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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Nastiest Insults: In Memory of Larry Hagman

One of television's nastiest antagonists is undoubtedly J.R. Ewing of "Dallas," played brilliantly by veteran actor (and actual good guy) Larry Hagman, who passed away on November 23, 2012.  The writers drafted incredible insults for the pompous Texas oilman, and Hagman delivered them with the perfect blend of snark, animosity and just-plain rudeness.

In this week's episode (listen now), we tribute to Hagman and his evil alter ego. Here are some bonus examples of the world according to J.R.  Try these at your next party and you won't be invited again!

"Why don't you book tickets on the Titanic?"
"I'm amazed you're not a better loser after all the experience you've had."
"Ray was always uncomfortable dining with the family. After all, we do use knives and forks."
"I expect to find you in my bed tonight. I might be late Wait up for me."
"I'm kinda tired of half-breeds and moochers and strangers hanging out around here."
"The only thing you ever learned is that vodka doesn't smell on your breath."
"He's just about the best liar I ever met, with the exception of myself of course."
"What's a family for if it can't take care of its losers?"
"Weren't you here a couple of months ago? You're not gonna make habit out of this are you?"

For our favorite J.R. quotes, listen to the episode.

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