Tuesday, July 9, 2019

7.9.19 Bee-otch of the Day: The Washington Post



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Name: The Washington Post
Age: 141
Occupation: newspaper
Last Seen: Washington, DC
Bee-otched For: making shit up
 
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Would you get your news from the world's richest man?

And would you believe a poll his paper publishes?

Well, that's what's going on with the Washington Post. Last weekend, they put out a poll claiming that the best Democrat to beat Drumpf in 2020 is the outdated Joe Biden. Everybody else - Bernie Sanders included - is more towards the middle.

Yes, this is the same Post that broke out Watergate in the early 70s. However, the Graham family has long since sold the Post and since then, they have seemingly gone more cookie cutter. After all, they defended Michigan's governor Gretchen Whitmer on wanting to raise gas taxes instead of raising taxes on the wealthy.

So guess who the Grahams sold the Post to? Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world and somebody who hardly pays any taxes.

OK, so should be get our news from a mega-billionaire? I think the sad truth is that Bezos is using the Post to make the news and not reporting it. In recent years, Bezos has given a lot of money to Republicans, and for VERY good reason: he's rich. I think that using the Post to tell people that a milquetoast Dem like Biden would beat Drumpf will make people think that he's the sole hope in beating the de facto president.

Look, since 2000, we've had TWO Dems who won the popular vote for president and both lost. Why? IT'S BECAUSE BOTH AL GORE AND HILLARY CLINTON WEREN'T LEFT ENOUGH. Same goes with Joe Biden. Hell, his asskissing of segregationists and weird touching of women are enough to make me not want to vote for him. And guess what? I don't want to hear "vote blue no matter who!" in 2020! There's too many people with a (D) after their name who are simply Repukes in sheep's clothing.

This is why I ALWAYS vote in the primaries. I don't want two Repukes to choose from AGAIN for president. And I sure as hell don't want a billionaire that has caused abandoned buildings left and right to tell me the news.

We the People need to decide for ourselves.



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Monday, July 8, 2019

7.8.19 Bee-otch of the Day: AT&T


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Name: The American Telephone and Telegraph Co.
Age: 134
Occupation: telecommunications giant
Last Seen: San Antonio, TX
Bee-otched For: reaching out and taking shit away from us
 
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When your company is too big for their own good, they need to break up, just like AT&T did in the early 80s.

And now, you can thank that same government for putting that monopoly back together, plus making them some of the biggest assholes on the face of the earth.

Case in point: the fact that subscribers of AT&T's U-verse and DirecTV services are missing their local channels. Suddenly last weekend, the stations of Nexstar Broadcasting - including NBC WOOD-TV 8 and ABC WOTV 41 here in west Michigan - were all blacked out on their systems. Now, WOOD and WOTV are running scrolls begging viewers to call AT&T to put their channels back on the system.

Of course, transmission disputes are nothing new in the world of broadcasting. But considering that AT&T just purchased TimeWarner for $108 billion, well, they have a ton of pots to piss in.

But then, there's the heartbreaking news that was announced last week that after 67 years, MAD Magazine was going out of business. The magazine that gave us decades of Spy Vs. SpyMAD Fold-In and Sergio Aragones' Drawn Out Dramas will go to repeat articles after issue #10 in October. Sadly, the claim is of course decreased circulation. In 2017, the magazine only sold 140,000 issues per month. That, of course, is WAAAAAY lower than the two million issues it sold per year in the mid-70s.

Of course, the downfall of MAD might have began when founder William M. Gaines sold his company, E.C. Publications in 1962 to a company called Kinney Services for tax purposes. Kinney - a company with mafia backings - owned parking lots in New Jersey. But one day, they decided to diversify their portfolio and bought out MAD and DC Comics. In 1968, the company bought out Warner Bros. Pictures and in 1972, the company was renamed Warner Communications while their parking lots were spun off.

When Gaines sold to Kinney, he made them sign an edict that they were not to interfere with MAD or other E.C. properties. Everything was all fine and dandy for decades, especially since MAD always remained popular and the magazine's only advertising was all parodies.

