Thursday, June 3, 2010

Thursday Scrapple

Media have been banned from Adam Lambert's show at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre.  Lambert's record label and handlers made the call, not the Kirby.  I'm not sure we would have covered it, but it seems Lambert's people think he's more important than he actually is.

You can tell it's an election year.  U.S. representatives are handing out money like the missiles fly tomorrow.

We received a phone call in the newsroom a couple weeks ago, a couple days after the election.  A viewer saw the ad Pat Toomey is running in his race versus Joe Sestak.  The caller got on us for running an old ad.  After all, the primary was over.  We had to tell her it was an ad for the UPCOMING election-- the one in November.

It's too early to be this hot.

The Pocono 500 was always a pleasant oasis in the desert of professional sports commercialism.  This year, it's over.  Get ready for the Gillette Fusion Pro Glide 500.  It really rolls off the tongue, doesn't it?

Jeff Zucker is getting more than $30 million to leave NBC.  Not bad for a guy who nearly destroyed the network.  How do I get a deal like that?

Speaking of former NBC employees, CBS is working on a new version of "Pyramid" with Andy Richter as the host.  Richter's funny, and as long as he doesn't try to become more important than the game, it could work.

A state expert says Luzerne County is doing an inadequate job of storing its records.  Raise your hand if you're surprised.

The FBI is now looking at local school districts and the way they awarded school bus contracts.  There's a juicy oyster just waiting to be shucked.

I want my Silly Bandz.

If Ken Griffey, Jr. had stayed healthy...

Ford is killing its Mercury line after 71 years.  It was conceived as a bridge between everyman Fords and expensive Lincolns.  I don't think I've ever known someone who owned a Mercury.