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Re: Hot Fudge Overheard

Postby The Conscience » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:39 pm

frank - up in grand blanc wrote:That young girl will do fine thanks to aforementioned connections. No question that there are lots of young dreamers waiting in the wings for the gig, but having a powerhouse of a network is just the thing for jumpstarting or saving a career.

I once worked for a guy who without warning would announce that our new summer intern was scheduled to begin tomorrow or yesterday or something. Invariably these were the home-from-school-for-the-summer undergrad students of his country club buddies and so some poor sap or saps would have to dream up tasks and otherwise keep junior occupied for two or three months. And so an uninspired child of privilege would get (a) good income, (b) practical experience, and (c) the beginnings of their own professional network and resume, meaning that life was good for these undeserving brats unless you consider that the possibility that they'd have rather spent the summer at the club's pool or getting high in the basement of dad's Grosse Pointe pad.

Agency life isn't the cat's ass, but it can be entertaining as well as lucrative as hell, so getting pushed into a plum opportunity really does represent a leg up as well as an end-run around what is normally two or three years of knocking on doors and carrying water.

I don't personally know Podell's daughter so maybe she's hardworking and talented in her own right, but when I hear of her I think of those fucking kids shoehorned into what can be a very, very good life, and then I think of the guys in the warehouse or on cube row who likely had talent but not the juice to cut into the front of the line.


I used to resent the legacy babies who got big breaks or were endlessly coddled in the workplace, all because of their connected lineage. Now that many moons have passed, I mostly shrug off their privileged existence as another "it is what it is" situation. Much of how professional life works out is a big roll of the dice, and while I've hit the brick wall before, I've also caught lucky breaks along the way as well. Sometimes the bear bites you; sometimes you bite the bear.

At most channels, if on-air talent were to drop the F bomb live, they'd be canned immediately. No second chances- no opportunity to explain- just a harsh termination letter referencing how the FCC license is now in jeopardy thanks to their reckless and gross disregard of station policy. Remember AJ Clemente, the nervous guy in North Dakota who muttered a few bad words under his breath on his first (and last) day? He was suspended by lunchtime and fired before dinner.

I don't see that happening here, but if it did, she could join Mike Clark and Mike Wolters as they swear like sailors on their podcasts and lament about not landing paying jobs after the WRIF gig ended.
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Re: Hot Fudge Overheard

Postby Andy » Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:21 am

The Conscience wrote:
I don't see that happening here, but if it did, she could join Mike Clark and Mike Wolters as they swear like sailors on their podcasts and lament about not landing paying jobs after the WRIF gig ended.


I was wondering how that was going. I haven't had the motivation to download their podcast.
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Re: Hot Fudge Overheard

Postby D-Day » Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:02 pm

The Conscience wrote:
frank - up in grand blanc wrote:That young girl will do fine thanks to aforementioned connections. No question that there are lots of young dreamers waiting in the wings for the gig, but having a powerhouse of a network is just the thing for jumpstarting or saving a career.

I once worked for a guy who without warning would announce that our new summer intern was scheduled to begin tomorrow or yesterday or something. Invariably these were the home-from-school-for-the-summer undergrad students of his country club buddies and so some poor sap or saps would have to dream up tasks and otherwise keep junior occupied for two or three months. And so an uninspired child of privilege would get (a) good income, (b) practical experience, and (c) the beginnings of their own professional network and resume, meaning that life was good for these undeserving brats unless you consider that the possibility that they'd have rather spent the summer at the club's pool or getting high in the basement of dad's Grosse Pointe pad.

Agency life isn't the cat's ass, but it can be entertaining as well as lucrative as hell, so getting pushed into a plum opportunity really does represent a leg up as well as an end-run around what is normally two or three years of knocking on doors and carrying water.

I don't personally know Podell's daughter so maybe she's hardworking and talented in her own right, but when I hear of her I think of those fucking kids shoehorned into what can be a very, very good life, and then I think of the guys in the warehouse or on cube row who likely had talent but not the juice to cut into the front of the line.


I used to resent the legacy babies who got big breaks or were endlessly coddled in the workplace, all because of their connected lineage. Now that many moons have passed, I mostly shrug off their privileged existence as another "it is what it is" situation. Much of how professional life works out is a big roll of the dice, and while I've hit the brick wall before, I've also caught lucky breaks along the way as well. Sometimes the bear bites you; sometimes you bite the bear.

