"Some Kind of Great Blow for Coolness"

February 14, 2007: Making It Right

I hope you were able to catch the show last night. It was stellar.

Andy: It's true, I guess, that there are many elderly people who depend on the Metropolitan Diary, but what you should have explained to him is that are many more really, really pathetic listeners who depend on our show, equally as much.

If you've been following this story on the blogs, you're not alone. You can read about it on The National Review or on Small Dead Animals. You can also read a ton about us on Gawker, a Manhattan media and gossip blog. They wrote about my phone call with the editor, and then they leaked a rumor that our prank may have killed the Metropolitan Diary.

That's right. No more precocious New York kids. No more amusing misspellings. Only the bad news will be left.

Now, sure, the Metropolitan Diary has had some problems with this in the past, they have a tendency to repeat themselves and they're no Overheard in New York, but no one ever wanted them to disappear. To be honest, my grandmother would never forgive me. Also, many of you have admitted really enjoying the column, even if just to poke fun at it.

According to Ken's last comment on this blog, the next episode of Seven Second Delay might need to be devoted to saving the Metropolitan Diary. I'll sure be listening.


Duncan said...

Andrea, I like how you've become "a WFMU intern." You might as well put that on your resume.

Andrea said...

I know! I just had "Blog Manager" on there before, but "Intern" has a nice ring to it.

Anonymous said...

So do you have any association at all with WFMU other than volunteering to help out Andy & Ken?

jwgh said...

Did the National Review call you to do fact-checking for its article?

Robin said...

I don't buy the notion that Mr. Pollak is kind of wanting the DD section to end anyway. Is this the break he has been waiting for? "Finally I can put an end to this nightmare! And blame Those Meddling Kids!"

Barbara said...

lts, cbIgt! Welcome, Robin & Andrea, to a long proud tradition - draw the winding line from MetDiary to Dear Abby and on around to Penthouse Forum. If only you had started with "I thought all these stories were made up..."

harper said...

Just listened to last week's episode... I always seem to be a week behind, and despite the often pointlessness of the show, I always stay caught up.

Anyway, point being that this was hands down one of the greatest episodes of 7 Second Delay. Despite apparently being in charge of a column that brings joy to the hearts of so many of our elders, Mr. Pollak himself seems to be a completely humourless turd while Ken and Andy solidified their status of two of the funniest men on the radio.

Sorry this has been so apparently stressful to you Andrea, but it made for great radio.