Puns

I commit puns. Bad puns. All too frequently, often in the control room at work. It was suggested I write them down instead of speaking them. You won’t feel like groaning, you’ll feel like punching. hard. I think these are all original – please correct me if I’m mistaken....

Flying in a Blimp!

Sometimes rank does have its privileges! I think it was back in 1999 that we had a live shot from the Blockbuster blimp for WAGA–TV’s “Good Day Atlanta” broadcast. Someone had to operate the microwave transmitter and antenna, right?  Update 2020: Wow, my beard was solid red back then!...

Funk’s Platinum Rule

Don’t harm others – according to their definition of harm. How can I question the “Golden Rule” and offer a “Platinum Rule”? Okay, let’s start by analysing the Golden Rule, which is commonly stated as, “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” Of course I agree...

Funk’s Observation

Hindsight isn’t 20/20 — it’s at least 20/15, and sometimes 20/10. About Funk’s Observation: I’ve never understood how aphorism, “hindsight is 20/20” came to mean that one’s understanding of past events is clearer than one’s contemporaneous understanding of the same events. 20/20 means normal vision (being able to clearly...

Way back in 1995…

Okay Sherman, set the Wayback machine for 1995.. A short time after I began working at WAGA in Atlanta (and before Fox bought the station’s parent company New World Television), I knew I had been accepted when this appeared on the newsroom bulletin board: [Originally posted May 18, 2014]...

CPBE® Certified

 In 2013 I was awarded the Certified Professional Broadcast Engineer® (CPBE®) designation by the Society of Broadcast Engineers. This is the SBE’s highest level of broadcast engineering certification. (There are some additional areas of SBE certification available, but I don’t currently hold any of those.) So now I need continuing education credits...

Curmudgeon Funk – Moving to WordPress

These are my occasional philosophical musings, rants, observations, and other likely ephemeral writings. I’m moving from a Mac app for creating/updating my site – which was cumbersome so I haven’t updated in years – to WordPress. It’ll be a while before all the content I want to keep is...

What Women Want

In late 2000 the WAGA-TV “Road Warrior,” Brett Martin, put together a humorous piece related to the movie, “What Women Want,” and I was a part of it....

Country–Swing Dance

Let’s set the Wayback Machine to 1977–1982: This is a scan of a bumper sticker (full size) given out to promote Country Swing dance lessons held at the Stumble Inn, Tucson, Arizona, during the late 1970s and early 1980s. “Dancing Dan” Gaul (one of my apartment–mates for a time)...