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- Some Unsolicited Marketing Advice From Mike Rowe at 37,000 Feet.
Jim Green: It is ALARMING whe (Type: photo | Published: 2014-11-17T20:27:49+0000)
The Real Mike Rowe: Some Unsolicited Marketing Advice From Mike Rowe at 37,000 Feet. Jim Green: It is ALARMING when we do the demographic post mortem on this election, because it is probable that it was decided by our RACISTS--voting against President Obama, who wasn’t on the ballot—that gave the Republicans their election wins—OUR GREED AND IGNORANCE, Amazon.com Jim Green: Why is the media avoiding that we have a U.S. Senate bought and paid for by the Koch Bros/1%--and what they want for their dollar is to cut THEIR taxes [for pure GREED], and cut regulations to increase the bottom line [for pure GREED]….in short “OUR GREED AND IGNORANCE” [Amazon] ruled the day Jim Green: Why on Earth would ANYONE vote Republican? A reptile has more decency than the Republicans in Congress! Only an odious toad would pass Ryan’s budget or gut Food Stamps—and these depraved snakes made them THEIR HIGHEST PRIORITY! If only one child in America goes hungry because of the Republican’s War on Children it explains why---IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO BE A CHRISTIAN, AND VOTE REPUBLICAN, Amazon/Kindle Jim Green: A CHALLENGE….will you PLEASE explain to the American people why you vote/are a Republican—because for the life of me I cannot understand WHY WOULD ANYONE VOTE REPUBLICAN! (NO trashing the Prez as a reason—it may make our RACISTS happy—but it is an idiotic explanation/justification.) See: “IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO BE A CHRISTIAN, AND VOTE REPUBLICAN,” on Amazon/Kindle Hi there, Jim Greetings, from somewhere over Colorado. It appears you’re still trying to sell some books on my Facebook page. Personally, I haven’t read them, and based on your marketing strategy, I suspect I’m probably not alone. Since part of your approach seems to involve me, I thought perhaps I might offer you some unsolicited marketing advice. I hope it’s not too presumptuous, but these tips have served me well over the years, and I can’t help but think you and your marketing team might benefit from their immediate implementation. 1. Consider starting off each blurb with a friendly salutation. In my experience, a little cordiality goes a long way, especially when you’re trying to persuade someone to give you money. 2. Think about addressing your audience as something other than “racists,” “reptiles,” and “toads.” I get that you want to be provocative, but if your goal is to sell your book, a number of well-known studies have proven it’s best not to insult your potential customers. 3. Reconsider your commitment to caps and exclamation points. These are excellent choices when warning people about a fire, a volcanic eruption, an ebola outbreak, or a looming tsunami. But I’m afraid their use in the context of a book sale implies a level of urgency that may exist only in your mind. If you really want to persuade thoughtful people that Christians can’t vote for Republicans and remain Christian, you’ll need to appear credible - not hysterical. Lower case should work just fine. 4. Consider limiting each blurb to a single entry. When you post the identical screed four times in a row, it looks very much like a broken record sounds. This will lead people to conclude that you’re either a) inept at posting, or b) deliberately obnoxious. Neither conclusion is likely to lead to a sale. Remember, most people see posts like yours as small piles of vomit that they can quickly step around. But when the same vomitus post appears multiple times, you force my friends here to slosh through a virtual lake of spew. Ironically, this will not only make more people like you even less, it will decrease the odds that someone who might actually share your world view will feel inclined to purchase your book. (I’ve deleted all of your redundant posts from this morning, but left the original. You’re welcome.) 5. Regarding your overall claim, I’m not an authority on Republicans or Christians, but last I checked, America is still populated by plenty of both. Unless you wish to alienate a majority of the country, you might consider something a tad more conciliatory. Something like - “There is no "R" in Jesus - But There’s G-O-P in Gospel!” Finally, with respect to your "challenge," I’m not a registered Republican, but from time to time, I have voted like one. If you really want to know why, ask me in a fashion that incorporates the aforementioned steps, and I’ll try to explain it to you. In the meantime, GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mike PS. As you can see, the captain has given me some plastic wings. So clearly, I know what I'm talking about.Comments:
leann rogers lewis - Are you sure you're not southern? You exhibit our ability to tell someone to go to hell in a very thoughtful and polite manner.
terra matthews - Ok I've never commented before but I do read your posts regularly and I just have to tell you that it fascinates me how you deal with things like this. People attack you, question you and are just plain rude and you respond with calm humor while still making a very clear point. It's amazing. I envy you but will never be like you because of my genetic gift of red hair, I hope you continue to be so eloquent and I will continue to fly off the handle with uncontrolled emotional outrage while admiring you from afar! Hats off to you sir. ;)
michael littleton - It's times like this where I wonder why any person would want to be famous. Having to deal with nut jobs like that would make me crazy. Although the plastic wings are a nice perk.
lea maschal hilscher - “There is no "R" in Jesus - But There’s G-O-P in Gospel!”...I may have to steal that quote (giving due credit to Mike Rowe, of course!) LOL
cynthia lipford - Mike Rowe, I don't care what your politics are (it's nobody's business, unless you advocate the violent overthrow of the governments or the extermination of certain ethnic groups), but I almost NEVER vote Republican and I think you are fantastic. And thank you for not making your response a political rant but rather a critique on annoying illogical douchebaggery. :-)
yon r. hardisty - LOL! I have a friend, Rusty, on the plane with you that just posted he saw you in first class! He was giggling that is a little more "compact" in steerage ;) But, I just saw your post and had to make the connection. Such a small world ;)
caroline sauers - your mom raised a pisser. i got to give her credit. dinners with you and your family must be spectacular!
raymond bradley - Jim has apparently not met some of the lizards I know. You think you're cool with them, you think everything's fine, that everybody's friendly, and then they turn around and eat your pet cricket. NOT COOL, LIZARD, NOT COOL!
marissa cox - I really like you. You know what I like about you, Mike Rowe? I like that I don't know what political party you align yourself with or what God(s) you do or do not worship, and I have never read any piece of writing by you that contains a talking point from either side. You know what you stand for and you are consistent and unapologetic in your application of your particular brand of logic and rational thinking. You are an equal opportunity distributor of straight talk, and I, for one, appreciate the hell out of you.
micah moore - Well said, Captain Gentle Bitchslap.
gayle couch - Please people. Don't turn this into a political debate. if ya'll noticed, Mike managed to get is point across without bashing either side. Let us have the same classy style please. Excellent work Mike.
george fallar - "lower case should work just fine"... a motto to live by.
your friend... e e
gayle edwards - Disagreeing with the president and his insane policies is NOT racist. Btw, I am not Republican. And another btw, yes, I do resent paying almost ten grand a year for health insurance I can't afford to use because of the outrageous deductible I am forced to have in order to afford the monthly premium.
michele gibson - Mike I'm beyond frustrated with people calling me a racist because I voted for Republicans. I don't view the president as a Black man but rather as a man and I didn't vote for him because (in the beginning) I didn't think his experience fit the job requirements and the second time because he had made a mess of absolutely everything. This past election the GOP got my vote because I felt it was important to put people in office who were committed to getting this nation back on track with good jobs, reasonable healthcare options, a national energy policy based on North American resources, and security of both of our national borders and internationally. If that makes me a racist in Jim's eyes then I wish he'd explain it to me without caps and exclamation points.....for now I'm staying away from his books and spending my time watching your show instead. Keep up the great work and remember that until your wings are metal you're not allowed to fly that big bird.
sarah b. kovalevich - Mike Rowe is the most polite badass around.
mel hollis - "There is no "R" in Jesus - But There’s G-O-P in Gospel!” If that isn't already a country music song, it SO should be.
john-paula calvanico - Mike Rowe, it takes a certain kind of finesse to call someone an a$$hole without actually saying it. You sir possess that finesse, keep on trucking...uh flying my friend 👍
judy sims - Who the heck is Jim Green? (In case Jim Green is reading this post.)
michelle smith stephens - I'm thinking is posting something STUPID just so I to can get a Mike Rowe tongue lashing!!!! 😝❤💋
mark glidden - 120 years ago we had Mark Twain to take on the idiots, 80 years ago we had Will Rogers to call bullsh*t on the authority of the day and do it with humor and grace. Thankful that Mike Rowe has emerged at a time that we needed someone to lead the charge again.
matt potter - There's S-E-L in Gospel, but maybe not so much at his Amazon site?
- Someone want to tell me what the hell is going on here?
Or here? (Type: photo | Published: 2014-11-19T15:28:57+0000)
The Real Mike Rowe: Someone want to tell me what the hell is going on here? Or here?Comments:
kyle lanter - You meet up with Doc Brown to dig up the DeLorean from where he hid it in a cave and after a long kooky adventure find yourself sentenced to community service in which you're forced to give "Safety First" lectures.
gary smith - Praying for strength prior to your re-enactment of that scene from Brokeback Mountain?
marc schuetrum - It's obvious. You have officially joined the wall holders union. A very important job wall holding is. I can see by the look on your face that you have already passed the apprentice level and are a journeyman wall holder. Good luck in achieving the Master level.
bethany alden riggs - 1st pic: "I know 'Somebody's Gotta Do It' but this is getting out of hand."
2nd pic: (at the ensuing press conference) "I did not have sexual relations with that man."
Sorry, I couldn't help it. You just look too alarmed in that second picture. :)
crystal ellingwood - I just can't quit you! ;)
rosie wright stoll peterson - Stratify or testify, Somebody's Gotta Do It!
rory may - Two men enter, one man leaves
janet caperton - In the first one, Mike Rowe, you've buried the bodies, and in the second one, you are asking for help in finding the poor souls ...... ok so I read too many books, and watch too much Criminal Minds and CSI ... :)
kristi lusk - Can't watch it. Dish Network Lost CNN, due to Turner Broadcasting dispute.
jonathan rudy - Does PIO stand for Poop Inspection Officer? ;)
kathy akers - Not exactly the spa treatment I envisioned when I purchased the Groupon😁
gary anderson - Pic1: 'The extra chili on that chili dog may not have been a great idea...'
