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Does Snerdly exist?
Rush Limbaugh Show | Today | CrimsonDynamo

Posted on 02/25/2008 11:18:25 AM PST by CrimsonDynamo

For more than 12 years we listened to Rush every day at our families software business.
I distinctly remember hearing a call from a female who asked if there was a Mr. Snerdly.
Rush said that he was made up and that he was merely an alter ego for bouncing ideas off of himself,
Like Rush was being his own Devil's advocate.
Someone has told me that they have actually heard Mr. Snerdly speaking on air.
I know the person who told me that is a certifiable flake, but am I losing my mind? Thanks.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: myth; rush; rushlimbaugh; snerdly; talkradio

1 posted on 02/25/2008 11:18:27 AM PST by CrimsonDynamo
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To: CrimsonDynamo

http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/37755

Snerdly is a nickname that Rush made up and gave to his call screeners during the early years of his national show. There were actually several Snerdlys. If I remember correctly, the longest running of these was Bo Snerdly (real name James Golden). In the early days of internet radio, Golden left Rush’s show to do his own internet talk show. However, this only lasted for about a year before the company folded up. Since this time Golden has rejoined Rush’s support team as the “Official Program Observer”. I don’t really know what this job entails. Any way, when you here Rush refer to Bo Snerdly or Mr. Snerdly on his show, this is who he is talking about.


2 posted on 02/25/2008 11:20:38 AM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: CrimsonDynamo

Bo Snerdley is James Golden who used to have a radio show...

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0325432/


3 posted on 02/25/2008 11:21:02 AM PST by pookie18 (Of course I'm voting for the Republican nominee!)
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To: weegee

Oh my.........I always thought this was a real person.


4 posted on 02/25/2008 11:21:59 AM PST by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion has been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: CrimsonDynamo
Here's a pic of James/Bo:


5 posted on 02/25/2008 11:22:47 AM PST by pookie18 (Of course I'm voting for the Republican nominee!)
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To: CrimsonDynamo
Bo Snerdly (James Golden) is the second from the right. In the middle is Freeper Cacique. Rev. Jesse Peterson is second from the left
6 posted on 02/25/2008 11:23:37 AM PST by kidd
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To: CrimsonDynamo

Snerdly is real, only the name is fake.


7 posted on 02/25/2008 11:23:52 AM PST by 1Old Pro (I feel sooo calm, that I'll probably forget to vote for McLame.)
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To: diamond6
Oh my.........I always thought this was a real person.

Real person(s), fake name

FYI most radio personalities use fake names, ususally somewhat similar to their real names, to help avoid stalkers.

8 posted on 02/25/2008 11:24:55 AM PST by Bush_Democrat (Ex-Dem since 2001 *Folding@Home for the Gipper - Join the FReeper Folders*)
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To: CrimsonDynamo

Yes.. .I met him at the Count the Silverware Ball. Really nice man.


9 posted on 02/25/2008 11:27:38 AM PST by abner (I have no tagline, therefore no identity.)
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To: CrimsonDynamo

Ask Star Parker about the current Bo, she has dated him.


10 posted on 02/25/2008 11:33:23 AM PST by svcw (The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.)
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To: Bush_Democrat

.....fake name ....

Pseudonym, Nom de Aire,,, both are real.


11 posted on 02/25/2008 11:36:58 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Never say never (there'll be a VP you'll like))
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To: bert; Bush_Democrat; 1Old Pro; diamond6

http://user.pa.net/~ejjeff/christie.html


12 posted on 02/25/2008 11:48:17 AM PST by pookie18 (Of course I'm voting for the Republican nominee!)
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To: Cacique

WELL LOOK AT YOU ALL FANCY

< |:)~


13 posted on 02/25/2008 12:05:04 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: diamond6
It's common in broadcasting to use on-air names.

At a multi-station radio group I used to work for there was one young lady who had a morning show slot with one name on Station A, and a news reading position on Station B with another name.

