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11-6 9:10am Tommy, offensive costume

Nov 6, 2013|

Tommy talks to Peter McGraw, a Professor at the University of Colorado & author of the upcoming book "The Humor Code," about a humor and tragedies

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  1. 10-21 8:15am Tommy, Ebola

    Tue, 21 Oct 2014

    You know David and I'm not in but it successful heart surgeon at blows save people's lives in the lateness Mattel girls. All yells out tell a single lady does Bartok yet exactly I'm sorry I'm just a simple country long way here but I Italian. Mum. First of its hard to keep realize street yeah this idea how about CEO of your massive company that. Yeah. See you liked one. Of new York new high tech company news hi tech startup idea and yeah. But already you've had offers from Google and you know about this about new startup now IPO. Only drew eight billion and we were open from Portland that's a yeah. That'll get your day and ailments he says light ripening camera with a fender that duct taped. Let's just say security and security reasons there's of people and ideas they can exactly you're out. I admit seriously and visible thing with what concerns me and I get a text here about the new protocol. Unable healthcare workers gonna have to undergo special training to demonstrate companies seen using protective equipment use of the gear. Now including coveralls and single use disposable hoods must be overseen by a supervisor. To ensure proper procedure those procedures are followed when caring for patients with people. And I guess that the question and I hand is you have to be health care professional to shoot these new protocol I would think. Protocols I would think you would be. And and the the gentlemen we can oranges now and says it's 67 hours of training it meaning he'll watch him one date to make sure they know about it. To do it and and I I always break things down to duck it would Howard to do this it's a great idea how are we going to do this because they are on the Frontline. En us that's all the Oxford street doctors and health care workers health care workers. Noting that if you are health care worker. I mean you know you can have the best of intentions but. Can you afford to go unless I'm missing something here can you afford to go to West Africa take whatever time it does do the training. Risk getting. And then after you do get back you look 121 days. In quarantine and believe that's what would happen if you go over there if your health care professional. Well I don't think a nurse can afford to do that you. Aren't all unless they brought I think there's probably going to be a monetary incentive. You know to get people ago I think you would have to you and if you're a medical health care professional I would like I'm not that there's got to kind of like a tortilla. About would you go. And Kenya afford to do that because I don't think a doctor unless these independently wealthy enough the in hi he got up and millionaire tonight give up his practice gasoline and he's got patience there she's got a patient cedar. So I'd like to talk TO about this welcome back maybe. Donna Edwards can channel light on this bit of a doubt because she's an organizer for benefit concert. For people research and only too well I don't know we'll see tell me if your health care professional. On here for amicus I don't know of anybody who can do that and where they gonna come from the need these huge. But how many people can actually. Afford to take that much time on their lives and on their bank accounts coming back and flinched at a W I Tommy Tucker got a real beautiful listening fall morning. Gotta take a couple of seconds enjoy that at least before you begin the grind. Clear cool low humidity to day highs around seven the 67 eaters so and then. Wins in the northeast five to attend a make it feel even cooler than that same for tomorrow. Maybe it's hand warmer than Thursday highs of 76. And Friday highs around 79 but clear and Brian. Is beautiful Donnie Edwards joins us right now she is the organizer for the benefit concert for people are re search. And relief that Tulane University morning Donna. I. Ansari. I'm doing well and you. Before we go down the wrong road. Our US health care professional or you just involved in promoting concert. I popular did it at his age and biomedical science diet program. And and I am embarked in court maybe put a battery. IT and the reason I ask you this and you may now wanting to get involved but. I you know I just wonder when it comes of the call for health care workers to help the people in West Africa. And teach them did the proper protocols. Who could afford. Be it a nurse or doctor I don't know what other healthcare professionals they want to guess biologists. To take that time off and go. And and risk Ebola then if they get it they're not coming back to the United States to be treated I don't think and 21 days minimum quarantine when you come