Friday, June 26, 2009

Countdown Live Blog: 6/26/09

The Tie: Gold with maroon, white stripes.

Number 5: Who or what killed Michael Jackson? Murder is out of the question, and the coroner's office report in LA will be released in four to six weeks, now reports said he was addicted to Oxy-Contin and was injected with another pain killer drug, Demiral. A security hold is in place with those "to protect and serve", so now, his doctor, Dr. Conrad Murphy from Las Vegas who was a cardiologist, wanted to have continued CPR. And even the 911 calls become more skeptical, and the LAPD wants to talk to Dr. Murray. His lawyer, Brian Oxman, forewarned them in advance, and this may have become a case of overdosing. Andrew Blankstein from the Los Angeles Times gives us an update from the Bill Plaske Memorial Around The Horn studio in the newsroom.

In four of five lives of Michael Jackson, tributes came from his childhood home in Gary, Indiana even to Congress, from Hong Kong to the Apollo Theatre, where the Jackson 5ive got their big break at Amateur Night back in 1967, and there were Thriller reenactments everywhere. Deepak Chopra, a good friend of Michael Jckson, joins us to remember his career. We also learned that this was the deepest interview Keith ever did.

Number 4: Who gets Michael Jackson's children now that he has passed away? Even Lisa Marie Presley shuddere to see The King of Pop go down the same path as his father. His estate is now theirs, but which parents will retain the kids? Diane Dimond joins us to look into the whole mess.

Oddball: Richard III, the Adolph Bush XLIII of his era, took the throne on this day a long time ago. In Zambia, there was a news conference and a monkey did number one on the President. In North Carolina, a five-legged chiauaua. Yo quiero extra leg.

Best Persons: 3 - Michael Kruse dialed 9-1-1 to get a police escort to a rap concert. 2 - Tazmania's crop circles are made by stoned wallabes. 1 - Rep. Michele Bachman (R-MN DWARF STAR PLUTO) is pulling the 1940's roundup of Japanese-Americans, and wants to know our phone numbers as illegal ailens.

Musical Segue: "Fly" by Sugar Ray.

Number 3: And in other news... You think we have forgotten the affairs of one Gov. Mark Sanford (R-SC)? Nope. Today he apologized to his cabinet, his wife warned hiom not to go to Argentina ("Oh, those Argentinians can be very tricky inded" that school teacher from You Can't Do That on Television once said.) Mrs. Sanford agreed to stop when she warned him about the affair. Brazil, si. Argentina? No. Paid for by the State of South Carolina. Now it's time for him to call it a career...and all members of the state Good Oldboysandgirls Party. Meanwhile, Comedian Boss imbaugh blames Obama for that. Et tu, Rush? Jonathon Alter, why is this big now?

Number 2 (Worst Persons in the World)

Bronze - Rep. Cynthia Davis (R-MO 16th District) who chairs that state's childrens affairs committee, is now being threatened with being removed from that position. Now we learn she steals food from state affairs for her kids.
Silver - Morton Kondracke thinks that the Sanford mess is a positive...for the Republicans.
Gold - Coultergeist is back from the shadows saying she is opposed to killing people in public they don't like. You are a member of the public...oh, why do I even bother?

Number 1: Can you name the front runner for the 2012 Republican nomination for President of the United States of America. You know, the job currently held by Barack Obama? Bobby Jindal had his chance, but came off like Kenneth the Page from 30 Rock; we all know about Tina Fey's Evil Twin Sister; Gov. Sanford had his chance, but went Down Argentine Way; Sen. Jon Ensign (NV) went to Vegas and what happened that didn't stay there; and Newt Gingrich is suddenly a moron after all these years from his "Contract(ion) with America"; and now it's like Real Housewives of New Joisey all of the sudden. Is it because Willard Mitt Romney the clubhouse leader?

Have a great weekend; I'll visit on Monday. And now in HD where available...


  1. I'm digging the new background colors. Nice color combo!

    /Not an attempt to suck up to you after giving Keith, what was in my view, a well-deserved bashing from a hurt and insulted fan (i.e. me) after things went too far once again last night.

    And indeed, RIP Michael Jackson.

  2. I also like the new background colors, JC. I miss the picture of Hannity though at the Bunny Ranch.

  3. It was a strip club IIRC, maybe it wasn't the Bunny Ranch, though...I'll double check. And Justin, when I saw Keith at 7:15 PM last night, I could only do so much.

  4. @JC, it was at the Bunny Ranch. Dennis Hof, the owner, was in that picture with him.

  5. Not sure what you're talking about.....if it's the post, that had absolutely nothing to do with you or this blog. That was me being fed up with Keith over numberous things and letting it all out. The interview with Orth on MJ's death was the breaking point for me (although I nearly did it after the Garofalo interview). The Orth interview was around 8:50, not 7:15.

    If it's the new colors and the new sub-text, then yep, we can only do so much and those are good colors to remember The King Of Pop by.

    And having done a quick Google image search of "bunny ranch", I do believe that is where that picture of Hannity was taken. And that was a great picture of him as well. ;-)