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Friday, July 16, 2010

Gunny Pop Discusses "The Cartoon" and Meets PINCH on Fox's Red Eye

I love watching and listening to Greg Gutfeld, the quirky and extremely sharp host of Fox's Red Eye.

Like a decent cigar or aged Scotch, he is an acquired taste, but once you "get it," you . . . get it. And you like it.

Click HERE to see Greg interview Nick "Gunny Pop" Popaditch the other night about "The Cartoon" that appeared in the Imperial Valley Times, and much more.

Click HERE to see a creative alternative view of "The Cartoon" by one of the readers:

Stick around to the end, and you get to see PINCH, a talking newspaper spoof of Pinch Sulzberger of the New York Times. It is hilarious--especially when the talking newspaper asks Nick, "Can we take a look at your eye for the science section."

Off mike after the show, Greg invited Nick for the entire hour as an in-studio guest/commentator, and since Nick and I both have business in new York and Washington D.C., it looks like we will be flying out to NYC and DC for a week in August.

Spending time with Gunny is always enjoyable. But . . . DC in August? With a former drill instructor? Let me rethink that . . .



Anonymous said...

Gutfeld takes some time to get used to, but he is worth the effort. Here is some info from his wikipedia page others might find of interest regarding his career...

After graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in English, he interned at The American Spectator, as an assistant to R. Emmett Tyrrell. He then got his first full-time job as a staff writer at Prevention magazine. In 1995, he became a staff writer at Men's Health.

He was promoted to editor-in-chief of Men's Health in 1999. In 2000, he was replaced by David Zinczenko and became editor-in-chief of Stuff. At Stuff, he increased the circulation from 750,000 to 1.2 million. In 2003, he hired several midgets to attend a conference of the "Magazine Publishers of America" on the topic of "buzz," with the instructions to be as loud and annoying as possible. The stunt did generate publicity for Stuff; but, it led to Gutfeld being fired from the magazine soon afterward; he was then made head of "brand development" at Dennis Publishing.[2]

He helmed "Maxim Magazine," in the UK, from 2004 to 2006.[2] However, Gutfeld's contract expired without renewal after losses in readership under his tenure. His final year at "Maxim" saw a loss of about 40,000 readers.[4] In addition, on the December 16, 2009, show of Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld, former boss Felix Dennis stated Gutfeld was fired as a result of a "Maxim" story entitled "The Ikea Sex Party" for which the publication was sued.

Gutfeld was a contributor to the website The Huffington Post from its launch until October 2008; frequent targets of his sarcasm include his Huffington Post colleagues Deepak Chopra, Cenk Uygur and Arianna Huffington. He currently blogs at his own site, "The Daily Gut."

Since February 5, 2007, Gutfeld has been host of the Fox News Channel late-night program, Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld.

Viper said...

I served with Nick at 1st Tanks before he even went to DI School and I caught up with him after he was discharged. As far back as those early days, Nick was a top notch Marine. I watched this interview with him and was glad to see his attitude shines through. It's classic Pop. I love how he turned it around on the cartoonist. Hell, I feel like moving to his district just so I can vote for him. Tell him I said hello and will be on the lookout for the interview next month.