bank. And understand who could afford to do it is. Great and I like your day by. We agree that the mayor and how care workers still actually sacrificed their time. I do you got a god bless him I just I don't know. Who could do it I guess when I'm sane. It is people and I guess it. Here they are basically zero. They era. In there Akron right there I mean how it or eight people that are devastating speculation has. And speaking of which you you're trying to raise some money. For that effort with a concert right. Yet that Adam Lee hit two lane has passed a dairy corporate partner really act. We can have a government hospital here early at least at the age and injury accurate banner on the front lines at the Ebola outbreak. Actually did and we are obligated to quiet her factored in there international. In effort. So in order to support that we are raking and start like state in part and protective equipment. Cricket in their IP little antibiotics. Aaron for curbing back in areas action. And merely personal protective protective equipment. Wicket that our and that is a map that you see on the news. Yeah they need a lot. PPE. Actually stopped from being effective in treating the patient. I see the note here on a Presley's biggest news of personal protective suits hospital workers caring for patients. Need to suits per day at a cost of tax dollars each but is that. If there are only treating one patient. But now. Dare they're treating high and it's a patient outline I need. Put him away and asking Donnie you wouldn't have to put on a new suit each time you treat somebody different. Is at a question once you are in the war. You have to learn that you get any actor or northern new. Yes of that the need for suits as a I generally I only I can't leave their only ten dollars each. Great and Adam. There are part international and it didn't allow that. You know they're an act that these type a supply rich hacker well it is spam act being acted. I'm in so we're really seeing two sidekick and then over personal protective gear that they need. And Adam. It. It can't dollar hurt in the end it typically wiper expects let me dollar per day and we can't he act. Ulbrich and rhetoric are at or near Leo. And so it's a it's. Celebrating Sierra Leone and it happens. Friday night at the new loans house of blues. I ain't me. The ask. We hear it in a car. A general electorate. War mean. An op silent auction rate can't grab. Odd day. In right and Mary dies down. There's a lot of damage. And we're all we're doing Iraq will battle it going to be a lot of land. One down in an app but it's something important there and mind. If for whatever reason summoning as a conflict may be the era. Maybe they're on to a wedding. Maybe date they have some work function that night meted to sit around at the dog and I don't believe how can make contribution otherwise done. I simply can't that we dealt by me I teach kids Arabic site at WW. W dot they'll bite me. Back flag. Celebrating. Sierra Lee now. Aniston is the difference in the spelling and he did you will go funny dot com get there. Gated. Don't I mean it is fair game the patent idea to electorate is celebrating Sierra Leon now they're celebrating your outlook that act. I represented at the yearly. And and we spoke to. Gentlemen a doctor from Tulane that dating you guys very involved in in trying to develop treatment right. Yes that doctor Robert the airy. Is actually that. Head of the viral hemorrhagic consortium of her and hear the RE opted to beat up but I am I ain't that program. So there's really accurate how does that do it at Tulane school and that it. He's been a West Africa as in. I knew yet. Says a connection between Tulane and what's going notable and I hope we can help you at 7 o'clock Friday 9 October 24. At the house of blues a lot of fun some great items have been on an if you would just like to. Or can't go to stay home Ratajczak noted www. Go on to me. Common and I guesstimate how you'd type in celebrating at Sierra Leone will come in but its capital list Somali capital L and parading. Sierra Leo and thank you so much done and done everything you deal and and god bless mantown at stuff for the people that are over there and and to try to get somebody to go now I think you're right those are real heroes do that. Thank you gonna have a great afternoon and a great day 24 time coded traffic. He. Threat yet and I talking about a full of 43 people including five of them kids now a lot of quarantine and Dallas after 21 days of monitoring. No signs of global. A judge says eight community and you look among with grace compassion nothing's wrong with them. I'm asking you would you if you knew somebody was return and your neighborhood your workplace a year kids' school it'd been quarantined with a bowl would you say you know what. It's over they don't have it just. Come on in oh lead at DO drink gift do you do whatever. And in terms of volunteers. There's different web sites and there aren't enough and it's an