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Thoughts after visiting the Hub

   Two random thoughts from spending last week in the environs of the Hub
of the Universe:

    In the age of hip-hop, is WBMX absolutely, positively certain it wants
to be calling its upcoming concert the Christmas "hoedown."

   And, my nominee for the worst radio ad of this and the past millennium
is the California grape board ad -- running on WBMX what seemed like every
20 minutes. The woman is singing that she wants to share her grapes with
me. THE WORST. And the grape people have such a history of great ads. I
swear that must be a practical joke on the world -- someone set out to
write and produce the worst possible ad ever, just to see if anyone noticed