I’ve been asked a number of times what was the story behind the cartoon that I use so here’s the deal, more or less.
Back when I was doing mornings for KDGE/The Edge is Dallas, one of George Gimarc‘s friends from his Oak Cliff neighborhood was Dan Pirraro, the guy who does the Bizarro cartoons for newspapers and the like. George says to me one morning after the show, “Hey did you see today’s Bizarro cartoon in the paper, it looks just like you.” Sure enough it did.
To make a long story short, because my memory is kinda’ short these days… come to find out his wife absolutely hated my radio show. So, what did we do? We invited her on the show to come hang out with us one morning to try and win her over. I think we did.
In the end she gave us an autographed copy of the Bizarro book that contained the cartoon as well as the original that Dan had drawn. Too cool, I got the original. Unfortunately, someone stole the original off the wall from my office when I was programming WIOD in Miami.
As much crap as I used to give George on the air, we still seem to be able to get along, or at least tolerate each other. Here’s a picture of me and George from this year’s NAB Radio Show in Austin…