...Enough for now. I like Ian, Ian's replacement and Knapp so much better.
I agree. My fave is probably Knapp, but I like Ian too, as do many folks here. But I swear, sometimes I do wish Ian would just shut up
and let the guest's statements speak for themselves. He asks great questions, but he really doesn't need to edit, modify and repeat every statement a guest makes.
I dl'd last night's program today to hear the Smiley Face thing because it intrigues me. It was so very pleasant to hear Ian instead of the king of all things mediocre. But damned if Ian didn't repackage, reconfigure and then regurgitate everything
Ken Gerhard said, but in a more convoluted and dense form. I really think he spoke 2x more than Gerhard. It didn't really serve a purpose other than to demonstrate that Ian
got it...which IMO is really not the point, and not all that helpful. Sheesh!
I'm sorry to say I let it irritate me to the point I stopped listening after the first half hour.
I think I understand why Ian does this: he's a smart guy, he's interested in his guests and he's engaging. But, unfortunately like a lot of smart folks, he's got quite a healthy ego about his intellect, and he finds it difficult to not share the wonder of his brilliance with the world. I think he truly believes he's doing everyone a favor when he edits and restates virtually every utterance of a guest, because he thinks he's doing a better job at explaining. And it's such
a sin to deprive anyone of the brilliance that is Ian. I realize there's a lot of that going around. *ahem*
Still, if Ian were to replace George, aka "Rain Man Without The IQ", and we were forced to listen to only Ian on C2C 7 nights a week for the next 20 years - I'd do handsprings. I'd gladly do it because he is so much better. My complaint is minor, and I think he is fun to listen to.
I just wish every now and then he wouldn't feel like he was in competition with his guest.