[My dad] was like our Founding Fathers – he was a deist, he believed there was God in nature. We'd talk about it if we were fishing or something, if we were sitting alone. Dad would say the world's too beautiful not to have something behind it.*cough* Intelligent Design *cough*
QUESTION: You wound up going to the Blake School in Minneapolis, known as an elite Protestant high school.In other news, Stuart is still moving back to Minneapolis and still considering a Senate run. In case he gets elected, he admits he'll have to "sacrifice" his "comic edge" to "some degree". All together now: what else have you been doing for the past few decades?
ANSWER: The school started as a school for Protestant boys at the turn of the 20th century. They started letting in Jews in the 1950s to keep the SAT scores up.
I've said that before in public as a joke. And then in 2001, Blake had its centennial. They assigned the history teacher to do a history of the school. She calls me up and says, "You know that joke you do? It's truer than you can possibly imagine."
She had gotten notes from board meetings, and in the '50s, Ivy League schools were turning into meritocracies. Blake was discovering that it was getting harder to get its graduates into Ivy League schools because they were kind of dumb – they were just from these old families. They said, "In order to keep our reputation as one of the top country day schools, we've got to get kids who can get into these Ivy League schools. How are we going to do that?" And somebody went, "Jews!"
...ANSWER: What I'm getting at is the strategy worked. (Laughs.) Nevertheless, we did have chapel where we sang Protestant hymns.
Since we started, we've at least doubled our audience. I have about 1.25 million listeners on an average week on radio, and then streaming [via the Internet], another 100,000 or so. I think that means something.Rush has indeed gone down. However, he's still trouncing Air America.
[The conservative talk show hosts] have a huge, 17- or 18-year jump on us. But Limbaugh, who's on at the same time as me, has gone down. And that's good.
Posted in StuartSmalley at October 29, 2005 10:07 AM
There is a great Al Franken cartoon here:
Check it out.... Your going to love it !
Posted by: Punch at October 30, 2005 12:37 PM
Monitoring Air America Radio [TM] so you don't have to.