out of control quickly which means the military's gonna have to go win. So I would ask you if you remember the National Guard or member. A family member of a member of the National Guard you OK with them on West African Delphi edible right now time for them and WL first news for that. Go to David Blake we continue our conversation about a bullet and would you be concerned if if your neighbor or somebody you work with north. Maybe even some edit your kids' school was quarantined three bull has happened in Dallas and then you were found not to have it in at least in the community and judge here sizzler. Treat these people with grace and compassion. They have been through enough and I'm asking you would you know. And attacks comes in and of a serious ignited says if my neighbor was quarantine I would stay away from him and a drop off of potting number owners stoop. And run. Of its are not distances Tommy how can help a country where witch doctors. Still tell aids people in need of virgin Acura need raw animals that are carriers of disease. They parade their dead in the streets for days even those with diseased the un bury their dead on anniversary in feast with them. Some dance and party with them going to ordered to order relative disease. There's many cultures that are still doing clean unsafe practices. I don't Jordan auditing and one at the university you know. Yeah. Mickey the season. They look at him yeah. When one. They come from I don't know. No but anyway another one says timing in this series one about being healthcare workers with all those weights but Shelvin what is that. As a medical personnel was sec says. In the military including National Guard had no choice Abel told they will go if told and I guess it comes down to the question of whether York. The the nation is the world's police force is well as the nation's doctors. Other worlds doctor revenue and is on good morning Tommy is a position I answer your question about training no. We cannot afford the time and resources go to West Africa for Ebola precautions. As it strikes here we are more aware of the proper protocols and procedures training has already started at local hospitals we can't afford to get caught off guard. On this we've learned a lot of the missteps that occurred in Dallas. As well and then there's this one from a nurses absolutely I would go on also I healthcare professional way you know our and it would visit him daily bring them food. And attacked him from people who are ignorant and but I think it's. There's one issue of of morality and wanting to help and as another you can afford to jump Greg could you afford to take that chance I just son of a Doctor Who would closes office floor. Or is practiced for 68 weeks whatever it took I don't know of a nursing can afford to take the time off to do that. But I'd like to know and I would also like to talk to you about the French Quarter when we come back another person killed 5:30 in the morning. And a couple of video beatings as well when it's safe to being a quarter when it isn't that in a flash of a W. That is anything I think. It is being remiss. My great great grandfather today at Tucker said you know what. Don't ever be remiss. And I am remiss in a couple of things first off reminding you about are ready jaguar opinion apple. Which isn't going to try to be flippant or sarcastic or anything with this for trying to gauge where exactly you are in terms of priorities in your life. And a question and these numbers have been pretty consistent the answers and 6 o'clock. This morning what scares you more brain eating amoeba. Percent consent is concerned rather with brain eating a Meebo or being afraid of that. 28%. Are afraid of Ebola. And 56%. Are afraid of the saints' schedule. So give me Collie and answer that in 260187. Neitzel 3866889087. And again with apologies my great great great grandfather I was remiss. In reminding you about the national World War II museums victory big band concert. Other Libya once you and a guest to put on nude dance and use and swing to the sounds. Of swing from the war years reform by the national lowered to museums victory big band. And victory bells at the newly restored art Deco new loans Lakefront airport terminal. On Friday night. Of the candle Friday please let somebody yells when the ticketing and diner owner Dervis and gourmet dishes from the cnet's. Let's explore the air power expo which is a fleet of legendary World War II aircraft and an assortment of fighters trainers. And liaison aircraft all fully restored. And ready to fly so when you hear jet airliner by the Steve Miller band and I think you all know that sounds like. Negated a number to call and if you are color number eight you win. With the World War II museum and got a W well this happened. Very shortly attacks comes and I think it's time to start checkpoints in the French Quarter anyone can be checked. And I think there's more about it timing thing when it comes in the French Quarter is what