But then, William Gaines died in 1992 from a heart attack. He was 70. Because of his death, it allowed MAD's corporate parent, TimeWarner to sink their claws further into the magazine. It seemed that the magic Bill put into the magazine was quickly disappearing and TimeWarner was doing idiotic things like italicizing the logo and even putting in real ads. Yep, MAD was selling out and as they all said, William Gaines should be spinning in his grave, but he was cremated.

Now, AT&T owns MAD and sadly, they moved it from its longtime home in New York City to Burbank, California two years ago. The magazine got a total makeover, especially with new editor Bill Morrison last year. There were high hopes for MAD's reboot. However, the thugs at AT&T decided to simply kill off the magazine.

True, MAD's circulation has shrunk thanks to the internet and the fact that the articles were drawn months ago and maybe not as fresh. But methinks that AT&T killed MAD over the fact that the company is huge donors to the Republicans and they didn't like how they treated Drumpf over the years. What's next? The left-leaning shows on HBO like Real Time With Bill Mahar and Last Week Tonight With Jon Oliver? What's sad is that CNN is supposed to be the most-fair of the big cable news networks and, well, they're too far into the center for my liking. Hell, I'll betcha that Ted Turner's spinning in his grave for selling his company to them, but then again, he's still alive.

I'll admit, MAD was the only magazine that I bought on a regular basis. Why? It's because it was folks like the aforementioned Sergio Aragones, Al Jaffee, Dick DeBartolo, Duck Edwing, Mort Drucker, Angelo Torres, Bill Wray, Jack Davis, Sam Viviano, Tom Richmond, Paul Coker, Anton Emdin, John Caldwell and waaaaay too many others to mention who brought me joy with each issue. It was still useful while other magazines changed formats and/or sold out, like Playboy and TV Guide. Same with newspapers and other media overrun by big corporations that simply want to throw their rightest agenda down our throats. MAD kept it real, but as big corporations throw shit at us, well, it's time to pay our respects.

Thanks, MAD. Say hi to Sylvester P. Smythe for us. As for AT&T, as a former customer of theirs, I hope they and their salespeople stay the hell away from me when I'm at the store.

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Monday, July 1, 2019

7.1.19 Hero of the Day: You!



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A SPECIAL HERO OF THE DAY!




Name: you
Age: you know better than me
Occupation: "
Last Seen: "
Bee-otched For: keeping this site going
 
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It was 20 years ago today that the World Wide Web changed forever.

Out of my bedroom in a small house on a dirt road in Antrim County, Michigan, a little WebTV website was born. It was called "Bring Howard Stern to Northern Michigan Radio and TV". The site had a list of all the radio stations up north and I listed which ones should carry the show. Living in the boonies, my local cable company didn't carry E! and the station that carried his Saturday night show, WWTV 9&10 canceled it for infomercials. One of them was for the National Rifle Association.

As for local radio, I felt that it sucked that stations in Grand Rapids and Detroit had Stern affiliates. Yet, northern Michigan was one giant joke. The most-extreme morning show was Bob and Tom on local classic rock station The Bear. I listened for a few weeks when it debuted in 1998, but was quickly turned off by the lame guests and repetitive and unfunny jokes. Personally, I suggested that WKLT picked up the show. However, the station's North Dakotan owners are all in it for the money, which means that they want the cheapest, crappiest morning show possible.

Well, 20 years later, I'm still at it. Yes, Howard's radio show is now on SiriusXM and yes, even his TV shows are on the internet now. Locally in northern Michigan, even the dial has seen some improvements thanks to Rock 105 and 95-5, which is now neck and neck with the seriously bland WKLT. Hell, I think Rock 105/95-5 is BETTER than WGRD here in Grand Rapids! At least they don't play a ton of shitty 70s butt rock like GRD does now.

