By MARISA HIVNER
Let’s face it, the news just isn’t attractive. People today want to be entertained and news is far from entertaining, it’s boring. Fortunately for the working-class males of Florida with an obscene and inappropriate sense of humor, there’s the Bubba the Love Sponge Show, conveniently broadcast over satellite and the Internet.
Bubba the Love Sponge is a radio personality that discusses current events, mostly in the State of Florida, but with a twist. Instead of the dull chit-chat approach to delivering the news, Bubba ventures to be a straight-shooter, presenting the news in a very blunt manner. In so doing, he uses his witty and wicked humor to comment, which attracts his listeners to chime in in the same blunt manner. And nothing is off limits; everything from politics to a co-worker’s personal life is covered, and it’s an enjoyable intake of useful information that citizens should be aware of, like the current state of the healthcare debate for example.
A friend recently made the analogy that Bubba the Love Sponge is to the radio what Jon Stewart is to television. With that in mind, he proclaimed that he knows more about what’s going on in the world purely from listening to Bubba’s show rather than a major news source, like CNN. Being that the Bubba the Love Sponge Show extremely popular and highly rated, it really comes to no surprise. Now if only I could find a personalized radio show to convey news to me….