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January 13, 2008


A. Buck Short

Hey wait a minute. On the plus side, it was Pres. Palmer who brought back the G-Man Special to Zeibert’s -- even though noboby’s yet figured out why they’d name liver and onions after Jedgar Hoover. Thanks for the DC memories though. That said, as a new KABC online listener here in Dallas, you guys were pretty good tonight. But how did you post this 24 thing at 9:40pm PST? During Ruff McGruff? Faked a bathroom break? This will mean absolutely nothing to anybody who was not hanging on every word as I was, but, in no particular order:The difference between Pamela Anderson’s fake boobs and Barry Bonds’ fake muscles is fewer of us have lost money betting against Ms. Anderson’s boobs. How come they never grill those hydrocephalic cartoon characters at Disneyland about steroids? Marion Jones went to jail for lying to the government, because you’re only allowed to lie if you are the government. Does this mean I have to turn in my prostate for taking that Olympic hurdler medication Flomax?You think the golf channel is slow? We’ve got two Sunday morning fishing shows up against each other. Thank God for editing.Now Sharpton’s complaining that he wanted Kelly Tilghman fired, but the network Jewed it down to a two-week suspension. Now if only somebody can come up with a Chinese woman named Lynn Ching who would be willing to take offense at Sharpton finding her name offensive>.But I kid the blacks and the Jews and the Chinese. Why do I kid? Because a Jew and a black guy were in a Chinese restaurant arguing about whether or not there were any Chinese Jews. Finally the Jew calls the waiter over and says, “We’re having an argument, are there any Chinese Jews?” The waiter says, “No.” Not satisfied the Jew asks again, you mean there’s no such thing as Chinese Jews?” The waiter says, “No. No got Chinese juice. Got orange juice, grapefruit juice, pineapple juice, tomato juice, but not got Chinese juice.” [Buddy Hackett, circa 1975]PS: If the woman was right, and Tiger didn’t consider himself black, then no harm no foul. Now if we can only get that damned Huck Finn out of the school library, because there are now finally enough of us who have completely missed the point.

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Most of that goof was better written than Season 6.Someday, someone will ask me how to fix 24 and on that day, I will tell them EXACTLY how to fix this show.


Is it "cellar" or "seller"? I'm just asking because english is my 2nd language and I am still learning (in my 25th year) ;-)

Michael Zand

What with strike and slumping ratings, I hear they were only getting a half season order anyway. Cue the gravel voiced announcer: "Jack Bauer saves the world again. This fall. On Thirteen!"


It's so funny Jack Bauer said "I'll drink to that."If we can't have fresh TV, at least we have Ken Levine.Producers come back to the table!


a. buck short - whose blog is this?

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    Ken Levine is an Emmy winning writer/director/producer/major league baseball announcer. In a career that has spanned over 30 years Ken has worked on MASH, CHEERS, FRASIER, THE SIMPSONS, WINGS, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, BECKER, DHARMA & GREG, and has co-created his own series including ALMOST PERFECT starring Nancy Travis. He and his partner wrote the feature VOLUNTEERS. Ken has also been the radio/TV play-by-play voice of the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres.
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