February 03, 2005

Gag Me

The NARN filled in for Hewitt tonight. Captain Ed and I talked State of the Union first hour, and the Powerguys and I talked with John Podhoretz and Larry Schweikart, author of the Patriot's History of the United States.

So far, so good.

But the cough bug I've had for the past three weeks came back and bit me with a vengeance near the bottom of the hour. I got this insane itch in the back of my throat in the middle of talking about Social Security, and started coughing uncontrollably. Worse, it messed up my voice for the whole segment. Worse yet, it triggered my gag reflex.

Compelling radio, indeed.

Kudos to Ed, who managed to vamp for a solid couple of minutes while I fought chundering. That's radio, baybee!

Hopefully I'll be done with the hacking by Tuesday...

Posted by Mitch at February 3, 2005 09:12 PM | TrackBack

My mom, apparently listening to you just before your interview with the bog guy from Colorado, wondered if you were suffering from catarrh.

It was frightening.

In a funny way.

Posted by: ccwbass at February 4, 2005 02:45 AM

Mitch, it was still better than most talk radio out there. Sorry our gov kept you folks waiting.

Posted by: Gregg the obscure at February 4, 2005 06:56 AM

Don't worry about Tuesday Mitch. If you have another coughing attack, Saint Paul will have a pillow in the studio to help ease your suffering in a manner reminiscent of Chief from One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.

Posted by: the elder at February 4, 2005 07:43 AM

Might have been one of the funniest moments I've heard in radio in a long time. Next was Rocket Man talking to John Podhoretz when he was not there anymore.

Posted by: JamesPh. at February 4, 2005 10:09 AM

I heard you coughing , Mitch . I felt sorry for ya...Hope you are better. I'll see you Thursday at the Hewitt thing. well,I'll see you, you don't know me from Adam. It will be my first Patriot or NARN event...looking forward to it!

Posted by: debbie at February 4, 2005 04:09 PM

I heard it too. I'd love to have heard Nick Coleman cover for that. Or at least have him knocked off the air by it.

You guys did good.

Posted by: Wyatt at February 4, 2005 04:18 PM
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