Pic2: 'I did not realize that public flatulence was a crime in Colorado. I sincerely apologize if I offended anyone worse that I offended myself.'
denise treasure - Is that ted Nugent?
david fox - Presidential nominee and running mate...good ticket..got my vote
john paul harris - Crocodile Dundee meets Indiana Rowe.
joy turner raley - so sad that I can't see this show. stupid dish :(
sue rakes - i cant go if you're watching
eric m. francis - So this one time at cowboy camp
michael wilson - First pic: Do you hear Banjo Music, Second pic : Yes, I am launching an investigation into "Dirty" Politics, Someones gotta do it
tisa nelson mustafa - Ernest looking for Vern?
michelle eowyn rigby - The second one you say "what? Nobody told me it was Michelle Rigby's birthday and that she would love a birthday wish from me!" ;) haha
- Firdays With Freddy
Pig. It's what's for dinner.
Freddy (Type: photo | Published: 2014-11-22T00:09:27+0000)
The Real Mike Rowe: Firdays With Freddy Pig. It's what's for dinner. FreddyComments:
candice rapley - Can I just auto-like anything this man posts? Might as well.
jack donaldson - I got mc donald's gift card here:https://www.facebook.com/1497196887219194
thumbs up if it works!
david aldrich - It is every dog's mission to remove the squeaker from their toys.
matthew adams - Somebody's Gotta Do It!
ellen plackemeier mercante - It appears that a "squeakectomy" has been performed... That Freddy is such a swine :)
karen blumst - Many dogs love toys, many dogs love to make the squeakers squeak, but most dogs embrace the tedious job of squeak extraction..... to make their humans proud. Mine particularity embrace the concept of extracting the offending squeaker with minimal damage to toy. Freddie needs to work his technique, but he's young yet.
stephen reeves - The other white meat!!!!
will taylor - Despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary keep in mind that he is in fact innocent until proven guilty. Truth is he may have just stumbled upon this poor mangled animal and what you see in this pic is his heartfelt attempt to put this unfortunate creature back together again.
susan brelet - Freddy is a frustrated surgeon!! So is my Jack Russell he immediately de squeaks and disembowels all his animals!! The most fun we have with him and his toys is timing him on how fast he can remove its squeaker!
bill lathrop - My dogs take the toy and chew a tiny hole in it, then pull all the stuffing out through the tiny hole...the house looks like a crime scene, and the skin of the stuffed animal is empty...
david adams - This is proof, Freddy, is not a muslim. Lol
kelly bain - My chocolate lab as a puppy howled in her crate until my 6 y. o. daughter volunteered, a few years past the height of Barney craze, her stuffed Barney. Cocoa curled up with Barney, no more howling.
One of the happiest days of my life was coming down stairs one morning and finding Barney ripped stem to stern and disembowled.
bill birmingham - Squeaker terminated!!!!
kathy zang - Hi Fred,
You look rested. Those long toys are the best. I wash out the saliva smell, re-stuff and rotate the toys. It's a ball pulling out all that white stuff! I know!
And then you can run around the house, shaking the dead carcass, showing off your triumph. You know what is really neat? See if you can leave the computer turned on to a picture re-stuffing the pig with an empty water bottle. Or even one with a few kibble in it.
Bonus play! Crunch the pig's insides and then figure out how to get the treats. Don't let the biped know, but my Maggie grabs a bottle with her paws and twists off the cap. Lefty loosey doesn't present the same problem to her as it does to your human.
Enjoy! Wait until you find out what happens next week. Unbridled gluttony.
kendra burda demme - That's a pretty clean squeaker removal. You do nice work Freddy.
alissa miller - Love Fridays with Freddy! Totally makes my week
beverly a cummins - I have sewed so many dog toys back together with dental floss . LOL
fox doucette - Leviticus be damned, if God didn't want us to eat pigs, He wouldn't have made them out of pork, ham, and bacon.
kim bleiweiss - You can order a whole bag of replacement squeakies on Amazon. We have to do replacement surgery frequently.
jennifer abruscato - There's a special place in the sky for all of the toys my dog has destroyed.
elizabeth herbst mullins - Stuficide is what we call this activity.
- To the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, Guardsmen, (Coastal and National,) and all the men a (Type: photo | Published: 2014-11-11T23:03:25+0000)
The Real Mike Rowe: To the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, Guardsmen, (Coastal and National,) and all the men and women of the US Armed Forces: Thanks. Sincerely, Mike RoweComments:
jason mccabe - Mike. I've always respected you as a moderate social and political voice. You are exactly what i point to when people ask me what show represents America. I wish You would run for office as a centrist moderate independent. You have my vote already.
emma mathis - 'Somebody's Gotta Do It' Mike, and it's been my honor and privilege!
steve foran - For 24 years it was my pleasure to serve. Thanks for everything you do Sir!
barbara scalici gatti - Mike, I am the proud grandchild of my little Italian Grandpa who served in WW1 during the worst conflicts leading to the events that ended the war. He was part of the battalion that was almost completely wiped out during the Battle of the Argonne Forest. He was granted citizenship when he was 25 years old when he joined the service. Before he passed away, he ALWAYS made a fuss on 11/11 as a proud veteran. I wear a poppy for my Poppi. :)
connie marks - From a VIETNAM VETERAN..... You're very welcome, Mike Rowe
steve allen - Thanks for remembering us, Mike.
dav - Thank you for your love and support, Mike. We ned more like you.
lee calamaio - #mikeroweforpresident
dav - Thank you for the love and support, MIke.
terror dahveed - Get your hands out of you pockets and put some starch in your back.
fred stipkovits - Mike Rowe Thank you for remembering the US Coast Guard. It is all too often we are missed and forgotten! I know I speak for all Coasties when I say thanks!
jean anderson roode - As a South African I had the priviledge of visiting your beautiful country a few days ago. DC was a huge tribute to all your armed forces. your respect and honour shown your men and women in uniform, present and past was very moving. its what makes you such a great nation. I felt honoured to visit your memorials.
patrick morgan - Mike, I always feel awkward when someone thanks me for my service, I don't know why. Maybe it's because I felt I had an obligation to serve? I'm not sure. But without a doubt I know for myself and my fellow vets, we do without a doubt appreciate a Thank You every now and then! No matter how awkward it might make us feel! With that being said, you are welcome sir! I would go back and do it all again!
chris williams - Mike Rowe,
Run for president.
sean marshall - Simple, and sincere...nice, Mr. Rowe. Can we nominate you for POTUS?
martin ranalli - You are quite welcome Mr. Rowe. It was my pleasure and honor to serve. Sometimes it wasn't the best job and it was never easy to leave family and friends at home, but "Somebody's Gotta Do It".
cody brown - Mike Rowe, You thank us everyday by being one hell of a great American. Thank you.
david p carpenter - mike no thanks is necessary. we serve or have served because we love this country. I for one would do it again if needed
mark brashears - I am a 24 year veteran of the Air Force. It was my honor and privilege to serve my country. I have always liked and respected what you do. Keep up the good work.
tammy robinson courtney - It was only 7 years of my life, but it defined who I became for the rest of my life. Joined the U.S. Air Force at 17 and was an emergency medic 1982-1989.
maggie green - I expected a long, well written and eloquent speech. Your simple Thanks really hit me for some reason. As usual you hit the mark. Nothing more needs to be said...just thanks. <3
- Happening now...http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2m3avv/i_am_mike_rowe_and_i_cant_seem_to_ (Type: photo | Published: 2014-11-12T17:58:06+0000)
The Real Mike Rowe: Happening now...http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2m3avv/i_am_mike_rowe_and_i_cant_seem_to_hold_a_job_ive/ Ask me something I've never been asked...Comments:
michael j. fleck - How did you end up becoming the pinup guy for middle aged women across America and will you please never meet my wife?
wanda sudis - Would you go to my next family reunion as my boyfriend?
elaine winkel - I'd like to see you on Dancing with the Stars. Would you consider it?
craig ewer - I just returned from afghan, would you consider doing a uso tour overseas doing random on base jobs?
victoria swinburne - Boxers or briefs?
megan moulton - How much do you just love being Mike Rowe? I mean, I'm pretty happy with being Megan Moulton but being Mike Rowe...do you get out of bed and do a little dance in the morning to celebrate? Do you startle yourself in the mirror in a holy-crap-Im-Mike-Rowe kind of way?
julie deprospero burns - What's the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?
stacy treherne petty - You recognize the dilemma of seeking questions on Reddit via Facebook?
cindy clark john - Would you consider playing Christian Gray in the next Fifty Shades of Gray?
shari sinsley johnson - He's on Reddit.com people follow the link! He's not answering questions here...
rick hendrix - Why do students, teachers, bankers, postal workers and anyone else that has a state or federal job get Veterans Day off, but Veterans don’t?
charles rutledge - WOULD you consider ...SERIOUSLY ...consider running for PRESIDENT as an independent for 2016
karla riddell - what is the one thing you have never been asked?
cindy thompson - I've never used reddit, so if someone has an account please ask Mike if he has ever thought of doing a calendar to sell for MRWorks. He might as well make some money for his charity off all us drooling middle-aged women!!!
phyllis gemmell - Would you plead a case against Common Core Math? Somebody's gotta do it or our kids will be saddled with this for the rest of their lives. See a few examples of it before you decide. The future needs you, Mike.
deanna claburn - Would you consider doing a totally nude photo shoot?
roberta trujillo hupp - Have you ever considered having your cameraman follow you around 24/7 and calling the show "Freddy's Neanderthal"?
lea sturdevant epperson - Did you know that me & best friend took life size "Flat Mike Rowe" to Spain, Switzerland and Italy on vacation and that people in those countries love you too and they wanted their picture with "Flat Mike Rowe" too?
ian lewis - http://i.imgur.com/9vzYQwj.jpg
You need to go to the link above to ask the questions.
nicki wheaton - Will you please run for president??
jerry prsha - How much does Canada weigh?