The news reader pseudonym: Paige Turner.

14 posted on 02/25/2008 12:27:17 PM PST by Bosco (Remember how you felt on September 11?)
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To: Bosco

Indeed it is. Back in BC, one of my neighbors had a friend in AM radio and they almost never used their real names for privacy and safety reasons.

Usually, they would use the first REAL name then last name would be made up.

Just like pornstar names such as d**k harder (sorry for the example).


15 posted on 02/25/2008 12:30:37 PM PST by max americana
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To: Bosco

Paige Turner - LOL!

My fav psuedonym - Imogene Poole-Schwimmer...


16 posted on 02/25/2008 1:08:43 PM PST by Hegemony Cricket (IX-XI -- numquam didici)
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To: pookie18

His own show was very good.


17 posted on 02/25/2008 1:08:53 PM PST by moopie1
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To: Bosco

The traffic reporter for several of the stations here in ABQ is a lady that goes by Helen Wheels.


18 posted on 02/25/2008 1:12:03 PM PST by CougarGA7 (Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.)
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To: abner
Yes.. .I met him at the Count the Silverware Ball. Really nice man.

Otherwise known as Bush's Inauguration!! I was there, also....but I don't remember Bo Snerdly being there!! I do remember that GOV> Mike Huckabee's band was our ebtertainment!! Those were the days!

19 posted on 02/25/2008 1:15:36 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: CrimsonDynamo

Not being a 24/7 member, I was always a bit skeptical of the existence of Mr. Snerdly - - - I wasn’t sure if he was in the disgronificator category or not - - - but then I saw the Limbaugh Letter at a friend’s house and it had pictures of Snerdly, so I decided he was real after all.


20 posted on 02/25/2008 1:23:25 PM PST by LikeLight (Wish you had God's Legal Department on retainer? Click my profile...)
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To: moopie1

Thanks...don’t recall if I ever heard it, but did see him on a few TV talk shows...


21 posted on 02/25/2008 1:26:12 PM PST by pookie18 (Of course I'm voting for the Republican nominee!)
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To: CougarGA7
Not bad.

We also did the same thing with our accounts payable. One of the names we used was Bill Payer.

22 posted on 02/25/2008 1:41:12 PM PST by Bosco (Remember how you felt on September 11?)
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To: CrimsonDynamo; kidd; martin_fierro; nutmeg; neverdem; Clemenza; firebrand; PARodrig
Yes there really is a Bo Snerdly, it is the on air identity of James Golden who when he was in New York also had his own radio show. When Steve Malzberg was on WABC I ran his website (Steve's that is), his wife Marie Malzberg at that time also worked as a screener for Rush. When James briefly left the show to work at the online radio experiment at Talkspot.com most of us followed him there. James was instrumental in getting Steve a spot of the fledgling online network's schedule. With the breakup of Talkspot James moved to Maryland where he did media consulting for a while. Iran a website called constitutiontalk.com at that time and James would come up to our barbecues which we held in New Jersey. When Rush began having hearing problems he called James to come back and help him figure out a way to do the show despite his hearing loss. James has been bac kwith Rush since that time and now Lives in Palm Beach, Florida.


James Golden (aka Bo Snerdly) and the Late FReeper Pretty in Pink trade barbs at one of our barbecues.

23 posted on 02/25/2008 2:26:05 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: CrimsonDynamo

BTW, who’s camera do you think they used to take the shot on post #6? :-)


24 posted on 02/25/2008 2:29:04 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: CrimsonDynamo
I... am... Spar... Bo Snerdly.

-Joan

25 posted on 02/25/2008 2:32:00 PM PST by JoanVarga ("¿Por qué no te calles?")
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To: max americana

Are you implying that the local radio personality Big D—k Hunter is not using his real name?


26 posted on 02/25/2008 3:53:26 PM PST by SlapHappyPappy
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To: CrimsonDynamo

I thought Snerdly was really Brian, one of the Limbaugh staffers.