Let's not forget that I moved to Grand Rapids in 2002, though a huge part of my heart's still in northern Michigan. Even though I was in Heaven with KLQ, shit hit the fan thanks to good 'ol Matt Hanlon and how he treated Stern and especially the jocks. Thankfully, karma really hit him hard when he was fired when Cumulus bought out Citadel, which he helped bankrupt. And when he went to Townsquare, he got shitcanned again for getting into a drunk driving accident. True, he's running Entercom's stations in Charlotte, NC, but better there than here.

Of course, 99% of the time, the part of the site that's updated often is Bee-otch of the Day. I know, other parts of the site haven't been touched in 10 years, maybe more. But then again, this is my baby and maybe - just maybe - I'll actually have the time and patience to update those parts of the site.

If I had to look at the good, the bad and the ugly, well, I think the best part is that I've learned about one thing in life and that's karma. Not just with the aforementioned Hanlon, but others who have all tried to shut me down or make me look like the Antichrist. I've seen karma hit their sorry asses, too, especially with their failed marriages and money woes.

But at the end of the day, I'm thankful for the fans and readers I do have. I love relating to those who love broadcasting like I do, especially those who never worked a second in the medium. Yes, I have many fans in broadcasting, too, past and present. One person who always stood behind me was the late Dave Barber, who died three years ago this July 4th.

Even though I don't talk about Stern that much anymore, I still listen. This past week, he talked about the fact that he's embarrassed about his past, talking about strippers and such. I kinda feel that way too. I used to have a page on this site that I definitely got rid of, though it still survives on the internet archive. I created it because I was not happy with my teenage years, being anti-social and being used by so-called friends. Thankfully, after I deleted it, I found better ways of finding those who, well, don't think that I'm some jerk after all.

But yes, I'm not done yet. There's still assholes out there. The media itself has gotten worse thanks to Fox, Sinclair and the like and yes, Drumpf. But nowadays, I don't just talk about the media, I talk about life in general.

So, here's to at least 20 more years, or until I find a wife. From the bottom of my heart, thanks.


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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

6.26.19 Bee-otch of the Day: Karl Rove



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Name: Karl Rove
Age: 68
Occupation: George W. Bush's asslicker
Last Seen: Washington, DC
Bee-otched For: spreading lies about healthcare
 
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As the 2020 election season begins, the ads will clearly pick up soon.

And already, one commercial is really starting to piss me off.

It's the ad that features a bunch of people holding up signs that read "six weeks", "two months" and other seemingly long increments of time. The narrator of the ad claims that people who live in nations that have universal healthcare wait longer to see a doctor. The commercial was for an organization called One Nation America. And guess who created that motley crew?

Does the name Karl Rove ring a bell?

Yes, THAT Karl Rove. You know, one of George W. Bush's longtime henchman? The guy who helped him defeat John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election by releasing an Osama bin Laden video just days before the election? The same guy who wouldn't testify in front of Congress, so he both resigned and claimed executive privilege? Yep, that asshole.

Ya know, the Dubya years were some of the worst years in my life. Let's remember that when Dubya left the White House, we had one of the worst economic disasters in history, plus three fake wars that caused 4,000 innocent Americans to die.

And this asshole wants us to think that universal healthcare is a bad thing? OK, so how come you rarely see anybody from Canada, Australia, Japan or England move here anymore? Simple: LIFE IS BETTER OVER THERE!

Look, Repukes only want hard-working Americans to suffer even more. For ten years, I worked the same job with no raise while my wealthy boss went on vacation every two weeks or so. People always wondered why I didn't buy a house. Simple answer: I COULDN'T AFFORD ONE. And now, the housing market has exploded so much that I still can't afford to move out of here. Rent in downtown Grand Rapids is now $1,000 per month at most places. Even my mom had to move here to Grand Rapids because she was priced out of her apartment in Phoenix.

So, I've done my research. If Rove and his minions do a good job brainwashing people with those ads, they done a good job. I hope before I die, America gets single-payer universal healthcare. Or better yet, SOON.

Yes, you might have to wait a little longer for your surgery, but at least it will be FREE.



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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

6.25.19 Bee-otch of the Day: The Republican Party


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Name: The Republican Party
Age: 165
Occupation: assholes
Last Seen: Washington, DC
Bee-otched For: getting owned by Bernie
 
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One of the biggest challenges facing any American that went to college is debt.

