Your's truly might be on NPR. More details as they become available.
Okay, not that it is any of my business, but I have to ask: given that you are here "anonymously" under a nom de plume, how in heck will we know it is you???Budgie said:Your's truly might be on NPR. More details as they become available.
National Public Radio, or as they say on the broadcasts, "National ......... Public ......... Radio."JNL said:What is this NPR you speak of?
Corey Flintoff Unleashes Sonorous, Pleasantly Modulated String Of Obscenities
WASHINGTON, DC—Upon injuring a toe Sunday, Corey Flintoff, newscaster for NPR's All Things Considered, unleashed a string of rich, pleasantly modulated obscenities. "God f***ing dammit," Flintoff warmly intoned after dropping a heavy-duty router on his foot while working in his garage. "Stupid ****ing c******king son of a bitch." Added Flintoff in a lush baritone: "God**** motherf****** s***-for-brains. This is NPR." Next-door neighbor Cheryl Thomas, who overheard the tirade, said Flintoff's delivery was so melodic, she was unaware that he was swearing.
No it doesn't involve the Segway. But if you're familiar with the artistic way they put news stories together, I'll probably be described as,RichmondJake said:Very cool, Budgie. Must have something to do with the Segway?
Budgie, you forgot "MODEST"! 8-!Budgie said:"Mr. Budgie, the stikingly handsome, Segway gliding, Community Development Director of Anytown sits in his office filtering through legal opinions, statutes and maps. Regarding the issue at hand, this modern renasounce (spelling) man calmly and eloquently clarifies the larger communities position.
My point is NPR tries to embellish. OK, I suppose they could say.Gedunker said:Budgie, you forgot "MODEST"! 8-!
Yeah, are they going to pick this up nationally or just the local affilliate station? Bottom line - are many Cyburbians going to have a chance to hear the broadcast?mendelman said:Will this be brodcast nationally or only on your local NPR affliate?
Yes, I have always wanted to assume my 'Bullwinkle' persona during a zoning board meeting, but have successfully fought the urge so far. Imagine the following exchange:Budgie said:I like it.
I've been a guest on a call in show about 4 times. It's alot of fun, but I don't believe the NPR bit will be interactive. Sorry !!!!! NOT !!!!Rumpy Tunanator said:Will there be a call in session so I can asked this Budgie some questions pertaining to his leadership and performance at his local "AA" chapter?
Dew it to the extreme!!!!!!!!!! Sikeeeee (sp?)!!!!!!!Budgie said:I've been a guest on a call in show about 4 times. It's alot of fun, but I don't believe the NPR bit will be interactive. Sorry !!!!! NOT !!!!
DING, DING, DING, DING .... We have a winner. But there are some additional wrinkles concerning the testing of state statutes regarding the "selling of obscenity" and what constitutes "community standards". What's really funny about this whole thing is I'll probably sound like a prude, but we all know better. Sometimes it's hard to be apolitical. My proposed ordinance was unanimously made more stringent my the Planning Commission and I think that the City Commission will push the envelope on what is a "substantial or significant" portion of a business to be regulated as an SOB. In short, in defining what is an adult retail business, the City Commission is looking at making the threshold 5 times more restrictive than the strictest jurisdiction I've found, which was Dodge City, Kansas, which defines adult retail uses by a 10% display floor area devoted to adult materials (among other measures). I've dealt with this issue at my most recent previous public position. And I survived the media hype there. Now round two is making nationwide news. Our community has already been in the USA Today and on one of the prime time news shows. Now NPR. I've had jurisdictions and researchers from 4 states call me this past month and I bet there'll be another surge in mid-April. Happy, happy, joy, joy.Dan said:Does this have anything to do with the trend of adult bookstores, body rub spas, and other SOBs into rural areas by Interstate exits?