Hello horror fans...
There is a radio station in the Washington DC area, WJFK, that has several popular four hour blocks of Shock Jock Sports Talk Radio Shows that run throughout every day of the work week. The DJ's, all of them, are sexist, racist, homophobic and believe to a man that the world revolves around their individual opinions. I have written about, and called-out, the derision on this radio station for years. And I am about to give it to one of the major jerks on the radio station about something he said about The Walking Dead last week.
The DJ's name is Chad Dukes. This dude believes his backward, Neanderthal word is law. I believe he is an ignorant gnat who has one saving grace in his miserable existence -- his sharp sarcastic/racist wit. There are few people on the radio who can out-talk Chad Dukes.
His mouth is like Howard Stern used to be... without the obvious turns of words that can get him fired. But, he is smart enough to talk all around those words to make his divisive points.
He IS a student of what words he can say that take him right up to the line of Rush Limbaugh. It is all about being an ignorant smart mouth, lavishing his rabid audience with tales of his over-the-top gun fetish and threatening the rest of the audience with tales of his ever growing gun count.
I'll leave the expose of the racism and the bigotry and the homophobia for another time. And oh, he has a Co-host named Lavar Arrington... yea, the former Washington "Redskin!" An equal amount of the homophobia and ignorance comes from Arrington.
Oh, and don’t get Lavar Arrington started about Native Americans. You will think you are hearing the words of a racist white man from Virginia of 1814!
Dukes declared, one day during the last week, that The Walking Dead is “The worst written show on television and I’ll talk about it later.”
I do not know if he has talked about his opinion of the writing on The Walking Dead... I have been too turned off to the radio station because of the screaming homophobia by ALL of the DJ’s about the football player who decided to come out BEFORE the draft, and because of the ignorant attitude of blaming the bullying case of the Miami Dolphins team members on the victim, Jonathan Martin, and giving the alien basket case, Richie Incognito, any bit of a pass on his crazy behavior.
This is also another story for another day.
I wrote all this to say that WJFK stocks its workers with fools who are insensitive to anyone outside of their bizarre view of the way the world must conform to the derisive culture of the NFL.
And, that if you eventually hear Chad Dukes cut into the excellent television hour that is The Walking Dead... remember this, as a fan of great TV writing... even if an hour of a television show is devoid of words, someone wrote the screenplay. Words of direction and plot are the guiding force that takes you through the episode.
Dukes was obviously pissed-off at the slow, mostly silent, pace of the last episode featuring the Michonne and Carl. He is too stupid to realize that he witnessed pure genius that night, written by Robert Kirkland himself.
What in the hell was wrong with Robert Kirkland giving the loving true audience an intimate look into the social growth of three of the most interesting characters on the show? Every The Walking Dead fan now has a better understanding of the relationship these three people now have... and obviously will have... with each other going forward.
Only the Shock Jock ignorant, or the Shock Jock stupid, or those TV viewers who HAVE to be the gratuitous dissenting voice will have come away from that excellent episode, especially the parts about the young man’s almost deadly realization that he cannot live in this world without the father he has been disrespecting, without the realization that they just watched an excellent hour of TV.
So trust your own eyes and ears as to the validity of the excellence of The Walking Dead. And don’t let the stupid, mouth breathing, ignorant Shock Jocks on WJFK radio infect your mind with their stupid derision.
Now... let us all prepare ourselves for the next excellent episode of the best program (MY OPINION) on TV -- The Walking Dead, 9:00 PM on AMC, tonight, Sunday, 2-16-14!