Friday, July 16, 2010

The Russ Martin Show and Words of Wisdom

I like The Russ Martin Show.  He recently started working for 97.1 The Eagle in the mornings.  I believe his first date was just this past Monday.  He used to be on in the afternoons on a talk station that went all sports and now sucks rather valiantly.

Anyway, this morning whilst driving to work and listening to the show I started questioning why I find myself entertained by the show.  And it occurred to me in a flash of blinding insight that's probably better left unshared.

It's a direct result of the "Infinite Monkey Theorem".  The Infinite Monkey Theorem states that a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type a given text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare.

If you replace the words a bit... Infinite Monkey Theorem becomes "The Russ Martin Show".  I'll try.

If you put a bunch of morons together saying random stuff in front of a microphone for 4 hours every morning one of them will almost surely say something funny or even insightful.

Today, for example, they were stumbling about the topic of the Dallas City budget shortfall and how the city was cutting back on law enforcement which seems like one of the last areas where you'd want to cut back.  This, of course, lead to prostitution.  There is apparently a big operation by the Dallas police to cut down on prostitution.  Finally, Russ said, "If no one is getting hurt, no one should be getting arrested."

It was the gem amongst the drivel.

No comments:

Post a Comment