is not in fact a Rabbi, even if he does play one on the radio. The
so-called "Godfather of the Kosher Nostra" has in fact only one
driving force in his life and career: his blind hatred of David Lewis.
the first week Joel moved from St. Louis to Kansas City to broadcast soccer
for the Kansas City Attack, David Lewis has been a painful thorn in his
side, almost immediately in Joel's way as he tried to produce commercials
and promotional spots for soccer broadcasts. Wherever Joel went in
the Kansas City market, there was David, a roadblock to his success.
Flaunting his national commercial awards in Joel's face, David even voiced
most of the Attack commercials.
fleeing to Houston, Joel was dragged back to Kansas City with pleas to help
improve the dying market. At last, when success seemed within Joel's
grasp, again the reviled Lewis was there, monkey wrench in hand. Even
though Joel was perfectly happy running a morning show and broadcasting
hockey games, David, using his great influence over the comparatively less
knowledgeable Woody Cozad, went out of his way to convince Woody to invite
Joel on Radio for Grownups to discuss the Jewish High Holidays. Despite
not having attended services in nearly a decade and having no knowledge
of his parent's Jewish religion, Joel was forced to comply, and later bullied
into submitting a weekly contribution to the program, which cuts heavily
into his valued TV watching time.
recalls with agonizing pain the day that David Lewis first mentioned a new
show about to air called Radio for Grownups, how the host Woody Cozad wanted
David to be a part of the program, and how David was less than enthusiastic
about the idea. Despite his better judgment, Joel recommended that
David "give it a try", it probably wouldn't last long anyway.
A recommendation Joel has come to regret daily.
Joel is now the webmaster of this site, and uses every opportunity to get
back at his evil nemesis, since David has the computer expertise of a brick.
if the above weren't enough, after Woody's abrupt disappearence from the
show, Joel is now having host's duties thrust upon him, despite his better
judgement. Joel is hoping that since most people tune in mostly to
hear the bits anyway, all he'll have to do is introduce them and pretend
to enjoy talking to David.