With Americans wading in almost two TRILLION in debt and 40 grand per person, it's no secret that the Democrats - especially Bernie Sanders - want to eliminate it. His plan is to create a sweeping bill that would eliminate $1.5 trillion in student debt. It would eliminate the college debt of more than 46 million Americans.

When the news broke out yesterday regarding the Sanders plan, the stock price of Navient, the company formerly known as Sallie Mae fell by 42 cents. Sallie Mae was a government run entity until 2004 when it became privatized as Navient, a Delaware corporation.

The sad truth is that the Repukes want to privatize everything. Social Security, the Post Office, you name it. Here in America, it's proof that the things that are privatized here versus other countries have failed us all, especially healthcare and college loans.

You know, it's funny how a Republican got rid of slavery, but it's the modern day Repukes who brought it back through not raising the minimum wage, busting the unions and giving the wealthy tax breaks. And if you're a baby boomer wondering why your 30-something kid still lives with you, GIVE YOURSELF A FUCKING PAT ON THE BACK FOR VOTING FOR REAGAN. They have more debt than you when you graduated from school, plus they're making less money. And why are millennials NOT having children?

Look, if this country wants to move forward, we need a PROGRESSIVE in the White House. Not a Repuke who thinks that brown people are the problem or a centralist who keeps this country in neutral while they take in millions from corporations. If the Democrats repeat 2016 again by force feeding us another limo rider, damn right I'll be voting Green. The Democrats have proven that they can win an election but lose at the same time.

If you want America to move forward, the phrase "vote blue no matter who" won't work.



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Monday, June 24, 2019

6.24.19 Bee-otch of the Day: John Kricfalusi



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(NOTE: Apparently, John has been bitching to YouTube and every video of this pathetic film of his has been taken down. Try this link.)
Name: John Kricfalusi
Age: 63
Occupation: animator
Last Seen: who knows
Bee-otched For: becoming the Eddie Murphy of animation
 
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Ever spent some money on something, waited forever for it and once you get it, you end up disappointed?

Well, if you gave money to the creator of Ren and Stimpy, reward yourself.... if you have money left over.

Several years ago, John Kricfalusi started a Kickstarter campaign to fund a short subject called "Cans Without Labels". The short stars one of his creations, "George Liquor" (aka "George American" on R&S) at the kitchen table with his two nephews, Ernie and Slab. On the table is a couple of rusty old cans of mysterious food that he bought cheap. He opens one of the cans and there's a head inside. None of the boys want to eat it, so George decides that it's time to take a dump. He tells the boys that if he comes out and the head's still there, he will personally whip the two with his belt. They try to get "Cigarettes the Cat" to eat the head. Nothin' doin'. But guess who appears at the door? Why, it's a ripoff of Donald Duck named Donald Bastard and he loves head! He comes in, eats the can of head and the boys avoid a whippin'. The problem is, George wants to open another can!

At the end of the cartoon, it ends up becoming a commercial for Shimmy Shack, a Detroit food truck that serves up vegan meals. Turns out that John K. is a part owner. But knowing what he's done in the past, you might be better off buying two-year-old meat from a Chaldean-owned supermarket that looks like it hasn't been remodeled since 1973 than buying a burger made from lentils from a rusty old food truck.

The "Cans Without Labels" project was announced seven years ago. It raised over $136,000 from 3,500 backers. However, the short finally made its way to YouTube - albeit unofficially - this past weekend and the reviews have been all but friendly. Former R&S animator Bill Wray posted the YouTube video on his Facebook page on Sunday, calling it a "sad last misfire to cement his totally destroyed career." The original video was taken off YouTube after John K. filed a copyright claim. However, the video was back up again today, and once again, the bad reviews returned. "People... actually paid for this? And it took 7 years to make!? Some of the animation looks unfinished! There's no restraint. Everything moves without weight." "Animation was decent in a very few select scenes. Other than that, the storyline sucked and I’m surprised this creep took 7 years to make it and even released it in the end." And "I hope this is used in animation schools. As a WARNING" 

Personally, I totally agree. John K.'s glory days are indeed behind him. On the Kickstarter page, it showed him inking the pencil layouts with a tablet as opposed to the traditional method of ink and clear cels. I know, most animation uses computers these days, but John does it so poorly. The use of 3D in "Cans Without Labels" and his Simpsons couch gags have only cheapened his image.

