Sunday, April 29, 2007
Gus Saunders - Boston Kitchen
February 7, 1967 — WNAC Staff Terminated
Nearing the time for the changeover from WNAC to WRKO, this article appeared in
The Boston Traveler, written by Television Editor Eleanor Roberts.
WRKO's granddaddy of a radio headache caused by fans screaming over the loss of Gus Saunders, Roy Leonard and Jim Dixon, Mary Sparks, Fred Gale and Palmer Payne, may be compounded by the possibility of an engineer's strike affecting both WNAC radio and TV.
As for the station's "magnanimous gesture" in offering "booth" jobs to the boys, some of them don't think it's all that altruistic. "Fire us and there's severance pay to consider," one man, who for obvious reasons, prefers to remain anonymous, said. "Put us in a 'booth' and if we get another job elsewhere — they save money."
"It's the cleanest sweep in 23 years even to the request to change the call letters to WRKO," Gus Saunders, who has been with the station since 1944, remarked. "It's ironic, because my Boston Kitchen show was one of their biggest moneymakers."
"We were No. 1 with the women in the ratings, had a waiting list of sponsors and when our cookbook was published, sold 15,000 copies at $1 each in three weeks. But that's show-biz, as they say."
Gus, like the others, will make the switch to TV but it's a far cry from having your own show to being relegated to "booth" work. Loyal fans are rallying to the aid of their favorites, even contacting sponsors, threatening to boycott their products if they continue to advertise on the station. But such gestures seldom accomplish anything.
(end of article)
Thursday, April 26, 2007
From The Chicago Tribune: I added the bold type.
"Despite self-policing initiatives launched by organized medical groups and the drug and device makers to curb the cozy relationship between physicians and industry, 94 percent "or virtually all" physicians have at least one type of relationship with the drug industry, according to a study scheduled to be published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine."
Monday, April 23, 2007
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Cool tip from Gaynor Gritzi of Flickr and Second Life.
Gaynor Gritzi says:Yes, and we're all narcissists in Second Life aren't we?
Simply because of the practicalities that if you want an av in a picture, it's quicker and easier to do it yourself than try to explain to someone else what you want them to do, where you want them to stand etc.
First of all you need to bring up the client menu - if you can't see the words Client and Server at the top of your screen then press CTRL+ALT+D. See them now?
Then go to Client > Character > Slow Motion Animations.
Now whenever you play an animation, it'll be in SloMo - about half speed. It helps if you're trying to catch an action shot - particularly good for taking dancing shots - at least that's what I usually use it for.
The reason why this is a tip for narcissists is that you'll be the only one that can see the SloMo - everybody else will just see you acting normally.
Posted at 6:10pm, 10 April 2007 EDT ( permalink )
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
Comscore, provider of valuable info to some and unprincipled snoop to others, is going public. Forbes.com looks at statements in ComScore's initial S-1 prospectus filing.
"In response to spyware and adware concerns, numerous programs are available, many of which are available for free, that claim to identify and remove spyware and adware from users’ computers," "Some of these anti-spyware programs have in the past identified, and may in the future identify, our software as spyware or as a potential spyware application."
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
>> UCLA associate professor of psychology and lead author of the study, Traci Mann said:
"You can initially lose 5 to 10 percent of your weight on any number of diets, but then the weight comes back."
"We found that the majority of people regained all the weight, plus more," she added.
The researchers found a very small minority of study participants managed to sustain weight loss, while the majority put all the weight back on, and more in the longer term.
"Diets do not lead to sustained weight loss or health benefits for the majority of people," said Dr Mann.<<