WBFO and BRO: Suckholes, Sandbagging and a Threat
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Newell and I did our bit at the WBFO studios with Mark Scott again last week. Mark, being a news director, was pretty hot on having us talk about the race for Erie County Executive while we were there.
Though we'd hosted a podcast in our studios with both Collins and Keane, we weren't so eager to make an endorsement and told our friend Mark so. You could see he wasn't buying it. The soundbooth was tense.
Then we started talking and -wham!- there it was. Not only did Mark ask about the race, but he brought up an incident that could have been damning to Collins. This is where radio comes in handy. Newell's eyes got really big, which of course, you can't hear in the broadcast. I had the only working cough button, but alas, the words were out. We did our best to recover. Then, just when the heat of the county executive discussion was past, I said it: Suckhole.
I was aiming for "sinkhole" in our discussion about the drain our top-heavy government takes on the local economy...but that's not what came out. Mark cut the poorly-chosen word and the subsequent laughter from the five minute piece that aired on WBFO, but it rears it's ugly head here in the full podcast. Hear me writhe.
Aside from reluctantly taking about the race and discussing the new issue of Buffalo Rising Magazine, we talked about Al Coppola's threat about tearing down his little white house, as reported by Bill Zimmerman.
We love visiting WBFO and spending time with Mark, though we wonder sometimes if we're not better with the edit function the internet and print provides us. Still, we'll keep coming at you every Monday morning from WBFO and we welcome reader suggestions for topics prior to our Friday tapings.