27 posted on 02/25/2008 5:42:39 PM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD (Obamanation = Abomination)
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To: SlapHappyPappy

>>Are you implying that the local radio personality Big D—k Hunter is not using his real name?<<

I’m sure of it...I;ve used that name while dancing for the local Chippendales.


28 posted on 02/25/2008 5:53:50 PM PST by max americana
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To: SlapHappyPappy

Or CHicago’s Mayor saying that all women love Dick Daly?


29 posted on 02/25/2008 6:44:17 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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30 posted on 02/25/2008 6:47:46 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: CougarGA7
The traffic reporter for several of the stations here in ABQ is a lady that goes by Helen Wheels.

We used to have one named Alaine Closure.

31 posted on 02/25/2008 6:59:03 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: SlapHappyPappy

Big D—k Hunter


What’s do funny about that? I have a very good fwend in Wome named Big . . .


32 posted on 02/25/2008 7:01:15 PM PST by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Snerdly is whoever the call screener is that day.

Bo Snerdly is James Golden, who is more than a screener. He’s actually Rush’s friend. He returned to the show and stuck through Rush’s deafness, the Donovan McNabb thing, the drug addiction, and the divorce.


33 posted on 02/25/2008 7:33:26 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: CrimsonDynamo

34 posted on 02/25/2008 11:37:41 PM PST by iowamark
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To: kidd

I recognize that Inaugural Ball! 2000/2001/ That was a great evening.


35 posted on 02/25/2008 11:41:37 PM PST by bootless
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To: Bosco

A friend of mine does traffic watch in my area, and I’ll catch his reports on half a dozen stations, all different names. I actually used my own name when I was in radio ... well, except for those couple of years in college when I also did a dance music show (ok, disco), and I didn’t use my real name so my jazz show listeners wouldn’t riot outside the station. :-)


36 posted on 02/25/2008 11:43:36 PM PST by bootless
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To: pookie18

Thanks for the link to the audio clips. I had lost it.


37 posted on 02/26/2008 12:01:18 AM PST by iowamark
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To: iowamark

You’re welcome.


38 posted on 02/26/2008 3:18:48 AM PST by pookie18 (Of course I'm voting for the Republican nominee!)
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To: CrimsonDynamo

Snerdly, HR, all those characters in Rushs orbit are actual people; but not the same people. Many folks have worked under those names. Sort of like the “Straight Dope” column has always been written by “Cecil Adams,” which is the nom de plume adopted by the several different people who’ve done the actual writing.


39 posted on 02/26/2008 3:24:00 AM PST by ReignOfError
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To: Ann Archy; abner

I was there too and met Bo and both of you lovely ladies. That was a great weekend.


40 posted on 02/26/2008 3:25:29 AM PST by Harvey105
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To: Hegemony Cricket

We have longstanding orders from my dad what to do in case he gets kidnapped. (He’s a sandblaster, which historically hasn’t been an occupation rife with cutthroats, but one never knows.)

If he manages to escape, he’ll place a collect call to us from Peter Handler. That’s how we’ll know not to pay the ransom.

My hand to God, I am not making ANY of this up.


41 posted on 02/26/2008 8:27:54 AM PST by Xenalyte (Can you count, suckas? I say the future is ours . . . if you can count.)
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To: Harvey105

It was FUN!! FUN!!!! FUN!!!!


42 posted on 02/26/2008 8:33:27 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Xenalyte

That’s hilarious! Now I know where you get your sense of humor!


43 posted on 02/26/2008 11:14:10 AM PST by Hegemony Cricket (IX-XI -- numquam didici)
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To: Harvey105

Thanks! & it was a great weekend!


44 posted on 02/26/2008 1:52:05 PM PST by abner (I have no tagline, therefore no identity.)
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To: Cacique

Thanks! Good photos.


45 posted on 02/26/2008 3:20:43 PM PST by firebrand
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