Grant Rampy, KTLA News
I have a favor to ask if you live in the L.A. area...
Watch the KTLA 10pm news broadcast. Somewhere between 10:05 and 10:15, Hal Fishman will go to their Washington correspondent, Grant Rampy.
This isn't a commentary on Rampy's broadcasting skills; he's fine.
It's a comment on the way the guy says his name when he signs off.
Take a listen. It's bizzare.
He'll do an entire story without the slightest trace of an accent... and then he says his own name. It's tweaked. And has some un-placeable drawl.
"In Washington, Graaaaaaaaaannnnnt Raaaaaaaahmmmmpeeeeey, KTLA News."
Listen-- you'll see. I'm not crazy.
Do it again the next night, and THIS TIME, do me another favor: say, "Graaaaant Raaaampeeeey, KTLA News" along with the guy.
Hey, it always gives ME a giggle. It's a nightly ritual now. Even the wife gets in on the reindeer games.
Join in... it'll be our secret, "I'm as mad as hell..." club chant (except in a dorkier sort of way).