Delay-Blogging Yesterday’s Liveblogging of (and Liveblogging of the Liveblogging of) the NARN Show

Yesterday, in an event that drove headlong into two levels of “meta”, Kool Aid Report live-blogged the 1PM hour, “NARN Idol”, with Paul “Nih(i)list” Happe sitting in for Ed; Sisyphus proceeded to live-blog the live-blog.

While I obviously couldn’t host the show and respond to two levels of liveblogging, and I’m darned if I’m gonna spend my Saturday night writing something like that, I just can’t resist the opportunity to land the fabled triple-meta.

I’m going to delayblog both of the liveblogs!

The original posts are presented in chronological order, not sorted for their originating blog; I think Sisyphus’ stuff has the bold timestamps. I think:

1:05 – It should be illegal for Chad to utter Brett Favre’s name.

1:05 PM: Learned “Packer-Fascist” Foot believes that it should be illegal for Chad the Elder to utter Brett Favre’s name. Osama bin Foot will no doubt behead anyone who draws a blasphemous Favre cartoon.

10:35AM: Pitchers and catchers have reported to spring training, people. Who cares?

1:07 – They’re stalling. Nihilist must be late. Took a little too long to serruptitiously siphon gas from the neighbor’s car.

1:07 PM: Foot accuses the Nihilist of siphoning gas out of a neighbor’s car. I must admit, it is conceivable.

10:37AM: If you’d ever worked with the guy, you’d believe it.

1:10 – Top Chef debuts Wednesday. If you were only listening to Chad blather about it, you never would have known that. Luckily, you have me.

1:10 PM: Learned Foot informs us when the TV show “Top Chef” will premiere. “Top Chef” is a gay show.

10:40AM: Sisyphus must never have seen Casey, the eye-candy they threw at us straight guys last season. Or Jillian, from Project Runway. (I didn’t even know both of ’em won the “Fan Favorite” awards for the their shows – which means there’s gotta be a lot of straight guys watching.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that…

1:13 – More stalling. Yawwwwwn. I think I’ll liveblog the Gopher’s-Illinois game.

1:13 – Illinois 33, Gophers 29 – early 2nd half.

1:13 PM: Foot is growing impatient and is thinking of Live Blogging the Gophers vs. Illinois game. I don’t know what Foot is smoking. The Gophers aren’t playing until tonight vs. UMD.

1:13 PM: Foot hallucinates: Illinois 33, Gophers 29 – early 2nd half. Uh Foot, they’re called periods. And if you are going to make up score, make it realistic – no hockey score has ever been 33 to 29.

11:43AM: All I hear is a buzzing sound.

1:15 – Commercial. “I’m Andy Willoughby! How the fuck are you anyway?!”

1:15 PM: Foot mocks Patriot sponsor Andy Willoughby. Well played, Foot.

11:45AM: Andy Williby is a great American and a true patriot. And I’m proud to have him as a sponsor.

1:20 – Production errors abound. Nihilist must be working behind the glass.

1:20 PM: Foot blames the Nihilist for the Patriot’s production errors. This must be the first time Foot has ever listened to the Patriot.

11:50AM: Heh. Well, our producer, a lovely young Russian lady named Anna, was new to the show. She usually produces Strom and NARN Volume 1 – and new people take some getting used to. She did a fine job.

1:21 – “NARN Idol”? Everybody vote Chad out. Please.

1:21 PM: Foot takes another shot at Chad. When Foot stages his coup and installs Packeria law, Chad will be the first inmate in the Lambeau re-education camp.

11:51AM: Aaaaah. Spring training, right around the corner.

1:22 – OMG!!!!!! Paul’s had a stroke!!!! I hope he’s OK.

1:22 PM: Foot is not just a law talking guy, he can also diagnose strokes over the air!

1:23 – Never mind. That’s how his voice always sounds.

1:23 PM: False alarm! Foot just mis-diagnosed the Nihilist’s voice.

11:53 AM: I was about ready to make him sing “Burning Love”.

1:24 – Ha ha! A shout out! No guys, since I can’t be in the studio today, I’m taking a supplementary role. Just adding value; not trying to be a substitute.

11:54AM: Foot had childcare duty yesterday. If he’d only known that now only was the Patriot’s green room crowded with kids in Moonchild’s age bracket, but that Moon would have been among the more sedate of the bunch, perhaps he’d have come in.

1:24 PM: Mitch acknowledges Foot’s live blog, but what about this ground breaking live blog of Foot’s live blog?

1:54AM: Not sure how Hugh or King or Ed or Michael do it, but I just can’t read blogs and do a talk show.

1:26 – And we have Nihilist’s first Ayn Rand reference at… 1:26. Mark!

1:26 PM: Foot mocks the Nihilist’s mention of Ayn Rand – but he neglects to acknowledge that it is in the context of Angelina Jolie.

11:56AM: I actually went a whole show with neither a Marisa Tomei nor a Scarlett Johannsen reference…

1:27 – Springsteen sucks! Maiden 4ever!

1:27 PM: Bravo Foot, for denouncing Springsteen. But the Iron Maiden shout-out is a little forced.

11:57AM: Speaking of forced – apropos of nobody, but why do so many metal singers sound like they’re trying to push a triangular steel dookie out the nether parts when they sing?

1:28 – NIHILIST FACT CHECK! Geldof praised Bush for helping fight AIDS in Africa – not hunger as Paul asserts.

1:28 PM: Foot has the audacity to fact check the Nihilist? He states that Geldoff praised Bush for helping fight AIDs in Africa and not hunger as the Nihilist said. I propose a compromise: let’s praise Bush for fighting both AIDs and hunger.

11:58AM: Not to mention for “I Don’t Like Mondays“.

