Bruce Weinstein, The Ethics Guy at Huffington Post, today declared our very own Roy D. Mercer the funniest man in America!
Here’s the opening of the Huffington Post article:
The funniest man in America is someone you’ve probably never heard of. His name is Brent Douglas, and his comic persona is a rustic, angry fellow named Roy D. Mercer.
For 30 years and until very recently, Douglas and his late partner Phil Stone were the morning DJ’s at KMOD-FM in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Posing as Mercer, Douglas called people at work and complained about some bizarre problem he claimed they’d caused. He then demanded payment or promised “an all-day country ass-whuppin’.”It sounds like a typical prank call played by shock jocks across the country, but Douglas raised this to a level of comedic art, and he did what few if any of his colleagues ever do: he didn’t hurt or humiliate anyone.
After getting his patsy riled up and willing to take him on in a fight, Douglas would let the poor guy or gal in on the joke. Everyone would have a good laugh, and no one was worse for the wear. In other words, Douglas used a fundamental ethical principle as the basis of his humor: do no harm.
Read the rest of the article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-weinstein/the-funniest-man-in-ameri_b_2522262.html
January certainly has been a busy month for Roy! We brought out his new book, Fishin’ Tales in e-book format, available from Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AIH65L8.
His latest CD, Red, White & Bruised, was released through Capitol Nashville/EMI Records this week.
Roy says, “Them folks at Capitol are about to unleash my latest fits of fury on a brand new album. I’m callin’ it RED, WHITE & BRUISED and it s an election year tribute chock full of equal opportunity pop knots, ringtones, and more that’ll put a whole new spin on seein’ stars and stripes.”
You can see it on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Red-White-Bruised-Roy-Mercer/dp/B009TEIW80.
Tulsa, Oklahoma radio announcer Brent Douglas created the Roy D. Mercer character in the early 1990s. In 1997, Capitol Records Nashville released the first Roy D. Mercer albums, How Big ‘a Boy Are Ya?, Vols. 1 & 2. Since then, new Roy D. Mercer albums and collections have been released on a regular basis, building a comedy powerhouse that continues to thrive with more than 5 million albums sold to date.
Fishin’ Tales is Roy’s first book. It will soon be available at all major book e-tailers in e-book or print book form. The book focuses Mercer’s wit on the antics of his zany family and many colorful friends, with a few fishing tales thrown in.
Posted by lakehouseeditor on January 25, 2013
Here’s the post from www.kboards.blogspot.com. Really nice write up and feature over there.
Here’s a bargain Kindle book, available for 99 cents today!
Mortal Choices (Mortal Series), by D.E. Newcomb. (Still $0.99?)
Here’s a family drama with a female sleuth. Written about a journalist by a journalist, this well-written mystery is only 99 cents today!
“Take one reporter, add a rookie detective, multiply by disappearing people, minus the sale of human organs, equals Mortal Choices. To make the story more realistic, Newcomb did research in the inter workings of the police force and in aviation. An interview with a retired police detective and questions answered by active police officers gave insight to the workings of the local police department and a glimpse into the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Interviewing one with aviation experience helped to add flavor to the parts of the story when pilot, Steve Kerr, was written into a scene.” — Cynthia Harris, Amazon reviewer
Amanda Miller, an inquisitive journalist, is looking for distraction from a troubled home life when she crosses paths with Detective Terry Walkingstick, newly promoted and eager to prove himself.
Local police have just linked the disappearance of several area residents. A task force is created to investigate, but no one yet realizes a killer is hunting on the quiet suburban streets, snatching his victims without witnesses and seemingly at random.
When Terry and Amanda join forces, following the scant leads available, they discover what may be the elusive link between the missing people. Can a decades-old fire really be the connection’ And why do so many trails lead back to a local funeral home? Was a cunning serial killer forged in that fire?
The couple’s independent investigation uncovers leads and evidence, landing them in the middle of the case and in a killer’s crosshairs.
218 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 6 reviews.
Posted by lakehouseeditor on January 12, 2013
For anyone who may not realize it, Goodreads is a hugely popular site for many readers – an online community drawing in avid readers, authors, publishers, and anyone who loves books.
Lakehouse Publishing recently started our very first paperback book giveaway on Goodreads. We are excited to offer 5 free paperback copies of Mortal Choices. The giveaway ends Feb. 3.
If you enjoy mysteries, hop on over and enter: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16196891-mortal-choices
Posted by lakehouseeditor on January 7, 2013