Monday, January 21, 2008
OFF Q: THE UNRATED (AND COMPLETELY UNSOLICITED) REVIEW
This Friday I made a point to watch the WQED current events show Off Q and as promised, this is my breviloquent review:
Chris Moore: Who's your daddy?
"Mean" Bill Green: Oh for FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, IT TAKES MORE MUSCLES TO FROWN THAN SMILE!
Heather Heidelbaugh: SEE ABOVE!
Valerie "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" McDonald: I wish you ran for mayor of Pittsburgh. But you're destined for the big time, baby.
John McIntire: What's not to love? You looked like you just rolled out of bed. When Moore said, "You've lost more jobs than anyone on this show," in reference your "economy" talking point, I laughed, I cried, I took another swig of Crown Royal. I also loved your screed against marriage.
I got the Chauncey Gardner reference (Peter Sellers was brilliant in Being There.) It warms my heart that you finally are willing to admit the middle class is going the way of the dinosaur, but your stance on the drink tax still sucks.
And finally, with all due respect, to the lovely Betsy Benson, editor of Pittsburgh Magazine, whom I have nothing personal against -- when you made your pitch for the magazine -- I wish you were allowed to speak the truth -- it's not for people who love their city a little more -- it's for people who have a little more money to love their city.
When we find a formula to measure love, that's the day we stop being human.