RUSH: And we have reached the end of the busy broadcast week once again at a pace more rapid than people believe is real. Fastest week in media. It’s Friday. Let’s go.
JOHNNY DONOVAN: And now, from sunny south Florida, it’s Open Line Friday!
RUSH: Yes siree. Open Line Friday, which differs from Monday through Thursday in that the program is not as tightly screened, which means that you can talk about pretty much anything you want. That’s not the way it is Monday through Thursday. You may not notice any difference, but believe me, there is one. Friday’s the day where I have to take calls on things I don’t care about.
Friday’s the day where I have to say “yes” to things I want to say “no” to. Friday is generally a day where I’m in a ticked off mood and I’m in a ticked off mood now, as I continue to have to say “no” to things everybody wants me to do. No! I have to say “yes” to things I don’t want to do. I gotta do ’em. And you might say, “Well, Rush join the club. That’s everybody.” No, not for me, my friends, I have reached that point in life where I don’t have to do what I don’t want to do. But does that deter people from pressuring me and trying to guilt trip me and putting the onus? No, not at all. And so in that regard I remain tied down as anybody else is.
Anyway, I don’t want to burden you with that. I try to make it a point never to come in here and bleed on audience. (interruption) What do you mean, the price of fame? What’s the price? What do you mean, what’s the price? Having to do things I don’t — no. You don’t understand. I’m not talking — no, no, no, no. I’m talking about people who know full well I don’t want to do something and keep pressuring me to do it as though I’m under some obligation to. No, no, no, no. I’m not gonna divulge this. It’s only been going on here for, what, 29 years and however many months. Next they’ll want me to do a penile enhancement commercial and I’ll say, “I’m sorry, I can’t relate, I don’t need it.”
“Doesn’t matter, they’re willing to pay the money.”
“Sorry, I don’t want to do it,” and they keep asking and asking and asking. Well, I make that up as an exaggerated example.