The music they play is pretty crappy, but frankly that's neither here nor there. I could certainly spend my morning listening to moderately crappy music just to be polite. Frankly, even that is preferable to silence in a lot of circumstances.
But they, of course, play almost no crappy music. Instead they talk.
I don't have the slightest idea how anyone can tolerate people jabbering on in that radio, no dead air, way in the morning. I'm not sure I could listen to anyone no matter how smart, interesting, funny they might be doing that in the morning. I'm just really, really not a morning person and hearing constant talk in the morning literally gives me a headache.
But then this is not smart, interesting or funny.
This is, according to their website, Jackie and Bender.
Wherever you are and whatever you listen to, however, you know the schtick. It's a man and a woman. She treats him like a moron, he gamely plays along in an easy-going and self-effacingly defensive manner.
Today they were going over a the list of 25 Skills Every Man Should Know - Shouldn't that be "25 Skills Every Man Should Have? - with a guest and comparing which the guest could do and which the co-host could do. Not quickly, mind you, but this went on forever.
What pisses me off, however, isn't that they're stupid.
Hell, they're making a better living than me by having conversations so banal I wouldn't eavesdrop on them on a long bus ride. That must require some kind of skill.
No, it pisses me off that I suspect they're actually smarter than their conversation and are having a conversation at the moron level because they - or at least their bosses - assume we are as stupid as this conversation, and they are condescending to us, lowering the bar of human interaction to something actually below the lowest common denominator, so that we poor drones can be amused.
Then I just become depressed realizing that our society has enough people who are exactly that stupid that show after show runs on station after station in city after city across this nation of ours, and I wonder if we're worth saving at all...