The Junkies Are Big Fans of Mr. Irrelevant

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I should probably be more careful with my use of hyperbole.

In a post I made on Monday, I called local radio show “The Junkies” my “least favorite sports radio program ever” and implied that they hate gay people. Neither of which is actual fact, merely exaggerations to make a point. Nevertheless, the Junkies seem to be in an on-air uproar.

I don’t listen to the show anymore, but was told by Brian from Awful Announcing (who has posted about this) and another friend (yes, my buddies listen to the show) that the Junkies were talking about Mr. Irrelevant and the Brothers Mottram on-air both yesterday and today. You can hear the audio from yesterday here, with the goodness starting about one-third of the way in.

They start by claiming they’ve never heard of Mr. Irrelevant (although they have heard of Blog Show, but don’t connect the fact that Jamie is the co-host), then go on to discuss how you spell “irrelevant,” call us “douchebags,” say we can go to hell and end by claiming that Jamie and Chris Mottram are their most hated people on the planet. As for today’s show, I don’t know what they said because I don’t have the audio.

Now, I’m not going to bash the Junkies (and to be fair, they didn’t really bash us either; it seemed to be in good fun) because: a) I don’t really care, although I’m obviously required to address the issue in this space, b) I don’t really hate them. This is all stemming from me saying their show is my least favorite ever. That’s not true. I dislike Elliot more. And just because I don’t like the Junkies doesn’t mean that I think they have a bad program. It’s just not for me. They do an outstanding job appealing to the type of people they’re trying to appeal to. Shit, “Grey’s Anatomy” is my least favorite television show ever, but every single female in America loves it. They must be doing something right, and so too are the Junkies.

Like Awful Announcing said, the reason I’m no longer a listener is simply because the Junkies aren’t about sports anymore. Again, I don’t hate their show, or their listeners (for the most part), or them personally. They’re probably great guys off-air, and they make more money than I can even fathom at this point in my life.

Hopefully, this clarifies my stance and puts this whole thing to rest so we can all refocus our hatred toward Philly fans. Although something tells me it won’t. Oh, and I would’ve totally thanked the Junkies for the free publicity, but we’ve seen absolutely no spike in traffic today, so nevermind.

Previously: Junkies Fall For EDSBS Spoof (July ’07)

Update: The Bog, Sports by Brooks and The Big Lead have all posted about this.

Update No. 2: The Junkies referred to us as “faggots” today (near the end of this clip), which, of course, is patently offensive. I’m not sure how they get away with this stuff, but it seems to be status quo for their program.

35 thoughts on “The Junkies Are Big Fans of Mr. Irrelevant”

  1. Put it like this –

    The Junkies can get doused with a bucket of shut the f*ck up, and dry off with “before I smack the sh*t out of you” limited edition beach towel.

    Now, let’s see if they blow me up on their precious little show.

  2. Chris,

    This is Bret Oliverio with the Junkies on WJFK. Send me an email so we can discuss this “war” on the air tomorrow morning. I tried to shoot you an email but it bounced back. Don’t worry, we are not bitter and it’s all in fun. Email me.

    bret.oliverio@cbsradio.com

  3. God dammit, Bret! You f’ing blew it. Now everyone knows we don’t REALLY hate each other.

    SVPStyle: As usual, I love your enthusiasm. If I ever find myself in a gang fight, I’ll hit you up.

  4. Don’t worry about being on their show VanPelt. Their too busy interviewing the real Scott Van Pelt, and entertaining a ton of listeners in the DC area……..The Junkies can get doused with a bucket of shut the f*ck up, and dry off with “before I smack the sh*t out of you” limited edition beach towel……Did a grown man actually write this?

  5. Obviously, you’re here to support the Junkies, so I won’t blame you for your ignorance of my tone of commenting. Instead, I’ll offer a brief summation:

    Ahem….

    It’s called satire, b*tch.

  6. I totally know what you guys are going through. I started a major beef with the Green Bay Packers last Sunday by shouting into the heavens “Were the Green Bay Packers an extinct dinosaur, they’d be a poop-filled penisosaurus!” They haven’t responded yet, but it’s pretty much the same kind of thing.

    I throw my moral support behind the brothers Mottram, who I know of and who entertain me, and total apathy towards the Junkies, who I have never listened to. But they sound great!

    PS: Brandon Lloyd has a catching problem.

  7. “Don’t worry about being on their show VanPelt. Their too busy interviewing the real Scott Van Pelt”

    BURNED!!!11 PWNED!!!111

    IN YOUR FACE!!!111

  8. Forgot this earlier comment I made to Bret from the Junkies show: “Now everyone knows we don’t REALLY hate each other.”

    After what they said today (calling us “faggots”), I really do hate them. Actually, I just feel sorry for them.

  9. I liked these…..

    From http://www.junkiesradio.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=6072

    Money (a.)
    Usually pronounced normally, but sometimes pronounced “mawh-ney,” this describes something awe-inspiring, of high quality, or merely good. When something is extremely good, it may be termed Money Metal. Cakes wanted a home that would not be damaged by termites. Specifically, he expressed a wish for a ‘money metal house.’ At the time, Cakes intended money to modify “metal house,” (i.e., a house not made of wood), but now money metal is an adjective of its own, and does not require the object it is describing to be made of metal.

    Read more if you need another 12 ways to say your taking a dump.

  10. Forgot this earlier comment I made to Bret from the Junkies show: “Now everyone knows we don’t REALLY hate each other.”

    After what they said today (calling us “faggots”), I really do hate them. Actually, I just feel sorry for them.