got our attention. Two weekends ago I think it is somebody got. Held up armed robbery for 19 AM Sunday morning 3200 blocker royal. And twenty minutes later. And has captured on video for five guys attacked him in the 800 block of Saint Louis right by burden. That is not the bowels of the quarter at all and they get to. Women that are watch in his happened and I enough there are part of it or not but no shot no runaway now and other news watch him like. The lazy lucky dog on the street French Quarter while Lee's four miscreants beat this man senseless. Knocked him down level this property and money then this weekend. A a person was killed by drunk driver and a quarter when nom. When a drunk driver hit a Poland Italy was the pulled that kilter. And my question do you is is it safe to walk around the quarter late at night or early in the morning because sometimes will come in. Here at 4 o'clock in the morning and we'll see people's strangling home in areas of this anyway I've probably. Maybe it would be a little bit hesitant to walk in the daytime but certainly at 4:30 in the morning and and not in control myself as some drop. Not that I drink anymore but back in the day. And here to me is the conundrum. I think part of deal lore of new long ones is that you can come here. The bars don't close at two you can drink until 430 if you want an angle back the hotel rooms sleep it off start all over. But if it's not safe. To do that. Should you somehow warn tourists evidence say you know what. He put a sign up percent and urges with the counts here saying. If you go I'd take a cab back from wherever you are don't leave Teague at camp say if it's after midnight or if it's after 1 o'clock. And house will would you tell friends who were visiting the French Quarter I'd tell mullah. If yet on out by 1 o'clock. I would be very careful about where you go because it's. It's like in the old west where the to distract voters are gonna get caught and and salted so tell me how you would handle Hannity 6018780386. Exit 89087. In. Now I know because. I wouldn't be comfortable walking around a quarter for 35 o'clock in the morning. And again this is not an area deepen in the dark dank. The debt and I mean that pejorative Lee but he in the in the area where people aren't aren't this is too aren't there this is Saint Louis. Very close to burden where four guys jump on this other guy beating. And two women standing there with a deck cores or whatever it is and hand his watch it like it's part of the she'll wait 51. Nine before nine time look at Traficant for that we go to terror Robinson. 857 Tommy Tucker let's congratulate Steve Newman gave just one appeared tickets of the national World War II museum's air power swing. At the new loans Lakefront airport Friday night tickets valued and a 150. Smack her studies. And you didn't when you want more information call 50452. Late 1944. Or visit www. National world wars Berkeley national. WW two museum dot org is it. Matters they voted their www. National WW two museum Dodd award. It will have another chance we'd win tickets. All week long here with us in the morning good luck in the national World War II museum. And WWL. We still have a Drew Brees domination teacher to give away. It was born right here in new long ones. And if you win a T shirt you get a a Drew Brees nine brand domination teacher but even if you don't win it you can join drew when the domination movement. Abide domination T shirt go to your neighborhood Winn-Dixie your shop online now at again it matters and I any brand. Dot com not the normal but spell it out and I EU and I any brand dot com for every teacher sold. One dollar goes a great cause the second harvest food bank on Thursday we giveaway shirt that is actually signed. By Drew Brees and when it comes to calm. The quarter being a safe place late at night the the most recent deaths Lou is really sad young lady named Taylor McDonald they before her birthday Sarah fiancee says he was gonna propose. That night and both for they decided to go to the quarter a mother reminded her do not drink and drive. But she says she forgot to one in this young lady that there are other people out there they drink and drive about 5:15 AM Sunday morning. The alarm and gone in on our friends Walken and a quarter trying to find nick Carr see slightly minder friends 400 block ever Gundy. And they hear a crash in a banger frenzied turn around. And see airline owners comic with their hand on her head. And she got hit in the hand nets were killed. Don't driver's seat tell me what what what's what's the the out time for the quarter where you would feel safe I would feel. Very on hesitant to say they're after 1 o'clock and if I had people visiting from out of town and so on talent you know like. Go have fun stay with the crowd and get out by one. What would you say and is that gonna hurt the reputation in new loans if A you can drink all night if you don't be safe betting home by 1 o'clock back and slash WW.

