Linguist, lexicographer, writer, editor, broadcaster


Line to keep using in analysis and critiques: “Man’s attempt to be God-like.” New York City radio cycles, recycles, spins, turns, spews. Four thousand morning talk shows, eight thousand funnymen, four thousand sidekicks. Steal jokes off Internet. Who notices? Shoot jukebox record changer. Spit on his kids. Top of the top forty bad ideas of all time. Ads expensive. Why? They work? Dunno. Don’t think so. Don’t buy it. Don’t listen. But these, yes: WCKR. WNYE. WNYC, minus pledge weeks. Pledge weeks plaintive, pitiful, strident, grating. Mother yelling, bitching, nagging.

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Grant Barrett