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Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2007 12:00AM PDT)
From: Send an Instant Message "John French" <mosshead7@yahoo.com>  
Subject: Ryan Seacrest w/ the lovely Courtney Friel
To: friends@foxnews.com

You know I always just took it as an assumption that Ryan Seacrest was a boner and like that other boner who was on MTV Request, Carson Daily or whatever - However, just catching the lovely Courtney w/ Ryan on my favorite morning NEWS show F&F, I realized the kid's alright = he came off humble, down-to-earth, nonchalant, respectful and into the now and I loved how he correctly used "dichotomy" - referring to not taking himself too seriously even though millions are watching but taking it seriously enough because of the contestants - that those everyday people on the show are fighting for a rare chance the Fox is providing for them to change their lives forever.
I dig it.
Yet let me pose this question: if big super star personalities like Ryan Seacrest "get it" and don't take themselves too seriously, than why would some "two bit" local NEWS personality take themselves too seriously and make watching them and the local NEWS such an unbearable drag like some hideous chore rather than something you look forward to for enjoyment and enlightenment (which is not received watching local programming).
More people around the country know who the bass player of Pittsburgh's Rusted Root is than some deer-lick on a Pittsburgh local news channel. So why do they try and act superior and take themselves so seriously?
Best of the Roses,
John French    mystrawhat.com
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