  2. 10-21 7:15am Tommy, Saints woes and Ebola fears

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    Tue, 21 Oct 2014

    Tommy takes your calls and talks about the Saints problems. He also talks to Sean Kaufman, an infection control specialist,

  3. 10-21 6:15am Tommy, Saints woes

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    Tue, 21 Oct 2014

    Tommy talks to Clark Judge, senior NFL insider & co-host of the Talk of Fame, about the Saints struggles

  4. 10-20 9:10am Tommy, Saints lose

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    Mon, 20 Oct 2014

    Tommy takes your calls and talks to listeners about the Saints loss

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A leash and lynch Michigan woman dresses a victim of April's Boston Marathon bombing. Sporting runners clothing and fake spattered blood. Any Internet just went nuts owners she posted a picture of herself on Nancy Graham and Twitter. Town why would you do this while her Halloween get up get listener named some stink in. Me. -- some skiing in me answers in deserve for Internet. Handle and and she posted this on Halloween in. People. Didn't like it on the Internet and you know couple of other mistakes in this goes to. Once you put it out there. It's out there she had once posted a picture of her driver's license on line and people are outraged by a costume. Used her home address and other personal information. To further attacker. One have a senator of -- packaged as they knew where she lived there was no anonymity are you -- she posted at. Others found racy photos of her on line and circulated them once again. Those include in that picture gets owning an Edberg you you can't control it because then it's in the public domain even tracked down her parents contact information. And sent them death. Threats she sees. She said she lost her job as a result of the photo she says that it voicemails when they wanna slit my throat. -- wanna hang me in -- off my face. Iron. And she says about the cast him defending it honestly it's day of the day and I wasn't a dead person -- wasn't being disrespectful. I was a survivor. Of the marathon not like -- was walking around with a fake leg or my arm torn off or something like that. And I got -- -- is the defense -- know and I think she's just real he went the wrong way it was a sold ghetto well and there's another consideration. This announcement -- -- and join us in a minute to talk about when it comes to comedy and satire. How soon is too soon and some scientists at University of Colorado at Boulder. Said that when he analyze what happens. Tragedy often results in laughter they find -- -- time emotional distance in the size of the tragedy all play a role. -- -- -- -- Far enough away from the tragedy -- it then it becomes funny but it depends on a group as well as it's a large group of people the lever of level of humor increases as time passes. As opposed smaller tragedies which -- deemed humorous only in the immediate aftermath so right after a small tragedy is funny. After a period of time it becomes funny year according -- a study that's a large tragedy. In one study 99% of subjects. Senate car crash that occurred five years ago would be funny here today that it would be on the day of the accident. Funny. Only 18% of people thought a toe injury would be humorous five years later so I don't know about all this Peter McGraw joins us right now he -- Help explain this he's a professor of marketing and psychology at the University of Colorado author of the upcoming book the humor code good morning doctor you do one. The title doctors appropriate. -- I eat just one letter but they get -- doctorate. Talk to us about humor and what's in bad taste what is funny you watch Family Guy you see a lot of things made fun. Let me -- winds there's always the the angle of religion and Tom what's funny when he comes to religion you tell me about well. Don't go where he's been doing and you -- Nikkei -- -- And identified. -- -- -- -- That's funny but humor research land AJA -- that her Oreo. By that -- the underlying. The secret humor and it's like your -- The people the nine violations. At things that are both wrong -- And and it's like you have the right term but on violations really really important to understand what happened. With it. The caught it which I think we intend to be humorous. I tell me again what a benign violations. It's. Sort of been threatening that is unsettling it seems wrong in some way. That it between 200 people out situation is okay -- -- were pretty. And ideas that -- been there violations are well during the Iraq and the other and it reverses and are sort of indicate that other -- that situation it's OK and so. And it explained why he attempted humor to fail in ways they can aura or offend. -- -- The option clearly it was offensive -- not okay now. You people tend to respond more if they're offended and if they -- amused or entertained. Certainly the certainly. The -- with you yeah. What people are offended. I. They wanna let you note that you crawl the line and rather than -- compassion and sensitivity. And insensitive comment or and that can -- -- people often respond and wrote in sensitive way. OWs and being in -- unfortunate for him and interpret kind of alerting perspective. That. People advocate and advocate for the moment. Well it