Monday, January 05, 2009

Will someone...

...please tell Randi Rhodes that there is no such word as "subsdidized"?

I'm no word Nazi, despite the PhD, but this recurring mispronunciation is driving me bonkers. Especially given the "Radio, only smarter" boast.

And I'm a fan.

8 comments:

DJA said...

Randi Rhodes is unlistenable. I understand this is what a lot of people want in their talk radio, but this is why (apart from a couple of notable exceptions) talk radio sucks so bad across the board.

Andrew Durkin... said...

Hey Darcy:

Rhodes has her flaws, I'll agree (I think they all do, even your "notable exceptions") -- but occasionally her analysis is superior. During the election, for instance, she was one of the few progressive commentators to try and put Obama's "Nice Guy" strategy in some kind of long-term perspective by making the Rope-a-Dope analogy... while many other commentators were all but predicting another Democratic loss because Obama wasn't pushing back hard enough.

She's "not for all tastes" (as Leonard Maltin once diplomatically said about Orson Welles' Kafka film), but she's no cretinous Mike Malloy.

And besides, she's a Zappa fan (she occasionally uses his stuff as bumper music on her show).

Matt said...

Her radio show is okay, but I liked her much better on the Blizzard of Oz album.

Brought to you by the verifying word gadapera.

Andrew Durkin... said...

Ha! How's this --aside from all her other shortcomings, doesn't she even know she's dead?

My wife thinks it's stupid when I exploit the Randy Rhodes /Randi Rhoads pun, but it's good to know that some readers of this blog share my sense of humor!

Anonymous said...

My brother listens to her and told me it's a fake name, 'cause she's an Ozzie fan.

Matt said...

Her real name is Dinah-Moe Humm.

Brought to you by the verifying word gorsasip. Feeling thirsty? Sip on a bottle of GorsaSip.

Anonymous said...

Wikipedia:

Her married name is Randi Robertson; Rhodes is a stage name chosen to honor Ozzy Osbourne's guitar player Randy Rhoads, whom Rhodes describes as "a consummate professional ... but he always practiced. I mean, he practiced eight hours a day. He lived to be the best."

Andrew Durkin... said...

You guys rock.