- Tonight show, barring some unanticipated global calamity, will air at 9 PM Eastern time on CNN. (Type: photo | Published: 2014-11-12T19:46:51+0000)
The Real Mike Rowe: Tonight show, barring some unanticipated global calamity, will air at 9 PM Eastern time on CNN. Today's caption contest is inspired by this photo. Let the cleverness begin.Comments:
beth straub - Pharaoh good time, watch Somebody's Gotta Do It
aslynn brown - Mike Rowe denies involvement in "Pyramid scheme"
michelle l. barr - Is that the Pope in the mirror behind you? Lol!
aslynn brown - No one can resist Mike Rowe's Pharaoh-mones
monica nelson - Hair Club for Mesopotamians
tom lapham - I don't sphynx so ...
lara allen fabans - "Born in Arizona, Moved to Babylonia...."
eric m. weber - Mike unveils 3500 year Old Mullet
chris hoskin - "not tonight I'm having my pyramid...."
northern chique - A pope, a pharaoh and a producer walk into a bar...
greg brown - "Does this make my Tut look big?"
kaitlyn stein sims - This Sphinx to high heaven, but somebody's gotta do it.
tinamarie masseth - Egypt you last week but we are on tonight, no de-Nile.
jerry bearden - I like big tuts and I cannot lie
vanessa smith - Tonight on Somebody's Gotta Do It: Mike wants his Mummy
cade westenhagen - Mike Rowe shows his asp again tonight on "Somebody's got to do it"
jackie trapp price - Great, now I can't get this song out of my head: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgTPH5y1-ZI
beth huff - I don't always wear an Egyptian headpiece, but when I do, even the Pope stops to notice. Keepin it classy my friends.
jena wood - Work like an Egyptian
michael nelson - Somebody's Gotta Do It. Sphinx tested, Mummy approved.
carol murray - I hope you didn't spend a lot on your new hairdo, as it looks like egypt'd you.
- I’m feeling guilty. Terribly, terribly guilty. You see, earlier today, I was invited to answe (Type: photo | Published: 2014-11-13T02:50:06+0000)
The Real Mike Rowe: I’m feeling guilty. Terribly, terribly guilty. You see, earlier today, I was invited to answer some questions over on Reddit. Normally, I wouldn’t look twice at another site, but there was something impossibly sexy about those reddites, or Redditors, or whatever it is they call themselves. What began with a few innocent questions quickly escalated. One question lead to another, and then another, and before long I was overwhelmed by an orgy of inquiries. Anyway, I’d like to atone. If you watched tonight’s show (which is still on!) and you have questions, post them here, and I’ll reply with a video response. I would never do that for anyone but you. Honest. Meanwhile, Greg Brown wonders, "Does this make my Tut look big?" You win Greg. Congrats and thanks. If you want a signed version, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.Comments:
tony gabrielse - Does this make my Tut look big?
I don't Sphinx so.
giovanni vargas - Is that the Pope behind you?
dea mari little - Mike, do you ever get tired of being every woman's dream? <3
john kraljevich - So last night, I bet my wife a dollar that was you doing voice-over on the show How The Universe Works. Upon winning, she insisted she'd only pay me in pennies. I bet her double or nothing that I could get you to answer my question on here. So my question is this: shouldn't the US Mint stop making cents so people can't threaten to pay bets in worthless coins anymore?
sheryl deboer sweeney - Would consider narrating the audio version of Fifty Shades??
cherie fieno - https://screen.yahoo.com/king-tut-000000724.html
jessica crofts - You should be a narrator of some sexy book. I would definitely buy that. ; )
joe jones - How did you get the Pope to photobomb you in this pic?
rob king - You spend such an insane amount of your time every day on other people... So I'm wondering, when you have "free time", exactly what do you do for fun?
mike holmes - It's amazing you give us so much of your time, Thank you we enjoy it
kelly holmes - I don't have a question. I do not mean to be rude when I say I've never followed your work. I've seen maybe one episode of Dirty Jobs, but I read your AMA today on reddit just because. And I'm very, very glad I did. I'm a welder & you said very nice things about welders. But! You also said very real things about this country's education system. I just wanted to thank you for your dedicated work tackling the Skills Gap issue/phenomenon/tragedy. It seems to me that not enough people are talking about this. I was lucky to see it early on & chose my trade, But others are now stuck in a mountain of debt. All the while guidance counselors are still wagging their fingers in the face of blue collar work, why? So, thank you & keep it up!
rick rappe - How long do you think it will take your sponsors to realize that if they have you narrate their commercials people will stop fast forwarding through them?
charity hart - Pick me pick me. !!
Will you consider a children's book featuring Freddie ? And jobs that he finds. I think it's a great way to get your message out to the little ones. 🎓🔧✒️📚
cassandra turnah - I once sat through all ten hours of a Dirty Jobs marathon, only exiting my spot on the couch to pee. Do you realize you ruin lives? "Oh, Mike Rowe is doing something? Farewell, ambition."
kathy steen clayton - http://i.imgur.com/1m5DZDN.jpg
julie daniels - I like big tuts and I cannot lie...
laura k thorpe - Hi Mike! If Dancing With the Stars came calling, would you do it? :) We love you and Freddie here in MI!
carrie wilmer comer - Have you thought about doing a kids show? Something where you profile various career options and have the person talk about how they became, I don't know say a welder or zoo worker? Kids seem to love you-my son is a big fan as are many of his friends-and a show that would start them thinking of what they might want to be down the road would be a great thing so they could look at class choices in high school or a vocational program. Dirty Jobs kind of did this but it could be more kid friendly (no lamb neuterings with teeth). Maybe the new show does this, can't say as Turner has kept me from finding out.
charlotte nelson - How did you learn to take criticism so well? You seem to have such a unique way in handling your critics so just thought I would ask. Thanks
alice hayward - Is the pope in the background,??
vickie coats - I am so sad we don't get CNN now,but will you answer this anyway??? .Do you remember saying "Rescue Swimmer Dave Coats" on the Deadliest Catch episode regarding the Katmai rescue in 2009 Season 6 episode 3? I have followed you for years and believe it or not, hearing your voice say my husband's name on that show was almost as good as seeing my husband getting the recognition I know he always deserved. It was awesome. You have the best voice ever!
- Caution - the following post is too long, too exhausting, and too packed with fancy phraseology (Type: photo | Published: 2014-11-14T18:51:45+0000)
The Real Mike Rowe: Caution - the following post is too long, too exhausting, and too packed with fancy phraseology to be read by anyone with a job, a mate, or anything resembling a life. It’s the latest salvo in what Baltimore Talk Radio is calling a “blog fight” between myself and David Simon, the creator of Homicide and The Wire. I’m not sure it’s a fight, per se, but this is the latest from David’s blog, with my replies. Seriously - do NOT proceed if you’re prone to headaches. DS: It seems that despite the most temperate reply possible, I’ve been drawn into another absurdist debate about whether The Wire, or Homicide, or perhaps even The Corner is good or bad for Baltimore. This time, the righteous indignation about the tarnish applied to my city’s reputation is from a gentleman named Mike Rowe. A Baltimore native, he is employed elsewhere in this great diaspora of television and he has now assumed the mantle of defender of my city’s reputation as a worthy ville. MR: Thanks for being gentle with me. I’m grateful. But who exactly, has drawn you into another “absurdist debate?” My concern for Baltimore is neither righteous nor indignant. I haven’t vowed to defend her virtue, or assumed the mantle of her official protector. And in spite of the headline in the article where you were quoted, I’m not coming to “save” Baltimore. I’m coming home to visit my parents and shoot a TV show. DS: Mr. Rowe marks his displeasure with our work by reductively describing it as a depiction of “drug dealers” and “pimps” that is sufficient to convince anyone that Baltimore is a mere cesspool, certain and fixed. In this simplicity, he joins, by late count, a few business leaders, several political aspirants and at least two police commissioners in decrying narratives that don’t provide the imagery with which Baltimore wishes to adorn itself. MR: Again, I’m afraid you’re mistaken. I never said I was “displeased” by your work. In fact, I called The Wire “one of the greatest pieces of narrative fiction ever written,” and offered to buy you a beer. I have never decried the importance of storytelling, or lobbied for a single, sanitized version of the city. I’ve simply suggested that many people with no firsthand experience of Baltimore now harbor an impression that’s both negative and unbalanced. I suspect the same is true in Albuquerque, where the success of Breaking Bad has made that worthy ville synonymous with the finest methamphetamine money can by. Obviously, that’s not Vince Gilligan’s fault, even though the success of his show is the proximate cause of an unintended association. DS: Having been specifically directed to Mr. Rowe’s remarks and asked for comment by the Baltimore City Paper, here is the sum of my entire response. It is distinct from the writing of any City Paper essayist and it alone represents my position. The City Paper‘s arguments necessarily remain its own; they do not coincide with mine at points. I wrote: “Speaking for the collective that worked on the narratives in question, we undertook to tell those stories as best we could in the hope that they would be honest and relevant to the whole of our city, to our divided American society and to the fundamental necessity that is our shared future. We even operated with some hope that such storytelling might help lead to redress and reconsideration of certain policies and priorities. “On a personal level, that’s simply my job. It was my job as a reporter and as an author. It is my job still and I take it seriously. “Certainly, there are other meaningful uses for narrative and imagery, and civic boosterism is one such laudable purpose. That is the job of others and I understand that they, too, take their labors seriously. “As a Baltimorean fully vested in the city’s future, I can respect and support such efforts and purposes, even should others demonstrate less understanding and respect for the role of storytelling as a means of offering dissent and opening civic and societal debate.” Exactly what did I claim here? MR: That’s an excellent question. DS: 1.That our narratives were undertaken in earnest and to an ethical and professional purpose, and that my colleagues and I believe the narratives address fundamental issues and concerns that ought to be addressed. And, oh yeah, we take our role as storytellers seriously. 2. That these are not the only narratives and images that can represent the city, and that civic boosterism or promotion is also a laudable goal undertaken by equally serious and committed people. 