seems disingenuous is well because if you're offended by her costume. I think you more offensive if you threaten her parents life and if you any if you tell her I'm gonna hang UN and slit your throat. -- -- The work that we can do so the idea that in a matter of being far away from the tragedy. Transformed from violate open on. Make -- humorist who are waiting at the tribute saying that. They're -- -- people aren't. And by human really complex thing. Two -- To be helpful so for instance. The attempt at humor it in the bottom. Really difficult to do so the most successful situation. That are humorous in the tragedy actually takes. You know the perpetrator. So for instance during the week following. On. The -- being an article the a lot of people on fire and were we thank all the jokes. But none of -- do targeted the victims of the ball they targeted -- terror. Good that's really important. -- -- consider that sensitivity. That are not only report the crime but also with regard to their food. Targeting. So it might rule always was and and keep in mind he you don't know me but. Ian asked the producers Jordan announced the the master control operator amber -- Italian. I've been funny nonstop since about I'd say 1984. There -- no but seriously my rule always was. If somebody does it. To bring it about themselves then that's OK that's fair game but it if somebody as you said as a victim or it just happens to them. Then it's not for example we've they had a controversy with -- an Atlanta radio station -- football player -- former saint we're very proud of Steve Gleason in the way that he he's handled his fight against dale list. Now think it's funny because you don't do anything to bring that about. There at the rhetoric go through the really cute. Is there some way to make. Start with something negative mark Mark Twain has been wonderful quote but the secret -- -- humor is not joy to borrow. There is humor at. In the dispute that because -- per -- there's nothing wrong there is no optical well. And so when -- approaching. A situation where ordinary people. A great way to do -- to focus on yourself because -- They're taking something that's long been pointing out what's wrong with you make it. And so that means there -- certain people and can joke about and other people can. And it really true poll how difficult -- -- thought that it congratulate you for being funny all the time because most people can't do. Nonstop. Since 1984. Deadly -- for example hooker. Did drunk politician gets caught with a hooker. Or edit his I don't see. Where you could feel sorry for that person because they brought this on themselves. -- and they all that sort of give a little bit being in the public you know goes through celebrated figure payment speakers. In some way. You separate lights and commit a lot of them that you can do people who might be an unfortunate situation. Are people always. Bomb honest when it comes of their outrage because I get emails I get text. Something's and other people are very offended by some other people are laughing about it now so I always wonder if there's is under current. Of people at a professing mock outrage but they're really tell in the same joke to their friend where where that they think will accept this were nobody can hear. Yet the question. And that it's a tough question because -- -- in saying. There are lots of people find farming. Other people aren't born and yet other people are offended by the department knows they're being truthful. Or they're saying. Or they're really well. The case it you know the funny actually defending people. And that that some of the stuff that you use a lot of people find monitor our report small minority of people who hear the helicopter. Anyway. When they're on a couple of things by able formula to go labor in assassinations. Now time is that funny yet. Not correlate that funny but generous and insane if you if you make Johnny Carson and years ago -- was joke about. Some some -- dated that was named. Something Lincoln and they named that because there everybody took a shot -- about him and -- point five years ago so Linkedin is that funny. Yet so. So. Brandon from my it's been comedian allotment vote. You don't -- them. Not to do and it's -- And that might be one of those kind of situations where generally -- -- that side of the facts don't matter. And so that. Are still being the -- that happened long ago that art digital could well so jokes about slavery. All call which. I'm bill about assassinating president although there are folks who. Seemed -- -- either cleverly make that brings farming. And spiritually -- who tuned to target. Com promoted to cheer comedic genius a partner it's good to dark arts and particularly those those big threat but he still -- -- even in many years later. And I would guess if you are prone. To telling jokes about JFK this fiftieth anniversary not the time to do. Professor appreciate your time I really -- I think it's been fascinating professor Peter McGraw professor of marketing. And psychology at the University of Colorado. Author of the upcoming book the humor code and Allen -- the administrator -- -- college research scientist at hurl. He had and the director level. Director of pearl which is the humor. Research laboratory thank you sir have a good day.

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