Wondering: The Insanity of WTDSThis segment on the little Ticket is complete insanity. Hosts talking over each other, rambling conversation, line 4 guy and wheels off background music. However, it is structured and is consistent in its flow. Dan leads us through with 'On this day in...', P1 birthdays (still faxed in of course), station birthdays, 'dead on this day still dead', the occasional question from Norm and spare birthdays. It is a prolonged show mixer marking the entry into the late afternoon and the start of THL. In ones mind you can almost see Dan pulling this wagon of a segment through the mud that is constant interruption, off topic comments and occasional breakout of song. In many ways it is his ideal type of segment, one with ventures into the absurd, dark humor and chaos.
The segment begs two questions:
Why does Danny never speak during this segment?
-We have heard Danny mention in the past that this segment is his kryptonite, most likely because the segment is so crowded with Bob, Dan, Ty, Danny, Mike, Snake, Jake, L4G and the occasional random.
What's the deal with line 4 guy?
- Some people say he is an old friend of Dan's, others that he is just a long time loyal P1 who calls in everyday during WTDS. Regardless, to our knowledge there has never been a 'pull back the curtain' discussion on his identity. He is rarely even addressed or acknowledged. His comments often incite laughter, but he is never directly engaged in conversation. He could be considered the voice of the P1, a 12th man on the air if you will.
Weigh in with you own thoughts wastelanders...