1) What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you as a result of procrastinating? I can’t think of anything serious. What comes to mind is the story of my Starlog magazines. The magazine started publishing in the late ’70s. I collected every issue for years. Many (including the first) were worth a great deal of money. I thought that if I held on to them all (monthly published, 170 issues) they’d be worth even more. But, I waited until after the magazine stopped publishing to try and sell them. Which really meant that they had jumped the shark.
When I met Kathy, she decided to help me sell them. First it was Craig’s list. I was offered over $400 for them, but we just weren’t sure if we were being scammed. Kathy threw a wicked tag sale this weekend and we planned to sell them, but I changed my mind. I really wanted to sell them as a set to someone who’d appreciate the collection. Kathy put up another ad on Craig’s list. I wanted $100 or I was just going to keep them.
Someone called Kathy and offered $50. Kathy explained the price was firm. The next day he called back Kathy and asked to speak to me. He explained that his 10 year old son loved all things Star Wars and Star Trek. But, his son hated to read. He thought if he bought the collection, his son would read them. He countered with a $75 offer. I had to accept. The man showed up with his son about thirty minutes later. I told him that if he had buyer’s remorse, he could return them next week. I guess I knew I’d miss the collection. He smiled and said that it would not happen. His son smiled and off the collection went. I wound up with $75, the collection is still together and I know his son will love them almost as much as I did.
Why planes are always late.
2) Are you a member of the Mile High Club?Nope. I know, the shame!!3) What’s worse, extremely cold weather or extremely hot weather?For me it’s cold. But, both are lousy. I spend the day going in and out of my car while driving. Extreme cold can make driving dangerous. Extreme hot, and going into an air-conditioned car is like jumping in a pool, and it’s never risky.4) Show and Tell. What comes to mind first when you see this picture? Or, tell a story if it reminds you of one.
My take: A butterfly is just a moth with a better wardobe.
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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.
If you’re here for a laugh, we hope you enjoy your visit. If you’re here because of a cosmic accident where all of the web except this blog has gone, then we simply apologize. To learn more about WTIT visit WTIT.net. (View my