by Jim Barton on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 12:15pm
"We don't ask the softball questions," announced Maclovio O'Malley, who then tossed several powderpuffs in the general direction of guest Armando Villalobos, the current district attorney running for congress. "Were you indicted on Thursday? Were you indicted on Friday? Saturday? Sunday? What about today? Were you indicted today?" Mando's reassurance to all of the above was "No!"
With a comedy shtick more closely resembling Richard Pryor than George Stephanopolous, "O'Malley" incorporates the most common Spanish curse words into every sentence much like Little Rock street language uses mf-er as an adjective, adverb, noun or verb. "Mando, did you pay me a pinche dime for running your campaign ad on my site?" "A puto blogger can't just throw this shit out there to see what sticks." As the perfect straight man, Armando matter-of-factly states: "They're just trying to derail my congressional bid. They did this in 2007. We expected it. There's no telling what they will come up with next. But I don't read them." obviously referring to the local blogs.
It was Maclovio who next threw out something he hoped might stick: "I think it was the Troiani camp, " referring to Anthony Troiani, an opponent in the Democratic primary. Armando let that comment stand without challenge. Maclovio continues: "Juan Montoya puts a lot of shit out there that turns out to be correct, but I notice he's written about 10 stories since this one on Thursday, " implying that Montoya was intentionally burying his shocking expose' blog article.
"What I don't get are these putos who take down your signs just cause they hear a rumor. I'm with you through thick and thin, Mando. You know that. I mean brothers just don't do that."
Actually, the program starts out with an eclectic musical prelude, starting with Bob Dylan's "Most of the Time." Between segments come subsequent musical breaks. The livestreaming comes from Spreaker. The Maclovio O'Malley Facebook page lists a family with Jerry Mchale listed as "father" and Juan Montoya listed as "mother." Perhaps, that explains a lot of the programming.
The substance of the show is primarily "between the lines" or as I was told a long time ago "Many a truth is said in jest." Who knows if next week's show will really feature Melissa Zamora, who Maclovio says "wants my chorizo" and Charlie "Fatkinson", the "puto everyone loves to hate"?