinging
to my Sweden roots and remaining neutral.
And Andrew experienced his first earthquake! I wish he had a more
exciting story instead of admitting he's crazy and is going to pass
out any minute. I hope Madeleine Brand can catch him when he faints.
I experienced a 6.5 earthquake about 10 years ago. Scary.As.Hades.
First of all, I woke up to it. I was lost in peaceful slumber and woke
up, not to the shaking, but to the sound. That's something people
don't tell you about earthquakes. If it's big enough--you hear it
first. Then the shaking started. In my sleepy haze I thought someone
hit the side of our house before I realized what was happening. In a
"mother lifts up semi-truck to save her three-month-old baby" moment,
I scuttled under my bed which was about 2.5 inches off of the ground.
I don't know how I got under there. Furthermore, I don't know how I
got out. That's the real miracle.
I tried to use my trembling trepidation to get out of work that night
but it didn't work. What's a good earthquake for if not to get me a
night off to watch Friends reruns and eat tater tots?
We'll keep monitoring the public radio cage match over here at TBTL
Central. Oh, and if you didn't get the Tutsi reference, go watch Hotel
Rwanda. But remove all sharp objects from your home and replace them
with a lot of tissues and booze juice.
-Future Former Whitest Blogger Toni