1:33 – Obama girl bumper music. gag. Play some MAIDEN!!!1111!!11

1:33 PM: Foot calls on them to play some Iron Maiden. Uh Foot, this is the NARN, why don’t you go listen to some pirate junior high radio station?

11:03AM: Well, let’s be fair; we were talking about peoples’ cultish crushes on Obama. Someday when we do a show on, say, the Battle of Britain, I’ll have Anna or Matt dredge up “Aces High“. Or if we do a show, say, on, er, running to the hills for whatever reason, well, you know.

1:35 – Is Sisyphus liveblogging my liveblog yet?

1:35 PM: Yes, as a matter of fact I am.

11:05AM: I’m tempted to start singing “The Circle Of Life”

1:37 – I smell a future Lori Sturdevant multifisk this week…

1:37 PM: Foot smells a future Lori Sturdevant multifisk this week. All that means is that Lori isn’t on vacation.

11:07AM: True, but I think a mash-note to Erhardt will deserve a special effort.

1:40 – The mayor sends his props in the comment thread: “This is a riot! Go LF go!”

1:40 PM: The mayor of the MOB is calling for riots?

11:10AM: If I could have a nickel for every time Ed and I have looked through the glass wondering what on earth it was that had King guffawing…well, it’d be more money than I’ve made doing the show so far…

1:41 – Just a reminder: this liveblog will be more meaningful less meaningless if you listen to the stream here (or on the radio) while reading.

1:41 PM:Just a reminder, this live blog of a live blog will be less meaningless if you read Foot’s live blog here.

11:11AM: “…the ciiiiiircle of liiiiiiiiiiiife, it circles us aaaaaawaaaaaal…”

1:42 – First Nihilist P-Diddy reference at 1:42…MARK!

1:42 PM: Foot marks the Nihilist’s first P-Diddy reference at 1:42. P-Diddy has sure dropped off the map. I remember back when the Nihilist mentioned him every five minutes without fail.

11:12AM: If Diddy and Angelina Jolie didn’t exist, Nihlist would have to invent them.


1:46 PM: What about the FOO FIGHTERS! At least he isn’t occasionally posting OBAMA!

11:16AM: Anna does have a knack for bumper music.

1:47 – Shout out #2! (NOTE: I think Pinkmonkeybird liveblogged a NARN broadcast once. Now there’s a guy who doesn’t have a life.)

1:47 PM: Foot acknowledges another shout out for his live blog. Still no shout out for the live blog of the live blog.

11:17AM: Ahem?

1:48 – Maybe NARN should give this Downey guy a shot at replacing Ed.

1:48 PM: First the Ron Erhardt supporters try to convince people that Downey is running for Hennepin County Commissioner (and not challenging Ron Erhardt for the legislature endorsement) and now Erhardt supporter Learned Foot is starting the despicable rumor that Downey is auditioning for the NARN (and not challenging Erhardt). Shame, Foot, Shame!!

11:18AM: With any luck, pretty soon Erhardt can do a show on Air America Minnesota. (Do they still exist?)

1:49 – CLOSED CIRCUIT TO MITCH & NIHILIST: Don’t forget to plug the MilF.

1:49 PM: Foot calls for a plug of the MiLF. But plug what? There has been no date set for the MiLF, so far as I know.

11:19AM: Check out KAR for the latest on the Millard Filmore Golf Tournament!


1:50 PM: Foot is unwilling to interrupt his live blog to answer his phone. Telemarketers will be disappointed.

11:20AM: Mmm. Breakfast.

1:51 – Hah! That “wazzzup” thing was kinda funny.

1:51 PM: Props to Mitch and the Nihilist on the wazzup bit.

11:21AM: All kudos to NIGP. It was his idea. I just cut it together.

1:52 – Inver Grove Bites is a dump.

1:52 PM: “Inver Grove bites is a dump.” Uh, what?

11:22AM: I think he was perfectly clear. And accurate.

1:53 – Apparently Sisyphus has been liveblogging this liveblog. I have arrived.

1:53 PM: FINALLY! A shout out to this live blog by Foot. Yes, you have arrived!

11:23AM: Cry me a river.

1:56 – Do you think that if the Nihilist bumped into Lileks in the studio, there would a violent explosion like when matter collides with anti-matter. Perhaps Sisyphus the Physicist could shed some light on this.

1:56 PM: Foot asks me a physics question: “Do you think that if the Nihilist bumped into Lileks in the studio, there would a violent explosion like when matter collides with anti-matter.” No, of course not. But if they both said exactly the same thing at exactly the same time, their voices would cancel out and you would hear nothing.

11:26AM: Close; when they walked near each other, it caused a total eclipse.

1:58 – This hour – and this liveblog – is over!

1:58 PM: This liveblog of Foot’s liveblog is over!

11:28AM: And this lifeblog of the liveblogging of the the livethunderjournaling of a live talk show is now done.

3:06 PM: A shout-out to this liveblog of the liveblog by King Banaiaian on NARN “The Final Word”!

1:02PM: Does this mean I have to start over?

2 thoughts on “Delay-Blogging Yesterday’s Liveblogging of (and Liveblogging of the Liveblogging of) the NARN Show

  1. Hey, I realized today that it is only a matter of days before the St Paul paper goes bankrupt and their building is turned into condos.

    A) They now produce a little mini novelty paper.

    B) This is what they consider “news”. A snarky article on how an enlightened liberal Democrat can be married to a Republican. But it has a happy ending as the Republican is now an Obama supporter. My favorite line: “Still, it did not feel good when I told myself: I love a Republican. It felt, in fact, like I had betrayed someone. Or many people.

    Slowly, my close friends and family met Lorne. And slowly, one by one, they took me aside. “Ann,” they would hiss, “he’s a Republican.'”

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