Here are the highlights from Tuesday’s Headlines with John Dennis, Gerry Callahan and guest host Butch Stearns. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.
The Emmys were held Monday night, and the TV awards show featured joking about lead actor nominee Matthew McConaughey and a tribute to Robin Williams from fellow comedian and close friend Billy Crystal.
“Are we Robin Williamsed out, kind of?” Stearns asked. “Is it sacrilegious to say that?”
“Every magazine at the checkout counter has Robin Williams and has for the last 2 1/2 weeks,” noted Dennis, while expressing appreciation for Williams’ talent.
“Breaking Bad,” the AMC show that ended its run last year, won five awards, including outstanding drama series.
“For how many more years will ‘Breaking Bad’ win Emmys?” Callahan wondered. “Hasn’t it been off the air?”
– Allstate released its annual safe-driving rankings of the nation’s 200 biggest urban areas, and Fort Collins, Colorado, finished first for a fourth time with an per-driver average of 14.2 years between collisions.
Massachusetts’ two biggest cities were at the bottom of the list. Worcester drivers have a collision every 4.3 years, while Bostonians go 4.4 years between crashes.
Washington, D.C., which finished in the bottom spot last year, was third-to-last at 5.1.
“We are — I believe I heard this correctly — 134 percent more likely to get in an accident in Boston,” Dennis said.
Stearns said he’s lived in a few locales across the country, and he’s convinced Boston drivers are the best.
“L.A. drivers are the worst. Detroit drivers drive the fastest on the worst roads. We’re the best drivers, because we’re aggressive as hell, but we tip our hat,” Stearns said. “A guy cut me off this morning at 5:45, John — I was a little late — I tip my hat to the guy. I tip my hat, it was a good move.”
Said Dennis: “See, we deal with rotaries. I don’t think they have rotaries in Michigan. They don’t have rotaries in L.A. That’s part of the problem.”
Added Dennis: “You’re part of the problem, Callahan, you drive like a maniac.”
Responded Callahan: “No, I’m an excellent driver. ‘¦ I haven’t had a fender-bender in 30 years.”