To add more insult to injury, he's a fucking pedophile. When the #MeToo Movement was ravaging the headlines, two of his former female animators, Katie Rice and Robin Byrd both told the press that John had sex with them when they were both 16. In Byrd's case, she claimed that John started hitting on her when she was 14. As a result, Byrd ended up leaving the animation industry and claims that she now suffers from PTSD. She also revealed that she had an abortion at 18 after John impregnated her. Rice's account was very similar; in this video, she's standing next to John K. looking all uncomfortable as he talks about women and calling female network execs "dykes". There has been rampant rumors that all this is true and has been well-known in the animation industry for a long time. Plus, word had it that John had kiddie porn on his computer.

After the Buzzfeed post was made, John K. acknowledged that some of the allegations were indeed true and apologized to Byrd and Rice for his actions towards them. He fingered the blame towards being bipolar and having ADHD as well. However, Byrd and Rice both didn't accept John's apology and simply said that he took their innocence away from them.

You know, I was a fan of John K. for years and always followed him since I was a tyke myself, watching his abstract rendition of Mighty Mouse in the late 80s. I couldn't live a Saturday morning without that show. Of course, it got canceled all because of Donald Wildmon claiming that Mighty snorted cocaine in one episode. Even then, John's fascination with teenage girls showed on that program.

It's a shame that somebody who channeled animation greats like Max Fleischer, Grim Natwick, Jim Tyer, Bob Clampett, Tex Avery and others - all folks who animated with very high standards - no longer has any standards of his own. What a sad state of affairs for a man who gave us one of the greatest animated shows of the 1990s.

Happy Happy Joy Joy has been replaced with sadness and embarrassment.

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

6.20.19 Bee-otch of the Day: the media



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Name: the media
Age: ageless
Occupation: the supposed entertainers and informers of the world
Last Seen: everywhere
Bee-otched For: milking the truth
 
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As Paul Harvey once said, "polls are the crack cocaine of politics".

I thought he said it because well, he was a Republican. But in 2016, Hillary was leading, but Drumpf won.

Now, many polls are indicating that in the Democratic race for the 2020 presidential election, Joe Biden is in the lead. However, that's what the NBCs, the CNNs and other types of corporate media want you to think. The question really is that is the media once again trying to censor the ideas of Bernie Sanders?

Now, NBC is claiming that Biden is leading in Florida over Drumpf. Nice, but how did they do the polls? I hear it's mostly landlines, which means that old people mostly participated. Hell, I haven't had a landline in years! The only person I know who has one is my father and he's 67.

It would not shock me if the media is doctoring these polls to create the illusion that Americans choose Biden, a corporate Democrat vs. the independent Bernie, who believes that we need to be on par with other civilised countries regarding health care, education, employee pay and environmental issues. Biden? Well, it's been revealed that he worked with segregationist senators and didn't even regret it.

OK, so Biden would be a better and more professional president than the idiot running this country right now. He would be pretty much Obama's third term. Hell, if his son Beau didn't die during the beginning of the 2016 presidential run, he would have ran for president and be a de facto winner over Drumpf.

The point is, is that the people wanted Bernie, but get Hillary instead all because it was good for ratings. In the end, Drumpf won and the media won. True, we can laugh at him being lampooned on SNL and every late night talk show, but the sad truth is that we cannot afford another four years of him. It's sad that we've allowed big, giant corporations like Comcast and AT&T to take over our once, proud media and turn it into a milquetoast mess that's hard to digest.

But if Drumpf wins in 2020, don't look at me, I won't vote for him. And if Bernie's not nominated, ditto for that person, too.


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