At most channels, if on-air talent were to drop the F bomb live, they'd be canned immediately. No second chances- no opportunity to explain- just a harsh termination letter referencing how the FCC license is now in jeopardy thanks to their reckless and gross disregard of station policy. Remember AJ Clemente, the nervous guy in North Dakota who muttered a few bad words under his breath on his first (and last) day? He was suspended by lunchtime and fired before dinner.

I don't see that happening here, but if it did, she could join Mike Clark and Mike Wolters as they swear like sailors on their podcasts and lament about not landing paying jobs after the WRIF gig ended.


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Re: Hot Fudge Overheard

Postby guest » Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:24 pm

Had a late lunch at Andrew's yesterday. The owner/manager was telling his guy to put the plow away, "I don't think we have to worry about snow for a few days." Forward to today, I'm hearing thunder and when I eventually look up I see snow coming down in near whiteout quantities, but I'm not worried.
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Re: Hot Fudge Overheard

Postby Sterile Whites 48313 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:06 am

guest wrote: I'm hearing thunder and when I eventually look up I see snow coming down in near whiteout quantities, but I'm not worried.


I blame ldodger...
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Re: Hot Fudge Overheard

Postby The Beav » Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:17 pm

Sterile Whites 48313 wrote:
guest wrote: I'm hearing thunder and when I eventually look up I see snow coming down in near whiteout quantities, but I'm not worried.


I blame ldodger...


Header material there. Calls back to, "It's Davecat's fault."
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Re: Hot Fudge Overheard

Postby Roquefort Robert » Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:48 pm

Sterile Whites 48313 wrote:
guest wrote: I'm hearing thunder and when I eventually look up I see snow coming down in near whiteout quantities, but I'm not worried.


I blame ldodger...

I think everyone that's friends with her on FB blames her.
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Re: Hot Fudge Overheard

Postby Sterile Whites 48313 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:40 pm

Roquefort Robert wrote:
Sterile Whites 48313 wrote:
guest wrote: I'm hearing thunder and when I eventually look up I see snow coming down in near whiteout quantities, but I'm not worried.


I blame ldodger...

I think everyone that's friends with her on FB blames her.


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Re: Hot Fudge Overheard

Postby Amadeus » Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:31 am

Sterile Whites 48313 wrote:
Roquefort Robert wrote:
Sterile Whites 48313 wrote:
guest wrote: I'm hearing thunder and when I eventually look up I see snow coming down in near whiteout quantities, but I'm not worried.


I blame ldodger...

I think everyone that's friends with her on FB blames her.


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Re: Hot Fudge Overheard

Postby ldodger » Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:23 am

It's winter in Michigan--put on your big boy shorts and deal with it. ;-)

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Re: Hot Fudge Overheard

Postby Sterile Whites 48313 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:23 am

ldodger wrote:It's winter in Michigan--put on your big boy shorts and deal with it. ;-)

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Re: Hot Fudge Overheard

Postby The Beav » Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:46 pm

Aside from NASCAR, baseball is my favorite sport.


This is going to be a long game.
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Re: Hot Fudge Overheard

Postby Roquefort Robert » Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:20 pm

The Beav wrote:
Aside from NASCAR, baseball is my favorite sport.


This is going to be a long game.


I'm guessing an Atlanta fan, probably has a mullet, maybe chewing on a piece of straw?
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Re: Hot Fudge Overheard

Postby The Beav » Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:39 am

Roquefort Robert wrote:
The Beav wrote:
Aside from NASCAR, baseball is my favorite sport.


This is going to be a long game.


I'm guessing an Atlanta fan, probably has a mullet, maybe chewing on a piece of straw?


Fat Tigers female fan from downriver. When she started pronouncing the players' names wrong and poo-pooed the warning about line drives coming into the stands ("That wouldn't hurt too much and I could probably catch it with my left hand") we moved.
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Re: Hot Fudge Overheard

Postby RoryKasel » Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:11 pm

Spent the day at annual miner's safety refresher training and at one point when discussing bee stings and EpiPens a guy asked if the needles in them would penetrate snowmobile suits as he is an avid snowmobiler. He was dead serious.

I also ride a snowmobile, but I think I could outrun a bee.

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