TCA (my initials)

May 31, 2007

my demographic, baby

Filed under: Doodling — TCA @ 10:55 pm

This is part two of take Harry to lunch.

“People try to put us down…”

Be kind to baby boomers. Boomers are the only demographic that still actually pays for music CDs. Fleecing us of our “mad money” could buy the Entertainment Industry some time to figure out what to do about file sharing and other acts of 21st century youthful rebellion.

Harry Shearer is the only radio personality alive in the U.S. with at least as much political savvy as Don Imus. At age 63, he’s a lot healthier than Imus.

Here are some showbiz people who could conceivably hang with Harry Shearer on the air as his crew or occasional guests. His posse rivals Howard Stern’s.

David L. Lander and Michael McKean are best known to the world as Lenny and Squiggy on the hugely popular “Laverne and Shirley” 1970s TV series.

Michael McKean (Lenny) “was the oldest man to join the cast” of NBC’s Saturday Night Live at age 46. He was David St. Hubbins in “This is Spinal Tap.” Shearer was Derek Smalls.

David L. Lander (Squiggy) currently “holds the position of Associate Scout for the Seattle Mariners. In the past, David has scouted for the Anaheim Angels.”

Christopher Guest was Nigel Tufnel in Spinal Tap. He’s another Saturday Night Live alum. He has directed, written and appeared in sophisticated comedy films starring SCTV refugees Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy and Martin Short–and Fred Willard, who is not an SCTV refugee but sometimes appears in skits on NBC’s Tonight Show.

Harry Shearer is entertaining and enlightening.

Can’t get enough “Scarborough Country”? Wake up with Joe Scarborough all this week on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” from 6 to 9 a.m. ET.

Scarborough went to Congress as a foot soldier of Newt Gingrich in January 1995. Joe’s biggest brag is that his primetime MSNBC show beat CNN’s even more repulsive Glenn Beck in the ratings last week.

Glenn Beck’s biggest brag is that he–like President Bush and Don Imus–successfully completed rehab. There’s an aspect of unspoken emotional blackmail here. “If you fire me, I’ll fall off the wagon–and it will be your fault.” Something like that.


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