I turned on the television tonight, and got a hearty, unexpected laugh. The news anchor was introducing the meteorologist, a black girl named...
... Olga Breese.
A weather person by the name of Breese. A black girl named Olga. I thought it was funny.
Most air personalities choose stage names, so we can carry on like drunkards and pillagers without being outed. Do you really think Wolfman Jack's name was Jack?
Prior to my arrival on the airwaves of St. Louis, my general manager chose my air name and sent it via press release to all the newspapers and television stations. The name he chose - McDonnell Douglas. Named after an aviation company based here. He felt it would be a neat local tie-in.
Alas, it was not meant to be. He had to go fish the press releases out of the mail bin after discovering there was already a McDonnell Douglas on the air in St. Louis. Captain Mac Douglas, a traffic guy.
Life's just too funny to make shit up.