3.That as we are Baltimoreans, living here and vested in our collective future, we support efforts to improve the city’s image. Rather than critique Mr. Rowe’s fledgling endeavors in any way — and certainly with less reductive cynicism than his depiction of our own efforts — we find it easy to support and encourage him. And for this, there are now people with their asses in the air, including Mr. Rowe who has already fired off more verbiage? Really? Is there a cognitive problem here? MR: Quite possibly. I’m not that bright. Moreover, I’m not always sure where my ass is, or the asses of others. What baffles me though, is where you got the idea that I’m critical of your work? I praised both Homicide and The Wire, and thanked you sincerely for providing hours of high quality entertainment. DS: Mr. Rowe got a careful, polite reply because he managed to critique our storytelling without, say, the bombast of a city council president who actually used her post to attempt to pass official proclamations against The Wire (What business does any government have sanctioning or opposing narrative?), or a police commissioner who demanded apologies for the narrative existing (Not enough for him to dislike or critique a story, he instead demands that those who would tell a tale not to his liking actually apologize for doing so?), or a mayor who wanted to be governor and actually attempted to use his administrative authority to alter or prohibit the narrative itself. (Will you change the story or quit the story, or do I keep holding up your film permits?) MR: Yikes! Thank goodness I made “The Polite Reply List!” DS: Over the years, telling these tales in which we believed proved, at points, a source of direct conflict with city officials who were willing to do far more than merely vent their personal displeasure as critique. In those instances, yes, I felt obliged to defend with some vigor the legitimate right to tell a story that serves interests other than the glorification of Baltimore and its present administrations. MR: I’m glad you did. Scripted television is better for your efforts. Unfortunately, Marge from Iowa is still under the impression that a visit to Baltimore will end with her demise. And Bob from Virginia is pretty sure that Albuquerque is overrun with meth labs. Marge and Bob are not idiots. But, like most viewers, they’re influenced by the power of a good narrative and the enduring impact of consistent, evocative imagery. DS: Here, though, I read carefully and understood what Mr. Rowe did and did not argue. And my comments were proportioned to make clear that there was plenty of room for his good efforts on behalf of the city, that such efforts easily obtain my support, and that those efforts did not, in my mind, necessarily conflict with the concurrent responsibility by others to use narrative and imagery to tell hard truths about our city, our nation, and our national priorities and policies. That’s the sum of what went back over the transom. MR: Then why let yourself get dragged into another “absurdist debate?” What do you care about the fledgling efforts of a Baltimore expat from the “diaspora of television?” Regardless, what came over MY transom was the totality of an article in which your comments appeared, the gist of which compared the authenticity of a PR campaign, a reality show, and a scripted drama. That’s what I primarily responded to. But here, you’re not responding to anything I actually directed to you. You’re making me a straw man, and it’s obvious. DS: Too much? If Mr. Rowe can dish out his caricatures about who populates The Wire and Homicide — pimps and dealers and junkies, oh my! — yet finds himself unable to endure the brutalities of the above reply, he boasts a sensitivity that I fear cannot long endure in the town of his birth. After all, the only phrase I offered in critique of Mr. Rowe’s performance, rather than in direct support of his effort on behalf of Baltimore, was to note his apparent lack of understanding for the role of storytelling that doesn’t affirm what those in power already wish to have said about just how swell they’ve administered things. For that, you can’t rely on political leaders, or celebrity promotional campaigns, or any deep reservoir of empathy from many of those whose lives are arrayed on the right and profitable side of a status quo. For that, some measure of dissent is required. MR: Again, I’m not sure what I’ve said or written to make you think I might disagree with your right to dissent, or the importance of what you do. Maybe you’re so accustomed to being attacked, that you simply assume the world is out to silence you? For the record, I’m not. And don’t worry about the brutalities - my skin is plenty thick. DS: Any insult from Mr. Rowe’s remarks may well have been unintended; however, the pimps and dealers and drug addicts that this gentleman so easily and hastily conjured to lament our narratives are, of course, a minority of the characters actually depicted in those stories. MR: So what? We barely saw the shark in Jaws, but it’s implied presence was enough to keep millions of rational people out of the water for years. There were a lot of characters in Breaking Bad that weren’t addicted to meth, but that’s cold comfort for The Albuquerque Tourism Bureau. Proportionality has nothing to do with perception. Perception on the other hand, becomes reality in no time. DS: But in focusing on those few stereotypes, Mr. Rowe was clearly raising an argument that I find familiar and disturbing: That an undeserving portion of Baltimore has been chronicled at the expense of a Baltimore more deserving of attention, and that the America left behind by deindustrialization, poverty and the depredations of the drug war should just quiet the fuck down while we sell more of the America that has not been so marginalized. MR: I can understand why that argument might trouble you. But I have no idea why you think I’m raising it. I’ve never said that your narratives have come at the expense of others, or suggested that one part of the city is more “deserving” than another. DS: Mr. Rowe, there are literally hundreds of television narratives — sitcoms and reality shows and comic-book dramas and cops-and-robbers affirmations of law and order out there, shows about the America in which human beings are still valued and in which capital still operates to the advantage of the many. By contrast, there was, for a brief time, one little-watched drama on one pay channel that tried to tell a story in that part of the nation where those things are no longer close to fucking true. That story happened to be set in the city of Baltimore; Mr. Rowe now asserts that as far as he is concerned it was one story too many. I do indeed find that stance offensive, parochial and myopic. Telling only the pretty, affirming stories has a cost, too. MR: That’s a fine rant, and I must say, it’s exciting when you talk dirty. But this would all make so much more sense if I had actually asserted any of what you claim. Again - I have never suggested that your stories shouldn’t exist. I’ve never suggested that you should alter a single word. I have never suggested that only the pretty, affirming stories have merit. I get that others have, but I have not. DS: Telling tales in which the poor and marginalized — including those who live and work amid an underground economy that is, in fact, the largest employer in Baltimore city — are rendered as human rather than as merely the chow for avenging cops has, at least, some small chance of perhaps slowing the war on the underclass now ongoing in this country. If it is tough work that Mr. Rowe chronicles — and I understand it’s his stock in trade — then the ease with which he throws judgment across the chasm between the two Baltimore’s has perhaps denied him some fresh material, and some real insight into one of the hardest, most destructive and self-destructive occupations in one of America’s largest growth industries. MR: Well, you got me there. I am guilty of judging the actions of human beings. And when human beings sell drugs to kids, or deliberately hurt other human beings, I condemn their actions. But I have not condemned you, David. As for my stock in trade - I produce light-hearted portrayals of hard-working people doing honest labor, and profiles of mostly anonymous people pursuing legal activities with passion and good humor. I’m not in the business of highlighting destructive or self-destructive behavior. But I appreciate the suggestion. DS: The drug war doesn’t endure as it has for 60-odd years without people being fed a media diet of contempt for dealers and pimps and addicts in the precise terms that Mr. Rowe feels so comfortable venting. We don’t become the most incarcerative society in the history of mankind without so easily dehumanizing those who are consigned to the parts of our city that Mr. Rowe, the Greater Baltimore Committee and aspiring politicians might struggle to sell as authentic or charming. Moreover, I hold the audience for our harsher narratives — and indeed for other, warmer storytelling about Baltimore — in much higher regard than Mr. Rowe, apparently. I think viewers are smart enough to understand that these stories represent certain quadrants of my city, but not all of Baltimore, and even more certainly not the whole of the metropolitan area. They are stories about one America, long and purposely ignored and isolated, and while set in Baltimore, they are applicable to East St. Louis or South Chicago or North Philadelphia. Anyone who thinks The Wire is all of Baltimore is as much a fool as anyone who can be shown a crabcake and convinced that the Inner Harbor is all of the city. Pretending otherwise — from either end — is a mug’s game. MR: Well then, maybe I’m a mug. But let me see if I’ve got this straight. You think the war on drugs has been prolonged because the media has successfully dehumanized criminals by portraying them in a stereotypical, one-dimensional fashion. You also believe that viewers are too smart to conclude that your stories are representative of Baltimore in general. But if viewers are able to discern something that obvious, why are they so easily influenced by the ham-fisted caricatures of pimps and pushers and addicts? Why can’t they see past the obvious stereotypes, and conclude, as you have, that these criminals have been “dehumanized” by scripted narratives? The answer, if I might hazard one, is because you don’t have to be stupid to be impressionable. Again - Benchley and Spielberg didn’t set out to decimate the shark population, but they damn near succeeded. Why? Because their narratives sparked an accidental Holy War on sharks. That’s a serious unintended consequence of being a great storyteller. But now, I’m confused. I thought you were frustrated because people were challenging your right to tell a fictional tale in the manner of your own choosing. Now, it sounds like you’re angry because not everyone shares your view of “humanizing criminals and lowering incarceration rates.” If your primary mission is to “slow the war on the underclass,” you might want to gird your loins for a lifetime of pushback. I’ll defend your right to tell any story you want, in whatever way you wish. But please, spare me the exasperation and surprise at being misunderstood. If this is your true agenda, I suspect the next “absurdist debate” is right around the corner. (Or “The Block,” if you prefer.) DS: My question — and given how regularly I have to deal with this dynamic, I think it a fair one — is simply this: Is it possible for someone to assert on behalf of Baltimore’s charm and worth, while at the same time being grown-up enough to understand that other stories have an altogether different but essential purpose? MR: Of course. I’m doing it right now. DS: Is it conceiveable that someone seeking higher office, or credit for civic improvement, or even a paid promoter’s fee might simply do the straight business of asserting for the best of Baltimore, without going to the trouble to pretend that there are not significant problems in this city and every American city that require redress? MR: Sure. DS: Is the universe sufficiently vast to contain both the empirical fact that a Faidley’s backfin crabcake is the world’s best and that Baltimore is the fifth most dangerous city in America? MR: No. The best crabcakes are at my mothers. Sorry. DS: Can it be that Brooks Robinson is indeed the superior third baseman to Mike Schmidt, while at the same time credible that as many as half the African-American males under the age of forty in my city are unable to find or are no longer even seeking legitimate, full-time work? MR: It’s true. Brooks Robinson kicked ass. But when people who need a job stop looking for legitimate work for any reason, it’s tragic. Regardless of their color. DS: Does a walk around the harbor’s growing promenade suggest hope in the city’s planning and execution in a way that the failure to educate most public school graduates to participate in the city’s legitimate economy does not? MR: Yes. No, wait...yes? Crap, I dunno. I gotta be honest man, my head hurts. I’m known for some pretty windy shit, but you sir, just ate my lunch. DS: Is it possible to speak well of Baltimore, sincerely, while allowing certain truths to stand? Not yet, apparently. And for some folks, maybe never. MR: Well, I think you’re wrong. I think you’ve done all that and more. And I still think The Wire was a great show. Best Mike PS. I’m guessing that beer’s not gonna happen?Comments:
brian waddle - Poor Mike, didn't you know: You fell victim to one of the classic blunders - The most famous of which is "never get involved in a land war in Asia" - but only slightly less well-known is this: "Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line"! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha...
michelle edgecombe bates - Wait... are you in bed without a shirt on???!!!
sharon baker elsberry - This dude, like most of Hollywood's artistic elite, has 1) his panties in a twist, 2) entirely too thin of a skin, and 3) an overlarge sense of how much anyone cares what he thinks.
