I kept wandering by the Ho looking for something to pique my interest
Bless you for spelling "pique" correctly in this comment, caminlaca
! You are one in a million, or at least one in a thousand. (Or do I mean one in nine hundred ninety-nine "and change"?)
Re: David Venable becoming a caricature of himself: I think it began happening the first time he had a disgusting foodgasm on the air and the phones lit up. They will continue to do whatever makes those phones ring and the orders come in. If he has to become some kind of Ken-haired clown, well, so be it.
But that makes me think about whether we have any power whatsoever. Maybe we could start a campaign where we call in or write in or something and promise to buy X many of X product if only they will promise to make Jane shut up for five minutes, for example. "Keep Jane from talking for another ten minutes -- just call up and order item STFU-999. If 300 people each call up and pledge $10, we will turn Jane's mic off for the next ten minutes and just show you the shoes and the colors they come in, and a little diagram about what sizes are available." It sounds great to me. I would be in for at least $50 in 10-dollar "purchases."
Last week I saw Shawn and a vendor trying to sell me some kind of Spanx-like camisole. I don't think it was actually Spanx brand, it was some off-brand. Anyway ... Shawn was literally, and I actually literally do mean "literally," fondling the mannequin's plastic breasts. I mean in a really off-putting way. "It holds you in here
," (fondle-fondle-fondle) "and lifts you up here
," (stroke-stroke caress) "and there's no 'bubbling over' right here
(touchy-touchy-touch) ...." It was really awful/really great.