Why do You Live Here? Why Do I hate Morgan Spurlock (pictured above)?
I love eating big greasy burgers. Yes I'm on the
His whole documentary was pure hogwash!
This guy was a vegan going into his McDiet. Of course he's going to throw up after switching to nothing but a meat based diet. It shocks the system! I'm sure if you did nothing but eat cheeseburgers and suddenly just ate steamed veggies for a week your system would be SCREAMING WTF!?!?!?!
Plus, Spurlock said he'd eat every item on the McDonald's menu. Problem is he had COKE with every meal. No wonder his liver was shot. Last time I check McDonald's had water, milk, apple and orange juice!
To sum up, due to this popularity of this documentary with sheeple who can't hink for themselves and believe everything they see in a documentary, McDonald's reduced their portions and seldom ask if you wanted things "supersized" or "up-sized". I love McDonalds, the heat has died down from the idiotic documentary. Kindly go back to serving mountainous portions of your product! to the readers of this blog you ever meet Morgan Spurlock kindly knee him in the junk. I'll pay your legal bills.
Why Are You Still Here?
I get asked that question alot. Once a week at least. People seem to think that broadcasters get their start in small towns and then naturally move on to big cities after learning some tricks and paying their dues. I don't really think that is the case anymore. Truth to be told, once in awhile my phone will ring. An old co-worker in a bigger market with say "Hey Switz, we have an opening, I've talked to my PD (program director) he's interested, send a demo!"
I never do.
Maybe it's the fear of failure. I may move the family to a Calgary or Winnipeg and get my ass kicked in the ratings and be out of a job in six months. I've also learned that no one can do a radio show as good as they can in their home town. I also really enjoy talking about the good ole days of Bronco hockey, Indians baseball, Slider's, Thumper's, The Broken Spoke and Swift Current minor soccer. I don't think those are the only reasons for me staying around though.
Sure I'll give you the cliche "low cost of living, no crime, great place to raise a family" sales pitch we all know. For me it's more. Here's where I get more personal than I've ever been on air, or even in conversation with most.
Bev Switzer moved to Swift Current in 1969 to be a teacher at Irwin School. On February 14th 1977, Bev had a baby boy which would go on to have a small market radio career and write the blog post you're reading now. Mom never was married and, to the best of my knowledge, wasn't seeing anyone. She was 28 and wanted a baby, so she had one. How that happened and who else was involved is irrelevant. I had a father figure who took me fishing, taught me how to throw and catch a ball and be a man. However, in my household it was always just Mom and I. We traveled alot, we did alot, we fought alot, we learned alot.
She died when I was 21. She had just turned 50.
I was deprived of getting to know her and talking to her as an adult. I knew her as a mother and authroity figure but never really as a person. I don't know what her favorite drink was, favorite book, favortie author, where she wanted to go on vacation. I knew alot about her, but there things I'll never know and questions I'd never even think to ask people who did know her. Lots of people in Swift Current knew her well. I NEVER get tired of people telling me about her. Just this past saturday at the Field of Dreams dinner an old-timer was telling me what a great piano player she was. I love it when I introduce myself to people and their eyes light up and say "Oh, you're Bev's boy! She used to bring you to church and you'd hide under the organ while she played!"
I know of two families that have lived in Swift Current for a long time who, in the last few months, have just lost someone not much older than my mother was. They can take comfort in experiecing the side of the community that I've seen in the last eight years. Some people are so supportive and they don't even realize it.
Calgary, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Edmonton may have alot. It will never have people who can complete me the way Speedy Creek people can. This is my home. To me, this is the best city on the planet.
Anyways, back tomorrow and I promise to try to write something funny. Sorry for getting serious.