Holy crap, Mr. DS. Man up.
Mike, as always, you bring sense to an issue without being condescending and didactic. You are, in my humble opinion, one of the best reasons to visit Baltimore. If it produced you, it can't be all bad.
jennifer donnelly - OMG! Did anyone else read "My name is David Simon and I have a very small penis, that's why I am so defensive"???
kurt byfield - In summary:
David Simon creates good shows which create the mistaken stereotype that Baltimore is a shithole
Mike Rowe simply comments that this stereotype isn’t true and Baltimore is a nice place.
David Simon response by getting his big girl panties in a bunch and calling Mike a bully.
Mike responds back by scratching his head in bewilderment.
cam dimmett - Came for the shirtless pic. Stayed for the dialog. ^_^
reily yerigan - Can you post a video of you reading this post... I got work to do.
sarah byrd - Once again I say: Mike Rowe for President!
penni decordova - Holy Baltimore that was long! Where is Freddie?
erick hill - This guy's an asshat. He's trying to use different language to say the same thing. There's a saying that goes "The shakier faith a man has, the more ardently he'll try to defend it." This clod is fighting tooth and nail to defend his work, all the while you applaud it. He tries to discount you, while making a spectacle of himself. Print his responses and use them as toilet paper.
holly kirkendoll - "That’s a fine rant, and I must say, it’s exciting when you talk dirty" - OMG - CLASSIC! I am ROLLING!!! Mike, I think this dude has a serious case of "butt pucker" going on. He really needs to unclench. REALLY! LIGHTEN. UP.DUDE. You have the greatest responses, and in such a fun, self-deprecating and upbeat manner. Thanks for the giggles today! Happy Friday Mike! :-) #dropthebook #somedayMikewillreplytome
greg robinson - I always follow this advice given to me from a former professor of mine: "Don't argue with an idiot, they'll bring you down to their level and beat you with experience."
danielle cormier - Is he trying to reach a word count for an essay? Get to the point man! (Mike, I just started scrolling to see your responses and skipped his babbling- well done)
alex smith - Looks like he told you Mike!
I'm not sure what exactly it was that he told you, but he sure used as many words as he could to do it.
kathy thompson - Are you shirtless in Baltimore?
sherry giambalvo grueter - Am I bad? I skimmed the DS comments but read every word of Mike's.
jennifer powell - I love that you mentioned your mama's crab cakes. Gold star for you. Even if he hates you, she will always love you. Somebody's gotta do it ;)
deb metzler - I gave up after about 30 seconds of reading his drivel. He's a blowhard and just wants attention. Team Rowe all the way!! :-)
max king - That was...wordy
jim guthrie - Never watched The Wire nor Homicide. And after trying to wade through the sanctimonious piffle of Mr. Simon, I don't intend to start.
susan demarzo - I'm sorry... Did you say something? All I see is shirtless Mike Rowe and and inconveniently placed sign. Lol
- Friday's With Freddy
Welcome home. (Type: video | Published: 2014-11-15T03:23:23+0000)
The Real Mike Rowe: Friday's With Freddy Welcome home.Comments:
aimee southwick - Mike Rowe, you are one sexy man! Anybody who loves their dog that much is a quality human!!!:)
lisa stingley hall - Doesn't everybody pee a little when they see Mike?
sonni mclaren - Mike I am an72 yr old retiree living alone in Osoyoos BC Canada. You brought a smile to my lips and a tear to this old mans sad eyes. I live all alone in a small cottage by the lake, in the mtns and the thing that keeps me going is my little 4 yr old long hair chihuahua Lil Tim Bitz. Tim is my life and we go through the same routine as you everytime I come home from being out. Thanks so much for brining me such joy with this video, it was much needed. Keep up the great work dear friend. Always a fan Sonni and Lil Tim Bitz
rebecca loeffler - Damnit, Mike, you made me cry. I lost my fur baby 3 weeks ago and came home tonight from a business trip to an empty house ... followed by a viewing of your precious Freddy losing his damn mind (and possibly control of his bladder) welcoming you home. To borrow a phrase, laughter through tears is my one of my favorite emotions ... and darn good medicine. Give your little boy a scratch behind the ears for me for helping heal my heart a little bit tonight.
beth higgins - Freddy, Freddy, Freddy, can't you at least pretend to be dignified? Ah, who am I kidding, if I had Mike Rowe as my biped, I'd be super excited when he came in the door too. :)
to shea - Pretty sure I'd be just as happy (and probably pee a little) if Mike Rowe walked in through my door too.
bill phillips - Our beloved Beagle, Lucy, is 12+ years old and still does that everyday when me or my wife come home from work. She's a good girl. She doesn't pee on ya, but the occasional fart gets loose and that's almost as bad.
teresa scott akey - I wonder if you realized this: you looked so tired going into the house and it was so awesome to see your whole face change as you got closer and heard Freddie! Even your voice sounded less tired! What a testimonial to how good dogs are for us hoomans!
karen busch ingram - Your laugh! His licks! Smiling my ass off over here
dawn christina - Are you sure he missed you? I can't quite tell.
chelsea rose - My cats are, at this moment, scouring the apartment to find the phantom dog they heard for 3 minutes.
teoti anderson - I'm a professional dog trainer, and often clients will complain about their dogs' exuberant greetings, asking me if I can stop them. I tell them sure, I can do that. But please just keep in mind, that there are very few *people* who will greet you that enthusiastically every single time you come home. Good job, Freddy! :)
lisa lindsay - Our 80 plus pound, 1 1/2 year old German Shepherd
"Puppy" does the same thing! Unfortunately he can take you down as well as re arranging every piece of furniture in the room in his overwhelming joy that you survived the trip to the mailbox.
john love - OK.. after watching this video I think Freddy needs his OWN gopro camera on a collar so we can see what he sees ;-)
ginny claire ponder - You know you're a true dog lover when you watch the entire video with a smile on your face.
toni payne - made my night, love this~~ welcome home Mike!
kristen musgrave - I'm a veterinarian and THIS is why I do what I do. So much love in that room. :)
lynn marie roser - And THIS is why dogs are better than people.....even if they pee a little. 🐶
genifer hartmann - It's midnight and my 80lb dog is now bouncing on the bed because he heard the words "go for a walk?!" Oops!
joe costello - Sometimes I wonder who got luckier with this rescue - Freddy or you? :)
caroline demers - Did my heart good to see this today. Thanks, mike. I lost my best friend on Wednesday, he was 14. Best dog ever. Seeing you with your best friend made me feel a little better somehow.
- Apparently, I'm impersonating a disc jockey this Sunday evening at 6 PM PT on a classic rock ra (Type: video | Published: 2014-11-15T19:51:34+0000)
The Real Mike Rowe: Apparently, I'm impersonating a disc jockey this Sunday evening at 6 PM PT on a classic rock radio station in LA called 100.3 The Sound. I was given one hour to play any 12 classic rock songs that I thought people might enjoy listening to. If you're at all curious about my selections, I think you can listen via live streaming here. thesoundla.com/listen-live. Rock on. Mike No, I didn't play Freebird.Comments:
betty bryant - Please no Hotel California, please no Hotel California, please no Hotel California. Apparently, classic rock cannot exist without Hotel California every hour. Or more. One hour of Hotel California free classic rock. You can make this happen for me, Mike Rowe.
rich ferree - In honor of Deadliest Catch you could play Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald.
cindy schroeder thomas - MORE COWBELL!!!!!
pete sultzbach - You can fill the whole hour with 3 Rush songs!
jess alphabet - You'll be able to stop talking long enough to get in 12 songs?
judy rumsey mayo - Hate that your life is so dull.
susan bott - ACDC ~ Dirty Deeds! Please & thank you!! Looking forward to some Rock n Rowe!
sonja phillips - Mike, no matter what genre they want, you REALLY need to play "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred. ;)
justin mizell - can't go wrong with some CCR
lori houle banks - I might be the only person from the south to say this, but thank you for not playing Freebird. I've heard it 1,547,845 times in my life, which is way too many.
kim lorton - Oh Mike, play Misty for me... Hehehehehe hehehehe!! Not sure if anyone else will get it u less there seen it
darin mcmaster - So many numbskulls out there.. He IS NOT taking requests, thankfully, albeit everyone has some good choices, but rather he is playing HIS favorite.. This will be a blast to listen to. A little more "insight" to our favorite "work-a-day American man"!!! Play on Mike, play on.
bill spencer - Really now.... What better song could Mike Rowe play than Steely Dan's "Dirty Work?" I'm a fool to do your dirty work... Oh yeah!....
karl brewer - Rock & Rowe. Catchy!
harriet hummel watt - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida full version!!! ;)
patrick carroll - Joe Walsh "ordinary average guy" or " life's been good so far"
loomatic weaver - I think "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" would be appropriate :-)
gretchen bruning kroll - Maybe something by Queen, to honor your own little Freddy...=)
karen siewert garner - How about letting us guess your top 10? Winner gets a signed photo of you being DJ.
dave mcilnay - No "Freebird", how a bout "Gimme Three Steps", I slammed down way to many shots when that came on the Jukebox. And then took three steps and fell down
dana fieda - "Working for a Living" by Huey Lewis, lol.
