Public Radio, with it’s lack of hot buxom starlets, needs to lose its sense of seriousness; its pathetic faith that ideas still matter. That has no place in today’s media lanscape, so please, this pledge drive, don’t give.

To continue my NPR theme, I recommend clicking over to the This American Life blog to listen to the very funny Alec Baldwin pitches taped for NPR pledge drives. Have you caught these on your local station? I love the Terry Gross re-assignment.

What is it about Alec Baldwin’s voice that makes him sound like he wrote the funny stuff he says? Like sardonic savvy words just spout naturally from his psyche.

Photo of This American Life’s new episode-packed USB drive.