Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Lookin' for love on Craigslist, and a good laugh in the morning with Rachel Legan on KGFM
I'm not much one for local radio (love local talk but I opt for satellite radio for music) and sometimes the local "jocks" can drive you insane with their occasional profane drivel. But the other day I came across a bit on the "Rachel and Dustin" morning show over at KGFM 101.5 that was simply - in a word - hilarious. Rachel is all around good egg Rachel Legan and Dustin is her brother, both local Bakersfield products who know our community intimately. What they do at 7:50 every Thursday morning is peruse Craigslist and find local people looking for love, desperate folks who are just certain they made a "connection" with that special someone in the tight T-shirt but failed to get her name. You can't make some of this stuff up, and while there is a certain sadness to some of these postings, Rachel and her brother manage to bring them alive. In Rachel's words:
"Every now and then over the past several years I would read one of the Bakersfield Craigslist Missed Connection posts on air... The second week we were on together I printed out several posts I thought were interesting and we just went with it. The phones went CRAZY.
"I'm not sure we could live with ourselves if the "hot piece of tail who was strollerin' around with the baby in the 'MY MOMS KNOCKERS ROCK' t-shirt at the mall yesterday" missed her connection with "the hawt (sic) guy who was driving past (sic) in a lifted Chevy S10 w/primer on the left side wearing a Daniel Boone hat and a bandage to cover up his new tat".
"Obviously these two need to be united at once! Who are we to stand in the way of two minute love? LOL."
Tune in for a good laugh. We all need a laugh these days.