- So - How Are We Doing?
As you might have heard, SGDI got picked up for Season 2. Obviously, th (Type: video | Published: 2014-11-17T03:28:43+0000)
The Real Mike Rowe: So - How Are We Doing? As you might have heard, SGDI got picked up for Season 2. Obviously, this is great news for my crew, the production company, and my landlord. Congratulations to you all. Also, a big thanks to CNN for carving out a small weekly space where no bad news is allowed, (unless of course, there’s bad news.) And of course, a big thanks to each and every one of you guys. Many of you have been here, (or in some other virtual way-station), since the first season of Dirty Jobs, and I’ve made it a point to listen carefully to what you like and what you don’t. Over the years, you’ve gone from watching the show, to appearing in the shows, to actually programming the show. Now, you’re singing the title song and creating promos. I love it, and I’m grateful for your honest feedback. Like all shows, SGDI is still evolving. In the coming weeks, you’ll see some subtle changes, but before we dive into Season 2, I thought I’d ask directly what you like and what you don’t. First of all, do you like the current format? Currently, we’re doing two stories per hour. Would you like to meet more people over the course of a single episode? Or, would you rather see a more “behind-the-scenes” look at what it takes to get a single segment in the can? In other words, do you want a show about people who gotta do it, or do you want a show about the making of a show about people who gotta do it? What’s more interesting to you - the people we meet, the things they do, or why they do them? How important is it to learn stuff? Be honest. How important is it to laugh? Be honest. Am I too old for this stuff? (Don't be honest.) If you’d like to see me wrangling ostriches or hanging upside down from a suspension bridge with a welding torch, sorry - that ship has sailed. And if you’re bummed that I’m on “the wrong network” or pissed off that DISH dropped CNN, I can't help you. But - if you’d like to see something wildly inventive or totally out of the box, let me know now. No promises, but I’ve got enough rope here to hang myself, and if I do, I’d just as soon have someone else to blame. Finally, I posted some unseen footage from Episode 1 (Vegas) last week on You Tube, and got a very positive response. Somebody suggested I find a sponsor, and roll out more behind-the-scenes stuff in the context of web show or maybe some kind of “after show.” Thoughts? Here’s the footage I posted before. There’s a ton more... As always, thanks. This show is on the air because you are here. It's that simple. Next week I sprain my ankle, put out a fire, and hang out with a skinny guy in a tiny house. Good times. Headed to Baltimore at dawn. Don’t see what could possibly go wrong. Mike PS. Hoped you liked my DJ impersonation. One of these days...Comments:
michael wells - Mike Rowe is a cowbell, and the only prescription for our collective fever is more cowbell.
dave presuhn - Hello Mike: You asked, I as a fan join the throng answering.
I watch SGDI specifically to learn something. I want to learn about the unsung members of a production. I want to see the jobs that no one knows about. I want to learn what it takes to get something big done. If I want to get mindless entertainment, I can get that anywhere. The shows that give me a positive impression of things are few and far between.
It's all interesting, whether it's the people you meet, what they do, or why they do it. It's something I don't know now, so it's all good. Plus, it shows my kids that there are a ton of jobs out there that they don't know about.
Laughing is important, if brought to laughter correctly. I appreciate your humor - you always respect where you are and the people you are with. Keep that sense of humor and never belittle these folks; otherwise you would lose more than just ratings. You're a very respected individual, and a large part of that is the respect you show others. So keep the humor, and keep it in that vein.
Yes, I'd love to see something inventive or wildly out of the box. There are too many shows that show the same thing now.
Here's to Season 2 and more beyond! Thanks for all you do.
PS. You're not too old.
john spence - I'd tune in to watch you paint a fence.
katherine kantzavelos scott - I say keep it about the people. Have a 1-2 hour special with behind the scene stuff.
catherine hahn crosson - I love to learn, laughing is a great plus. Please vary the episode structure by strength of subject. If a subject is multi layered or there's some interesting tangential history, do go on.
craig burnett - The current mix is great. Being in production, I love the BTS stuff, but I would recommend small doses of that...let your subjects be the stars, as you've always done so well. :)
merrilyn carey johnson - I especially appreciate the part of each segment where you ask your subject why they do whatever it is they do (running a hair museum, making neon signs, etc.). Those are some of the most heartfelt and surprising moments. I have learned from and been inspired by the people you profile every week. Keep it up! Can't wait for season 2!
jennifer williams - Possibility of seeing Freddy?
jeff nash - Season two is epic news!!! Expect on dish network, we never seen season one :(
sandi collins - Congratulations Mike and crew. I guess somebody's got to do it! Glad young Fred will continue to eat. :D
debby phillips - Casting my vote for lotsa laughs, and the behind the scenes stuff. You and your crew are amusing and it's enjoyable to watch your interactions...maybe weave it in to the segments? Congrats on year 2!
aaron o'clouser - Mike while we're here I think we should discuss something and let's be honest with ourselves. The show is what it is because of you. No more no less we as your fans expect a healthy dose of you and your genuine attitudes, values,and everything else that makes you you. We don't care how you do it, as long as you're involved. Your presence is as good as printing money for whatever network smart enough to run a show with you in it. I'm truly convinced that a show with you sitting next to the Yule log would run for at least five seasons.
Simply put keep doing what you're doing. The best advice I can give you from a humble long time fan.
cari cahill - Mike- I'd like to see the blooper reel and the "oopsy" stuff that you guys usually edit out. I personally think that you're never gonna be "too old" to do this kinda stuff. Even when you're 102, you'll still be playing in the dirt, so to speak. LOL
lisa st.romain - More than 2 people per episode and I think the show will lose substance. (Just me) More emphasis on WHY someone's gotta do it would be good. Congrats on season 2 I'll be watching whatever you decide 😄
cathie gubicza-markel - Mike, love the show as it is however, since you asked, I love to laugh. Those are my favorite episodes. The survival episode....when you fell (glad you were ok though) almost made me pee my pants. Or when you pocket dialed your brother? Great, real stuff. I also love the guys and enjoy when they are part of the show. I like being inspired on your show-seeing how people make their own success. It helps when they have personality. It doesn't have to be dirty or dangerous, just honest and real.
angela mckagan curtis - 1) I like the multi-story lineup.
2) I like being educated
3) I like a good laugh
4) I like you less dirty, more funny/informative/and yet, still totally cute doing it haha!
Literally, I love SGDI but more endearing. If that makes any sense at all.
lois watt - Honestly, I'd listen to you read the phonebook, but nobody should do that. Thrilled about season 2 before season 1 is hardly begun. Enjoy hearing about the reason/passion people have for what they do. The back stories are great, as are the acidental stories (the PR guy in Vegas). Humor a huge must, but I suspect you cant help yourself, so that is a given.
peg robertson-warnock - Love the show the way it is. Maybe at the end of the season, you guys could do an hour of out takes/behind the scenes.
abby carlson - I am enjoying the format the way it is now, with two stories. I personally love the fact that I can both laugh AND learn while watching each episode! It's always great to get a "behind the scenes" perspective too, to learn about what is involved for the crew behind the camera!! Keep up the great work! :)
pete patellis - Mike, honest questions deserve honest answers. Here's my two cents of worthless input.
The show is good, I like the format for the most part. As for changes? Well, doing more interesting people per show with the same time slot and allotment means less coverage on the people your showcasing and secondly the most important, less shows, let's be real, if you covered 4 people per show then how long before you run out of ideas?
I like the reality, unscripted, interviews of the people you meet, the jobs they do, and really like to hear why they do them.
I learn many new things while watching your show and laughter comes naturally with your personality. Have you ever though for a moment about the backstage works that go on while watching a show like Le Reve? Honestly, I've never given those people a thought, but now I think of the training, skill, dedication of everyone involved in a production like that. That is what "somebody's gotta do it" Is to me! Insight into the lives of the men and women that do the jobs we don't think about while enjoying our lives.
Thank you for giving me my dose of reality.. Unscripted of course!!
sylvia barkley deerfield - Happy! Happy! Happy! Love it just the was you do it! Suggestion: check out the training of the USCoast Guard Rescue Swimmers Training School in Elizabeth City, NC. I can imagine an extraordinary SGTDI show. Mike, you will be amazed!
- Fridays With Freddy
Trick or Treatise?
