Todcast the American Allegory

Todcast the American Allegory

by: Tony Russo

In the 80s there was a movie called Johnny Dangerously. One of the subplots (OK, the movie had running jokes more than it had subplots) is the conflict between Johnny and his boyhood rival, Vermin, who Johnny bests every time. Toward the end of the movie, Johnny, in his best bad Bugs Bunny accent) tells Vermin that he is not longer worth the effort of fighting:

“I’m bawd wit slapping you around, Vermin,” he says. “It baws me.”

Similarly, I began to wonder if I could bring the hate to the Todcast in the long term. I’ve never been what you’d call a fan of Ocean City and when I was immersed in OC pettiness every day I always had a little hate at the ready.

On this week’s Todcast, thankfully, I learned that Ocean City will always make the kinds of decisions that will help me find my hate to share.

And if that fails, there’s always the Dispatch to hate on, so there’s that.

Also this week, Todd DeHart, my co-host, revealed his early plans to be the first US citizen to hold dual mayorships. While on vacation he started cozying up to Nag’s Head’s mayor and predicts it is only a matter of time before he has a chance to unseat that public official. Berlin Mayor Gee Williams and Todd have been in open warfare for months, so this should come as a shock to no one. Todd’s power lust knows no bounds.