Thursday, November 15, 2007

Post # 491 -OR- KHWL On the Air

You are listening to KHWL on the Blogger dial and the time is eighteen minutes after the hour here at the Lemming House. The weather is just wonderfully cool with a slight hint of a breeze blowing from the air vent here in my office and we are just relaxing and being generally cooler than an ice cube wearing a leather jacket while riding a motorcycle one handed. In fact, we are so totally cool and relaxed right now that I think it is time to be brave and actually take a call.

Hello, KHWL, thanks for calling. You are on the air.

Hi, is this KHWL?

Yes and you are on the air. What can I do for you?

Am I on the air?

Yes, this is why I answered the phone with “Hello, KHWL, thanks for calling. You are on the air.”

Cool. So, hi Kanrei. I’m a long time listener, first time caller.

Great. Happy to hear that. What can I do for you?

Yeah, um, I read somewhere that you were having some problems coming up with ideas for your blog.

Yes, that is true. It was yesterday’s show actually that I was commenting on the fact that I am running out of original ideas for this blog. Even this post today is really just a pathetic paraphrasing of an idea someone else had a long time ago.

Yea, they say there are no original ideas left in the world. I read somewhere once that there are really only seven real plots to a story. Every tale ever told is simply a variation on one of those seven original themes.

This is true, but it is also boring; to me and more than likely to my readers, so please, what is your purpose with this call?

Damn, Kanrei can be a bit of a dick sometimes, can’t you?

My mother told me to find something I was good at and to be the best. I chose being a dick, so please, the purpose of this call?

Well, I was just thinking that you could solicit your readers for ideas of things to rant and rave about. Ya know, maybe perform a public service by getting all worked up and bothered over things other people wish they could, but really deeply honestly just don’t care.

Is this really your idea or did you just happen to see this as VE’s comment to my post yesterday?


Despite this caller’s pathetic attempt to pass of someone else’s idea as their own, this is a very good idea actually and I am opening the KHWL lines, clearing all the lines, so you can post suggestions for Kanrei’s Rant. Depending on how well it goes, this could become something regular…well, as regular as a blocked colon.

We hope to premiere a new rant this Sunday night if suggestions create the right spark. Political and pop culture rant ideas are always appreciated, but please feel free to challenge me. I can rant on anything, whether I agree with it or not. I just like to rant; rave not so much.

You are listening to KHWL and the time is forty minutes after the hour.


ThatGreenyFlower said...


Ok, how about this: I thought monopolies were not legal. So what the heck is up with AT&T and all of the other mega-corporation monopolies driving out all forms of competition?

Kanrei said...

Ranting about the phone company seems so.....Seinfeld. It is a good start, but I need something with a bit more teeth.

By the way, KHWL= Kanrei Home for Wayward Lemmings....KHWL =D

Thanks for calling and please keep listening here at KHWL on the Blogger dial. Next caller, you are on the air.

ThatGreenyFlower said...

You don't think that the idea of one mega-corporation controlling the whole country's consumer supply/demand balance has TEETH? Really?

Seinfeld's ass.

joanie78 said...

How about the fact that no one mentions that all the Illegals coming across the border are bringing all kinds of deseases that have not been seen in USA for decades and are reappearing...seriously. All immigrants, before, entering the USA had to be examined and I can not believe that this fact has not been mentioned......good idea

VE said...

I'd like a rant about political correctness please...

Kanrei said...

I will do some research on it this weekend. It is in the running for Sunday's rant. I think I could rant about Clear Channel and that might work.

It is hard to do immigration without having racist overtones. I am uncomfortable writing something that could so easily be misunderstood in that way.

That is a good idea. I think I could even combine this one with Flower's idea.

The Clear Channel Rant is starting to look like a winner. Good idea FLower!

Serena Joy said...

please feel free to challenge me. I can rant on anything, whether I agree with it or not. I just like to rant; rave not so much.

Hello, KHWL? Dare I suggest a rant on the topic of ... OJ, the Teflon Butcher?

Kanrei said...

Hello caller,
OJ is a tough one for me because I find him being set up right now. I have been listening to CourtTV lately and this current case stinks. I say, let the man be forgotten. Ignoring the famous is the worst punishment one can inflict upon him. Above all else, think about the fake Rolex story.

Joanie78 said...

do you mind if I rant and rave then. There was a time when people, immigrating to the great USA, would first have to have an examination to be sure that no diseases entered this country. Because of this we became one of the healthiest nations in the world. Now we are hearing about diseases that have not been heard of in the USA in decades. Why is this not being addressed?

Serena Joy said...

Okay, scratch OJ. How about -- the ever-rising price of gas?