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The Real Mike Rowe: Fridays With Freddy Trick or Treatise? This morning, I saw a Beagle wearing a tuxedo down by the coffee shop. I had to look twice, but it was definitely a Beagle, and he was definitely wearing a tuxedo. He looked ridiculous. Moments later, a Rhodesian Ridgeback walked by with a patch over one eye and a fake sword hanging off his flank. Swear to God. Behind him, sniffing and drooling in a most undignified manner, was a Bulldog in a Tutu and a Tiara. Appalling. I tried not to stare or laugh, but failed on both counts. What the hell? Did these guys lose a bet? I’ve since learned it’s Halloween, and if I understand the rules of the occasion, I’m supposed to dress up like something I’m not and extort treats from my neighbors by threatening them with acts of petty vandalism. From the comments on the Bipeds wall, I assume that many of you are expecting me to fall in line, and post the evidence here. The suggestions have been quite varied, and include everything from a ball of yarn to a zombie. I’ve also received in the mail some actual wardrobe accoutrements. Most recently, a sequined vest and a tiny beret. Look - I’m no stranger to extortion or blackmail - I practice both daily. But I don’t see the need to dress up like a black-jack dealer from Monte Carlo in order to extract the treats in question. If I want food from a stranger, I’ll just put my paw on its foot. When they look down, I’ll sit up on my hind legs and whimper. I do this thing where I cock my head to the side and let my tongue slip ever so slightly. Almost always works. If it doesn’t, I’ll start barking. I’m small, but I make an ungodly racket. If they remain intransigent, I’ll pee on their leg and crap on their shoes. It’s not rocket science, and I’ve yet to meet the human who won’t eventually succumb this very basic combination of tactics. Point is, I can get what I want without parading around town like Little Lord Fauntleroy. As for the whole Zombie thing, whatever. You know what frightens me? This freak-show from Newfoundland. His name is George, and he appears to have escaped from the circus. He lumbered by a few minutes after the Bulldog, and I don’t mind admitting I squirted a little when he looked my way. His head is twice my total weight, and his breath could knock a buzzard off a crap-wagon. George scares me, and proves there’s enough to worry about in real life without dressing up like you’re already dead. Anyway, Happy Halloween. Sorry to disappoint, but I’m sticking with the outfit I came with. (The bow-tie incident still haunts me.) I do appreciate the gifts though. Maybe I’ll try them on one night when I’m home alone. And drunk. And absolutely positive that no one will ever see me... FreddyComments:
lilly rivera reynolds - If my dog were as well spoken as Freddy, he wouldn't be wearing a clown wig this evening.
grace marie macrino - He is damn cute. And his owner isn't bad either!
cheryl maves - Mike Rowe, I think Freddy might need his own page!!! You crack me up!!!
bill sumpter - Thank you Freddie for not humiliating yourself for the entertainment of the silly bipeds
cassandra padios landeros - Dear Freddy,
You are a charming little fellow. And since you have proven you possess an IQ higher than most bipeds, I would hope that you will receive this correction in the educational manner in which it is intended. The scary canine you encountered is a mastiff. They are sloven in their drooling. I, however, am a Newfoundland. While I am just as large as your nightmare, I am kind to all creatures and would not think twice to endanger my own welfare to save another canine, biped, or (dare I say) even a feline.
Thank you for sharing your hilarious life experiences.
Dudley (the Newfoundland in Colorado)
krista knott shepard - One piece of advice, my canine friend: if you decide to get drunk and try on your various wardrobe gifts, be sure to hide your cell phone. Bipeds have a bad habit of taking drunk selfies. This is often followed by drunk texting, drunk Facebooking, and drunk Instagramming. If you truly want to ensure no one sees you, the phone must get locked up!
josh lehto - STOP DRESSING UP YOUR PETS FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!
kathleen ellis - You would've really flipped had you seen my 2 beagles in their Elvis outfits!!
cindy lynn ostergard - Thank you, thank you, thank you! My brother, sister and I are Chi's and everyone expects us to dress us up and mom has the good sense to say no. Now we can tell people that we're "Followers of Freddie!" Freddie for PRESIDENT! WOOT-WOOT!
nancy tornai - I love you Freddy. I laughed so hard tears ran down my legs.
shawna stone - I look forward to Freddy's wise words every Friday!!
dale hundley - Where the hell do you and Freddy live? Never heard of so many weird dogs in one place. I mean weird people who dress up their dogs. Lol
geanne calhoun - Freddie,
As I am not allowed to socialize on Halloween because I get so excited when I meet new people that my bladder erupts onto them, I have not witnesses the tragedy of which you speak.
Next year when asked to participate in this nonsense, tell the bipeds that you are indeed in costume as Toto from the Wizard of Oz. They will chuckle, commend your biped for his sense of humor, and you can maintain your dignity.
alicia prender - Thanks Freddy, I squirted a little reading your post!
kim lorton - Dear Freddy, this is Woodie Lorton, I live with kim and Bill. I agree with you, keep your own skin! One Christmas, to my horror, my mama, tried to put antlers , antlers that were RED, for crimes sake! I promptly ran for it and scorched it to under their bed where they can't reach me and removed those things! Hah!mshe didn't get them until this year, when she took the broom under the bed getting my sock collection! I chewed them up, too so she won't be putting them on me again! She will stick a bow on me on my collar, yellow, cause I am a dude. But you hafta learn, if you got things, hide em. As people like to steal them when you sleep. Like my 'nads, dude! I lost those somewhere, and they are gone! Gone I say! Anyways, don't eat or beg for any brown treats. Believe me, you will puke your guts up! It isn't doo doo, dude, it's called chocolate.. And it is a baaaad trip to the vet land. Stick to food, man, food. Like last night, my mom made pink fish, and that, is so barking good! I love it! My mama even put the left overs on my dinner tonight!
scott gehlhoff - Freddy. Someday your story will be told. I've heard tell of a great voice over guy for the narration...
sharon morey - Dear Freddy, based on your essay, I feel compelled to introduce you to a concept which you may find disturbing. The canines you have seen today, big and small, are dressed for - (I'm so sorry, little guy) - the amusement of their bipeds. This is proven by the squeals of delight and laughter which generally meet such demonstrations. IF the humiliated beast does receive a "treat", it's usually a secondary thought; despite bearing the literal burden of the outfit, it is the BIPEDS who receive the true adulation for cleverness. Hard to believe, huh? I saw a particularly unhappy guy today whose ill-fitting turtle suit was sagging off his body and picking up mud as he went. And guess who would get blamed for tracking it into the house... Enjoy your exalted position at home, but don't completely close yourself off to donning a well-fitting coat. If you ever experience snow, a dog of your "stature" might appreciate a little protection for your... um.... nether regions.
betsy guild stewart - I think that Newfie is masquerading as a mastiff
olina sulak - Freddy, your best accoutrement is your biped :)
barb switzer - Dogs should never ever wear outfits. Goggles, maybe, if they ride a motorcycle, but no clothing!
iaine sinjun macdonald - Mike, FYI that is a Mastiff, not a Newfoundland.
- We have a winner! (And a few Honorable Mentions)
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The Real Mike Rowe: We have a winner! (And a few Honorable Mentions) Justina Pape-Sheppard with, "My Eyes Are Up HERE!" Genius. Thank you Justina. Best Plagiarized Line - "They're real, and they're spectacular." Thanks Steve Lepper - Inspired, and well-remembered. Most Original Line - On this episode of Somebody's Gotta Do It, we neuter a dragon! Thanks Jesse Nolan - Clever. Weird. Delightful. Best Overall Initiative - Watermelon Wedding...Because they Cantaloupe. Thanks Jim Stout - A truly terrible pun, but I love the fact that you made your own meme. You're a true self-starter. Send your addresses to info@mikeroweWORKS.com. Put WATERMELON in the re: line. Signed copies on the way. In the meantime, share the hell out of these with all due speed! Thanks. Mike PS - Even though he didn't win, Donnie Welch got the most votes for last weeks Oyster Orgy. "It's a shell of a job, but Somebody's Gotta Do It." Send me your address to Donnie, and I'll sign your masterpiece as well.Comments:
kathy scott - Sorry about tonight Mike. I'll be watching the Royals win against the Giants. I'll catch your show on the replay sometime later this week.
sharon wolcott - Congratulation to the winners. Those was pretty funny. I gotta say though. The "Watermelon Wedding...Because they Cantaloupe" was one of my favorites for sure. It made me laugh out loud.
crystal dawn bailey - Mike seems a bit meloncholy... Get it?... MELONcholy?! No?...okay
amy cahill - "I carried a watermelon..."
justin sage - Winning these has become a goal now. Love you Mike. This is a lot of fun.
lisa lazar-daigle - Mike, looks like you could use a over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder!!! ;)
zach venable - nice melons...mind if I check the firmness?
sandy mantik - DISH, I want my CNN back.
lisa hills - Nice watermelons, if only I had a DISH that would carry them
connie shields graybeal - LOVE it!!!! good job winners!!!!
mark jones - My cable provider lists this show as "Somebody's Got To Do It With Mike Rowe". I've watched a couple of episodes and it's not what I expected.
val roeder - Guess you didnt see Mike's Hard Melons.
i.t. pack n post - Mike, do an episode on the recently unemployed, hanging around the house with three dogs who demand your attention while you search online for jobs. Meanwhile, you are going nuts cause you have nothing productive to do. You notice that you are starting to smell and your teeth have an inch of fuzz on them. Wait.... How long have I been pairing this pair of underwear????
jason dillard - Mike. The wife, kids, and I greatly enjoy watching all your shows. (You have more reruns then M*A*S*H) and this new show is just as fun as the others. Your vocabulary is about as a tall order as that Water tower you climbed and stood on. Please don't do that again. I about had a heart attack. My fear of heights is next to no other, and your looked up to more than anybody else in show business. So do us a damn favor. Don't get dead.
P.S. Your Dog is a trip.
