Sunday, September 01, 2019
Kansas City Talker Johnny Dare Ghost Roasting Craig Glazer Speaks Of Desperation
A brief contemplation for Sunday night because that's all it deserves . . .
Over the past week 98.9 talker Johnny Dare has been dancing on the grave of late comedy club owner Craig Glazer. The postmortem ad hominem attacks are pretty much the same barbs that Johnny Dare threw at Craig whilst he was still within this mortal coil but this time around they're just a bit more pointed with no laughing reply from the late local media impresario.
First and foremost, Johnny Dare pokes fun and tells his audience that Craig Glazer doesn't have a tombstone.
The talker's revenge fantasy: All of the comics who Mr. Glazer owed would chip in and sign their name to an eternal invoice that would serve as a grave maker.
Of course, Johnny Dare still gripes about the $30K+ he claims he was owed by Craig Glazer. This is a longstanding complaint now dating back nearly 20 years . . . And that's our main complaint here.
Craig Glazer is gone. It's questionable how much he can really captivate audiences in his present condition. Meanwhile, Johnny Dare hasn't bothered to come up with much new material since his glory days in the 90s and now he's arguing with ghosts. All the while audiences continue to turn to Internet streaming and satellite options rather than deal with the litany of commercials and old jokes which terrestrial radio still thrusts upon listeners. Johnny Dare is no longer the king of Kansas City radio and plodding through the parabolic mire to berate a deceased jester just seems pathetic.
To be fair, it's comforting to check in with Johnny Dare from time to time just to do a wellness check on the aging jock that never made it out of this cowtown market.
The bigger picture -- A wise man in tights once wrote something to the effect of . . .
“Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.”
A slightly better writer who got his start in Kansas City referenced the statement in a lesser work sometime before he stuck his head in front of a shotgun that he also used to murder some of the world's most majestic beasts.
And we hope all of this gives our most dedicated readers something to contemplate for the late night hours. Hopefully, we'll have just a bit more for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!