I’ve only met one person from Russia in my life. Actually, I think he was from Ukraine or somewhere Eastern European but for this instance its close enough. He was one of the weirdest human beings I have ever met in my life. He gave me a business card as he introduced himself. It wasn’t from his job, it was just a card he had made on one of those “10,000 cards for 3 bucks” websites. It was his card- I can’t remember exactly what it said but I held onto it for years because it was so funny. It was even funnier because this dude was one-hundred-percent-serious. It said something along the lines of “Liver of Life and lover of women” with his name and phone number on it on top of a photo of a glass of red wine. What a psycho, right? He was almost an albino with fine, almost white hair. He looked like a little naked mole rat. He spoke English well but spoke like he was part of the monarchy, it was highborn British English like he was over-the-top auditioning for a school play putting on a Shakespeare production.
That can’t be what normal Russians are like. I would never want to go to Russia in a million years, it looks like it sucks, sorry. They’re famous for their auto insurance scams where people try to get hit for the insurance money and it has become such a big business that everyone has a dash-cam to prove their innocence. Sure, it’s entertaining for the internet but holy-moly, what a risk. Is potential death worth it for a few hundred bucks? In Russia, maybe…
We’re all talking about the Russians now. They stand accused as being the biggest troll country in the world that use the internet and unsuspecting citizens of the US to carry out their agenda which appears to be to disrupt and get us to fight with each other. From Facebook posts that I’ve seen, it appears to be working like gangbusters.
The other threat, of course, is a Nuclear Holocaust with the nation and mutually assured destruction of the world. “The Russian president presented a video animation suggesting Florida – home of the US military’s central command – is a nuclear target” was the by-line in the Guardian last week with a picture of King Vlad next to St. Pete’s own Grey Fox and sultry bearded Mayor Rick Krisman flanking him to the left. Me—owwwwwww. “We trust the inclusion of our region in that video was simply random,” he said of the video. One thing is for sure- if it goes down, it will be swift and painless for us over in Tampa Bay.
This week on the podcast my pal and radio mentor Johnny B stops by. We talk about the current condition of comedy, the radio business and our love for those things. See when Johnny B is performing stand-up comedy in the area at this website HERE and tune into The Johnny B Show on 102.5 The Bone every weeknight at 10PM.