    Oh my word – um, what? Are you for real? Such nonsense

  11. I’m not sure who’s cooler, Lurch or Bickels? It’s somewhat of a toss up to me. You have the degenerate gambler vs. the guy who loves to guess how much of a whore his female audience is?

    What up hare-tings?

  12. Well Lurch can’t be that great of a gambler, after all he did file for banktrupcy in 2001.

    Public records, who doesnt love them?

  13. Now Theresa will be the one to bankrupt the LPP, and not gambling. Is anyone else going to get PWNED, or have something IN THEIR FACE? If so, let’s make sure it is the DNA of another inmate.

  14. I guess they don’t teach sarcasm where Steve is from. Where is that again? Oh yeah. beautiful Hagerstown, Maryland. One of the 12 existing Hardees is still in operation in that town.

    Why dont you go have a “thick burger” and let the Internet take a breather from you.

    You can come back later and defend the Junkies on a blog comment section, its like your life, it aint going anywhere.

    And if you want to shift your personal attacks away from the brothers Mottram, and focus on the Mayor, ill take a piss in your mouth, and a dump on your porch.

    That way if anyone asks, the Mayor does give a shit.

  15. I love it when bloggers get testy, pissy, and throw keyboard haymakers.

    Can I bring my kerosene and 21-pack of CL’s to the party? I’m sort of out of work and have some free time

    Yours,

    M. Vick

  16. Sarcasm indicates humor. PWNED and IN YOUR FACE aren’t funny. Stop trying to use sarcasm as an excuse for your own lack of creativity. Your aren’t a funny person, and you never will be which is clearly shown by the bad cliches you have written above. You and I are somewhat similar. Lonely men on a computer. The difference is that I can admit I am a nobody, and you are delusional enough to think you matter to anyone. You are right about Hagerstown though. I’d rather live in Oceania than this awful town. Was that too literary for you?

  17. I was using both “PWNED” and “IN YOUR FACE” in a mocking manner.

    Thought everyone would catch those 1′s after the exclamation points.

    Im glad you can admit you area nobody. We all knew that as soon as you arrived and acted like a radio caller on a fucking blg comment section.

    Don’t bring me into your misery and failure.

    I Steve am somebody. Your lonely? Im smoking a joint and replying to some stupid redneck on a blog comment section.

    Thats funny to me.

    Your going to have find something else to occupy your time after 5-10 in the morning.

    I think the Junkies have a website, but it isnt money. Infact its hur-ting.

  18. I am baked as well. We might be the angriest stoners in the world. My overall view is this; this site attacked the Junks for their material i.e. the term faggot. If the writers said they just plain don’t like the show, then that would be fine. I am a fan of talk radio in general(political, sports, and entertainment), and raunchy, socially relevant stand up comedy. I have seen the radio industry ripped apart by the religious right through the FCC, and the politically correct left through special interest groups. Both factions have violated all of our first amendment rights. When the writer on this site went after the Junks for saying faggot, I immediately thought he was part of the latter of the two offending groups. In the article above he said it was just an exaggeration to make a point, so I was wrong. I can also assure you that I am not a redneck. Given my geographical location, it is an easy assumption to make. Once the next real estate boom happens, I am going to sell my house, and get the hell out of this piece of shit hole in the earth known as Hagerstown. I will use my next comment to say how I feel about lovely Hagerstown, Maryland.

  19. I do love my country, and I certainly don’t wish for another terrorist attack, but if it has to happen, there is a small community in Western Maryland that is certainly more deserving than others. Take me with you. I don’t fear death because I live in Hagerstown.

  20. Throw the FCC out the window for this one. None of the laws that pertain to radio broadcasts are in effect on the internet.

    That being said, I am a fan of bloggers. Satellite radio and the internet are phasing out local radio shows. Its a fact.

    The issue I have here, is that this site wrote a blog, and gave credit to the Junkies. It gave the Junkies alot of exposure, enough so that they bragged about it on their very own website.

    So what is this about? Because the author gave his opinion? His opinion seems justified, and is available in audio format above.

    So basically the Sports Junkies got some publicity, then 2 days in a row, made fun of this website, the one who gave them said publicity, then justified the authors comment by calling him a faggot.

    I think everyone can agree, this is called “streching for material”.

    You are noble to defend the Junkies, just make sure you know what your defending before you go al in.

  21. I agree with most of what you said, with one glaring exception. The Junkies gave this site exposure, not the other way around. It’s not because of my own personal taste, but the Junkies have probably at least one hundred times the amount of listeners as this site has readers. It worked on me though. I am starting to read some of the things on this site, and I kind of dig it. Anyway, these internet trash talking sessions become exhausting, so instead of being “that guy”, I just wanted to explain my position. Let’s both agree that Andre Carter will put Kurt Warner back on the sidelines after he breaks his leg with his fifth sack of the day. Skins 42 Cardinals 3.

  22. I am baked as well. We might be the angriest stoners in the world. My overall view is this; this site attacked the Junks for their material i.e. the term faggot. If the writers said they just plain don’t like the show, then that would be fine. I am a fan of talk radio in general(political, sports, and entertainment), and raunchy, socially relevant stand up comedy. I have seen the radio industry ripped apart by the religious right through the FCC, and the politically correct left through special interest groups. Both factions have violated all of our first amendment rights. When the writer on this site went after the Junks for saying faggot, I immediately thought he was part of the latter of the two offending groups. In the article above he said it was just an exaggeration to make a point, so I was wrong. I can also assure you that I am not a redneck. Given my geographical location, it is an easy assumption to make. Once the next real estate boom happens, I am going to sell my house, and get the hell out of this piece of shit hole in the earth known as Hagerstown. I will use my next comment to say how I feel about lovely Hagerstown, Maryland.
    +1

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