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October 13, 2006

Air America Files For Bankruptcy (This Time For Realies)


A previous report proved wrong. Well, wrongish.

This time it's real. And the Smoking Gun has the bankruptcy filing to prove it.

Brian Maloney of the Radio Equalizer has been blamed a lot on the left for "falsely" reporting Air America was about to file for bankruptcy. Guess it's time for a victory lap. (The pic now at the top of this post was swiped from his site, by the way.)

A long time ago, back when the New York Times was endlessly writing stories about the not-yet-debuted network, an Air America official was quoted as saying the station would become a must-listen, with millions of Americans asking each other at the water-cooler, "Did you hear what Al Franken said yesterday?"

I wrote a top ten about that, which I reposted below. I'd say it turned out to be pretty much spot-on.

Top Ten Things People Are More Likely to Say Than "Did You Hear What Al Franken Said Yesterday?"

10. "You know, in terms of pure aesthetics, I actually prefer the spork."

9. "Yo, Playah-- that Victorian ascot is the shizznat, Dog!"

8. "I know you're on the pill, but can't I wear a condom just this once? Why must it always be about your dirty needs?"

7. "It's this simple: if I can't put the vision I want on the screen, I'm not making this movie. And the vision I want is David Hasselhof."

6. "My scent? It's Nadler, the only perfume endorsed by 300-pound liberal Congressman Jerry Nadler-- a delicate yet sultry blend of cinnamon, pheremones and pork-chops."

5. "Topless dancers?!! The sign outside specifically promised me Stopless dancers. Now you instruct your staff to get off their break and put on some proper clothing or there are going to be consequences, my good man."

4. "When I move, I slice like a fucking hammer."

3. "There's something magical about riding the bus."

2. "Would I like to take a few minutes to discuss switching over to AT&T's new Friends and Family service? Would I! Would I ever!!!"

...and the Number One Thing People Are More Likely to Say Than "Did you Hear What Al Franken Said Yesterday?"...

1. "Who the fuck's Al Franken?"

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