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....