Every Saturday WTIT: The Blog brings you a meme called Saturday 9. It’s not to say that this is a bright idea, but it is what we do. A woman named Crazy Sam started this meme because a prior popular Saturday meme specialist Lola had retired. So, Sam contacted all Lola’s participants and invited us to participate in her meme. The biggest difference is that Sam enjoys our participation. All of Sam’s questions and writing are in bold.
1. What is the last “white” lie that you told? I told my date that her thimble collection was fascinating. It was on the wall on her stairs. We were on the way to her bedroom. I would have told her the phone book was fascinating if it kept us moving toward the bedroom.
2. Can you forgive a liar? I think you have to. I mean, everyone lies. It is a good thing that nobody listens.
3. Do you tend to exaggerate or underestimate? I would say that I tend to embellish. Most stories of our meaningless existence tend to be boring. So if I were to write, “Last night I spent some time with my neighbor’s wife”, it would be not a great tale. I mean you know I’ve been boinking her for a couple of years. But if I added that the French twins joined us, the embellishment makes the story a damn bit more interesting.
4. Do you hold a grudge? Only with my neighbor. I mean at this point, he’s caught me with his wife enough to know that it’s not all my fault. Of course, her yelling each time “I thought it was you Hubby!” tends to put the focus on me. Man, can that asshole yell. 5. What’s the biggest lie you’ve ever told? I’d have to say it is “I’ll love you forever”. I mean between marriages and relationships, I’ve been with hundreds of women. Yet I still live alone. Of course, learning that nothing is forever is something that age and experience brings.
6. Are there times that you feel that it is okay to lie? Yes, if it gets you laid. I’ve heard that “there are no lies in love or war” or something like that.
7. Did you ever end a relationship because of lies? Oh yes. Not her lies, but mine are whoppers. I always say, “That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.” I mean why would a woman not believe me over her own eyes? Some women, geez.
8. Do you think you can tell when someone is lying to you? I don’t pay enough attention to what anybody says. I generally assume that people are lying. I am seldom wrong.
9. Have you been caught lying? When women start throwing vases (or in one case thimbles) at you, you gotta know you’ve been caught. The talent is in ducking from the objects while you think up a big enough lie to cover up the one you got caught with. As you can tell, I’m very gifted in this way.
After a radio, nightclub and television career of over 25 years, I still write and perform comedy with essentially the same group of guys that I started with over 45 years ago. We began as WTIT: Tape Radio and have kept the moniker ever since. What WTIT is, however, a journal of a group of friends done in a radio morning show format playing the music of the era. We have every recording. We interviewed our girlfriends before “The Prom” or whatever. We shared growing up, getting married and having kids on WTIT. Later it was stories of divorces, new wives or girlfriends and grandchildren.
Just like with any group of friends, people came and left over the years. More than 50 gentlemen have sat around our big round table in what is now a state of the art digital recording studio. We still call it “Tape Radio” because we’re old guys who hate change. This comedy blog has won numerous awards and tells part of the story, but exists mostly to comment on life, politics, music and entertainment as it passed by our virtual window. One of our original guys left in 1985. But in 2013 he returned. So our starting five have three of the creators of WTIT.
Shortly after that on our http://facebook.com/WTITRADIO page we announced when our next recording night would be. Another of the original five had come back to join in. Galloping Gary, our brother, returned (since 1982) to record. The "Galloping Gary Garage Show" returned to WTIT in 2014. So for one special night (the first since 1973), four of the founding five were sitting at our table. The sight where all the guys who came after them had sat.
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