P.S.S. I got a buddy you should meet. He's a DUI Deputy with the Sheriffs Office. You two together would be an Oscar winning performance. You would do good too! Lol! Come on down have some bbq on us and go do a little Drunk Hunting. I mean Hell, Somebody's gotta do it!
beth wookil - Love the Dragon neutering
nichole nelson - "I carried a watermelon!" -Baby from Dirty Dancing. Lol!
d.j. troy songs'inc - Freaking dudes with watermelons... i should just stick to bingo
mary teal - Best show yet! I really liked the survival training guy.. the spitting of watermelon seeds not so much, but hey! Somebody's gotta like it out there!
jenny blaylock hard - Oh Mike! You make Facebook worth the trouble!
judi fujita - I gotta give a thumbs up to brother Scott Rowe. Sorry, Mike... but he got ya good! LOL
heather-joseph jones - Congrats guys! Sadly have DISH so missing out on these awesome shows. :'(
- Dishing it Out
Brandy Bell Maxwell
Hi Mike. I guess I'm a little slow on the take with the CNN (Type: photo | Published: 2014-10-28T22:14:04+0000)
The Real Mike Rowe: Dishing it Out Brandy Bell Maxwell Hi Mike. I guess I'm a little slow on the take with the CNN/Dish issue. It hit my husband and I when we sat down tonight and realized your show wasn't recorded that we no longer have CNN And let me tell you, I'm PISSED!!! Romy Shinn Piccolella Mike, I'm so upset that I missed last week's show. Maybe you should call Ted Turner and have a little chat with him? Bryan Garra Mike, Dish Network has removed CNN from our lineup and I'm damn mad!! I love your show...what can I do...more importantly what can YOU do?? They will listen to you!! HELP!! Melanie Doughty Mike, we absolutely LOVE your new show, Somebody's gotta do it. The big problem that we currently have is that we can NO LONGER SEE IT because DISH has dropped CNN from its line up!!! Matthew Jackson Hey Mike, big fan here. I’m UPSET that the dish network no longer carries your new show. Maybe you can have the powers to be give the CEO of dish a call. Just seems like all the stations that have popular shows get dropped and to make matters worse they don't drop the price!!! Let me know what you can get done. Michael S. Harrison Well Mike, I can't watch your show, BECAUSE THE DISH NETWORK TOOK IT OFF... BUT MY BILL FROM DISH REMAINS THE SAME... I WANT CNN BACK....YES I'M YELLING!!!! Greetings Being a savvy observer of the human condition, and a keen monitor of the emotional ebb and flow on my own Facebook page, I have detected a subtle but growing disenchantment with DISH’s decision to drop CNN from it’s current programming lineup. Along with the comments posted above, I’ve received no less than 500 similar remarks over the last week, most of which contain a preponderance of capital letters and exclamation points. People are angry. They want answers, and they want to know who to blame. I just ran into a viewer at the airport who described her feelings as "highly dishsatisfied." What this means for the overall level disappointment among the entire universe of DISH customers is difficult to say, but based on my experience as an imaginary statistician, I can assure you the number is biggish. As for the assignment of blame, it appears that most of the acrimony is leveled at DISH, though CNN is not getting out unscathed. Many are blaming Ted Turner specifically, and seem to believe he’s on a sailboat somewhere, waiting for my call and sage advice. Others have blamed President Obama, Glenn Beck, Bill Maher, my dog, and of course, the Freemasons. Obviously, the drama between DISH and Turner is beyond my pay grade, but let me just say that I share your frustration. Somebody’s Gotta Do It is a really good show, and I want you to see it. Not just for me, but for guys like Mutt Merritt and Don Doughtry, who were featured in last weeks episode. Mutt’s dedicated his life to saving the oyster population in The Chesapeake Bay, and Don runs the best damn Marching Band in the country. These are people worth meeting, and right now, I simply can’t make the introduction. The best I can do is cobble together some behind the scenes footage from earlier episodes. You guys deserve to see something, even it’s just me trying to figure out how to make a TV show. If you like it, I’ll put together more. http://mikerowe.com/2014/10/bts-crew-at-le-reve/ In the meantime, please know that I’ve offered to broker a number of potential resolutions, including a protracted game of “Eenie Meenie Miney Mo,” “Capture The Flag,” and of course, a binding match of no-holds-bared Rochambo. I’ll let you know what happens. As for tomorrows show, I think it's excellent. I learn how to survive in the Mohave, and visit a town in Texas that depends entirely on Watermelons. Fires will be lit, seeds will be spit, and melons will be thumped, all of which you’ll see in vivid high-definition. Unless of course, you have DISH. If that's the case, please resist the urge to smash the dish into tiny pieces, or defile it in any way. Vandalism is common among the Highly Dishsatisfied, but almost never the answer. Instead, why not make a print the attached photo, and send it along to DISH with your next payment? Better yet, print it on the back of your DISH bill. (Just because you’re dishgruntled, doesn’t mean you should waste paper.) Mike PS I'll post some meme photos for tomorrows show later tonight. Thanks.Comments:
dan o'brien - Here's the answer. Ted Turner wanted an all or nothing deal with 5 of his channels, and Dish stood up to his tyranny. You all should stand with Dish Network, as they are trying to save you, the consumer, money. CNN has one good show, and that's Mike's. Is it fair that your bill goes up due to the greed of Ted Turner? No. No it's not. So, direct your anger at Ted Turner, not Dish.
david straka - I suppose one answer might be, follow the money. Maybe CNN is not a money maker. You know, ratings and all that jazz. I believe in my heart of hearts it is time for the Mike Rowe Network. (MRN) There is the possibility of the Friday Freddy Network (FFN)
greg rollins - CNN is not the best channel to have a show on these days. Sorry Mike Rowe! Your new show just happens to be on a sinking ship. :(
curtis schmalenberger - I personally like how DISH is the bad guy for not paying the increased fees that Turner is demanding. And then who gets the blame when your DISH bill goes up? DISH, of course.
nancy l smalley - Mike - WHEN do they repeat the show? If I fall asleep, and haven't taped it, I miss out? CNN used to run repeats in the wee-hours, and when I'd get up to, well, wee, I'd get to see them. Now it's always a CNNI simulcast, that I don't care about. See if you can set them straight on this? I haven't caught one of Anthony's shows yet this season either. Really miss those middle of the night repeats!
tracey jarrard - after being gouged by Dish for over 15 years...last year we went to free tv...miss some of our favorite shows...but don't miss paying over $100 a month for roughly 300 channels of CRAP
gretchen forde - Get a Directv satellite dish. They still have CNN.
kimberly guimond - I wish hulu carried it! I dropped dish and now only have Netflix and hulu
dennis stewart - I haven't watched cnn in years.
matthew b. herlitz - Turner network wants to charge Dish much more than they have in the past. Dish is still trying to negotiate a reasonable price so that it doesn't have to raise prices on its customers.
rory may - That's it! I'm startin an Occupy Dish network movement...I'll bring beer...
tamara balint giudice - Mike, I think you should move the show over to Fox News. That would take care of the issue.
debi deason - Dish stopped carrying all of Ted Turner's channels because they wanted to triple the price to Dish. I really can't blame Dish, especially since (as several people have stated here) CNN isn't exactly the most watched network in their lineup. Seems like Turner is pulling some of his usual craziness.
alex alex s - Dont blame DISH for wanting to keep our bill from going up. We pay a lot less than DirecTV viewers.
sheila rourke finley - As I told DirectTV when they asked why I was switching from Dish, "I can't punish Ted Turner and I can't punish CNN, but I can punish Dish". It's a dirty job, but somebody's gotta do it.
andy nguyen - Mike, November 15th is the Los Angeles Film School's 5th Annual Salute to Veterans that are currently attending the school here. It would be amazing if you could drop in and say hello to nearly 400 Veterans. Thank you sir!
shawn mcclosky - Call Directv. Ask them what they will give you to switch. Then switch. Then call Dish and tell them to cancel your service because you are a direct subscriber because they have CNN and you can watch Mike's show. It's called voting with your dollars.
douglas huddy - " Being a savvy observer of the human condition, and a keen monitor of the emotional ebb and flow on my own Facebook page, I have detected a subtle but growing disenchantment with DISH’s decision to drop CNN from it’s current programming lineup.. Along with the comments posted above, I’ve received no less than 500 similar remarks over the last week, most of which contain a preponderance of capital letters and exclamation points"
That's about the most literate "This sucks. People are pissed." I've ever had the pleasure of reading.
romy shinn piccolella - Holy Hell, Mike Rowe quoted me! :D
levi vigil - As a fifteen year veteran of home entertainment installation aka dish installer I can say that contract disputes are the fault of both side. Every year broadcast companies like cnn raise the rate at which companies like dish network pay them to display their content.
If said broadcast companies rates are unreasonable then companies like dish have the option to drop the broadcast in an attempt to keep costs to the consumer "reasonable."
It happened a few years ago with AMC. They had some very good shows on and felt that a 45%rate hike was within reason. Comcast which at the time had the best negotiations legs to stand on said "no way." They finally came to terms and AMC was restored.
Everybody always assumes and blames the company they pay like Dish, Comcast, Cable vision and a host of others. This is an incorrect assumption. What they are doing in insuring your costs do spiral out of control. Most of these companies are actually on your side.
jann marie jansen - Damn Freemasons!
- Tomorrows Meme, with your help. The winning caption receives a signed copy. So does the suggest (Type: photo | Published: 2014-10-29T06:45:30+0000)
The Real Mike Rowe: Tomorrows Meme, with your help. The winning caption receives a signed copy. So does the suggestion with the most likes. Unless they're one and the same. Either way, keep it cleanish. MikeComments:
steve lepper - They're real, and they're spectacular.
john beck - They told me I'd get to grab a pair of melons shooting this episode. I should have inquired further...
chris engel - "I carried a watermelon" Dirty job inspired by Dirty Dancing :)
nathan sheehan - He can lift...but can he separate?
sarah perry - Sometimes you just gotta grow a pair
nick jenkins - I went to a doctor because I was afraid I might have melonoma. He said take two of these and call him in the morning.
casey urman - Do your melons hang Rowe...?
ang shove-ink - Mike Rowe, Melon Inspector
Somebody's Got To Do It!
cj hodges - Mike Rowe and two watermelons walk into a bar....
tim north - If life gives you melons you're probably dyslexic.
jennifer chappell - "Mike Rowe is one in a melon"
"Because, who wouldn't want Mike Rowe handling your melons?"
I'm awful at this lol. When I'm not on the spot I'm 100% hilarious.
christopher schroeder - Finally, Mike does a womans job.
julie mims - In honor of breast cancer awareness month.... Check your melons!
michael brown - "See where Mike put the 3rd watermelon...
Wednesday & 9pm on CNN"
beauxregard howard - Save the melons! Don't slack, check your rack. Support breast cancer research.
corey heitschmidt - Does this angle make my melons look big?
nathan everett - It's ok babies. Gallagher can't hurt you now....
lisa gardiner klann - No one even noticed my new hat. Now I know how women feel.
lisa hjelm schlender - The front hook...offers both support AND quick release.
jennifer diehl - Because these melons don't thump themselves...Somebody's Got to Do It.
john white - That moment I finally realized what Dolly Parton feels like all the time. ;)