How a video went viral: Sherman from 101 WKQX sits shotgun (Episode 64)

Mere hours after colleague Sherman (101 WKQX) posted a video of the Goodman Theatre sign in flames that went viral, he sat shotgun for Car Con Carne. This episode finds us at Susie’s Drive-Thru at 4126 W. Montrose.

The show opens with audio from the video, and then we get into exactly *how* it went viral. From there, we talk about:

  • The fact that A BIRD POOPED ON MY LEG just before we recorded
  • The job that blew out his back, and learnings about people working that gig (“Around Christmastime, give them a tip. They deserve every single cent of it”)
  • The simple pleasures of the Renaissance Faire
  • The history of “Dude Say”
  • Polish troubles: Sherman’s Polish didn’t come as ordered. He wanted it to be ketchup-only and they gave him one with everything. That leads to some not-quite-manly moments which were rooted in Sherman’s childhood. Pickles seem to be a trigger for him.
  • Political correctness (“It’s getting more difficult to be funny”)
  • My amazing Patreon backers get a shout-out (couldn’t do it without you)
  • The rise of peanut allergies
  • The best boss we ever had, as well as helpful things we learned from him (including “take the hit”).
  • Who’s the best representative of the Chicago music scene of the 90s? My answer may surprise you.

Sample quotes:
“You’re going to listen to me eat this and gag… I’m going to muscle through it.”
“This looks like a basketball player in a twin bed.”
“You are, perhaps, being a little vaginal.”
“I miss those overpaid days.”


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