Chapter 3 – Beware Our Power, The Fandom Might!

Yea, so that was a cheesy title, what can you do?

I saw today that the Serenity trailer will debut online. For those who don’t know, Serenity is the film spinoff of the CANCELED Fox program Firefly. Firefly was loved by the fans but treated poorly by the powers that be. Dumped after one season, the fans decided to not go quietly into the night. They bought the DVD in record numbers and pounded the offices of Fox Entertainment. The result? Serenity coming to a theater near you.

It can be done!

First off, I wanted to give a huge thanks to everyone who came to Ground Zero Lounge last night. It fills this cynical Geek’s heart with joy to see so many people rallying behind this cause!

I also want to thank all the people who are keeping me updated on the Coffee Cup Crusade via emails and postings. I wish I could respond to each one personally but the downside to having so many fans dedicated to Rick and Clyde is… I simply can’t keep up! (I guess there are worse problems to have eh?)

I would love to hear how the meeting at the Ross Island Market went. I so wish I could have been there, but some unavoidable and important issues are keeping me home bound for the moment.

Well, enough sappy wanking right?! Lets get to the real reason you are reading this CCC update! Tallying the numbers from emails, comments, and calls I’ve received since the last mugs count…we are at…drum roll please…

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Chapter 2 – A Fighting Chance To Live

It’s been a long weekend for your friendly neighborhood Geek. Unlike most folks, my life becomes exponentially busier on weekends. I actually look forward to Mondays. Monday is my day to sleep in. Monday is my day to organize all the work I did over the weekend. Monday is also the day that I could look forward to a solid 3 hours of fun. That didn’t happen this time. It hit me all over again. Corporate America has again taken something that I took real joy in listening to. Sure, I’m listening to the best of on Rick Emerson, but I want more. I want my boys back! (Girl too, but she got a “real” job, so I can’t fault her).

I’ve stated proudly and many times over that Geeks are a passionate lot. That they rarely roll over and go queitly when the man takes something away from them. It was Geeks that saved Star Trek with a letter writing campaign when the concept hadn’t even been invented. Thinking of that made me realize that I have to do more then simply sit here and lament that fact that Entercom has taken away my entertainment. That Entercom has taken my choice away from me. Sitting here and writing about how much corporate America licks Borg sac isn’t enough. I need to do what needs to be done.

Turning death into a fighting chance to live.

It took a lot of energy to fight my initial thought of simply going all Bandit, Reynolds style, at the powers that be. How do you get a message across and not get yourself tossed in jail?

Director and artist extrodinare Joni DeRouchie and myself came up with a simple concept that gets the point across perfectly.

I have lost count at the amount of emails and phone call I’ve received asking what can be done. Asking how the fans can get their morning fix of Rick! (And their night shot of Clyde)

That’s when the idea hit…

Morning fix!

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Chapter 1 – Entercom Killed the Radio Star

You know, as a big ?ol Geek you’d think one would be used to the Man making decisions that screw with one’s favorite show…

Star Trek
Sports Night
Arrested Development
The Lone Gunman

Yea, you spend days and days joking with friends that the shows days are numbered. We complain that the powers that be simply don’t “get it”. That doesn’t make the news of your favorite shows being hosed any easier. It just makes you a little more cynical.

Like Batman, you dig in. You power on.

As many folks who read this site know by now, MAX 910 is no longer on the air. KISN now broadcasts automates from the banks of feces filled Willamette River… Although, after popping over to 910 yesterday afternoon on three separate occasions just cause; I can’t help but wonder if Entercom owns anything besides one God damn Credence Clearwater Revival CD… There is only so much John Fogerty one can listen to…

That’s just the nature of business I guess… Hose local talent so some suits profit can (potentially) go up a couple of points. I suppose I’m more upset at the Lumbergization (yes, I just verbed a character… Like having something McGuyvered, but without the mullet) of American talent. I have no doubt at all that Rick, Tim, and Mr. Clyde Lewis will land on their feet…

Bigger, stronger, faster… Lee Majors style!

Geeks are good at keeping the faith.

Often, it’s all we have… Besides… Sometimes it works… Trek came back, Family Guy came back, and even Hal Jordan made it back!

All thanks to FANS!

As Mr. Spock is found of saying… “There are always…possibilites.”

Sticking to the Code

Most people know of the Code of Men. Its very similar to the Code of Vegas, but not limited by geography. To those who do not know of such code, its fairly simple:

1 – Bros. before hoes.
2 – No Pooftahs! (Not really a part of the code, but I couldn’t let an easy Python joke slip by).
3 – Men do not date and/or shtoop a bros. ex until given permission (even then, add 6 months).
4 – No statements or questions which may get your bro. in trouble with their other half.
5 – Seriously, bros. before hoes.
6 – There is noooooooo rule 6. (Sorry, sorry, I promise, no more Monty Python jokes).

Pretty simple right?

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