For weeks now, I have been haunted by FM morning radio. It all started at the end of 2015, with a fake letter to One Direction that was written by “Joey Fatone.” Do you remember that letter? It was posted on Above Average, a site whose tagline reads “The Internet’s Last Hope for Comedy.” It featured lines like this: The rest of you are fucked. I mean fucked. I am the second most-successful former member of NSync and I am Joey Fatone. Say that outloud to yourself: “Besides Justin Timberlake, Joey Fatone is the most successful member of NSync.” It was a joke. You knew it was a joke, I knew it was a joke, we all knew it was a joke. But when that article came out, I happened to have switched off 1989 at the precise time the cast of the morning radio show Eric & Kathy discovered it. And for two days, I listened in horror as they discussed the hilarity of the fake letter as if it were completely real. There’s a certain subset of morning radio that feels like the equivalent of an out-of-touch aunt talking to you about something she saw on Facebook. Its… Read full this story
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