Sunday, July 12, 2009

Mad Dog Goes Gonzo

By now you may have heard that Chris "Mad Dog" Russo of "Mike and the Mad Dog" fame had a bit of a meltdown on his Sirius radio show "Unleashed" which is not doing so well in the ratings.

Russo spends nearly ten minutes railing against seemingly every co-worker he has saying that he needs a mulligan because he has "put together a staff that is incompetent" and that they have no talent. He refers to his staff as the Washington Generals and then basically fires people on the air saying they've been "eliminated." He then goes into some pledge to his listeners about how he'll search far and wide for hosts who know sports and can talk logically about the 1941 All-Star game...because I've been absolutely jonesing for talk about 1941 baseball.

Listen to as much as you can (I only made it to five minutes before I wanted to punch myself in the face.)

Now that you've listened/turned him off, tell me if Mad Dog's pacing doesn't sound like Johnny Depp's portrayal of Hunter S. Thompson in the movie Fear and Loathing is Las Vegas. Now all Mad Dog has to do is create a sartorial style that includes Hawaiian shirts and sunglasses. I bet Hunter S. Thompson could speak logically about the 1941 All-Star game....well, his logic.

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