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mtntiger
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Favorite Rush Moments
One of the reasons I got hooked on Rush was his sense of humor.

In his later years, he abandoned parodies, but some of them were pure genius:

"Banking Queen" about Barney Frank was insanely funny, but, for me, "Weemsco Tuna" about dolphin-free tuna was hysterical.

"Weemsco Tuna - now there's even more delicious dolphin taste for you to love."

Great stuff. Gonna miss Ole Rush.


CGSC Lobotomy
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re: Favorite Rush Moments
Aborting callers


GeauxTigerTM
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Just realized, I still have ALL of those old Paul Shanklin songs on my PC! I want to say that guy started out doing them as a lark and sending them in and eventually was able to sell CD's because of Rush's show.

Found this one on Youtbe...as usual, it's still fitting today!

Diversity
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CU_Tigers4life
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re: Favorite Rush Moments
Calling the the NOW people the N.A.G.S (National Association of Gals)


The Boat
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Just the way he said common words funny on purpose

I can't even think of the specific words now but you know what I'm talking about

Every time he said one it made me laugh


UcobiaA
Alabama Fan
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re: Favorite Rush Moments
Back when Dan's Bake Sale was going on. That and restaurants having Rush Rooms. Not specific show moments but they relate to the show.


Dday63
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My favorite was when Jerry Garcia died and Rush said, "Just another dead doper. And a dirt bag."

And then we all found out Rush was a doper, too. And a dirt bag. And dead.


BigLSUNut
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Member since Oct 2007
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re: Favorite Rush Moments
Feminism - A way for ugly women to feel good about themselves


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NineLineBind
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re: Favorite Rush Moments
I sent him an email one time when he was going to a break and struggling to come up with an analogy. He was also short on time. When he came back from the break, he actually used my content on air, but added his own flair. At least, that’s what I’d like to think.

I felt like a part of his show prep. It was kinda cool.


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Klaus Nomi


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Zach
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Speaking of rock stars. Chrissy Hynde of the Pretenders was sitting in 1st class on a flight with Rush.
He said: 'She looked like she could give you a disease. But you wouldn't mind.'


Larry Lobster
Ft. Worth
Member since Feb 2021
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re: Favorite Rush Moments
quote:

Just the way he said common words funny on purpose

Pronouncing "20/20" as "Chintee Chintee"


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GoRuckTiger
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re: Favorite Rush Moments
I have one and I think it may be my first time I had heard or had seen Rush. He used to have show on Fox back in the 90s. Rush played some footage a news station caught of Clinton he-hawing it up at the funeral of Ron Brown. Clinton was laughing it up until he notices the camera was on him and then he went straight into fake tears. I realized then I had better start paying attention more closely to our elected officials. Wasn’t too much longer after thata the Lewinsky scandal blew up. Was hilarious and eye opening.

Found the Rush segment.


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Larry Lobster
Ft. Worth
Member since Feb 2021
52 posts

re: Favorite Rush Moments
"For those of you in Rio Linda..."

Going back to the '90s, his "Environmental Report", given with the sound of chainsaws and crashing trees in the background...


BiteMe2020
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The "In a Yugo" Paul Shanklin video is one of the best.


Meauxjeaux
Memphis Fan
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Spatula City!

The filler commercials for the local stations were money. The tuna one was the best.


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Meauxjeaux
Memphis Fan
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The politically correct football picks were awesome..

"Hhhhmmm.. Chiefs vs Redskins. This one's a doozy!"


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Zephyrius
LSU Fan
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In an interview on WWL David Tyree told Rush that he was gay... Rush was basically like "What does that have to do with anything? You are either good at your job or you are not...

David Tyree was shocked that Rush would not judge him based on his sexual preference.

The interview was in the early 90's when WWL started carrying Rush on tape delay.
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GeauxTigerTM
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"For those of you in Rio Linda..."


I explained that line to my 13 year old son a few weeks ago who happened to be in my vehicle when Rush was on! Had to tell him that before he went national he had a radio show in Southern California and there was a town near by that seemed to be filled with idiots, so he jokingly started saying, "For those of you in Rio Linda" essentially meaning, "For you idiots out there." Did it up until the end continuing that tradition.

The kid laughed.


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SquatchDawg
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After that Fluke girl testified that the college should pay for her contraception, Rush got in trouble of saying she was a slut and having so much sex she could couldn’t afford her own contraception and wanted “you” to pay for it.

Funny as shite.
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