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D.A. Ridgely wrote: 17 Feb 2021, 13:57 Objectively, Limbaugh was the prototype for Trump. Yes, there were prototypes for Limbaugh, too, but these two profited enormously by being in the right place at the right time as they rode the waves of media and mass communications change. Limbaugh was, first and foremost, a clown in the pejorative sense of that term. A bigoted, hateful clown, at that, but I think he just stumbled onto his audience as AM radio was otherwise dying and he was probably as surprised at the magnitude of that audience and the political clout it gave him as Donny was decades later. Anyway, trying not to speak ill of the dead, but the world is not a worse place without Limbaugh as it will not be a worse place when Trump takes the dirt nap.
I clearly remember 60 Minutes doing a fairly positive profile of him just before (well, maybe months) he became a national cultural figure/pundit. Over the years, I often wondered how much that interview boosted his career, just at the right time.
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I used to listen to him on occasion in the early 90's. Before Clinton won he had a sense of humor. Very partisan humor, sometimes mean spirited, but humor. Lots of songs, sound effects, impersonations, gags, etc.

After Clinton won he just ranted.
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thoreau wrote: 18 Feb 2021, 10:41 I used to listen to him on occasion in the early 90's. Before Clinton won he had a sense of humor. Very partisan humor, sometimes mean spirited, but humor. Lots of songs, sound effects, impersonations, gags, etc.

After Clinton won he just ranted.
Yeah, '91/'92 he was transgressive. By Jan '93 he was yelling at clouds.
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I always thought it likely that if he had not lost his hearing, he would have quit around that time, with the premise that the hearing loss and challenges overcoming that (and keeping it hidden for a while) actually made his job interesting for him for the first time in a while.

(The two other potential offramps are Bush Senior re-election, or 9/11 being thwarted before execution)
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Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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nicole wrote: 23 Feb 2021, 14:15 Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Another on the list of 'those I thought died long ago.'

I remember being required to read "A Coney Island of the Mind." I don't remember a damn thing about it except being bored.
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I have a fondness for autobiography

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/ ... 221842ab9d
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