|Funeral attire required.
||[Oct. 25th, 2016|02:14 am]
Phrembah (a potato-like mystery)
Does anyone remember the late-night TV talk show that Rush Limbaugh had for a minute back in the late '90s or early 2000s? It was a big time flop. They said it was because the liberal mainstream media canceled it arbitrarily. They canceled it because no one was watching. The network could sell more beer and toothpaste with Cheers reruns in that slot. Revenue, or the lack thereof, is the only reason a commercial television network ever does anything.
Anyway, I found the Limbaugh show bizarre. Formal attire was required for the audience and the audience was sequestered in this railed-in gallery that looked like the jury box in a Perry Mason courtroom. Mostly, these people overdid the formal attire. They looked like they were dressed for a funeral: dark clothes and many of the women had (very conservative) hats and gloves. Remember the scene at the end of Crossroads where Ralph Machio and Joe Seneca are transported to (presumably) Hell to "cut heads" with Steve Vai? The audience there were all dead people who were wearing the clothes they were buried in. That was the Limbaugh late-night audience in a nutshell. The Crossroads audience were exclusively black people and the Limbaugh audience was, of course, entirely white, but they were all dead people dressed for a funeral.
If you want the ultimate in conservative (looking) attendees, require funeral attire. So you know . . .