Michael 'Wanna Be Just Like Rush' Berry

Michael 'Wanna Be Just Like Rush' Berry
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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

I Wanna Be A Country Boy; Yee Haw...

By P.J. Jackson

Michael Berry, I don’t know where to start. You have been a very bad boy, running out of advertisers and talking about those damn gun shops.

You try to play yourself off like some Texas hillbilly, but we know better; don’t we Mike. Do you think your diehard listeners know you went to the University of Nottingham in England? I am willing to bet that 90 percent don’t, nor do they even have a clue where Nottingham is; most probably think it was some attraction at the renaissance festival.

You have your listeners snowed, all that country music you play and pretend to love; what a joke. You’re about as country as Woody Allen, and not nearly as smart.

I hope you have a plan B; you’re going to need it. This radio gig ain't lasting much longer, all these sponsors are running for cover. You can thank your buddy Limbaugh for that, maybe you can strike a deal with Sirius radio; that’s where Rush is headed.

I came across these smart ass rules for life, and I thought of you Mike. I can hear the hate in your voice every day, and it makes me sick.

So I would guess these are the rules you probably live by.

 Michael Berry's (Smart-Ass) INSTRUCTIONS FOR LIFE

Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. (Especially when giving them grief.)

Memorize your favorite poem. (Teach foreigners the theme song to your favorite TV show and tell them it's a traditional American folk song about a fabled three hour tour.)

Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want. (But all-you-can-eat is okay.)

When you say, "I love you", mean it. (...mean it as "I need regular sex and someone to listen to my problems at all hours of the night, and occasionally bail me out of jail, so you'll do until someone better comes along.")

When you say, "I'm sorry", look the person in the eye. (People will believe _anything_ if you look them in the eye.)

Be engaged at least six months before you get married. (Heck, be engaged at least six _times_ before you get married.)

Believe in love at first sight. (Believe in leprechauns, for that matter.)

Never laugh at anyone's dreams(, unless they're, like, really, really stupid dreams).

Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely(, unless it kills you).

In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling(, you dickweed).

Don't judge people by their relatives. (But would you eat at a delicatessen run by Dennis Dahmer?)

Talk slow but think quick. (Shoot first and ask questions later.)

When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, "Why do you want to know?" (But would Kenneth Starr accept it?)

Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk(, and you'll probably lose.)

Call your mom. (Conduct a seance if necessary.)

Say "bless you" when you hear someone sneeze. (They are infested with demons that must be banished.)

When you lose, don't lose the lesson. (And the lesson is: "Vengeance!")

Remember the three R's: (Rock 'n' roll radio?) Respect for self; Respect for others; Responsibility for all your actions. (and remember that Revenge is the fourth R.)

Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship(, unless it's about something important, like money or sex or who's right).

When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it. (Unless no one knows that you're responsible for it; then it's probably best to lie low and wait for it to blow over.)

Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice(, and then he'll think to himself "Aha. Here's a sucker who will buy my insurance/magazine/siding/religion.")

Marry a man/woman you love to talk to(, although technically it's illegal to marry a man/woman here in Virginia.) As you get older, his/her conversational skills will be as important as any other(, and you can always get a younger mistress for the non-talking parts.)

Spend some time alone. (Your friends will appreciate it.)

Open your arms to change(, and your palms to spare change), but don't let go of your values.

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer(, especially if the question is "Any volunteers?")

Read more books and watch less TV(, or compromise and read more TV Guide).

Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll get to enjoy it a second time. (But you'll probably have a better retirement fund if you live a bad, dishonorable life.)

Trust in God but lock your car. (Although God could probably get into your car if He really wanted to.)

A loving atmosphere in your home is so important. Do all you can to create a tranquil harmonious home. (Kill your family if they don't cooperate.)

In disagreements with loved ones, deal with the current situation. Don't bring up the past(, like you did last spring, and don't you dare deny it. Maybe you don't remember how you're always bringing up the past, but I do!)

Read between the lines.

(31.5. For example, read this.)

Share your knowledge. (Pontificate every chance you get. Stop strangers to give them helpful grooming advice.) It's a way to achieve immortality(, at least until they perfect cloning).

Be gentle with the earth. (Oh come on. The Earth is old enough to take care of herself.)

Pray. There's immeasurable power in it. (But every now and then God gets a little tired of people always pestering Him for things -- especially when He's just rented a video and settled down with a bucket of popcorn -- so He'll fling a meteor at the next whiner who bothers Him.)

Never interrupt when you are being flattered. (For example, if your boss comes up to you and says, "Larry, this is an _excellent_ report that you wrote. I'm putting you on the top of the list for the next promotion", don't interrupt to point out that Bob wrote it.)

Mind your own business. (But the president's sex life _is_ my business.)

Don't trust a man/woman who doesn't close his/her eyes when you kiss them. (It's called cringing. They always do it with me.)

Once a year, go someplace you've never been before(, like school).

If you make a lot of money, put it to use helping others while you are living. That is wealth's greatest satisfaction. (Well, that and all the stuff you can buy.)

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck. (When I was four years old, I wanted panda fur and scales down my back like a stegosaurus. I still do.)

Learn the rules then break some. (Start simple. Begin by breaking the Infield Fly Rule and work your way up to breaking the Second Law of Thermodynamics.)

Remember that the best relationship is one where your love for each other is greater than your need for each other. (For example, I love money more than I actually need it.)

Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it. (Keep a balance book with two columns: "gains"/"losses")

Remember that your character is your destiny. (Uh-oh.)

Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon(, but if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen -- or else sweat heavily and use potholders).

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Michael Berry: Where Are My Advertisers Going ?

By P.J. Jackson

Dear Michael,

I was listening to the show on Friday, and you seemed kind of down; and there was sure a lot of your regular advertisers M.I.A.

I know living your life must be tough these days, with a full assault on conservative wing nuts like yourself. I know somewhere, when your alone and no one else is around you must think; “How did I become this awful man” “Why is my mind and heart so full of hate.”

You see Mike, because your party (GOP) has dumbed America so much and more over your listeners (Limbaugh’s Too) they think that since more people seem to be listening to your show you have to be doing just fine.

Well Mike, we both know that’s not the case. Like Rush, advertisers have had enough of the hate train. You can have all the listeners in the world, but if the advertising dollars are not there, well we all know what happens then.

Limbaugh fools his audience, as do you. You lead them to believe that the show is doing so well, when in fact advertisers are dropping like flies and not ever coming back.

You Mike, have been in radio long enough to know advertisers drive the machine and without them no matter how many people chose to listen to your show or Limbaugh’s, there will have to be changes made.

Sorry Friday was such a crappy day Mike; don’t look for the first week of April to be any better.

I know you must remember the great Molly Ivins; she was a close friend of the family. So you must know that when you got on Molly’s bad side, you were there to stay. W. knew that very well, so did Perry.

So Mike, you and Perry are on my naughty list, and your there to stay.